Salt Lake City, UT – At Utah's state capitol yesterday, lawmakers wrangled over criminal justice, health care and education issues that could have far-reaching effects on Utah's youth. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – Health care advocates were back on Utah's Capitol Hill yesterday, pushing for what's called a "preferred drug list" that doctors could prescribe from for Medicaid patients. That's the state's health insurance program for the poor. Advocates say it can save the state millions of dollars a year. But they're up against a powerful pharmaceutical lobby. Also introduced yesterday were a handful of bills that get tough on child sex offenders. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday evening, January 16th, KUER presented An Evening with Diane Rehm. Her interview with Doug Fabrizio on RadioWest was broadcast live, and after the show we continued the conversation with questions from the theater audience. Listen here for this exclusive on-line audio presentation.
Salt Lake City, UT – Acclaimed director Robert Stone offers a new look at the most tangled and far-reaching murder mystery of all times. His American Experience documentary looks at the mythologies and the controversies which surround JFK's assassination - but it also probes the psychological wounds that haunt American politics and culture to this day. Stone joins Doug in studio to talk about Oswald's Ghost.
Farmington, UT – The Group Four Terrier Club hosted a Dog Agility Trial at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington last weekend. More than 100 canine and human teams competed, and KUER's Elaine Clark brought back this audio postcard.
Washington, DC – In the first hours of the new Congress the House passed new rules aimed at limiting spending. They were pushed hard by moderate Democrats, like Utah's Jim Matheson, known as Blue Dogs. Neil Simon reports from Washington.
Salt Lake City, UT – Albert Maysles has created more than 3 dozen films - many of which are landmarks in documentary filmmaking. He and his brother David were pioneers in non-fiction feature films, and their work includes Salesman, Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens. The power of truth lies at the core of Maysles' work, but it is love that drives it. "After all," he says, "the knowledge of the real world is exactly what we need to better understand and therefore possibly to love one another." (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful programs with many of the most distinguished people of our time. Tuesday at 7:00, Diane Rehm joins RadioWest and Doug Fabrizio live in Salt Lake City for an intimate evening of conversation.
Washington, D.C. – Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon reintroduced legislation today called Ag JOBS. It aims to fill vacant jobs in agriculture with immigrant labor. Jill Morrison has more from Capitol Hill.