City Views

CityViews 2/9/12: ‘Ready to Fly’




Segment 1:

Growing up, Lindsay Van was told she didn’t have the “right” physique, but that didn’t keep her from becoming the first Women’s World Ski Jumping Champion. Still, she wanted to show what she could do in the Olympics. But there was a problem: ski jumping for women wasn’t allowed by the International Olympic Committee. A new documentary film traces Van’s journey for equality and acceptance.


  • Bill Kerig, director, “Ready to Fly”
  • Deedee Corradini, former Salt Lake City Mayor and president, Women’s Ski Jumping USA

The documentary “Ready to Fly” premieres Friday, Feb. 10 as part of the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City and will run for two weeks in the six Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters in Utah. For additional screening locations and times, visit



Segment 2:

Bull fights, gypsies and ballet with a Spanish flair come to the Capitol Theatre as Ballet West presents “Don Quixote.” On Thursday, artistic director Adam Sklute joins us to talk about the narrative, the music and the choreography of this classic production.


  • Adam Sklute, Ballet West Artistic Director


Ballet West’s Don Quixote runs Feb. 10, 11 and 14-18 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Single tickets range from $19 to $75 and are available through ArtTix at or by calling (801) 355-ARTS.   Discounts are also available for groups of 15 or more by calling Ballet West at (801) 869-6900.

City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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