Conference Conversations

Special programming and content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations of faith that will appeal to Mormons but also Christians in general.

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    October 1, 2023

    Stranger Becomes Neighbor: Welcoming the refugee, one person at a time

    KSL Podcasts’ “Stranger Becomes Neighbor: Afghan Arrivals” explores what happens to families forced to flee their homes when Kabul fell and the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan over two years ago. In this conference special, host Andrea Smardon delves into stories of resilience and rebuilding faced by these refugees, and the connections forged by the volunteers who stepped in to help their new neighbors. Produced by Aaron Mason. 

     

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    October 1, 2023

    The Quest for Peace

    In an age absent peace in so many areas – many communities and countries are simply striving to keep the peace. This may actually be part of the problem. Simply learning to tolerate those who look, live or believe differently may seem to be progress toward peace – but it can foster, or allow to fester, deep division and distrust. The quest for true, lasting peace requires a different approach. In this General Conference Special Boyd Matheson looks at why the difference between peacekeeping and peacemaking is the difference in creating lasting peace in relationships, organizations, communities and countries. Produced by Bella Pinnock. 

     

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    October 1, 2023

    Special Conference Woman's View with Amanda Dickson

    In this special edition of “A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson,” Amanda sits down with Mary Richards, Church News reporter on General Authorities and the Church's humanitarian work all over the world, and Sarah Jane Weaver, executive editor of Church News. Together, they talk about their work, their faith, and their view of the world. Hosted and produced by Amanda Dickson. 

     

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    October 1, 2023

    Faith, family & football: A Conversation with Coach Bronco Mendenhall and Sheri Dew

    After six years as head football coach of University of Virginia, Coach Bronco Mendenhall resigned his post at the end of the 2021 season. In this abbreviated episode of the Church News Podcast, Mendenhall — who also spent 11 years as head football coach at Brigham Young University — and his wife, Holly Mendenhall, speak about family, faith and football. They are joined by fellow sports fan and guest host Sister Sheri Dew, executive vice president of Deseret Management Corp. and a former member of the Relief Society general presidency. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

     

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    September 30, 2023

    Maui Strong: Seeking & Giving Solace Amid the Maui Wildfires

    Church News reporter Mary Richards traveled to the island of Maui after deadly and devastating wildfires in August 2023. While there, she experienced the strength of the Hawaiian people as they both sought and gave solace in the wounded community. In this special conference edition of the Church News Podcast, she helps share their stories of survival and spiritual fortitude. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.

     

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    April 2, 2023

    The Power of JustServe: The Interfaith and International Success Blessing the World, One Project at a Time

    JustServe.org is a free platform that links community volunteers to service opportunities needed in their own communities worldwide. Since its launch around 2012 it has been proven a powerful tool to bless a plethora of nonprofit organizations, churches, and location-based institutions and enhance individuals' quality of life. Mary Richards returns to KSL NewsRadio to expose the program’s successful reach, as well as positive social and mental impact. Produced by: KellieAnn Halvorsen

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    April 2, 2023

    The Beloved Community: Recognizing & elevating the interconnectedness of our lives

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke about the need to create the Beloved Community, in which people of every race, religion and nation could live together in peace and harmony. In this one hour special Inside Sources host Boyd Matheson talks to government, community, and faith leaders about what we are doing here in Utah to link and lock arms and make the “Beloved Community” a reality. Produced by Bella Pinnock. 

