KUER Local News
2:04 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Dinosaur Dig in Emery County

Dinosaur excavation near Castle Dale, UT
Dan Bammes KUER

Castle Dale, UT – Bit by bit, volunteers and professional paleontologists are scraping away the gray soil on a hillside just northeast of Castle Dale in Emery County. They're removing the fossilized bones of a juvenile allosaurus, a meat-eating dinosaur that lived about 140-million years ago. Dinosaur bones are not uncommon in the Morrison Formation of eastern Utah. But John Bird with the College of Eastern Utah says it's rare to find an articulated specimen, where they can see how the bones fit together.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:03 am
Tue May 11, 2010

5/12/10: Lighting Out for the Territory

Salt Lake City, Utah – In 1861, Samuel Clemens was unemployed and determined to avoid military service. So, he fled to the frontier American west, where he worked as a silver miner, a gold prospector, a stock trader, a mill worker and a newspaper reporter. Six years later, he returned east as Mark Twain. Wednesday, Doug talks to biographer and historian Roy Morris Jr. about Twain's journey and how the west helped to create one of America's most iconic writers.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:21 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

5/11/10: After the Conventions

\"US Capitol in early morning,\" by Elizabeth Buie/Creative Commons via flickr

Salt Lake City, Utah – It was a rough weekend for Utah incumbents. Bob Bennett lost the Republican nomination after 18 years as Utah's Senator. On the Democratic side, five-term Representative Jim Matheson will face challenger Claudia Wright in the state's June primary. BYU political science professor Kelly Patterson says this isn't just about ideology; it's a vote for systemic change. Tuesday, Patterson and others join Doug for a look at what it all means for Utah and the country.

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KUER Local News
2:35 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Bennett Defeated; Matheson Faces Primary

Utah Senator Bob Bennett speaks to reporters after his defeat at the Utah Republican convention Saturday.
Jenny Brundin KUER

Salt Lake City, UT –
NPR's coverage of the Bennett defeat.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:11 am
Mon May 10, 2010

5/10/10: The Working Life

photo: wools/Creative Commons via flickr

Salt Lake City, Utah – What gets you up and going in the morning? Are you excited to head to your job - or dreading another day? The British writer Alain de Botton says that for centuries we believed life and work were essentially miserable. In the mid-18th century though, he says we came to believe that work wasn't just about money but also about fulfillment. de Botton is the author of "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work." He joins Doug for an examination of our working lives and what they mean to us. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
11:57 am
Fri May 7, 2010

Nailen: Erika Wennerstrom Headlines in SLC

Erika Wennerstrom

Salt Lake City, UT – Erika Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards are making a stop in Salt Lake City this week, this time headlining a performance at The State Room. City Weekly music editor Dan Nailen will be in the crowd.


City Weekly's Music Blog

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KUER Local News
11:11 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Bennett Backlash

Salt Lake City, UT –

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:56 am
Thu May 6, 2010

5/7/10: Remarkable Utah Women

Emmeline B. Wells was the editor of the Woman's Exponent Magazine, the first successful publication for women west of the Mississippi, from 1877 to 1914. Courtesy: PBS.org

Salt Lake City, Utah – In 1881, the journalist Emmeline Wells wrote that "the historians of the past have been neglectful of woman." Author Christy Karras tries to right the balance by telling the stories of Utah's foremothers in the new book, "More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women." On Friday, Karras joins guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the perseverance, unconventionality and pluck of Utah's founding mothers.

Visit Christy Karras on-line

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:32 pm
Wed May 5, 2010

5/6/10: Utah Log Cabin Republicans

photo: micah.e/Creative Commons via flickr

Salt Lake City, Utah – Ask Log Cabin Republicans what they believe in and you'll get answers you'd hear from any GOP group: limited government, strong defense and free market economics. They also make the case for civil rights for all, including gays and lesbians that fill their ranks. Thursday, Doug talks to Utah Log Cabin Republican Vice President James Humphreys and others. We'll talk about how the group figures into Utah's political scene and what role they'll play in the state's Republican nominating convention.

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KUER Local News
9:45 am
Wed May 5, 2010

Danny Glover to Address USU Graduates

Danny Glover

Logan, UT – Actor and activist Danny Glover will speak to students at Utah State University's 123rd graduation ceremony this Saturday in Logan. The choice of commencement speaker has sparked some outrage in what is normally a quiet and conservative community. Sheri Quinn has the story.

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