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KUER Local News
9:11 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Lawmakers Reject Lobbyist Gift Ban

Salt Lake City, UT – Every year, Democrat Ralph Becker tries to persuade his colleagues in the Utah legislature to prohibit all but the smallest gifts from lobbyists. Every year his bills have been rejected. But this year, the House tightened the rules for reporting gifts even as they rejected Becker's proposal.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:16 am
Tue February 20, 2007

2/21/07: Alone Together

Photo by Kunstbroertje
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KUER Local News
10:17 pm
Mon February 19, 2007

Bite Sized - Tet Celebration

Kent Miles

Salt Lake City, UT – 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. On Sunday, February 18th, Hoffman celebrated the Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tet.

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KUER Local News
6:21 am
Sun February 18, 2007

Seat Belts, Tax Credit for Green Cars, Rally on Energy Solutions

Salt Lake City – Lawmakers take up measures on wearing seat belts, how to get people to pay child support, how students can form school clubs, and how to encourage people to buy fuel efficient cars. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin reports on a rally of citizens on Capitol Hill, urging Governor Jon Huntsman to veto one bill in particular.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:49 am
Fri February 16, 2007

2/20/07: Flock of Dodos

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:01 am
Fri February 16, 2007

2/19/07: Father Abraham

Photo by Dave Bushe

Salt Lake City, UT – Abraham Lincoln is often portrayed as a moderate whose main mission was to keep the country united. Biographer Richard Striner sees him not as a politician who only pragmatically freed the slaves though, but rather as a visionary political ethicist who from the beginning of his career strove for justice and human equality. Doug Fabrizio talks to Striner about his interpretations of Lincoln's speeches and writings. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
1:30 am
Fri February 16, 2007

More Concealed Weapons Permits Could Follow Trolley Shootings

Salt Lake City, UT – The last three or four years nationally there's been a rapid increase in requests for concealed weapons permits. Monday's shooting at Trolley Square could lead to a spike in applications for concealed weapons permits in Utah. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
6:15 am
Thu February 15, 2007

Waste, Traffic and Recycling

Salt Lake City, UT – At the Utah legislature yeasterday, lawmakers raced through bills about traffic rules and regulation of hazardous waste. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:19 pm
Wed February 14, 2007

2/16/07: God Grew Tired of Us

KUER Local News
8:42 am
Wed February 14, 2007

Trolley Square Shooting

Salt Lake City, UT – The fallout from the shooting at the Trolley Square shopping center continued yesterday. On Monday night, the mall was the site of apparently random killings by an 18-year-old man. Six people died, including the gunman, who ended his shooting spree only when police killed him. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:54 am
Wed February 14, 2007

2/15/07: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence

Reverand Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas picketed Matthew Shepard's funeral.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:47 am
Wed February 14, 2007

2/14/07: Trolley Square - The Community Reacts

Photo by Paul Fisk

Salt Lake City, UT – Everyday on RadioWest we try to find some concrete way of talking about an issue or an event that seems to mean something. But sometimes, you just can't get past the gut reaction part. Take Monday's tragic shooting at Trolley Square. What was the meaning in that? What was the issue you would work into questions or answers? Today we're putting the story into perspective: how are people reacting now that they have had time to think?

The University of Utah's Melanie Thon shared this quote from Johann Wolfgang Goethe:

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KUER Local News
9:15 am
Tue February 13, 2007

House Backs Off Legal Fight on Abortion

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday's legislative action included two critical women's health issues: abortion and cervical cancer prevention. The House decided not to go ahead with a bill that might have resulted in a multi-million dollar legal battle. A watered-down bill to provide an education program on cancer prevention moved ahead in committee. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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KUER Local News
8:41 am
Tue February 13, 2007

Utah's Surplus Gets Even Bigger

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah senators took up a controversial gun bill that the sponsor calls a "compromise" between the University of Utah and the legislature. Gun rights activists say it still doesn't offer them enough freedom. But first, lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill have more money to dole out, based on tax revenue estimates released yesterday. Questions remain about how much of it will go to Utah's public schools to reduce class sizes and how much to a tax cut. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
8:40 am
Mon February 12, 2007

Bite Sized - Hot Chocolate Survey at Alta Ski Resort

Hot Chocolate experts Rashmi Ryan, Anna Penner, and Maya Royer.
Beth Hoffman

Alta, UT – At Alta Ski Resort, every parent knows hot chocolate is a key element to the kids' ski day. Beth Hoffman made the rounds there with a group of hot chocolate experts.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:12 am
Mon February 12, 2007

2/13/07: News War

Salt Lake City, UT – There's a war going on within the US borders; the battle ground is your newspaper, your car radio, and all the places where you get your information. It's a "News War" and it's between the government and the media for control of the national agenda. Tuesday evening, Frontline begins a new four-part series that examines the political and legal forces challenging the mainstream media and the press' reaction. Doug talks to producers Raney Aronson and Arun Rath about what's happening to American news.

