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KUER Local News
11:56 am
Wed May 25, 2005

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch Skeptical of Compromise

05/24/2005 – Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is skeptical about the compromise reached by Senate moderates averting a Senate shut down over the historic filibuster. Jill Morrison has more from our Capitol Hill Bureau.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:22 pm
Fri May 20, 2005

Monday, May 23: David O McKay

Salt Lake City, UT – In the new biography "David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism," author Gregorgy Prince looks at McKay's presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. During some of the most turbulent times in history, McKay led the church to become a significant presence throughout the world.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:07 am
Fri May 20, 2005

Tuesday, May 24: Audio Club - All My Stuff in Bags

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest continues its Audio Club with "All My Stuff in Bags." Daniel Sosa's tells the story of the night he turned 18, and was kicked out of the house for being gay. Doug talks with producers Amy Dorn and Hillary Frank about their work, which won honorable mention for Best Documentary in the 2004 Third Coast Festival.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:27 pm
Thu May 19, 2005

Friday, May 20: Ambassador Joseph Wilson

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:29 pm
Thu May 19, 2005

Thursday, May 19: Jane Goodall

Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Jane Goodall has revolutionized the world of science and the way we understand animals, and it is her empathy and spiritual connection to nature that inspired her work. Doug talks to Dr. Goodall about the life lessons she has learned in the forests of Gombe and her message of hope.

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KUER Local News
10:07 am
Thu May 19, 2005

Praise and Profits

The Mormon temple in downtown Salt Lake City.
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KUER Local News
10:01 am
Thu May 19, 2005

The Greening of Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT – When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson popped into gear. Declaring Bush's action irresponsible, he promised that HIS city -- the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country -- would meet the goals of the global warming treaty, one compact fluorescent light bulb at a time. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports as part of Think Global, public radio's week of special coverage.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:08 am
Wed May 18, 2005

Wednesday, May 18: Global 3.0

Salt Lake City, UT – KUER's coverage of globalization continues with "Global 3.0". The documentary is a look at how the high-speed movement of goods, people, capital and ideas is transforming everyday life at home and abroad. Listen at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:20 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

Monday, May 16: Three Billion New Capitalists

Salt Lake City, UT – How would the nation cope in a world where the dollar is no longer the dominant currency and the United States no longer the dominant power? In his book Three Billion New Capitalists, Clyde Prestowitz argues American dominance in the world is fragile not because its military power is weak, but because it's economic clout is shrinking. Doug talks to Prestowitz about global trends and America's role in the world's economic future.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:22 pm
Mon May 16, 2005

Tuesday, May 17: Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City

Tuesday, May 17: Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City

Salt Lake City, UT – Join us at 11:00 a.m. when Doug talks to producer John Rudolph and two contributing reporters from the Globalization project work "Feet in Two Worlds." Tune in at 7:00 p.m. to listen to the entire hour of the documentary.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:35 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

Friday, May 13: Utah Foster Care

Salt Lake City, UT – Two thousand children in Utah are in foster care, and some wait years to be permanently adopted. The state has stepped up efforts to match children with families, but its challenging task. Jenny Brundin examines the challenges and successes in the state's foster care program.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:36 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

Thursday, May 12: Hill Air Force Base

Salt Lake City, UT – The Defense Department is expected to announce its list of military bases it is recommending for the most recent round of closures. It's a critical moment for Northern Utah, as Hill Air Force Base is one of 400 military installations whose fate is uncertain. Today on RadioWest, we'll talk about the process of deciding which bases are expendable, what we know about Hill's future, and what happens if it doesn't make the cut.

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KUER Local News
12:46 pm
Thu May 12, 2005

Musician Trace Wiren

Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake musician Trace Wiren named her 2nd solo albulm, Johnny's Cafe. She wanted it to be like the quirky cafe she frequents when visiting Lava Hot Aprings, Idah. The songs are at times eccentric, at times soulful, even sad - but always personal and true. KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us the first in an occasional series on Utah's home-grown artists.

