RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:34 am
Thu October 22, 2009

10/23/09: Painter Douglas Snow

Doug Snow's \"Capitol Reef\" hangs in the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City. Since 2001 it has been draped following complaints from judges and attorneys about the piece.

Salt Lake City, Utah – Most of us know the paintings of the artist Douglas Snow through his public installations - at the airport and the lobby of the Pioneer Theatre. His pieces are often shocking when you first come upon them and they prompt a strong reaction. That reaction must have delighted Snow, who never created his works to simply blend in. Doug Snow died this week at the age of 82, and Friday, we're rebroadcasting our 2004 conversation with him about his connection to place.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:59 pm
Wed October 21, 2009

10/22/09: Maurice Sendak and the Wild Things

From Maurice Sendak's \"Where the Wild Things Are\"

Salt Lake City, Utah – If you were born any time after 1963, there's a very good chance you know "Where the Wild Things Are." Of course it's Maurice Sendak's classic children's work, the story of the naughty boy Max and his adventure to an island of monsters. The scholar John Cech says that it's a book that refused to play by the rules and that is part of what accounts for its enduring appeal. The book is now a movie, and we're talking with Cech as well as NPR film critic Bob Mondello about the world of Maurice Sendak.

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KUER Local News
2:45 pm
Wed October 21, 2009

Parks and Rec Suffer Budget Cuts

Travis Ball lifting weights

Salt Lake City, UT – As the national economy sputters, state and local governments have put the squeeze on spending. One of the first areas to feel budget cutbacks is parks and recreation. State parks and after-school rec programs are on the chopping block - at a time when demand for these services is shooting up. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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KUER Local News
5:53 pm
Tue October 20, 2009

Flu Expert to Speak in Salt Lake

swine flu under a microscope

Salt Lake City, UT – As part of the University of Utah's Frontier of Science lecture series, Robin Bush, a swine flu expert and science professor at the University of California, Irvine will be delivering a talk this evening at the University of Utah's Skaggs Biology Building Auditorium. The topic: "Why Can't We Eliminate the Flu?" KUER's Tasha Cook has this interview.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:09 am
Tue October 20, 2009

10/21/09: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Salt Lake City, Utah – What would drive you to steal? Hunger? Greed? For John Charles Gilkey, it's a sort of love that led him to his crimes. Gilkey is obsessed with books and stole them to satisfy his lust. The journalist Allison Hoover Bartlett has just published a book about Gilkey - and about Utah's own self-described "bibliodick" Ken Sanders, who hunted the thief plaguing his trade. Bartlett is coming to Salt Lake, and she joins Doug to talk about the romance of books and the lengths some will go to possess them.

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KUER Local News
7:52 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

Against all odds

Manah Nyang

Salt Lake City, UT – This month, we've been visiting with refugee youth to understand their challenges, vulnerabilities, and successes. Today we examine some of the programs that are creating success stories. We start with a young woman from the Sudan, who remarkably, despite tremendous odds, is moving forward in life to achieve her goals. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

For Volunteer Opportunities - Utah Refugee Services Office

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:36 pm
Mon October 19, 2009

10/20/09: Devil's Trill

GERALD ELIAS is Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Utah and first violinist of the Abramyan String Quartet
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:16 am
Mon October 19, 2009

10/19/09: The Case for Killing Granny

photo: Felix42/Creative Commons via flickr

Salt Lake City, Utah – We're taking the title of today's program from a cover article in Newsweek last month. It was called The Case for Killing Granny. The article gets at one of the critical reasons for spiraling health care costs - over treating patients, particularly those in the final days of life. Just how do you decide which treatments to cut out? And if you have a loved one in pain or afraid, how do you know when enough is enough?

Today's Guest:

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KUER Local News
7:11 pm
Sun October 18, 2009

Muhammed's Challenge

Youth caseworker Fatima Diarie

Salt Lake City, UT – This month, we're examining the multiple challenges Utah's refugee youth face, and how some slowly become disengaged from school - and even from society. Today, we look at 16 year old Mohamed Ali from Sudan, and the intervention efforts to help him. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

For Volunteer Opportunities - Utah Refugee Services Office

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:34 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

10/16/09: The Big Necessity

dodgecity outhouse. Photo by James Lavin on Flickr.com

Salt Lake City, Utah – Some topics - no matter how common they are to all of us - just leave people a little

uncomfortable. But one of these - practiced behind closed doors and talked about in

euphemisms - is central to clean water and health throughout the world. Monday on RadioWest,

we're talking about - well, human waste. The journalist Rose George will join us for a look

at something as natural as breathing and yet so unmentionable. (Rebroadcast)

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