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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

Staff Pick: Exercise Less, Move More

7/16/2019
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Biomechanist Katy Bowman and her family don't own couches or recliners or even chairs at the kitchen table. That’s so they have every possible opportunity for physical movement, which is a central idea of Bowman’s fitness philosophy. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

Duration:00:44:25

Staff Pick: Art, Politics And The Paintings Of Jon McNaughton

7/11/2019
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Critics have called Provo painter Jon McNaughton 's work "junk" and "visually dead as a doornail." But McNaughton isn't worried about impressing the arts community; he says his goal is to communicate a political opinion. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio.

Duration:00:45:17

Staff Picks: Mouth Sounds With Fred Newman

7/9/2019
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Voice artist Fred Newman is most famous for the voices and effects he improvised for the shows A Prairie Home Companion and Live From Here . He joined us to share secrets on making melodious, whimsical, and sometimes rude sounds with your mouth. This episode was picked by Elaine Clark.

Duration:00:49:42

Staff Pick: The Dangers Of Inactivity

7/4/2019
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Chances are good you’re sitting down as you read these words. After hearing what Dr. James Levine has to say about the dangers of inactivity, you might find yourself standing a lot more. Listener survey

Duration:00:49:58

Through the Lens: The Great Hack

7/3/2019
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In 2016, Cambridge Analytica took millions of Facebook users’ data and used it to sew dissension in the presidential campaign and aid Donald Trump. Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer’s film The Great Hack examines the Cambridge Analytica–Facebook scandal.

Duration:00:51:52

Staff Pick: Shut Up Little Man

7/2/2019
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In the late 80s, neighbors in a San Francisco apartment building recorded the drunken squabbles between Peter and Raymond. Their relationship, and the pop culture phenomenon it spawned, is the subject of the documentary film “Shut Up Little Man.”

Duration:00:39:27

Staff Pick: The Art of Stradivari

6/27/2019
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Antonio Stradivari created instruments that have given the world their unique and rich sounds for hundreds of years. Author Tony Faber joined us to talk about Stradivari’s enduring work. This episode was picked by KUER’s newsroom managing editor Elaine Clark.

Duration:00:51:58

Staff Pick: Filmmaker Albert Maysles

6/25/2019
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Albert Maysles has created dozens of films. And many of them are landmarks in documentary filmmaking. In fact, he and his brother David were pioneers in non-fiction feature films. Albert Maysles joins us to talk about the world he sees through his lens. This episode was picked by Doug.

Duration:00:51:05

Staff Pick: The Big Fat Surprise

6/20/2019
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Since the 1950s, a war has been waged in America against an accused dietary culprit: fat. However, as the investigative journalist Nina Teicholz discovered, there isn’t solid evidence for the benefits of a low-fat diet, nor of the dangers of fat. This episode was picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

Duration:00:51:39

Staff Pick: The Genius Of Jad Abumrad

6/18/2019
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Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad is a genius. Back in 2011, he was certified when the MacArthur Foundation awarded him a “genius grant.” Jad thinks public radio should be more chaotic, more joyous and more lifelike. This episode was picked by Doug.

Duration:00:41:27

Through The Lens: I Want My MTV

6/14/2019
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Few people were watching in August 1981 when MTV debuted on cable television. Filmmakers Patrick Waldrop and Tyler Measom have made a film about the birth and evolution of the television network that revolutionized the culture.

Duration:00:51:47

Staff Pick: Mary Magdalene

6/13/2019
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The Gospel of Mary, written in the name of Mary Magdalene, didn’t make it into the canon of Christian texts. It taught believers to rethink the basis of authority, the nature of sin, and it also speaks of an inner journey to true spirituality. This episode was picked by Elaine Clark.

Duration:00:47:01

Staff Pick: We Refused To Die

6/11/2019
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In 1942 the Japanese army forced 70,000 prisoners to march across the Bataan Peninsula. Gene Jacobsen was among them, and he tells his story of three and a half years as a prisoner of war. This episode picked by Doug Fabrizio.

Duration:00:51:42

Staff Pick: What's The Human Body Good For?

6/6/2019
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A lot of people these days are wondering how they should eat, how they should exericse, how they should use their bodies. To answer those questions, it helps to toss in another one: What is the human body adapted for? Today's pick comes from producer Benjamin Bombard.

Duration:00:48:33

Staff Pick: New York Doll

6/4/2019
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With the show on summer break, we're sharing some memorable gems from our archives. Back in 2005, filmmaker Greg Whiteley joined us to talk about his debut documentary, a profile of Arthur "Killer" Kane, the bass player for the rock band New York Dolls who converted to Mormonism. This episode picked by Doug.

Duration:00:40:04

How To Do Nothing

5/24/2019
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Time is money, and increasingly so is our attention. The artist Jenny Odell wants people to spend less time worrying about their productivity. Instead of doing something, she says, try doing nothing.

Duration:00:51:07

The Biggest Little Farm

5/23/2019
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Thursday, we're talking about a documentary about a farm. John and Molly Chester wanted to create a place that followed the way a natural ecosystem works. But getting there, wasn’t easy.

Duration:00:50:56

2019 Summer Reading

5/22/2019
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Did you really think we'd go on hiatus without giving you a summer book show?

Duration:00:53:41

Turning Points For Nations In Crisis

5/21/2019
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In his latest book, the scholar Jared Diamond looks at how nations deal with moments of crisis. He says that we can cope with these big national problems the same way we do with personal ones.

Duration:00:53:00

America's Obsession With Drugs

5/20/2019
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In a new book, science writer Thomas Hager recounts the fascinating backstories of ten drugs that have changed the way we live. Behind the search for new and better medicines there’s always been this hope for an effective drug without any risk.

Duration:00:52:06