The Utah State Historical Society, Ms. Naoma Tate, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and others invite you to celebrate the spirit of the American West through art, movies and events.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Jim D'Arc, curator of the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University about the free film series.
The series focuses on Utah’s storied landscapes and how classic Hollywood films used them to create an ideal, imagined American West. Dr. James V. D’Arc, a retired BYU motion picture curator and professor of film, will offer a brief lecture before each screening and lead a post-viewing discussion.
Which statue should represent Utah at the nation's Capitol building: Philo T. Farnsworth or Martha Hughes Cannon? KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Melissa Coy, Historical Collections Curator for the Utah Historical Society, about the contributions of each.
Dr. Adam Miller talks to KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright about his book, Letters to a Young Mormon. This book is composed as a series of letters. The letters are meant for a young Mormon who is familiar with Mormon life but green in their faith. I imagined myself writing these letters to my own children and struggled, in relation to how we talk about things at church, to say my own piece about what it means to be as a Mormon free, ambitious, repentant, faithful, informed, prayerful, selfless, hungry, chaste, and sealed.
The letters do little to benchmark a Mormon orthodoxy. That work belongs to those called to it. Here, my work is personal. I mean only to address the real beauty and real costs of trying to live a Mormon life. And I hope only to show something of what it means to live in a way that refuses to abandon either life or Mormonism.
Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away at age 90. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright looks back at the leader's life and his contributions to Utah.
On a mission to bomb a French bridge and slow down Hitler's retreating army, U.S. bomber pilot Wendell B. Terry miraculously survived a harrowing parachute jump after his plane was hit by enemy fire. Scorched by the burning plane, he landed amid German SS troops and soon found himself in a German prisoner-of-war camp. He shared a cement room with 23 other prisoners. He lived with a dirt floor, no heat to ward off the bitter cold, one small window, and not much to do. To make matters worse, Christmas was approaching, and Lieutenant Terry's heart ached for his new wife and their child who would soon be born.
In the depths of the cold and dark, however, a light of hope was sparked by the arrival of a small parcel from the Red Cross. Chosen by lottery to receive that package, Lieutenant Terry opened it to find a small can of powdered milk, a packet of sugar, two squares of unsweetened chocolate—and a chance to bring a glimmer of Christmas joy to his fellow prisoners.
Brought to life with original drawings by Lieutenant Terry himself, this heartwarming true story of sharing what little you have even in the direst of circumstances will inspire you to look for small ways to bring joy to others. Charmingly retold by beloved author Gerald N. Lund, Lieutenant Terry's Christmas Fudge is a classic tale you'll want to revisit every Christmas for years to come.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Michael McLean about this year's Forgotten Carols performances.
Benchmark Books will celebrate 30 years in business. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to owner Curt Bench about his experience.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Dr. Sean Henderson of the Urology Clinic of Utah Valley about Men's Health Month.
I have come to your home from a land far away to tell you a true story. It's a story of something that happened in my little town many years ago..."
The Little Lamb from Bethlehem tells the story of Jesus's miraculous birth from the perspective of one of the lambs in the stable on that sacred night. The lamb loved baby Jesus, and as they both grew, the lamb promised to share Christ's story with everyone. Now the Little Lamb can teach your family about the Savior's life and share ways to follow His example and serve others throughout the Christmas season. Make Christmas more meaningful as you use this little plush lamb to learn of the Savior, serve others, and celebrate the true spirit of the season with this new Christ-centered tradition!
Bring your lamb home today to begin a Christmas tradition that your children will remember for years to come!
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Christine Stevens Mower, the Little Lamb's creator, about her inspiration for the lamb and what the tradition means for her family.
Michael Vey is missing and it’s up to the Electroclan to find him in this electrifying seventh installment of the New York Times bestselling series!
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Richard Paul Evans about his newest book in the Michael Vey series.
In a world increasingly prone to doubt, a foundation in Christ is the only sure basis of a durable discipleship. And for Latter-day Saints, the Jesus Christ revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith is, in some very significant ways, a different kind of Christ than the Jesus of modern Christianity. The Christ of the restored gospel collaborated with Heavenly Parents for our salvation even before the foundation of the world, "does not anything" save it be for our benefit (2 Nephi 26:24), and is determined to patiently guide and nurture every one of God's children into an eternal heavenly family. Most significantly, this Christ does not rescue us from a condition of original sin or depravity. Rather, He is primarily a healer of the wounds incident to a long-planned sojourn, one intended to immerse us in the trials, pains, and soul-stretching of this mortal schoolroom. He is not only the most remarkable being in the history of religious thought; He is, in fact, The Christ Who Heals. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to authors Terryl and Fiona Givens about their newest book.
