RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
7:03 pm
Mon May 11, 2009

5/12/09: 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. Tuesday, Christopher McDougall joins Doug to explain why humans are "Born to Run."

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KUER Local News
9:17 am
Mon May 11, 2009

Found: Everett Ruess

Everett Ruess in a 1933 portrait by Dorothea Lange. National Geographic Adventure

Salt Lake City, UT – Seventy-five years ago, a young explorer named Everett Ruess rode off alone into the Utah wilderness and was never heard from again. The mysterious disappearance of the 20-year-old artist and writer baffled thousands and inspired several books and a film. Recently, a team of geneticists and forensic anthropologists finally put the mystery to rest. KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us this retrospective on one of the most vexing mysteries of the West.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:13 pm
Sat May 9, 2009

5/11/09: Sister Dottie S Dixon

Salt Lake City, UT – The Passion of Sister Dottie S Dixon has been playing to sold-out crowds in Salt Lake City. It's a comedy - the story of a Mormon mom from Spanish Fork, Utah who's on a mission. Her son Donnie is gay - and Sister Dottie loves him and her church so much she's determined to find a way to bridge the two worlds. Monday, we're joined by creators Charles Lynn Frost and Troy Williams.

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KUER Local News
8:38 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Dan Nailen's Weekend: "Shake Your Peace"

Salt Lake City, UT – Going green is all the rage, but a band with Utah ties is taking the concept to a whole new level. The group "Shake Your Peace" headlines this edition of Dan Nailen's weekend.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:34 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

5/8/09: Wounded Knee

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, we're profiling a powerful documentary by the filmmaker Stanley Nelson. It's the story of the stand-off at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1973. More than 200 Indian activists occupied the reservation and kept the federal government at bay for 71 days. The occupation was a desperate act for native people to regain their dignity and get the world's attention. The film is called "Wounded Knee." (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
8:40 am
Thu May 7, 2009

Moab Tailings Removal Begins

Moab, UT – This week operations in Moab to relocate uranium tailings are expected to reach full speed. Monday Gov. Jon Huntsman and other dignitaries came to cut ribbons, eat yellow cake and brag that the project has attracted federal stimulus funds because it is "shovel ready." Jon Kovash reports from Moab.

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KUER Local News
3:52 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Piano Prodigy Visits Salt Lake City

Jan Lisiecki

Salt Lake City – An internationally acclaimed young musician and a prize winner at last year's Gina Bachaeuer Competition recently visited Salt Lake City. The pianist performed before nearly one thousand Utah school children as part of the part of the Gina Bachauer Music-in-Our-Schools program. KUER's Tasha Cook has this profile.

Jan Lisiecki's Web Site.

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KUER Local News
2:26 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Western Soundscapes: Arctic National Refuge

A pair of Arctic Terns, which migrate through the Great Salt Lake flyway on their way to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Photo by Mike Boylan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:14 am
Wed May 6, 2009

5/7/09: Return to Sender

Julia Alvarez

Salt Lake City, UT – The writer Julia Alvarez describes herself as a "Dominican, hyphen, American," and she says that her work is about the things that happen in the hyphen - that place between two worlds. Her most recent book is for young readers, and it tackles questions about immigration from the point of view of two children - an 11-year-old Vermont boy and the daughter of an undocumented family. Alvarez joined Doug to talk about the truths that transcend borders. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:47 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

5/6/09: Lobbying and the Corrosion of Government

\"House of Congress\" Photo by CS Munch on flickr.com

Salt Lake City, UT – The journalist Robert Kaiser says that Washington D.C. has become a dysfunctional capital, and you probably won't be surprised to hear that at the root of it all is money. Politicians need it and special interests are eager to give it. Kaiser has spent some 45 years monitoring politics for the Washington Post, and he's written a new book on the impact of lobbying on American government. He joins Doug to explain how Washington really works and why in his opinion - it works so badly. (Rebroadcast)

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