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KUER Local News
10:13 pm
Mon June 18, 2007

A Refugee Remembers Iraq

Kamal Bewar

Salt Lake City, UT –

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:28 am
Fri June 15, 2007

6/18/07: A View to Kill

NPR's Daniel Zwerdling
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KUER Local News
10:56 pm
Thu June 14, 2007

Inmates Become Master Gardeners

Inmate's greenhouse.
Cache County Jail

Logan, UT – The Utah State University Master Gardeners Program provides training to people from a variety of backgrounds throughout Utah. Three master gardener certificates were awarded Wednesday to students in an unlikely location in Logan. As a result, shoppers at the Saturday Gardeners Market in Logan have some new options. Lee Austin reports.

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KUER Local News
10:26 pm
Thu June 14, 2007

Inmates Become Master Gardeners

Logan, UT – The Utah State University Master Gardeners Program provides training to people from a variety of backgrounds throughout Utah. Three master gardener certificates were awarded Wednesday to students in an unlikely location in Logan. As a result, shoppers at the Saturday Gardeners Market in Logan have some new options. Lee Austin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:28 am
Thu June 14, 2007

6/15/07: Wait, Wait!

Peter Sagal, Host of NPR's \"Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!\"
Photo: Kathryn Aiken

Salt Lake City, UT – The cast and crew of NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me are in Salt Lake City again this week to create their "oddly informative news quizzes." Last time they were in Utah, we sat down with Peter Sagal for a look at the job of a political satirist. We also talked to the official Wait, Wait limericist Philip Goedicke. He judged our first and only limerick contest - which poked a bit of fun at our own great state. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
10:38 pm
Wed June 13, 2007

Vision Dixie

Salt Lake City, UT –

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:00 am
Wed June 13, 2007

6/14/07: Yoga - the Musical

They Yoga for You. Photo by Quinn

Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest, we're talking about yoga and how it has been practiced throughout its 6,000 year history. A new piece of musical theater by SB Dance Company satirizes the way yoga has come to be practiced in American popular culture. This isn't a new criticism though. For centuries people have disputed the motives of practitioners. Doug is joined by choreographer Stephen Brown and religion scholar Stuart Sarbacker for a conversation about the history and purpose of yoga as a philosophy and a way of life.

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KUER Local News
11:30 pm
Tue June 12, 2007

Violinists gather for Stadivarius International Competition

Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – There's always been a mystique surrounding the most famous of Italian violins, those crafted by Antonio Stradivari 300 years ago. For centuries, scientists and violin makers have tried to duplicate the excellence of his craftsmanship, without success. Some of the finest young classical violinists in the world are gathering in Utah this week to play these violins.

For a schedule, please go to www.stradcompetition.org

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:26 am
Tue June 12, 2007

6/13/07: Oil on the Brain

Photo by Endless Studio

Salt Lake City, UT – The nozzle at your local gas station doesn't just connect you to the pump - it connects you to the world at the other end of the pipe. Journalist Lisa Margonelli set out to explore that world, and it led to interviews with gas station owners, truckers, drillers, oil billionaires, Venezuelan villagers and Chinese automobile designers. Margonelli joins Doug to explain how Utah's $3.21 gasoline may actually be ridiculously cheap given the impacts of this complicated, global industry.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:24 am
Mon June 11, 2007

6/12/07: Great American Speeches

Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate, June 12, 1987.
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KUER Local News
1:46 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Polar Photographer

The Russian research vessel that carried David Schultz on his expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic.
David C. Schultz

Salt Lake City, UT –

If you knew you might one day go blind, would you become a photographer? Indeed, a photographer who voyages to the Antarctic? That describes David C. Schultz, one of Utah's most accomplished nature photographers. The Heber City resident's latest exhibit features photographs from his recent expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic, where he captured the elegant beauty of massive icebergs and the rich wildlife of the poles. KUER's Jenny Brundin has this profile.

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KUER Local News
9:13 am
Fri June 8, 2007

Sound Converts Waste Heat to Electricity

Salt Lake City, UT – Energy comes in many forms, among them heat, sound and electricity. Research at the University of Utah is demonstrating how to make use of sound to convert waste heat from smokestacks or even computer chips into electricity. KUER's Dan Bammes explains how it could become part of a more efficient energy future.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
7:17 am
Fri June 8, 2007

6/11/07: Are Mormons Christians?

The LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Dan Bammes.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:38 am
Thu June 7, 2007

6/8/07: Imagining Jesus

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:35 am
Wed June 6, 2007

6/7/07: Mouth Sounds with Fred Newman

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Fred Newman. Fred does sound effects for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. But he's no foley artist - no old shoes or creaky doors or coconuts for him. Newman does it all - the plops, the sizzles, the clicks - with his voice. He explained to Doug how he came to understand how the voice works and how sounds connect us to the world we live in. (Rebroadcast)

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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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