Conference Conversations

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

Episodes

  • 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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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.  

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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.  

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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.  

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com. 

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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.

    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.  

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com

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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. 

    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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com.

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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

    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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com.

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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. 

    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.

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com.

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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. 

    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. 

    Conference Conversations is sponsored by ZeroRez; the original no residue carpet cleaning service. Their patented Powered Water® Technology is able to provide a better clean without using harsh chemicals or detergents. Learn more at ZeroRezSaltLake.com.

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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? 

    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, 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

    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

    $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

    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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  • April 6, 2019

    Grading the System Part 4 - A Dave and Dujanovic Education Special

    Dave and Dujanovic want to answer the question: Is college worth it? Producer Andrew Hull speaks with State Auditor John Dougall and Utah Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler and shares his own college experience to help answer the question.

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  • April 6, 2019

    Grading the System Part 3 - A Dave and Dujanovic Education Special

    Dave and Dujanovic are joined by producer Andrew Hull and reporter Frank Mueller to discuss how students in Utah grade their educational experience. Students from out-of-state compare their past educational experience to Utah.

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  • April 6, 2019

    Grading the System Part 2 - A Dave and Dujanovic Education Special

    Dave and Dujanovic talk with producer Andrew Hall and reporter Frank Mueller about what things are being done to help improve the education system in Utah and what things still need to be done to improve the system.

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  • April 6, 2019

    Grading the System Part 1 - A Dave and Dujanovic Education Special

    Dave and Dujanovic take a look in the classroom with KSL reporter Frank Mueller and Skyridge High School teacher Mindy Hinckley. They look at what's going well in Utah's classrooms and what could still use some help.

     

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  • April 5, 2019

    T.C. Christensen's The Fighting Preacher

    Director & Producer T.C. Christensen joins Doug Wright for a behind-the-scenes look at Christensen's newest movie, The Fighting Preacher. This faith-based film tells the true story of a former world middleweight boxing champion who turns his gloves in to become a preacher. In 1915 Willard Bean and his wife Rebecca embarked on a 25-Year Mission in anti-Mormon Palmyra which became their longest, toughest fight.

    Featuring insightful interviews with actress Cassidy Huber who plays the steadfast Rebecca Bean, and the man who wrote the book on these diligent pioneers, Rand H. Packer.

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  • October 6, 2018

    When Nothing Else Works - Ketamine Therapy

    When Nothing Else Works for people suffering from depression, some have found relief from Ketamine therapy. KSL's Peter Samore explains Ketamine is an anesthetic used to induce sleep for patients during surgery, but when used in much smaller doses over a much longer period of time, it can have a different effect. The co-founder of the Utah Ketamine Clinic in American Fork understands there is both fierce opposition and fierce support for this treatment. We hear in this episode from both a patient and from the co-founders of this clinic.

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  • October 6, 2018

    When Nothing Else Works - Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

    What do parents do when a child is overly aggressive or out of control and they don't know what to do? In part three of When Nothing Else Works, Mary Richards introduces us to PCIT or Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. This is a research based therapy offered at several places in Utah, and it is helping many families to survive and even thrive. Dr. Brooks Keeshin explains what it is all about, and we meet a mother who tells us how it lead to a breakthrough for her child.

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  • October 6, 2018

    When Nothing Else Works - Outpatient therapies in Utah

    Depression in teenagers can be one of the hardest things to treat. When parents and families feel like they've tried everything at home, one of the treatments they turn to is outpatient day therapies like Wasatch Canyons. In this final installment of When Nothing Else Works, Peter Samore introduces us to a mother who tells us about her daughter's experience at Wasatch Canyons. We also meet an LCSW who talks about what can happen when teenagers arrive for therapy.

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  • October 6, 2018

    When Nothing Else Works - Magnetic Therapy

    In Part One of When Nothing Else Works, Peter Samore introduces us to magnetic therapy. For some people who have depression, and they've spent years trying talk therapies and dozens of medications, they don't know where to turn. Some patients have found relief with electroconvulsive therapy. In this episode, we hear from a patient and a doctor from the University Neuropsychiatric Institute.

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  • October 6, 2018

    Returning Remains: What it takes to use genealogy to reconnect remains of WWII soldiers with their families

    Over 82,000 soldiers are still considered missing in action 73 years after the end of World War II. The Department of Defense believes that just under half of those are recoverable. 

    But there are programs in the defense department dedicated to making sure those soldiers get home -- even all these years later. 

