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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:22 am
Fri September 1, 2006

9/5/06: Theories of 9/11

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KUER Local News
12:31 am
Fri September 1, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Owl Feathers

Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus)
Paul Higgins

Salt Lake City, UT – In the forest, the silences are sometimes as important as the sounds. Jeff Rice has this week's Utah Soundscapes audio postcard about the silence of owl feathers.

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:34 pm
Thu August 31, 2006

9/4/06: Deepa Mehta's "Water"

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:29 am
Thu August 31, 2006

9/1/06: Help - The Original Human Dilemma

Author Garret Keizer

Salt Lake City, UT – The ability to assist one another - to make sacrifices for one another - is a characteristic that makes us human. But "help" isn't an overly simple concept. We all need it from time to time, but how do we know that the aid we are offering is actually wanted or effective? What does it mean to help? Author Garret Keizer joins Doug for a look at the necessity, the limits and the contradictions of helping our fellow man. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
8:27 am
Thu August 31, 2006

Rallies Praise, Condemn Bush in SLC

Ryan Lesar

Salt Lake City, UT – President George W. Bush arrived in Utah last night to cheering crowds at the Air National Guard base. Earlier in the day, however, thousands rallied to protest the war in Iraq and the President, while others gathered in support of the troops. Here's our report, beginning with KUER's Tasha Cook, followed by Dan Bammes and Jenny Brundin.

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KUER Local News
6:58 am
Wed August 30, 2006

Rumsfeld & Rice Visit Salt Lake City

U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld addresses members of the American Legion at the Salt Palace.
Douglas C. Pizac/The Associated Press

Salt Lake City, UT – U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld visited Salt Lake City yesterday. President Bush's top advisors addressed thousands of veterans at their annual convention at the Salt Palace. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:59 am
Wed August 30, 2006

8/31/06: Border-Crossers and a New America

Author and Journalist Charles Bowden
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:52 am
Wed August 30, 2006

8/30/06: The Presidency of George W. Bush

Salt Lake City, UT – With the rallies surrounding George W. Bush's visit to Salt Lake City in full swing, Doug talks to Brookings Institution scholar Charles O Jones about Bush's presidency. Then, he turns to Monday's arrest of Warren Steed Jeffs, and asks FLDS historian Ken Driggs what it means for Jeffs' polygamous community.

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KUER Local News
10:13 pm
Mon August 28, 2006

Rallies Planned for Bush Visit

Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake City will be dominated by protests and rallies in anticipation of President George W. Bush's third visit to Utah. Bush will address veterans at the 88th American Legion convention on Thursday, August 31st. But on Wednesday, Utahns will have the chance to participate in one of at least six rallies. So far, they include anti-war, pro-Bush, pro-immigration reform, pro-troop and anti-Israel rallies, among others. As KUER's Jenny Brundin reports, the day is expected to be an emotional one for many Utahns.

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KUER Local News
9:15 am
Mon August 28, 2006

Medical Students Take On Obligations with their White Coats

Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah held a ceremony last Friday for 102 new students in its School of Medicine. They put on their white lab coats for the first time. Along with that, they were given a charge by a well-known expert in the ethics and spirituality of medicine to be aware of the obligations they're taking on with the study of healing.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:18 am
Mon August 28, 2006

8/29/06: What Would You Take With You?

Salt Lake City, UT – If you had only 10 minutes to dash into your house as flood waters rose - or as flames threatened to consume your possessions - what would you grab? Do you know immediately? What do those things that you would prioritize mean to you? It was a very literal decision people had to make in Louisiana and in Mississippi. As the nation looks back at last year's devastating losses, we're asking you to talk about the "stuff" that means the most to you.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:25 am
Thu August 24, 2006

8/28/06: Talking Right

UC Berkeley Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:25 am
Thu August 24, 2006

8/28/06: Talking Right

UC Berkeley Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg
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KUER Local News
3:02 am
Thu August 24, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Audible Bats

Spotted Bat.
Kent Woodruff

Salt Lake City, UT – It may sound a little bit like a small insect flying overhead. Or a faint chirping. But in parts of southern Utah, that sound may be
coming from a bat. Jeff Rice has this week's Utah Soundscapes audio postcard.

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:43 am
Thu August 24, 2006

8/24/06: Bush's Visit to SLC

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:25 pm
Wed August 23, 2006

8/25/06: Word of Wisdom

Salt Lake City, UT – The relationship between food and religion is part of tradition around the globe - from keeping Kosher to the Mormon Word of Wisdom -- founded in religious principles of the 1830s. Today on RadioWest, Doug is joined by Daniel Sack of the Material History of American Religion Project and others to discuss what practices like avoiding hot drinks tells us about obedience and identity. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
10:05 pm
Tue August 22, 2006

Biodiesel Ignites "Grease War" in Salt Lake County

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:41 am
Tue August 22, 2006

8/23/06: Enough

NPR Senior Correspondent Juan Williams
Photo (c) Frank Graves
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KUER Local News
4:43 am
Mon August 21, 2006

Biodieslers in Utah - Who are they?

