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KUER Local News
10:31 pm
Thu December 13, 2007

Salt Lake County Budget Compromise

Salt Lake City, UT – The budget dispute between Democratic Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, Republican Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller and Republican County Council members ended Thursday. A compromise was struck after weeks of partisan wrangling. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:55 pm
Wed December 12, 2007

12/14/07: Parallel Play

Tim Page

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday on RadioWest we're rebroadcasting our conversation about Asperger's syndrome. It's a kind of mild from of autism which is just now coming to be understood. Our guest is Tim Page, the Pulitzer Prize winning music critic for the Washington Post. It wasn't until the year 2000 that Page was told he had Asperger's. He said the diagnosis came as a relief. He was able to explain his life spent, he says, living along-side, but distinctly apart from the rest of humanity. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:10 am
Wed December 12, 2007

12/12/07: Missing Witness

Lawyer and Author Gordon Campbell

Salt Lake City, UT – They say most everyone has at least one book in them. There are a lot of us who carry around a plot line or a great character, but it's a small percentage who actually write the book, and a tiny fraction of those that are really any good. Salt Lake City lawyer Gordon Campbell had spent years getting his idea onto the page, and as it turns out, it's legit. By most accounts it's a really gripping novel. Wednesday on RadioWest, Campbell will join Doug to talk about his book and the story behind it.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 am
Wed December 12, 2007

12/13/07: The Year of Living Biblically

AJ Jacobs
Photograph by William Pelkey

Salt Lake City, UT – Not touching unclean things or wearing clothes with mixed fibers were just two of the some 700 rules that A.J. Jacobs tried to follow as he lived an entire year according to the strict prescriptions of the Bible. The editor at large of Esquire tried to keep his rules in New York City of all places, and Thursday, Jacobs talks to Doug about his funny - and profound - journey.

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KUER Local News
7:52 am
Tue December 11, 2007

No Tax Cuts in Huntsman's State Budget

Salt Lake City, UT – The charts and graphs showing Governor Jon Huntsman's proposed state budget for the coming year seemed almost like Christmas decoratons as he outlined the spending plan on Monday. The governor was in a pretty good mood as he outlined an $11.7 billion plan that includes some big spending increases, but no tax cuts. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:11 pm
Mon December 10, 2007

12/11/07: Adventures with Extremists

British journalist Jon Ronson is author of \"Them: Adventures with Extremists.\"

Salt Lake City, UT – The British journalist Jon Ronson had always wondered whether the theories - or parts of theories - of conspiracy theorists were true. Ronson set out to settle the matter for himself. In his book, "Them: Adventures with Extremists," he explores a world of fringe dwellers, which includes Islamic fundamentalists, Ku Klux Klan members and Christian separatists. On Thursday, Doug talks with Ronson about what he's learned. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
10:32 pm
Thu December 6, 2007

Utah Refugee Voices - Lydia Sequera

Mary and Michael Sequera.
Mary Gould

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Refugee Voices : Mary Gould brings you the story of Iraqi refugee Lydia Sequera, who begins with her memories of Baghdad.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:34 am
Thu December 6, 2007

12/7/07: The Lost Explorer

George Mallory, 1886-1924

Salt Lake City, UT – By today's standards, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine were ill-equipped to scale Mount Everest in 1924. But their tragic story of determination and exploration remains a model for climbers today. It's a story that took Conrad Anker to Everest 75 years later, and he describes finding Mallory's preserved body in a catchment basin with "a deep sense of awe and inspiration." Anker joined Doug last year to talk about the humility of knowing that the peaks are always stronger. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:29 am
Wed December 5, 2007

12/6/07: Romney's "JFK" Speech

Salt Lake City, UT – Mitt Romney is giving his "JFK Speech" on Thursday. Slipping in the polls with nearly a quarter saying they're reluctant to vote for Mormon candidate, Romney is formally addressing the issue of his religion. Doug talks to Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News, and Kirk Jowers of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics about the impact of Romney's remarks. Later in the program we hope you'll join us: should religion be a factor in considering a presidential candidate?

