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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:30 am
Mon June 4, 2007

6/5/07: Communicating Nature

University of Utah Communication Professor Julia Corbett
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KUER Local News
11:09 pm
Sun June 3, 2007

Learning How to Walk - Again

Salt Lake City, UT – It's spring, and that has Marcela Torres out walking, even when everybody else isn't. Torres is a former KUER intern who shares her thoughts with us about an activity that she says is good for her body, mind and soul.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:11 am
Fri June 1, 2007

6/4/07: Untangling the Web

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, we're talking to Joe Firmage, an internet wunderkind who says the World Wide Web is getting out of hand. While it may indeed have democratized how information is published and shared, the he says the internet has also become significantly cluttered. So Firmage has created ManyOne.net, which he hopes will deliver a trust-worthy guide to the body of human knowledge found on-line. Firmage joins Doug in studio to look at just how it is he plans to untangle the web.

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KUER Local News
12:41 am
Fri June 1, 2007

Utah Gas Prices

Washington D.C. – Gasoline prices in Utah and across the country are well above three dollars a gallon now and show no sign of declining. Members of Utah's Congressional delegation have mixed reactions when it comes to tackling soaring gas prices. Matt Laslo reports from Capitol Hill.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:41 am
Thu May 31, 2007

6/1/07: John Amaechi - Man in the Middle

KUER Local News
11:05 pm
Wed May 30, 2007

Utah Hopes to Eradicate Japanese Beetles in Orem

Pheromone trap for Japanese beetles in Orem, Utah
Dan Bammes

Orem, UT – The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has declared an insect infestation emergency covering much of the west side of Orem. It's about to begin a spraying program, hoping to eradicate Japanese beetles, which were found in the area last year. The state is also imposing a three-year ban on home gardens in the area. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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KUER Local News
9:41 am
Wed May 30, 2007

Roller Coaster Physics

Farmington, UT – Learning about physics concepts such as velocity and acceleration has usually meant classroom experiments like watching a marble roll down an inclined plane. No wonder interest in science classes has been lagging among American teens -- and the percentage of undergraduates in science and engineering majors remains below that of many other countries. But what if kids were exposed to physics concepts while, say, careening down a roller coaster? Producer Robin Sussingham reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:35 am
Wed May 30, 2007

5/31/07: The Crowd Gone Wild

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:37 am
Tue May 29, 2007

5/30/07: Presidential Courage

Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss
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KUER Local News
1:43 am
Tue May 29, 2007

Memorial Day at Utah's Fort Douglas

Salt Lake City, UT – The cemetery at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City includes graves going back to the Civil War. Those American soldiers and others, including some who have died in Iraq, were remembered in services held by the U.S. Army Reserve's 96th Regional Readiness Command on Memorial Day. KUER's Tasha Cook attended the remembrance and brought back this audio postcard.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:31 am
Tue May 29, 2007

5/29/07: The Mother of Waters

Doug Fabrizio spoke with Mick O'Shea last month in Vientiane, Laos during KUER's trip From Tibet to the Sea: Exploring the Mekong.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:50 am
Fri May 25, 2007

5/28/07: Mormonism and Popular Culture

South Park's \"All About the Mormons?\" originally aired on November 19, 2003.

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, we're exploring the way religion - in particular the Mormon religion - is portrayed in popular culture. We're using as a kind of case study an episode from the animated program South Park called "All About the Mormons?" which takes on the most sacred accounts of the church's origins. Our guests will explain why there's more here then just satire. It's also about belief, faith and the view outsiders have of the fantastic stories that are part of most religions. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
1:31 am
Fri May 25, 2007

Voucher Confusion Deepens

Salt Lake City, UT – Whether or not Utahns will actually be voting on school vouchers in this November's election sunk deeper into already murky water yesterday. Governor Jon Huntsman announced he would not hold a special legislative session to help clarify the issue. Voucher proponents meantime - petitioned the courts to step in and sort the matter out. KUER's Jenny Brundin has the story.

