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A radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works. Produced by KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City and hosted by Doug Fabrizio.

A radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works. Produced by KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City and hosted by Doug Fabrizio.
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Location:

Salt Lake City, UT

Networks:

PRI

Description:

A radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works. Produced by KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City and hosted by Doug Fabrizio.

Language:

English

Contact:

(801) 585-WEST


Episodes

Shakespeare On Politics

11/20/2018
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Tuesday, scholar Stephen Greenblatt joins us to talk about Shakespeare's tyrants. In many of his tragedies, he grappled with this question: why would anyone be drawn to a leader unsuited to govern? (Rebroadcast)

Duration:00:49:39

Why Life Gets Better After 50

11/19/2018
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Around our 40s, there's a feeling of malaise and discontentment that can hit us all, even when we're at the top of our game. It turns out it is part of a natural cycle and life gets better after 50. (Rebroadcast)

Duration:00:52:12

The Problem With Plastics

11/16/2018
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Plastics. They’ve changed medicine, transportation, and food and water safety. But they've also become a global headache. There's more than six billion tons of plastic trash in the world. What can be done about the problem of plastics?

Duration:00:49:38

Look Both Ways

11/15/2018
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Utah writer Katharine Coles says her grandmother “made her way in a world still deeply unfriendly to women.” Coles' new book tells the story, and asks how far it is women have really come.

Duration:00:51:40

Who Is Worthy? Mormon Youth Interviews, Sex, And Shame

11/14/2018
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Wednesday, we’re talking about Mormon worthiness interviews with writer Elna Baker. She explored her experience with a sexually explicit one-on-one interview for the radio program This American Life.

Duration:00:51:31

The Life And Legend Of Bruce Lee

11/13/2018
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Through his legendary films, Bruce Lee bridged cultural barriers, upended stereotypes and made martial arts a global phenomenon. Biographer Matthew Polly joins us to explore the life of this ambitious actor who grew obsessed with martial arts.

Duration:00:51:40

Battle Over Bears Ears

11/12/2018
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For years, the Bears Ears Monument has inspired immense and heated debate. In a new documentary, filmmaker Nancy Green brings the opposing voices together to show the nuance behind the passionate arguments for and against the monument.

Duration:00:51:16

Searching For The Lost Colony Of Roanoke

11/9/2018
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In 1590, 115 English settlers vanished from present-day North Carolina with little trace. Journalist Andrew Lawler joins us to talk about the lost colony and how it has become part of American myth.

Duration:00:51:26

The Real Lolita

11/8/2018
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Behind Vladimir Nabokov's brilliant and disturbing novel Lolita is a true story of a girl who was kidnapped and abused by a middle-aged man. Journalist Sarah Weinman new book is about The Real Lolita.

Duration:00:51:10

2018 Utah Midterm Wrap-up

11/7/2018
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Wednesday, our live panel is breaking down Utah's 2018 midterm elections. We'll look at the outcomes (so far), and ask what they mean for Utah.

Duration:00:51:35

The White Darkness

11/6/2018
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Tuesday, the writer David Grann joins us to share the remarkable and inspiring story of Henry Worsley. Inspired by the legacy of Ernest Shackleton, Worsley set out to accomplish a remarkable feat: to walk across Antarctica alone.

Duration:00:51:29

The Modern Struggle To Vote

11/5/2018
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Monday, we’re talking about the modern struggle to vote in America. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was meant to enfranchise racial minorities long denied the ballot. But has it really worked out like that?

Duration:00:51:32

Twenty Thousand Hertz

11/2/2018
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Friday, we’re talking about a podcast that challenges listeners to refine their sense of hearing. For host Dallas Taylor, sound can change how we experience and enjoy life and the world around us.

Duration:00:51:25

Utah's 2018 Midterm Elections

11/1/2018
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Thursday, we’re offering some final thoughts before voters head to the polls. We’ll talk to reporters and observers about what to expect. How are you feeling about your 2018 midterm vote?

Duration:00:51:28

The Great War And Modern Horror

10/31/2018
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Historian Scott Poole says our modern fascination with horror came from the atrocities of World War I. Wednesday, we're talking about how the Great War is still felt in art and popular culture today.

Duration:00:51:20

Through the Lens: Rams

10/30/2018
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Tuesday, we continue our series on documentary film with a profile of the father of modern industrial design, Dieter Rams. He may not be a household name, but Rams' design philosophy has helped shape many everyday items.

Duration:00:50:39

Congressional Violence And The Road To The Civil War

10/29/2018
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Historian Joanne Freeman joins us with stories of the routine bullying, fist fights, canings, and duels in Congress before the Civil War. If you think our country is fractured now, you should tune in.

Duration:00:57:33

Quackery

10/26/2018
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Friday, we’re talking about some of the weirdest ways we’ve tried to cure our bodies and minds through the ages. Doctor and author Lydia Kang is our guide and she says we still need to be saved from quacks.

Duration:00:50:08

Plan-B Theatre's "Good Standing"

10/25/2018
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Playwright Matthew Greene's Good Standing is about a gay man facing a Mormon church disciplinary council for getting married. It’s a one-man show - one actor playing one man facing 15 others.

Duration:00:51:28

Alexa, Can We Trust You?

10/24/2018
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What do we expect from our virtual assistants and what happens when we let them be teacher, therapist, and friend? Journalist Judith Shulevitz joins us to talk about how much we should trust Alexa.

Duration:00:50:34