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:54 am
Tue December 4, 2007

12/05/07: Handel's Messiah

George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759

Salt Lake City, UT – Handel's Messiah has become closely associated with the Christmas season, but when it was first performed in 1742, it was during the Lenten season. Wednesday on RadioWest, we'll look at how it is the depressed composer wrote one of the world's most enduring pieces of music in just 24 days. Doug is joined by playwright and author Tim Slover for a biographical look at the oratorio.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:20 am
Mon December 3, 2007

12/4/07: Hunting for Conservation

Photo by Theow
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KUER Local News
9:22 am
Fri November 30, 2007

Randy Horiuchi Remembers Ed Mayne

Utah State Senator Ed Mayne (D-West Valley) 1945-2007
Utah State Senate

Salt Lake City, UT – Ed Mayne was a labor leader, lobbyist and politician known for his tireless advocacy of the rights of working people and the needs of the poorest in the commnities he served. He died November 25th of lung cancer at the age of 62. Randy Horiuchi is a former chair of the Utah Democratic Party and a current Salt Lake County Council member. He looks back at his friend's accomplishments.

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KUER Local News
9:17 am
Fri November 30, 2007

Randy Horiuchi Remembers Ed Mayne

State Senator Ed Mayne (D-West Valley)
Utah State Senate

Salt Lake City, UT – Ed Mayne was a labor leader, lobbyist and politician known for his tireless advocacy of the rights of working people and the needs of the poorest in the commnities he served. He died November 25th of lung cancer at the age of 62. Randy Horiuchi is a former chair of the Utah Democratic Party and a current Salt Lake County Council member. He looks back at his friend's accomplishments.

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KUER Local News
9:17 am
Fri November 30, 2007

Randy Horiuchi Remembers Ed Mayne

State Senator Ed Mayne (D-West Valley)
Utah State Senate

Salt Lake City, UT – Ed Mayne was a labor leader, lobbyist and politician known for his tireless advocacy of the rights of working people and the needs of the poorest in the commnities he served. He died November 25th of lung cancer at the age of 62. Randy Horiuchi is a former chair of the Utah Democratic Party and a current Salt Lake County Council member. He looks back at his friend's accomplishments.

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KUER Local News
4:02 am
Fri November 30, 2007

Utah Refugee Voices - Loremo Kamanda

Utah Refugee Voices - Loremo Kamanda

Salt Lake City, UT – This morning, Mary Gould with the University of Utah's YourStory project brings you the story of Sudanese immigrant Loremo Kamanda.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:09 am
Fri November 30, 2007

12/3/07: Exploitation in Iraq

Salt Lake City, UT – Private security companies employ nearly 50,000 people in Iraq, and many are non-US citizens recruited from third-world countries. In Sunday's Salt Lake Tribune, national security reporter Matthew LaPlante details the exploitation of these workers. Monday, LaPlante and others join Doug for a look at who is defending American assets in the Middle East - and what that means for human rights and for the US military.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:26 am
Thu November 29, 2007

11/30/07: Ira Glass of This American Life

Doug Fabrizio and Ira Glass at the Sundance Film Festival 2007.

Salt Lake City, UT – This Sunday, Ira Glass of This American Life will be in Salt Lake City. So today on program, we're reairing the best of Doug Fabrizio's interviews with the popular radio host. (Rebroadcast)

Ira Glass will perform this Sunday, December 2nd at the University of Utah's Kingsbury Hall. The event begins at 2:00 p.m., and for tickets and information, you can call 801-581-7100 or click here

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:14 am
Wed November 28, 2007

11/29/07: A Conversation with Patrick Byrne

Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on the program, Doug is joined by the outspoken internet entrepreneur Patrick Byrne. Byrne is the CEO of the Utah-based Overstock.com, and more recently, he made headlines with his passionate support of school vouchers. You can call him a visionary or a provocateur, it won't matter. Byrne is determined to have his say.

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KUER Local News
10:59 pm
Tue November 27, 2007

Utah, Most Depressed in the Nation

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has the highest rate of depression in the nation. That's according to a new study from the non-profit Mental Health America. Jodi Breisler reports from our Capitol Hill bureau:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:33 am
Tue November 27, 2007

11/28/07: Julia Sweeney - Letting Go of God

Salt Lake City, UT – The actor and writer Julia Sweeney was once - in her words - a "happy Catholic girl." When she really started looking at her faith and its teachings though - it set her on a path to find answers to some of the most difficult questions. Sweeney will be in Utah this weekend and Wednesday she joins Doug to talk about her funny and moving stage show, her attempt to understand religion. She calls it, "Letting Go of God."

