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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:02 am
Wed January 31, 2007

2/1/07: Utah's HB 235 and Roe v. Wade

KUER Local News
9:20 am
Tue January 30, 2007

Utah's Death Penalty Standard Changing

Salt Lake City, UT – In Monday's legislative action, a House committee advanced a bill to change the standards for imposing the death penalty for crimes against children. A bill allowing 6-year-olds to ride off-highway vehicles was heard in committee, but no action was taken. And a bill to regulate the use of tanning beds by teenagers easily passed a critical vote in the Utah Senate. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:57 am
Tue January 30, 2007

1/31/07: 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. Wednesday 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.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:14 am
Mon January 29, 2007

1/30/07: School Choice, Part II

Photo by Lin Pernille

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest continues its series on school vouchers. We're joined by Kim Burningham, Director of the Utah State Board of Education, and Peggy Cain of the School of Education at Westminster College. They are critics of proposed voucher systems and argue that such plans deplete public schools of crucial funding, support religious education with tax dollars and create a two-tiered education system. We'll talk about their concerns, and take your calls.

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KUER Local News
9:07 am
Fri January 26, 2007

School Vouchers Move Ahead in Legislature

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KUER Local News
3:51 am
Fri January 26, 2007

Sundance & Methamphetamine Abuse

Mother Superior movie poster

Park City, UT – Two of the youngest filmmakers at this year's Sundance Film Festival are Salt Lake City residents. Their film, Mother Superior, focuses on a growing number of Utah women with a methemphetamine addiction. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:10 am
Fri January 26, 2007

1/27/07: Jesus in America

Dr. Marcus Borg is the Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University.

Salt Lake City, UT – Religious scholar Marcus Borg agrees that the US is Christ-haunted. More than any other country in the historically Christian world, the figure of Jesus is prominent in the media and in public discussion. But while America has the highest percentage of people who identify themselves as Christians, they sharply disagree on who Christ was. Marcus Borg is coming to Salt Lake City, and joins us for a conversation about Jesus, what he taught, and why he plays such a prominent role in our culture today.

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KUER Local News
8:56 am
Thu January 25, 2007

Hazardous Waste on Capitol Hill

Salt Lake City – Radioactive waste issues are once again the focus of action on Utah's Capitol Hill. State lawmakers took up a bill that deals with the hazardous waste company Energy Solutions. They also took action on measures dealing with the sales tax on food, and booster seats for children over the age of 5. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
3:57 am
Thu January 25, 2007

Sundance & Autism

Autism Every Day movie poster

Park City, UT – At this year's Sundance Film Festival, a film explores the lives of parents who are raising autistic children. The filmmakers and some of the parents came from New York to Park City this week to promote Autism Every Day. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:11 pm
Wed January 24, 2007

1/26/07: Mark Twain and the American West

American humorist and writer Mark Twain (1835-1910).
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:46 am
Wed January 24, 2007

1/25/07: For the Bible Tells Me So

KUER Local News
11:05 pm
Tue January 23, 2007

Drug Treatment Wins Support in Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – On Utah's Capitol Hill Tuesday, lawmakers advanced bills to greatly expand drug treatment programs in Utah and also to make sure methamphetamine cooks can't buy the ingredients they need to make the deadly drug. They also passed bills aimed at parents who don't pay child support, protesters at funerals and children who want to hunt big game. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
4:15 am
Tue January 23, 2007

Tax Reform Focusing on Food

Salt Lake City, UT – A major tax-cutting bill is heading to the Utah House of Representatives. It would cut taxes by 250-million dollars and eliminate the state's portion of the sales tax on food.
Supporters say it continues the tax reforms begun last year, but public schol officials and advocates for low-income families say there are problems with the bill. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:50 am
Tue January 23, 2007

1/24/07: From Radio to TV with This American Life

L-R: Doug Fabrizio, Ira Glass, Chris Wilcha and Adam Beckman
Photo by Kevin Zimmerman

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, RadioWest is live in Park City with Ira Glass, host of This American Life. Ira is in town for the Sundance Film Festival. He's promoting his new Showtime television program based on the radio show. Just how do you translate compelling radio into good TV? Doug talks to Ira Glass, Director Chris Wilcha and Director of Photography Adam Beckman.

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KUER Local News
11:36 pm
Mon January 22, 2007

Sundance & The Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

White Light & Black Rain Director Steven Okazaki

Park City, UT – Sundance Film Festival-goers have a rare chance to hear first-hand accounts from survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. KUER's Tasha Cook met with Academy-award winning director Steven Okazaki to discuss his film in Park City.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:05 am
Mon January 22, 2007

1/23/07: Utah's Folk Music of the 60s

Rosalie Sorrels in Salt Lake City in the early 60s.
Utah State Historical Society

Salt Lake City, UT – In the 1960s, young urban songwriters were searching for a new form of artistic expression to talk about cultural and political change. That search for something "new" took them back to something old. In Utah, musicians like Bruce "Utah" Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels and groups like "Uncle Lumpy" and "Polly and the Valley Boys" called on a rich musical tradition to create a "folk revival." Doug is joined by Rosalie Sorrels, Polly Stewart and Hal Cannon for a look at the heyday of folk music in the state.

