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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.

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Turning Points For Nations In Crisis

In his latest book, the scholar Jared Diamond looks at how nations deal with moments of crisis. He says that we can cope with these big national problems the same way we do with personal ones.

America's Obsession With Drugs

In a new book, science writer Thomas Hager recounts the fascinating backstories of ten drugs that have changed the way we live. Behind the search for new and better medicines there's always been this hope for an effective drug without any risk.

Wild Nights With Emily

After today's show you might ditch everything you thought you knew about the poet Emily Dickinson. Madeleine Olnek's new film tries to correct the idea that Dickinson was a sullen, distant recluse.

The Women Killed By Jack The Ripper

Thursday, we're talking about the five women brutally killed by Jack the Ripper. The historian Hallie Rubenhold says the women often come to us as empty shells, but in her new book, she's fixing that.

The Lost Gutenberg

Only 49 of original editions of the Gutenberg Bible are known to survive. Margaret Leslie Davis joins Wednesday to tell the 500-year odyssey of obsession and tragedy of one extremely rare and beautiful copy of a book that sparked a revolution.

Gay Rights And The Mormon Church

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?

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

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

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

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.

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