RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:13 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

8/3/09: Congressman Jim Matheson

Salt Lake City, UT – Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson has been making headlines recently for disagreeing with his party on health care reform legislation. Matheson is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition - a group of fiscally conservative Democrats and he's also broken with Democrats on issues like energy and gun control. Monday, Jim Matheson is in Utah and he joins us in the studio. We'll also talk to political analysts about where Matheson fits in the Utah political landscape.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:03 am
Fri July 31, 2009

7/31/09: Rapt

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, the behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher is with us to talk about paying attention - which can be tough in a world with so many distractions. Her book is called Rapt and in it, she uses the latest neuroscience and psychology to help us understand how attention really works. Apparently we only have a limited store of this stuff, so we have to invest it wisely. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
9:20 am
Fri July 31, 2009

Dan Nailen: Big Rapper with a Big Voice

Salt Lake Magazine Arts and Entertainment Editor Dan Nailen

Salt Lake City, UT – Imagine a rapping Barry White... or at least somebody with a voice down in that range. That's the artist Dan Nailen is profiling today. Here's Dan Nailen's Weekend.


Lounge Act: Dan Nailen's weblog

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KUER Local News
7:10 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

The Latest on the H1N1 Virus in Utah

This image taken through a microscope shows a negative-stained image of the swine flu virus.

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah health officials are reporting that at least 16 people have died in Utah from swine flu and that 294 infected with the virus have been hospitalized so far. KUER's Tasha Cook has this interview with Doctor David Sundwall, the executive director of the Utah Department of Health.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:54 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

7/30/09: The Art of Making Money

Photo by My DrEaM SHOTZz on flickr.com

Salt Lake City, UT – When Jason Kersten sat down to interview convicted counterfeiter Art Williams - he remembered one of the crucial lessons from journalism school. "Don't get too close to your source." But to really understand how and why Williams applied his genius to printing millions of dollars in fake but nearly perfect $100 bills - Kersten had to get close. Jason Kersten is in Salt Lake City, and he joins Doug to talk about the rise and fall of a modern-day criminal mastermind.

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KUER Local News
12:47 pm
Wed July 29, 2009

Recycling in Utah: Is It All Really Recycled?

Rubbish is sorted for recycling at Waste Management in Salt Lake City.
Photo by Ross Chambless.

Salt Lake City, UT – With communities looking for ways to divert trash from the landfill, roughly 40 cities along the Wasatch Front have started curbside recycling. While the system may be convenient and efficient for residents, Ross Chambless reports there's still room for improvement. This is the first in a series of stories on recycling in Utah.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:04 am
Wed July 29, 2009

7/29/09: Trent Harris and his "Delightful Water Universe"

Filmmaker Trent Harris
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KUER Local News
12:20 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

Bite-Size Poetry: Alex Caldiero

Utah poet Alex Caldiero.
Photo courtesy of NowPlayingUtah.com.

Salt Lake City, UT – We continue our series of Bite-size poems - poems that can be read in a minute or less - with a look at a piece by poet and performance artist Alex Caldiero. Utah's Poet Laureate Katherine Coles tells KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce that the way a poem is read can illuminate and complicate a poem's meaning.

Click here for a video of "Untitled" performed by Alex Caldiero.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:24 am
Tue July 28, 2009

7/28/09: Born to Run

\"Huaraches\" like those worn by the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico. From Barefoot Ted's Adventures

Salt Lake City, UT – Journalist Christopher McDougall says we think about running all wrong in the West. We believe it will hurt, it's a sort of punishment for eating and that we need special equipment to do it. When McDougall sustained his own injury, he had a lot of questions about running. That's when he met the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico. They run hundreds of miles - in sandals - and have a blast doing it. Christopher McDougall joins Doug to explain why humans are "Born to Run."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:47 am
Mon July 27, 2009

7/27/09: The Billionaire's Vinegar

Author Benjamin Wallace
Photo by David Fields

Salt Lake City, UT – It all started with a bottle of French wine allegedly owned by Thomas Jefferson in the 1780s. Questions about the authenticity of the Jefferson bottles, which rattled the collecting establishment and launched a lawsuit, form the centerpiece of "The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the Worlds' Most Expensive Bottle of Wine." Doug talks with journalist Benjamin Wallace about the obscure world of rare wines and how he traced the controversy told in his best-selling book. (Rebroadcast)

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