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KUER Local News
1:47 am
Wed October 25, 2006

Utah's 2nd State Senate District

Salt Lake City, UT – State Senate District Two in Salt Lake City has been represented by Democrats for the past 25 years. Incumbent Scott McCoy was appointed to the position two years ago. This is his first election. He's challenged by a Republican who's pushing the idea of a single-payer health care system that covers everybody. KUER's Dan Bammes has more on the race.

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KUER Local News
1:47 am
Tue October 24, 2006

Utah's 1st Congressional District

Salt Lake City – Republicans have held Utah's 1st Congressional District since Jim Hansen beat Gunn McKay in 1980. Today the seat is held by Rob Bishop, a former state legislator, who's running for his third term in the House. His Democrat challenger is Steve Olsen, an engineer from Weber County, who's been trying to convince voters that they're really Democrats -- they just need to admit it. KUER's Dan Bammes caught up with Olsen next to Highway 89 in North Salt Lake.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:48 am
Mon October 23, 2006

10/24/06: The Unquiet Grave

Murdered Activist Anna Mae Aquash
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:04 pm
Thu October 19, 2006

10/23/06: The Happiness Hypothesis

Salt Lake City, UT – We've all heard the nuggets of wisdom that would guide the listener to a happier life: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" or "Life is what you make of it." Award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt has applied the scrutiny of science to your grandmother's sayings to see just how true they are. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his book "The Happiness Hypothesis," where he finds fresh insight on the age-old quest for contentment. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:21 am
Thu October 19, 2006

10/20/06: Mondo Utah

Karl Momen created the Tree of Utah sculpture on I-80 between Salt Lake City and Wendover.

Salt Lake City, UT – Today's RadioWest is going to be a little weird. Did you know there is a pyramid on 7th West built by a guy named Corky who is trying to communicate with advanced beings? In a Huntsville saloon you can find the stuffed head of what may be the world's largest dog. And many of you have heard of or seen the Joseph Smith sphinx in the Gilgal Garden. Today on RadioWest we're talking about Utah's strange places, and our tour guide is none other than the filmmaker Trent Harris, the curator of Utah weird. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:01 am
Wed October 18, 2006

10/19/06: The Lost Explorer

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 is in Salt Lake City, and Thursday talks to Doug about the humility of knowing that the peaks are always stronger.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:09 am
Tue October 17, 2006

10/18/06: Ray Suarez - The Holy Vote

Salt Lake City, UT – In his new book The Holy Vote, veteran journalist Ray Suarez concedes that it is too late to completely separate religion and politics. "It would be like trying to get the sugar out of a cup coffee," he quips. For Suarez, the right question is how do we find a way for the two to coexist? Wednesday on RadioWest, he joins Doug for a conversation about the beliefs and attitudes that have created America's political divide.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:19 am
Mon October 16, 2006

10/17/06: Ken Jennings - Brainiac

Salt Lake City – What's the journey like from anonymous computer programmer to nerd folk icon? Ask Ken Jennings. After 75 games and 2,642 correct answers on Jeopardy!, Jennings has chronicled his minutiae-mad obsession in his new book Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs. Ken Jennings will be in Utah next week as part of the Great Salt Lake Book Festival, and joins Doug Tuesday to determine if trivia serves some not-so-trivial purpose after all.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:00 am
Fri October 13, 2006

10/16/06: Ogden Jazz Master Joe McQueen

Joe McQueen in the KUER Studios
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:44 am
Thu October 12, 2006

10/13/06: Magic in America

Journalist and Author Christine Wicker
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:55 am
Wed October 11, 2006

10/12/06: Dogs of God

Historian James Reston, Jr.

Salt Lake City, UT – When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492, Spain was in the midst of the Inquisition and the battle for Islamic Grenada. Historian James Reston, Jr. has written a new book Dogs of God. In it, he deals with the complex interplay of government, religion and popular opinion of the 15th century. Thursday, he joins Doug to explain what that meant for the "Great Age of Discovery."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:46 am
Tue October 10, 2006

10/10/06: Gay and Republican

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:04 am
Tue October 10, 2006

10/11/06: Filmmaker Albert Maysles

Learn more about Albert Maysles
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:04 am
Tue October 10, 2006

10/11/06: Filmmaker Albert Maysles

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KUER Local News
6:34 am
Fri October 6, 2006

The Foley Scandal & Utah Congressman Cannon

Washington, DC – Utah Congressman Chris Cannon is defending comments he made in an interview last night regarding resigned Congressman Mark Foley. Cannon suggested to a local commercial talk radio station that congressional pages may have goaded Foley into sending them sexually explicit instant messages. Today, Cannon says he didn't mean to put the responsibility for the messages on the kids. Todd Zwillich has more from our Capitol Hill Bureau.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
7:08 am
Wed October 4, 2006

