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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.

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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Salt Lake City, UT

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

2020 Summer Books Show

5/22/2020
We are not letting a pandemic get in the way of our favorite bi-annual show, even though, this time around, we won’t have the pleasure of seeing our studio filled with books and book people.

Duration:00:49:53

Conspiracy Theories And The Rise Of QAnon

5/21/2020
On December 4, 2016, Edgar Maddison Welch took an assault rifle into a Washington, D.C., pizza joint and fired three times. Why? He believed there was a secret pedophilia ring in the basement run by Hilary Clinton.

Duration:00:51:22

Bill Buford's French Odyssey

5/15/2020
The writer Bill Buford wanted to learn the secrets of French haute cuisine. So, he went native. Buford and his family moved to Lyon, France, where he undertook a rigorous, enlightening and delectable education.

Duration:00:51:23

Dr. Angela Dunn's Passion For Public Health

5/14/2020
Due in large part to her daily press briefings, Dr. Angela Dunn has emerged as the face of Utah’s efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic in the state. But until a few months ago, our state epidemiologist was largely unknown to the public.

Duration:00:48:03

Through The Lens: 'Spaceship Earth'

5/7/2020
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:00:51:13

Discrimination Against Asian Americans

5/7/2020
Asian Americans in the United States are no strangers to racism. Just think of the Japanese internment camps of WWII. And racial slurs and stereotypes have dogged Asian Americans for years, too.

Duration:00:46:13

Diane Rehm On 'When My Time Comes'

5/1/2020
Since departing the public radio air waves in 2016, Diane Rehm has been on a crusade: campaigning for terminally ill patients’ right to determine their time of death — also known as the right-to-die movement.

Duration:00:49:49

Local News In Crisis Mode

5/1/2020
The news industry has been hard hit in recent years. The rise of online ads and then the Great Recession pushed newspapers into steep decline. Now, with the coronavirus crisis, industry observer Ken Doctor says news faces — gulp — “extinction.”

Duration:00:50:05

Special Segment: What Happens When There's No Newspaper?

4/30/2020
Jones County, North Carolina is one of the over two hundred U.S. counties with no local newspaper – what researchers call a news desert .

Duration:00:17:31

A Fish Story

4/23/2020
In 1906, an earthquake destroyed scientist David Starr Jordan’s collection of newly discovered fish. His life’s work was utterly ruined. But he tried, very literally, to put the pieces back together.

Duration:00:50:04

Why Are We Buying So Much Toilet Paper?

4/23/2020
History is full of moments when humans as a group react to difficult events. Now that we are a month into the coronavirus quarantine, we’re taking stock of our own reactions to this time.

Duration:00:48:42

Poetic Responses To Crisis

4/17/2020
It's a show about the gift of poetry in difficult times.

Duration:00:51:15

The Joys Of Walking

4/16/2020
For a society that is currently homebound, there seems no greater pleasure at this time than a simple walk. A month ago, we would go out to eat, to a concert or to see friends. These days, we walk the hills and our neighborhoods, the movement and outdoors our solace.

Duration:00:49:43

Plagues And The Fate Of Rome

4/9/2020
We know we’re not the first civilization to face a paralyzing pandemic – the history of plagues and pandemics is a long one when you look back over time.

Duration:00:49:56

Disturbance And Recovery

4/9/2020
In 2015, ecologist Nalini Nadkarni fell 50 feet from the top of a tree. As she fought to regain her strength over the next year, Nalini realized that due to her earlier research on a theory she termed “disturbance and recovery,” she had the tools she needed to help her get well.

Duration:00:50:05

Kingdom of Nauvoo

4/2/2020
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered for their semi-annual General Conference April 4-5, historian Benjamin E. Park shared the fascinating history of the city of Nauvoo, an LDS religious utopia situated on the banks of the Mississippi.

Duration:00:50:10

A Perfect Storm Of Learning

4/2/2020
In mid-March, with the coronavirus crisis breaking in Utah, Governor Gary Herbert announced that all of Utah’s K-12 public schools would close and learning would go online. That’s 1,200 schools closed.

Duration:00:51:15

Special Segment: Air Pollution And COVID-19

3/26/2020
If you live in the Salt Lake area, you may have noticed that the air is a little clearer these days, with so few cars on the road due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Duration:00:12:24

The History Of Heaven And Hell

3/26/2020
According to a 2015 Pew research poll , a hefty percentage of Americans believe in a traditional Christian afterlife, with 72% of those polled stating they believe in heaven and 58% believing in hell.

Duration:00:50:08

The COVID-19 Shutdown On Our Mental Health

3/24/2020
Not in recent memory has the question “How are you feeling” been asked by so many with such sincerity.

Duration:00:49:55