The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints renounced the practice of plural marriage in 1890. In the mid- to late nineteenth century, however--the heyday of Mormon polygamy--as many as three out of every ten Mormon women became polygamous wives.
On the show this week I feature the affecting songwriting from Krista Detor, as well as Kate MacLeod’s new album entirely inspired by books (and recorded in a bookstore). I’ll also play songs from new releases by Jerry Joseph, Sara Jean Kelley, and Danny Shafer, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
UPR guest reporter Brian Champagne is headed to Kenosha, Wis., for the AMC reunion and wants your ideas for things to do along the way. He'll be giving live reports from the road in July and August, and you can offer insight on the tourist traps, beautiful sights, suggest great places to eat, or even share insight on places and roads to avoid or how to survive hours in the car with his family.
Stories of backyard bears and cat-eating coyotes are becoming increasingly common—even for people living in non-rural areas. Farmers anxious to protect their sheep from wolves aren’t the only ones concerned: suburbanites and city dwellers are also having more unwanted run-ins with mammalian predators.
“The principle of net neutrality guarantees a level playing field in which Internet users do not have to pay Internet service providers more for better access to online content, and content generators do not have to pay additional fees to ensure users can access their websites or apps. In other words all Internet traffic should be treated equally.” (Leticia Miranda, The Nation).
There was a time when the phrase "American family" conjured up a single, specific image: a breadwinner dad, a homemaker mom, and their 2.5 kids living comfortable lives in a middle-class suburb. Today, that is no longer the case, due to divorce rates, single parenthood, and increased out-of-wedlock births. Most Americans fail to identify the root factor driving the changes: economic inequality that is remaking the American family along class lines.
It’s a night of bluegrass music on the show this week, as I feature the lively and talented band from coastal North Carolina, Molasses Creek, and the unique sound of the Infamous Stringdusters. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Bryan Sutton, Mason Porter and Bennett Sullivan, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.