RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:41 pm
Fri August 21, 2009

8/21/09: The Prodigal Tongue

Salt Lake City, UT – Journalist and writer Mark Abley predicts that by 2015 half the world's population will be speaking - or at least learning - English. But as the language sweeps the globe, it's not just changing those it encounters - it's changing too. New words are being added at a "break-neck" rate from other languages, from hip-hop lyrics, from the blogosphere. Abley joins Doug to talk about the journey English is taking and what the future of the language sounds like. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
9:08 am
Fri August 21, 2009

Dan Nailen: Old Favorites, New Shows

Salt Lake Magazine Arts and Entertainment Editor Dan Nailen

Salt Lake City, UT – There are bands that have been around a long time and are still worth paying to see. And there are bands that have just been around. Salt Lake Magazine Arts and Entertainment Editor Dan Nailen makes the distinction.


Lounge Act: Dan Nailen's weblog

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:07 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

8/20/09: Amy Irvine's Trespass

Amy Irvine

Salt Lake City, UT – Four months after her father had committed suicide, Amy Irvine left Salt Lake City for the high desert town of Monticello. As a wilderness activist and apostate Mormon, she was the ultimate outsider in a community of Mormon ranchers. At its heart her book "Trespass" is an elegy to her father, to the desert and to the connection between body and nature. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
8:20 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Cuts to Utah's Crime Lab

Salt Lake City, UT – During these tough economic times, the Utah Legislature has had to slash the budgets of state agencies. Utah's crime-fighting forensic laboratory did not go unscathed, which will mean the backlog of hundreds of crime investigations. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:30 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

8/19/09: The Happiness Hypothesis

Learn more about author Jonathan Haidt's work on-line

Salt Lake City, UT – We've all heard the nuggets of wisdom that would guide the listener to a happier life: "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" or "Life is what you make of it." Psychologist Jonathan Haidt has applied the scrutiny of science to your grandmother's sayings to see just how true they are. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his book "The Happiness Hypothesis," where he finds fresh insight on the age-old quest for contentment. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
11:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Astronomy Lab Opens in Davis County

Layton, UT – As a new school year draws near, an ambitious project in the Davis School District is opening up a whole universe of possibilities for students. Administrators recently unveiled the first public school observatory in the state. Ember Herrick reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:41 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

8/18/09: The Film Club

David Gilmour and son Jesse. (Thomas Allen Publishers)

Salt Lake City, UT – When film critic David Gilmour's son Jesse was 15 years old, he was in trouble and he hated school. David tried helping, but nothing seemed to work. That's when the two struck upon a deal: Jesse could drop out of school on one condition. He had to sit down with his father and watch three movies a week. David joins Doug to talk about the relationship between father and son - and about the life lessons that can be learned at the movies. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
8:17 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Legacy at the U

KUER Local News
2:24 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Move Over Telecommuting: Here Comes Coworking

\"Coworkers\" mingle at Cowork Utah in Orem.
Photo courtesy of Cowork Utah.

Orem, UT – Technology is transforming the workplace, with more jobs going completely online and many people choosing to work remotely rather than go into an office everyday. But a new trend called "coworking" has a lot of people rethinking the telecommuting route. Elena Gillis reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:24 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

8/17/09: Muses, Madmen and Prophets

Salt Lake City, UT – For much of history, those who heard voices were thought of as having a connection to the supernatural world: Socrates, Moses & Joan of Arc. People still hear voices today, but now it's explained as a trick of the human psyche or as a disease. After his own father struggled with voices, the journalist Daniel Smith set-out to understand the phenomenon. Smith joined Doug to talk about the history, the science and the meaning of auditory hallucinations. (Rebroadcast)

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