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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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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:32 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Friday, January 20: Jonestown

A stone in Oakland, California commemorates the unclaimed victims of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre.
www.thecemeteryproject.com
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:02 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Thursday, January 19: Abortion and Parental Consent

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KUER Local News
1:59 am
Thu January 19, 2006

Water Project Bills Moving Through Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – A series of bills advanced yesterday on Utah's Capitol Hill to pave the path for the development of two massive water projects to serve Utah's growing population. Altogether, the two will ultimately carry a price tag of almost a billion dollars. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
10:28 pm
Tue January 17, 2006

Utah Legislature Gets Down to Business Early

Salt Lake City, UT – Hiking the minimum wage in Utah has a lot of popular support. But a new report is advising state lawmakers to wait on the move. Also on Capitol Hill yesterday, a bill advanced to remove the sales tax from unprepared food. Another bill moved forward that would change the way schools teach the theory of evolution. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:57 am
Tue January 17, 2006

Wednesday, January 18: The Exonerated

KUER Local News
1:41 am
Tue January 17, 2006

State Surplus: Your Money, Your Choice --Part I

KUER Local News
1:40 am
Tue January 17, 2006

State Surplus: Your Money, Your Choice--Part II

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers will be grappling with priorities for spending as they get down to business in this legislative session. And with the state's growth and some recent good economic news, legislators have a one-billion-dollar surplus to divvy up. A poll commissioned recently by KUER, KUED and The Salt Lake Tribune tried to find out where Utahns want the money spent. KUER's Tasha Cook reports on two of the highlights - strong support for education and boosting the minimum wage.

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KUER Local News
12:40 am
Tue January 17, 2006

Youth Waves #9 - My Own Third World

Salt Lake City, UT – Traveling to other places prompts Ashlye to travel inside: to her own "third world". It's an observance of the real made imaginary. This exercise gives her the perspective needed to stay grounded wherever she is.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:37 am
Mon January 16, 2006

Tuesday, January 17: Government Records Access

Salt Lake City, UT – A Utah state legislative task force has been meeting since May of 2005 to review the Government Records Access and Management Act. Four bills are being introduced this session to amend GRAMA, and opponents worry that new limitations on e-mail disclosure will hinder citizen access to the workings of elected officials. RadioWest looks at the impact pending legislation would have on personal correspondence and the public's right to open government.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:40 am
Fri January 13, 2006

Monday, January 16: 2006 Legislative Session

Salt Lake City, UT – January 16th is the first day of Utah's 2006 Legislative Session. Along with issues like increasing the state minimum wage, labeling evolution a theory and construction of water projects, legislators will have to decide what to do with a one billion dollar budget surplus. Doug Fabrizio is joined by Rebecca Walsh and Dan Harrie of the Salt Lake Tribune, Ken Verdoia of KUED and University of Utah Political Science Professor Matthew Burbank for a look at the upcoming agenda.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:09 am
Thu January 12, 2006

Friday, January 13: Magic in America

Journalist and Author Christine Wicker

Salt Lake City, UT – America is fascinated with magic -- from blockbuster movies to television and computer games. When former religion writer and author Christine Wicker set out across the country to find out why, she found a diverse collection of people who believe in the paranormal. Doug Fabrizio talks to Wicker -- on the Friday the 13th no less -- about these beliefs, and how they survive in seeming contradiction to the traditional religions generally espoused in our country.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:09 am
Thu January 12, 2006

Friday, January 13: Magic in America

Journalist and Author Christine Wicker

Salt Lake City, UT – America is fascinated with magic -- from blockbuster movies to television and computer games. When former religion writer and author Christine Wicker set out across the country to find out why, she found a diverse collection of people who believe in the paranormal. Doug Fabrizio talks to Wicker -- on the Friday the 13th no less -- about these beliefs, and how they survive in seeming contradiction to the traditional religions generally espoused in our country.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:35 am
Wed January 11, 2006

Thursday, January 12: Women in Utah Politics

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio leads a panel discussion with women policymakers on the roles and challenges they face in Utah politics. We're joined by Salt Lake County Deputy Mayor Karen Okabe, Utah State Director of Administrative Services D'Arcy Dixon Pignanelli, the Salt Lake Chamber's Natalie Gochnour and by historian Kathryn MacKay. The program will be broadcast live from the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus, subject to the Samuel Alito Supreme Court hearings.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:49 am
Tue January 10, 2006

Wednesday, January 11: Cancelling Brokeback Mountain

KUER Local News
11:18 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Youth Waves #8 - My Dad the Boiler Maker

Salt Lake City, UT – Today's story is from Eric Orwin who lives in Salt Lake City. Eric loves his dad. His dad is a boiler maker, who welds metal every day. This is one of my favorite pieces in our series Youth Waves, not because it's polished and professional, because its not. Eric is 13 years old and you'll notice he reads haltingly. But this radio piece is innocent and fresh and real. And it shows a teenager's pure love for his dad.

