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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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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.

iTunes Ratings

509 Ratings
Average Ratings
446
32
12
9
10

The Politics of Mormonism.

By Shamus1679 - Jan 24 2020
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This was fantastic! Thanks for the thoughtful insight on a fascinating issue.

Doug and Lee Hale are killing it

By chosehowells - Jan 10 2020
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I love how this podcast mediates the mixed cultures in Utah

iTunes Ratings

509 Ratings
Average Ratings
446
32
12
9
10

The Politics of Mormonism.

By Shamus1679 - Jan 24 2020
Read more
This was fantastic! Thanks for the thoughtful insight on a fascinating issue.

Doug and Lee Hale are killing it

By chosehowells - Jan 10 2020
Read more
I love how this podcast mediates the mixed cultures in Utah
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RadioWest

Latest release on May 29, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: Dr. Angela Dunn's Passion For Public Health

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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.

May 14 2020

48mins

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Rank #2: Kingdom of Nauvoo

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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.

Apr 04 2020

50mins

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Rank #3: The Joys Of Walking

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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.

Apr 17 2020

49mins

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Rank #4: Plagues And The Fate Of Rome

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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.

Apr 11 2020

49mins

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Rank #5: Through The Lens: 'Spaceship Earth'

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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.

May 08 2020

51mins

Play

Rank #6: Discrimination Against Asian Americans

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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.

May 08 2020

46mins

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Rank #7: Special Segment: Air Pollution And COVID-19

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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.

Mar 27 2020

12mins

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Rank #8: Diane Rehm On 'When My Time Comes'

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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.

May 01 2020

49mins

Play

Rank #9: Disturbance And Recovery

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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.

Apr 10 2020

50mins

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Rank #10: Why Are We Buying So Much Toilet Paper?

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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.

Apr 24 2020

48mins

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George Packer And American Exceptionalism

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George Packer is one of those few writers whose byline alone is often enough to convince people to click on his articles.

May 29 2020

50mins

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How Albert Camus Gave Us ‘The Plague’

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In March, as the COVID-19 pandemic started sweeping the world, plague fiction soared onto bestseller lists, with Albert Camus’ 1947 novel The Plague leading the pack.

May 28 2020

49mins

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Conspiracy Theories And The Rise Of QAnon

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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.

May 23 2020

51mins

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2020 Summer Books Show

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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.

May 22 2020

49mins

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Bill Buford's French Odyssey

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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.

May 15 2020

51mins

Play

Dr. Angela Dunn's Passion For Public Health

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

May 14 2020

48mins

Play

Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

May 08 2020

46mins

Play

Through The Lens: 'Spaceship Earth'

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

May 08 2020

51mins

Play

Diane Rehm On 'When My Time Comes'

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

May 01 2020

49mins

Play

Local News In Crisis Mode

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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.”

May 01 2020

50mins

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

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

May 01 2020

17mins

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A Fish Story

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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.

Apr 24 2020

50mins

Play

Why Are We Buying So Much Toilet Paper?

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 24 2020

48mins

Play

Poetic Responses To Crisis

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It's a show about the gift of poetry in difficult times.

Apr 17 2020

51mins

Play

The Joys Of Walking

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 17 2020

49mins

Play

Plagues And The Fate Of Rome

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 11 2020

49mins

Play

Disturbance And Recovery

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 10 2020

50mins

Play

Kingdom of Nauvoo

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Apr 04 2020

50mins

Play

A Perfect Storm Of Learning

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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.

Apr 03 2020

51mins

Play

Special Segment: Air Pollution And COVID-19

Podcast cover
Read more
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.

Mar 27 2020

12mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

509 Ratings
Average Ratings
446
32
12
9
10

The Politics of Mormonism.

By Shamus1679 - Jan 24 2020
Read more
This was fantastic! Thanks for the thoughtful insight on a fascinating issue.

Doug and Lee Hale are killing it

By chosehowells - Jan 10 2020
Read more
I love how this podcast mediates the mixed cultures in Utah