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Gay Rights And The Mormon Church

May 14, 2019 3095


Historian Greg Prince's new book traces half a century of the LDS Church’s policies and attitudes towards the LGBTQ community. He joins us to talk about their actions and the unintended consequences.

Hail Satan?

May 10, 2019 3051


Friday, we’re talking about a documentary about Satanists. It’s both a political and a religious movement. They don’t believe in a Satan, just the idea that he was the ultimate rebel.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Nonprofit Future

May 9, 2019 3093


The Salt Lake Tribune has undergone lots of changes in the recent past, but nothing like what it plans next. The newspaper announced it plans last week to become a nonprofit. What does that mean for the future of journalism in Utah?

Sweetheart, Come

May 9, 2019 3080


In 1909, a young woman with schizophrenia wrote a letter to her husband repeating the plea, Sweetheart, Come. Utah playwright Melissa Leilani Larson has written a play to imagine the woman's journey.

Through The Lens: Union Pacific

May 8, 2019 3082


We’re marking the 150 th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad by showing Cecil B. DeMille’s epic Western Union Pacific . Film historian James D’Arc joins us to talk about the film and how the railroads united a divided country.

Ghosts Of Gold Mountain

May 7, 2019 3096


Historian Gordon Chang joins us to tell the story of Chinese workers on the transcontinental railroad. Some 20,000 of them laid hundreds of miles of track, yet they've been left out of the history.

Dustin Lance Black: Mama's Boy

May 6, 2019 3092


Writer Dustin Lance Black is gay and grew up Mormon. In his new memoir he uses the lessons about getting along with his conservative, LDS mom as a template for healing America's ugly divide.

Transforming American Justice

Apr 30, 2019 3064


Tuesday, New York Times writer Emily Bazelon joins us to talk about why American justice is often unjust. Her new book explores how it got so "out of kilter" and what we do it about it.

A Manifesto Against Ageism

Apr 29, 2019 3091


Activist Ashton Applewhite says aging is mostly framed as a disease that can be cured. But the process begins the moment we’re born and she joins us to explain why being older is something to embrace.

The Universal Laws Of Success

Apr 26, 2019 3104


Friday, we're talking about success. The network scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi says he has figured out a quantifiable formula that explains why some people are successful and others are not.