The Rights of Nature: A Global Movement
It is still a small group, but the scientists and environmental activists who have vowed to change our concept of nature forever are celebrating their first successes. They are fighting for the recognition of inalienable, enforceable basic rights for nature – worldwide.
On a blistering summer’s day in 1847 Brigham Young walked around the unknown landscape of what he hoped would be a new homeland in the American West and said simply, “Here.” So begins the uneven, inspired, conflicted and purposeful history of a location that would become the centerpiece of the Utah experience.
Brigham Street: Salt Lake City's Grand Boulevard
It's a street unlike any in the American West - a boulevard of grand proportions. From 1880 to the 1930's, the vast majority of Utah's wealth resided here in the most opulent neighborhood the region had ever seen.
The Governor’s Mansion
It is Utah’s home of homes, a gracious chateauesque mansion rising three stories along Salt Lake City’s grand boulevard. Built by Senator Thomas Kearns, a miner who found his fortune in the hills above Park City, Utah, the three story masterpiece became a focal point for Utah’s elite and powerful, hosting local industry titans, dignitaries, and even President Theodore Roosevelt.
Richard Richards: A Conversation on Ethics
Just weeks before the Watergate break-in, an up-and coming political organizer was offered a senior position at CREEP. Richard Richards had arrived at its headquarters in Washington for an introductory meeting, but it wasn’t long before he sensed something was amiss, and he refused the job and walked out.
Thousands of United States military veterans experience homelessness each year. Street Vets takes viewers into the largely invisible world of homeless veterans and the difficult, but hopeful, pathways home.
Great Salt Lake is a Utah icon, but climate change and a growing population threaten its future. Desert Water discusses new ideas for guaranteeing water inflows into the Great Salt Lake.
The Air We Breathe
Salt Lake City has made national headlines due to a wintertime inversion that has created some of the most polluted air in the nation. The Air We Breathe takes a close look at the causes of this bad air and what challenges it has for Utah's citizens, businesses and government.
In 1922 a small Utah town was rocked with the news that the local school principal had shot and killed one of his students. United United shares the story of the principal’s successor, Golden Kilburn, who masterfully transformed the lives and behavior of a gang of troublesome boys and healed a community.
Ogden: Junction City of the West
Just weeks after the joining of the transcontinental railroad, the transfer point between the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads was moved to Ogden, Utah and no traveling passenger would cross the country by rail without stopping there.