RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:35 pm
Tue April 28, 2009

4/29/09: Civil Disobedience

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Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday, Tim DeChristopher pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in connection with his bids on BLM oil and gas leases. DeChristopher admits he had no intention of paying the 1.8 million dollars and says his bids were an act of "civil disobedience." Wednesday, DeChristopher and others join us. We're talking about civil disobedience - what role it's played in our nation's history - and what it means today.

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KUER Local News
9:15 am
Tue April 28, 2009

Utah Delegation on Obama's First 100 Days

Washington, DC – Tomorrow marks Barack Obama's one hundredth day as president. Utah's Congressional delegation has mixed reviews of his ability to work with Congress. Matt Laslo has this report from Washington.

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KUER Local News
9:13 am
Tue April 28, 2009

Hatch, Bennett Divided on Health Reform

Washington, DC – Utah's Republican Senators are divided over how to reform the nation's health care system. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.

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KUER Local News
8:58 am
Tue April 28, 2009

Western Soundscapes: Canyon Tree Frog

Salt Lake City, UT – in honor of Earth Day, we begin a new 12-week series called "Western Soundscapes." Each week you'll hear recordings and stories from the Western Soundscape Archive at the University of Utah's Marriott Library. Today we kick things off with a trip to a remote desert canyon in search of frogs. Jeff Rice has this audio postcard

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KUER Local News
11:39 am
Mon April 27, 2009

Salt Lake City Schools Growing Gardens

Salt Lake City, UT – Concerns about the environment and hard economic times have sparked a boom in gardening. Increasingly, Americans are interested in growing their own vegetables at home or through cooperative community gardens. Last summer, the Salt Lake City School District had greenhouses installed at almost a dozen elementary and intermediate schools for introducing a new garden-based curriculum. But, as Ross Chambless reports, many of the schools aren't quite sure what to do with them.

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KUER Local News
11:39 am
Mon April 27, 2009

Salt Lake City Schools Growing Gardens

Salt Lake City, UT – Concerns about the environment and hard economic times have sparked a boom in gardening. Increasingly, Americans are interested in growing their own vegetables at home or through cooperative community gardens. Last summer, the Salt Lake City School District had greenhouses installed at almost a dozen elementary and intermediate schools for introducing a new garden-based curriculum. But, as Ross Chambless reports, many of the schools aren't quite sure what to do with them.

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KUER Local News
9:10 am
Mon April 27, 2009

Gardens Growing at Salt Lake City Schools

Students at Escalante Elementary School in Salt Lake City get their hands dirty during a gardening class.
Photo by Ross Chambless

Salt Lake City, UT – Concerns about the environment and hard economic times have sparked a boom in gardening. Increasingly, Americans are interested in growing their own vegetables at home or through cooperative community gardens. Last summer, the Salt Lake City School District had greenhouses installed at almost a dozen elementary and intermediate schools for introducing a new garden-based curriculum. But, as Ross Chambless reports, many of the schools aren't quite sure what to do with them.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:49 pm
Fri April 24, 2009

4/27/09: John Maynard Keynes

John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946

Salt Lake City, UT – You've probably heard the name John Maynard Keynes recently. The theories of the British economist are often credited with helping the US out of the Great Depression, so it's little surprise they'd be dusted-off in today's economic upheaval. But who was Keynes? He was no typical economist: it was philosophy and art that informed his ideas, and he was an elitist libertine in prim British society. Monday, we're talking about John Maynard Keynes and how his complex life created Keynesian economics.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:38 pm
Thu April 23, 2009

4/24/09: The 19th Wife

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Salt Lake City, UT – Ann Eliza Young was 24 when she married her prophet Brigham Young. By her account, she was his 19th wife, and when she filed for divorce in 1873, she made headlines in newspapers and tabloids around the country. Novelist David Ebershoff says those contemporary accounts remind him of reports he read on the polygamists in Eldorado, Texas. In his new book The 19th Wife, Ebershoff weaves together the two time periods to create a portrait of polygamy and its effect on the lives of those who live it.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:34 am
Wed April 22, 2009

4/22/09: Poems of the Earth

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Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday on RadioWest we give you our contribution to Earth Day. Here's our take on the celebration: the earth as a muse. Utah's Poet Laureate Katharine Coles will join us to talk about the relationship between the environment and poetry. Poets have always been inspired by nature, so today we'll hear some poems. We'll start with Chaucer, but there's Keats and Eliot Kay Ryan James Wright. You can join us with your own poems about the earth.

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