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KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

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Salt Lake City, UT

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KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

Language:

English


Episodes

Reporter Michael Rezendes Shines 'Spotlight' On The LDS church

8/19/2022
Investigative reporter Michael Rezendes, in a recent article for The Associated Press, detailed how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints diverted reports of sexual abuse by its members away from law enforcement, sweeping them under a legal rug and “leaving victims in harm’s way.” It’s the kind of story Rezendes has seen before.

Duration:00:49:13

The Complexity Of John Wayne

8/19/2022
43 years after his death, John Wayne is still among America’s most popular and revered movie stars. Today, we’re talking about his life, roles and legacy.

Duration:00:51:14

Long Live the Jackalope!

8/11/2022
You’ve probably seen it on postcards, on bottles of gin or mounted on the wall in gas stations or quaint restaurants: The jackalope. Half jackrabbit, half antelope. A true icon of the American West. But why? And where does it come from?

Duration:00:51:45

Yes, Flat Earthers are Real

8/11/2022
People have known the earth is a globe for thousands of years. So, why do some contemporary conspiracy theorists still insist that our planet is flat?

Duration:00:51:13

Web Extra: Remembering David McCullough

8/10/2022
American historian David McCullough passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022.

Duration:00:34:28

Facing the Future of a Shrinking Lake Powell

8/5/2022
As the West grows increasingly arid, Lake Powell, the nation’s second-largest reservoir, is dwindling. Its retreat has revealed glimpses of the storied red rock canyon submerged for decades under hundreds of feet of water. Environmental advocate Eric Balken says the facts of Lake Powell’s retreat and Glen Canyon’s return pose significant challenges, as well as exciting opportunities.

Duration:00:51:45

How Intergenerational Trauma Works

8/4/2022
In 2013, researchers trained mice to fear a certain odor. Over time, the study revealed that the next generation of mice had a sensitivity to that odor. Something similar happens to humans, too.

Duration:00:51:26

Finally, A Photo Of Joseph Smith, Jr.?

7/29/2022
In March 2020, a daguerreotype thought to be of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the LDS Church, was discovered in the effects of a direct descendant. If it is the genuine article it would be the first and only known photo of Smith in existence. Why does that matter?

Duration:00:51:33

Through the Lens: 'Harlan County, USA'

7/28/2022
In 1973, a group of Kentucky coal miners went on strike. Filmmaker Barbara Kopple witnessed their struggle, producing the landmark documentary “Harlan County, USA.”

Duration:00:51:26

Indigenous Ways Of Knowing Water

7/22/2022
When he last joined us, water law expert Dan McCool argued that we’re going to need a new approach to managing water. But what if that new mindset isn't new at all? Michael Kotutwa Johnson, one of our guests, calls this mindset “indigenous ways of knowing,” and it has existed in the region for thousands of years.

Duration:00:51:25

The Truth Behind the World’s Most Notorious Diaries

7/22/2022
It’s the 1970s. President Nixon has declared war on drugs and American society is still reeling from the social revolution of the ‘60s. Enter two published diaries, each written by a troubled teen — one an addict and the other a Satanist. The only problem? They weren’t diaries.

Duration:00:50:26

America's Zoning Problem

7/15/2022
City planner Nolan Gray is the first to admit it: Getting people excited about city zoning is tough. And yet, this seemingly dull topic shapes our lives by shaping the cities we live in.

Duration:00:51:33

The Essence of Creativity

7/14/2022
When was the last time you were so overtaken by inspiration that the idea seemed to have its own inertia and you were just running to keep up? And where does creativity like that come from?

Duration:00:51:27

Summer Books of 2022

7/11/2022
Get a pen and paper, open your note taking app or do your best to remember this show because it’s that time of year again: time for our summer books show!

Duration:00:51:33

The Incredible Survival Story Of The Bald Eagle

7/7/2022
The bald eagle is the quintessential symbol of America. But our relationship with this majestic bird has been fraught, pushing it to the brink of extinction — twice.

Duration:00:51:17

Abortion In Utah: What Now?

7/2/2022
No matter what side of the abortion debate you are on, there's no doubt that the recent SCOTUS decision is a sea change. The question is: What does it mean for pregnant people in Utah?

Duration:00:51:16

Through The Lens: 'Batman'

6/30/2022
As a young Batman fanatic, Michael Uslan hated the campy Adam West 'Batman' TV show of the 1960s.

Duration:00:51:26

The Real Raiders Of The Lost Ark

6/24/2022
“'The Lost City of Z' meets 'The Da Vinci Code'” meets cinematic history meets your summer adventure daydreams.

Duration:00:51:30

The Wisdom Of The Forest

6/23/2022
Imagine yourself in the middle of a forest. When you look at that forest, what do you see?

Duration:00:51:20

A Journey To The Edge Of Madness

6/17/2022
The poet and journalist Melissa Bond had terrible insomnia. Her doctor prescribed Ativan, a benzodiazepine. Then her life fell apart.

Duration:00:51:29