Utah NOW Show Archives: April 2008 Shows
Along with snow or maybe polygamy, Utah's liquor laws are right up there with the characteristics outsiders associate with the state. But have you ever wondered where they came from or how we got to this point?
This week on Utah NOW we're talking about the history and logic of Utah's liquor laws and the current effort to reform them.
This week on Utah NOW - we're exploring the high-cost debt industry in Utah.
In particular, we're focusing on payday lenders who have found a niche in places where there are a high number of working poor, minorities and elderly. Some say this trend is changing the culture and the assumptions we hold about borrowing money.
We'll ask if these lenders are providing a needed service or exploiting the most vulnerable people in society.
In the one-man play he's written about his experience as a gay Marine serving in Iraq, Jeff Key explains he couldn't reconcile the reasons he had joined the military with the justification for what he came to believe was an immoral war.
Key's one-man play "The Eyes of Babylon" is opening this week in Salt Lake City. He'll join us to talk about it on Utah NOW.