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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:32 pm
Mon July 2, 2007

7/5/07: Brian Kershisnik - Painting from Life

Painter Brian Kershisnik
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:00 am
Mon July 2, 2007

7/4/2007: Presidential Courage

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:56 am
Mon July 2, 2007

7/3/2007: Presidential Pardons

Salt Lake City, UT – Whatever you think about President Bush's decision to commute the sentence of Lewis Scooter Libby yesterday, he was within his rights to do it. Today on RadioWest, we're exploring the history and reach of the presidential pardon power. The question isn't just whether he could do it, but whether he should. Is it a presidential prerogative or an abuse of power?

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KUER Local News
9:57 am
Sun July 1, 2007

Woman Bids to be First to Solo Row Across Pacific

Roz Savage on her Atlantic voyage. Courtesy of www.rozsavage.com.
Roz Savage

Salt Lake City, UT – If the winds and tides are just right next week, British rower Roz Savage will launch from the San Francisco harbor, bidding to be the first woman to row across the Pacific Ocean alone - a two year journey. She wants to prove that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. And it won't be the first time - last year she rowed the Atlantic alone. KUER'S Jenny Brundin caught up with Savage in Utah on her way to California, and filed this profile.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:59 am
Fri June 29, 2007

7/2/07: What to Read This Summer

Enjoying a Novel by Stefan Jansson

Salt Lake City, UT – Just in time for your 4th of July, we've gathered up Salt Lake's local, independent booksellers for a look at the summer's best reads. Doug is joined by Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books, Catherine Weller of Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore and Betsy Burton and Margaret Brennan-Neville of The King's English Bookshop.

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KUER Local News
4:43 am
Fri June 29, 2007

Journey to an Internment Camp

Amache Internment Camp from water tower.
Denver Public Library, Western History Department

Salt Lake City, UT – Tomorrow at the Topaz Internment Site, there will be a ceremony to recognize its designation as a National Historic Landmark. It's one of ten camps that were constructed throughout the United States.

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KUER Local News
9:58 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Bite Sized - Sushi

Chef Toshio Sekikawa

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KUER Local News
6:12 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Sundance Economic Impact

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah hosts one of the world's premier independent film festivals. The Sundance Film Festival not only adds cachet to Utah's image, it also brings in millions of dollars in hard cash to the state. KUER's Tasha Cook has more.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:14 am
Thu June 28, 2007

6/29/07: Your Personal Economy - Making Money with Your Hobby

Photo by Brendan Riley

Salt Lake City, UT – Some things we do for fun and others we do for money. But many people have hobbies that pay, although it's rarely enough to support a family. On this edition of Your Personal Economy, we'll hear from some people who make money from their passions and talk about how to do it without interfering with your day job. John Bird from the Albion Financial Group joins KUER's Dan Bammes in the studio to talk about hobbies that make money on Radio West.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:35 am
Wed June 27, 2007

6/28/07: Sicko

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:47 am
Tue June 26, 2007

6/27/07: Japanese Film Festival

Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1998

Salt Lake City, UT – This week, the Salt Lake City Film Center is hosting a Japanese Film Festival, and we're taking the opportunity to talk about the Japanese experience in film and Japanese film making. Doug talks to producer and local filmmaker Barry Rosenbush about American Pastime, which deals with a family interned in Topaz Camp during World War II. Then, we profile the extraordinary 50 year career of Akira Kurosawa, whose masterpieces include the 1954 classic, Seven Samurai.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:07 am
Mon June 25, 2007

6/26/07: The Whole World Over

Author Julia Glass

Salt Lake City, UT – Julia Glass published her first novel at the age of 44 and with it won the National Book Award. So where does a sophomore writer go next? Glass told the Detroit Free Press that she set out to find a new point of view - to create something "consciously different." Julia Glass will be in Salt Lake city this weekend, and Tuesday she joins Doug to talk about her book The Whole World Over. It's a story of the accidents - and the choices - that define the loves in life.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:36 am
Fri June 22, 2007

6/25/07: Muses, Madmen and Prophets

Salt Lake City, UT – For much of our history, those who heard voices were thought of as having a connection to the supernatural world: Socrates, Moses and Joan of Arc to name just a few. People still hear voices today, but now it's explained as a trick of the human psyche or as a disease. After his own father struggled with voices, the journalist Daniel Smith set-out to understand the phenomenon. Monday, Smith joins Doug to talk about the extraordinary, strange and sometimes frightening aspects of auditory hallucinations.

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KUER Local News
4:43 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Childhood Asthma and Genomics

Salt Lake City, UT – Asthma is one of Utah's most persistent and troubling health problems, especially for children. Air pollution is widely blamed for this respiratory ailmnent. But it's more complicated than that. Health researchers are now looking at the complex interplay between genetics and the environment. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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KUER Local News
4:42 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Childhood Asthma and Genomics

Salt Lake City, UT – Asthma is one of Utah's most persistent and troubling health problems, especially for children. Air pollution is widely blamed for this respiratory ailmnent. But it's more complicated than that. Health researchers are now looking at the complex interplay between genetics and the environment. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:33 pm
Wed June 20, 2007

