Thank you so much to all of our listeners who donated during our one-day Technology Fund Drive on December 6th, 2013! We are still tallying our final donations, but we came close to our $60,000 goal! This technology fund drive helps us maintain our extensive translator system, which allows us to reach over 80% of the state on-air. The funds raised today will also support our new technologies, like our mobile app, and upgrade the “brain” behind this whole operation (our Audio Automation System).
The personal information of thousands of Utah residents has been compromised. Those who use the UCard to collect benefits from the Department of Workforce Services are affected by the data breach, DWS officials announced today. JP Morgan Chase, the company tasked with delivering benefits through the digital payment card discovered a network breach that reportedly began in July and was contained in September.
No matter where you go in Salt Lake City this time of year, the holiday spirit is out to get you -- and Dan Nailen says there are good reasons to get swept up in it. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com
The country’s top education boss was in Utah today to praise and learn from one of Salt Lake City’s highest-achieving Title 1 schools. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan stopped by Northwest Middle School to talk about gains the school has made with the help of a federal school improvement grant.
Transit officials and local government leaders praised the hard work went into the creation of the new Sugar House streetcar at a grand opening ceremony Thursday afternoon.
After more than six years of planning and $37 million dollars in construction costs the Sugar House streetcar, or S-Line, will open to the public on Sunday. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says the streetcar ushers in an exciting time of growth and development that will benefit the community for years to come.
Some of Utah’s healthcare powerbrokers are honing in on a plan to expand Medicaid that they think the state legislature might approve. At a healthcare conference in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday, former lieutenant governor Greg Bell - now president and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association – laid out his vision.
Bell says the state’s decision on Medicaid expansion will really be decided by the Utah legislature.
Air quality on the Wasatch Front can be a problem for agencies trying to persuade businesses to come here. That was among the the points discussed at Thursday’s meeting. Mike O’Malley with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development says companies looking to relocate take air quality into consideration.
We’re giving away prizes all day during our Technology Fund Drive on December 6th!
When you donate to KUER during Morning Edition (6-9am) and All Things Considered (3-6:30pm) on Friday, December 6th, you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 2 sets of 4 tickets to Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass at Kingsbury Hall on April 12th along with a pre-show meet and greet reception!