Salt Lake City, UT – According to state public health officials, Utah has the fourth highest rate of melanoma in the nation. It is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Melanoma is increasing by 3 percent a year, faster than any other cancer in the U-S. Skin cancer alone accounts for half of all cancers. If not detected and treated early, melanoma can kill. But even those who survive often live out their lives deeply affected and permanently disfigured. It is a quietly growing epidemic afflicting our region.
Salt Lake City, UT – Jennifer Jordan joins us to talk about her new book. "Savage Summit" tells the extraordinary stories of five women who summitted K2 on the Pakistan-China border. (Repeat)Purchase a CD of this program
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest takes a look at the Utah Arts Festival's offerings for 2005. Doug Fabrizio talks to artist Amelia Rudolph from Project Bandaloop, an Oakland Base dance troupe that performs on a vertical stage. He's also joined by Amy Caron, coordinator of the Fear No Film Festival, Phillip Bimstein of Blue Haiku, Melissa Bond from the Festival's "Big Mouth Cafe," and the recipient of the first nationally awarded Classical Composer Commission, David Dzubay.
Salt Lake City, UT – Summer's finally here, and with it a chance to catch up on your reading. Doug is joined by Betsy Burton of The King's English, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books and Catherine Weller and Janet Lund of Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore. They'll let you know what's on the must-read list for the season.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston about his book "Perfectly Legal." Johnston is trying to get average Americans to understand how their tax system is widening the gap between them and the super-rich. Both Democrats and Republicans have distorted the country's tax code so that the rank and file of the country are quite literally funneling money to the super rich through tax cuts.
Salt Lake City – In Utah, the elderly population is expected to grow by 143% over the next 25 years. KUER looks at efforts to cut costs and reform these two key programs so that more Utahns can feel secure about medical care in the future.
Salt Lake City, UT – About half of the health care in the United States is funded by government. Much of that comes through Medicare, the Federal health insurance program for the elderley and Medicaid, the health care program for the poor. Both programs are facing a financial crisis leaving many Americans wondering how they will pay for thier medical care when they get older.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest looks at the forced resettlement of Bushmen to clear the way for diamond mining in Botswana. Doug is joined by journalists and activists Tom Price and Rupert Isaacson who have both written extensively on the issue.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Ken Verdoia about KUED's documentary "Shadow of Hope." The work looks at the world of undocumented immigration and the challenges and opportunities it creates. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – While President Bush and the media have focused attention on the long-term funding problems of Social Security, rapid growth in the costs of health care and an increasing senior population could make the future of the Medicare and Medicaid programs a more urgent concern. KUER's Dan Bammes reports how those worries affect one recently retired couple.
Salt Lake City, UT – As recently as 10 years ago, psychiatrists and doctors thought children didn't suffer from bipolar disorder. It's a tricky and controversial diagnosis but its estimated that half a million American children have the disease. RadioWest will profile a fascinating documentary, A Mind of Their Own, and talk to doctors, parents and children who suffer from this devastating disease.
Salt Lake City, UT – Ambassador Dennis Ross was the chief U.S. negotiator in the Middle East peace process for both George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. His recent book, "The Missing Peace," outlines the process from 1988 to 2001 from the ultimate insider's view. (Repeat)
Monday, June 13: Your Personal Economy - Savings Strategies
Salt Lake City, UT – Spending money is easy. Making money is harder. Saving money is harder still. Dan Bammes talks with John Bird of Albion Financial, John Johnson of JJL Financial, CPA and CFP Denise Smith, and Scott Jorgensen, President of Beehive Credit Union about successful savings strategies.
Salt Lake City, Utah – A CENTURY-OLD DEBATE OVER HOW SCHOOLS SHOULD TEACH THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION LIT UP AGAIN LAST FRIDAY . .WHEN A UTAH LAWMAKER ANNOUNCED HE MAY SPONSOR A BILL REQUIRING UTAH EDUCATORS TO TEACH THE IDEA THAT A SUPERIOR BEING CREATED THE WORLD. IT'S UNCLEAR WHERE THAT IDEA WILL GO.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's gay community has begun a week-long series of events celebrating Gay Pride Month. For many, pride is the result of the process of coming to terms with their sexuality and the sometimes agonizing experience of revealing it to friends and family. Today on RadioWest, we're asking what it means to be not only comfortable with your sexuality, but also proud of it.
White Plains, NY – Roseanne Kalick knows more than most people about living with cancer. She's had two stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma along with surgery and chemotherapy for breast cancer. She's also compiled a collection of horror stories from people who couldn't quite find the right thing to say when someone they know has cancer. Those, along with suggestions on what really can be said or done to help, have become the book Cancer Etiquette, just published by Lion Books. She spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.
Salt Lake City, UT – Writer and historian Rod Miller joins us to talk about John Muir, the father of America's conservation movement. Muir possessed an incessant curiosity and deep fascination with the natural world, and he spent much of his life wandering in the wilderness. He also became a kind of evangelist, preaching the value of nature and the importance of preserving it.
Salt Lake City, UT – In Friday's Salt Lake Tribune, Senator Chris Buttars proposed adding the concept of "Divine Design" to Utah's high school science curriculum. RadioWest will talk to Sen. Buttars and Gayle Ruzicka about why they see a need for a change. We will also be joined by embryologist Trent Stephens, author of "Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding."
Salt Lake City, UT – Watergate and the subsequent resignation of Richard Nixon had a profound impact on journalism. RadioWest looks at the recent revelation of former FBI deputy director Mark Felt as "Deep Throat" to help understand the role of anonymous sources, and recent debates over a federal shield law for journalists.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest talks with Toby Faber, author of the new book "Stradivari's Genius." Antonio Stradivari created instruments that gave the world their rich and unique sound for hundreds of years. Also joining us are Utah Symphony Concert Master Ralph Matson playing a 1702 Lord Borwick Stradivarius and Peter Prier of Peter Prier and Sons Violins.
Salt Lake City, UT – Over 300,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. RadioWest takes a look at this prevalent disease, and talks to two survivors about the realities of living with cancer and the humor that is seeing them through.
Salt Lake City, UT – It's easy to talk about water conservation when it's hot and dry. How should we be thinking about water, though, in unusually wet weather? Is Utah better at managing its resources? Have years of drought changed the west's relationship with water? Doug is joined by Professor Char Miller of Trinity College, Larry Anderson from the Utah Division of Water Resources, and Katy Nicolich of Blue Sky Perennials.
Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Gene Jacobsen recounts his three-and-a-half year experience as a prisoner of war during World War II. Captured at the age of 20 in 1941, he survived the Bataan Death March and imprisonment in Japan and the Phillipines. Jacobsen was one of only sixty-five men of his Army Air Corps squadron to return home. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – David Frum co-authored "An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror" with Richard Perle. Frum is a former speech writer and Special Assistant to President Bush. Frum and Perle are both resident fellows at the American Enterprise Institute. (Repeat)