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KUER Local News
3:54 am
Mon January 22, 2007

Bite Sized #1: Valter

Valter Nassi with chef Memmo Torres.

Salt Lake City, UT – The first in a series on food from producer Beth Hoffman. She wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way...to reflect upon 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. People like Valter Nassi, the host and concept man at the restaurant Cucina Toscana.

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KUER Local News
11:37 pm
Sun January 21, 2007

Sundance Film Festival Opening

Sundance Film Festival at the Egyptian Theater in Park City, UT.

Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival's first days kicked off with a smorgasbord of sights and sounds. It's about film buffs and celebrity hounds swarming the streets of Park City. In her audio-postcard, KUER's Tasha Cook begins with actor and Sundance founder Robert Redford and festival director Geoffrey Gilmore as they kick off events. And then she captures the voices of fans at the festival:

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KUER Local News
5:02 am
Fri January 19, 2007

House Moves Toward Lower Medicare Drug Prices

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KUER Local News
2:37 am
Fri January 19, 2007

US House Energy Taxes Bill Passes

Washington, DC – They've complained about big oil profits for years while in the minority, AND in their new role as Congressional majority Democrats today (Thursday) stuck it to oil companies in a major way - saving one of their most partisan bills for the last of their first 100-hours agenda. From Washington, Neil Simon reports.

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The new bill is the Democrat way of getting federal money from an energy industry seeing record profits.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:10 am
Fri January 19, 2007

1/22/07: School Choice Part I

KUER Local News
12:01 am
Fri January 19, 2007

Sundance Film Festival Kick-Off

Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off yesterday in Park City. The premier independent film festival is celebrating 26 years of showcasing feature films, shorts and documentaries by new artists. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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KUER Local News
11:29 pm
Thu January 18, 2007

School Choice on the Fast Track at Utah Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers took up a number of wide-ranging bills yesterday, from state park fees to tanning and from voting to dating violence. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin reports that a controversial bill appears to be on the fast track on Utah's Capitol Hill -- government vouchers that parents could spend on private school education for their children.

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KUER Local News
9:09 am
Thu January 18, 2007

Finding the Lost Time Capsule

Salt Lake City, UT – On February 28th, 1957, at the dedication ceremony for the new University of Utah Olpin Union Building, a time capsule was sealed and hidden somewhere in the building. But the opening of the copper box 50 years later as intended almost didn't happen. Last spring, university officials discovered no one had a clue as to where it was. So the 7-month search was on. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:09 am
Thu January 18, 2007

1/19/07: The Unquiet Grave

Murdered Activist Anna Mae Aquash
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KUER Local News
11:50 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

House of Reps Passes Bill to Cut Student Loan Rates in Half

Washington, DC – NAR: The bill will cut interest rates to 3.4 percent over a period of four years. Matheson says the reduction could make the difference for students and families paying for college.

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KUER Local News
10:50 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

Legislation Focuses on Utah's Children

Salt Lake City, UT – At Utah's state capitol yesterday, lawmakers wrangled over criminal justice, health care and education issues that could have far-reaching effects on Utah's youth. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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KUER Local News
9:05 am
Wed January 17, 2007

Preferred Drug List Moves Ahead

Salt Lake City, UT – Health care advocates were back on Utah's Capitol Hill yesterday, pushing for what's called a "preferred drug list" that doctors could prescribe from for Medicaid patients. That's the state's health insurance program for the poor. Advocates say it can save the state millions of dollars a year. But they're up against a powerful pharmaceutical lobby. Also introduced yesterday were a handful of bills that get tough on child sex offenders. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:45 am
Wed January 17, 2007

1/17/07: RadioWest On-Line - Q and A with Diane Rehm

Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday evening, January 16th, KUER presented An Evening with Diane Rehm. Her interview with Doug Fabrizio on RadioWest was broadcast live, and after the show we continued the conversation with questions from the theater audience. Listen here for this exclusive on-line audio presentation.

Listen Doug Fabrizio's interview with Diane Rehm

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:28 am
Wed January 17, 2007

1/18/07: Oswald's Ghost

Salt Lake City, UT – Acclaimed director Robert Stone offers a new look at the most tangled and far-reaching murder mystery of all times. His American Experience documentary looks at the mythologies and the controversies which surround JFK's assassination - but it also probes the psychological wounds that haunt American politics and culture to this day. Stone joins Doug in studio to talk about Oswald's Ghost.

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