Salt Lake City, UT – As a child, Jean-Michel Cousteau was thrown overboard with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back by his ocean-exploring father Jacques Cousteau. After a lifetime of relationship with the water, Jean-Michel is himself an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He'll be at the Sundance Nature Center over Labor Day for "A Weekend of Discovery," and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his career and his passion for one of Earth's greatest resources.
Salt Lake City, UT – Antonio Stradivari created instruments that gave the world their rich and unique sound for hundreds of years. Doug Fabrizio talks with author Toby Faber about Stradivari's enduring work, and we're joined by Utah Symphony Concert Master Ralph Matson playing a 1702 Lord Borwick Stradivarius - courtesy of Peter Prier and Sons Violins. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt rolled into town yesterday on a giant bus serving as a billboard for the country's new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Now the Bush administration's top health official, Leavitt spoke to seniors in Salt Lake City, just one stop on a 100-city bus tour of America. Kuer's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Pacific Islanders are one of Utah's fastest growing ethnic groups. But coming to the state, many Polynesian youth find themselves searching for identity in Mormon country. That search often leads to gangs -- and to ward houses -- simultaneously. Journalist Tim Sullivan and photographer JT Thomas explored the issues in the High Country News article, "The Gangs of Zion." Along with Metro Gang Unit officer Cliff Chase, they'll join Doug Fabrizio to talk about the seemingly unstoppable cycle of violence.
Salt Lake City, UT – Karen Spears Zacharias faced an important question when her daughters hit puberty. How do you raise self-confident, well adjusted and flat-chested girls in a society obsessed with body image? They all survived the experience, and are traveling the country to collect women's stories about their breasts. RadioWest looks at the national craze to create the perfect body, and asks how to find joy in what nature gave us.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to journalist David Samuels. Samuels is the author of "Buried Suns: The Past and Possible Future of America's Nuclear-Testing Program," which appeared in Harper's Magazine.
Salt Lake City, UT – KUER's Dan Bammes hosts another edition of Your Personal Economy, talking about how we use technology to manage our finances. John Bird from the Albion Financial Group will join him, along with personal finance reporter Chris Farrell from the public radio program Marketplace and Leslie Hansen, a regular user of personal finance software.
Salt Lake City, UT – In "Field Notes on the Compassionate Life," author Marc Ian Barasch explores the nature of compassion, what he calls "the x-factor that every faith exalts as a supreme virtue." RadioWest talks to Barasch about the fieldwork that took him to kitchen tables, maximum security prisons, political organizations and medical conferences.