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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:08 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Monday, March 21: American Stages & Tragedy, A Tragedy

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to NPR's Bob Mondello about "American Stages." It's a series that looks at the rise of regional theater around the country. Then RadioWest turns to one of Salt Lake's own Plan B Theatre Company and it's production of "Tragedy, A Tragedy."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:30 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Friday, March 18: The Fate of the Utah Symphony and Opera

Friday, March 18: The Fate of the Utah Symphony and Opera

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest considers the condition of the Utah Symphony and Opera after their 2002 merger. As ticket sales and donations decline, Doug talks with Anne Ewers, Keith Lockhart, Gerald Elias and Kevin McCarthy of the Rand Corporation about the Symphony and Opera's organization, and about the state of the performing arts across the country.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:19 am
Thu March 17, 2005

Thursday, March 17: Faithful Transgressions

Salt Lake City, UT – Author Laura L. Bush talks to Doug about her book "Faithful Transgressions in the American West." The book looks at six twentieth-century Mormon women's autobiographies, and the conflict they found between their own writing and the ideas and authority of the Mormon church. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 pm
Wed March 16, 2005

Wednesday, March 16: The U's Accommodations Policy

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug explores the University of Utah's new Accommodations Policy with U Professors Katharine Coles and John Morris. He is also joined by Professor Todd Gitlin of Columbia University to look at the broader questions raised about belief and thought on American campuses.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:54 am
Tue March 15, 2005

Tuesday, March 15: A Couple of Blaguards

Salt Lake City, UT – A Couple of Blaguards is a two-character comedy with incidental music, created by the brothers Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt. Like their bestsellers, Angela's Ashes, Tis and A Monk Swimming, A Couple of Blaguards is autobiographical and spans their years growing up in Ireland and their escape to America in search of a better life. Doug is joined by Malachy McCourt and local Irish historian Gary McDonough to talk about what being Irish means in the United States and in Utah. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
10:51 am
Tue March 15, 2005

Mitochondria in Mice Hold Clues to Understanding Diabetes

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:23 pm
Fri March 11, 2005

Monday, March 14: Please Stop Laughing at Me

Salt Lake City, UT – "Please Stop Laughing at Me" is Jodee Blanco's memoir about how she survived bullying. Doug talks to Jodee Blanco about her experience and commitment to help bullying victims.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:58 pm
Thu March 10, 2005

Friday, March 11: Actor Michael York

Salt Lake City, UT – Renowned actor Michael York is in Salt Lake City speaking on William Shakespeare and the art of adaptation. He's agreed to join RadioWest in the studio to talk about acting Shakespeare, and about his long and varied career.

Films and Performance Lectures by Michael York are FREE and open to the Public.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 pm
Wed March 9, 2005

Thursday, March 10: Concert Pianist Leslie Howard

Salt Lake City, UT – Leslie Howard has performed throughout the world. He is perhaps best known for his recording of the complete piano music of Liszt. The work took fourteen years to complete the largest recording project ever undertaken by a solo musician. Joining Doug live in the studio (complete with piano), Howard will talk about his career and his passion for music.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:03 pm
Tue March 8, 2005

Wednesday, March 9: Ambassador Dennis Ross

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. Ambassador Ross is in Salt Lake today to deliver a lecture for the Middle East Center at the University of Utah, and joins RadioWest today in the studio.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:04 pm
Mon March 7, 2005

Tuesday, March 8: Mouth Sounds

Salt Lake City, UT – Fred Newman has created voices and sounds for movies including "Gremlins" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" He also tours with Garrison Keillor creating improvised sound effects for "A Prairie Home Companion." He's in town for a book signing at The King's English, and has agreed to join RadioWest in the studio to share some secrets on making melodious, whimsical and sometimes rude sounds with your mouth.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:10 pm
Fri March 4, 2005

Monday, March 7: Founding Mothers

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to with NPR's senior news analyst Cokie Roberts. Her new book, "Founding Mothers," looks at the stories of women who sacrificed and fought their own battles as part of the American Revolution.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:15 pm
Thu March 3, 2005

Friday, March 4: Being a Green Consumer

Salt Lake City, UT – On this edition of RadioWest's "Your Personal Economy," Dan Bammes and John Bird from the Albion Financial Group talk about choices that can minimize your impact on the environment and save money as well. Their guests will be architect Kent Peters, environmental specialist Lisa Romney and Sarah Wright who promotes the "Blue Sky Initiatives" for wind power.

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KUER Local News
9:21 am
Thu March 3, 2005

Utah Legislature - Wrapup

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature wrapped up its 45-day general session at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. Lawmakers passed a state budget of nearly nine billion dollars -- up 6 percent from this year -- as well as about 400 bills. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:11 pm
Wed March 2, 2005

Thursday, March 3: 2005 Legislative Wrap-Up

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature wrapped up its 45 day session on Wednesday. RadioWest looks at legislation and its impact with commentators and journalists.

