Salt Lake City, UT – On February 28th, 1957, at the dedication ceremony for the new University of Utah Olpin Union Building, a time capsule was sealed and hidden somewhere in the building. But the opening of the copper box 50 years later as intended almost didn't happen. Last spring, university officials discovered no one had a clue as to where it was. So the 7-month search was on. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – At Utah's state capitol yesterday, lawmakers wrangled over criminal justice, health care and education issues that could have far-reaching effects on Utah's youth. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – Health care advocates were back on Utah's Capitol Hill yesterday, pushing for what's called a "preferred drug list" that doctors could prescribe from for Medicaid patients. That's the state's health insurance program for the poor. Advocates say it can save the state millions of dollars a year. But they're up against a powerful pharmaceutical lobby. Also introduced yesterday were a handful of bills that get tough on child sex offenders. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday evening, January 16th, KUER presented An Evening with Diane Rehm. Her interview with Doug Fabrizio on RadioWest was broadcast live, and after the show we continued the conversation with questions from the theater audience. Listen here for this exclusive on-line audio presentation.
Salt Lake City, UT – Acclaimed director Robert Stone offers a new look at the most tangled and far-reaching murder mystery of all times. His American Experience documentary looks at the mythologies and the controversies which surround JFK's assassination - but it also probes the psychological wounds that haunt American politics and culture to this day. Stone joins Doug in studio to talk about Oswald's Ghost.
Farmington, UT – The Group Four Terrier Club hosted a Dog Agility Trial at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington last weekend. More than 100 canine and human teams competed, and KUER's Elaine Clark brought back this audio postcard.
Washington, DC – In the first hours of the new Congress the House passed new rules aimed at limiting spending. They were pushed hard by moderate Democrats, like Utah's Jim Matheson, known as Blue Dogs. Neil Simon reports from Washington.
Salt Lake City, UT – Albert Maysles has created more than 3 dozen films - many of which are landmarks in documentary filmmaking. He and his brother David were pioneers in non-fiction feature films, and their work includes Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens. The power of truth lies at the core of Maysles' work, but it is love that drives it. "After all," he says, "the knowledge of the real world is exactly what we need to better understand and therefore possibly to love one another." (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful programs with many of the most distinguished people of our time. Tuesday at 7:00, Diane Rehm joins RadioWest and Doug Fabrizio live in Salt Lake City for an intimate evening of conversation.
Washington, D.C. – Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon reintroduced legislation today called Ag JOBS. It aims to fill vacant jobs in agriculture with immigrant labor. Jill Morrison has more from Capitol Hill.
Washington, D.C. – The U-S House again passed a bill today expanding federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. It was the second time around for the bill since May. Backers picked up even more support than they had last time. But Utah's lawmakers remain divided on the issue. Todd Zwillich has more from our Capitol Hill bureau.
Washington, D.C. – Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon reintroduced legislation on Wednesday called Ag JOBS. It aims to fill vacant jobs in agriculture with immigrant labor. Jill Morrison has more from Capitol Hill.
Washington D.C. – Yesterday, the house passed a bill raising the minimum wage by 2 dollars and 10 cents. But one Utah lawmaker says if the same bill gets through the Senate the President should veto it. Benjamin Shaw reports from Capitol Hill.
Washington, D.C. – The debate over the use of embryonic stem cells is returning to Capitol Hill this week. Senator Orrin Hatch is predicting victory for supporters of the research, despite President Bush's opposition. The Senate could be on the verge of overriding the president. Todd Zwillich reports from our Capitol Hill bureau.
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, we're bringing you a conversation that might just help as you craft your New Year's resolutions. The writer Po Bronson profiled nearly 900 people for his book What Should I Do With My Life? What he found was that people were rarely struck with epiphanies, but with a sort of urging whisper. Some people succeeded in finding their passions - many didn't. Doug talks to Bronson about the questions we all ask ourselves. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Imagine some of the greatest classical music climbing the charts with people streaming thousands of videos on the web - it's Stravinsky or Dvorak with a bullet. This year's album No Boundaries by the extraordinary piano quintet The Five Browns was immensely popular. These five siblings from Alpine, Utah joined us this summer to tell their family story - and to talk about their collective and separate passion for music. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – The sights and sounds of daily ranch life in Montana inspire singer songwriter Stephanie Davis -- from the trills of sandhill cranes in the spring and herding cows to new grass in the summer, to the choir of coyotes in the dead of winter. Davis is a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," and she joined us last March -- guitar in hand -- to talk about her music, and the music of the American West. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday on RadioWest we're offering you another conversation with one of America's great musicians - Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal has said music requires commitment - and it's more than just attention to your craft or hard work on the road. Music, says Taj Mahal, requires a commitment to the principles of humanity. Doug talked to the bluesman in 2003 about his career and his music, and the deep and diverse roots that make up his body of work. (Rebroadcast)