Health and Science
You can never get enough love can you? So this Friday, on Utah NOW, we're offering an extended version - a special edition of our program on love. We'll explore that powerful bond that draws one person to another by way of science and art, and of course, stories. Here's the working question..."Just what is love?" (rebroadcast)
This week on Utah NOW we'll look at the story of one Utah family's struggle with autism. Leeann Whiffen will be our guest. She'll join us to discuss her fight to find the treatment that would make the difference for her son. The book she wrote about the experience is called "A Child's Journey Out of Autism."
This week on Utah NOW we're profiling the Body World's exhibit now on display in Salt Lake City. The show uses real cadavers stripped of their fat and skin and arranged in poses. It's giving us an opportunity to explore our cultural, religious and artistic impressions of the human body - dead and alive.
The scheduled presentation of the Governor's Monthly News Conference has been canceled. This week on Utah NOW--a re-broadcast of our conversation with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. He'll explain his passion for space and what the exploration of the cosmos is telling us about the very nature of life.
This week on Utah NOW the acclaimed physicist Lisa Randall will be with us.
Dr. Randall has a best-selling book which details one of the most intriguing and original ideas in modern science - the existence of hidden dimensions in the cosmos.
We'll talk about how her work is presenting a whole new way of thinking about the nature of the universe.
This week on Utah NOW--we'll explore the latest plan to fix Utah's crippled healthcare system.
A proposal by the charity organization the United Way, offers some middle ground in the contentious debate over how to provide coverage for thousands of uninsured.
The plan has the buy-in from a large collection of business and community leaders. But there are still questions. How does it work? And if it doesn't, what will?
In his new documentary, "SICKO," the controversial filmmaker, Michael Moore, poses an intriguing question: Why doesn't every American have access to health care?
It's the question we're asking this week on Utah NOW. We'll look at the barriers and talk about the possibilities for change.
What happens if you can't trust, or you don't know how to find, reliable information in the information age? Joe Firmage is something of a visionary in the technology arena, and he'll join us to explain his revolutionary proposal to sort out all of the virtual material in a digital world.
This week state leaders announced they had found enough donations to restore emergency dental care for tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients. The arrangement forestalled a political impasse over the issue—but is raising important questions—should private money be used to fund public programs—and what does the story reveal about government's obligation to those in need?
On the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosed cases of AIDS, Utah NOW, in conjunction with FRONTLINE, examines one of the worst pandemics the world has ever known. After a quarter-century of political denial and social stigma, of stunning scientific breakthroughs, bitter policy battles and inadequate prevention campaigns, HIV/AIDS continues to spread rapidly throughout much of the world-and steadily throughout Utah. According to the Utah Department of Health, HIV/AIDS has infected more than 3,000 Utahns, including more than 1,000 who have already died. In Utah, what myths permeate this epidemic and what realities encompass the disease?