Salt Lake City, UT – Novelist Leslie Forbes and artist Rachel Berwick talk about restoring the past through their art forms. They are in town, along with paleontoligst Michael Novacek, for the University of Utah's Science and Literature Symposium entitled "Some Assembly Required: Restoration and Human Production in Images, Words and Bones."
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1951, Edward R Murrows asked Americans about their fundamental beliefs. The result was an extraordinary collection of essays that profiled people from all walks of life. Producers Jay Allison and Dan Gediman have recreated the project, and will join Doug to discuss what they are learning about Americans then and now.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to NPR's Bob Mondello about "American Stages." It's a series that looks at the rise of regional theater around the country. Then RadioWest turns to one of Salt Lake's own Plan B Theatre Company and it's production of "Tragedy, A Tragedy."
Friday, March 18: The Fate of the Utah Symphony and Opera
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest considers the condition of the Utah Symphony and Opera after their 2002 merger. As ticket sales and donations decline, Doug talks with Anne Ewers, Keith Lockhart, Gerald Elias and Kevin McCarthy of the Rand Corporation about the Symphony and Opera's organization, and about the state of the performing arts across the country.
Salt Lake City, UT – Author Laura L. Bush talks to Doug about her book "Faithful Transgressions in the American West." The book looks at six twentieth-century Mormon women's autobiographies, and the conflict they found between their own writing and the ideas and authority of the Mormon church. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug explores the University of Utah's new Accommodations Policy with U Professors Katharine Coles and John Morris. He is also joined by Professor Todd Gitlin of Columbia University to look at the broader questions raised about belief and thought on American campuses.
Salt Lake City, UT – A Couple of Blaguards is a two-character comedy with incidental music, created by the brothers Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt. Like their bestsellers, Angela's Ashes, Tis and A Monk Swimming, A Couple of Blaguards is autobiographical and spans their years growing up in Ireland and their escape to America in search of a better life. Doug is joined by Malachy McCourt and local Irish historian Gary McDonough to talk about what being Irish means in the United States and in Utah. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Renowned actor Michael York is in Salt Lake City speaking on William Shakespeare and the art of adaptation. He's agreed to join RadioWest in the studio to talk about acting Shakespeare, and about his long and varied career.
Films and Performance Lectures by Michael York are FREE and open to the Public.