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KUER Local News
6:34 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Utah Theater CenterStage

Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is moving forward with his plan for a downtown arts district. KUER's Tasha Cook has more on this story.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:23 am
Fri February 29, 2008

3/3/08: Stories from the Heart of the Land

Salt Lake City, UT – At 7:00 p.m. RadioWest presents a special live broadcast with radio producer Jay Allison. Allison joins Doug at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center to talk about his NPR series, Stories from the Heart of the Land and the profound and inspiring experience of humans in nature.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:10 pm
Thu February 28, 2008

2/28/08: Band of Annuals

Salt Lake City, UT – We're beginning a series of programs profiling local music, and we start today with a very popular local band called Band of Annuals. If you had to characterize them, it would be alt-country, but the group appeals to an incredibly wide audience: indie rockers, head bangers, folk fans. Band of Annuals will be in the studio today - with their instruments - talking about music and best of all playing some of it.

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KUER Local News
2:02 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Education & Immigration At the State Capitol

Education & Immigration At the State Capitol

Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City – Major changes in how Utah public schools will be funded and the push for statewide immigration reform bills were discussed at the State Capitol yesterday. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:12 am
Thu February 28, 2008

2/29/08: Jane Goodall

Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Jane Goodall has revolutionized the world of science and the way we understand animals, and it is her empathy and spiritual connection to nature that inspired her work. Goodall will be in Utah next week, so we're rebroadcasting our conversation with her about the life lessons she has learned in the forests of Gombe and her message of hope. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
9:13 am
Wed February 27, 2008

Budget Disappointments, Clean Air and Animal Torture at the Utah Legislature

Budget Disappointments, Clean Air and Animal Torture at the Utah Legislature

Jenny Brundin

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:33 am
Wed February 27, 2008

2/27/08: HB 266 and the International Baccalaureate Program

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're trying to figure out what's behind the suspicion of a handful of Utah lawmakers to the United Nations. Concerns about the UN prompted a Senate committee last week to reject a bill that would provide funding for International Baccalaureate programs in high schools. These are voluntary programs that teach students international issues. Two parts to the program: that uneasy relationship between conservatives and the UN and the kind of education young people are getting about the world.

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KUER Local News
9:13 am
Tue February 26, 2008

Legislative Bills Won't Change Much at UTA

Legislative Bills Won't Change Much at UTA

Dan Bammes

Salt Lake City, UT – A recent legislative audit was highly critical of the Utah Transit Authority in a number of areas. A couple of bills intended to address the audit findings have been working their way through the legislature, but in the end it appears they'll make only minor changes in the way U-T-A is run. KUER's Dan Bammes has more.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:27 am
Mon February 25, 2008

2/26/08: Amy Irvine's Trespass

Photo by Susan Grant

Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday, Doug talks to author and conservationist Amy Irvine. She's just published a new book called Trespass: Living on the Edge of the Promised Land. It's a memoir of Irvine's move to the desert in the wake of her father's suicide and the struggle to find her place in the rural, conservative community. It's also an elegy though - to the rugged landscape of the Colorado Plateau and to our dwindling connection to the land.

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KUER Local News
12:02 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Utahn starts orphanage in Africa

Ryan Hansen and the New Hope Orphanage children.

For more information or to make a donation, visit greeneyesinafrica-dot-org or kuer.org.

Salt Lake City, UT – After witnessing harrowing abuse at an orphanage in Cameroon, West Africa, 27-year-old Utahn Ryan Hansen helps the kids escape, and starts his own orphanage.

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KUER Local News
5:41 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Immigration bill, Money for IB programs killed

Immigration bill, Money for IB programs killed

Jenny Brundin

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:54 am
Fri February 22, 2008

2/25/08: Kick Like A Girl

Salt Lake City, UT – The Mighty Cheetahs had two undefeated seasons under their belt, and the team's coach decided it was time to find these third-grade girls a little competition. So the Salt Lake City soccer team joined the boys division. Filmmaker and coach Jenny Mackenzie has created a short documentary of the season, and the result is a look at what sports help girls and boys learn about winning, losing and playing your best. Monday, Doug is joined by Mackenzie and others to talk about youth sports and gender.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:23 am
Thu February 21, 2008

2/22/08: A World in a Grain of Sand

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday on RadioWest, we're broadcasting live from the University of Utah's Science and Literature Symposium "Measuring Scale." Doug talks to physicist Lisa Randall, poet Linda Gregerson and philosopher of architecture Sanford Kwinter about how size - from the tiniest of particles to the vastness of the cosmos - informs how they think about their work and our world.

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KUER Local News
5:42 am
Thu February 21, 2008

Bills Targeting Unions, Road Safety and Higher Education

Bills Targeting Unions, Road Safety and Higher Education

Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – At the State Capitol yesterday, state lawmakers considered a bill that would affect unionizing efforts and measures that would transform career and technical training in Salt Lake Valley and attempt to ensure the safety of all Utah drivers. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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KUER Local News
9:20 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Utah Lawmakers Contemplate Budget, Education Funding

Utah Lawmakers Contemplate Budget, Education Funding

Jenny Brundin

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:33 am
Wed February 20, 2008

2/20/08: Payday Lending and the Principles of Usury

Photo by Jenn

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, we're talking about the high-cost debt industry in this country. In particular, we're focusing on payday lenders, who found a niche in places where there are a high number of working poor, minorities and elderly. Our guest is University of Utah law professor Christopher Peterson, who has just published an intriguing study that shows a link between what some regard as predatory loan places and conservative Christian populations like the Bible belt and the Mormon mountain west.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:14 am
Wed February 20, 2008

2/21/08: Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan

Author and ecologist Gary Nabhan

Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest the writer and ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan will join us to talk about food and place. Nabhan has spent his life exploring the relationship of people to the land and its native sustenance. So when he talks about preserving the agricultural heritage of rural America or the cuisine of traditional societies or our own biological connection to certain foods, he's talking about culture and its deep dependence on the dwindling natural world.

