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KUER Local News
7:51 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Dance Community Awaits Koester Debut

Salt Lake City, UT – Choreographer and University of Utah dance professor Stephen Koester directed a highly respected national dance company in the 1980s and 1990s. But after eight years in Utah, he'd never shown audiences an evening of his own works...until now. Robin Sussingham sat in on a rehearsal of "Dance Koester Dance" to find out why the event is causing such a stir in the local dance community.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:37 am
Thu May 3, 2007

5/4/07: The Elephant in the Living Room

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:15 am
Thu May 3, 2007

5/3/07: Talk Radio

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:17 am
Tue May 1, 2007

5/2/07: Salt Lake City Mayor's Race, Part IV

Salt Lake City's Trax. Photo by Joel Mann

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, RadioWest concludes its series of conversations with Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidates. We're live at the Hinckley Institute of Politics with middle-school teacher Robert Comstock, surgeon JP Hughes and Centro Civico Mexicano Director John Renteria.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:03 am
Mon April 30, 2007

5/1/07: Blood and Thunder

Christopher \"Kit\" Carson\", 1809-1868

Salt Lake City, UT – In his book "Blood and Thunder," Hampton Sides records the birth of the American West in all its vividness and brutality. It's a tale with many heroes and many villains, and at the center of it all is Kit Carson - the legendary trapper, scout and soldier. Hampton Sides will be in Park City next week, and Tuesday he joins Doug to talk about Manifest Destiny, the fate of the Navajo and the complicated history of the region.

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KUER Local News
9:25 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Challenges to Minority Cultures in China

Yunnan Province, China – In China, market and social reforms have produced a booming economy, but they've also raised some questions about the future of the country's many ethnic minorities. Key among them -- Can these traditional cultures endure the dizzying pace of change.

KUER's Doug Fabrizio has been traveling in China's Yunnan province, and he's collected stories from some of these cultures on the edge. Doug sent us this story from the Tibetan plateau.

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KUER Local News
9:19 am
Fri April 27, 2007

BYU Grads Stage Alternate Commencement

Provo, UT – For most of the five thousand students graduating from Brigham Young University yesterday, Vice-President Dick Cheney was a fine choice for a commencement speaker. But for a few dozen, their families and friends, the invitation was unacceptable. KUER's Dan Bammes has more on the "alternative commencement" organized off-campus by students from BYU.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:42 am
Fri April 27, 2007

4/30/07: "The Mormons"

From the documentary, \"The Mormons\"

Salt Lake City, UT – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest growing religions, and its influence circles the globe. A new documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker Helen Whitney ("Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero," "John Paul II: The Millennial Pope") explores the richness, complexities, and controversies of the Mormon story. Doug returns April 30th with Helen Whitney and the new American Experience documentary "The Mormons."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:36 am
Thu April 26, 2007

4/27/07: David Halberstam (Rebroadcast)

Salt Lake City, UT – This week members of the press paused to remember one of their own: Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist David Halberstam, who died in car crash in Menlo Park, Calif. While he filed ground-breaking reports of Vietnam and the civil rights movement, Halberstam wrote about many of the great changes in American life by writing about sports. In this archive edition of RadioWest recorded in December 2003, Doug talks with Halberstam about society, history and cultural change.

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KUER Local News
9:45 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Women Journalists from the Middle East Visit Utah

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:49 am
Wed April 25, 2007

4/26/07: Utah's Fraying Social Safety Net

Salt Lake City, UT – A new report shows many Utahns are struggling to find and pay for health care, housing and education, and concludes the situation isn't getting any better. The United Way is targeting 17 social ills it says need critical attention. Thursday on RadioWest, guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Deborah Bayle Nielsen and Bill Crim of the United Way and Steve Kroes of the Utah Foundation about the study and how to strengthen the social safety net for Utahns in crisis.

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KUER Local News
9:18 am
Tue April 24, 2007

New Utah Law Restricts Teen Tanning

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:15 am
Tue April 24, 2007

4/25/07: Living Downtown

Salt Lake City, UT – With hundreds of new condos and apartments under construction, thousands more people soon will be calling Salt Lake's downtown home. Will they find the amenities they need? And how will the influx change the city's core? Guest host Robin Sussingham explores the reasons why developers are building, why residents are moving in and what Salt Lake can do to keep urban dwellers happy with Bob Farrington of the Downtown Alliance, real estate broker Babs DeLay and Kirk Huffaker with the Utah Heritage Foundation.

