Stories by Ken Sanders: SLC’s Book Trade, 1960s-70s Counterculture and Reciting Wendell Berry

Date: September 13, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 12; 77:00 minutes). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is an image of rare books dealer, Ken Sanders, in front of his beloved bookstore, Ken Sanders Rare Books, courtesy of the Salt Lake Tribune (Photographer Jeremy Harmon). Are you interested in other episodes of …

Sojourners to the Mormon West: Historian Michael Homer on Seeing Mormonism and Utah through European Eyes

Date: August 2, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 9; 01:03:32 minutes). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above illustration is of Great Salt Lake City’s South Temple Street. Looking eastward to the foothills, It shows what was, and is now, the most famous street in Utah, visited by nearly all sojourners to Salt Lake …

Utah’s National History Day

Date: 08.09.2021 (Season 3, Episode 10; 54:13) Click here for the BuzzSprout versions of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The above image is a screen capture of Camellia and Acacia Yuan’s Utah History Day’s video, Helen Foster Snow: The Bridge Connecting the U.S. and China. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. …

“Rails East to Ogden:” Abandon Cultural Landscapes, Historical Archaeology and One of USA’s “Unknown National Treasures”

Date: 07.12.2021 (Season 3, Episode 8; 1:20 minutes). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The cropped image above is taken from a map entitled, “The Promontory Branch of the First Transcontinental Railroad in Utah, 1869 – 1904,” published in 1981 and republished in 1994, BLM Utah Cultural Resources Series #8 Rails East to Promontory, …

How San Juan County Nearly Became a Ute Reservation: Greg Thompson on Ute Leaders, National Politics, Cattle Companies, Miners, and the Mormons, 1870s-1890s.

Date: 05.07.2020 (Season 1, episode 11; part one: 30: 41 min., part two 26.50 min.): To hear the BuzzSprout versions of this Speak Your Piece episode, click here for part one and part two. The above image is of a 1873 cropped map that shows Indian reservations within and around the Utah Territory. With the discovery of gold and silver …

“The Bear River Massacre: A Shoshone History”– a Conversation with Darren Parry

11.16.2020 (Season 2: Episode 6) Speak Your Piece podcast. Above illustration: Looking eastward from [the presumed] Indian Camp, circa 1930s; photographer Charles Kelly. Courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society. Part One and Part Two Combined: Podcast Info: On 29 January 1863 Col. Patrick Connor and his California Volunteers (US Army, Camp Douglas, Great Salt Lake City, Territory of Utah) …

“Being & Becoming Ute”: a Conversation with Ethnohistorian Dr. Sondra G. Jones

Date: 01.10.2020 (Season 1, Episode 10; 36:18 and 25:40 minutes [two audio segments]). Click for the part one and part two BuzzSprout versions of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The above image is entitled “Ute Indians in costume.” Tribal leaders, circa 1910, posing in regalia during an annual fair. Courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society. Second from left on …

Bagley on the Value of History (reissued)

Date: November 4, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 1; 35:31). Click here for the Buzz Sprout version of this episode. The photo montage is courtesy of Will Bagley’s pubisher. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. PODCAST CONTENT: Will Bagley was my first guest on this podcast, recorded on November 4, 2019. I …

SLC’s Latinx Population, Environmental Racism: A West Side Story, Past & Present

Date: September 20, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 11; 49:26 minutes long). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above image is a screenshot of USU’s spatially layered interactive map of Salt Lake City which demonstrates the overlap between pollution hotspots, Latinx Populations and mid-century mortgage redlining boundaries. Are you interested in other episodes of …

Joe Hill (1879-1915): Labor Troubadour, Union Organizer & Execution in Utah

Date:  02.10.2020 (Season 1, Ep. 12; 36:41 minutes and 27:12 minutes (two audio segments) Click here for part one and Click here for part two for BuzzSprout versions. The image above is the “inmate record [with execution date: November 19, 1915]” for Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund, known also as Joseph Hillström, Utah State Penitentiary. Courtesy of the Salt Lake Tribune. …

“We’ll Sing and We’ll Shout:” The Life of W. W. Phelps with LDS Historian Bruce Van Orden

Date June 7, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 3: 57:47 minutes). Click here to go to the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The above photograph is of W. W. Phelps, as he appeared in the early 1850s; courtesy of Dr. Bruce Van Orden. Podcast Content: Drawing on decades of research and analysis, Dr. Bruce Van Orden offers the …

“Run it up the Flagpole…” Utah Considers a New State Flag

Date: June 21, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 7; 55:28 minutes). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The image above is the current 2011 version of the flag of Utah. Courtesy of John Hartvigsen (Retired Vexillologist, Colonial Flag Company). Podcast Content: In this Speak Your Piece episode, three guests: Political Historian Ronald Fox, State Representative …