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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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Robert Stickgold and Antonio Zadra On Dreams

January 22nd, 2021


Why do we dream? That’s one of the questions that Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold are trying to answer in their book, When Brains Dream: Exploring …

How Can We Heal America?

January 21st, 2021


This week, newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden told the country that restoring the soul of America will require more than words; it "requires the …

How Ammon Bundy Influenced Far Right Extremism

January 15th, 2021


In recent months, Ammon Bundy has made a name for himself as the de-facto leader of the anti-mask, health-freedom movement in Idaho. But it's his past actions that are giving some additional cause for concern in the …

Through The Lens: ‘76 Days’

January 15th, 2021


In January 2020, the majority of the world was unaware that a health crisis had hit Wuhan, China. Medical professionals and patients there quickly found themselves in a desperate situation, while their government worked …

Utah Governor Spencer Cox

January 8th, 2021


This week, Spencer Cox became Utah’s 18th governor. He takes office during a deep political divide, a global pandemic and an economic crisis. So, …

Daniel Lieberman On Why We Avoid Exercise

January 8th, 2021


The new year means a lot of us are committing to new exercise routines — routines we’re going to “get right” this time. Only, what if we didn’t …

Good Habits, Bad Habits

January 1st, 2021


For the new year, we’re sharing our conversation with psychologist Wendy Wood, who told us that changing habits and keeping goals isn’t about …

The Lost Art Of Scripture

December 31st, 2020


On this New Year’s Day, we’re revisiting our 2019 conversation with religious scholar Karen Armstrong about the history of sacred text.

The Story Of Handel’s 'Messiah'

December 23rd, 2020


Handel’s Messiah is likely the world’s most famous oratorio – it’s certainly the most performed. But what's the story behind it?

Two Classic Christmas Stories

December 23rd, 2020


On this 2020 Christmas, we know the holiday will look different than it has in years past, distanced as many of us are from family and loved ones. …

McKay Coppins On The LDS Church’s Identity Crisis

December 18th, 2020


In a new article for The Atlantic , staff writer McKay Coppins, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, writes that members of the LDS Church spent 200 years assimilating to the American ideal, only …

Through The Lens: ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’

December 18th, 2020


Humbugs may sneer, but filmmaker Mitchell Kezin is obsessed with Christmas music, and he isn’t alone.

RadioWest Book Club: 'Just Mercy'

December 17th, 2020


On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, the RadioWest Book Club met via Zoom with Jennifer Springer to discuss "Just Mercy," by Bryan Stevenson. GUEST Jennifer Springer is the Managing Attorny for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center …

Rebecca Wragg Sykes On Why Neanderthals Matter

December 12th, 2020


The pop culture stereotype of a Neanderthal – even the word itself – conjures the image of a stumbling buffoon, dressed in a loincloth, banging some …

Fareed Zakaria’s Post-Pandemic Lessons

December 10th, 2020


What have you learned in the pandemic? Go ahead, make a list. Maybe you learned how to bake sourdough bread, took up knitting or perhaps you learned how our current system of government hasn’t been working for everyone.

Land Art, ‘2001’ And Utah’s Mysterious Obelisk

December 4th, 2020


How can a simple column of metal capture the world’s imagination? Easy: Put it in Utah’s Red Rock Country and suggest it’s the work of …

The Power Of Touch

December 3rd, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has created a world where we humans don’t touch each other nearly as much as we used to. How will a touchless world change us? …

RadioWest's 2020 Holiday Books Show

November 27th, 2020


The holidays aren’t the holidays around here if we don’t check in with our three local booksellers for gift ideas and cozy winter reads, even if we …

Historian John Turner On The Plymouth Pilgrims

November 26th, 2020


400 years ago this month, a group of separatists from the Church of England landed in the New World looking for religious freedoms. But what did freedom really mean to this small band? Many of us grew up hearing an …

The History of Vaccines

November 21st, 2020


With the news this week that a COVID-19 vaccine is well underway, we’re taking a look at the historic origins of immunizations.

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