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KUER Local News
4:24 am
Mon April 23, 2007

Bite Sized - One World Cafe

Denise Cerreta outside One World Cafe in SLC, UT.
Paul Foy

Salt Lake City, UT – Producer Beth Hoffman wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way -- at the environmental, cultural and artistic connections we have to cooking and eating in Utah. She'll also introduce us to people here who are, well, really passionate about food. Today we meet Denise Cerreta, the founder of the unique One World Everybody Eats Foundation and restaurant.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:46 am
Mon April 23, 2007

4/24/07: Regulating Wi-Fi

KUER Local News
9:27 am
Fri April 20, 2007

House Votes to Give Utah, DC New Seats

Washington, DC – Utah is a step closer now to having more clout in Washington. The House of Representatives passed a bill to give Utah a fourth seat in the U-S House of Representatives. That's balanced with another new seat for the District of Columbia. But even though Utah could benefit from the bill, the legislation's focus is on the nation's capital, and that's where Chad Pergram filed this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:43 am
Fri April 20, 2007

4/23/07: Wealth v. Happiness

The March/April 2007 issue of Mother Jones magazine features McKibben's \"Reversal of Fortune\"

Salt Lake City, UT – In the American vernacular, saying someone is successful often translates into saying someone is rich. But does that make one happy? In his latest article published in Mother Jones magazine, journalist Bill McKibben argues the economy's demand for constant global growth has eroded local relationships and, in turn, pleasure and satisfaction. Guest host Jenny Brundin speaks with McKibben about economics, contentment and living in a material world.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:45 am
Thu April 19, 2007

4/20/07: "Believe" and the Culture of Multi-Level Marketing

Salt Lake City, UT – According to multi-level marketing (MLM) expert Jon Taylor, one out of every six Utahns participates in an MLM firm, a ratio more than double that of any other state. "Believe," a new comedy being released in theaters Friday, spoofs the MLM industry, its regulators and the mindset that anyone can succeed in an MLM. Guest host Robin Sussingham talks with director Loki Mulholland and actor Lincoln Hoppe about the film, and Taylor about the cultural influences that draw people to MLMs.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:12 pm
Tue April 17, 2007

4/19/07: Facing East (Rebroadcast)

Salt Lake City, UT – In "Facing East," an LDS couple faces the suicide of the gay son torn between his faith and sexuality. Doug talks with playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson in this rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2006. Plan B Theatre Company's world premiere returns to Salt Lake April 19-May 6 before opening off-Broadway next month.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:12 pm
Tue April 17, 2007

4/19/07: Facing East (Rebroadcast)

Salt Lake City, UT – In "Facing East," an LDS couple faces the suicide of the gay son torn between his faith and sexuality. Doug talks with playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson in this rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2006. Plan B Theatre Company's world premiere returns to Salt Lake April 19-May 6 before opening off-Broadway next month.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 am
Tue April 17, 2007

4/18/07: Responding to Violence

Salt Lake City, UT – This week's deadly shootings at Virginia Tech serve as painful reminders of the need to prepare for emergencies as well as prevent them. How should institutions respond to catastrophes? And how can society work to prevent such brutal outbursts? Guest host Dan Bammes explores the outward and inward responses to violence with University of Utah Environmental Health and Safety Director Marti Shaub, Bill Woodward of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado and others.