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KUER Local News
10:43 pm
Mon November 26, 2007

Utah Refugee Voices - Russian Immigrant Galina Bakina

Galina Bakina

Utah Refugee Voices - Galina Bakina

Salt Lake City, UT – This morning, KUER starts a series of stories called Utah Refugee Voices. Meg Brady and Mary Gould with the University of Utah's YourStory program recorded the life stories of several refugees living in Utah. We begin with the story of Russian immigrant Galina Bakina.

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KUER Local News
9:20 am
Mon November 26, 2007

Bite Sized - Eritrean Coffee

Salt Lake City, UT – In our final instalment of Bite Sized, a series on food, Beth Hoffman introduces us to Rozina Bahlibi, a refugee from the African nation of Eritrea. She and other refugees from this region use a traditional coffee ritual to help them heal from their country's ongoing problems. Almost continuously since 1961, Eritrea has been fighting with its neighbor, Ethiopia -- first for independence, later over border disputes.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 am
Mon November 26, 2007

11/27/07: How to Make a Conservative

Salt Lake City, UT – How do you turn a political moderate into a red-meat social conservative? Mitt Romney was the Republican governor of the most liberal state in the Union, and now he's being repackaged by an army of consultants in an effort to galvanize his presidential campaign. Tuesday, Doug talks to the journalist Ken Silverstein about Mitt Romney and the making of a conservative.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:21 am
Tue November 20, 2007

11/21/07: Empires of the Word

According to Genesis, God confused the languages of humankind when they united to build the Tower of Babel.

Salt Lake City, UT – You remember that old Steve Martin joke? "It's like those French people have a different word for everything." You ever wonder how it is we've come to use the collection of words we do, and why they're so different from other places? Today Doug talks about the history of language with the scholar Nicholas Ostler. Ostler says that the story of the world is the story of its languages, and that story is constantly changing, adapting to culture, to power and to technology. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:14 am
Tue November 20, 2007

11/22-11/23: Third Coast Audio Festival

Photo by Bill V

Chicago, IL – On Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd, KUER brings you the Third Coast Audio Festival at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Doug Fabrizio returns with RadioWest on Monday.

KUER Local News
3:40 am
Tue November 20, 2007

Utah Lawmakers Are Cold to Global Warming Bill

kuer_climate_us_senate_11-20-2007

Washington, DC – A bill aimed at slowing down global warming is gathering momentum in the Senate. It would limit carbon emissions from burning oil, coal, and natural gas. As Eric Niiler reports from Capitol Hill, the plan is a hard sell among Utah lawmakers.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:07 am
Tue November 20, 2007

11/26/07: The World Without Us

New York Without Us After 500 Years. Image by Kenn Brown.

Salt Lake City, UT – If the world were suddenly devoid of humans - not one soul left - what would happen to the planet? Though we imagine our structures built to last, it wouldn't take long for streets and buildings to crumble, and nature to move on quite happily. Monday on RadioWest, Alan Weisman takes us on a tour of "The World Without Us."

Visit worldwithoutus.com for multimedia tours of how the planet would change without humans.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:46 am
Mon November 19, 2007

11/20/07: The Long Walk

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1864, the US military forced thousands of Navajos from their homes to march to an internment camp along the banks of the Pecos River. 2,500 died on the way, and over 8,000 were imprisoned at the Bosque Redondo for 4 years. A new KUED documentary explores the Navajo trail of tears and its legacy for native people. Join guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce for a look at The Long Walk.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:53 pm
Thu November 15, 2007

11/19/07: Einstein

Photo by Oren J. Turner (1947)

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Walter Isaacson about his biography of Albert Einstein. Isaacson calls Einstein the paramount icon of our age, and his book weaves together Einstein's scientific thinking with his political beliefs and his complicated personal life. The thing that seems to tie it all together is imagination. The story, Isaacson says, is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:01 am
Thu November 15, 2007

11/16/07: Untangling the Web

Salt Lake City, UT – Web is a decent way of explaining what the internet has become these days, a complicated maze where you can't tell the legitimate information from the commercial interests, the petty mischief, the exaggeration. Today on RadioWest we're rebroadcasting Doug's conversation with Joe Firmage, a native Utahn and something of an internet wunderkind. Joe is a technological visionary who has set his sights on the clutter of the digital age. There's a lot of information out there, just how much of it can you trust? (Rebroadcast)

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