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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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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:46 am
Wed May 9, 2007

5/10/07: Pocahontas Revealed

This portrait is the only known likeness of Pocahontas created during her lifetime. It was engraved by the Dutch artist Simon van de Passe during her time in England.

Salt Lake City, UT – From grade school lessons to Disney characters, most Americans have some mental image of Pocahontas. But even beyond the romantacized notions, historians characterize her as bold, vivacious and very, very smart. This week, the PBS series Nova premiered a new documentary "Pocahontas Revealed." As America remembers the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Doug talks to the show's writer and director about the realities of one our nation's most enduring heroines.

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KUER Local News
1:41 am
Wed May 9, 2007

Utah Graduation Rates

Governor Bob Wise/President of the Alliance for Excellent Education

Salt Lake City, UT – A national policy, research and advocacy organization publishes a study analyzing the achievement gap and the economic benefit of pursuing a secondary school education in Utah. KUER's Tasha Cook interviews the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Visit the study publication website.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:04 am
Tue May 8, 2007

5/9/07: Coal-Fire Power in Utah

Utah's IPP Coal Power Plant is located north of Delta. Utah Geological Survey

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – A group of local doctors recently proposed a list of prescriptions to address Utah's dirty air. Topping the list is a moratorium on new coal-fire power plants in the state, but supporters of proposed facilities like one in Sevier County argue that new plants are safe and a boon to the local economy. Wednesday, we'll look at the politics of coal in Utah and at coal's impact on people and communities.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:46 am
Tue May 8, 2007

5/8/07: Love Song to Glen Canyon

Salt Lake City, UT – When the Glen Canyon Dam was built, 186 miles of the Colorado River flooded and the Lake Powell Reservoir was born. Katie Lee has called it the "damning of an Eden unequaled." Lee is an author, folk singer, poet and river runner and at 87, she continues to mourn the river that formed her. She joins Doug, along with Ken "Seldom Seen" Sleight, to talk about Glen Canyon and about lives dedicated to environmental activism.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:30 pm
Sun May 6, 2007

5/7/07: The Thirteenth Tipping Point

KUER Local News
8:15 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Utah's Quest for 4th Seat Advances

Washington, DC – Last month the House okayed a bill that would award Utah a fourth Congressional seat. Now the plan moves to the Senate. Yesterday, the package scored the support of two key senators. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

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KUER Local News
8:10 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Bennett Backs Bi-Partisan Health Care Bill

Washington, DC – Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett joined forces with Democrats to introduce a bill that provides health insurance to all Americans. As Jodi Breisler reports, it's a rare bi-partisan effort in a Congress that's deeply divided.

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KUER Local News
7:51 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Dance Community Awaits Koester Debut

Salt Lake City, UT – Choreographer and University of Utah dance professor Stephen Koester directed a highly respected national dance company in the 1980s and 1990s. But after eight years in Utah, he'd never shown audiences an evening of his own works...until now. Robin Sussingham sat in on a rehearsal of "Dance Koester Dance" to find out why the event is causing such a stir in the local dance community.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:37 am
Thu May 3, 2007

5/4/07: The Elephant in the Living Room

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:15 am
Thu May 3, 2007

5/3/07: Talk Radio

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:17 am
Tue May 1, 2007

5/2/07: Salt Lake City Mayor's Race, Part IV

Salt Lake City's Trax. Photo by Joel Mann

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, RadioWest concludes its series of conversations with Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidates. We're live at the Hinckley Institute of Politics with middle-school teacher Robert Comstock, surgeon JP Hughes and Centro Civico Mexicano Director John Renteria.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:03 am
Mon April 30, 2007

5/1/07: Blood and Thunder

Christopher \"Kit\" Carson\", 1809-1868

Salt Lake City, UT – In his book "Blood and Thunder," Hampton Sides records the birth of the American West in all its vividness and brutality. It's a tale with many heroes and many villains, and at the center of it all is Kit Carson - the legendary trapper, scout and soldier. Hampton Sides will be in Park City next week, and Tuesday he joins Doug to talk about Manifest Destiny, the fate of the Navajo and the complicated history of the region.

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KUER Local News
9:25 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Challenges to Minority Cultures in China

Yunnan Province, China – In China, market and social reforms have produced a booming economy, but they've also raised some questions about the future of the country's many ethnic minorities. Key among them -- Can these traditional cultures endure the dizzying pace of change.

KUER's Doug Fabrizio has been traveling in China's Yunnan province, and he's collected stories from some of these cultures on the edge. Doug sent us this story from the Tibetan plateau.