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KUER Local News
2:17 am
Mon April 16, 2007

4/17/07: Patrick Seale

Noted author and Middle East analyst Patrick Seale

Salt Lake City, UT – Journalist Patrick Seale covered war, peace, social upheaval and diplomacy from Algeria to Iran. Now a respected author and consultant, Seale uses his 30 years of experience in the region to comment on the reconstruction of Syria, negotiations between Israel and Palestine, and war in Iraq. Tuesday guest host Jenny Brundin talks with Seale about the current turbulent conditions in the Middle East and the prospects for peace.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:59 am
Fri April 13, 2007

4/16/07: 2030 Transportation Plan

Photo courtesy of Wasatch Front Regional Council

Salt Lake City, UT – With Utah's population expected to balloon by 2 million people by 2030, transportation planners think they've figured out the fastest -- and cheapest ways -- of getting folks from point A to point B. But some advocates think the plan leans too heavily on roads and not enough on rails. Guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce reviews the draft 2030 Regional Transportation Plan with Chuck Chappell of the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Marc Heileson of the Sierra Club, and others.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:26 am
Thu April 12, 2007

4/12/07: Rounding Third

Photo by David Dennis

Salt Lake City, UT – There's an age-old struggle going on in bleachers and on sidelines around the country. Parents and teachers may talk a good game saying that sports are about building character and learning fundamentals - but then there is winning. Playwright Richard Dresser saw it when he coached his son's team, and the result was "Rounding Third," which has just opened at Salt Lake Acting Company. Today we'll talk about the play and about a culture which, like it or not, is obsessed with success.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:28 am
Thu April 12, 2007

4/13/07: This is Your Brain on Music

Learn more about Daniel Levitin's book on-line

Salt Lake City, UT – Daniel Levitin spent over a decade producing music, and he met many talented musicians that just never rose above obscurity. This led him to questions like why some songs move us while others leave us cold. Today, Levitin is on the faculty of Psychology at McGill University, and he's written "This is Your Brain on Music." He talks to Doug about how the human brain and music interact and how the process gives rise to thoughts, feelings and the experience of beauty. (Rebroadcast).

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KUER Local News
12:11 am
Thu April 12, 2007

A Utah Soldier Remembers Dachau

Salt Lake City, UT – This Sunday, April 15th, is Holocaust Remembrance Day, honoring the memory of the six million Jews and many others who were murdered in German concentration camps during World War Two.

Joel Shapiro was serving in a U-S Army intelligence role 62 years ago. This Jewish soldier from Utah and a buddy borrowed a jeep and went to visit the concentration camp at Dachau. Today, Joel Shapiro serves on the board of trustees of the United Jewish Federation of Utah.

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KUER Local News
11:54 pm
Tue April 10, 2007

50-State Tour Honors Fallen Brother

Salt Lake City, UT – Lt. Col. Eric Kruger died November 2, 2006, just one day after he had arrived in Baghdad. His sister Kristy is a singer-songwriter from Dallas. She's trying to perform in all 50 states in his memory and to help raise money for his family. She spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.

Kristy Kruger will be performing Wednesday, April 11th at the NoBrow Coffee and Tea House and Thursday, April 12th at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:39 am
Tue April 10, 2007

4/11/07: Salt Lake City Mayor's Race, Part III

Photo by Ivan Makarov

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest returns to the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics for part III for our look at the race for Salt Lake City mayor. Wednesday, Doug is joined by two more candidates -- Utah State Representative Ralph Becker and Salt Lake City Council member Dave Buhler.

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KUER Local News
1:00 am
Tue April 10, 2007

Long-Term Care for Utah's Elderly: Part II

Dr. Robert L. Kane, Professor and Chair of Long Term Care and Aging/University of Minnesota.
Robert L. Kane, M.D./University of Minnesota

Salt Lake City, UT –

Wednesday morning, April 11th, a pair of the nation's leading experts in the field of geriatric care will speak about long-term care at the University of Utah's Olpin Union building. Doctor Robert Kane is an internationally-known gerontologist at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. KUER's Tasha Cook has this interview.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:43 am
Mon April 9, 2007

4/10/07: Open Window

Mia Goldman has had a long career as a highly respected film editor. Her work includes the films \"My Big Fat Greek Wedding\" and \"The Big Easy.\"

Salt Lake City, UT – Writer and director Mia Goldman's feature debut is the story of Izzy, who is working to rebuild her life and her relationships after being raped. "Open Window" draws on Goldman's own painful experience, and she sees in her work a message to anyone who has experienced a seemingly immutable event. Goldman is in Salt Lake City this week, and joins Doug and others to talk about the repercussions of sexual assault and about the choices we as individuals make in the aftermath of trauma.

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