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KUER Local News
1:57 am
Thu November 23, 2006

Her Own Passion

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KUER Local News
9:08 am
Wed November 22, 2006

A 4th Seat for Utah?

Washington DC & Salt Lake City – Utah state lawmakers are wrangling over the next couple of weeks to map out boundary lines for potential new Congressional seat. The Salt Lake County Republican Central Committee wants the state to wait to add a seat until after the census in 2010. But in Washington, it appears lawmakers from both parties are ready to forge ahead with bolstering the size of Utah's Congressional delegation. More from Chad Pergram in Washington... and from Jenny Brundin on Utah's Capitol Hill.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:24 pm
Tue November 21, 2006

11/27/06: Judge Andrew Valdez

Judge Andrew Valdez

Salt Lake City, UT – In his new memoir "No One Makes It Alone," Judge Andrew Valdez traces his journey from poor, fatherless paperboy to respected judge in Utah's Third District Juvenile Court, and honors his mentor, businessman Jack Keller, along the way. On Monday, Doug talks with Judge Valdez about his life, his accomplishments and his on-going commitment to helping troubled youth.

Purchase a CD of today's RadioWest. Please reference show #1250.

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KUER Local News
1:57 am
Sun November 19, 2006

Toward Quantum Computing

Salt Lake City – Imagine a computer that is millions of times smaller and billions of times faster than today's machines. Instead of tiny transistors, a quantum computer would use atoms and subatomic particles to manipulate data. A University of Utah researcher Christoph Boehme, has developed a technique that represents another step toward quantum computing, although he says that could still be a long way off. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:31 am
Fri November 17, 2006

11/21/06: Living Old

Essie Schiller, 94, rests on a park bench
Photo courtesy of WGBH Boston
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:48 am
Fri November 17, 2006

11/20/06: The High Cost of Being Poor

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:15 am
Fri November 17, 2006

11/22/06: New Hope Orphanage

Hansen and children from the New Hope Orphanage on a hike in the surrounding hills of Yaounde, Cameroon.

Salt Lake City, UT – Ryan Oliver Hansen is an idealist who set out to make a difference. When he arrived at an orphanage in Cameroon, he was confronted with the harsh reality of corruption and abuse of the children he had come to help. But unlike volunteers who left discouraged, Hansen decided to stay. He and his allies risked their lives to create the New Hope Orphanage. Jenny Brundin talks to Hansen about hope, about a world that doesn't operate by Western rules, and about what his role in that world really is.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:25 pm
Thu November 16, 2006

November 23 and 24: Third Coast Audio Festival

Chicago, IL – On Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24, KUER brings you the Third Coast Audio Festival at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Doug Fabrizio returns with RadioWest on Monday.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:48 am
Thu November 16, 2006

11/16/06: The Looming Tower

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law.

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, we're rebroadcasting Doug's conversation with Lawrence Wright, New Yorker writer and author of The Looming Tower. In his book, Wright gives a detailed look at the people and the ideas that led to the tragedy of 9/11. It's the story of the rise of terrorism across the globe, and the failures of Western intelligence to stop it. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
6:13 am
Thu November 16, 2006

The Latest on the Washington County Growth & Conservation Act

Salt Lake City, UT – A controversial bill being considered in Washington, D.C. could have big implications for another Washington - Washington county in southwest Utah. Utah lawmakers are working to pass a land bill through Congress before Democrats take control of both houses. Benjamin Shaw reports from our Capitol Hill bureau.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:16 am
Wed November 15, 2006

11/16/06: Facing East

Author and Playwright Carol Lynn Pearson
Photo by Sandy Wells
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:13 am
Tue November 14, 2006

11/15/06: Maynard Dixon - To the Desert Again

Maynard Dixon's \"The Earth Knower,\" 1931

Salt Lake City, UT – In the early 20th century, painter Maynard Dixon used a modernist style to depict the endless skies and towering mesas of the American West. In a new documentary from KUED Channel 7, producer Nancy Green profiles this authentic, iconoclastic, self-created individual. Doug talks to Nancy, along with Dixon's son Daniel and others about the heart and spirit of the West, as seen through Maynard Dixon's art, poetry and social conscience.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:53 am
Mon November 13, 2006

11/14/06: Larry J Sabato's "Crystal Ball"

Larry J. Sabato is the director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.
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KUER Local News
9:55 am
Fri November 10, 2006

A Veteran of Today's Wars

Salt Lake City – Saturday, November 11th is Veteran's Day, a day devoted to honoring U.S. military veterans across the country. It's especially poignant that during an unpopular war, Americans on both sides are making it clear that they support the troops in their efforts in Iraq. This was not the case for soldiers returning from Vietnam.
Producer Anne Milliken brings us this profile of Utah veteran Quinn Overton of Orem, who, by the age of 24 had already fought in two wars in Kosovo and Iraq.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:55 am
Fri November 10, 2006

11/13/06: A History of Doubt

Learn more about Hecht's research and poetry at her web-site
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:22 pm
Wed November 8, 2006

11/10/06: The Female Brain

Louann Brizendine M.D. is a neuropsychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco.
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KUER Local News
3:37 am
Wed November 8, 2006

Utah Election Night 2006

KUER local news

Salt Lake City, UT – The makeup of the U.S. House of Representatives may have shifted, but the delegation from Utah will remain the same. On Utah's Capitol Hilll, Republicans maintained their overwhelming dominance in both chambers. KUER's Jenny Brundin and Tasha Cook report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:39 am
Wed November 8, 2006

11/9/06: Wounded Warriors

Sgt. Jeremy Feldbusch, an Army Ranger, was blinded in Iraq when shrapnel from an exploded shell severly damaged his optic nerve.

