RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:58 am
Wed July 9, 2008

7/10/08: Skinhead Confessions

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Salt Lake City, UT – TJ Leyden was 14 when he started propagating the gospel of hate. He covered his body in sinister tattoos, he stabbed and maimed people in the name of white power, and he recruited hundreds to his way of thinking. But then Leyden had an epiphany. Thursday on RadioWest Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks with Leyden about his remarkable transformation and the years he's spent trying to make amends.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:28 am
Tue July 8, 2008

7/9/08: Killer At Large

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KUER Local News
9:14 am
Mon July 7, 2008

Utah Wilderness Legislation

Washington, DC – Since the Democrats took over Capitol Hill two years ago, Congress has seen a flurry of proposals to designate more wilderness areas. Among them is one that sets aside millions of acres in Utah's red rock canyons. As Yanmei Xie reports, the legislation has some rough terrain to navigate.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:22 am
Mon July 7, 2008

7/8/08: Always a Cowboy

Salt Lake City, UT – Historian Will Bagley echoes Mark Twain when he explains the similarities between 1929 and 2008: it may not be an exact repetition, but they do rhyme. There's a transportation crisis, corporate corruption and massive consumer debt. Bagley has just published a new biography of Utah's Judge Wilson McCarthy, a man whose life mirrors the social and economic changes of the late 19th and early 20th century American West. Will Bagley joins Doug Monday to talk about McCarthy and the lessons history offers for today.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:22 am
Mon July 7, 2008

7/7/08: Ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan

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Author and ecologist Gary Nabhan

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest we're rebroadcasting our conversation with the writer and ethnobotanist Gary Nabhan about food and place. Nabhan has spent his life exploring the relationship of people to land and its native sustenance. So when he talks about preserving the agricultural heritage of rural America or the cuisine of traditional societies or our own biological connection to certain foods, he's talking about culture and its deep dependence on a dwindling natural world. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:56 am
Sun July 6, 2008

7/7/08: Always a Cowboy

Salt Lake City, UT – Historian Will Bagley echoes Mark Twain when he explains the similarities between 1929 and 2008: it may not be an exact repetition, but they do rhyme. There's a transportation crisis, corporate corruption and massive consumer debt. Bagley has just published a new biography of Utah's Judge Wilson McCarthy, a man whose life mirrors the social and economic changes of the late 19th and early 20th century American West. Will Bagley joins Doug Monday to talk about McCarthy and the lessons history offers for today.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:36 am
Thu July 3, 2008

7/4/08: So Help Me God

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Salt Lake City, UT – The debate over the relationship between church and state is nothing new in this country. In fact it's never really subsided. In his book "So Help Me God," theologian and scholar Forrest Church chronicles that very first battle in this ongoing culture war. It started as George Washington was preparing to take the oath of office. This piece of history provides some insight into the modern struggle. We talked to Forrest Church about the complicated relationship between government and religion. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:39 am
Wed July 2, 2008

7/3/08: Summer Reading 2008

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Of Books ... Photo by Mrs. Maze

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest we're offering some help to those of you who haven't decided which books to take on summer vacation. Local book experts Betsy Burton of The King's English, Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books and Catherine Weller of Sam Wellers Bookstore will bring their suggestions. We hope you'll join us with yours.

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KUER Local News
12:29 am
Wed July 2, 2008

Wyomingites reflect on oil and gas development

Salt Lake City, UT – A series of gatherings took place in Wyoming called the Weather Reports. It was the first time many had the chance to voice their worries and hopes about oil and gas development in the state.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:07 am
Tue July 1, 2008

7/2/08: Working a 4-Day Week

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Cubicle Farm. Photo by Brian Hendrix

Salt Lake City, UT – There aren't a lot of progressive ideas coming out of Utah government these days, but Governor Jon Huntsman is implementing a ground-breaking idea to save energy - a four-day work week. Though other states have offered it to their employees, Utah is the first to make it mandatory for some. Wednesday on RadioWest, we'll talk about the plan and about the impact of the 4-day model on employees, customers and the bottom line.

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