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KUER Local News
9:09 am
Thu May 12, 2005

Wedding Season

Salt Lake City, UT – June is fast approaching the flowers are out, and the weather's warmer. But for Salt Lake resident Chris Johnson, it can be an uncomfortable time of year.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:56 pm
Wed May 11, 2005

Wednesday, May 11: Glen Canyon Reveals its Depths

Salt Lake City, UT – A six-year drought has uncovered spectacular slot canyons and cliffs in Glen Canyon. As an unusually wet year begins to submerge the landscape, RadioWest looks at the renewed debate over Lake Powell.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:21 pm
Mon May 9, 2005

Tuesday, May 10: Shakespeare Behind Bars

Salt Lake City, UT – Director Hank Rogerson talks to Doug about his work "Shakespeare Behind Bars." The film, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, follows a Shakespeare Company working in a Kentucky prison on a production of "The Tempest." It's a look at how Shakespeare reaches across the centuries with themes of truth, change and forgiveness.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:57 pm
Fri May 6, 2005

Monday, May 9: God's Politics

Salt Lake City, UT – Jim Wallis joins Doug to talk about his book "God's Politics." Wallis questions how the right has been able to co-opt the language of faith to further its political goals, and why the left tries to keep public policy and a discussion of morals separate. Faith, he argues, should be free to challenge both ends of the political spectrum from a consistent moral ground.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:55 pm
Thu May 5, 2005

Friday, May 6: Downtown SLC

Salt Lake City, UT – As officials and residents look at ways to develop Salt Lake City's downtown, RadioWest looks at questions of renewal, growth and vision for the city. Doug is joined by Alex Marshall, author of "How Cities Work," Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, and Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:58 pm
Wed May 4, 2005

Thursday, May 5: Utah Democratic Party

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Democrats are preparing for their state convention this Saturday. RadioWest talks to analysts and party leaders about outgoing chairman Donald Dunn's tenure, the direction the party is taking, and what it means to be a Democrat in a decidedly red state.

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KUER Local News
10:01 am
Wed May 4, 2005

Covering the Uninsured

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:28 pm
Tue May 3, 2005

Wednesday, May 4: Faith and Betrayal

Salt Lake City, UT – In her book "Faith and Betrayal: A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West," author Sally Denton follows the journey and struggles of her great-great grandmother, Jean Rio. Rio, a widowed mother of seven, converted to the LDS faith and immigrated to the United States. But her initial enthusiam turns to disillusionment as her life transforms in Utah.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:49 am
Tue May 3, 2005

Tuesday, May 3: Do You Speak American?

Salt Lake City, UT – Celebrated journalist and author Robert MacNeil joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about the many ways English is spoken throughout the United States. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:58 pm
Thu April 28, 2005

Thursday, April 28: Printing the US Government

Salt Lake City, UT – The US Government Printing Office, the world's largest printing agency, is responsible for creating an archive and giving the public access to the record of the US government. RadioWest explores the GPO's role in government transparency and democracy, especially in an age of increasing digital expectations.
RadioWest also talks to The Nature Conservancy's Phillip Hoose about today's discovery of the supposed extinct ivory-billed woodpecker.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:09 pm
Thu April 28, 2005

Friday, April 29: The Fall of Saigon

Salt Lake City, UT – Saturday marks the 30 year anniversary of The Fall of Saigon. Doug talks to Robert Schulzinger, author of "The Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975." He's then joined by some of Utah's own veterans who remember the time they served.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:27 am
Thu April 28, 2005

Monday, May 2: The Age of Egocasting

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Christine Rosen about technology, especially television, and its narrowing of our world view. Her article The Age of Egocasting appears in The New Atlantis Monthly. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:05 pm
Tue April 26, 2005

Wednesday, April 27: In Plain Sight

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Tom Smart and Lee Benson about their new book "In Plain Sight: The Startling Truth Behind the Elizabeth Smart Investigation."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:41 pm
Tue April 26, 2005

Tuesday, April 26: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller

Salt Lake City, UT – 30 year's of selling books in Salt Lake City has given Betsy Burton a special love affair with the printed word. "The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller" chronicles her tales of author visits, attempts at censorship and the business of bookselling.

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KUER Local News
11:04 am
Mon April 25, 2005

Remembering Vicki Cottrell

Vicki Cottrell

Salt Lake City, UT – As a member of the Utah legislature, Judy Ann Buffmire heard often from Vicki Cottrell on issues involving the mentally ill. Vicki was a tireless advocate in her role as director of the Utah office of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Following Vicki's death in a car accident last week, Judy Ann Buffmire remembers Vicki as a both a public leader on mental health issues and as neighbor and friend, and offers this tribute.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:27 pm
Fri April 22, 2005

Monday, April 25: Utahns and Substance Abuse

Salt Lake City, UT – The average drug user in Utah is male, 31 years old, white and LDS. RadioWest looks at what makes people turn to addictive drugs, and what methods of prevention and treatment can successfully address the problem.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:15 pm
Thu April 21, 2005

Friday, April 22: Science and the Media

Salt Lake City, UT – KUER's Dan Bammes talks to Dr. Edward Campion of the New England Journal of Medicine, David Kestenbaum of National Public Radio and Lois Collins of the Deseret News about the role of the media on reporting scientific research to the public.

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