Salt Lake City, UT – More than 21,000 American soldiers have been wounded in Iraq, and a new documentary asks what happens when those soldiers come home. Director Richard Hankin and Producer Meredith Lavitt Williams join Doug to talk about the Feldbusch family, whose son Jeremy deployed to Iraq at the age of 21. Some four months later, a piece of shrapnel lodged in his brain leaving him permanently blind. Home Front chronicles Jeremy's physical and emotional recovery, and the very real, personal cost of war.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:04 am
Tue November 7, 2006

11/8/06: Who Won and Why

KUER Local News
2:07 am
Tue November 7, 2006

At the Desk of Utah Senators

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:15 am
Mon November 6, 2006

11/7/06: Politics and Film

Orson Welles' 1941 Citizen Kane is widely hailed as the greatest film ever made.

Salt Lake City, UT – On Election Day, we're bringing you a brief respite from the exit polls and political pundits. Doug looks at the top political film picks of BYU Political Science Professor Richard Davis and film critics Bob Mondello, Scott Renshaw and Sean Means. From Citizen Kane to The Candidate to Wag the Dog, Hollywood draws on popular sentiment and fears of an era. It holds a mirror up to the American political process and the people that make it happen.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:10 am
Fri November 3, 2006

11/6/06: Utah's 3rd US Congressional District Race

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, Doug will talk with Chris Cannon and Christian Burridge, the candidates for Central Utah's 3rd US Congressional District. Cannon is the five-term Republican incumbent, proud of his work this past session consolidating school trust lands, and a bill that stopped the re-monopolization of the Baby Bell telephone companies. His opponent, political neophyte Burridge, labels himself a "new Democrat," who will vote issue by issue, rather than along party lines.

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KUER Local News
3:41 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Transit Funding - Proposition Three

Salt Lake City – In Salt Lake County, it's called Proposition Three. In Utah County, it's called the opinion question. Both would raise the local sales tax by a quarter-percent to fund rail and road projects and speed up their completion. KUER's Dan Bammes has the story.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:22 pm
Wed November 1, 2006

11/3/06: Founding Mothers

Salt Lake City, UT – On Wednesday, November 15th, NPR's senior news analyst Cokie Roberts will be in Salt Lake City to deliver the Keynote Address at the Salt Lake Chamber's Annual Women & Business Conference and Awards Luncheon. Doug talked to Roberts last year about her latest book, "Founding Mothers." In it, she looks at the stories of women who sacrificed and fought their own battles as part of the American Revolution. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
10:27 pm
Wed November 1, 2006

Utah Senate Race

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:01 am
Wed November 1, 2006

11/2/06: Art and Alzheimer's

The painter William Utermohlen chronicled his own descent into Alzheimer's through a series of self-portraits from 1995 to 2000.
William Utermohlen, 1998

Salt Lake City, UT – The French painter and sculpture Edgar Degas said, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." But when art is used to educate and encourage conversation about an issue, how does the artist tackle a subject in his or her own genre? Thursday on RadioWest, Doug is joined by a choreographer, a novelist and an art historian who have all been thinking about Alzheimer's Disease. It's a conversation about memory, about love, and about the power of art to reflect and to heal.

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KUER Local News
10:42 pm
Tue October 31, 2006

Third District Candidate Says its Time for a Change

Christian Burridge
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:15 am
Tue October 31, 2006

11/1/06: Mr. Conservative

KUER Local News
12:03 am
Tue October 31, 2006

Third Congressional District Candidate Chris Cannon

Rep. Chris Cannon

Salt Lake City, UT – In Utah's third congressional district, Representative Chris Cannon is campaigning for his sixth term. Cannon, a 55 year old Provo resident, survived a tough primary battle in June. In an interview with KUER, Cannon said he's most proud this past session, of his work on consolidating school trust lands, and a bill that stopped the re-monopolization of the Baby Bell telephone companies.

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KUER Local News
10:09 pm
Sun October 29, 2006

Utah Senate District 4 Race

Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday, November 7th, voters in Utah Senate District 4 will go to the polls to choose between Democrat Pat Jones, a sitting Utah House member, and Republican Dirk Anjewierden, a political newcomer. This overwhelmingly Republican district has been represented in the past by Democrats, and that makes the race between Jones and Anjewierden competitive. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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