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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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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 am
Tue April 17, 2007

4/18/07: Responding to Violence

Salt Lake City, UT – This week's deadly shootings at Virginia Tech serve as painful reminders of the need to prepare for emergencies as well as prevent them. How should institutions respond to catastrophes? And how can society work to prevent such brutal outbursts? Guest host Dan Bammes explores the outward and inward responses to violence with University of Utah Environmental Health and Safety Director Marti Shaub, Bill Woodward of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado and others.

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KUER Local News
2:17 am
Mon April 16, 2007

4/17/07: Patrick Seale

Noted author and Middle East analyst Patrick Seale

Salt Lake City, UT – Journalist Patrick Seale covered war, peace, social upheaval and diplomacy from Algeria to Iran. Now a respected author and consultant, Seale uses his 30 years of experience in the region to comment on the reconstruction of Syria, negotiations between Israel and Palestine, and war in Iraq. Tuesday guest host Jenny Brundin talks with Seale about the current turbulent conditions in the Middle East and the prospects for peace.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:59 am
Fri April 13, 2007

4/16/07: 2030 Transportation Plan

Photo courtesy of Wasatch Front Regional Council

Salt Lake City, UT – With Utah's population expected to balloon by 2 million people by 2030, transportation planners think they've figured out the fastest -- and cheapest ways -- of getting folks from point A to point B. But some advocates think the plan leans too heavily on roads and not enough on rails. Guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce reviews the draft 2030 Regional Transportation Plan with Chuck Chappell of the Wasatch Front Regional Council, Marc Heileson of the Sierra Club, and others.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:26 am
Thu April 12, 2007

4/12/07: Rounding Third

Photo by David Dennis

Salt Lake City, UT – There's an age-old struggle going on in bleachers and on sidelines around the country. Parents and teachers may talk a good game saying that sports are about building character and learning fundamentals - but then there is winning. Playwright Richard Dresser saw it when he coached his son's team, and the result was "Rounding Third," which has just opened at Salt Lake Acting Company. Today we'll talk about the play and about a culture which, like it or not, is obsessed with success.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:28 am
Thu April 12, 2007

4/13/07: This is Your Brain on Music

Learn more about Daniel Levitin's book on-line

Salt Lake City, UT – Daniel Levitin spent over a decade producing music, and he met many talented musicians that just never rose above obscurity. This led him to questions like why some songs move us while others leave us cold. Today, Levitin is on the faculty of Psychology at McGill University, and he's written "This is Your Brain on Music." He talks to Doug about how the human brain and music interact and how the process gives rise to thoughts, feelings and the experience of beauty. (Rebroadcast).

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KUER Local News
12:11 am
Thu April 12, 2007

A Utah Soldier Remembers Dachau

Salt Lake City, UT – This Sunday, April 15th, is Holocaust Remembrance Day, honoring the memory of the six million Jews and many others who were murdered in German concentration camps during World War Two.

Joel Shapiro was serving in a U-S Army intelligence role 62 years ago. This Jewish soldier from Utah and a buddy borrowed a jeep and went to visit the concentration camp at Dachau. Today, Joel Shapiro serves on the board of trustees of the United Jewish Federation of Utah.

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KUER Local News
11:54 pm
Tue April 10, 2007

50-State Tour Honors Fallen Brother

Salt Lake City, UT – Lt. Col. Eric Kruger died November 2, 2006, just one day after he had arrived in Baghdad. His sister Kristy is a singer-songwriter from Dallas. She's trying to perform in all 50 states in his memory and to help raise money for his family. She spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.

Kristy Kruger will be performing Wednesday, April 11th at the NoBrow Coffee and Tea House and Thursday, April 12th at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:39 am
Tue April 10, 2007

4/11/07: Salt Lake City Mayor's Race, Part III

Photo by Ivan Makarov

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest returns to the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics for part III for our look at the race for Salt Lake City mayor. Wednesday, Doug is joined by two more candidates -- Utah State Representative Ralph Becker and Salt Lake City Council member Dave Buhler.