    KSL Newsradio's Kira Hoffelmeyer tells us more about a program at Brigham Young University that uses genealogy to connect lost soldiers with their families. 

    Brian Martin, co-host of Utah's Morning News, also speaks with Jill Crandell, a professor at BYU and the director of the school's Family History and Genealogy Center. She tells us more about her center's partnership with the Army. They've been working on 66 cases over the last year, and have successfully filed 55. Most of those have led to the repatriation of these WWII soldiers and returning their remains to the loved ones who lost them. 

    This segment of Conference Conversations, "Returning Remains: Using Toda's Technology With Yesterday's Heros" is hosted by Brian Martin, co-host Utah's Morning News. Producer of Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News, Kira Hoffelmeyer, reports. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don't forget to review and subscribe to the Conference Conversations podcast on iTunes. Or follow KSL Newsradio on Twitter and Instagram @kslnewsradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kslnewsradio/

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  • October 6, 2018

    Returning Remains: BYU and the Army partner to return remains of MIA/POW soldiers to their families

    Over 82,000 soldiers are still considered missing in action 73 years after the end of World War II. The Department of Defense believes that just under half of those are recoverable. 

    But there are programs in the defense department dedicated to making sure those soldiers get home -- even all these years later. 

    KSL Newsradio's Kira Hoffelmeyer tells us more about a program at Brigham Young University that uses genealogy to connect lost soldiers with their families. 

    Brian Martin, co-host of Utah's Morning News, also speaks with Jill Crandell, a professor at BYU and the director of the school's Family History and Genealogy Center. She tells us more about her center's partnership with the Army. They've been working on 66 cases over the last year, and have successfully filed 55. Most of those have led to the repatriation of these WWII soldiers and returning their remains to the loved ones who lost them. 

    This segment of Conference Conversations, "Returning Remains: Using Toda's Technology With Yesterday's Heros" is hosted by Brian Martin, co-host Utah's Morning News. Producer of Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News, Kira Hoffelmeyer, reports. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don't forget to review and subscribe to the Conference Conversations podcast on iTunes. Or follow KSL Newsradio on Twitter and Instagram @kslnewsradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kslnewsradio/

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  • October 6, 2018

    Returning Remains: Using genealogy to connect families with missing WWII soldiers

    Over 82,000 soldiers are still considered missing in action 73 years after the end of World War II. The Department of Defense believes that just under half of those are recoverable. 

    But there are programs in the defense department dedicated to making sure those soldiers get home -- even all these years later. 

    KSL Newsradio's Kira Hoffelmeyer tells us more about a program at Brigham Young University that uses genealogy to connect lost soldiers with their families. 

    Brian Martin, co-host of Utah's Morning News, also speaks with Jill Crandell, a professor at BYU and the director of the school's Family History and Genealogy Center. She tells us more about her center's partnership with the Army. They've been working on 66 cases over the last year, and have successfully filed 55. Most of those have led to the repatriation of these WWII soldiers and returning their remains to the loved ones who lost them. 

    This segment of Conference Conversations, "Returning Remains: Using Toda's Technology With Yesterday's Heros" is hosted by Brian Martin, co-host Utah's Morning News. Producer of Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News, Kira Hoffelmeyer, reports. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don't forget to review and subscribe to the Conference Conversations podcast on iTunes. Or follow KSL Newsradio on Twitter and Instagram @kslnewsradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kslnewsradio/

     

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  • October 6, 2018

    Returning Remains: BYU helps reconnect MIA soldiers with genealogy

    Over 82,000 soldiers are still considered missing in action 73 years after the end of World War II. The Department of Defense believes that just under half of those are recoverable. 

    But there are programs in the defense department dedicated to making sure those soldiers get home -- even all these years later. 

    Brian Martin, co-host of Utah's Morning News, also speaks with Jill Crandell, a professor at BYU and the director of the school's Family History and Genealogy Center. She tells us more about her center's partnership with the Army. They've been working on 66 cases over the last year, and have successfully filed 55. Most of those have led to the repatriation of these WWII soldiers and returning their remains to the loved ones who lost them. 

    This segment of Conference Conversations, "Returning Remains: Using Toda's Technology With Yesterday's Heros" is hosted by Brian Martin, co-host Utah's Morning News. Producer of Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News, Kira Hoffelmeyer, reports. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don't forget to review and subscribe to the Conference Conversations podcast on iTunes. Or follow KSL Newsradio on Twitter and Instagram @kslnewsradio or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kslnewsradio/

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  • October 5, 2018

    "Saints: The Standard of Truth"

    "Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Latter Days" is the first volume in the series "The Standard of Truth" is the first historical series published by the church since 1930. The first volume of the four-part series begins in 1815 and ends in 1846 in Nauvoo, Illinois.

