Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on cuts to the 2009 state budget. It was supposed to be finished yesterday, but leaders decided to see if they could do more to help public and higher education. KUER's Jenny Brundin has more.
Salt Lake City, UT – KUER continues its series of essays from Utahns as part of the "This I Believe" project, which encourages people to write their core values. Diane Lockard of West Jordan describes her belief in life-long learning. Her essay and others are produced by KUER in partnership with the Salt Lake Community College Writing Center.
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, we're continuing our conversation about the economy - this time, from a European perspective. Financial market analyst George Cooper is the author of the book "The Origin of Financial Crises." He joins us from London to explain what he sees as the fundamental flaws in today's economic philosophy and how they have led to a cycle of crippling busts and unsustainable booms.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Irish-born Paul Muldoon has been called "one of the five or so best poets alive." He's won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, chairs the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton and is Poetry Editor for The New Yorker Magazine. But before you settle on an image of the poet and professor, you should also note that he owns an arsenal of electric guitars and is in a garage band called "Rackett." Muldoon was in Salt Lake City last year and joined Doug to talk about great poets, his own poetry, and rock-n-roll. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has abundant natural gas as well as a serious problem with urban air pollution. Utah Governor Jon Huntsman proposed a "natural gas corridor" in his address to the legislature Tuesday. Members of the House Transportation Committee responded by passing a resolution unanimously to help build the infrastructure for more vehicles powerded by compressed natural gas.
Salt Lake City, UT – Andrew Carroll traveled throughout the US and 35 countries to collect the personal correspondence of troops and civilians in times of war. The result was 200 letters that portray the realities of conflict and sacrifice from the American Revolution to Iraq. He's collected them into the new book "Behind the Lines," and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his search and about what he found. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – In his state of the state address last night, Governor Jon Huntsman called for unity and compassion among citizens, and between lawmakers as the state faces one of the worst economic crises in a century. He also set a goal for Utah becoming the premier state for renewable energy development, and for more Utahns to get health insurance. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – The 2009 General Session of the Utah Legislature opened on Capitol Hill yesterday. During the 45-day general session - lawmakers face the prospect of a $450 million dollar shortfall as they put together next fiscal year's budget. And they could cut as much as 7 and a half percent from the rest of this year's budget. Lawmakers are calling upon the public for innovative ideas in solving the state's budget woes. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1925, the eyes of the nation were turned to Dayton, Tennessee, where debates over Darwinism played out in Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes. The case came to be known as the "Monkey Trial," and nearly 80 years later, how we teach evolution in schools still remains controversial. A play based on the case is being performed in Ogden and Salt Lake City this week, so we're taking the opportunity to talk about the Scopes trial - and what it means to us today.