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    April 2, 2023

    Three of President Russell M. Nelson’s children celebrate his 5 years as prophet, offering a glimpse into his role as a father

    It has been just over five years since President Russell M. Nelson was sustained and set apart as the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since then, he has embarked on a fast-paced global ministry, extending countless invitations and leading the Church through a global pandemic. In this abbreviated episode of the Church News Podcast, three of President Nelson’s children: Gloria Irion, Laurie Marsh and Russell Nelson Jr., talk about President Nelson’s Church leadership and offer a unique glimpse into his role as a father. Hosted by Sarah Jane Weaver. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    April 1, 2023

    Swiping Left on Danger: Combating Dating App Violence in Utah

    The dating world has changed dramatically in the last five years, and sadly dating apps have turned into “hunting grounds” for sexual assault, but Utahans are working to make it safer.  While 50 percent of college students in Utah are using dating apps to find dates, it’s not all love at first swipe. KSL NewsRadio’s Aimee Cobabe explores the dangers of online dating, along with experts from the legal, phycological, and research fields, as well as lessons learned from victims' experiences. Assistant produced by Peter Johnston. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    April 1, 2023

    Prepare For the Unexpected: Learning to be ready for a bad day

    Believe it or not, becoming ready for an emergency is less about ‘doom and gloom’ and more about seeking peace of mind. Utah Morning New’s hosts Tim Hughes and Amanda Dickson partner with the State of Utah Division of Emergency Management and ReadyWise Utah for a discussion on how individuals and families, schools, businesses, and communities can "Be Ready” to respond and recover from disasters. Together they break down the barriers of fear and misinformation and focus on how preparedness is the ultimate act of optimism. Produced by Carlos Artiles Fortun. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    April 1, 2023

    The Webs We Weave: The Psychology of Lying

    Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic tackle the webs we weave when lying is afoot. While we want to believe the best in people, time and time again we have seen the repercussions of lies from big political problems to smaller family issues. In this special we look at the psychology of lying; why we do it, how to get out of it, and the cry for help the lies might be signaling. Produced by Caitlyn Johnston

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    October 2, 2022

    175 years of Progress: Discovering new stories of Utah's pioneers

    Mary Richards returns to KSL NewsRadio to celebrate lesser-known stories of Utah Pioneers; from the early Black pioneers who helped settle the Salt Lake Valley, to early female politicians leading the suffrage movement, and innovative innovators who helped put silicone slopes on the map. Mary is joined by "His Name is Green Flake" director Mauli Bonner, Senior State Historian of the Utah Division of State History Doctor Holly George, Better Days Education Director Tiffany Greene and Historical Director Rebekah Clark, and executive director of This is the Place Heritage Park, Ellis Ivory. Together they explore individuals who rooted the Beehive state in our pioneering heritage and how we can connect to these predecessors in story, spirit, and place. Produced by: KellieAnn Halvorsen

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 2, 2022

    First Freedoms: The interconnectedness of First Amendment Rights

    Defending the rights of religion and belief, freedom of speech and of the press, freedom to assemble, and the freedom to petition the government is the responsibility of every citizen. The interdependent nature of these freedoms not only requires every citizen to defend them generally and to defend them for those we agree with but, more importantly, to defend these rights for those with whom we disagree. Indeed, if all Americans, believers and non-believers, do not put the first freedoms first, we will not have a sustainable republic that will last. Through numerous interviews, we will paint the picture of why these first freedoms are first. Hosted by: Boyd Matheson. Produced by: Bella Pinnock    

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 1, 2022

    New ways of learning: The alternatives to college

    As the announcement of student loan forgiveness has come forward and many teens start their path into adulthood, college is top of mind for many people. In this conference special, Dave Noriega takes an in-depth look at the alternatives to college, including a focus on the power of trade schools, and entrepreneurship, as well as how to have an open and understanding discussion with your kids about whether or not the traditional college route is the path to them or if they should consider alternatives. Produced by: Caitlyn Johnston.   