As you are tossed about by the challenges you face, it is easy to feel sad. Alone. Forgotten. Unloved. Those feelings are real. But they are not reality, for you are not—and never can be—forgotten. In the tumultuous journey of mortality, trials can seem both overwhelming and isolating. But it is in the darkest of moments that the light of Christ shines brightest, beckoning you to turn to Him. With words of reassurance, author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon acknowledges that tough times will surely come—but as you walk through hardships hand in hand with the Lord, there is hope for the future, and opportunity for personal growth. Through discussion of sacred scripture and the inspired words of church leaders, this volume addresses topics ranging from embracing the atonement, to believing your prayers will be answered, to applying the miracle of forgiveness in your life. It is impossible to foresee what storms will come, but amid the uncertainty, some things are sure: you are known, you are loved, and you are never alone. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews Gordon about her newest book.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to artist and former Curator of the Museum of Church History and Art about the history of the Tabernacle building in Temple Square. The Tabernacle was built in 1867 and is home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The dome-shaped auditorium is so acoustically sensitive that a pin dropped at the pulpit can be clearly heard at the back of the hall, 170 feet away. Imagine the symphony of sound you can hear from the magnificent choir and the 11,623 pipe organ that fills the front of the Tabernacle.
Doug Wright previews his General Conference Special, which looks at a new PBS documentary called Joseph Smith: American Prophet. This documentary is a remake of the 1999 film of the same name. Filmmakers Lee Groberg and Mark Goodman bring a new life to the story of the founder of the Mormon religion and hope to bring their message to a younger, millennial audience.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright chats with author Richard Paul Evans about his new book, Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark. This book is the latest and last in the Michael Vey series. Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author ofThe Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, theWashington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children.
The newest documents published online as part of the Joseph Smith papers take a look at some of the hardest years of the Prophet's life, focusing on when the early Latter Day Saints fled Ohio, and later, Missouri, to temporarily settle in Nauvoo, Illinois. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to the historians behind the project about what you can expect from the latest addition.
The Book of Revelation, brimming with seemingly impenetrable imagery and symbolism, can feel daunting in its account of the climactic conclusion of the world. But now, popular institute instructor and EFY director Eric D. Richards seeks to demystify John's prophetic visions in Preparing for the Second Coming. From the historical background of the verses to their modern applications and ability to prepare readers for the Second Coming, this unique exploration of Revelation centers on the words of modern-day prophets to illuminate the timely teachings found in this book of scripture. Look to the future with patience, hope, and courage as you come to more fully understand the transformative power of the book of Revelation.
Religion Today host Martin Tanner speaks with actor James Arington and film maker Ken Cromar about the DVD "Here's Brother Brigham".
The Days of ’47 Rodeo is one of Utah’s longest-standing traditions – celebrating Utah’s heritage since 1857. The rodeo, and other Days of ’47 events, commemorate the day – July 24, 1847 – when a determined company of Mormon pioneers realized their dreams upon entering the Great Salt Valley. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Rodeo Chairman Kem Gardner about the events and new stadium.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright sits down with author Kathy Gordon Jenkins to talk about her book, J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories.
Known as the “swearing Apostle,” J. Golden Kimball is just such a character, one whose legacy of colorful language is surpassed only by his fierce loyalty to the gospel.
In J. Golden Kimball: The Remarkable Man Behind the Colorful Stories, readers are invited to come to better know this legendary man made famous by his unique humor and powerful testimony. From a chronicle of Kimball’s youthful adventures to the legacy he forged in his more than forty years as a General Authority, gear up for a rollicking ride through the life of one of the liveliest servants of the Lord.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews author Terryl Givens about his new book, Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis. This is his second book exploring the origins of LDS practice, from Joseph Smith to modern day.
Jerry Borrowman talks to KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright about his new book, Compassionate Soldier: Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor on the Battlefield. This book tells courageous stories of mercy and compassion that you probably haven't heard yet from the American Revolution to the Iraqi War. These inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our conventional thinking of honor and battlefield glory.
KSL NewsRadio host Doug Wright talks to Chris Simonson of the Bountiful Rotary Club about their Coats for Kids Car Show. This local charity event aims to help Utah children. Since the first show in 1998, the Rotary Club has been able to provide winter coats, boots and mittens for at least 8,000 kids in the Beehive State.
Everyday Lives, Everyday Values host Doug Wright interviews Mormon Miracle Pageant President Milt Olsen and counselor Troy Shelly about the history of the annual pageant and why LDS families are still coming to Manti every year to see it. They discuss how to pageant aims to spread the story of the restoration of the Gospel, the Savior, and the Spirit to everyone in attendance.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright interviews author Hank Smith about his new book, Be Happy - Simple Secrets to a Happier Life. They talk about how spirituality and religion can help you achieve happiness and maintain it -- and how being religious and being spiritual are not necessarily mutually exclusive.