The not guilty verdict in the trial of Roberto Miramontes Roman for the murder of Millard County Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox shocked many in the community. Now some of the jurors are talking about their deliberations. This case got us wondering: How do juries come to their decisions? What influences those decisions? Can we have confidence in our jury system? On Thursday’s AU we’ll talk with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Aaron Falk; and University of Texas Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Rose, who has studied how juries reach decisions.
On Access Utah we explore ghosts, hauntings, and love. Author and NPR executive producer Eric Nuzum faced his own fears. In his book, “Giving Up the Ghost: A Story About Friendship 80’s Rock a Lost Scrap of Paper and What it Means to be Haunted” Nuzum talks of his history being haunted and how he found peace in facing the supernatural.
The Bioneers Radio Series brings us Beloved Community: Hello, My Other Self.
In today’s radically shifting world, the name of the game is resilience - the capacity of both human and ecological systems to absorb disturbance, roll with the punches and come up standing. Resilience arises from building community - enduring relationships and networks that hold cultural memory in the same way seeds regenerate a forest after a fire.
People often join the terms guns and violence together, but is this a correct association? With the dealdy shootings at the Empire State building, the Sikh Temple, and the Aurora movie theater, headlines and content connect the two. Is America more violent than other countries? Where do guns fit in? Are guns to blame? What should we do, if anything?