Religion
1:04 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Letter from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Aims to Settle SLC Parish Disputes

Interior of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Salt Lake City

  Members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox parish have received a letter from the national leadership of the church that hopes to resolve some of the issues that have divided the parish.

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Entertainment
11:51 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Understanding Drew: Drew Danburry reveals his creative inspiration for making music

Drew Danburry
Credit Chad Tim Tim

In 2002, a bright-eyed, 22-year-old singer-songwriter decided he needed a new name: A stage name. He gave himself the moniker of Drew Danburry, hit the road with his guitar and never looked back.

Twelve years touring the United States and 700 shows later, a lot has changed for Mr. Danburry. He got married, became a father and settled down in Utah County. He bought a house and opened up a small business.

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Entertainment
9:36 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Yo-Yo Ma's Playhouse

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble incorporate various theatrical props from Brookyln's ACME Studio for a spirited offstage performance, courtesy of NPR Music Field Recordings.

Local Government
1:13 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Residents Speak Out Against Sugar House Zoning Plan

About 50 people spoke out against a proposed rezone in Sugar House that could bring permitted building heights in some areas up ten stories tall. the proposed changes are focused around the newly-laid Sugar House Streetcar. 

Many Sugar House residents who attended the meeting, like Wayne Halverson say they’re opposed to the administration’s plan to permit the construction of four-story buildings near single-family homes and buildings up to 10 stories tall along 700 east and 2100 south.

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Environment & Public Lands
5:52 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Writer Considers Clean Coal in Global Warming Fight

Steam and smoke rise from the cooling towers and chimneys of the Robert W. Scherer power plant, the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the U.S. The Juliette, Georgia, coal-fired plant burns 12 million tons of coal a year.
Credit Robb Kendrick / National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine’s latest cover story asks whether coal energy can be clean energy. It’s an important question for anyone concerned about climate change impacts and for states like Utah that mine coal for power plants.

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Health Care
4:13 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

U Healthcare CEO Calls for New Funding Model in DC

CEO of University of Utah Healthcare Dr. Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Andrea Smardon

The Dean of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine was in Washington DC Tuesday testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee which included Representative Chris Stewart of Utah’s 2nd District. Dr. Vivian Lee requested an increase in medical research and education funding in the federal budget.

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KUER Local News
2:07 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Tips From the IRS For a Happy Tax Season

Tuesday April 15 marks this year’s deadline to file federal income tax returns. IRS spokesperson Bill Brunson says even if you’re not sure you can make the payment, it’s much better to file or ask for an extension before the deadline passes than to do nothing at all.

“I still would have a late payment penalty, but the late payment penalty is one half of one percent, as opposed to a 4.5% penalty for a late file,” he says.

Brunson also says if you’re going to hire someone else to prepare your taxes, it’s important to do so as carefully as you pick a doctor or dentist.

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Entertainment
12:19 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

The lost album by Johnny Cash

Credit NPR Music / Stephen Jerkins

John Carter Cash stumbled across a piece of history as he was sorting through his parents' belongings after they passed away. "It's like finding an old Van Gogh in your closet," John says. "What do you do?" Carter Cash, the only child of Johnny Cash and June Carter, had discovered a lost album by his father - recorded in the early 1980s after a stint in rehab. WPLN's Blake Farmer brings us this story about giving life to a forgotten piece of Johnny Cash's legacy.

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Hinckley Forums
11:42 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Fellowship and Internship Recruitment

Friday March 21, 2014

Sophia Dicaro, Deputy Director of The Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)

Daniel Leifson, Senior Fellow of International Trade and Diplomacy (GOED)

Ryan Harris, Senior Fellow (GOED)

Adam Turvell

Vatsala Kaul, IT Business Solutions Manager

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Hinckley Forums
11:36 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Kerry Initiative

Friday March 21, 2014

The Kerry Initiative: Hope for Resolution of the Isreal - Palestine Conflict?

Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies, University of San Francisco

Co-sponsored by Peace Advocacy Coalition (PAC) and the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy

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