KUER Local News
9:57 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Utahn Chooses "Social Obscurity"

Filmmaker Steven Schmit

Salt Lake City, UT – The vast majority of Americans apply for a social security number without reservation. That little blue card becomes a permanent part of your identity, nine digits that are yours alone. But one Salt Lake man is starting his adult life without a social. And the decision to stand outside the mainstream complicates everything. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce has the story.

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KUER Local News
2:27 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Preventing homelessness

First Step House in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT – Another plank in the state's 10 year plan to end chronic homelessness is prevention. Many government-run institutions - jails, prisons, hospitals, mental health facilities, and the foster care system - often release people directly into homelessness. A number of pilot programs are exploring if there's another way. KUER's Jenny Brundin continues our series on homelessness with a look at one program aimed at men who are at high-risk of becoming homeless.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:46 am
Tue November 11, 2008

11/12/08: Art of the Islamic World

Hugues Dubois/Musee d'Art Islamique de Doha

Salt Lake City, UT – The tenth-century Muslim philosopher Abu Hayyan at-Tawhidi said that handwriting is jewelry fashioned from the pure gold of the intellect. Islamic art is perhaps best known for its calligraphy - but there's also extensive ornamentation, color and even abstract figures that reflect a diversity in Islamic civilization. Wednesday, we're joined by art historian Sabiha al-Khemir for a look at Islamic art and the window it opens to the culture that created it.

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KUER Local News
3:53 am
Mon November 10, 2008

New Geothermal Power Plant in Southern Utah

Thermo, UT – The typical way of seeing an electric power plant is to generate power on a grand scale, with huge and expensive equipment. But a new plant in southern Utah is ready to start operations using a different concept - dozens of small generating units hooked together to use geothermal water that wouldn't be hot enough for a past generation of power plants. KUER's dan Bammes has the story.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:52 am
Mon November 10, 2008

11/11/08: Reserved to Fight

Iraq Veteran Mark Patterson
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KUER Local News
9:50 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Dan Nailen's Weekend

Photo courtesy of The Leonardo

Salt Lake City, UT – The Body Worlds exhibit at the Leonardo has attracted lots of attention and lots of visitors. Is it education? Is it art? Is it science? Dan Nailen takes a look under the skin of the exhibit. Dan Nailen is the arts and entertainment editor of Salt Lake Magazine.

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Politics
9:47 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Election 2008: A Letter to Spike

Photo courtesy of Matthew LaPlante.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:44 am
Fri November 7, 2008

11/10/08: Dooce.com

Heather Armstrong
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:01 pm
Wed November 5, 2008

11/7/08: Exposed

KUER Local News
9:34 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Election 2008: Utah Votes

Democrats celebrate Barak Obama's victory in downtown SLC, UT.
Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – Republicans continued their dominance in Utah politics, but Democrats made significant gains, including knocking out Utah's powerful House Speaker.

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