For a time, anyone who was anyone located their home along its wide, tree-lined length that ran a straight shot east from Temple Square to Fort Douglas. From 1880 to the 1930s, the vast majority of Utah’s wealth resided along Brigham Street in the most lavish and opulent neighborhood the region had ever seen. It was a street ruled by capitalism, a magnificent example of the ebb and flow of economics and the impact of a society always on the move.
Poet Katharine Coles makes crystal clear that the earth is not flat - the title of her new book. She spent a month at a tiny Antarctic science station and has captured the joy of the experience in her new book. A conversation with Katharine Coles next time.
When she was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, mountain climber Sean Patrick approached her illness with the same single-minded focus that she used in climbing. She gathered a community, became a catalyst for change and, even after her death, inspires the quest for cancer awareness and research.
In 1994, Twinkle Chisholm, produced a one-hour documentary for KUED titled Faces of Breast Cancer. The program profiled five women with breast cancer through various stages of their disease, treatment, and recovery. Seventeen years later, KUED will revisit these women and their stories in a half hour program.
In July 2011, the nation will close the chapter of space exploration tied with the Space Shuttle program. While the entire nation has felt pride in its achievements and loss in its tragedies, few states have had the close attachment to the program that Utah has had.
In Street Vets, a powerful, one-hour documentary, filmmaker Issac Goeckeritz takes viewers into the largely invisible world of homeless veterans in Utah and their difficult, but hopeful, pathways home.