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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

2018 Utah Legislative Preview

1/18/2018
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As state legislators gear up for another 45 days on Capitol Hill, we’re handicapping the 2018 Utah Legislative session and gauging the state’s political winds with the help of a panel of local reporters.

Duration: 00:52:06


President Russell M. Nelson and Challenges for the LDS Church

1/17/2018
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Wednesday, we’re talking about new LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson, other changes in the First Presidency, and how the Church may meet the challenges of a global faith in the 21 st century.

Duration: 00:51:55


God's Plan for Mike Pence

1/16/2018
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The reporter McKay Coppins joins us to talk about his profile of Vice President Mike Pence. Coppins investigates why Pence and Christian conservatives have created an unlikely alliance with Donald Trump. Pence believes it's all part of a divine plan.

Duration: 00:51:25


The Black Panthers

1/15/2018
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The Black Panther party emerged from the tumult of the 1960s, and it gave African-Americans a new voice and a new posture. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson's film about the Panthers is told through the experiences of those who supported and opposed it.

Duration: 00:51:32


High Noon and the Hollywood Blacklist

1/12/2018
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The 1952 film High Noon is a Hollywood classic about a man standing up for what he believes, even as his community abandons him. For the man who wrote the screenplay, it's a political parable about his personal struggles during the Red Scare.

Duration: 00:52:23


In Pursuit of Memory

1/11/2018
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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: 00:52:23


The New Localism

1/10/2018
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Urban expert Bruce Katz has noticed a change in how our world is structured. National states and governments no longer hold the central power to fix our modern world. Cities and metropolitan regions, he says, are now in charge of their own futures.

Duration: 00:53:28


Through the Lens: Dawson City

1/9/2018
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Filmmaker Bill Morrison's latest film has very few words or talking heads. It's mostly made of clips from silent movies buried for decades beneath a swimming pool in the Canadian Yukon.

Duration: 00:51:37


American Wolf

1/8/2018
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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: 00:52:01


The Nature Fix

1/5/2018
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For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods. The writer Florence Williams set out to learn if they were right. She discovered that time in nature is not just a luxury; it's actually essential to our humanity.

Duration: 00:52:21


The Life and Legacy of Thomas S. Monson

1/4/2018
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Thomas S. Monson, President of the LDS Church, has died at the age of 90. Thursday, we’re talking about his life, the course of the Church during his tenure, and what comes next for Mormonism.

Duration: 00:53:20


Senator Orrin Hatch and His Legacy

1/3/2018
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Wednesday, we’re talking about Senator Orrin Hatch’s decision to retire after more than 40 years in office. We’ll explore his career, his legacy, and ask who may run in his place.

Duration: 00:52:02


The A$$hole Survival Guide

1/2/2018
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Robert Sutton is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford, and his book is a how-to for dealing with the jerks in your life. He says there’s really one word that fits them though: a--holes.

Duration: 00:50:43


Messy

1/1/2018
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Before you settle on a New Year’s resolution to become tidier, join us for a conversation with journalist and economist Tim Harford who argues that messiness can actually be a key to success.

Duration: 00:51:56


A Conversation with Jacqueline Osherow

12/29/2017
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Poet Jacqueline Osherow says Hebrew school taught her that words really matter. But it was Utah where she came to understand the Psalm, “I will lift my eyes to the mountains, where help will come.”

Duration: 00:51:40


How-To Heretic

12/28/2017
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Doug is joined by Dan and Mark, hosts of a podcast called The How-To Heretic. We’ll talk about where atheists fit in American society, and about teaching people skills for a post-religion lifestyle.

Duration: 00:52:08


The Ends of the World

12/27/2017
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Since first evolved on earth more than four billion years ago, it has passed in and out of existence five times. Make that six. An extinction event is happening right now. So what can we learn about the previous ones?

Duration: 00:51:43


Monty Python's Life of Brian

12/26/2017
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Tuesday, we're talking about something completely different: The Monty Python troupe's comedic send up of ancient Jerusalem and 1970s England told through the story of a boy mistaken for a savior.

Duration: 00:52:10


The First Christmas

12/25/2017
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Monday, we're talking about the story of Jesus Christ's birth. What happened on that first Christmas day, and how have we celebrated it for two thousand years?

Duration: 00:51:27


The Science of Compulsions

12/22/2017
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Friday, we're talking about your compulsions. Everyone has them. Maybe you're a neat freak, or maybe it's exercise. But compulsions don't necessarily mean your brain is broken. In fact, they're a perfectly natural response to anxiety.

Duration: 00:52:23

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