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RadioWest

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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Eric Garcia on Autism: 'We’re Not Broken'

The title of journalist Eric Garcia’s book, We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation , says it all: People with autism don’t need to be fixed.

51mins

23 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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‘Sagebrush Empire’ And The Battle Over Public Land

A war over public lands in the Western U.S. has been raging for decades. And the epicenter of that battle? According to journalist Jonathan Thompson, it’s in southeastern Utah’s San Juan County.

51mins

23 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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How Do We Talk About The Painful Legacy Of Native American Boarding Schools?

In August, The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the bodies of Paiute children are likely buried on the property of a former Indigenous boarding school in Panguitch, Utah. It's a difficult and painful subject to talk about, and some members of the Paiute tribe wish the story had never been told by the media in the first place.

51mins

17 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Oliver Burkeman: How to Spend Four Thousand Weeks of Life

If each of us lives to be 80, we’ll have spent about four thousand weeks being alive on this planet — which isn’t really much time at all. So, how should we spend it?

51mins

17 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Kathryn Bond Stockton on Gender(s)

How many genders are there? Nonbinary.wiki lists 32 common genders — and that’s just the beginning. It can get confusing … and queer.

48mins

10 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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When Nature Breaks The Law With Mary Roach

Humans mostly keep a clear line between our world and the animal kingdom. But animals have a habit of crossing that line — to funny and sometimes dangerous effect.

50mins

9 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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Elinor Cleghorn On 'Unwell Women'

In early medical history, medical professionals — who were almost always men —expected women’s bodies to produce children. But women’s very ability to have children also helped convince these male physicians that women’s bodies were unwell.

49mins

3 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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Megadroughts, Pt. 3: The Future

According to climate scientists, hotter, drier conditions are here to stay in the Western U.S. for the foreseeable future. That means that things are going to change. How we live, how we recreate, how we grow food — it’s all going to change, all because of water and the lack of it.

51mins

3 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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LDS, LGBTQ & BYU

In a talk that LDS Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland gave at Brigham Young University earlier this week, he criticized faculty members and students who have challenged the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s teachings on same-sex marriage.

50mins

27 Aug 2021

Rank #9

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Sarah Everts On The 'Joy Of Sweat'

What can we learn from human sweat? More than you might think.

50mins

27 Aug 2021

Rank #10