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KUER Local News
9:34 am
Fri February 9, 2007

Utah Legislature Approves Soccer Stadium Deal

Salt Lake city – It's been a long and wild road, but major league soccer is here to stay in Utah. The plan to keep Real Salt Lake in the league's smallest market took a number of high-powered players to seal the deal yesterday afternoon. It left many on Capitol Hill elated and ecstatic, but others exhausted and frustrated. KUER's Jenny Brundin tells the story.

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KUER Local News
9:31 am
Fri February 9, 2007

Study Shows Increased Prevalence of Autism

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah and 13 other states have been working to determine just how prevalent autism is among children, and the results show a dramatic increase in the number of cases compared to earlier studies. Psychiatrist William McMahon is director of the Utah Autism Resarch Program. He says it's becoming clear now that autism-related disorders are far more common than previously thought. He spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:07 am
Fri February 9, 2007

2/12/07: Mitt Romney's 2008 Bid for President

KUER Local News
9:19 am
Thu February 8, 2007

Legislators Ponder Income Tax Plan

Salt Lake City, UT – At the state capitol yesterday, Utah lawmakers discussed a new income tax proposal, a proposed bomb test in Nevada and a preferred drug list for Utah's Medicaid recipients. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:57 am
Thu February 8, 2007

2/8/07: Climate Change in Park City

Winter in the Wasatch Mountains. Photo by Mike Nielsen

Salt Lake City, UT – If you're looking for a tangible way of understanding the consequences of a warming planet, think about a ski season that begins sometime after Christmas and lasts -- if you're lucky -- until President's Day. Doug talks to researchers about a new study that looks at the impact of global climate change on Utah's ski industry and on the identity of the West.

Find links to resources and more information on the Save Our Snow study

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:51 pm
Wed February 7, 2007

2/9/07: Three Cups of Tea

KUER Local News
9:11 am
Wed February 7, 2007

Legislature Asked to Support Soccer Stadium

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KUER Local News
9:43 am
Tue February 6, 2007

Researchers Pursue Clean Coal Technology

Salt Lake City, UT – On Friday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that it is "unequivocal" that global warming is occurring. It also stated that it is at least 90% certain that humans are responsible. As the debate shifts from "Is it happening?" to "What do we do about it?" citizens, scientists and politicians are starting to look in their own back yards.

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KUER Local News
9:25 am
Tue February 6, 2007

DORA Moves Ahead in Utah Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday's legislative agenda included the Drug Offenders Reform Act, a plan to help those convicted of drug-related crimes get treatment and stay out of jail. A bill that was meant to regulate clubs for gay students passed in a weakened form. And the House passed a bill meant to make it harder for state employees to collect retirement pensions and still work full time in government. KUER's Dan Bammes has more.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:26 pm
Mon February 5, 2007

2/6/07: Arvol Looking Horse

Salt Lake City, UT – Arvol Looking Horse is the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle Keeper and a spiritual leader of the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota Nation. Understanding the sacred rites of indigenous peoples has given Mr. Looking Horse a unique perspective on global issues -- issues of peace, the environment and human rights. He is in Salt Lake City this week, and joins Doug Fabrizio in studio, along with Forrest Cuch, Director of Utah's Division of Indian Affairs. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
7:49 am
Mon February 5, 2007

2/7/07: Utah Drivers

Photo by Doc Searls

Salt Lake City, UT – Every 10 minutes, there is a motor vehicle crash in Utah. It probably doesn't surprise you. You've seen the "idiot driver" talking on his cell phone or speeding past you or going much slower than you. In fact, 80% of you firmly believe that you drive better than most others on the road. So, how do Utah drivers (including you) compare with the rest of the country? Doug talks to the driving psychology specialist James Leon and others to gauge the state of Utah driving.

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KUER Local News
9:10 am
Fri February 2, 2007

Legislature Could Change Opening Day

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah legislative leaders proposed a constitutional amendment yesterday that would change the opening day of the legislative session so that it no longer conflicts with the holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Junior. They also took up measures to make wearing a seat belt a primary offense and a controversial measure to have political parties choose school board members. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:11 am
Fri February 2, 2007

2/5/07: Sexsting

Actor Paul Kiernan plays an internet predator in Salt Lake Acting Company's \"Sexsting\"

Salt Lake City, UT – This past weekend, Salt Lake Acting Company opened its production of Sexsting. It's the story of the relationship between a suspected Internet predator and an FBI agent posing as a young girl. Playwright Doris Baizley created the piece with criminal defense attorney Susan Raffanti - adding insight into questions about intent, responsibility and the double-edged nature of the information age. Baizley, Raffanti and others join Doug to talk about production and the issues it raises.

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KUER Local News
3:55 am
Thu February 1, 2007

Power & Authority & The Utah Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature considered bills yesterday to expand or limit the power of local authorities. Among the bills debated at the Capitol were measures about law enforcement, undocumented immigrants and land use. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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