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 1, 2022

    The Sad History of Tragedy Spring: The Mormon Battalion historic site, high in the Sierras is in sad shape after windstorms and wildfires

    Three members of the Mormon Battalion are buried at Tragedy Spring, a once peaceful spot high in the Sierras. Marked a historic site, it has been visited by many who remember the Battalion and its impact on the history of California and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In recent years, Tragedy Spring has fallen victim to sad events -- a windstorm in 2020 that brought down large trees at the site, and the Caldor fire, which burned through the area in 2021. Whether it can be restored to its former beauty is an open question. KSL Newsradio's Dan Bammes talks to historians and volunteers to share the journey -- the past and the potential future of Tragedy Spring. Produced by: Angel Peatross. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 1, 2022

    The Healing Power of Forgiveness: Lessons learned from The Letter podcast

    When it comes to forgiveness, most of us think it's a concept we understand, but it might be more complicated than we think. In The Letter Podcast, host Amy Donaldson tells the story of Sy Snarr – a mother whose son was killed in a random shooting over 25 years ago. Today, Sy has not only forgiven her son's killer, but she also says she loves him. In this special program, Amy plays segments of the podcast and talks to experts about the remarkable power of forgiveness. Produced by: Andrea Smardon

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    April 3, 2022

    A new pattern for building bridges: Enhancing our understanding between Muslim and Latter-day Saint faiths

    Host Boyd Matheson takes listeners into the bridge-building efforts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between its members and followers of Islam, which includes a new pamphlet collaborated with Muslim imams. Boyd discusses how this effort can be a powerful pattern for meaningful conversations with people of differing viewpoints with Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Produced by: Kelli Pierce

    Want more Boyd? ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live weekdays from 1-3pm. 

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    April 3, 2022

    Learning Relentless Resilience: One year into the inspiring podcast

    The Relentlessly Resilient podcast celebrates one year of inspiring listeners through real-life stories of individuals overcoming adversity with new interviews and insights. Hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf share their own powerful story of widowhood that bonded them. Together they ask, “What does ‘resilience’ mean to you? How do you find it?” Produced by: KellieAnn Halvorsen

    Listen to the Relentlessly Resilient Podcast regularly on your favorite platform, at kslpodcasts.com, kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the Resilience conversation on Facebook at @RelentlesslyResilient and Instagram @RelentlesslyResilientPodcast.  

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    April 2, 2022

    Genetics & genealogy: How to use testing and family history to decode your risk for cancer

    The world is fighting an unspoken epidemic called loneliness. Hosts Amanda Dickson and Tim Hughes discuss how Utah is coping with the pandemic through seeking connection and serving others. Featuring Deseret News’ Lois Collins, Psychologist and BYU Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, and other experts who are fighting the epidemic. Produced by: Carlos Artiles Fortun. 

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    April 2, 2022

    Fighting the Loneliness Epidemic: Getting through loneliness by reaching out and seeking connections

    The world is fighting an unspoken epidemic called loneliness. Hosts Amanda Dickson and Tim Hughes discuss how Utah is coping with the pandemic through seeking connection and serving others. Featuring Deseret News’ Lois Collins, Psychologist and BYU Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, and other experts who are fighting the epidemic. Produced by: Carlos Artiles Fortun

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 3, 2021

    Developing a listening heart: The beginning of understanding

    Listening is becoming a lost art in our noisy, judgmental, and often argumentative world. Host Boyd Matheson explores lessons in listening from various faith traditions, and how listening with our hearts can bring people together on higher and more common ground where understanding of self and others begins. Produced by: Bella Pinnock. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 3, 2021

    Renovating a pioneer temple: Inside the multi-year process updating the Salt Lake Temple

    Mary Richards takes you to the sacred grounds of the historic Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for an inside look at the renovation and construction happening on this pioneer-era building. Featuring detailed descriptions of the work being done to preserve and expand the sacred building, and how the new Temple Square will welcome guests for years to come. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 2, 2021

    Faith and addiction: How addicts find hope through spiritual sources

    What role does faith play in the recovery of an addict? Faith can play a critical role in the healing process. Project Recovery hosts Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley, explore the ways acknowledging a higher power can have in beginning to turn a life around. They’ll also explore ways neighbors and friends can support recovery, as well as things to avoid, in helping a person to find their way to successfully managing addiction. Produced by Josh Tilton.   

