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The people, values, art, music, movies and books that make Utah unique are featured in this show, hosted by Doug Wright.

The people, values, art, music, movies and books that make Utah unique are featured in this show, hosted by Doug Wright.
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The people, values, art, music, movies and books that make Utah unique are featured in this show, hosted by Doug Wright.




Lieutanant Terry's Christmas Fudge

On a mission to bomb a French bridge and slow down Hitler's retreating army, U.S. bomber pilot Wendell B. Terry miraculously survived a harrowing parachute jump after his plane was hit by enemy fire. Scorched by the burning plane, he landed amid German SS troops and soon found himself in a German prisoner-of-war camp. He shared a cement room with 23 other prisoners. He lived with a dirt floor, no heat to ward off the bitter cold, one small window, and not much to do. To make matters worse,...

Duration: 00:18:02

Forgotten Carols

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Michael McLean about this year's Forgotten Carols performances.

Duration: 00:15:03

Curt Bench

Benchmark Books will celebrate 30 years in business. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to owner Curt Bench about his experience.

Duration: 00:15:58


KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Dr. Sean Henderson of the Urology Clinic of Utah Valley about Men's Health Month.

Duration: 00:20:59

The Little Lamb from Bethlehem

I have come to your home from a land far away to tell you a true story. It's a story of something that happened in my little town many years ago..." The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The lamb loved baby Jesus, and as they both grew, the lamb promised to share Christ's story with everyone. Now the Little Lamb can teach your family about the Savior's life and share ways to...

Duration: 00:16:40

Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark

Michael Vey is missing and it’s up to the Electroclan to find him in this electrifying seventh installment of the New York Times bestselling series! KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Richard Paul Evans about his newest book in the Michael Vey series.

Duration: 00:17:42

The Christ Who Heals

In a world increasingly prone to doubt, a foundation in Christ is the only sure basis of a durable discipleship. And for Latter-day Saints, the Jesus Christ revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith is, in some very significant ways, a different kind of Christ than the Jesus of modern Christianity. The Christ of the restored gospel collaborated with Heavenly Parents for our salvation even before the foundation of the world, "does not anything" save it be for our benefit (2 Nephi 26:24),...

Duration: 00:17:44

You Are Loved with Kathy Jenkins Gordon

As you are tossed about by the challenges you face, it is easy to feel sad. Alone. Forgotten. Unloved. Those feelings are real. But they are not reality, for you are not—and never can be—forgotten. In the tumultuous journey of mortality, trials can seem both overwhelming and isolating. But it is in the darkest of moments that the light of Christ shines brightest, beckoning you to turn to Him. With words of reassurance, author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon acknowledges that tough times will surely...

Duration: 00:17:48

History of the Salt Lake Tabernacle

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to artist and former Curator of the Museum of Church History and Art about the history of the Tabernacle building in Temple Square. The Tabernacle was built in 1867 and is home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The dome-shaped auditorium is so acoustically sensitive that a pin dropped at the pulpit can be clearly heard at the back of the hall, 170 feet away. Imagine the symphony of sound you can hear from the magnificent choir and the 11,623...

Duration: 00:16:32

American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith

Doug Wright previews his General Conference Special, which looks at a new PBS documentary called Joseph Smith: American Prophet. This documentary is a remake of the 1999 film of the same name. Filmmakers Lee Groberg and Mark Goodman bring a new life to the story of the founder of the Mormon religion and hope to bring their message to a younger, millennial audience.

Duration: 00:14:41

Richard Paul Evans on the last Michael Vey novel

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright chats with author Richard Paul Evans about his new book, Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark. This book is the latest and last in the Michael Vey series. Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author ofThe Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including...

Duration: 00:17:56

Eric D. Richards, author of Preparing for the Second Coming

The Book of Revelation, brimming with seemingly impenetrable imagery and symbolism, can feel daunting in its account of the climactic conclusion of the world. But now, popular institute instructor and EFY director Eric D. Richards seeks to demystify John's prophetic visions in Preparing for the Second Coming. From the historical background of the verses to their modern applications and ability to prepare readers for the Second Coming, this unique exploration of Revelation centers on the...

Duration: 00:24:05

Days of '47 Rodeo and Arena

The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1857. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Rodeo Chairman Kem Gardner about the events and new stadium.

Duration: 00:18:38

Getting to know J. Golden Kimball with Kathy Jenkins Gordon

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright sits down with author Kathy Gordon Jenkins to talk about her book, J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories. Known as the “swearing Apostle,” J. Golden Kimball is just such a character, one whose legacy of colorful language is surpassed only by his fierce loyalty to the gospel. In J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories, readers are invited to come to better know this legendary man made famous by his unique...

Duration: 00:16:45

Terryl Givens, author of Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews author Terryl Givens about his new book, Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis. This is his second book exploring the origins of LDS practice, from Joseph Smith to modern day.

Duration: 00:17:32

Jerry Borrowman, author of Compassionate Soldier

Jerry Borrowman talks to KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright about his new book, Compassionate Soldier: Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor on the Battlefield. This book tells courageous stories of mercy and compassion that you probably haven't heard yet from the American Revolution to the Iraqi War. These inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our...

Duration: 00:17:03

Coats for Kids Car Show

KSL NewsRadio host Doug Wright talks to Chris Simonson of the Bountiful Rotary Club about their Coats for Kids Car Show. This local charity event aims to help local kids. Since the first Coats for Kids Car Show in 1998, the Rotary Club has been able to provide winter coats, boots, and mittens for at least 8,000 children.

Duration: 00:16:17

The Mormon Miracle Pageant returns to Manti

Everyday Lives, Everyday Values host Doug Wright interviews Mormon Miracle Pageant President Milt Olsen and counselor Troy Shelly about the history of the annual pageant and why LDS families are still coming to Manti every year to see it. They discuss how to pageant aims to spread the story of the restoration of the Gospel, the Savior, and the Spirit to everyone in attendance.

Duration: 00:19:08

Be Happy: a Talk with Hank Smith

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews author Hank Smith about his new book, Be Happy - Simple Secrets to a Happier Life. They talk about how spirituality and religion can help you achieve happiness and maintain it -- and how being religious and being spiritual are not necessarily mutually exclusive.​

Duration: 00:16:53

Preparing for Retirement

Turning 65 isn't easy. As soon as you start nearing that age, your mailbox will fill with advertisements, fliers, and letters trying to tell you how to navigate your upcoming retirement. It can be very confusing and a lot of people fear falling into a pitfall or scam. Doug Wright talks to Dave Burns of Retirement Health Solutions about what you need to know as you approach retirement. Burns' company is local and works with all insurance plans in the state of Utah. They want to help you...

Duration: 00:18:37

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