6/22/07: EO Wilson

Biologist, Theorist and Naturalist Edward O. Wilson

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with EO Wilson. Regarded as one of the great scientific minds of our time, Wilson has become the preeminent defender of the Earth's fragile biodiversity. To prevent what he believes could be the most devastating mass extinction of life since the dinosaurs disappeared, Wilson is proposing a truce between the two most powerful forces in the world today: science and religion. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:30 am
Wed June 20, 2007

6/21/07: The Battle for Peace

General Tony Zinni, USMC Retired

Salt Lake City, UT – In 2003, as General Tony Zinni waited to speak to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he recounts listening to the "planners" from the Defense Department testify. What horrified him was that there was no plan - no answer to the complexities that America faced in Iraq. In Zinni's book "The Battle for Peace," the former Commander in Chief of CENTCOM lays out his approach to stabilizing the Middle East. Thursday, he joins Doug to talk about that vision, and about America's role in world politics.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:58 am
Tue June 19, 2007

6/20/07: US Business and Immigration

\"Bienvenidos\" Photo by Josh Johnson
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:52 am
Tue June 19, 2007

6/19/07: Creating Non-Fiction

Salt Lake City, UT – Spring time is as good a time as any to hear a story, and today on the program we're sharing three essays. They're the winners of the non-fiction contest for the Writers at Work conference which is going on this week. Doug is joined by the authors to talk about the form and the process of revealing the truth of their own lives. What do you leave in, what do you leave out and how do you deal with that temptation to tidy things up? Then, we'll hear excerpts of the stories themselves.

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KUER Local News
10:13 pm
Mon June 18, 2007

A Refugee Remembers Iraq

Kamal Bewar

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:28 am
Fri June 15, 2007

6/18/07: A View to Kill

NPR's Daniel Zwerdling
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KUER Local News
10:56 pm
Thu June 14, 2007

Inmates Become Master Gardeners

Inmate's greenhouse.
Cache County Jail

Logan, UT – The Utah State University Master Gardeners Program provides training to people from a variety of backgrounds throughout Utah. Three master gardener certificates were awarded Wednesday to students in an unlikely location in Logan. As a result, shoppers at the Saturday Gardeners Market in Logan have some new options. Lee Austin reports.

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KUER Local News
10:26 pm
Thu June 14, 2007

Inmates Become Master Gardeners

Logan, UT – The Utah State University Master Gardeners Program provides training to people from a variety of backgrounds throughout Utah. Three master gardener certificates were awarded Wednesday to students in an unlikely location in Logan. As a result, shoppers at the Saturday Gardeners Market in Logan have some new options. Lee Austin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:28 am
Thu June 14, 2007

6/15/07: Wait, Wait!

Peter Sagal, Host of NPR's \"Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!\"
Photo: Kathryn Aiken

Salt Lake City, UT – The cast and crew of NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me are in Salt Lake City again this week to create their "oddly informative news quizzes." Last time they were in Utah, we sat down with Peter Sagal for a look at the job of a political satirist. We also talked to the official Wait, Wait limericist Philip Goedicke. He judged our first and only limerick contest - which poked a bit of fun at our own great state. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
10:38 pm
Wed June 13, 2007

Vision Dixie

Salt Lake City, UT –

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:00 am
Wed June 13, 2007

6/14/07: Yoga - the Musical

They Yoga for You. Photo by Quinn

Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest, we're talking about yoga and how it has been practiced throughout its 6,000 year history. A new piece of musical theater by SB Dance Company satirizes the way yoga has come to be practiced in American popular culture. This isn't a new criticism though. For centuries people have disputed the motives of practitioners. Doug is joined by choreographer Stephen Brown and religion scholar Stuart Sarbacker for a conversation about the history and purpose of yoga as a philosophy and a way of life.

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KUER Local News
11:30 pm
Tue June 12, 2007

Violinists gather for Stadivarius International Competition

Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – There's always been a mystique surrounding the most famous of Italian violins, those crafted by Antonio Stradivari 300 years ago. For centuries, scientists and violin makers have tried to duplicate the excellence of his craftsmanship, without success. Some of the finest young classical violinists in the world are gathering in Utah this week to play these violins.

For a schedule, please go to www.stradcompetition.org

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:26 am
Tue June 12, 2007

6/13/07: Oil on the Brain

Photo by Endless Studio

Salt Lake City, UT – The nozzle at your local gas station doesn't just connect you to the pump - it connects you to the world at the other end of the pipe. Journalist Lisa Margonelli set out to explore that world, and it led to interviews with gas station owners, truckers, drillers, oil billionaires, Venezuelan villagers and Chinese automobile designers. Margonelli joins Doug to explain how Utah's $3.21 gasoline may actually be ridiculously cheap given the impacts of this complicated, global industry.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:24 am
Mon June 11, 2007

6/12/07: Great American Speeches

Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987.
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KUER Local News
1:46 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Polar Photographer

The Russian research vessel that carried David Schultz on his expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic.
David C. Schultz

Salt Lake City, UT –

If you knew you might one day go blind, would you become a photographer? Indeed, a photographer who voyages to the Antarctic? That describes David C. Schultz, one of Utah's most accomplished nature photographers. The Heber City resident's latest exhibit features photographs from his recent expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, where he captured the elegant beauty of massive icebergs and the rich wildlife of the poles. KUER's Jenny Brundin has this profile.

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