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KUER Local News
11:11 am
Mon January 9, 2006

Student Rockets Soar in Southern Utah

Students prepare to launch their rockets near Green River, Ut.
Sheri Quinn
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
7:30 pm
Fri January 6, 2006

Monday, January 9: Glory Road

Salt Lake City, UT – The year that Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act, Texas Western Miners basketball coach Don Haskins set out to create the perfect basketball team based solely on talent. He revolutionized not only the sport, but also the American landscape, when his predominately black team became the 1966 NCAA champions. "Glory Road," the directorial debut of James Gartner, follows the team through a pivotal time in the country's history.

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KUER Local News
4:43 pm
Fri January 6, 2006

The State of Utah's Economy

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's economy has come roaring back from hard times just a couple of years ago. An annual report, which was researched and written by a consortium of government, university and private-sector groups, has been released. KUER's Tasha Cook has the story:

Click here for the 2006 Annual Review.PDF

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KUER Local News
3:53 pm
Thu January 5, 2006

Youth Waves # 7 - Fast Food America

Salt Lake City, UT – This morning in our continuing series Youth Waves, Jeff Adams brings us this commentary on eating habits in a fast food world.

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KUER Local News
3:49 pm
Thu January 5, 2006

Youth Waves Story #6 - Dangers of the River Road

Moab, UT – Today, Meagan Lamb from Moab brings us another in our series Youth Waves. Her piece is about the dangers of Highway 128, a 17-mile stretch of road also known as the River Road she thinks about who must drive on it and lives it has taken.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:51 pm
Thu January 5, 2006

Friday, January 6: Nostalgia and Technology

RCA Victor Television
Courtesy of Bonneville International Corporation

Salt Lake City, UT – Nostalgia and Technology, an exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, looks at the marriage of traditional art and design with revolutionary technologies. BYU professor Marc Olivier, curator of the exhibit, along with Christopher Wilson of MOA, join Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about the ways manufacturers and designers use the familiar and nostalgic ornamentation to disguise the new and strange innovations.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:42 pm
Wed January 4, 2006

Thursday, January 5: Utah State Senator Chris Buttars

Senator Chris Buttars

Salt Lake City, UT – State Senator Chris Buttars joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his agenda in the upcoming legislative session. Buttars is an outspoken social conservative whose growing influence is attracting attention and controversy on Utah's Capitol Hill. One of his latest legislative proposals would put intelligent design alongside evolution in Utah classrooms. Buttars will talk about the personal views which inform his public life.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:06 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

Wednesday, January 4: I Am My Own Wife

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah House Democrats held a press conference on Tuesday outlining their education priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Doug talks to Senator Karen Hale and Representative Ralph Becker about the Democrats' proposals for 2006. Then, Doug is joined by director Keven Myhre and actor David Spencer to discuss Salt Lake Acting Company's latest production, "I Am My Own Wife."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:32 am
Tue January 3, 2006

Tuesday, January 3: Utah Poet Laureate Ken Brewer

Poet Ken Brewer

Providence, UT – When Utah's Poet Laureate Ken Brewer was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer last June, he moved into what he calls a fever pitch a burst of creative energy. He found himself writing more drafts each day, with fewer revisions. The result is a collection of raw poems that he calls his chronicle of living with the certainty of death. Ken can't travel much these days, so Doug Fabrizio joins him in his home in Providence, Utah to talk about life, and the words Ken found to describe his own death.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:50 pm
Thu December 29, 2005

Friday, December 30: The Anthropology of Turquoise

Ellen Meloy
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KUER Local News
12:03 pm
Thu December 29, 2005

Old World, New Kitchen: Bernice Kida - Japan

Bernice Kida
Sean Graff

Salt Lake City, UT – A 5-part series from freelance producer Beth Hoffman. She visits with women from the Congo, Colombia, the Phillipines, Bangladesh and Japan and learns how they use cooking to stay connected to their culture. With a College of Humanities Documentary Studies Grant, producer Beth Hoffman joins immigrant women as they cook in their homes.
In the last story in this series, Hoffman visits the home of Bernice Kida, an immigrant from Japan.

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