KUER Local News
10:35 pm
Thu January 22, 2009

Homeless Trio New To Streets

Dan at library plaza

Salt Lake City, UT –

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:56 am
Thu January 22, 2009

1/23/09: The Age of American Unreason

Susan Jacoby is the program director of the Center for Inquiry-New York City

Salt Lake City, UT – The scholar Susan Jacoby says there is a "vast kingdom of junk thought" that has contributed to American ignorance and anti-intellectualism. It's not just the advent of the internet and other trappings of modern popular culture that has led to this decline. Jacoby argues that the trend has been going on for the past four decades. Susan Jacoby joined us to talk about "The Age of American Unreason" and the threat it poses to the future of American democracy. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
8:41 am
Thu January 22, 2009

Sundance Focuses on Film

Park City, UT – As the Sundance Film Festival opened this year, Robert Redford said the focus would be on the films themselves rather than on the star parties and other events that attract attention. Dan Nailen has been in Park City this week and he says that's in fact what's happening. He spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes about the movies and the atmosphere.


Dan Nailen's Sundance weblog.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 am
Thu January 22, 2009

1/22/09: 2009 Utah Legislative Preview

Photo by deltaMike on flickr.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest we're back at the Hinckley Institute of Politics to preview the upcoming legislative session. It will be tougher going this year for Utah's lawmakers than in years past. A faltering economy will mean difficult decisions as they try and balance the budget. We'll talk about the players, the relationships and of course, the issues at play this year.

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Politics
8:46 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Utahns Moved by Obama Inauguration

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Washington, DC – No one knows precisely how many Utahns attended yesterday's Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC, or all the reasons why scores traveled 25-hundred miles to be there.

But KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce caught up with two Utahns who made the trek to find out what motivated them to brave the crowds and frigid temperatures in order to be part of this moment in history.

 

 

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KUER Local News
9:04 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Utah Band at the Inauguration

University of Utah Marching Utes

Washington, DC – The University of Utah marching band is Utah's representative in the inaugural parade. The band was invited to participate after Utah's victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on January 2nd. That left only a few days to raise $160,000 to make the trip. They raised the money, rehearsed "God Bless America" for the parade and flew to Washington on Sunday. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce sends this audio postcard.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:24 am
Tue January 20, 2009

1/21/09: Sundance - Sergio

Sergio Vieira de Mello. Photo Courtesy of HBO.

Salt Lake City, UT – Sergio Vieira de Mello's career was spent in places like Cambodia, Rwanda and Kosovo. In 2003, he served as Chief of the U.N. Mission to Iraq. Vieira de Mello also died there when rescuers were unable to free him from the rubble of a suicide bomb. Journalist Samantha Power chronicled his work in the biography Chasing the Flame, and her book is the basis for a new documentary in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Power joins us to talk about Vieira de Mello and about the challenges of humanitarian efforts around the world.

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KUER Local News
9:59 am
Mon January 19, 2009

KUER's This I Believe: Bryan Wilde

Bryan Wilde

Farmington, UT – Steroids are often criticized as ways for athletes to cheat, harmful to the people who used them. Bryan Wilde of Farmington, Utah talks about another side of these substances.


KUER's This I Believe is a project of the Community Writing Center at Salt Lake Community College.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:53 am
Mon January 19, 2009

1/19/09: Sundance - Shouting Fire

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest we continue our coverage of the Sundance Film Festival with another documentary. This is a film from Liz Garbus which explores the state of free speech in this country. Among the stories in her film is the case of Ward Churchill who was fired as a tenured professor at the University of Colorado after he made provocative comments about the attacks on 9/11. Garbus asks questions about the limits of speech in a free society but also gets at the nature of fear.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:42 am
Mon January 19, 2009

1/20/09: Barack Obama's Inauguration - Utah Reacts

Barack Obama is being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

Salt Lake City, UT – Following NPR coverage of the Presidential inauguration, join RadioWest for Utah's reaction to the historic event. We're broadcasting live from Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah - and we'll be joined by Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and by political scientist Tim Chambless. We'll also take your calls.

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