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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:11 pm
Wed January 24, 2007

1/26/07: Mark Twain and the American West

American humorist and writer Mark Twain (1835-1910).
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:46 am
Wed January 24, 2007

1/25/07: For the Bible Tells Me So

KUER Local News
11:05 pm
Tue January 23, 2007

Drug Treatment Wins Support in Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – On Utah's Capitol Hill Tuesday, lawmakers advanced bills to greatly expand drug treatment programs in Utah and also to make sure methamphetamine cooks can't buy the ingredients they need to make the deadly drug. They also passed bills aimed at parents who don't pay child support, protesters at funerals and children who want to hunt big game. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
4:15 am
Tue January 23, 2007

Tax Reform Focusing on Food

Salt Lake City, UT – A major tax-cutting bill is heading to the Utah House of Representatives. It would cut taxes by 250-million dollars and eliminate the state's portion of the sales tax on food.
Supporters say it continues the tax reforms begun last year, but public schol officials and advocates for low-income families say there are problems with the bill. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:50 am
Tue January 23, 2007

1/24/07: From Radio to TV with This American Life

L-R: Doug Fabrizio, Ira Glass, Chris Wilcha and Adam Beckman
Photo by Kevin Zimmerman

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, RadioWest is live in Park City with Ira Glass, host of This American Life. Ira is in town for the Sundance Film Festival. He's promoting his new Showtime television program based on the radio show. Just how do you translate compelling radio into good TV? Doug talks to Ira Glass, Director Chris Wilcha and Director of Photography Adam Beckman.

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KUER Local News
11:36 pm
Mon January 22, 2007

Sundance & The Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

White Light & Black Rain Director Steven Okazaki

Park City, UT – Sundance Film Festival-goers have a rare chance to hear first-hand accounts from survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. KUER's Tasha Cook met with Academy-award winning director Steven Okazaki to discuss his film in Park City.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:05 am
Mon January 22, 2007

1/23/07: Utah's Folk Music of the 60s

Rosalie Sorrels in Salt Lake City in the early 60s.
Utah State Historical Society

Salt Lake City, UT – In the 1960s, young urban songwriters were searching for a new form of artistic expression to talk about cultural and political change. That search for something "new" took them back to something old. In Utah, musicians like Bruce "Utah" Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels and groups like "Uncle Lumpy" and "Polly and the Valley Boys" called on a rich musical tradition to create a "folk revival." Doug is joined by Rosalie Sorrels, Polly Stewart and Hal Cannon for a look at the heyday of folk music in the state.

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KUER Local News
3:54 am
Mon January 22, 2007

Bite Sized #1: Valter

Valter Nassi with chef Memmo Torres.

Salt Lake City, UT – The first in a series on food from producer Beth Hoffman. She wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way...to reflect upon 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. People like Valter Nassi, the host and concept man at the restaurant Cucina Toscana.

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KUER Local News
11:37 pm
Sun January 21, 2007

Sundance Film Festival Opening

Sundance Film Festival at the Egyptian Theater in Park City, UT.

Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival's first days kicked off with a smorgasbord of sights and sounds. It's about film buffs and celebrity hounds swarming the streets of Park City. In her audio-postcard, KUER's Tasha Cook begins with actor and Sundance founder Robert Redford and festival director Geoffrey Gilmore as they kick off events. And then she captures the voices of fans at the festival:

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KUER Local News
5:02 am
Fri January 19, 2007

House Moves Toward Lower Medicare Drug Prices

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KUER Local News
2:37 am
Fri January 19, 2007

US House Energy Taxes Bill Passes

Washington, DC – They've complained about big oil profits for years while in the minority, AND in their new role as Congressional majority Democrats today (Thursday) stuck it to oil companies in a major way - saving one of their most partisan bills for the last of their first 100-hours agenda. From Washington, Neil Simon reports.

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The new bill is the Democrat way of getting federal money from an energy industry seeing record profits.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:10 am
Fri January 19, 2007

1/22/07: School Choice Part I

KUER Local News
12:01 am
Fri January 19, 2007

Sundance Film Festival Kick-Off

Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off yesterday in Park City. The premier independent film festival is celebrating 26 years of showcasing feature films, shorts and documentaries by new artists. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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KUER Local News
11:29 pm
Thu January 18, 2007

School Choice on the Fast Track at Utah Legislature

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers took up a number of wide-ranging bills yesterday, from state park fees to tanning and from voting to dating violence. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin reports that a controversial bill appears to be on the fast track on Utah's Capitol Hill -- government vouchers that parents could spend on private school education for their children.

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KUER Local News
9:09 am
Thu January 18, 2007

Finding the Lost Time Capsule

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.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:09 am
Thu January 18, 2007

1/19/07: The Unquiet Grave

Murdered Activist Anna Mae Aquash
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KUER Local News
11:50 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

House of Reps Passes Bill to Cut Student Loan Rates in Half

Washington, DC – NAR: The bill will cut interest rates to 3.4 percent over a period of four years. Matheson says the reduction could make the difference for students and families paying for college.

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KUER Local News
10:50 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

Legislation Focuses on Utah's Children

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.

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KUER Local News
9:05 am
Wed January 17, 2007

Preferred Drug List Moves Ahead

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.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:45 am
Wed January 17, 2007

1/17/07: RadioWest On-Line - Q and A with Diane Rehm

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.

Listen Doug Fabrizio's interview with Diane Rehm

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:28 am
Wed January 17, 2007

1/18/07: Oswald's Ghost

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.

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KUER Local News
1:50 am
Tue January 16, 2007

Dog Competition Keeps Owners Sharp

Red Rock Run Forrest Run (Forrest), JE, OA, AXJ performs the weave from an agility course. Courtesy of Anne Ibach.
Photo by Doghouse Arts

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.

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KUER Local News
10:42 pm
Mon January 15, 2007

Blue Dog Democrats Support PAYGO Spending Rules

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.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:00 am
Mon January 15, 2007

1/16/07: Filmmaker Albert Maysles

Learn more about Albert Maysles

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)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:47 am
Mon January 15, 2007

1/16/07: An Evening with Diane Rehm

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.

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KUER Local News
6:27 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Congressman Chris Cannon Reintroduces Ag JOBS

Rep. Chris Cannon
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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.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:52 am
Fri January 12, 2007

1/15/06: Environmentalist Patrick Moore

KUER Local News
1:13 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Expanding Embryonic Stell Cell Research

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.

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KUER Local News
6:36 am
Thu January 11, 2007

The Ag JOBS Bill & Immigrant Labor

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.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:05 pm
Wed January 10, 2007

1/12/07: Playwright and Filmmaker Neil LaBute

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