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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:30 pm
Thu September 1, 2005

Monday, September 5: Surviving Prostate Cancer

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. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:49 pm
Thu September 1, 2005

Tuesday, September 6: Poet Billy Collins

Salt Lake City, UT – Billy Collins is the former U.S. Poet Laureate and the current Poet Laureate for the State of New York. Collins joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his critcally acclaimed writing and his career.

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

Friday, September 2: An Unfinished Life

Salt Lake City, UT – Next week, novelist Mark Spragg and screenplay writer Virginia Spragg will be in Salt Lake to discuss how the book "An Unfinished Life" became a movie. Doug Fabrizio talked to Mark Spragg about his novel last year. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:38 pm
Wed August 31, 2005

Thursday, September 1: Models of Alternative Education

Salt Lake City, UT – Parents search for the best education options for their children. In some cases, this means rethinking and reinventing the methods used to teach students. Doug Fabrizio talks to Joe Nathan of the Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota, and to representatives of local schools that are breaking the mold.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:35 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

Wednesday, August 31: Elder Merrill J. Bateman

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio is joined by LDS Church General Authority Elder Merrill J. Bateman. Bateman is a member of the Presidency of the Seventy and supervises Church areas in the state. We'll talk about LDS demographics and the role of the Church in Utah.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:13 pm
Mon August 29, 2005

Tuesday, August 30: The Long Emergency

Salt Lake City, UT – In previous books, James Howard Kunstler has foretold the downfall of exurban America. In his newest, "The Long Emergency," he details how the end of the oil age, climate change and other catastrophes are converging in ways that will cause radical shifts in the way we live.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:53 pm
Mon August 29, 2005

Monday, August 29: The Role of Dissent

Salt Lake City, UT – Last week's visit by President Bush prompted a lot of discussion about the role of dissent. How do you balance your concerns over security, your devotion to the troops and the feelings you have about Iraq? How did you react to the protests during the President's visit? We're joined by Holly Mullen of the Salt Lake Tribune and U of U Political Science Professor Ronald Hrebenar to discuss what protest means in time of war.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:07 pm
Fri August 26, 2005

Friday, August 26: Storytelling at Timpanogos

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest is on the road at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. We'll talk to BYU professor Eric Eliason about the role of oral tradition in our lives, and hear brief performances from two of the festivals professional storytellers.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:08 pm
Wed August 24, 2005

Thursday, August 25: Cowboy Poet Baxter Black

Salt Lake City, UT – Cowboy poet Baxter Black will be in Utah this weekend as part of the Western Legends Round-Up in Kanab. Doug Fabrizio talked to Black two years ago about his book "Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet." Drawn in part from his wildly popular NPR commentaries and syndicated columns, the book is about Black's love of cows, ranching and country life.(Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:26 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

Wednesday, August 24: Hejira

Salt Lake City, UT – Kennedy Center playwright Thomas Diggs wanted to understand and make some sense of the world he was seeing on the news. The result is his new work "Hejira" (Arabic for "Journey"). The play follows two children, one Sunni and one Shi'ite, whose story presents a microcosm for exploring faith, injustice, ethnicity and the bonds of kinship.

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KUER Local News
10:18 am
Tue August 23, 2005

President Bush Speaks to Veterans in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT – President George W. Bush defended the war in Iraq yesterday in a speech to thousands of veterans at V-F-W convention at the Salt Palace. Bush faces growing skepticism over the war, and protesters turned out in much greater numbers than in previous anti-war demonstrations in Utah.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:42 pm
Mon August 22, 2005

Tuesday, August 23: Behind the Lines

Salt Lake City, UT – Andrew Carroll traveled throughout the US and 35 countries to collect the personal correspondence of troops and civilians in times of war. The result was 200 letters that portray the realities of conflict and sacrifice from the American Revolution to Iraq. He's collected them into the new book "Behind the Lines," and joins Doug Fabrizio in studio to talk about his search ... and about what he found.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:17 pm
Fri August 19, 2005

Monday, August 22: Jean-Michel Cousteau

Salt Lake City, UT – As a child, Jean-Michel Cousteau was thrown overboard with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back by his ocean-exploring father Jacques Cousteau. After a lifetime of relationship with the water, Jean-Michel is himself an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He'll be at the Sundance Nature Center over Labor Day for "A Weekend of Discovery," and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his career and his passion for one of Earth's greatest resources.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:57 pm
Thu August 18, 2005

Friday, August 19: Stradivari's Genius

Friday, August 19: Stradivari's Genius

Salt Lake City, UT – Antonio Stradivari created instruments that gave the world their rich and unique sound for hundreds of years. Doug Fabrizio talks with author Toby Faber about Stradivari's enduring work, and we're joined by Utah Symphony Concert Master Ralph Matson playing a 1702 Lord Borwick Stradivarius - courtesy of Peter Prier and Sons Violins. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
1:48 pm
Thu August 18, 2005

Leavitt Touts Prescription Drug Benefit

Salt Lake City, UT – Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt rolled into town yesterday on a giant bus serving as a billboard for the country's new Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Now the Bush administration's top health official, Leavitt spoke to seniors in Salt Lake City, just one stop on a 100-city bus tour of America. Kuer's Jenny Brundin reports.

