Salt Lake City, UT – While President Bush and the media have focused attention on the long-term funding problems of Social Security, rapid growth in the costs of health care and an increasing senior population could make the future of the Medicare and Medicaid programs a more urgent concern. KUER's Dan Bammes reports how those worries affect one recently retired couple.
Salt Lake City, UT – As recently as 10 years ago, psychiatrists and doctors thought children didn't suffer from bipolar disorder. It's a tricky and controversial diagnosis but its estimated that half a million American children have the disease. RadioWest will profile a fascinating documentary, A Mind of Their Own, and talk to doctors, parents and children who suffer from this devastating disease.
Salt Lake City, UT – Ambassador Dennis Ross was the chief U.S. negotiator in the Middle East peace process for both George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. His recent book, "The Missing Peace," outlines the process from 1988 to 2001 from the ultimate insider's view. (Repeat)
Monday, June 13: Your Personal Economy - Savings Strategies
Salt Lake City, UT – Spending money is easy. Making money is harder. Saving money is harder still. Dan Bammes talks with John Bird of Albion Financial, John Johnson of JJL Financial, CPA and CFP Denise Smith, and Scott Jorgensen, President of Beehive Credit Union about successful savings strategies.
Salt Lake City, Utah – A CENTURY-OLD DEBATE OVER HOW SCHOOLS SHOULD TEACH THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION LIT UP AGAIN LAST FRIDAY . .WHEN A UTAH LAWMAKER ANNOUNCED HE MAY SPONSOR A BILL REQUIRING UTAH EDUCATORS TO TEACH THE IDEA THAT A SUPERIOR BEING CREATED THE WORLD. IT'S UNCLEAR WHERE THAT IDEA WILL GO.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's gay community has begun a week-long series of events celebrating Gay Pride Month. For many, pride is the result of the process of coming to terms with their sexuality and the sometimes agonizing experience of revealing it to friends and family. Today on RadioWest, we're asking what it means to be not only comfortable with your sexuality, but also proud of it.
White Plains, NY – Roseanne Kalick knows more than most people about living with cancer. She's had two stem cell transplants for multiple myeloma along with surgery and chemotherapy for breast cancer. She's also compiled a collection of horror stories from people who couldn't quite find the right thing to say when someone they know has cancer. Those, along with suggestions on what really can be said or done to help, have become the book Cancer Etiquette, just published by Lion Books. She spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes.
Salt Lake City, UT – Writer and historian Rod Miller joins us to talk about John Muir, the father of America's conservation movement. Muir possessed an incessant curiosity and deep fascination with the natural world, and he spent much of his life wandering in the wilderness. He also became a kind of evangelist, preaching the value of nature and the importance of preserving it.
Salt Lake City, UT – In Friday's Salt Lake Tribune, Senator Chris Buttars proposed adding the concept of "Divine Design" to Utah's high school science curriculum. RadioWest will talk to Sen. Buttars and Gayle Ruzicka about why they see a need for a change. We will also be joined by embryologist Trent Stephens, author of "Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding."
Salt Lake City, UT – Watergate and the subsequent resignation of Richard Nixon had a profound impact on journalism. RadioWest looks at the recent revelation of former FBI deputy director Mark Felt as "Deep Throat" to help understand the role of anonymous sources, and recent debates over a federal shield law for journalists.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest talks with Toby Faber, author of the new book "Stradivari's Genius." Antonio Stradivari created instruments that gave the world their rich and unique sound for hundreds of years. Also joining us are Utah Symphony Concert Master Ralph Matson playing a 1702 Lord Borwick Stradivarius and Peter Prier of Peter Prier and Sons Violins.
Salt Lake City, UT – Over 300,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. RadioWest takes a look at this prevalent disease, and talks to two survivors about the realities of living with cancer and the humor that is seeing them through.
Salt Lake City, UT – It's easy to talk about water conservation when it's hot and dry. How should we be thinking about water, though, in unusually wet weather? Is Utah better at managing its resources? Have years of drought changed the west's relationship with water? Doug is joined by Professor Char Miller of Trinity College, Larry Anderson from the Utah Division of Water Resources, and Katy Nicolich of Blue Sky Perennials.
Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Gene Jacobsen recounts his three-and-a-half year experience as a prisoner of war during World War II. Captured at the age of 20 in 1941, he survived the Bataan Death March and imprisonment in Japan and the Phillipines. Jacobsen was one of only sixty-five men of his Army Air Corps squadron to return home. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – David Frum co-authored "An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror" with Richard Perle. Frum is a former speech writer and Special Assistant to President Bush. Frum and Perle are both resident fellows at the American Enterprise Institute. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Tonight, Salt Lake City Mayor Anderson will host a forum on Health Care Access. RadioWest kicks off the conversation with a look at why so many Americans have little or no health care and what models might work to solve the problem.
Salt Lake City, UT – Kenneth Tomlinson, the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is concerned with what he sees as a lack of balance in public television and radio. RadioWest talks to Brooke Gladstone and authors Jack Mitchell and Michael McCauley about the original intentions of NPR and how it is measuring up.
05/24/2005 – Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is skeptical about the compromise reached by Senate moderates averting a Senate shut down over the historic filibuster. Jill Morrison has more from our Capitol Hill Bureau.
Salt Lake City, UT – In the new biography "David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism," author Gregorgy Prince looks at McKay's presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. During some of the most turbulent times in history, McKay led the church to become a significant presence throughout the world.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest continues its Audio Club with "All My Stuff in Bags." Daniel Sosa's tells the story of the night he turned 18, and was kicked out of the house for being gay. Doug talks with producers Amy Dorn and Hillary Frank about their work, which won honorable mention for Best Documentary in the 2004 Third Coast Festival.
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.