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KUER Local News
12:10 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Legislature Addresses Peyote Use, Human Services Spending, Kindergarten

Salt Lake City, UT – A Senate Committee wrote the latest chapter in the ongoing battle to define who's legally allowed to use and possess peyote in Utah. A joint appropriations subcommittee decided that making up cuts in federal spending was its top priority for spending the new money available in this year's state budget for social services. And a bill to expand all-day kindergarten programs advanced on a razor-thin committee vote. KUER's Dan Bammes and Laura Weiss report.

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KUER Local News
9:36 am
Fri February 3, 2006

Tuition Break for Undocumented Immigrants Challenged

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday advanced a measure eliminating lawmakers access to life-time health benefits once they retire. A committee also voted to repeal a 3-year-old law giving undocumented students in-state tuition. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:36 am
Fri February 3, 2006

Monday, February 6: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Washington, DC – On Monday, KUER will broadcast NPR coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee's "Wartime Executive Power and the NSA's Surveillance Authority." Please join us again for RadioWest on Tuesday, February 7.

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:44 am
Fri February 3, 2006

Tuesday, February 7: Bishop George Niederauer

The Most Reverend George H. Niederauer

Salt Lake City, UT – Bishop George Niederauer has served the Diocese of Salt Lake City for nearly 11 years. On February 15, though, he will be installed as Archbishop of San Francisco. As Bishop Niederauer prepares for his move, he joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his faith, about the role of religion in community, and about Utah, a place he calls home.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:17 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Thursday, February 2: The Nature of Compassion

Author Marc Ian Barasch

Salt Lake City, UT – In Field Notes on the Compassionate Life, author Marc Ian Barasch explores the nature of compassion, what he calls "the x-factor that every faith exalts as a supreme virtue." RadioWest talks to Barasch about the fieldwork that took him to kitchen tables, maximum security prisons, political organizations and medical conferences. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
6:27 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Utah Legislature: Water Projects and Help for the Disadvantaged

Salt Lake City, Ut – Among the numerous bills that passed through the Utah Legislature Wednesday was legislation aimed at helping Utahns in need--of water, workforce assistance, and medical funding for the future. KUER's Tasha Cook reports on these highlights.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:59 am
Thu February 2, 2006

Friday, February 3: Non-resident Tuition Exemptions

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KUER Local News
11:45 pm
Tue January 31, 2006

Bear River Water Project Moves Ahead at Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill yesterday that sets in motion a $680 million dollar project to divert water from the Bear River to satisfy the state's growing demand for water. And the first of a number of bills challenging the Governor's authority advanced in the Utah Senate yesterday. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:13 am
Tue January 31, 2006

Wednesday, February 1: Christianity and War

Salt Lake City, UT – The Salt Lake Tribune published poll results on Sunday that showed 73% of LDS respondents support President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq. Only 30% of non-LDS indicated the same support. Wednesday on RadioWest, we'll explore that divide and look at how Christian theology reconciles the questions of war and peace.

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KUER Local News
10:28 pm
Mon January 30, 2006

Cannon Calls for New Republican Leadership in the House

Rep. Chris Cannon

Washington, DC – Republican members of the House of Representatives vote this week on a new majority leader. The former leader - Texas Congressman Tom DeLay - recently announced he wouldn't return to the post. G-O-P rules required DeLay to step aside after he was indicted on federal fraud charges. And now Utah Republican 3rd District Representative Chris Cannon is calling for his colleagues to vote for all his party's leadership positions except Speaker of the House. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

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KUER Local News
10:01 pm
Mon January 30, 2006

Tax Cut Bill Challenges Reform Plans

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature will be looking at bills in the current session that have been worked out over the past two years by two governors and a legislative task force. But one Republican legislator has a simpler idea. Representative Jim Ferrin simply wants to cut the state's top income tax rate. KUER's Dan Bammes reports on that and other legislative action Monday.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:56 am
Mon January 30, 2006

Tuesday, January 31: Elizabeth the First

KUER Local News
9:51 am
Fri January 27, 2006

Utah Landscape Stars in Sundance Feature

Park City, UT – Utah plays a starring role in "Don't come Knocking," a film that made its U.S. debut this week at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:29 am
Fri January 27, 2006

Monday, January 30: Intelligent Designs on Evolution

Salt Lake City, UT – As the debate over evolution continues in Utah and across the country, Doug Fabrizio talks to Pulitzer-prize winning historian Dr. Edward Larson, author of Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution. At 7:00 p.m., join RadioWest for a special broadcast of American Public Media's Intelligent Designs on Evolution. The documentary looks at "intelligent design" and at the motivations of its proponents.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:26 am
Fri January 27, 2006

Friday, January 27: Video Games and Violence

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KUER Local News
12:20 am
Fri January 27, 2006

Utah House Votes To Remove Sales Tax from Food

Salt Lake City, UT – After a vigorous, hour-long debate, House lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill passed a bill yesterday that would remove the sales tax Utahns pay on food at the grocery store. The move, however, sets up a battle with the Utah Senate. Republican leaders there say scrapping the tax will be too costly. They've proposed instead a smaller tax cut, including giving poorer Utahns an income tax credit for sales tax on food purchases. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
3:25 am
Thu January 26, 2006

Sundance & The Immigrant Experience

Park City, UT – The 2006 Sundance Film Festival is showcasing several documentaries and dramatic films about people moving from one country to another. The films delve into the meaning of their immigrant experience of trying to but never quite succeeding at reconciling the different worlds they inhabit. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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9:25 am
Wed January 25, 2006

The Yellowjackets Hit Salt Lake City Like a Rhythmic Tornado

The Yellowjackets took the stage at the Sheraton Hotel for the first GAM Sheraton Jazz show of the year.

