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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.

Location:

Salt Lake City, UT

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


Episodes

The Complications Of ‘Driving While Black’

2/27/2020
We know that automobiles revolutionized life for the average white American in the early and mid-20th century, but for the African American population, cars brought freedoms, yes, but freedoms packed with complications.

Duration:00:51:16

Through The Lens: 'One Child Nation'

2/20/2020
It was a 36-year-long social experiment that led to horrible human rights violations, the effects of which will play out in China for years to come.

Duration:00:50:11

Confronting The Crisis Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women

2/20/2020
Awareness has grown in recent years about the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This week, we’re talking about what we know about the problem, what we don’t know and what’s being done to address it.

Duration:00:52:03

150th Anniversary Of Utah Women's Suffrage

2/14/2020
150 years ago, on February 14, 1870, Salt Lake City resident Seraph Young and 25 other Utah women voted in a municipal election, becoming the first women in the country to vote under equal suffrage laws.

Duration:00:51:15

Kristen Richardson On The History Of Debutantes

2/14/2020
Have you ever heard of the Texas Dip? It’s a wild curtsy you might see performed—or botched—at a debutante ball. Kristen Richardson calls it a magic trick. And, yes, debutantes are still a thing. They’re the subject of her new book The Season .

Duration:00:50:14

Remembering USF's Fred Adams

2/14/2020
Back in the early ’60s, Fred Adams had a dream. His dream was rooted in Cedar City, which at that time was home to more livestock than people, so the idea of starting a festival there devoted to the plays of William Shakespeare probably shouldn’t have worked. But Adams was a visionary. Through his persistence, tenacity, and his ability to inspire others, he built an annual event that grew and grew until eventually his dream became reality. Sadly, Adams died last week. As friends and family...

Duration:00:20:24

2020's Oscar Nominated Film Scores

2/7/2020
How does a composer manipulate our feelings during a film scene? Edmund Stone, host of the radio program The Score , explains the magic of film scoring through this year’s Oscar nominated Best Original Musical Scores.

Duration:00:50:46

Utah Senator Mitt Romney's Break With Republicans

2/7/2020
President Trump was acquitted by the Senate this week on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The vote would have run straight along party lines if not for a lone outlier: Utah Senator Mitt Romney.

Duration:00:51:13

Sundance 2020: 'Church And The Fourth Estate'

1/31/2020
Director Brian Knappenberger’s Sundance documentary short Church and the Fourth Estate tells one man’s story–and the efforts to cover it up and silence him–of sexual abuse at the hands of his Scout leader when he was in middle school.

Duration:00:50:02

Sundance 2020: 'Spaceship Earth'

1/31/2020
Deep in the Arizona desert, there’s an enormous glass terrarium that houses a replica, in miniature, of the earth’s ecosystems. It’s called Biosphere 2.

Duration:00:48:27

Sundance 2020: 'Mucho Mucho Amor'

1/30/2020
Through the 1980s to the early 2000s, astrologer and TV personality Walter Mercado was a household name in Latinx homes–reaching, at his peak, an estimated 120 million people with his daily horoscopes. Then, in 2007, Mercado disappeared.

Duration:00:49:58

Sundance 2020: 'Assassins'

1/30/2020
On Feb. 13, 2017, as he was walking through Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport, two young women approached North Korean royal family member Kim Jong-nam, smearing what proved to be VX nerve agent on his face. Within an hour, he was dead.

Duration:00:50:00

Sundance 2020: 'Coded Bias'

1/29/2020
MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini was working with a facial recognition software when she encountered a problem: The robot she was programming could not detect her own face, and she had to wear a white mask in order to finish the project.

Duration:00:49:59

Sundance 2020: 'Us Kids'

1/27/2020
In the 2020 Sundance documentary Us Kids , director Kim A. Snyder chronicles how a group of high school students got thousands of young people all over the country talking about the impact of gun violence, and even made activism cool.

Duration:00:49:45

Peggy Orenstein On 'Boys & Sex'

1/24/2020
It’s hard to get boys and young men to talk about sex and intimacy. But that’s just what Peggy Orenstein set out to do when researching her new book Boys & Sex .

Duration:00:50:08

Previewing The 2020 Utah Legislative Session

1/24/2020
With the state growing at breakneck speed and tax reform suddenly at issue once again, Utah's legislators have a lot to do in the next 45 days.

Duration:00:48:38

Ruth Marcus On Brett Kavanaugh's 'Supreme Ambition'

1/17/2020
Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus says Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t on President Trump’s first or second list of SCOTUS nominees. But he’d clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, and when Kennedy retired, he recommended a replacement — Kavanaugh made the third list.

Duration:00:50:07

Utah's New Tax Code And The Campaign To Repeal It

1/17/2020
An effort is underway to repeal sweeping changes to the state’s tax code made by legislators last month. Friday, we’re asking what the tax reform package means for Utahns and whether the changes will stick.

Duration:00:49:34

The Politics Of Mormon Christianity

1/10/2020
Scholar Terryl Givens says Mormonism is a radical alternative to mainstream Christianity. So why do LDS Republicans sound pretty much like all the other conservatives on the Christian right? This was the question that reporter Lee Hale wanted to answer.

Duration:00:51:15

Terry Tempest Williams' 'Erosion'

1/10/2020
As an observer of nature, Terry Tempest Williams knows the impact that water, time and wind have a landscape. In her new book “Erosion,” Williams turns her gaze and pen to other types of erosion: the social breakdown of trust, democracy and compassion.

Duration:00:50:32