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KUER Local News
1:00 am
Tue April 10, 2007

Long-Term Care for Utah's Elderly: Part II

Dr. Robert L. Kane, Professor and Chair of Long Term Care and Aging/University of Minnesota.
Robert L. Kane, M.D./University of Minnesota

Salt Lake City, UT –

Wednesday morning, April 11th, a pair of the nation's leading experts in the field of geriatric care will speak about long-term care at the University of Utah's Olpin Union building. Doctor Robert Kane is an internationally-known gerontologist at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. KUER's Tasha Cook has this interview.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:43 am
Mon April 9, 2007

4/10/07: Open Window

Mia Goldman has had a long career as a highly respected film editor. Her work includes the films \"My Big Fat Greek Wedding\" and \"The Big Easy.\"

Salt Lake City, UT – Writer and director Mia Goldman's feature debut is the story of Izzy, who is working to rebuild her life and her relationships after being raped. "Open Window" draws on Goldman's own painful experience, and she sees in her work a message to anyone who has experienced a seemingly immutable event. Goldman is in Salt Lake City this week, and joins Doug and others to talk about the repercussions of sexual assault and about the choices we as individuals make in the aftermath of trauma.

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KUER Local News
12:59 am
Mon April 9, 2007

Long-Term Care for Utah's Elderly: Part I

Rosalie Kane Professor, Social Work/University of Minnesota.
Rosalie Kane/University of Minnesota

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:58 am
Fri April 6, 2007

4/9/07: Starving for Time

Lots of Clocks! Photo by G Kaufman
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:32 pm
Wed April 4, 2007

4/6/07: Jonestown

A stone in Oakland, California commemorates the unclaimed victims of the 1978 Jonestown Massacre.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:46 am
Wed April 4, 2007

4/5/07: A Prescription for the Air You Breathe

Salt Lake City Inversion. Photo by Magdalenus
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KUER Local News
9:54 am
Tue April 3, 2007

Whirling Dervishes Celebrate Rumi

Salt Lake City, UT – This year, the Sufi branch of Islam is celebrating the 800th anni8versary of the death of its founder, the 13th century poet, scholar and mystic Rumi. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports on the ancient ritual that features classic Sufi and Turkish music and intriguing and mysterious whirling dervishes.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:03 am
Tue April 3, 2007

4/4/07: Salt Lake City Mayor's Race, Part II

Photo by Antti

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday on RadioWest we continue our series on Salt Lake City's mayoral candidates from the Hinckley Institute of Politics. We'll talk with Meghan Holbrook, former state Democratic Party Chairperson, and with Nancy Saxton who is serving her second term as Salt Lake City Council Member for District 4.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:32 am
Mon April 2, 2007

4/3/07: Something in the Air

KUER Local News
11:31 pm
Sun April 1, 2007

Bite Sized - Passover

A traditional Seder plate.
Beth Hoffman

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:36 am
Fri March 30, 2007

4/2/07: Cheney at the Y

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
7:18 am
Thu March 29, 2007

3/30/07: All I Did Was Ask, Fresh Air's Terry Gross

Photo by Will Ryan

Salt Lake City, UT – What do you learn about people after you've done literally 1000s of interviews? Doug spoke with NPR's Terry Gross about the essence of a good interview. Terry's learned it's about preparation and trust, that you learn more about their lives from their weaknesses than their strengths, and that to get it right you may have to break a few of the rules of polite behavior. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:37 am
Wed March 28, 2007

3/29/07: Sunday

Salt Lake City, UT – The Seventh Day. Ever since God rested on it and sanctified it, the Sabbath has held a unique place in Western culture. Think about your Sunday memories. Are they of dressing up for church or dinner with your family? Maybe Sunday conjures up images of the newspaper or football games. Historian Craig Harline has traced Sunday from Babylonia to the Superbowl, and joins Doug in studio to talk about the rituals and habits that set the day apart.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:44 am
Tue March 27, 2007

3/28/07: The Last Duel

Author James Landale has written the story of his ancestor David Landale, who was the survivor of one of Europe's last recorded duels.

Salt Lake City, UT – Honor is a curious concept, and until the mid-19th century, it was entirely proper for a gentleman to risk his life to defend it. In his new book, "The Last Duel," BBC political correspondent James Landale recounts the true story of a Scottish merchant who fatally shot his banker in a duel in 1826. Landale joins Doug from London to reconstruct the social and cultural circumstances of dueling, and to explain why "honor" drove so many young men to an early death.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:08 am
Mon March 26, 2007

3/27/07: House of Rain

Chaco Canyon National Monument, New Mexico. Photo by Matthew Riedel.
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