Salt Lake City, UT – The Yellowjackets hit Salt Lake City like a rhythmic tornado. Monday night January 23rd The Yellowjackets took the stage at the Sheraton Hotel for the first GAM Sheraton Jazz show of the year.

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KUER Local News
3:40 am
Wed January 25, 2006

Sundance & The War in Iraq

Park City, UT – KUER continues its coverage of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival with a look at one of the most pressing issues facing the United States--the war in Iraq. KUER's Tasha Cook examines festival films on the war and its human toll.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:39 am
Wed January 25, 2006

Thursday, January 26: God Grew Tired of Us

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KUER Local News
1:16 am
Wed January 25, 2006

Legislative Action Targets Abuse

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers took up the issue of abuse in several forms yesterday. Bills advanced addressing dating violence, animal abuse and making sure licensed home day care providers don't have family members who've abused in the past. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
3:33 am
Tue January 24, 2006

Sundance & Migration

Park City, UT – As part of KUER's ongoing coverage of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, KUER's Tasha Cook looks at a trend among this year's documentary offerings.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:14 am
Tue January 24, 2006

Wednesday, January 25: All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise

Salt Lake City, UT – When Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell chartered a ship to offer gays and lesbians a welcoming, family-centered vacation, 500 families signed on. Despite being confronted on Nassau by angry protestors -- a first time experience in prejudice for many of the young children on the trip -- the O'Donnells, parents of four, created an environment defined by love. RadioWest continues its Sundance coverage as Doug talks to director Shari Cookson about filming the cruise, and about what "family" means in today's society.

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KUER Local News
12:54 am
Tue January 24, 2006

Sundance Roundup

Sundance Film Festival packs Main Street in Park City, Utah.
Tasha Cook

Park City, UT – Park City is crowded with this week with thousands of worldwide visitors. They're in town for the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival. KUER's Tasha Cook spent the weekend taking in the festival's sights and sounds and filed this report.

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KUER Local News
11:21 pm
Mon January 23, 2006

Bill Eroding Governor's Power on Hazardous Waste Moving Through Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – A Senate committee advanced a bill yesterday that could diminish the governor's role in regulating hazardous waste sites in Utah. Meantime, the House passed a bill to suspend the driver's licenses of deadbeat parents, and a new plan was introduced to allow small businesses to buy into the health plan for state employees. KUER's Dan Bammes reports from Utah's Capitol Hill.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:19 pm
Mon January 23, 2006

Tuesday, January 24: Actor Michael York

Salt Lake City, UT – Renowned actor Michael York will be in Cedar City this weekend performing "Rogues and Vagabonds: An entertainment about actors and acting." Doug Fabrizio talked to York last March about acting Shakespeare, and about his long and varied career. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
9:46 am
Mon January 23, 2006

Youth Waves #10 - Stereotyping

Salt Lake City, UT – This morning's piece is from Sean Way. He' 17 years old and lives in Salt Lake City. Today, in our continuing series Youth Waves, he brings us his perspective on stereotyping teenagers.

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KUER Local News
12:54 am
Mon January 23, 2006

Search Narrows for Gene Linked to Autism

Salt Lake City, UT – Scientists have known for a long time that autism runs in families. Now a team of researchers at the University of Utah has narrowed the search for a gene linked to the disorder by using the state's unique database of genealogical records and focusing on one family. KUER's Dan Bammes talks with Hilary Coon, research associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:04 am
Fri January 20, 2006

Monday, January 23: Sundance & American Hardcore

American Hardcore: Danny Spira, Wasted Youth, Los Angeles, 1981
Photo by Edward Colver

Salt Lake City, UT – As RadioWest begins its Sundance coverage, Doug Fabrizio talks to Sharon Waxman, author of "Rebels on the Backlot." Her book is a look at six maverick film directors who changed American filmmaking. He then talks to Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Paul Rachman, whose new film "American Hardcore" is part of this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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KUER Local News
10:10 pm
Thu January 19, 2006

Legislature Struggles with Ethics Reform

Salt Lake City, UT – For years, Utah lawmakers have wrestled with whether to place restrictions on the gifts lobbyists give to them. Jazz tickets, expensive meals, golf games that's all been part of the package of being a state lawmaker. And for years, the Republican majority has opposed restricting gifts. But they did take a small step toward that end yesterday by expanding Utah's gift disclosure law. Meantime, in the state Senate, lawmakers advanced a bill to ban smoking in private clubs and taverns. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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