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KUER Local News
9:19 am
Fri April 27, 2007

BYU Grads Stage Alternate Commencement

Provo, UT – For most of the five thousand students graduating from Brigham Young University yesterday, Vice-President Dick Cheney was a fine choice for a commencement speaker. But for a few dozen, their families and friends, the invitation was unacceptable. KUER's Dan Bammes has more on the "alternative commencement" organized off-campus by students from BYU.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:42 am
Fri April 27, 2007

4/30/07: "The Mormons"

From the documentary, \"The Mormons\"

Salt Lake City, UT – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest growing religions, and its influence circles the globe. A new documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker Helen Whitney ("Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero," "John Paul II: The Millennial Pope") explores the richness, complexities, and controversies of the Mormon story. Doug returns April 30th with Helen Whitney and the new American Experience documentary "The Mormons."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:36 am
Thu April 26, 2007

4/27/07: David Halberstam (Rebroadcast)

Salt Lake City, UT – This week members of the press paused to remember one of their own: Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist David Halberstam, who died in car crash in Menlo Park, Calif. While he filed ground-breaking reports of Vietnam and the civil rights movement, Halberstam wrote about many of the great changes in American life by writing about sports. In this archive edition of RadioWest recorded in December 2003, Doug talks with Halberstam about society, history and cultural change.

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KUER Local News
9:45 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Women Journalists from the Middle East Visit Utah

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:49 am
Wed April 25, 2007

4/26/07: Utah's Fraying Social Safety Net

Salt Lake City, UT – A new report shows many Utahns are struggling to find and pay for health care, housing and education, and concludes the situation isn't getting any better. The United Way is targeting 17 social ills it says need critical attention. Thursday on RadioWest, guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Deborah Bayle Nielsen and Bill Crim of the United Way and Steve Kroes of the Utah Foundation about the study and how to strengthen the social safety net for Utahns in crisis.

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KUER Local News
9:18 am
Tue April 24, 2007

New Utah Law Restricts Teen Tanning

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:15 am
Tue April 24, 2007

4/25/07: Living Downtown

Salt Lake City, UT – With hundreds of new condos and apartments under construction, thousands more people soon will be calling Salt Lake's downtown home. Will they find the amenities they need? And how will the influx change the city's core? Guest host Robin Sussingham explores the reasons why developers are building, why residents are moving in and what Salt Lake can do to keep urban dwellers happy with Bob Farrington of the Downtown Alliance, real estate broker Babs DeLay and Kirk Huffaker with the Utah Heritage Foundation.

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KUER Local News
4:24 am
Mon April 23, 2007

Bite Sized - One World Cafe

Denise Cerreta outside One World Cafe in SLC, UT.
Paul Foy

Salt Lake City, UT – Producer Beth Hoffman wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way -- at the environmental, cultural and artistic connections we have to cooking and eating in Utah. She'll also introduce us to people here who are, well, really passionate about food. Today we meet Denise Cerreta, the founder of the unique One World Everybody Eats Foundation and restaurant.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:46 am
Mon April 23, 2007

4/24/07: Regulating Wi-Fi

KUER Local News
9:27 am
Fri April 20, 2007

House Votes to Give Utah, DC New Seats

Washington, DC – Utah is a step closer now to having more clout in Washington. The House of Representatives passed a bill to give Utah a fourth seat in the U-S House of Representatives. That's balanced with another new seat for the District of Columbia. But even though Utah could benefit from the bill, the legislation's focus is on the nation's capital, and that's where Chad Pergram filed this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:43 am
Fri April 20, 2007

4/23/07: Wealth v. Happiness

The March/April 2007 issue of Mother Jones magazine features McKibben's \"Reversal of Fortune\"

Salt Lake City, UT – In the American vernacular, saying someone is successful often translates into saying someone is rich. But does that make one happy? In his latest article published in Mother Jones magazine, journalist Bill McKibben argues the economy's demand for constant global growth has eroded local relationships and, in turn, pleasure and satisfaction. Guest host Jenny Brundin speaks with McKibben about economics, contentment and living in a material world.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:45 am
Thu April 19, 2007

4/20/07: "Believe" and the Culture of Multi-Level Marketing

Salt Lake City, UT – According to multi-level marketing (MLM) expert Jon Taylor, one out of every six Utahns participates in an MLM firm, a ratio more than double that of any other state. "Believe," a new comedy being released in theaters Friday, spoofs the MLM industry, its regulators and the mindset that anyone can succeed in an MLM. Guest host Robin Sussingham talks with director Loki Mulholland and actor Lincoln Hoppe about the film, and Taylor about the cultural influences that draw people to MLMs.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:12 pm
Tue April 17, 2007

4/19/07: Facing East (Rebroadcast)

Salt Lake City, UT – In "Facing East," an LDS couple faces the suicide of the gay son torn between his faith and sexuality. Doug talks with playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson in this rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2006. Plan B Theatre Company's world premiere returns to Salt Lake April 19-May 6 before opening off-Broadway next month.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:12 pm
Tue April 17, 2007

4/19/07: Facing East (Rebroadcast)

Salt Lake City, UT – In "Facing East," an LDS couple faces the suicide of the gay son torn between his faith and sexuality. Doug talks with playwright and author Carol Lynn Pearson in this rebroadcast from Nov. 16, 2006. Plan B Theatre Company's world premiere returns to Salt Lake April 19-May 6 before opening off-Broadway next month.

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