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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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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:35 pm
Wed April 20, 2005

Wednesday, April 20: Herding Sacred Cows

Salt Lake City, UT – Guest host Robert Kirby talks with screenwriter and stand-up comedian John Moyer about humor in religion -- herding sacred cows without causing a stampede. It's been said that the test of a good religion is whether you can joke about it. Kirby and Moyer test that notion today on RadioWest.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:20 pm
Wed April 20, 2005

Thursday, April 21: Utah Zen

Salt Lake City, UT – Guest host Teresa Jordan talks to Zen teacher Daniel Doen Silberberg Sensei. He's the Vice-Abbott of the Kanzeon Zen Center here in Salt Lake, the main temple for Kanzeon International. RadioWest looks at Utah Zen. Why Utah? Is Zen changing our state? Is Utah changing Zen?

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:25 pm
Mon April 18, 2005

Monday, April 18: No Child Left Behind

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest looks at the debate surrounding No Child Left Behind. Utah lawmakers will look at implementation of the federal education program in a special session April 19th and 20th. KUER's Jenny Brundin is joined by Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Patti Harrington, State Representative Margaret Dayton and others.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:13 am
Mon April 18, 2005

Tuesday, April 19: Novelist Denise Chavez

Salt Lake City, UT – Jenny Brundin talks to novelist Denise Chavez about her book "Loving Pedro Infante" and about Latina identity. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:57 am
Thu April 14, 2005

Friday, April 15: Author Craig Childs

Salt Lake City, UT – Naturalist, adventurer and deseret ecologist Craig Childs joins Doug to talk about his lastest book, "The Way Out." (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:51 pm
Wed April 13, 2005

Thursday, April 14: Inauguration of President Michael Young

Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah will inaugurate its 14th president tomorrow. KUER's Dan Bammes talks to Michael Young about his time in Utah thus far, and about his plans for Utah's first and largest public institution of higher education.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:30 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

Tuesday, April 12: Baptizing by Proxy

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:06 pm
Tue April 12, 2005

Wednesday, April 13: The Places In Between

Salt Lake City, UT – Guest host Hal Cannon talks to Richard Menzies about his new book "Passing Through: An Existential Journey Across America's Outback." While life for most of us has become a matter of Point A and Point B, Menzies put over a quarter million miles on a Volkswagen bus discovering the places and people in between.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:14 pm
Mon April 11, 2005

Monday, April 11: Journalist Amy Goodman

Salt Lake City, UT – Amy Goodman, journalist and radio host, talks to Doug about her book "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and The Media That Love Them." (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:52 am
Fri April 8, 2005

Friday, April 8: Author Sue Monk Kidd

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to author Sue Monk Kidd. Her first novel, "The Secret Life of Bees," was wildly successful. Today she talks about her writing and her newest book "The Mermaid Chair."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:00 am
Wed April 6, 2005

Thursday, April 7: New York Doll

Salt Lake City, UT – Arthur "Killer" Kane was the bass player for the legendary band The New York Dolls. Although the group was short lived, their work influenced the music of the Pretenders, The Sex Pistols and The Clash to name a few. Thirty years later, filmmaker Greg Whiteley finds Arthur Kane working in the Mormon family history library. He had given up drugs and found God. He also had a dream ... of reuniting the band one last time. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:12 pm
Tue April 5, 2005

Wednesday, April 6: Dust Eaters

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah playwright Julie Jensen has created another original work for Salt Lake Acting Company. "Dust Eaters" looks at the 140 year struggle of the Goshute Native American tribe and white immigrants who came to the "promised land." It looks at Utah history in intimate human detail, and brings the audience to modern day conflict over questions of power and privilege.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:44 am
Mon April 4, 2005

Tuesday, April 5: Mondo Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – Trent Harris, the mastermind behind "Rubin and Ed" and "Plan 10 from Outer Space," joins Doug to talk about the eccentricities that make Utah ... well, Utah.

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

Monday, April 4: To Kill a Mockingbird

Salt Lake City, UT – As KUER celebrates its 45th anniversary, we take a look at Harper Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Doug is joined by scholar Claudia Durst Johnson, and by Mary Badham, who portrayed Scout in the 1962 movie.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:51 pm
Thu March 31, 2005

Friday, April 1: Terry Gross

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Terry Gross about her work on Fresh Air and about her newest book "All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians and Artists."

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