Kevin Neuman's biodiesel set-up in his home garage.
Photo by Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – A small underground movement is growing in and around the Salt Lake Valley. And its after one thing. Used kitchen grease. As gas prices soar and the Earth heats up, a handful of tinkerers and optimists are taking the future into their own hands. They're brewing used vegetable oil from the back of restaurants in their homes, converting it into to biodiesel - a clean-burning fuel. As KUER's Jenny Brundin reports in the first of a 2 part series on bio-diesel - there's really no such thing as a typical biodieseler here.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:25 am
Mon August 21, 2006

8/22/06: The Looming Tower

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.

Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday, Doug's guest is Lawrence Wright, New Yorker writer and author of The Looming Tower. In his new book, Wright gives a detailed look at the people and the ideas that led to the tragedy of 9/11. It's the story of the rise of terrorism across the globe, and the failures of Western intelligence to stop it.

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KUER Local News
12:38 am
Mon August 21, 2006

Youth Rally for Polygamous Communities

Salt Lake City, UT – History was made this weekend for one of the oldest and most secretive communities in Utah. In a rare public demonstration, the youth of Utah's polygamous communities rallied Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City. The gathering drew nearly 300 people. They said the meeting was needed to defend their right to practice polygamy and express their hopes for the future. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:38 am
Fri August 18, 2006

8/21/06: Challenges in the Teaching Profession

Salt Lake City, UT – As school gets underway, Doug talks to teachers about the challenges they face in the coming year. With recurring issues such as teacher shortages and quality, classroom size, and funding - what do educators see as the greatest priorities? And - despite all of these - what keeps them dedicated to their profession? Doug's guest is education consultant Dr. Dorothy Rich. We're also inviting teachers to call us with their concerns - and their vision for improving Utah education.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:06 pm
Thu August 17, 2006

8/18/06: Music Education

Salt Lake City, UT – With constantly tight budgets, many school districts abandoned formal music programs years ago. But should they? Is music - or art for that matter - a dispensable diversion or a critical way to develop a young mind? It's all part of a larger debate whether the humanities should be an essential part of the American educational experience. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
9:55 am
Thu August 17, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Locusts

Here is a drawing of a Rocky Mountain Locust from the 1877 Federal Entomologist's Report.

Salt Lake City, UT – Just about every Utahn has heard of the Mormon cricket and its voracious appetite for crops. But less familiar is the Rocky Mountain locust. These winged grasshopper-like creatures descended upon the west in numbers much greater than Mormon crickets, and with far more devastation. Then, at the close of the 19th century, they became extinct. Jeff Rice reports for the Utah Soundscapes series about a vanished species and its sound.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:53 am
Wed August 16, 2006

8/17/06: The Female Brain

Louann Brizendine M.D. is a neuropsychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:51 am
Wed August 16, 2006

8/16/06: Who Killed the Electric Car?

General Motor's EV1

Salt Lake City, UT – The film Who Killed the Electric Car? traces the life of the EV1 from GM, a sleek automobile which emerged in 1996 full of promise. It was said to be efficient, fast and best of all it produced no emissions. The car was completely electric and in ten years, it was completely gone. But just who was responsible? Technology? Consumers? Corporate America? Among Doug's guests, the film's director Chris Paine, who says this allegory for failure can be a symbol of human potential.

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KUER Local News
10:19 pm
Tue August 15, 2006

FOODIE SLC

FOODIE SLC photography exhibit on display at Art Access Gallery August 18 - Sept 8, 2006.
Lance W. Duffin

Salt Lake City, UT – In a country where pop tarts and microwave dinners are the norm, few have developed an appreciation for gourmet cuisine. But for some, like Lance Duffin, food is an art form, a passion to be cultivated. Duffin is the creator of a new photographic exhibit called "Foodie, SLC that opens this Friday at the new Art Access gallery in Salt Lake City.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:34 pm
Sun August 13, 2006

8/15/06: Miracle in the Andes

Nando Parrado

Salt Lake City, UT – When the plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the Andes in 1972, Nando Parrado lay unconscious for three days. He woke only to find his mother dead, his sister dying, and the survivors trapped on a 12,000 foot glacier. After two months in this lifeless terrain, Parrado led the 45-mile expedition to find help - and to find home. Parrado joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his remarkable story of friendship, tragedy and perseverance. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
5:01 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Terror Threat

Salt Lake City, UT – An announcement yesterday from London that an alleged terrorist plot to bomb airplanes had been foiled caused delays for air travelers across the United States. The effects were felt here in Utah. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:46 am
Fri August 11, 2006

8/14/06: Politics Lost

Political Journalist and TIME Magazine Senior Writer Joe Klein

Salt Lake City, UT – As divided as the American public may be on the important issues of the day, both red and blue can agree that something is wrong in Washington. Politics has become less about ideology and more about how to gain and keep power. Doug's guest is Joe Klein, author of "Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid." They'll talk about the decline of courage and leadership, and about what can be done to get us out of this mess. (Repeat)

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