This week on Utah NOW, a conversation with Peter Danzig, the organizer of an effort to get the LDS Church to reconsider its relationship with the gay community. Danzig's story is a personal journey of conscience. He'll talk about it and about the effect of Mormon policies on gay people in and out of the church.Read More »
The uproar over a gay couple detained for allegedly refusing to leave after kissing near the Main Street Plaza last week revealed a lingering resentment about the involvement of the LDS Church in the fight over Proposition 8 in California. This week on Utah NOW: the fallout of Prop 8... how are the faithful dealing with and talking about gay rights?Read More »
This week on Utah NOW we're exploring the fate of the Common Ground initiative. It's an effort to secure legal protection at the state legislature for gay and transgendered Utahns. Gay rights advocates hoped that a backlash over the passage of Proposition 8 in California would create an opening for the initiative... but it seems lawmakers are having second thoughts.Read More »
This week on Utah NOW - we're exploring the latest development in the evolving issue of polygamy.
We'll compare the recent raids of a Fundamentalist community in Texas with the raids on Short Creek in 1953. It will help us explain what's new, what it means, and what's next.Read More »
It wasn't so long ago that Utah lawmakers created a progressive series of policies designed to accommodate the reality of illegal immigrants in the state. But now legislators are having second thoughts.
This week on Utah NOW we are exploring the latest in the debate of illegal immigration and asking how you balance the rule of law with compassion.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was actually trying to resolve questions in his recent speech on religion. Instead, he may have raised more.
This week on Utah NOW we're exploring some of those questions. Among them, does freedom really require religion? And in a so-called enlightened 21st century, is our political system still rife with religious bigotry?Read More »
In Washington, President Bush is still hoping to revive legislation that would reform the country's immigration laws. This week on Utah NOW, we'll take up one part of the ongoing debate--the relationship between immigration and business. What are consequences of the dispute on Utah's economy, industry and consumers?Read More »
Former Utah Jazz player John Amaechi has written a remarkable memoir - it's about his struggle to become a professional athlete and to protect the secret he was convinced would end his career - that he's gay...
This year Amaechi is the Grand Marshal for Utah's Pride parade and events. In this edition of Utah NOW we talk with John Amaechi... about Pride Days, his time spent in Utah, and his career as an NBA player.Read More »
A new PBS series profiling the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will again bring Mormonism into the national spotlight. On an hour-long edition of Utah NOW, we're talking about the series and gauging the reaction to this latest portrait of the faith. Find out what Utahns say after viewing the documentary. Did it clear up misconceptions or reinforce them? Join us for a balanced, considered response to the national broadcast. In a unique collaboration between KUED and KBYU, Utah NOW: Viewing THE MORMONS will be simulcast on both channels Friday at 8 pm.Read More »
Mothers have always had ridiculous expectations to live up to, but the scholar Susan Douglas says a movement is growing that gives the moms of the world a break. This week on Utah NOW we're talking about the myths and the realities of being a mother in modern society.
Our studio guest Susan Douglas is a professor of communications at the University of Michigan and author of "The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Has Undermined Women."
In 1970 Angela Davis was on the FBI's most wanted list, more than three decades later she remains a vocal witness to the struggle for civil rights. This week on Utah Now, Davis will join us to discuss the legacy and the current condition of social justice in America.Read More »
This week on Utah NOW we’re exploring the legal and social dynamics in the debate over gay marriage. What does this national conversation reveal about Utah? Our fears…our values…our judgments…and just what’s at stake? This week’s “In Focus” segment profiles a lesbian and heterosexual family.Read More »
So what makes a family? Is it a shared last name and a place at the head of the table for Dad? Or is it a bond that doesn’t involve a marriage license? Kanab, Utah has adopted a resolution defining the natural family, and as a result people within the state—and even the nation are focusing on Kanab. The Utah NOW team traveled down South to get answers, and to flush out the bigger issue, what makes a family?
In our “Speak Out Utah” segment we debut a new editorialist, Enid Greene, talk show host on AM820 and former U.S. Representative.