(KCPW News) Each year on the heels of Halloween, el Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is celebrated by Utah’s growing Mexican American population. But the two holidays are distinct from each other. Beginning next week an altar display, community gathering and folk art exhibit at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center will commemorate this uniquely Mexican – and growing American – tradition. KCPW’s Roger McDonough has this story.
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Roger McDonough was born and raised in Salt Lake City, but has lived in Argentina, Bolivia, Virginia, New Jersey and Southern California. He holds an MA in Public Policy and Development Management from Georgetown University, a parallel degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (Argentina), and a BA in English from the University of Utah. He is a practiced freelance print and radio journalist and joins our news team after several years in the nonprofit world. He previously contributed to KCPW with an award-winning local history segment that was developed in partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library, where he worked for nine years. Roger says he is drawn to public radio because he’s an auditory learner, and calls radio “the best medium in the world.” Email him in English or Spanish at email@example.com.