Utah Stories presents the other side of Salt Lake City. These stories are reported from those directly involved in the issues. These are issues in which politicians offer lip service and the media pretends to cover, but are largely misunderstood. Utah Stories is about offering neglected voices a platform to be heard. For this series we have recruited some excellent journalists who live on the other side, and therefore can offer great new insight.
Career College vs. Traditional Universities Enrollment at traditional Utah Universities is down while the popularity of career colleges is soaring. How do these two year degrees stack up to traditional Bachelor's Degrees?January 5th, 2008
Are Utahns Spoon Fed Lies About Depression? Utah is number one in the US per capita in prescriptions for depression. But is this actually a result of our population being more depressed or have the pharmicutical companies been selling lies? Utah Stories investigates.December 4th, 2008
The Other Side of Pioneer Park Every elected Salt Lake City Mayor for the past 30 years has claimed they would "clean up and crack down" on crime in Pioneer Park. Why none can keep their promise.November 19th, 2008
A Helping Hand in a Foreign World A look into the Castle of Chaos and how they are providing a safe retreat for kids who come from abusive families or neglectful parents.October 23rd, 2008
One Big Bloody Family A look into the Castle of Chaos and how they are providing a safe retreat for kids who come from abusive families or neglectful parents.October 23rd, 2008
Why Kids RoboTrip? A guide for parents and the media who wonder why kids abuse all sorts of legal and illegal substances that lead to bodily harm and death.September 27th, 2008
Paxil Truth From Ten Year Addict The category of drugs Paxil belongs to (SSRIs) have received over 28,000 complaints to the FDA; yet doctors continue to prescribe; commercials continue to appear on TV and patients continue to feel duped into becoming addicted.September 5th, 2008
Other Side Writers
An adventurer who has traveled the Appalachian Trail, and has been to over thirty of our fifty states; Jason E. Miller is a North Carolina native who moved to Utah in 2001 for personal reasons, and decided to settle here because of the state's culture, scenery and people. With favorite authors such as: Albert Camus, Margaret Atwood, and David Sedaris its easy to see why this writer loves the written word. A musician, a composer, an actor, and a writer, Jason brings passion, and compassion to everything he invests his time in.
My name is Enrique Eva-Renaldi, though most people know me as Dirk Thomas Delaney. After my parents died of AIDS I ended up on the streets hanging out with other street kids, hippies and travelers. I had been in and out of abusive foster homes since I was ten, and by 14, I decided I was not going to be a victim anymore. I had about $600 to my name and decided to head east. I wanted to go to New York and try my luck as a musician. I play marimba, bass clarinet, drums, alto sax and I sing. I came to Utah because it was the last place anyone would expect me -- seeing how I'm neither white nor religious.