Salt Lake City, UT – Associate Professor Wayne Springer is among the students and faculty members celebrating the completion of the Willard L. Eccles Observatory. It's near 96-hundred feet at the top of Frisco Peak, one of the darkest places in the Mountain West. The First Light observance is planned for Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in Room 103 of the James Fletcher building on the University of Utah campus.
Salt Lake City, Utah – The sociologist Peter Berger once said that religion is "something done in private between consenting adults." And that's the way things were in polite American society for much of the late 20th century according to Krista Tippett. Tippett is the host of the public radio program "Speaking of Faith," and Tuesday, she's giving the University of Utah's Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture in Religion and Culture. But first, she'll join us in studio to talk about the role of religion in public life and public conversation today.
Salt Lake City, UT – Bookseller Betsy Burton often reviews the latest best sellers or books by local authors for KUER. But this week's essay is more personal. Betsy Burton is the proprietor of The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City, UT – Professor Cynthia Furse delivered a talk last night about the history and future of bioelectronics. Furse is associate vice president for research and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah. KUER's Tasha Cook spoke to Furse and has this interview.
Salt Lake City, Utah – TARP, TALF, Toxic Assets. Listening to a conversation about the upheavals in the American financial landscape can be like listening to a foreign language. Enter Planet Money, NPR's multimedia project that's just trying to make sense of it all. Correspondent Adam Davidson and Editor Alex Blumberg are in Salt Lake City, and Thursday, they join Doug to talk about their coverage of our rapidly changing economy.
Salt Lake City, UT – As downtown economies sag nationwide, investment in Salt Lake City's central business district is expected to top $5 billion dollars by 2012. That's more than three times the investment during the run-up to the Olympic games. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports on progress so far in the city's "Downtown Rising" project.