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CityViews 10/31/12: Horror Films & Haunted Houses/Protesting Tar Sands



Segment 1:

Haunted houses are big business this time of year and scary movies are popular year round. Why are we drawn to the spooky, gory and tense in measured doses? On Wednesday, we explore the sociological and psychological appeal of managed fear.


  • Dr. Mark Rubinfeld, sociologist, Westminster College
  • Ashley Thorn, Wasatch Family Therapy




Segment 2:

According to the environmental group Greenpeace, tar sands development in Canada is scarring the land, polluting the air and using twice the amount of water used by a city of two million people. With state officials approving plans for a tar sands project in Utah, activists worry about a similar fate here. On Wednesday, we talk about the issues presented in the film “Petropolis.”


  • Melanie Martin, Utah Tar Sands Resistance
  • Spencer Tripp, Greenpeace/producer of “Petropolis”


Utah Tar Sands Resistance is holding the event, “Tar Sands: It’s a Whole New Monster,” on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the City Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City. Discussion starts at 6 p.m. in the auditorium and the film, “Petropolis” begins at 7 p.m.

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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