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KUER Local News
9:26 am
Wed March 2, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 45

Salt Lake City, UT – Undocumented workers in Utah will soon not be able to get a regular driver's license, and a bill quietly going through the legislature could have a big impact on Utah's state budget for years to come. But first, Utah lawmakers appear poised to delay the passage of a bill that places Utah priorities over the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the law mandating that all children in public schools perform at grade level in reading and math by 2014. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:59 pm
Tue March 1, 2005

Wednesday, March 2: The Arab Media and Views on America

Salt Lake City, UT – Lebanese journalist Hisham Melhem joins RadioWest to discuss the Arab media and the ways the Middle East looks at the United States. Melhem is Washington DC bureau chief for "An-Nahar," a Beirut newspaper.

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KUER Local News
9:24 am
Tue March 1, 2005

Legislature - Day 44

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers took action on two more budget bills yesterday, bringing the total to about $8.8 billion spent. Most of this year's revenue has now been spent -- what remains is the loose change that will be voted on in the final Bill of Bills sometime before the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:46 pm
Mon February 28, 2005

Tuesday, March 1: The Art of Burlesque

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest takes a look at the art of burlesque with Utah native Dee Milo from the Golden Days of Burlesque Historical Society, international burlesque performer Miss Dirty Martini, and Jane Briggeman, author of "Burlesque: Legendary Stars of the Stage."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:08 pm
Mon February 28, 2005

Monday, February 28: Chang-rae Lee's "Aloft"

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks with author Chang-rae Lee, who was named by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the 20 Best Writers Under 40. His latest book, Aloft, is set in the American suburb and re-examines the meaning of the American character.

Chang-rae Lee will be at Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore on Saturday, March 5th at 3:00 p.m.

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KUER Local News
10:12 am
Fri February 25, 2005

Utah Symphony and Opera Plans Financial Recovery

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Symphony and Opera has been running up substantial deficits since the two organizations merged in 2002. A confidential consultant's report has also identified a number of problems with the way US&O has been run in recent years. Add to that the lack of a contract with union musicians and the situation was ready for some serious attention from the organization's board members. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:29 pm
Thu February 24, 2005

Friday, February 25: Hugh Nibley - A Consecrated Life

Salt Lake City, UT – Hugh Nibley was perhaps the most famous LDS scholar. Nibley passed away Thursday at the age of 94. A biography by his son in law, Boyd Peterson, delves into the life of this great mind through correspondence, personal letters, and family stories. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:57 pm
Wed February 23, 2005

Thursday, February 24: SB 77 - Utah's Proposed Smoking Ban

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Senate Bill 77 proposes to ban smoking in private clubs. RadioWest talks to club owners both for and against the Amendments to the Indoor Clean Air Act. We'd like to hear from you as well: is this a move toward a healthier community, or another bite into personal choice?.

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KUER Local News
9:26 am
Tue February 22, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 36

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill took action yesterday on seat belts, driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants and tax subsidies for parents of children with disabilities. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us up to date on the state budget.

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KUER Local News
9:26 am
Tue February 22, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 36

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill took action yesterday on seat belts, driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants and tax subsidies for parents of children with disabilities. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us up to date on the state budget.

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KUER Local News
9:26 am
Tue February 22, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 36

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill took action yesterday on seat belts, driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants and tax subsidies for parents of children with disabilities. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us up to date on the state budget.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:41 pm
Mon February 21, 2005

Wednesday, February 23: RadioWest Audio Club

Salt Lake City, UT – Joining a club has never been this easy! Click on this page's audio link or visit one of Salt Lake's independent booksellers to get your free copy of Teresa Goff's "In So Many Words." Listen to the piece and then join us Wednesday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m. for a discussion with Goff about her extraordinary work.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:39 pm
Fri February 18, 2005

Tuesday, February 22: HB 39 - Tuition Tax Credits

Salt Lake City, UT – Jim Ferrin's bill to provide tuition tax credits passed out of the House Education Committee on Friday. RadioWest looks at what house bill 39 would mean for Utah's students.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:56 pm
Fri February 18, 2005

Friday, February 18: Jesus Christ Superstar

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest profiles the Egyptian Theatre Company's production of the 70s rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. Doug talks to Dr. Jeffrey Mahan about the history of dramatic representations of the life of Jesus, and to actor Stuart Metcalf and director Dana Durbano Keiter.

Jesus Christ Superstar runs through March 6th at the Egyptain Theatre in Park City. For more information, call 435-649-9371 or visit them on-line.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:51 pm
Fri February 18, 2005

Monday, February 21: Pete Dexter's "Train"

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to National Book Award winner Pete Dexter about his latest work, "Train." The novel presents an unlikely relationship between police sergeant and a young black caddy in 1950s California.

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