Utah News
8:32 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

BYU to uncover little-known tabernacle

The little-known tabernacle is scheduled to be completely unearthed by March, archaeologists say.

Archaeologists from BYU are planning to unearth the foundations of a little-known Provo tabernacle building, torn down nearly a century ago. 

Sweetness And Light
8:00 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Take Your Ball And Go Home? How Dare You!

"It's not that I've fallen out of love; I've actually never liked sports, and I never understood how I became an athlete," Serena Williams said recently, according to TennisNow.com. "I don't like working out; I don't like anything that has to do with working physically."
Tertius Pickard AP

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 6:11 am

Now that Tim Tebow is out of hearts and minds, and we can actually turn our attention to other things, let us go clear to the other side of the world. There, a short while ago, while preparing for the Australian Open, Serena Williams said: "I don't love tennis today, but ... I've actually never liked sports."

While her confession might have surprised some, I suspect that even more were irritated, actually angered, that an athlete — a great champion! — could utter such blasphemy.

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Access Utah
6:48 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

We're Going There: Religion & Politics on Wednesday's Access Utah

There are some topics that shouldn’t be discussed in polite conversation. On Wednesday’s Access Utah, we’ll dive right into two of them: Religion and Politics. In the first segment, we’ll talk about a new LDS caucus in the Utah Democratic Party with party chairman Jim Dabakis, and with LDS Dems Vice-Chair, Crystal Young-Otterstrom.

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Fresh Folk
5:23 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Fresh Folk - January 21

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On the show this week, I feature the literary new release from Josh Ritter, and the new collection called the Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Paul Brady, Jim Lauderdale, and Joe Ely, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

The Two-Way
5:02 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Facing Disaster, What Is A Ship's Captain Expected To Do?

The Costa Concordia lies stranded in the Giglio harbor on Tuesday.
Filippo Monteforte AFP/Getty

The captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been pilloried by many for what they say was cowardice in the wake of the accident off the coast of Tuscany Friday.

The dramatic recordings of the exchange between Coast Guard Capt. Gregorio De Falco's and Capt. Francesco Schettino, reveal a captain unwilling to return to the listing ship, even as De Falco mocks him.

But under maritime law, what was Schettino supposed to do?

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Radio Cosmopolis
4:52 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - January 20

This week you'll hear a special episode focused on the Marley dynasty, including music by Bob Marley, his wife, his sons, and his bandmates.


The Two-Way
4:30 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Indian Lit Festival Invitation To Author Salman Rushdie Stirs Controversy

Salman Rushdie.
Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

There's a controversy brewing in India over an invitation extended to Booker Prize-winning novelist Salman Rushdie by the organizers of the Jaipur Literary Festival.

Rushdie, the author of Midnight's Children, angered Muslims with his 1988 novel Satanic Verses. The novel, which many Muslims say insults the Prophet Muhammad, led to Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declaring a fatwa against Rushdie. The writer spent much of the next few years in hiding.

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The Two-Way
4:22 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

The Social Reference Desk: A Band-Aid For The Wikipedia Blackout

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Jan. 17.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

Mark told you earlier that Wikipedia is going black for 24 hours beginning at midnight tonight. While Wikipedia's reason for shutting down is to protest anti-piracy legislation making its way through the United States Congress, another interesting question is going to be what happens to all those web surfers seeking answers to can't-wait questions?

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4:15 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Steve Eaton's (and Siri's) Day Out

Steve Eaton packs for a long day trip away from the office.

Steve Eaton is a freelance writer who lives in Logan. He writes a column for the Deseret News and is a beloved commentator on Utah Public Radio.