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 2, 2021

    Welcoming all people: A conversation on acceptance regardless of background

    How can we better welcome all, in all settings? Hosts Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic hold an important conversation stemmed from the recent updates to the General Handbook of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which encourages members to make ‘all feel welcome in Church settings.’ They talk to people of diverse backgrounds, political viewpoints, lifestyles, and more, on how we can make all feel more welcome in any setting. Produced by: Caitlyn Johnston.   

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    October 2, 2021

    Raising voices and renewing friendships: The Tabernacle Choir returns

    Host Doug Wright gives listeners a backstage pass to the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square as the beloved choir returns after the COVID hiatus. Audiences around the world have missed the live singing of the choir, but now they are getting ready to sing once more and with some new leadership. Featuring insights from Music Director Mack Wilberg, the new Choir President — and former Utah Governor — Mike Leavitt, Ron Gunnel and more. Produced by: Frank Mueller. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general. 

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    April 4, 2021

    Preaching in a pandemic: Missionary work continues to move forward

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' missions includes strengthening its members and spreading the gospel, even in a pandemic. While the world has been in the grips of the coronavirus the Church has adapted the way it preaches, incorporating remote meetings, social media, virtual services and more. Host Mary Richards visits with recently returned missionaries and mission presidents on how the challenges of adapting have brought beautiful blessings. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    April 4, 2021

    Tangibilitating the Gospel: The Ministry of President Russell M. Nelson

    Tangibilitating the Gospel: The Ministry of President Russell M. Nelson

    The Reverend Amos Brown has a made-up word everyone should learn: Tangibilitate; Meaning, making something real, perceptible, understandable, touchable, and obtainable. Host Boyd Matheson explores the facets of the transformational impact of tangibilitation in individual lives and how President Russell M. Nelson’s tenure as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a model for how a leader can tangibilitate the gospel through powerful, personal invitations. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.  

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    April 3, 2021

    Hope on the Horizon: Science and faith come together to fight COVID

    Hosts Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic continue KSLNewradios’ series “Hope on the Horizon,” this time looking at the vaccine efforts within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They explore the connection between faith and science, and how developments in COVID vaccines will serve as a catalyst to return hundreds of thousands of Utahns back to church services as we once knew them. Produced by Caitlyn Johnston. 

    Conference Conversations is special programming with content brought to you by KSL Newsradio for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints during General Conference weekends. Listen for great conversations on faith that will appeal to members of the Church but also Christians in general.  

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    April 1, 2021

    General Conference Conversations Spring 2021 Preview

    This Easter weekend is also the Spring General Conference Weekend for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and our KSL Newsradio talk teams have put together some amazing specials to continue to uplift and enlighten you weekend airing in between sessions and available on the Conference Conversations podcast. We get a  preview of all the specials from Boyd Matheson, Debbie Dujanovic & Dave Noriega, and Mary Richards.

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    October 4, 2020

    Quarantined Faith:  Exploring devotion from a distance

    Utah has always been a state known for faith, but how have the people of varying faiths adapted practicing their devotion from a distance during the COVID pandemic? Host Maria Shilaos looks at the unique way different beliefs are accommodating their worship and services from digital Sunday school to staying connected online. Interviews include those from Reverend Moses of the Calvary Baptist Church, Kamaal Ahmad with the Islamic Society of Greater Salt Lake, and Pastor Josh Whitney with The Rock Church!  Produced by Caitlyn Johnston. 

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    October 4, 2020

    If you cannot go, send: Ministering in a pandemic

    Boyd Matheson explores in-depth The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saintsresponse to the coronavirus pandemic from the massive humanitarian outreach effort with Project Protect, to adapting missionary work, and the ministry of modern apostles. In times of restricted travel, economic uncertainty, and emotional upheaval, The Church has shown that it is now more important than ever to understand, that whatsoever place you cannot go, you shall send. The Church is sending relief, comfort, and guidance to the corners of the world in a much-needed time and way. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen

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    October 3, 2020

    Families, Farms, and Coronavirus: How Utah moves forward

    Utahns came together to help their neighbors and friends through the COVID-19 pandemic. But it wasn't always easy to assist. From government regulations forcing farmers to dump tons of food to health care inequities hurting the most vulnerable, people had to get creative. KSL Newsradio's Kelli Pierce and John Wojcik speak with the people calling for change and making a difference. 