    You get your own copy of the book in 14 different languages on your Gospel Library App, buy a soft-back edition at any Church Distribution Center, or download it anywhere you get eBooks.

    KSL's Doug Wright interviewed Steven Harper, Lisa Tait, and Richard C. Tourley who are all historians for the church and worked on this project.

    Doug Wright is the former host of the Doug Wright Show and the current host of the Movie Show, which airs Fridays.

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  • April 3, 2018

    Debunking Modern-Day Motherhood Myths

    Host of The Mom Show on KSL Newsradio, Lindsay Aerts, explores modern-day motherhood myths; how social networking, media images, and other messages can make moms feel inadequate. She explores myths such as enjoying motherhood all the time, the myth that what you're seeing on TV and on social media is true to reality, and the myth that there's one right way to parent. She explores how these myths are widening the gap between what we think is possible in motherhood and how our lives really look and feel.

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  • April 1, 2018

    Into All the World

    President Russell M. Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles and their wives, Wendy Watson Nelson and Patricia Holland will embark on a trip on April 10th, that will literally take them around the world.  They'll travel to London, Israel, Africa, Thailand and China as part of the 13-day trip. 
     
    It isn't the first time a church President has traveled like this, but it's been more than a decade. 
     
    For President Nelson, travel has become a way of life since he was called to the Quorum of the 12 Apostles in April of 1984. From that time, a man who was a world-renown surgeon was given a different tasks, to open hearts and nations to the church. 
     
    KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque sat down with Elder Spencer J. Condie, author of the book, "Russell M. Nelson, Father, Surgeon, Apostle"  and Justin Bray from the Department of Church History to talk about his past trips, and President Nelson's decades of outreach around the world. 
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  • March 31, 2018

    Seeking a Path to Safety

    “Seeking a Path to Safety” is a conversation between KSL’s Amanda Dickson and the leading thinkers from law enforcement, mental health, government and family about how we can keep our schools safer – and not just our schools, but our churches, theaters and other public places. How do we help the young people who have grown up never knowing a time when “school shooting” was not a thing? What can we do when we know someone who seems dangerous?
     
    What part of the puzzle is arming our teachers or ourselves? What role does the media play, and lastly, what can each one of us do today to make a difference. Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Squires, Director of Child and Adolescent Therapy at Wasatch Family Therapy Clair Mellenthin and Former Chief of Staff to Senator Mike Lee/Current Opinion Editor of the Deseret News Boyd Matheson help us as we seek a path to safety.
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  • March 31, 2018

    Boosting Our Boys Grades

    Nationally, 61 percent of college graduates are women; in Utah, girls own an 11 percent lead in Sage testing when it comes to Language Arts.
     
    This is just a snapshot of the worldwide problem where boys are being left behind academically, while girls are flourishing. Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic talk to experts to help determine the cause of the gender grade gap and some possible solutions to that will benefit boys without negatively affecting girls.  
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  • October 1, 2017

    Forgiveness and Health

     The bible commands us to forgive others, and, according to some research, your health may depend on it. Doctors say letting go of grudges and bitterness can make way for happiness, health, peace, better relationships, and greater spiritual, physical and mental well-being. But not forgiving can cause anxiety, stress, and hostility. During this hour, Dr. Todd Thatcher of Valley Behavioral Health explains about how to get down to the underlying issues that may keep us from forgiving. We also have a conversation with Bishop Scott B. Hayashi of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, about what forgiveness is, why we need it, and how it happens.

     

     

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  • October 1, 2017

    The Road to Fertility

    Dr. Russell Foulk of Utah Fertility Center talks about hope for couples facing the challenge of creating a family. Dr. Foulk will discuss various fertility problems and their medical solutions. You'll learn many fertility problems can be easily and quickly solved through evaluation and non-surgical treatment. 

    You'll also meet a couple who experienced extremely difficult fertility problems and learn about their path to successful parenthood.

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  • September 30, 2017

    A Crisis of Faith

    Headlines and studies point to declining numbers in congregations, especially millennials, but not everyone agrees. Even if it is true, no one knows why they’re leaving. Over the last month, KSL Newsradio’s Brianna Bodily has investigated - pouring over studies, reading articles, gathering people’s personal stories and interviewing both religious leaders and experts. Click the link to join in her investigation and see if you can figure out why so many people are discarding religion in this modern age. Special thanks to Nick Denunzio who contributed to this story.
     
