RadioWest A radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works.Listen weekdays at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. MT on KUER 90.1. Join us at by emailing radiowest@kuer.org.
RadioWest

RadioWest

From KUER 90.1

A radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works.Listen weekdays at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. MT on KUER 90.1. Join us at by emailing radiowest@kuer.org.

Most Recent Episodes

Through The Lens - Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements

In her new documentary film, director Irene Brodsky follows her son Jonas as he sets out to learn Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata." Like the legendary composer, Jonas is deaf, and struggling to live between the worlds of sound and silence.

Staff Picks: The Devil and Rock

If you play The White Album backwards, is John Lennon really saying "turn me on, dead man"? Join Doug for a conversation about the paranoia around hidden messages in rock music and what it reveals about our fears today.

Staff Pick: The Importance Of Rest

For most of us, overwork is the new normal, and rest is an afterthought. But by dismissing the importance of rest in our lives we may be stifling our talents and abilities. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

Staff Pick: A Conversation With Elna Baker

Elna Baker's memoir is about being a twenty-something Mormon virgin in New York City. When she spoke to us in 2012, things had changed. She was then an ex-28-year-old virgin and ex-Mormon comedienne. This episode was chosen by Doug Fabrizio.

Staff Picks: Murder City

Journalist Charles Bowden spent some 15 years writing about Ciudad Juarez, witnessing what he calls the collapse of a society. Bowden joins Doug to talk about his book "Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields."

Staff Picks: Natural Born Heroes

When journalist Christopher McDougall wrote the book that kicked off the barefoot running movement, he got to thinking about what makes a hero. He joins us to explore how people can develop their natural skills to be ready in a crisis. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

Staff Pick: Cheryl Strayed, "Wild"

When Cheryl Strayed was 22 years old, her mother died of cancer, her marriage was falling apart, and she was using heroin. She needed healing, and she found it by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio.

Staff Picks: Memory's Last Breath

In 2010, Gerda Saunders learned that she has dementia. So she started writing what she calls field notes on the progress of her condition. The result is her memoir, Memory's Last Breath . This episode was picked by KUER's newsroom managing editor Elaine Clark

Staff Pick: Exercise Less, Move More

Biomechanist Katy Bowman and her family don't own couches or recliners or even chairs at the kitchen table. That's so they have every possible opportunity for physical movement, which is a central idea of Bowman's fitness philosophy. This episode picked by producer Benjamin Bombard.

Staff Pick: Art, Politics And The Paintings Of Jon McNaughton

Critics have called Provo painter Jon McNaughton 's work "junk" and "visually dead as a doornail." But McNaughton isn't worried about impressing the arts community; he says his goal is to communicate a political opinion. This episode was picked by Doug Fabrizio.

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