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Everyday Lives, Everyday Values

The people, values, art, music, movies and books that make Utah unique are featured in this show, hosted by Doug Wright.

Monday, February 12, 2018

  • Trail of the West film series
    The Utah State Historical Society, Ms. Naoma Tate, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and others invite you to celebrate the spirit of the American West through art, movies and events. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Jim D'Arc, curator of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University about the free film series.  The films will be shown on third Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., January – June 2018, at the Fort Douglas Post Theater (245 S Fort Douglas Blvd). See a list of all screenings. January 18, 2018, Buffalo Bill (1944) February 15, 2018, Ramona (1928) March 15, 2018, Ramrod (1947) April 19, 2018, Wagon Master (1950) May 17, 2018, Brigham Young (1940) June 21, 2018, Westward the Women (1951) The series focuses on Utah’s storied landscapes and how classic Hollyw

Sunday, February 4, 2018

  • Philo T. Farnsworth vs. Martha Hughes Cannon
    Which statue should represent Utah at the nation's Capitol building: Philo T. Farnsworth or Martha Hughes Cannon? KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Melissa Coy, Historical Collections Curator for the Utah Historical Society, about the contributions of each. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

  • Letters to a Young Mormon
    Dr. Adam Miller talks to KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright about his book, Letters to a Young Mormon. This book is composed as a series of letters. The letters are meant for a young Mormon who is familiar with Mormon life but green in their faith. I imagined myself writing these letters to my own children and struggled, in relation to how we talk about things at church, to say my own piece about what it means to be as a Mormon free, ambitious, repentant, faithful, informed, prayerful, selfless, hungry, chaste, and sealed. The letters do little to benchmark a Mormon orthodoxy. That work belongs to those called to it. Here, my work is personal. I mean only to address the real beauty and real costs of trying to live a Mormon life. And I hope only to show something of what it means to live in a wa

Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • Remembering Thomas S Monson
    Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away at age 90. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright looks back at the leader's life and his contributions to Utah. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

  • Lieutanant Terry's Christmas Fudge
    On a mission to bomb a French bridge and slow down Hitler's retreating army, U.S. bomber pilot Wendell B. Terry miraculously survived a harrowing parachute jump after his plane was hit by enemy fire. Scorched by the burning plane, he landed amid German SS troops and soon found himself in a German prisoner-of-war camp. He shared a cement room with 23 other prisoners. He lived with a dirt floor, no heat to ward off the bitter cold, one small window, and not much to do. To make matters worse, Christmas was approaching, and Lieutenant Terry's heart ached for his new wife and their child who would soon be born. In the depths of the cold and dark, however, a light of hope was sparked by the arrival of a small parcel from the Red Cross. Chosen by lottery to receive that package, Lieutenant Terry

Sunday, December 17, 2017

  • Forgotten Carols
    KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Michael McLean about this year's Forgotten Carols performances. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

  • Curt Bench
    Benchmark Books will celebrate 30 years in business. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to owner Curt Bench about his experience. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • Movember
    KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Dr. Sean Henderson of the Urology Clinic of Utah Valley about Men's Health Month.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • The Little Lamb from Bethlehem
    I have come to your home from a land far away to tell you a true story. It's a story of something that happened in my little town many years ago..." The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The lamb loved baby Jesus, and as they both grew, the lamb promised to share Christ's story with everyone. Now the Little Lamb can teach your family about the Savior's life and share ways to follow His example and serve others throughout the Christmas season. Make Christmas more meaningful as you use this little plush lamb to learn of the Savior, serve others, and celebrate the true spirit of the season with this new Christ-centered tradition! Bring your lamb home today to begin a Christmas tr

Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark
    Michael Vey is missing and it’s up to the Electroclan to find him in this electrifying seventh installment of the New York Times bestselling series! KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Richard Paul Evans about his newest book in the Michael Vey series. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

  • The Christ Who Heals
    In a world increasingly prone to doubt, a foundation in Christ is the only sure basis of a durable discipleship. And for Latter-day Saints, the Jesus Christ revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith is, in some very significant ways, a different kind of Christ than the Jesus of modern Christianity. The Christ of the restored gospel collaborated with Heavenly Parents for our salvation even before the foundation of the world, "does not anything" save it be for our benefit (2 Nephi 26:24), and is determined to patiently guide and nurture every one of God's children into an eternal heavenly family. Most significantly, this Christ does not rescue us from a condition of original sin or depravity. Rather, He is primarily a healer of the wounds incident to a long-planned sojourn, one intended to i

Sunday, October 15, 2017

  • You Are Loved with Kathy Jenkins Gordon
    As you are tossed about by the challenges you face, it is easy to feel sad. Alone. Forgotten. Unloved. Those feelings are real. But they are not reality, for you are not—and never can be—forgotten. In the tumultuous journey of mortality, trials can seem both overwhelming and isolating. But it is in the darkest of moments that the light of Christ shines brightest, beckoning you to turn to Him. With words of reassurance, author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon acknowledges that tough times will surely come—but as you walk through hardships hand in hand with the Lord, there is hope for the future, and opportunity for personal growth. Through discussion of sacred scripture and the inspired words of church leaders, this volume addresses topics ranging from embracing the atonement, to believing your

Sunday, October 8, 2017

  • History of the Salt Lake Tabernacle
    KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to artist and former Curator of the Museum of Church History and Art about the history of the Tabernacle building in Temple Square. The Tabernacle was built in 1867 and is home of  the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The dome-shaped auditorium is so acoustically sensitive that a pin dropped at the pulpit can be clearly heard at the back of the hall, 170 feet away. Imagine the symphony of sound you can hear from the magnificent choir and the 11,623 pipe organ that fills the front of the Tabernacle.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith
    Doug Wright previews his General Conference Special, which looks at a new PBS documentary called Joseph Smith: American Prophet. This documentary is a remake of the 1999 film of the same name. Filmmakers Lee Groberg and Mark Goodman bring a new life to the story of the founder of the Mormon religion and hope to bring their message to a younger, millennial audience. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

  • Richard Paul Evans on the last Michael Vey novel
    KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright chats with author Richard Paul Evans about his new book, Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark. This book is the latest and last in the Michael Vey series. Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author ofThe Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, theWashington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He liv