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KUER Local News
12:56 am
Thu May 24, 2007

Ballet West Has New Artistic Director

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:54 pm
Wed May 23, 2007

5/25/07: Road Trips

1956 BelAir Nomad, Photo by 4BlueEyes

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, creating one of the greatest public works projects in history and a significant development in American culture. As you prepare for your Memorial Day weekend - Whether your journey takes you on the highway or down a meandering side-road -- we're rebroadcasting our conversation about some unforgettable trips and about the appeal of the open road. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
10:13 pm
Tue May 22, 2007

Job Corps Providing Opportunity

Students on their way to class at the Clearfield Job Corps Center.
Courtesy of Clearfield Job Corps

Salt Lake City, UT – More than 8,500 students a year in Utah miss out on graduating from high school. For many of them, the Clearfield Job Corps Center provides a second chance. KUER's Tasha Cook interviews the center's director.

Visit the Clearfield Job Corps Web Site.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:16 am
Tue May 22, 2007

5/23/07: Historic Preservation

Judge Jacob Johnson's Spring City home was built in 1875, with a large Victorian addition completed in 1892. Photo courtesy of Kaye Watson.

Spring City, UT – The town of Spring City, Utah was added to the National Historic Register in 1978, and the town boasts some splendid examples of architecture from the mid to late 19th and early 20th centuries. As Spring City prepares for its annual Heritage Day home tours, we're asking questions about historic preservation. What is it about these buildings that make them worth saving? What does "preservation" mean in a living community? Join us for a live broadcast from Spring City Hall.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:35 am
Mon May 21, 2007

5/22/07: Spring City, Utah

Old Spring City School House

Spring City, UT – This week, RadioWest is live in Spring City, Utah. On Tuesday, we begin our conversations with a portrait of the town. Settled by Mormon pioneers in 1852, Spring City remains uniquely well-preserved in architecture and charm. In 1978, the entire town was listed as a National Historic District, and throughout the years has become home to many regionally and nationally recognized artists. Join Doug for a look at the history, economy and character of this rural Utah town.

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KUER Local News
9:08 am
Fri May 18, 2007

337 Project Art Appealing but Temporary

Salt Lake City, UT – In January, a couple from Salt Lake City made an unprecedented offer to Utah's creative community, something that dozens of visual artists found irrestistible. This weekend, the public is invited to see the results. KUER"s Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.

The 3-3-7 Project is free and open to the public this weekend and next at 337 South 400 East in Salt Lake City. More information is available online at 337project.org.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:59 pm
Thu May 17, 2007

5/18/07: Jorge Fierro and Rico Mexican Market

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:01 pm
Thu May 17, 2007

5/21/07: The History of Free Speech

Photo by Mike Goren
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:29 am
Wed May 16, 2007

5/16/07: Pleasurable Kingdom

Animal Behavior Researcher Jonathan Balcombe
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KUER Local News
2:19 am
Wed May 16, 2007

Utah & No Child Left Behind

Washington D.C. – Congress is debating the reauthorization of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act this year. That's the federal law mandating that all of the nation's children read and write at grade level by 2012. One big battle looms over children with limited English skills and whether they should be tested in their own language.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:49 am
Tue May 15, 2007

5/16/07: A Long Way Gone

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:30 am
Mon May 14, 2007

5/15/07: Tanning and Your Skin

Salt Lake City, UT – Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million cases annually. And it's not just the summer sun that's placing us at risk. With tanning beds, people are keeping their "golden glow" throughout the year. Doctors warn though that any exposure to UV radiation increases a person's risk of cancer. Tuesday on RadioWest, we'll talk about the price of tanning and about the social and cultural values we place on our complexion.

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KUER Local News
1:31 am
Mon May 14, 2007

Senator's Shakespeare

Washington, DC – Shakespeare wrote that "All the world's a stage," and that includes the U.S. House and Senate. So recently, Republican Utah Senator Bob Bennett joined fellow lawmakers to perform a parody of Romeo and Juliet. It was a benefit performance for Washington's Shakespeare Theatre. From Capitol Hill, Chad Pergram has the story.

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KUER Local News
4:23 am
Fri May 11, 2007

Mother's Day

Salt Lake City, UT – This Sunday is Mother's Day and this morning, we bring you an essay from a local writer - Peta Owens-Liston. She's the mother of two young boys a mother who has come to understand that her sons' questions and observations have made her life much richer.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:38 am
Fri May 11, 2007

5/14/07: Dancing in the Streets

Author Barbara Ehrenreich
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:41 am
Thu May 10, 2007

5/11/07: Political Literacy

KUER Local News
5:18 am
Thu May 10, 2007

Recovering Frogs in Utah

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