KUER Local News
12:58 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Legislature Looks at Bullying, Immigration & Health System Reform

Utah's lawmakers deliberated yesterday over bills addressing school public safety, illegal immigration and health care system reform.

Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's lawmakers deliberated yesterday over bills addressing school public safety, illegal immigration and health care system reform. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:27 pm
Wed February 13, 2008

2/15/08: The 5 Browns

Salt Lake City, UT – Imagine some of the greatest classical music climbing the charts with people streaming thousands of videos on the web - it's Stravinsky or Dvorak with a bullet. The albums by the extraordinary piano quintet The 5 Browns are immensely popular. These five siblings from Alpine, Utah joined us to tell their family story - and to talk about their collective and separate passion for music. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
9:46 am
Wed February 13, 2008

Moab Group Wins 48-Hour Film Contest

Moab, UT – Last month, the Utah Arts Council conducted its first-ever YouTube film contest, 48 Hours in Utah. Participants were given two days to create a four-minute video and post it on the Internet. The contest generated thousands of new hits to the Utah Arts Council's website.

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KUER Local News
9:28 am
Wed February 13, 2008

School Equalization and Immigrant Tuition

KUER Politics

Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – House lawmakers passed a bill to force Utah high school graduates who are here illegally to pay out-of-state tuition. Also yesterday - the divisive issue of who should pay for new schools to educate a growing number of Utah school-children was taken up by the Utah Senate. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:14 am
Wed February 13, 2008

2/14/08: Slam Dunks and No Brainers

The author Leslie Savan

Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest, we're talking about American pop language. Leslie Savan is joining us - she's the author of the book Slam Dunks and No Brainers. Catch phrases and buzzwords, Savan explains - have a sort of glitz to them and when we use them, we draw on their power. And it's not just in our informal speech - advertisers, corporations and yes, even politicians use these colorful phrases to communicate. So like, whatever, you should totally check it out.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:22 am
Wed February 13, 2008

2/13/08: The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Salt Lake City, UT – Not everybody gets Daniel Johnston's art or his music. Some see him as a kind of savant genius, creating frail, melodic songs stripped of self-awareness or irony. Today we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Henry Rosenthal, producer of the acclaimed documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston." It traces the path of Johnston's life and explores the nature of his brilliance, which is both fueled and constrained by debilitating mental illness. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
12:23 am
Wed February 13, 2008

Great Salt Lake Drilling Could Threaten Art

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's Spiral Jetty is among the world's best-known works of land art. A proposal to drill for oil in the Great Salt Lake, five miles away from the immense basalt rock earthwork has set off an international alarm. Sheri Quinn reports.

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KUER Local News
11:41 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

New Duck-Billed Dinosaur Discovered

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species in Mexico. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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KUER Local News
9:20 am
Tue February 12, 2008

Legislature Looks at Driving Privilege, Domestic Partners

KUER Politics

Dan Bammes

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:43 am
Mon February 11, 2008

2/12/08: Immigration and Compassion

Salt Lake City, UT – This session, there are no less than 8 bills being considered by the Utah State Legislature dealing with immigration. Proponents argue that restrictions like revoking driving privilege cards for undocumented workers are just ways of enforcing the rule of law. But religious groups urge compassion. Tuesday on RadioWest, we're taking a look at the legislation and at how faith groups are thinking about reform.

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