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.
Turning 65 isn't easy. As soon as you start nearing that age, your mailbox will fill with advertisements, fliers, and letters trying to tell you how to navigate your upcoming retirement. It can be very confusing and a lot of people fear falling into a pitfall or scam. Doug Wright talks to Dave Burns of Retirement Health Solutions about what you need to know as you approach retirement. Burns' company is local and works with all insurance plans in the state of Utah. They want to help you understand all of your options. He specializes in customizing Medicare benefits for those currently on or aging into Medicare. If you or a loved one is confused about the different plans and needs help, call 801-855-9711.
What would happen if J. Golden Kimball, Mark Twain, and Porter Rockwell were to meet up? Doug Wright talks to director John Lyde about his new film, Story Tellers, where American history and Mormon history come face to face.
Richard Paul Evans, the #1 best-selling author of the Michael Vey series and The Christmas Box, joins KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright to talk about his new book, The Broken Road, and how the community has been responding to it. The new novel from the acclaimed writer asks the question, "What if you could start over?" When the protagonist gets his second chance, he then has to decide what to do with it. Evans describes how his own faith as a Mormon shaped his writing in this tale of redemption and grace.
KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks with Ganel-Lyn Condie about her new book The Decision That Changed My Life that shares inspiring true stories of Latter Day Saints. Condie explores some of the life-altering choices made by sixteen notable and everyday Latter-day Saints and the chain of events that followed those decisions that affected other people's lives.
Doug Wright talks to author Ganel-Lyn Condie about her latest book, The Decision That Changed My Life - Inspiring True Stories From Latter-Day Saints. The author of I Can Do Hard Things with God and I Can Forgive with God is back with a new self-help discussion about how even the smallest of decisions can set off a ripple effect of outcomes. The book follows choices made by sixteen Mormons and the chain of events that followed those decisions, from notable members of the LDS faith to ordinary people whose stories may resonate with the listener.
Host Doug Wright interviews author Dr. 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.
In a special episode for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 187th Annual General Conference, Doug Wright speaks with the current President of BYU Idaho, and soon-to-be President of BYU Pathway Worldwide, Clark Gilbert. They discuss the growth of BYU Idaho and the introduction of BYU Pathway Worldwide as a new way to offer college education to LDS students across the globe.
Host Doug Wright invites author Kate Holbrook, who is one of the two writers of the book At The Pulpit - 185 Years of Discourses by Ladder-Day Saint Women. Kate shares with Doug what she and Jennifer Reeder have done to put together this fascinating book.
BYU Professor and EFY Speaker Brad Wilcox talks to Doug Wright about his newest book, Changed By Grace. Changed by Grace is based on Wilcox's iconic speech at Brigham Young University on the same topic. In this book, Wilcox uses real-life stories from his own experience as a Mormon to show ways Latter-Day Saints can choose to accept Christ's grace in their lives as they strive for understanding.
Doug interviews Brad Westwood, director of the Utah Division of State History, and Heidi Tak, digital librarian, about the digitization of 171,000 photographs from the Salt Lake Tribune archives. These photos span over decades of historic moments in the state's history.
It's the 50th anniversary of Mr. Mac, a store that has been a tradition in the Wasatch Front for generations. Doug talks to Stewart Christensen about the history of his father's company and the secrets of its success.
Doug Wright's guest is author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon about her writings about the more colorful characters in Mormon history. She shares stories from her book, "In-Laws, Outlaws and Everyone In Between."
The world's largest family history and genealogy conference comes to the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah February 8-11, 2017. Doug Wright talks to Tara Bergeson, Director of Content and Registration and Chad Schumacher, Director of Marketing, about what RootsTech is, and who and what will be seen at the convention, from LeVar Burton, to "Property Brothers" Jonathan and Drew Scott, to family history and DNA detective CeCe Moore, to "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro. Visit rootstech.org for more information.
Author Jeff Benedict joins Doug Wright to discuss his new book, Make A Choice: When You Are At The Intersection of Happiness And Despair, and where he drew inspiration for the seven short stories within. Jeff also co-wrote QB, the biography of former BYU and San Francisco Giants Quarterback Steve Young.
Doug Wright talks to Author and Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich about her latest book, "A House Full of Females." This book addresses woman's rights and early Mormonism from 1835-1870, including polygamy in the LDS Church.