News

Pages

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:13 pm
Wed February 16, 2005

Thursday, February 17: Cougars in Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest talks to two biologists from Utah State University that are examining cougar populations in Utah. There's a controversy about the impact of these predators on domestic live-stock and wild game. Biologists are worried about hunting permits being issued without complete information.

Read more
KUER Local News
10:06 am
Wed February 16, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 31

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers in Utah's House of Representatives sent a message to Washington, passing two bills challenging the federal No Child Left Behind Act. They also took up a bill to ban smoking in private clubs and another to prevent cities from favoring companies that pay more than the minimum wage, along with a ban on gifts to state employees. But KUER's Jenny Brundin starts today's legislative report with a brief update on the state budget.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:50 pm
Tue February 15, 2005

Wednesday, February 16: Utah's Legislation for Driver's Licenses and ID Cards

Salt Lake City, UT – A Utah State Senate audit has indicated that as many as 58,000 driver's licenses have been issued to undocumented aliens. Four House bills and one Senate bills seek to limit access of licenses. Opponents argue that the proposed solutions could lead to, among other problems, an increase in the number of uninsured drivers and differential treatment of minorities. RadioWest looks at the bills and at the arguments surrounding them.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:34 am
Tue February 15, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 30

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers took up a number of controversial issues on Monday (2/14), including phasing out unused sick leave for state employees and whether to let cities use photo radar to catch drivers who run red lights. But the big news was a Valentine's Day surprise -- new revenue estimates showing they have $121 million more in state revenue to spend in next year's budget. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:56 pm
Mon February 14, 2005

Tuesday, February 15: Her Majesty

Salt Lake City, UT – "Her Majesty" is a family film that delivers a parable on race relations, colonialism and identity. As a New Zealand town prepares for a visit by Queen Elizabeth, they come in conflict with an old Maori woman whose home is an "embarrassment" on the parade route. The young heroine Elizabeth must choose between her loyalty to her friend and her dream of meeting the Queen. RadioWest talks to writer and director Mark Gordon, and locally based cinematographer Steven Katz.

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

Monday, February 14: Chasing Love

Salt Lake City, UT – Producer Miguel Macias took three years to create "Chasing Love." It's an intricate montage of sound and voice that beautifully considers that complication emotion - or idea - of love.

Chasing Love: Listen to the full hour, join a conversation or talk to the producer at Transom.org

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:13 pm
Fri February 11, 2005

Friday, February 11: Utah's Somali Bantu Community

Salt Lake City, UT – The United States offered homes for Bantu Muslims fleeing the Somalian civil war. RadioWest looks the journey that brought them here and the struggle to recreate an existence so far from home. Doug talks to Aden Batar of Catholic Community Services and Awad Gure, a Bantu who now makes his home in Salt Lake City.

Purchase a CD of this program

Resources mentioned during this program:

Read more
KUER Local News
9:25 am
Fri February 11, 2005

Legislature - Day 27

Salt Lake City, UT – Beginning teachers are on their way to a salary boost after House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill to do that. And two competing tax reform bills faced off yesterday -- one calls for a flat tax and the second limits the number of child deductions a household can take. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
KUER Local News
11:40 am
Thu February 10, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 26

Salt Lake City, UT – The long and contentious battle to ban hotter radioactive waste from Utah -- the so-called B and C waste -- is coming to an end. All that's needed now is the signature of one man -- Governor Jon Huntsman. And round one of building the state's $8 billion dollar budget took place last night, with a few surprises. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:39 am
Thu February 10, 2005

Thursday, February 10: History of Utah's Gay Community

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks with local historians and activists on the history of the gay community in Utah. (Repeat)

Visit one of Salt Lake's Independent Booksellers:
Ken Sanders Rare Books
The King's English
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore

Or order on-line through Amazon.com. A portion of your purchase benefits KUER.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:37 am
Wed February 9, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 25

Salt Lake City, UT – On Utah's Capitol Hill, state senators advanced a controversial bill to let patients choose doctors outside their regular health care networks. And House lawmakers voted to keep the right to "sneak a peek" at how their colleagues vote after floor debates. Also yesterday, lawmakers once again killed a bill to establish and effective hate crimes law in Utah. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:13 pm
Tue February 8, 2005

Tuesday, February 8: Polish Joke

Salt Lake City, UT – David Ives' play "Polish Joke" looks at how we connect with or sometimes run from our ethnic identity. Doug talks to Ives, as well as director Kirstie Rosenfield and actor Michael Behrens about Salt Lake Acting Company's new production.

Click hereto learn more about Salt Lake Acting Company's Production.

Purchase a CD of this program

Read more
KUER Local News
12:01 pm
Tue February 8, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 24

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill updated a state law that targets so-called 'spyware,' computer programs that automatically send information from your computer without your knowledge. And a leigslator appears to be backing away from a controversial divorce bill. Meantime, House lawmakers threw the first wrench into Governor Jon Huntsman's proposal to phase out the corporate income tax in Utah, because it might cost the state's public schools too much. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:01 am
Tue February 8, 2005

Wednesday, February 9: God's Brothel

Salt Lake City, UT – Award-winning journalist Andrea Moore-Emmett's new book tells the story of 18 former polygamist wives. Doug talks to the author of "God's Brothel" about these women and the fundamentalist sects they left behind. (Repeat)

