State of the Re:Union with Al Letson "Salt Lake City, UT: Updating Tradition"

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Host Al Letson

Credit: NPR

Founded by Mormon pioneers, Salt Lake City remains deeply influenced by its religious roots. But it also defies easy categorization. With a large and politically active gay community, one of biggest Polynesian populations in the country, and a steady stream of new migrants, the city is full of vibrant contradiction -- and sometimes conflict. From Mormons working to heal the rift between the historically anti-gay church and the LGBT community, to young Shoshone computer programmers who've created the first-ever video game in their native language, we'll explore how some of the city's most entrenched institutions are being stretched and adapted to fit the modern moment.  State of the Re:Union with Al Letson "Salt Lake City, UT: Updating Tradition" airs Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.