Beth Fratkin


Beth has a long history with KPCW, with her current position as Producer of the Mountain Money and Community Voices shows. Beth also organizes KPCW's Community Forum. When not at the station, she is an adjunct profession of journalism at the University of Utah.

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KPCW's News Director Leslie Thatcher kicked off the Sundance Film Festival with co-host Producer Beth Fratkin, previewing what to expect this Sundance Film Festival season.


Before that Leslie Thatcher sat down with Sundance Programmer John Nein to discuss the panels during the festival.

The Sundance Reel


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KPCW's News Director Leslie Thatcher kicks off the Sundance Film Festival with Producer Beth Fratkin as her co-host.

Author Rebecca Coffee joined John Wells and Beth Fratkin to talk about stress and her recent article for Discover Magazine, 20 Things You Didn't Know About Stress. National Geographic Host Jason Silva then joined the show to talk about NatGeo's Expedition Granted. Jason is the host of NatGeo's Brain Games.

Larry Warren welcomes guest host Beth Fratkin who start the hour with a conversation with Former Governor of Utah, Mike Leavitt, author of "Finding Allies, Building Alliances: 8 Elements That Bring - and Keep - People Together". In the second half of the show, Joe Dobrow, author of "Natural Prophets: From Health Foods to Whole Foods - How the Pioneers of the Industry Changed the Way We Eat and Reshaped American Business".

Roger Crawford

 Alive Inside, Dinosaur 13Marmato filmmakers as well as Rick Brough and Sundance's Trevor Groth and Jarom Rowland. This Green Earth hosts Chris Cherniak and Nell Larson welcome the very first of the Sundance Film Festival filmmakers, reviewers, movers and shakers.

9:00 to 10:00 AM Segments  

10:00 to 11:00 AM


Alive Inside

Screenings in Park City

Leslie Thatcher and co-host Beth Fratkin welcome the first full day of Sundance

KPCW's This Green Earth heads to the airwaves again for the Sundance Film Festival with a live remote at Park City's Whole Foods Market. And as a lucky coincidence, it is also Whole Foods' 5% Day for KPCW. So stop by to check out the show, meet the hosts and shop for the benefit of local public radio!

Produced by Beth Fratkin. Special thanks to Roger Crawford and Whole Foods for help with the live remote.

  9:00 to 10:00 AM

Larry Warren welcomes guest host Beth Fratkin to the show. They first speak with author Junheng Li, "Tiger Woman On Wall Street". Then, Gheen Hillman from Cafe Zuppa, in Park City. Finally, Patty Conner, Director of the Office of Consumer Health Services and the state run Avenue H small business Health Insurance.

  Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have author, Brian Hoffman, of "Adrenaline". In the second half, Lily Koppel, author of "The Astronaut Wives Club", about the Mercury Seven astronauts wives.

John Wells welcomes guest host Beth Fratkin. Their first guest is Randall Woods, author of "Shadow Warrior: Williams Egan Colby and the CIA". Then, author Anita Raghaven, "The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund.