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Understanding Utah's High Suicide Rate Just Became A Full-Time Job

You’ve probably heard the statistics : Utah ranks fifth in the nation for death by suicide, and it’s the leading cause of death for 10-17-year-olds. To try to better understand why suicide is such a problem here, the Department of Health recently hired sociologist Michael Staley to research it.

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Steve Williams 8:00-12:00pm 11/13/02

Steve Williams Jazz Playlist, 8:00 - 12:00

Steve Williams Playlist 8:00-11:00pm

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Legends and new stars fill out the 2002-'03 Jazz at the Sheraton season was kicked off A Aug. 21 with a performance at Abravanel Hall by one of the most influential pianists of the last 50 years, Dave Brubeck.

Salt Lake City, UT – Legends and new stars fill out the 2002-'03 Jazz at the Sheraton season was kicked off A Aug. 21 with a performance at Abravanel Hall by one of the most influential pianists of the last 50 years, Dave Brubeck.

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The best Jazz CDs come from the best Jazz Companies. Here is a list compiled by Steve Williams.

Salt Lake City – The best Jazz CDs come from the best Jazz Companies. Here is a list compiled by Steve Williams.

Jazz Record Companies:

Atlantic

BlueBird Records

Bluenote

BMG Records

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Dream Hoarders

Scholar Paul Reeves says there's a growing chasm between the America's upper middle class and the 80% of Americans whose opportunities have stagnated. What does that mean for the American dream?

Part 3 in "It Starts With You" Speaker Series

NPR's Claudio Sanchez visits SLC to discuss education and equality

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Snap Judgment, Live in SLC on October 27th

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Another toddler has reportedly been crushed to death by an unsecured Ikea dresser, after the furniture giant recalled millions of chests and dressers over the risk of deadly tip-over accidents.

Jozef Dudek, 2, died in May, according to lawyers for his family, when he was crushed by an Ikea Malm dresser in his parents' room after he was put down for a nap.

Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

The causes of death vary — cancer, lung disease, heart disease. The report links them to pollution, drawing upon previous studies that show how pollution is tied to a wider range of diseases than previously thought.

This winter is going to be a warm one for the majority of the United States, according to forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

They say that the La Niña weather pattern is likely to develop. That means "greater-than-average snowfall around the Great Lakes and in the northern Rockies, with less-than-average snowfall throughout the Mid-Atlantic region," Mike Halpert of the Climate Prediction Center said in a forecast Thursday.

Taliban militants wiped out almost an entire Afghan Army base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, leaving just two Afghan soldiers there uninjured. This brings the week's toll to more than 120 people killed by the militant group.

The attack, which started late Wednesday, killed at least 43 Afghan soldiers and wounded nine, reporter Jennifer Glasse in Kabul tells our Newscast unit.

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White House chief of staff John Kelly says he was stunned and brokenhearted hearing criticism of President Trump's calls to grieving parents this week.

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