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KUER Local News
9:22 am
Tue February 19, 2008

State Revenue Projections Down

State Revenue Projections Down

Dan Bammes

Salt Lake City, UT – When is a $613 million dollar surplus in state revenue -- the third-highest surplus in Utah history -- a disappointment? The answer is when legislators were expecting a surplus of close to a billion dollars. Now they have to turn down all kinds of proposals for new state spending, and that could be the hardest work of the final two weeks of this legislative session.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:47 am
Fri February 15, 2008

2/19/08: The Enemy at Home

Salt Lake City, UT – Conservative thinker Dinesh D'Souza says that America has earned its bad reputation around the world. More specifically, he argues that it is the cultural left that bears the responsibility for anti-Americanism. D'Souza points to the decadence of American culture and a global campaign to promote secular values as the causes of 9/11. Tuesday, Doug talks to Dinesh D'Souza about his book "The Enemy at Home."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:40 am
Fri February 15, 2008

2/18/08: Presidential Courage

George Washington took the oath of office in 1789 at the age of 57.

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on the program we're rebroadcasting our conversation with one of the country's leading presidential historians - Michael Beschloss. In his recent book, Beschloss has selected stories of American presidents who jeopardized their political careers, reputations, and even their lives to make the right decision. Beschloss writes: "Throughout our history it has been important for presidents to summon the courage to dismiss what is merely popular." (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
2:35 am
Fri February 15, 2008

Wilderness and Immigration

KUER Politics

Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – A national bill to designate 9 million acres of wilderness in Utah isn't very popular among many of the state's lawmakers. A debate on the issue dominated House floor action. But first, the volatile issue of immigration continues to heat up on Utah's Capitol Hill. KUER'S Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
12:45 am
Fri February 15, 2008

Legislature Looks at Bullying, Immigration & Health System Reform

Bullying.Immigration.Health Care Reform

Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's lawmakers deliberated yesterday over bills addressing school public safety, illegal immigration and health care system reform. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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KUER Local News
9:21 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Legislature Addresses School Safety, Health Reform

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's lawmakers deliberated over bills addressing public safety in schoolos, illegal immigration and health care system reform. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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KUER Local News
12:58 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Legislature Looks at Bullying, Immigration & Health System Reform

Utah's lawmakers deliberated yesterday over bills addressing school public safety, illegal immigration and health care system reform.

Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's lawmakers deliberated yesterday over bills addressing school public safety, illegal immigration and health care system reform. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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KUER Local News
12:58 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Legislature Looks at Bullying, Immigration & Health System Reform

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's lawmakers deliberated yesterday over bills addressing school public safety, illegal immigration and health care system reform. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:27 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

2/15/08: The 5 Browns

Salt Lake City, UT – Imagine some of the greatest classical music climbing the charts with people streaming thousands of videos on the web - it's Stravinsky or Dvorak with a bullet. The albums by the extraordinary piano quintet The 5 Browns are immensely popular. These five siblings from Alpine, Utah joined us to tell their family story - and to talk about their collective and separate passion for music. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
9:46 am
Wed February 13, 2008

Moab Group Wins 48-Hour Film Contest

Moab, UT – Last month, the Utah Arts Council conducted its first-ever YouTube film contest, 48 Hours in Utah. Participants were given two days to create a four-minute video and post it on the Internet. The contest generated thousands of new hits to the Utah Arts Council's website.

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KUER Local News
9:28 am
Wed February 13, 2008

School Equalization and Immigrant Tuition

KUER Politics

Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – House lawmakers passed a bill to force Utah high school graduates who are here illegally to pay out-of-state tuition. Also yesterday - the divisive issue of who should pay for new schools to educate a growing number of Utah school-children was taken up by the Utah Senate. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:14 am
Wed February 13, 2008

2/14/08: Slam Dunks and No Brainers

The author Leslie Savan

Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest, we're talking about American pop language. Leslie Savan is joining us - she's the author of the book Slam Dunks and No Brainers. Catch phrases and buzzwords, Savan explains - have a sort of glitz to them and when we use them, we draw on their power. And it's not just in our informal speech - advertisers, corporations and yes, even politicians use these colorful phrases to communicate. So like, whatever, you should totally check it out.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:22 am
Wed February 13, 2008

2/13/08: The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Salt Lake City, UT – Not everybody gets Daniel Johnston's art or his music. Some see him as a kind of savant genius, creating frail, melodic songs stripped of self-awareness or irony. Today we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Henry Rosenthal, producer of the acclaimed documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." It traces the path of Johnston's life and explores the nature of his brilliance, which is both fueled and constrained by debilitating mental illness. (Rebroadcast)

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