Purchase a CD of this program

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:49 pm
Mon February 7, 2005

Monday, February 7: HB 25 - Direct Entry Midwife Act

Salt Lake City, UT – A bill before the legislature would make lay midwifery legal again in Utah. Proponents say it would legalize a viable birthing option for parents. Opponents argue it will make homebirths less safe. RadioWest looks at the history of midwifery in America, and talks to people on both sides of the debate.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:49 am
Fri February 4, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 19

Salt Lake City, UT – A battle is brewing between Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and Republican lawmakers over a proposal that weakens the governor's leverage in passing certain budget priorities. The bill's sponsor argues that it's simply a stop-gap measure intended to keep government running should lawmakers fail to agree on a budget by the last day of the legislative session. Lawmakers also advanced a message to Congress on federal education policy. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:11 pm
Thu February 3, 2005

Thursday, February 3: Exiles of the Kalahari

Thursday, February 3, 2005 – RadioWest looks at the forced resettlement of Bushmen to clear the way for diamond mining in Botswana. Doug is joined by journalists and activists Tom Price and Rupert Isaacson who have both written extensively on the issue.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:38 pm
Thu February 3, 2005

Friday, February 4: The Age of Egocasting

Friday, February 4, 2005 – Doug talks to Christine Rosen about technology, especially television, and its narrowing of our world view. Her article The Age of Egocasting appears in the current issue of The New Atlantis Monthly.

Purchase a CD of this program

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:51 pm
Thu February 3, 2005

Wednesday, February 2: This Divided State

Wednesday, February 2, 2005 – Following a legislative update from KUER's Jenny Brundin, RadioWest talks to documentary filmmaker Steven Greenstreet about his new film This Divided State. The work follows the controversy over Michael Moore's visit to Utah Valley State College.

Purchase a CD of this program

Read more
KUER Local News
10:21 am
Thu February 3, 2005

Utah Legislature - Day 18

Salt Lake City, UT – A legislative committee witnessed an emotional debate on Wednesday (2/2) over how to protect parents and families from false accusations of child abuse while protecting children at the same time. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
KUER Local News
10:17 am
Thu February 3, 2005

I.J. Wagner

Salt Lake City, UT – I.J. Wagner will be remembered as the namesake of the I.J and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center and the patron of the Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts. But KUER's Elaine Clark remembers Izzi Wagner in a much more personal way.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:13 am
Wed February 2, 2005

Legislature - Day 17

Salt Lake City, UT – Senators on Utah's Capitol Hill yesterday killed a bill easing restrictions imposed on couples -- gay or straight -- by the state's gay marriage ban. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
KUER Local News
9:50 am
Tue February 1, 2005

Legislature - Day 15

Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill had a full day Monday (1/31), taking up issues as diverse as divorce, child abuse, pet abuse, telecommunications deregulation and recovery from the flooding disaster in southern Utah. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:21 pm
Mon January 31, 2005

Tuesday, February 1: The God Gene

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 – Geneticist Dean Hamer's book "The God Gene" explores how our inclination towards faith is influenced by our genes. Dr. Hamer joins Doug Fabrizio for a conversation that explores an intersection of science and religion. (Repeat)

Purchase a CD of this program

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:52 pm
Mon January 31, 2005

Monday, January 31: Mutual Dependence Benefits Contract - SB 89

Monday, January 31, 2005 – Utah Senator Greg Bell has introduced the Mutual Dependence Benefits Contracts, which would give some benefits to couples who can't legally marry. The bill will get its final reading in the Senate this morning. RadioWest will talk to Senator Bell as well as supporters and detractors of SB 89.

Read the text of this bill.

Read more
KUER Local News
1:45 pm
Fri January 28, 2005

The Other 'Dance' Film Festivals

Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival attracts thousands of people from around the world, and while they're in Park City, they're exposed to the Slamdance, TromaDance, even the 'SchmoozeDance' festivals. Metro Networks Salt Lake City News Bureau Chief Tom Jordan has been to all the alternative 'dance' festivals in Utah and explains to KUER's Dan Bammes just where they fit in.

Read more
KUER Local News
1:41 pm
Fri January 28, 2005

Legislature - Day 11

Salt Lake City, UT – In a committee room packed with health insurance executives and patients, lawmakers took up a controversial bill that would allow consumers to go to any doctor or hospital they choose, even if that doctor or hospital is not part of their insurance network. Senators on Utah's Capitol Hill, meantime, advanced a bill to ban smoking in private clubs. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:04 pm
Thu January 27, 2005

Thursday, January 27: Sundance: "Frozen Angels" and "The Education of Shelby Knox"

Thursday, January 27, 2005 – RadioWest profiles two documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival. "Frozen Angels" explores the world of human-reproductive technologies. Then, "The Education of Shelby Knox" takes on the question of sex education in America's schools.

Screenings:

"Frozen Angels"
Thursday, January 27, 2:30 p.m., Prospector Square Theatre
Friday, January 28, Midnight, Holiday Village Cinema

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:52 am
Thu January 27, 2005

Friday, January 28: Jazz Pianist Marcus Roberts

Friday, January 28, 2005 – Doug talks to premiere jazz pianist Marcus Roberts. Roberts will play live piano from the studio, and discuss his career playing with Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Read more
RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:06 am
Wed January 26, 2005

Wednesday, January 26: Sundance: Films in the West

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 – Radiowest looks at two Sundance film entries set in the West. "Steal Me" and "Who Killed Cock Robin?" Doug also talks to the creator of the short "The Fair."

See these films at Sundance:
Steal Me:
Wednesday, Jaunuary 26, 6:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden

Read more

Pages