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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 his new book "Raising Less Corn, More Hell," George Pyle attacks the status quo in American agriculture. Doug talks to Pyle, as well as two of Utah's independent farmers.

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."

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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.

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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.

Salt Lake City, UT – Two thousand children in Utah are in foster care, and some wait years to be permanently adopted. The state has stepped up efforts to match children with families, but its challenging task. Jenny Brundin examines the challenges and successes in the state's foster care program.

Salt Lake City, UT – The Defense Department is expected to announce its list of military bases it is recommending for the most recent round of closures. It's a critical moment for Northern Utah, as Hill Air Force Base is one of 400 military installations whose fate is uncertain. Today on RadioWest, we'll talk about the process of deciding which bases are expendable, what we know about Hill's future, and what happens if it doesn't make the cut.

Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake musician Trace Wiren named her 2nd solo albulm, Johnny's Cafe. She wanted it to be like the quirky cafe she frequents when visiting Lava Hot Aprings, Idah. The songs are at times eccentric, at times soulful, even sad - but always personal and true. KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us the first in an occasional series on Utah's home-grown artists.

Salt Lake City, UT – June is fast approaching the flowers are out, and the weather's warmer. But for Salt Lake resident Chris Johnson, it can be an uncomfortable time of year.

Salt Lake City, UT – A six-year drought has uncovered spectacular slot canyons and cliffs in Glen Canyon. As an unusually wet year begins to submerge the landscape, RadioWest looks at the renewed debate over Lake Powell.

Salt Lake City, UT – Director Hank Rogerson talks to Doug about his work "Shakespeare Behind Bars." The film, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, follows a Shakespeare Company working in a Kentucky prison on a production of "The Tempest." It's a look at how Shakespeare reaches across the centuries with themes of truth, change and forgiveness.

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