Contact with Mary Dickson

Contact with Mary Dickson airs weeknights at 9:55 p.m. on KUED. The long-running community service series features interviews with non-profit and arts organizations. Filmed in the KUED studio, the interviews provide an important outlet for more than 300 non-profit groups each year to reach a broader community audience with information about their services and upcoming events.

The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre’s production, “Eclipsed” is based on the real life stories of the women and girls who helped bring peace to the African nation of Liberia during its second civil war. The play’s director, Stephanie Weeks, joins Mary in the studio.

Gregory Thompson, the Associate Dean for Special Collections talks about the Marriott Library's lecture called “Save Everything: Reflections of a Historian on Archives of the Future.”

Women of the World is bringing us their 2017 Modeling Our World Fashion Show at the Leonardo. Founder and President Samira Harnish talks to Mary in the studio about what they have planned.

Folk Arts Specialist Adrienne Decker from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums talks about the reopening of the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts at Liberty Park.

Andrea Peterson plays multiple roles in Utah Repertory Theater Company’s latest production, “The Other Place,” -- a mystery that revolves around Juliana, a successful neurologist whose life is becoming unhinged.

Bboy Federation is a non-profit that features dancers, DJs & Hip Hop culture

Since 2009, The Bboy Federation has been a showcase for urban dance, both for performances and as a viable path for young dancers to succeed through practice, performance and education. Founders James Karren and Joshua Perkins had already been featuring newer and seasoned dancers at events and just a year later they decided the Hip Hop scene in Utah was ready for a little more.

Executive Director Laurie Hopkins of Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum talks to Mary about their new Reading Nook.

Associate Professor and pianist Vedrana Subotic will perform Brahms 2nd Piano Concerti with the Utah Philharmonia at Libby Gardner Concert Hall. She joins Mary in the studio to talk about "Live @ Libby."

The Lyrical Opera Theater is producing Carmen for its audiences this April. Theater president Lynnette Owens talks to Mary about what they have planned.

MOTUS After Dark is an initiative created by the Musicians of the Utah Symphony to bring great classical music to underexposed audiences. Violinist David Porter talks to Mary about their upcoming debut in Park City.

Utah Chamber Artists’ artistic director Barlow Bradford talks to Mary about their upcoming concert, “The Fruit of Silence” The winter program focuses on music that inspires wonder, contemplation, and peace. 

Faeiza’s Initiative has programmed a three-part series to facilitate an open dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims. Faeiza Javed explains more about this series entitled: “Is Islamophobia Real?"

Go Learn, University of Utah is hosting a Travel Expo for the public to introduce them to the exciting tours they have planned this year. Go Learn’s director, Christoph Dressler, introduces some of the places you can visit and how you can learn more.

The Sundance Institute, in collaboration with KUED and the Salt Lake City Library will host an advance screening of the new documentary, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.” Kara Cody from the Sundance Institute talks to Mary about this event and other exciting programs surrounding this screening.