Salt Lake City, UT – Abraham Lincoln is often portrayed as a moderate whose main mission was to keep the country united. Biographer Richard Striner sees him not as a politician who only pragmatically freed the slaves though, but rather as a visionary political ethicist who from the beginning of his career strove for justice and human equality. Doug Fabrizio talks to Striner about his interpretations of Lincoln's speeches and writings. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – The last three or four years nationally there's been a rapid increase in requests for concealed weapons permits. Monday's shooting at Trolley Square could lead to a spike in applications for concealed weapons permits in Utah. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – The fallout from the shooting at the Trolley Square shopping center continued yesterday. On Monday night, the mall was the site of apparently random killings by an 18-year-old man. Six people died, including the gunman, who ended his shooting spree only when police killed him. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – Everyday on RadioWest we try to find some concrete way of talking about an issue or an event that seems to mean something. But sometimes, you just can't get past the gut reaction part. Take Monday's tragic shooting at Trolley Square. What was the meaning in that? What was the issue you would work into questions or answers? Today we're putting the story into perspective: how are people reacting now that they have had time to think?
The University of Utah's Melanie Thon shared this quote from Johann Wolfgang Goethe:
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday's legislative action included two critical women's health issues: abortion and cervical cancer prevention. The House decided not to go ahead with a bill that might have resulted in a multi-million dollar legal battle. A watered-down bill to provide an education program on cancer prevention moved ahead in committee. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah senators took up a controversial gun bill that the sponsor calls a "compromise" between the University of Utah and the legislature. Gun rights activists say it still doesn't offer them enough freedom. But first, lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill have more money to dole out, based on tax revenue estimates released yesterday. Questions remain about how much of it will go to Utah's public schools to reduce class sizes and how much to a tax cut. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.