“Soul of God” – the Life & Works of Utah Raised Mexican Muralist Pablo O’Higgins – A Conversation with Susan Vogel, Fanny Guadalupe Blauer and Catherine Aviles

Date: February 28, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 5: 73 minutes (1 hr 13 min.). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above image is an untitled work by Pablo O’Higgins. Not-for-profit use courtesy of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more …

Utah & the Mormons First Fifty Years Together: A Conversation with LDS Church Historians Matt Grow and Scott Hales

January 24, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 3; 1 hour and 15 minutes). Click here for the Buzzsprout versions of this episode. The above image is of the U.S. Postal Service’s 3 cent 1947 commemoration stamp, which celebrated the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847 (courtesy of Wikipemedia Commons). Are you interested in …

The New Juneteenth Holiday & Utah’s Laws on Interracial Marriage (1888-1963)

June 2, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 9, episode length: 61 minutes) Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece Episode. Photograph caption: wife & husband, George and Lucinda Flake Stevens (Union, Utah Territory); they met at dance while George was working as a wagon freighter. Born in Mexico, George’s father was white and his mother Hispanic. Lucinda …

The Enduring Value & Big Arguments of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s Book “A House Full of Females” (2017)

February 7, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 4: 67 minutes long), click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is of (beginning top left) Emmeline B. Wells, Mrs. Goddard, Mary Musser, Maggie Mitchell, Rachel Grant and Bathsheba W. Smith; Salt Lake City 13th Ward Relief Society group; mid-1870s; Charles W. Carter, photographer. Courtesy of …

A NEW FLAG FOR UTAH? A NEW BRAND, ALONG WITH THE FAMILIAR

Date: November 15, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 13; 32 minutes long). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this episode. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more episodes. Above image caption: Are we experiencing “flag envy”? Some the most beloved state flags, from across the United States, are from left to right, the …

“Topaz Stories: Remembering the Japanese American Incarceration”

June 2, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 2, the recording in 48 minutes) Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is of an unidentified man standing amid tar paper covered Topaz residential blocks, circa 1942-1945. Courtesy of the Peoples of Utah Collection, Utah Division of State History. This episode of Speak Your Piece …

Utah’s Epic Locations & Hollywood: A Conversation with Jim D’Arc About “When Hollywood Came to Utah,” (Gibbs Smith Publishers)

Date: December 9, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 5; Part One: 31:50 minutes – Part Two 19:30 minutes). Click for the Part One and Part Two Buzzsprout versions of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The above image is of Hollywood’s most beloved cowboy John Wayne, brandishing a Winchester rifle with Monument Valley (known also as Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii (Navajo) in the …

W. Paul Reeve, “Century of Black Mormons”

Date: November 25, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 3; 45:00 minutes). Click for the Part One and Part Two Buzzsprout versions of this Speak Your Piece Episode. The above image is a photograph of Samuel and Amanda Chambers, a 19th Century Mormon Couple. Image Courtesy of CenturyofBlackMormons.Org. Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click here for more …

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, …