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Everyday Lives, Everyday Values

The people, values, art, music, movies and books that make Utah unique are featured in this show, hosted by Doug Wright.
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Apr 8, 2018

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Gail Miller about her new book, Courage to Be You.

 

Gail Miller might seem as though she has it easy—now. But she has experienced challenges in nearly every aspect of her life: financial struggles, family trials, and the personal loss of her husband, Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller. Through it all, she has had courage to move forward and remain grounded in her faith.

In Courage to Be You, Gail encourages readers to find their own path—with the help of the Lord. Her candid stories and personal insights about faith, hard work, grief, and many more topics are both fascinating and inspiring.

"I hope as you read about my journey," she writes, "you will recognize a gem or two of truth that may be useful in your journey. Hopefully, you'll recognize you're not alone in a confusing and complicated world."

Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and visiting about the things that matter most. It will fill you with courage and determination to be the best "you" possible.

Apr 1, 2018

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to the director and star of Trek: The Movie in advance of his conference special about the film. 

Trek follows a young Mormon teenager named Tom and his friends on their handcart journey. Along the way they try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a "special ops" Young Men's leader, match wits with a twinkie-loving skunk, and ponder doctrinal brain teasers like, "Do general Authorities go to PG-13 movies?" But, when they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like their pioneer ancestors.

Mar 25, 2018

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Utah Jazz alum Mark Eaton about his book, Four Commitments of a Winning Team.

 

Why do some organizations regularly outperform their competition? What’s the key to creating a united team that’s an unstoppable force in your market?

The answer lies in eliminating internal competition, people knowing and doing their job, and protecting each other. As a starting center for the Utah Jazz for over 10 years, Mark Eaton experienced the transformation of his team from cellar dweller to one with an extraordinary 20 consecutive playoff appearances.

In The Four Commitments of a Winning Team, Eaton shares the lessons he learned in his incredible journey from a 21-year-old auto mechanic to a record-breaking NBA All-Star, distilled into a simple but powerful plan of action. This book will help you—whether you’re a CEO, team leader, or individual—inspire, strengthen, and motivate your team to outperform your competition and achieve record-breaking success.

Mar 18, 2018

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Author Jeffrey A. Thompson about his new book, The Zookeeper's Secret: Finding Your Calling in Life. 

 

Perhaps your professional and other life ambitions are simply a means to an end—a way to pay the bills or pursue a lifestyle. But what if there was something more? What if you could have success and fulfillment in equal measure? In response to these fundamental questions, Professors Jeffery A. Thompson and J. Stuart Bunderson draw on research, personal experience, and gospel truths to dispel common myths that can stand in the way of seeking your true calling, the work that brings the greatest meaning and satisfaction to your life.

Is there only one true calling for you?

Can you still find your calling if you choose to stay at home?

What if your calling doesn't pay enough to live on?

Discover the answers to these questions and many more as you learn to tap into the spiritual gifts of God and realize how your talents can bring gratification to your life and blessings to those around you. Brimming with practical activities and applications, this guidebook to pursuing your ideal life's work will inspire the confidence you need to translate aspiration into action.

Mar 11, 2018

KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Ganel-Lyn Condie about her new book.

In a world where many women wonder if they measure up, the quest for perfection can be exhausting! For those who are overloaded and overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy comes an authentic and powerful lifeline of reassurance by best-selling author and popular motivational speaker Ganel-Lyn Condie. Featuring lessons taught through scripture, Church leaders, and personal experience, this inspirational book highlights the eternal strength inherent in and available to every woman. Readers will laugh, cry, and feel supported as they live their earthly missions with renewed peace and confidence. From the innate beauty of daughters of God to the gift of self-acceptance to the transcendent power of Christ’s grace, sisters in every stage of life will be inspired to live more freely and fearlessly by learning to embrace their eternal potential and realize they are already more than enough—they are magnificent.

 

 

Feb 12, 2018

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 films will be shown on third Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., January – June 2018, at the Fort Douglas Post Theater (245 S Fort Douglas Blvd). See a list of all screenings.

  • January 18, 2018Buffalo Bill (1944)
  • February 15, 2018Ramona (1928)
  • March 15, 2018Ramrod (1947)
  • April 19, 2018Wagon Master (1950)
  • May 17, 2018Brigham Young (1940)
  • June 21, 2018Westward the Women (1951)

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.

Feb 4, 2018

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. 

Jan 21, 2018

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.

Jan 7, 2018

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. 

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