Historian John Sillito on the Irrepressible B. H. Roberts–Orator, Church Leader, Politician, Journalist, Public Intellectual and Mormon Historian

Date: April 27, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 11: 1 hour, 12 minutes & 49 seconds long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is of the LDS Church’s First Council of Seventy, circa 1896; (back row) B. H. Roberts, J. Golden Kimball and Rulon S. Wells, (front row) George Reynolds, Seymour B. …

Women Inventors in Utah Territory from the UHQ

Date: February 27, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 6: 50 min. & 56 sec. long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is not of Utah women; but a group of students in a Washington, D.C., normal school, circa 1890-1900, performing atmospheric pressure experiments. There are some late 19th c. images of Utah …

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 …

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 …

“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 …