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August 18, 2005 | RadioWest
3:17 pm
Wed August 17, 2005

The Gangs of Zion

Pacific Islanders are one of Utah's fastest growing ethnic groups. But coming to the state, many Polynesian youth find themselves searching for identity in Mormon country. That search often leads to gangs -- and to ward houses -- simultaneously. Journalist Tim Sullivan and photographer JT Thomas explored the issues in the High Country News article, "The Gangs of Zion." Along with Metro Gang Unit officer Cliff Chase, they'll join Doug Fabrizio to talk about the seemingly unstoppable cycle of violence.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:42 pm
Wed August 17, 2005

Wednesday, August 17: The US Flag

Wednesday, August 17: The US Flag

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:40 am
Mon August 15, 2005

Tuesday, August 16: A Chest Chat

Salt Lake City, UT – Karen Spears Zacharias faced an important question when her daughters hit puberty. How do you raise self-confident, well adjusted and flat-chested girls in a society obsessed with body image? They all survived the experience, and are traveling the country to collect women's stories about their breasts. RadioWest looks at the national craze to create the perfect body, and asks how to find joy in what nature gave us.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:28 pm
Fri August 12, 2005

Monday, August 15: Buried Suns - America's Nuclear Testing

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to journalist David Samuels. Samuels is the author of "Buried Suns: The Past and Possible Future of America's Nuclear-Testing Program," which appeared in Harper's Magazine.

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KUER Local News
10:32 am
Fri August 12, 2005

The "Rape in Utah" Report

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Salt Lake City, UT – A newly released government study examines the most under-reported crime in Utah. KUER's Tasha Cook has the story.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:07 pm
Thu August 11, 2005

Friday, August 12: Your Personal Economy - Technology and Home Finances

Salt Lake City, UT – KUER's Dan Bammes hosts another edition of Your Personal Economy, talking about how we use technology to manage our finances. John Bird from the Albion Financial Group will join him, along with personal finance reporter Chris Farrell from the public radio program Marketplace and Leslie Hansen, a regular user of personal finance software.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:33 pm
Wed August 10, 2005

Thursday, August 11: The Nature of Compassion

Salt Lake City, UT – In "Field Notes on the Compassionate Life," author Marc Ian Barasch explores the nature of compassion, what he calls "the x-factor that every faith exalts as a supreme virtue." RadioWest talks to Barasch about the fieldwork that took him to kitchen tables, maximum security prisons, political organizations and medical conferences.

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KUER Local News
10:36 am
Wed August 10, 2005

Utah Vigil Marks the 60th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

Salt Lake City, UT – The sixtieth anniversary of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima brought dozens of Utahns and community groups together last night. The gathering inspired community discussion, activism and song. KUER's Tasha Cook was at the Salt Lake City Library event and has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:10 pm
Tue August 9, 2005

Wednesday, August 10: Still the Runnin' Utes?

Salt Lake City, UT – On Friday, the NCAA announced that universities using Native American nicknames and mascots would not be eligible to host championship tournaments after next February. The University of Utah has long had permission from the Ute tribe to use the name for its athletic teams. RadioWest looks at what this means for Utah's Runnin' Utes, and at the debate that precipitated the NCAA's ruling.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:17 pm
Mon August 8, 2005

Tuesday, August 9: Spanish Gold

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah legend tells of caverns filled with caches of Spanish Gold hidden before the arrival of Escalante and Dominguez. Since then, there have been those who have hunted for and those who have even claimed to have found these lost treasures. RadioWest explores what the oral histories tell us and how those stack up to the academic view of our state's past.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:05 pm
Fri August 5, 2005

Monday, August 8: Shawn Colvin - Beyond the Music

Salt Lake City, UT – Three-time Grammy award-winner Shawn Colvin has embarked on a national campaign to educate the public about Major Depressive Disorder. She's in Salt Lake City, and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about her own struggle with depression, and how it has informed her music.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:01 am
Fri August 5, 2005

Friday, August 5: Jane Goodall

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. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
9:16 pm
Wed August 3, 2005

Cyber Safety for Utah's Children

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Salt Lake City – A new educational campaign to protect Utah's children from sexual predators has begun. The grassroots effort pioneered by Utah's former First Lady is part of a nationwide program to help children stay safe online. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:54 pm
Wed August 3, 2005

Thursday, August 4: Christine Todd Whitman

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio is joined in studio by former New Jersey Republican governor Christine Todd Whitman. Whitman's new book "It's My Party Too" looks at the recent political shift of the Republican Party, and argues that ultra-conservatism is detrimental to its long-term health and competitiveness.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:51 pm
Tue August 2, 2005

Tuesday, August 2: Volunteering Abroad

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest explores what may be a trend among young people to leave the comfort of home, travel to distant countries and volunteer their time. Doug talks to two people who have dedicated their own time and money to international volunteering, to Stefano DeZerega, co-author of "How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas" and to Peter Levine of CIRCLE.

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