Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Jane Goodall has revolutionized the world of science and the way we understand animals, and it is her empathy and spiritual connection to nature that inspired her work. Doug talks to Dr. Goodall about the life lessons she has learned in the forests of Gombe and her message of hope.
Salt Lake City, UT – When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson popped into gear. Declaring Bush's action irresponsible, he promised that HIS city -- the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country -- would meet the goals of the global warming treaty, one compact fluorescent light bulb at a time. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports as part of Think Global, public radio's week of special coverage.
Salt Lake City, UT – KUER's coverage of globalization continues with "Global 3.0". The documentary is a look at how the high-speed movement of goods, people, capital and ideas is transforming everyday life at home and abroad. Listen at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m.
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Salt Lake City, UT – How would the nation cope in a world where the dollar is no longer the dominant currency and the United States no longer the dominant power? In his book Three Billion New Capitalists, Clyde Prestowitz argues American dominance in the world is fragile not because its military power is weak, but because it's economic clout is shrinking. Doug talks to Prestowitz about global trends and America's role in the world's economic future.
Tuesday, May 17: Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City
Salt Lake City, UT – Join us at 11:00 a.m. when Doug talks to producer John Rudolph and two contributing reporters from the Globalization project work "Feet in Two Worlds." Tune in at 7:00 p.m. to listen to the entire hour of the documentary.
Salt Lake City, UT – Two thousand children in Utah are in foster care, and some wait years to be permanently adopted. The state has stepped up efforts to match children with families, but its challenging task. Jenny Brundin examines the challenges and successes in the state's foster care program.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Defense Department is expected to announce its list of military bases it is recommending for the most recent round of closures. It's a critical moment for Northern Utah, as Hill Air Force Base is one of 400 military installations whose fate is uncertain. Today on RadioWest, we'll talk about the process of deciding which bases are expendable, what we know about Hill's future, and what happens if it doesn't make the cut.
Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake musician Trace Wiren named her 2nd solo albulm, Johnny's Cafe. She wanted it to be like the quirky cafe she frequents when visiting Lava Hot Aprings, Idah. The songs are at times eccentric, at times soulful, even sad - but always personal and true. KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us the first in an occasional series on Utah's home-grown artists.
Salt Lake City, UT – A six-year drought has uncovered spectacular slot canyons and cliffs in Glen Canyon. As an unusually wet year begins to submerge the landscape, RadioWest looks at the renewed debate over Lake Powell.
Salt Lake City, UT – Director Hank Rogerson talks to Doug about his work "Shakespeare Behind Bars." The film, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, follows a Shakespeare Company working in a Kentucky prison on a production of "The Tempest." It's a look at how Shakespeare reaches across the centuries with themes of truth, change and forgiveness.
Salt Lake City, UT – Jim Wallis joins Doug to talk about his book "God's Politics." Wallis questions how the right has been able to co-opt the language of faith to further its political goals, and why the left tries to keep public policy and a discussion of morals separate. Faith, he argues, should be free to challenge both ends of the political spectrum from a consistent moral ground.
Salt Lake City, UT – As officials and residents look at ways to develop Salt Lake City's downtown, RadioWest looks at questions of renewal, growth and vision for the city. Doug is joined by Alex Marshall, author of "How Cities Work," Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, and Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Democrats are preparing for their state convention this Saturday. RadioWest talks to analysts and party leaders about outgoing chairman Donald Dunn's tenure, the direction the party is taking, and what it means to be a Democrat in a decidedly red state.
Salt Lake City, UT – In her book "Faith and Betrayal: A Pioneer Woman's Passage in the American West," author Sally Denton follows the journey and struggles of her great-great grandmother, Jean Rio. Rio, a widowed mother of seven, converted to the LDS faith and immigrated to the United States. But her initial enthusiam turns to disillusionment as her life transforms in Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – The US Government Printing Office, the world's largest printing agency, is responsible for creating an archive and giving the public access to the record of the US government. RadioWest explores the GPO's role in government transparency and democracy, especially in an age of increasing digital expectations. RadioWest also talks to The Nature Conservancy's Phillip Hoose about today's discovery of the supposed extinct ivory-billed woodpecker.
Salt Lake City, UT – Saturday marks the 30 year anniversary of The Fall of Saigon. Doug talks to Robert Schulzinger, author of "The Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975." He's then joined by some of Utah's own veterans who remember the time they served.
Salt Lake City, UT – 30 year's of selling books in Salt Lake City has given Betsy Burton a special love affair with the printed word. "The King's English: Adventures of an Independent Bookseller" chronicles her tales of author visits, attempts at censorship and the business of bookselling.
Salt Lake City, UT – As a member of the Utah legislature, Judy Ann Buffmire heard often from Vicki Cottrell on issues involving the mentally ill. Vicki was a tireless advocate in her role as director of the Utah office of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Following Vicki's death in a car accident last week, Judy Ann Buffmire remembers Vicki as a both a public leader on mental health issues and as neighbor and friend, and offers this tribute.
Salt Lake City, UT – The average drug user in Utah is male, 31 years old, white and LDS. RadioWest looks at what makes people turn to addictive drugs, and what methods of prevention and treatment can successfully address the problem.
Salt Lake City, UT – Guest host Robert Kirby talks with screenwriter and stand-up comedian John Moyer about humor in religion -- herding sacred cows without causing a stampede. It's been said that the test of a good religion is whether you can joke about it. Kirby and Moyer test that notion today on RadioWest.
Salt Lake City, UT – Guest host Teresa Jordan talks to Zen teacher Daniel Doen Silberberg Sensei. He's the Vice-Abbott of the Kanzeon Zen Center here in Salt Lake, the main temple for Kanzeon International. RadioWest looks at Utah Zen. Why Utah? Is Zen changing our state? Is Utah changing Zen?
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest looks at the debate surrounding No Child Left Behind. Utah lawmakers will look at implementation of the federal education program in a special session April 19th and 20th. KUER's Jenny Brundin is joined by Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Patti Harrington, State Representative Margaret Dayton and others.