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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

The Value of Teachers

4/19/2018
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Thursday, we’re talking about the money teachers make, and what that tells us about how the profession is valued. We’ll also ask how Utah stacks up and what the state is doing about it.

Duration:00:50:55

An Odyssey

4/18/2018
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The Odyssey is the epic tale of a hero's return home. It's also about a man's journey through life, from youth to old age. That reading, and a Mediterranean cruise, helped classicist Daniel Mendelsohn develop a deeper relationship with his aging father.

Duration:00:51:30

Dream Hoarders

4/17/2018
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Scholar Richard Reeves describes a growing chasm between the upper middle class and the 80% of Americans whose opportunities have stagnated. He says it's that 20% that are hoarding the American dream.

Duration:00:51:33

The Story in Our Genes

4/16/2018
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Monday, we’re going to try to give A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived. It’s actually the title of geneticist Adam Rutherford’s new book. It describes the history of humankind through genetics.

Duration:00:51:20

How to Be a Stoic

4/13/2018
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How do you live a good life? It's a central question to the human experience, and one the ancient Stoic philosophers sought to answer by focusing on virtue, mindfulness, and the things that are and are not within our control.

Duration:00:50:27

Hot Rod

4/11/2018
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Wednesday, we’re talking about the great Hot Rod Hundley. Jazz fans know the cry of “You gotta love it, baby,” but Hundley was a more complicated figure than you might guess from his vocal acrobatics.

Duration:00:52:02

Political Tribes

4/10/2018
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Legal scholar Amy Chua says tribalism is tearing the U.S. apart, and in order to build unity, we need to understand how identity politics have hijacked the left and the right.

Duration:00:51:54

Ryan Zinke's Agenda

4/9/2018
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As a congressional representative from Montana, Ryan Zinke drove a Prius, spoke out about climate change, and fought the takeover of public lands. How has his tune changed since becoming US Secretary of the Interior more than a year ago?

Duration:00:52:02

Maximum Fun with Jesse Thorn

4/6/2018
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Friday, we’re talking about radio with wunderkind-podcaster-turned-NPR-personality Jesse Thorn. We'll talk about the evolution of his show Bullseye, and about dressing like a grownup.

Duration:00:47:17

A Conversation with Ken Sanders

4/5/2018
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Ken Sanders is something a legend in the state of Utah. He raised hell with radical environmentalists, roamed the desert and ran rivers with Ed Abbey, and established himself as a noted antiquarian bookseller. He’s also a great storyteller.

Duration:00:44:15

Sinclair Broadcasting's "Fake News" Promo

4/4/2018
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The nation's largest broadcaster, Sinclair, is forcing hundreds of its news stations to air a commentary about the "fake news" produced by other outlets. It's showing here in Utah, angering many journalists, including some Sinclair employees.

Duration:00:41:59

Through the Lens: Llama Nation

4/2/2018
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Tuesday, we're talking about llamas. Turns out they’re pretty fascinating. And a lot has changed for them over the years. Once persecuted by the Conquistadors, these days they're kept as pets, used for therapy, and dressed in costume for competition.

Duration:00:43:31

The Most Dangerous Man in America

4/2/2018
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Richard Nixon was obsessed with the Timothy Leary, and for 28 months, conducted a global manhunt for the “Fugitive King of LSD.” Monday, author Bill Minutaglio joins us to tell their story.

Duration:00:45:32

The Science of Swearing

3/30/2018
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Friday, cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen explains why we use swear words, why they’re so powerful, and how they work in our language and on our minds. (And we've bleeped the really bad ones.)

Duration:00:52:12

Educated

3/29/2018
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Born into a survivalist family, Tara Westover's home-school education taught her to scrap metal, can peaches, and avoid doctors. Her new memoir recounts the journey from junkyard to Cambridge Ph.D.

Duration:00:52:16

In Pursuit of Memory

3/28/2018
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Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli became interested in Alzheimer’s disease as he watched his own grandfather go through it. There’s a good chance it’s touched someone in your life too; Jebelli calls it the next global pandemic.

Duration:00:51:43

Authority, Abuse, and the LDS Church

3/27/2018
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Last week, MormonLeaks released a recording of a woman confronting an LDS missionary leader she said tried to rape her. We’re talking about what the Church is or isn’t doing to protect its own.

Duration:00:54:19

American Wolf

3/26/2018
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The reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone was controversial when it happened in 1995, and it added more fuel to the blazing feud between conservationists and the ranchers and hunters who wish wolves had never returned to the Rockies.

Duration:00:51:28

The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

3/23/2018
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Is there life on other planets? Physicist Jim Al-Khalili joins us to discuss scientific theories of where it could be, what it might be like, and what would happen if we found it—or it found us.

Duration:00:51:19

The Story of Pain

3/22/2018
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What is pain? You know it when you feel it, but it’s almost impossible to describe. And it turns out, our idea of what that suffering is and means has changed significantly over the centuries.

Duration:00:51:52

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