     
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  • September 30, 2017

    Debunking Modern-day Motherhood Myths

    Host of The Mom Show on KSL Newsradio, Lindsay Aerts, explores modern-day motherhood myths; how social networking, media images, and other messages can make moms feel inadequate. She explores myths such as enjoying motherhood all the time, the myth that what you're seeing on TV and on social media is true to reality, and the myth that there's one right way to parent. She explores how these myths are widening the gap between what we think is possible in motherhood and how our lives really look and feel.

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  • April 3, 2017

    Parenting in the Modern World: Suicide and parenting

    The JayMac News Show's Jay McFarland talks about suicide in your children and how to handle it. Kim Myers, a suicide prevention coordinator for the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, talks about how to tell if someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts and how to reach out them, especially if they're your children. 

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  • April 3, 2017

    Parenting in the Modern World: It's okay to get help as parents

    KSL Newsradio's JayMcFarland hosts a special hour during General Conference and talks to Kim Myers, a suicide prevention coordinator with the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, about suicide in our young people. Suicide is one of the biggest causes of death for young people in our nation. Jay also reflects on his personal experiences with suicide. 

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  • April 3, 2017

    Parenting in the Modern World: The importance of having relationship with your kids

    KSL Newsradio's host of The JayMac News Show, Jay McFarland, talks about parenting in today's world with massive amounts of technology, substances and more. The Program Manager for the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Susannah Burt about how to make connections with your child to prevent potential problems like substance abuse, mental health issues and more.

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  • April 3, 2017

    Parenting in the Modern World: Drug abuse, addiction and overdoses

    KSL Newsradio's Jay McFarland from The JayMac News Show talks to Susannah Burt, the program manager at the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental health, about how you can deal with children who become addicted to substances. They also talk about how to prevent substance abuse in your child from the very beginning. He also spoke with Barbra Inslee Crouch, the executive director for the Utah Poison Control Center, about how drugs affect your child's bodies and brains. 

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  • April 2, 2017

    Mindfulness and Growth in the Spirit

    Thomas McConkie, the host of Mindfulness+ on the KSL Newsradio app and website, grew up a devout Mormon. He shares his faith journey, and how mindfulness practice informed and transformed his beliefs. He describes how a childhood illness and a blessing from his grandfather put him on the path to spiritual growth in the LDS Church, even with a period of questioning and doubt in his teens. He wanted to know why members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints could be so imperfect - and looking for the answer to that question led him to learn more about adult development, meditation, and mindfulness. 

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  • April 1, 2017

    Fertility & Your Family: New Technology Is Fascinating

    Dr. Russell Foulk of Utah Fertility Center discusses infertility, from simple solutions to the latest technology including egg freezing.   He stresses the importance of identifying the cause(s) of infertility and shares hope that virtually all causes can be overcome.  Tyler and  Kalli talk about their personal experience and encourage others to seek a specialist to help them get back on their path to parenthood.

    This episode is part of KSL NewsRadio's "Conference Conversations" podcast. This content originally aired in April 2017 as part of KSL NewsRadio's coverage of LDS General Conference.

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  • April 1, 2017

    Fertility & Your Family: The Causes and Treatments of Infertility

    Dr. Russell Foulk from Utah Fertility Center talks to Amanda Dickson about what causes infertility, how to keep "your plumbing" healthy, as he says. If a woman is not ovulating, and the doctor can help to get her ovulating again, that can help her get pregnant. It can be something as simple as that. He goes on to review other treatments from there. There are many reasons to have hope.

    This episode is part of KSL NewsRadio's "Conference Conversations" podcast. This content originally aired in April 2017 as part of KSL NewsRadio's coverage of LDS General Conference.

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  • April 1, 2017

    Fertility & Your Family: A Young Couple's Story

    Amanda Dickson sits down with a young couple to ask them their story. They are brave and generous in sharing what they experienced with infertility - what they went through and what they worried about.

    This episode is part of KSL NewsRadio's "Conference Conversations" podcast. This content originally aired in April 2017 as part of KSL NewsRadio's coverage of LDS General Conference.

