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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.

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How Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Could Shape Western Lands

April 16th, 2021

49:49

The writer David Treuer notes in a new article in The Atlantic that before Columbus arrived in North America, Native people controlled one hundred …

Through The Lens: ‘Youth V Gov’

April 15th, 2021

49:48

The planet’s youngest generations will bear the weight of climate change. So some young people are fighting back — by suing the United States government.

The Parenting Journey Of NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff

April 9th, 2021

42:18

As a new mom, NPR science reporter Michaeleen Doucleff was overwhelmed by motherhood and underwhelmed by the parenting advice she found in American …

Mark Hofmann Part Three: The Art Of Forgery

April 8th, 2021

45:43

Besides being important figures in American history and letters, what do Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln and many others have in common? …

Web Extra: Derek Kitchen On Exploring Polyamory

April 6th, 2021

25:18

Before he was a Utah State Senator, Derek Kitchen was part of an important lawsuit that challenged the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. But while he was open about his homosexuality, he chose not to talk about the …

Heather McGhee On The Hidden Cost of Racism

April 1st, 2021

49:33

We know that racism is dangerous to a healthy society — physically dangerous, morally dangerous and also, Heather McGhee argues, economically dangerous for everyone in the country.

Polygamy, Polyamory And The Changing American Family

April 1st, 2021

50:05

When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, many conservatives worried that the law opened the door for polgamists and …

Avi Loeb And The Search For Extraterrestrials

March 27th, 2021

50:06

In 2017, a telescope on Maui spotted … something hurtling through our solar system. While much of the scientific community offered various …

Bari Weiss On Cancel Culture

March 25th, 2021

49:50

Journalist and author Bari Weiss believes that cancel culture is damaging cherished American ideals like free speech and thought, pluralism and the …

George Takei On America’s Anti-Asian History

March 18th, 2021

51:16

With the enactment of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, roughly 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned by their own government during the Second World War. The actor and activist George Takei was …

Through The Lens: ‘Rebel Hearts’

March 18th, 2021

51:20

As protests and calls for social reforms swept through the country in the 1960s, a group of nuns in Los Angeles saw the need for change in their own conservative, cloistered world.

Mark Hofmann Part Two: The LDS Church

March 13th, 2021

50:08

For the second part of our Mark Hofmann coverage, we take a closer look at one aspect of Hofmann’s strange story: his dealings with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Brian Greene: ‘Until The End Of Time’

March 11th, 2021

50:09

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene has a special talent: He can explain complicated scientific principles in a way that makes them comprehensible to the layperson.

Mark Hofmann Part One: Jared Hess And Tyler Measom

March 6th, 2021

49:41

October 15, 1985 was one of those idyllic Salt Lake City fall days: deep blue skies, trees covered in red and gold leaves. And then, two pipe bombs …

John Colapinto: ‘This Is The Voice’

March 5th, 2021

1:07:19

How much can you know about someone just from hearing their voice? According to journalist John Colapinto, more than you might think.

Steve Urquhart’s Spiritual Trip

February 26th, 2021

51:16

In 2020, former Utah State legislator Steve Urquhart founded a religion. Their sacrament? Magic mushrooms.

Ex-Mormons And Psychedelics

February 26th, 2021

51:17

There’s a community of former members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who believe they’ve found healing and discovered a new sense of spirituality in magic mushrooms.

RadioWest Book Club: 'Brave New World'

February 25th, 2021

40:51

On Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, the RadioWest Book Club met via Zoom with David Dunaway to discuss "Brave New World," by Aldous Huxley.

Avalanches And The Human Factor

February 20th, 2021

51:24

On Feb. 6 of this year, two groups of skiers went into Salt Lake City’s Millcreek Canyon for a day of powdery ski runs in the backcountry.

Trump’s Impact on Western Land

February 6th, 2021

51:32

This Friday on RadioWest , we’re examining former-President Trump’s impact on the environment and public lands here in the West. Like so many issues these days, this is divisive territory.

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