“The Elephant in the Room”: Utah Politics 1890s-1970s with Rod Decker (Part 1 & 2 Reissued)

Date: December 16, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 6 – Part 1: 30 min. & 0 sec. long and Part 2: 17 min. & 26 sec. long). Click here for Part 1 and Click here for Part 2 of the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above cropped photograph is of the 1966 Utah’s Republican Party Convention at …

Amy Barry, Stories from Utah’s Cemeteries Database (Part 1 & 2, Reissued)

Date: December 23, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 7 – Part 1: 25 min. & 3 sec. long and Part 2: 26 min. & 1 sec. long). Click here for Part 1 and Click here for Part 2 of the BuzzSprout versions of this Speak Your Piece two-part episode. The above cropped photograph is of Fort Douglas Cemetery (June 1963), one …

Rick Turley, 35 Years of LDS Church History (Part 1 & 2, Reissued)

Date: December 2, 2019 (Season 1, Episode 4 – Part 1: 31 min. & 18 sec. long and Part 2: 20 min. & 0 sec. long). Click here for the BuzzSprout Part 1 and Click here for BuzzSprout Part 2 of this episode. The above photograph is of the Church History Library (15 E. No. Temple St, SLC) completed and …

Utah & 1900 US Census with Cartographer Brandon Plewe

Date: March 7, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 7: 59 min. & 28 sec. long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photo is of two Chinese American men standing in SLC’s Plum Alley, circa 1907. Plum Alley (between 1st & 2nd So. and Main & State Streets) is one of the immigrant neighborhoods …

Utah & America’s “Downwinders” History with Mary Dickson

Date: April 11, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 12: 55 min. & 40 sec. long). Click here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above cropped photograph is of onlookers watching a nuclear detonation blast from the Nevada Test Site. Photo courtesy of the “Downwinders of Utah Archive,” J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Are you …

Utah Women in World War I from the UHQ

Date: March 28, 2022 (Season 4, Episode 10: 52 min. & 8 sec. long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph is of Maud Fitch (right), who is mentioned in this article, an ambulance driver during World War I, circa 1917-1919. Photo courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society Classified Photo Collection. …

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 …

Historical Struggles for Water: Westwater (Navajo) and the Uinta Reservation (Ute) – Join us @ the Annual History Conference: “Water at the Confluence Past and Present.”

Date: September 19, 2022 (Season 5, Episode 3 – 35 minutes long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above photograph: Westwater, San Juan County, Utah, on the day electicity came to town. Plumbed water is still coming. Courtesy of the Intellectual Reserve, Inc (LDS Church Newsroom, 2022). Are you interested in other episodes of Speak Your Piece? Click Here. Here …

The Legacy of Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Fort

Salt Lake West Side Stores: Post Sevenby Brad Westwood Above photo caption: Utah’s Hall of Relics, built as a small Parthenon replica. Note above the pediment is a smaller replica of Ralph Ramsey’s flying eagle sculpture (the original atop Brigham Young’s Eagle Gate). The hall, constructed of plaster and jute fiber over a wooden frame, was built for the 1897 …

African Americans and Salt Lake’s West Side: Part One

Salt Lake West Side Stores: Post Twenty-FourBy Brad Westwood and Cassandra Clark The above photograph was described by the photographer as “Wright’s Card Club, Blacks, at 313 E. 8th S. [Salt Lake City, Utah], April 27, 1945;” Ray King, photographer; Salt Lake Tribune Negative Collection; Courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society. This post was updated and expanded in early …

Returning Home: Diné Poetry, Essays, Art & Journalism from Utah’s Intermountain Indian School (1950-1983, Brigham City)

Date: November 29, 2021 (Season 3, Episode 14: 102 minutes long). Click Here for the BuzzSprout version of this Speak Your Piece episode. The above illustration is a cropped image of the cover of Drs. King, Taylor and Swensen’s book Returning Home: Diné Creative Works From The Intermountain Indian School (2021). The art featured is by Diné artist Robert Chee …