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  • April 1, 2017

    Fertility & Your Family: 1 in 8 Will Suffer From Infertility

    Amanda Dickson sits down with Dr. Russell Foulk, who is the medical director of the Utah Fertility Center, and discusses a topic which is, for some people, a topic that is hard to talk about - infertility. They talk about waiting to get pregnant, miscarriages, what the factors are - age, gender. We always talk about the woman - but fertility affects both genders.

    This episode is part of KSL NewsRadio's "Conference Conversations" podcast. This content originally aired in April 2017 as part of KSL NewsRadio's coverage of LDS General Conference.

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  • April 1, 2017

    The Bombproof Family: Sacred Skeptics

    Hosts of the Sacred Skeptics podcast, Pastor Rick Henderson and Mike Bell, present a special edition of their show just for KSL Newsradio on LDS Church General Conference weekend. Their mission is to pursue truth with complete abandon, even if it proves them wrong - describing themselves as a mashup of Jon Stewart and C.S. Lewis. 

    In this special program, Bell and Henderson hold up the lens of religion to the needs of the modern family. Can faith help Christians keep their children in the flock? What can Mormons do to make sure their families stay together through good times and bad? How do we love our kids, accept them for who they are, and encourage them to be people of faith all at the same time? 

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  • April 1, 2017

    You Are Enough. Empowering Women of Faith with Maria Shilaos

    KSL NewsRadio personality Maria Shilaos talks with experts about the struggle women face each day for perfectionism. They explore issues related to confidence building, body image and what can be done to reverse feelings of inadequacy. 

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  • October 2, 2016

    A New Creation

    Well-known LDS musician and heart transplant recipient Paul Cardall talks about music, faith and life with Amanda Dickson, against the backdrop of his soaring and beautiful new album, A New Creation. 

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  • October 2, 2016

    Faith and the Crisis in Policing

    KSL's Doug Wright speaks with the chaplains of local police agencies about the tensions between Utah neighborhoods and law enforcement, how it affects the spiritual lives of our officers, and what the community of faith can do to help. 

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  • October 1, 2016

    Dave Rose: Full Court Faith

    BYU head basketball coach Dave Rose sits down for a one-on-one interview with Cleon Wall to talk about his faith, his health since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009, and the business of managing young lives on and off the court. 

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  • October 1, 2016

    Ty Detmer: A Calling to Coach

    Alex Kirry sits down for an exclusive interview with Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer, about his faith journey from Southwest High School in San Antonio, Texas, to becoming a member of the LDS Church and now offensive coordinator for the BYU Cougars. From faith to football, it's a compelling conversation. 

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  • April 3, 2016

    LDS Women and the Quest for Perfection

    How do LDS women in Utah feel about the pressure to raise their families, to balance family and work, to deal with the perception that they have to measure up? KSL's Mary Richards explores the social challenges and opportunities of being a Mormon mom in 2016. 

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  • April 3, 2016

    Mission: Possible

    Young men and women approach the LDS mission field with excitement, training from home, and scores of unexpected needs once they leave. What should they expect? How do we best prepare the next generation of Mormon missionaries for their work? Jay Mcfarland chats with Mr. Mac. 

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  • April 3, 2016

    The Mormon Jesus

    Doug Wright interviews John G. Turner, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University and the author of The Mormon Jesus, about his book, which delves into how Latter-Day Saints have understood and related to the biblical figure of Jesus from the Mormon faith's early years to today. 

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  • April 3, 2016

    Faith and Politics: A Woman's View

    In this election season, Amanda Dickson explores the intersection of faith and politics in a special General Conference edition of A Woman's View. She is joined by Rep. Becky Edwards, Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Sen. Deirdre Henderson from the Utah legislature. 

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  • April 2, 2016

    Look Into Your Health Today

    As baby boomers age into senior living, what are the most common challenges and concerns for independent, successful living? Host Rebecca Cressman chats with Alpine Home Medical about your health and aging. 

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  • April 2, 2016

    A New Approach to Dating in the 21st Century

    What is it like to be Mormon and single? The LDS Matchmaker, a company specializing in coaching singles about the behaviors, attitudes and personal demeanor that attracts the kinds of people the clients want to be with - someone with their shared faith and interests. Hosted by Amanda Dickson. 

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  • April 2, 2016

    The Voice of the West

    KSL has unearthed a 1932 recording, 40 minutes long, that introduces KSL's new 50,000 watt signal as the Voice of the West. Doug Wright walks us through the historic broadcast's live musical performances and talks by notables such as Senator Reed Smoot. An audio time capsule, the show highlights a slice of life in the early 30s in the Intermountain West. 

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