Washington DC & Salt Lake City – Utah state lawmakers are wrangling over the next couple of weeks to map out boundary lines for potential new Congressional seat. The Salt Lake County Republican Central Committee wants the state to wait to add a seat until after the census in 2010. But in Washington, it appears lawmakers from both parties are ready to forge ahead with bolstering the size of Utah's Congressional delegation. More from Chad Pergram in Washington... and from Jenny Brundin on Utah's Capitol Hill.
Salt Lake City, UT – In his new memoir "No One Makes It Alone," Judge Andrew Valdez traces his journey from poor, fatherless paperboy to respected judge in Utah's Third District Juvenile Court, and honors his mentor, businessman Jack Keller, along the way. On Monday, Doug talks with Judge Valdez about his life, his accomplishments and his on-going commitment to helping troubled youth.
Salt Lake City – Imagine a computer that is millions of times smaller and billions of times faster than today's machines. Instead of tiny transistors, a quantum computer would use atoms and subatomic particles to manipulate data. A University of Utah researcher Christoph Boehme, has developed a technique that represents another step toward quantum computing, although he says that could still be a long way off. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Ryan Oliver Hansen is an idealist who set out to make a difference. When he arrived at an orphanage in Cameroon, he was confronted with the harsh reality of corruption and abuse of the children he had come to help. But unlike volunteers who left discouraged, Hansen decided to stay. He and his allies risked their lives to create the New Hope Orphanage. Jenny Brundin talks to Hansen about hope, about a world that doesn't operate by Western rules, and about what his role in that world really is.
Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, we're rebroadcasting Doug's conversation with Lawrence Wright, New Yorker writer and author of The Looming Tower. In his book, Wright gives a detailed look at the people and the ideas that led to the tragedy of 9/11. It's the story of the rise of terrorism across the globe, and the failures of Western intelligence to stop it. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – A controversial bill being considered in Washington, D.C. could have big implications for another Washington - Washington county in southwest Utah. Utah lawmakers are working to pass a land bill through Congress before Democrats take control of both houses. Benjamin Shaw reports from our Capitol Hill bureau.