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KUER Local News
12:51 am
Thu July 27, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Ultrasonics

Northern Grasshopper Mouse photo courtesy of enature.com
Roger W. Barbour

Salt Lake City, UT – Human hearing ranges from about 20 hertz to 20,000 hertz. But many animals-- from bats to moths to mice-- communicate and hear at pitches well above this. Jeff Rice has this audio postcard for the Utah Soundscapes series about the hidden world of ultrasonics.

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:50 am
Wed July 26, 2006

7/27/06: Selected Shorts

Isaiah Sheffer, host of Symphony Space's Selected Shorts

Salt Lake City, UT – A well-told story has a power to transport the listener - to a different time, to a different place, to a different way of seeing the world. Today on RadioWest, we're exploring the craft of the short story, as celebrated on Symphony Space's "Selected Shorts." Doug talks to Isaiah Sheffer, the host of the now 21-year-old series, and with local writers about the genre.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:34 am
Tue July 25, 2006

7/26/06: Road Trips

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:53 am
Fri July 21, 2006

7/25/06: North Korea Takes on the World

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:19 am
Fri July 21, 2006

7/24/06: The Donner Party at Alder Creek

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A monument at California's Donner Memorial State Park commemorates the plight of the ill-fated group.
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KUER Local News
5:20 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Rattlesnakes

Western Massasauga
Rattlesnake photo courtesy of: Sophro

Salt Lake City, UT – The rattle of a rattlesnake is one of the most iconic sounds of the west. Jeff Rice reports for Utah Soundscapes about the effects of summer temperatures on this startling sound. He has this audio postcard.

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KUER Local News
1:04 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Diplomacy & Deal-Making: Utah & ASEAN

ASEAN Conference in Salt Lake City/Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – Visiting Salt Lake City this week are members of a powerful political and economic organization representing southeast Asia. Governor Jon Huntsman hosted the ambassadors, trade representatives and local business leaders at a conference yesterday. KUER's Tasha Cook has more on this story:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:18 am
Thu July 20, 2006

7/21/06: No god but God

Author Reza Aslan

Salt Lake City, UT – The scholar Reza Aslan joins Doug Fabrizio to explain just how it is that the ancient ideals of Islam have come to be the creed of jihadists and terrorists. Aslan's book No god but God explores the origins of the faith of Mohammed and the way it has evolved over time. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
11:38 pm
Wed July 19, 2006

Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Culture trays containing human embryonic stem cells/Jeff Miller

Salt Lake City – The Senate voted Tuesday to greatly expand funding for embryonic stem cell research. The vote is a direct challenge to President Bush, who ordered restricted funding in 2001 because the research destroys human embryos. But both of Utah's pro-life senators voted for the bill. Todd Zwillich reports from our Capitol Hill bureau:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:39 am
Wed July 19, 2006

7/20/06: Parody and the News

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Salt Lake's own Saliva Sisters perform the works of winners in the KUER/Salt Lake Tribune song parody contest.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:22 am
Tue July 18, 2006

7/19/06: Disputing the Water of Snake Valley

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KUER Local News
10:46 pm
Mon July 17, 2006

New Book Celebrates Grand Canyon's "Lasting Light"

The cover of Trimble's new book: Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography.
Stephen Trimble

Park City, UT – The light that illuminates the spires and ridges of the Grand Canyon sometimes lasts only a few seconds, but when a patient photographer captures that fleeting moment, it becomes what Stephen Trimble calls lasting light. That's the title of his new book celebrating those who've been taking pictures of the canyon for the past 125 years. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:49 am
Mon July 17, 2006

7/18/06: Israel, Hezbollah and a Region in Chaos

Salt Lake City, UT – More than 225 people have already died in six days of fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah militia based in Southern Lebanon. Doug Fabrizio is joined by local Middle East experts Ibrahim Karawan of the University of Utah, Joshua Aaronson - Rabbi for Temple Har Shalom in Park City, and BYU's Donna Lee Bowan. They'll look at what the conflict means, and at the choices that Israelis, Palestinians and both parties' supporters face in the region.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:46 am
Fri July 14, 2006

7/17/06: Fight Club Politics

Author and Journalist Juliet Eilperin
Craig Cola, washingtonpost.com
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KUER Local News
10:34 pm
Wed July 12, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Ants

Photo of Formica coloradensis Creighton courtesy of Gary Alpert, Harvard University.
Gary Alpert

Salt Lake City, UT – Just about everything makes sound. That could be the motto of nature sound recordist Bernie Krause. He tells producer Jeff Rice how he recorded the surprising sound of ants on a camping trip in northern Arizona. Here's this week's Utah Soundscapes audio postcard.

