Salt Lake City, UT – Imagine driving on I-80 from Salt Lake City to San Francisco and never stopping for gas. Or breathing clean air, even in winter. Scientists at Utah State University are working on a technology they hope could one day make that fantasy a reality. Kim Schuske has the first in a series of reports on innovative technologies being developed by Utah scientists.
Salt Lake City, UT – There was shock after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 10 years ago. And not long after, the shock turned to action, with the U.S launching tens of thousands of troops into Iraq and Afghanistan. Journalist Peter Bergen has had an inside view of the conflict, reporting from both the offices of high-ranking American officials to the homes of al-Qaeda members. On Monday, Doug talks with Bergen about this enduring conflict and successes and failures of the war on terror.
Salt Lake City, UT – One of the main bills on Utah's Capitol Hill targeting undocumented immigrants has been changed - some say weakened - just a day before its first public hearing. The changes appear to have helped the sponsor gain support and perhaps needed votes. But first, a commitee of Utah lawmakers advanced what some are calling one of the most significant bills of the legislative session. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
The Utah legislature has hardly been reluctant to pick fights with the federal government in recent years, but a House committee approved a bill yesterday that defines the rules for those fights. Republican Representative Ken Ivory of West Jordan is pushing House Bill 76, which provides additional funding for the state's Constitutional Defense Commission and tells it to try negotiation and mediation before taking the federal government to court.
Salt Lake City, Utah – Folklorist and musician Hal Cannon has spent much of his career telling other people's stories. He creates documentaries and features for NPR, he's the founding director of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, and he's played with a variety of bands in the region. But all along, he says, he was in the closet writing his own tunes. Now, Cannon's produced his first album of all original work, and Thursday he joins us in studio to talk about and to play his music.
Salt Lake City, UT – On Utah's Capitol Hill, lawmakers took up the issue of whether having super clean dishes outweighs murky water and ruined fish habitat. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin looks at one attempt to make new homes in Utah more energy efficient.
Salt Lake City, Utah – Conservation biologist Cristina Eisenberg says we have a long and complicated relationship with wolves. She actually uses the term "pathological" to describe it. Eisenberg explains some people irrationally love wolves - without taking human needs into consideration. Others have demonized the predators - without recognizing the vital role they play in our ecosystems. Wednesday we continue our series on predators. Eisenberg joins Doug to talk about striking a balance on wolf management in the West.
Salt Lake City, UT – At the State Capitol on Monday, lawmakers deliberated over measures on adoption and health care and received a visit from Congressman Jason Chaffetz. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.