Need something heartwarming? Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ is here for you

SALT LAKE CITY — On Feb. 18, Hallmark Channel will give viewers a late Valentine’s Day gift in the form of the season five premiere of “When Calls the Heart” — a rare television show that answers many viewers’ yearning for family values in entertainment.

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10 questions with Alfonso Moreno

In Feb. 2018, I had the opportunity to interview Alfonso Moreno for “10 questions.”

Moreno has a long career in the entertainment industry that includes work on “NCIS,” “The Practice,” “The Guardian” – and many others. He is currently the showrunner for Hallmark Channel’s family-friendly hit, “When Calls the Heart.”

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Five fascinating facts about the Council of Fifty

The Council of Fifty was a secret organization founded by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1844. The previously inaccessible records — or minutes — kept by the group remained a source of much speculation until they were made public in 2016. A new book titled “The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History” contains 15 essays about various topics of interest from the minutes of the council.

 

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Five questions and answers about Parley P. Pratt

The life of Parley P. Pratt is inextricably linked with the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow shed additional light on Pratt’s life and his influence on the early history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in their new biography, “Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism.” The contents of the book, along with a recent lecture by the authors at Benchmark Books in Salt Lake City, provide answers to many questions about Pratt, including the following:

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Book review: How will you measure your life?

Each year, Clayton Christensen finishes his class at Harvard Business School by giving a lecture on the lessons he has learned during his life. In 2010, he was asked to give a summary of those lessons to the entire student body. Christensen’s lessons were soon being referred to in academic journals and news outlets around the world – and for good reason.

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