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:17 pm
Wed July 12, 2006

7/14/06: The Wal-Mart Effect

Author Charles Fishman

Salt Lake City, UT – Even if you've never shopped at Wal-Mart, the ubiquitous store has influenced the products you buy and the economy in your town. Charles Fishman, author of "The Wal-Mart Effect," joins Doug Fabrizio and local business advocates Tony Weller and David Nimkin for a look at how the retail giant has changed American consumerism at its most basic levels. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:52 am
Wed July 12, 2006

7/13/06: The Perfect Moment

Salt Lake City, UT – For people from all walks of life, there lingers in our memory the moment where circumstances converged - where everything was just right. It might be a phrase of music that could not be improved, the way that light and shadow were captured in a photograph, the instant when a problem's solution became crystal clear, or something as simple as the sun streaming into the living room. RadioWest is collecting your perfect moments, and begins sharing them Thursday on the program.

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KUER Local News
11:40 pm
Tue July 11, 2006

Reprocessing Won't Make Nuclear Waste Go Away

Salt Lake City, UT – Some members of Utah's Congressional delegation see reprocessing of spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors as a way to avoid any need to store high-level radioactive waste on the Skull Valley reservation or at other repositories in the West. The reality is more complex, and the experts agree there will always be a need to keep dangerous radioactive waste stored safely. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:35 am
Tue July 11, 2006

7/11/06: Convicting Polygamy

Salt Lake City, UT – Last week a jury in Kingman, Arizona convicted Kelly Fischer of having sex with a 16 year old girl. Fischer is a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he had taken the girl as one of his multiple wives. Tuesday on RadioWest, we are exploring the significance of the case, and asking what the conviction reveals about the difference between the way Arizona is dealing with the enduring issue of polygamy and the way Utah is approaching it.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:43 am
Tue July 11, 2006

7/12/06: Soccer Culture Stateside

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KUER Local News
10:54 pm
Sun July 9, 2006

Utah Behind Other Western States in Wind Power Development

Salt Lake City, UT – Homeowners who participate in Utah Power's "Blue Sky" program may think the wind power they're buying for their electricity comes from Utah. It doesn't. It's from wind turbines in Idaho. Although Governor Jon Huntsman has said he supports clean and renewable energy, Utah is lagging far behind other states in the Mountain West in wind power development. Anne Milliken reports. (Story produced by Ben Bombard.)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:58 am
Fri July 7, 2006

7/10/06: Help - The Original Human Dilemma

Author Garret Keizer

Salt Lake City, UT – The ability to assist one another - to make sacrifices for one another - is a characteristic that makes us human. But "help" isn't an overly simple concept. We all need it from time to time, but how do we know that the aid we are offering is actually wanted or effective? What does it mean to help? Author Garret Keizer joins Doug for a look at the necessity, the limits and the contradictions of helping our fellow man.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:46 pm
Wed July 5, 2006

7/7/06: Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Salt Lake City, UT – As a child, Jean-Michel Cousteau was thrown overboard with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back by his ocean-exploring father Jacques Cousteau. After a lifetime of relationship with the water, Jean-Michel is himself an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his career and his passion for one of Earth's greatest resources. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
11:21 pm
Wed July 5, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Heat

Joshua Tree Sunset
Eliya Selhub

Salt Lake City, UT – Does the desert heat have a sound? Today on Utah Soundscapes, three artists-- a writer, a musician and a poet-- share their thoughts for this week's audio postcard. Our piece on the sound of desert heat was produced by Jeff Rice for Utah Soundscapes. You heard the voices of Charles Bowden, Steve Roach and Ofelia Zepeda. Music was composed and performed by Steve Roach.

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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KUER Local News
5:55 am
Wed July 5, 2006

World's Fastest Lawnmower on Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats, UT – Some of you may have used the day off yesterday to mow the lawn. Bobby Cleveland took his lawnmower to the Bonneville Salt Flats. And there he tried to set the record for the world's fastest lawnmower. Anne Milliken and producer Ben Bombard have the story.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:57 am
Wed July 5, 2006

7/6/06: Scorched Earth

Salt Lake City, UT – Though the cooler temperatures and rain of the past few days have helped fire fighters contain several of Utah's wildfires, thousands of acres have already burned this season, and warmer, drier weather is on the horizon. Environmental reporter Rocky Barker is the author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. He joins Doug to talk about fires in the American West, and about how clashing values and science inform our environmental policies.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:54 am
Fri June 30, 2006

7/4/06: Dolley Madison

Dolley Payne Todd Madison

Salt Lake City, UT – In his book "Strength and Honor," author Richard Cote describes the life of Dolley Madison. It was a life lived not as an appendage to her husband President James Madison, but marked by her own extraordinary ability. Cote sees her as a true example of the difference between heroine and mere celebrity. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:50 am
Fri June 30, 2006

7/3/06: A Strong West Wind

Author and Book Critic Gail Caldwell

Salt Lake City, UT – Pulitzer prize winning critic Gail Caldwell poses a complicated question in the first line of her new memoir -- How do we become who we are? "A Strong West Wind" is her journey -- from the daughter of a World War II veteran in the Texas Panhandle to a passionate rebel navigating the turbulent 60s. Caldwell joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about how place, family, art and love mold us all. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:18 am
Fri June 30, 2006

7/5/06: Future Hype

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KUER Local News
3:13 am
Fri June 30, 2006

Activist After Prison

Ryan Durfee
Photograph by Jenni Lord
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