10/6/06: Patriots - the Redrock Land War

Salt Lake City, UT – When a herd of cows is gunned down on a lonely dirt road in the Grand Staircase National Monument, an investigative journalist, a U.S. Ranger and a Dineh Indian elder set out to find out who's responsible and head-off a full scale land war. Mark Taylor's novel "Patriots: the Redrock Land War" was a finalist for the 2005 Utah Book Award for fiction, and Taylor joined Doug Fabrizio in March to talk about misguided patriotism, violent confrontation, political conspiracy and sacred Native American belief. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:29 am
Wed October 4, 2006

10/9/06:George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:23 am
Wed October 4, 2006

10/5/06: Fight Club Politics

Author and Journalist Juliet Eilperin
Craig Cola, washingtonpost.com
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:10 am
Tue October 3, 2006

10/4/06: The LDS Church and Downtown Development

ZCMI Center Mall in Downtown Salt Lake City
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:12 am
Mon October 2, 2006

10/3/06: Space Expert and Novelist Dr. Ben Bova

Author Ben Bova's latest novel is called, Titan, Planet Novel #5 in his Grand Tour series.

Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Ben Bova has been studying - and re-imagining space - since the earliest days of its exploration. He is the author of more than 100 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, and his tales are so well hypothesized, that many have accurately predicted scientific milestones. Bova will be in Salt Lake City later this week, and joins Doug for a look at the current state of the space age, and the plausibility of manned missions to the planets.

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KUER Local News
11:17 pm
Sun October 1, 2006

Reporting from Baghdad

Salt Lake City, UT – In recent weeks, KUER listeners have been hearing a lot from an old friend. Dianna Douglas is a graduate of Brigham Young University who worked at KUER as an intern several years ago. She's now assigned to Baghdad as a producer for NPR News, and she is, at least temporarily, its Baghdad bureau chief. KUER's Dan Bammes spoke to Dianna Douglas about what it's like to live and work in Iraq.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:53 am
Fri September 29, 2006

10/2/06: The Street Children of Mexico City

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday evening, the Salt Lake City Film Center will present Ninos de la Calle, a powerful documentary focusing on a few of the 20,000 children who live and sleep on Mexico City streets. Jenny Brundin talks with filmmaker Eva Aridjis, who took her camera inside the plastic tarps where the children live. Aridjis interviews them about their harsh, drug-addicted lives and why they left home for the streets.

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KUER Local News
11:22 pm
Thu September 28, 2006

Women's Financial Preparedness

Salt Lake City, UT – Working wives now contribute more than a third of the typical family's income. In a third of married households, they're the bigger breadwinner. But national recognized financial advisor Jean Chatzky says many women feel insecure about money. Jean Chatzky, the author of Make Money, Not Excuses talks with KUER's Jenny Brundin about women taking a central role in family financial planning.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:16 am
Thu September 28, 2006

9/29/06: Future Hype

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:06 am
Wed September 27, 2006

9/28/06: Your Personal Economy: Caring for Elderly Parents

Salt Lake City, UT – Our parents look to us for two kinds of care as they - and we - get older. The first is physical care. What help will they need with day-to-day living as well as for serious medical problems? And when they're no longer able or interested in taking care of their own financial needs, how can we help with that in a way that's comfortable for them and us? John Bird joins Dan Bammes for another edition of Your Personal Economy along with care consultant and financial planner Margy Campbell and attorney Laura Milliken Gray.

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KUER Local News
11:50 pm
Tue September 26, 2006

Utah's Rattlesnakes Disappearing

Great Basin Rattle Snake
Louis Porras

Salt Lake City, UT – This week all across the Wasatch Front, rattlesnakes are headed back to their dens for the winter. They're more likely to bite this time of year because if they don't reach their dens, they'll freeze to death. The Great Basin Rattlesnake is the only species of rattler that lives on the Wasatch Front. But, as Sheri Quinn reports, their populations are steadily decreasing.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:53 am
Tue September 26, 2006

9/27/06: Rabbit Hole

KUER Local News
11:59 pm
Mon September 25, 2006

Squatters Brew Pub

Salt Lake City, UT – Squatters, the popular brew-pub in downtown Salt Lake City, lets patrons read the story of its origins inside a little booklet that lies on each of its tables. The restaurant, like its owners, is constantly changing, adopting new ideas, practices and philosophies. That's made it one of downtown Salt Lake's most impressive and unique success stories. Producer Benjamin Bombard starts this business profile with a sketch from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in the characters of Derek and Clive.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:08 am
Mon September 25, 2006

9/26/06: Heartsblood

Salt Lake City, UT – In an age that is in natural historian David Petersen's words "increasingly urbanized, denatured, domesticated, and virtualized," why do so many people still engage in the ancient ritual of hunting? For Petersen, it is a love - a sacred game that places the human animal squarely at the heart of nature. As the West enters the Fall hunting season, Petersen talks to Doug Fabrizio about the ethics and responsibilities of the modern hunter.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:17 am
Fri September 22, 2006

9/25/06: Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions

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