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    October 3, 2020

    COVID-19: Did it bring families closer?

    Did the COVID-19 cloud have a silver lining? The quarantines, lockdowns, and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic forced families to spend time together. Hosts Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic wanted to know if the “forced” togetherness will leave a lasting impact—by bringing families truly closer together. Produced by Andrew Hull. 

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    April 5, 2020

    Raising generations: the Church’s changing youth programs -- with Maria Shilaos

    Maria Shilaos takes an in-depth look at the changes in the youth programs of the Church. She explores why these changes were initiated and how it is impacting everyone involved; from the parent's perspective on how it is being implemented at home, to motivational speaker Ganel-Lyn Condie discussing the benefits of the program. This program was produced by Caitlyn Johnston

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    April 5, 2020

    First Vision bicentennial: oh, how lovely was the morning -- with Mary Richards

    Mary Richards travels to the Sacred Grove in New York, as she speaks to historians and Church members about the significance of ‘The 200th Anniversary of the First Vision of Joseph Smith 

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    April 4, 2020

    Finding peace in the storm: improving the mental health conversation -- with Boyd Matheson

    Boyd Matheson is joined by health care professionals and local leaders to discuss the evolving and improving mental health care conversation. What has been done to improve mental health care in Utah? How can you help others, and yourself, find peace in the storms of life? 

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    April 4, 2020

    A costly cure: lowering Utah's prescription drug costs -- with Kelli Pierce and John Wojcik

    KSL Newsradio’s Kelli Pierce and John Wojcik give an in-depth update on their “A Costly Cure” series. Utahns--everyday people, non-profits, and lawmakers--are taking the lead and coming up with solutions for the high cost of prescription drugs. And they're turning their ideas into action. 

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    April 3, 2020

    How art connects people to Joseph Smith’s First Vision

    There have been many paintings, drawings, sculptures and even stained glass windows done of the First Vision and each of them shows the way that artists and faithful have connected with Joseph Smith’s account of what happened to him in a grove of trees near his home 200 years ago. 

     

     

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    April 3, 2020

    The impact of Joseph Smith's First Vision

    This Spring marks 200 years since Joseph Smith’s First Vision, where he says he saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ appear to him in a grove of trees near his home.

    That experience was the catalyst for forming The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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    April 3, 2020

    Did Joseph Smith's First Vision happen today?

    Some scholars believe March 26th could have been the day that 14-year-old Joseph Smith had his First Vision.  

    "Whether you believe it or not, it symbolizes man’s yearning to connect to heaven. There's something universal there," says church historian Spencer McBride.



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    October 6, 2019

    The Dawning of a Brighter Day: A New Temple Comes to Haiti -- with Mary Richards

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    KSL Newsradio reporter Mary Richards traveled to Haiti for the temple dedication over Labor Day. She takes a special look at how the new temple in Port-au-Prince has changed lives in Haiti through those working on the temple and those who will work in the temple.

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    October 6, 2019

    Travels with President Nelson: Touching the Hearts of Church Members Around the World

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez. President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has traveled the world to touch the hearts of members near and far. Host Tim Hughes recounts Nelson’s recent travels from home to Rome, and beyond. 

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    October 6, 2019

    After it all: Youth leaving sports

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    It hasn't happened in 30 years, high schools saw their first decline in sports participation this last year since 30 years ago, all according to a new national survey released recently. Is there a decline in Utah, too? Jon Oglesby with UHSAA joined the program in the special edition of After it All, where Dave and Debbie talk about why sports might be right or wrong for your child. 

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    October 6, 2019

    A Woman’s View General Conference Special: A Conversation with University of Utah College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez. University of Utah College of Law Dean, Elizabeth Kronk Warner joins Amanda Dickson to discuss the responsibility of being the first female and first native dean of the law school. They discuss whether gender is an issue in the practice of law, the upcoming session of the Supreme Court, and how Kronk Warner avoids politics in the study of law in this volatile climate.

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    October 5, 2019

    $1,000 Challenge: General Conference edition

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez. Emergencies come when you least expect them, and most of us don’t have $1,000 saved to deal with one. Dave & Dujanovic have spent the last few months leading listeners through the $1,000 Challenge. Evelyn Cox, a member of Dave & Dujanovic's $1,000 Facebook page, joined Dave and Debbie for a special General Conference edition of the $1,000 Challenge. They talked about saving strategies, their progress in the challenge, and the obstacles each of them have faced along the way. 

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    October 5, 2019

    Crossroads to the west, crossroads to the world

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez. In this episode, Boyd Matheson talks about his experiences at the U.N. Civil Society Conference that was held in Salt Lake City August 26 through 28 of this year. This was a special occasion for Utah residents, as citizens from around the world gathered in Salt Lake to discuss global issues for the three day conference. 

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    October 5, 2019

    Making a Difference: Helping Utahns in Crisis

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez. KSL shines a light on efforts to help Utahs in crisis: The homeless, the elderly, and the criminally addicted. Host Jeff Caplan introduces us to people making a difference and looks at how you can help.

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    April 19, 2019

    Conference Follow-Up: Salt Lake Temple Announcement

    President Russell M. Nelson, head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced changes coming to the Salt Lake City temple of the church and to surrounding areas. The temple will close December 29, 2019 for an estimated period of 4 years while construction takes place.

    Doug Wright and Boyd Matheson discuss the proposed changes, their significance, and the impact they will have on the area.

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    April 7, 2019

    Home Centered - how Latter-day Saint families are changing and adapting to studying together.

    A look back at how members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have adapted to a new home centered study program. The program includes spending less time at an actual church building and more time as families.

    KSL Host Jay McFarland, producer Randall Jeppesen and reporter Marc Giauque catch up with four different groups, ranging from single adults, to a family that uses technology to study together over long distances to see how they've changed in this new system over the past six months.

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    April 7, 2019

    The Saints in St Louis

    KSL Newsradio reporter Mary Richards traveled to St Louis, Missouri, to hear stories going back generations, and to tour the Gateway Arch Museum, which tells the story of the westward expansion including the Mormon Trail.

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always received welcome, peace and support in St. Louis, even in the early days of the Church in the 1830s. When mobs tossed Church members from their homes in areas like Jackson and Davies counties, St. Louis welcomed the Saints.

    St. Louis had one of the only stakes outside of Utah in the 1850s. The city was even designated by Brigham Young as the trailhead for the trek west for a time.

    The St. Louis Stake was reorganized in the 1950s, and Mary Richards interviewed members of the Lochheed and Oscarson families, which have been instrumental in the growth of the Church in the present day.

    Finally, the St. Louis Temple was dedicated in 1997 after unprecedented community and inter-faith support. Its first president, Menlo Smith, spoke about those blessings.

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    April 7, 2019

    Sheri Dew: Insights from a Prophet's Life

    Deseret Book author Sheri Dew shares details about her new book, "Insights from a Prophet's Life: Russell M. Nelson," a biography of the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in this special edition of A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson. Sheri shares vignettes about President Nelson, such as the reason why the book includes a photo of him swinging in a swing at the age of 90 -- or how the life-saving open heart surgery he performed on Spencer W. Kimball, who would later become the church's 12th president, actually represented something that had never been done before in cardiology.

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    April 6, 2019

    Spike 150: a celebration of uniting a nation

    Doug Wright takes you down the tracks of the sesquicentennial celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. The Golden Spike was placed at Promontory Point 150 years ago, signaling the unification of a nation. Explore the history, impact, and festivity surrounding the legacy of this great junction. Featuring guests from Spike 150, the Union Pacific Railroad, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Governor Herbert.

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