RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:02 am
Tue December 23, 2008

12/24/08: The First Christmas

Christmas Manger. Photo by Paradox Blue

Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday on RadioWest, a conversation with the Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan about the first Christmas. He believes that over time the nativity story that appears in the Bible has been misread or overly sentimentalized. Crossan looks at the story in the context of history and explores not just what happened, but what the stories actually mean. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:56 am
Mon December 22, 2008

12/23/08: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Salt Lake City, UT – "Cuddly as a Cactus" and "Charming as an Eel" hardly seem like descriptions of a beloved Christmas character, but fans of Dr. Seuss will immediately recognize the mean Mr. Grinch. From the 1957 children's book and the 1966 television adaptation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is for many an integral part of the holiday season. Tuesday, we're talking about Dr. Seuss's tale and offering you a new reading by the actor Tobin Atkinson.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:42 am
Fri December 19, 2008

12/22/08: Obama's Economic Challenge

Robert Kuttner is is cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect magazine

Salt Lake City, UT – The financial journalist Robert Kuttner points out that Barack Obama faces "the greatest economic crisis since the one that greeted Franklin Roosevelt." Kuttner calls it Obama's challenge - but he also sees it as Obama's opportunity - an opportunity to restore a progressive, egalitarian and secure society. Monday, Kuttner talks to Doug about the new directions he says Obama will have to take to create real change.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:26 pm
Thu December 18, 2008

12/19/08: Parallel Play

Tim Page

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday on RadioWest we're rebroadcasting our conversation about Asperger's syndrome. It's a kind of mild from of autism which is just now coming to be understood. Our guest is Tim Page, the Pulitzer Prize winning music critic for the Washington Post. It wasn't until the year 2000 that Page was told he had Asperger's. He said the diagnosis came as a relief. He was able to explain his life spent, he says, living along-side, but distinctly apart from the rest of humanity. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
9:59 am
Thu December 18, 2008

BLM Drilling Lease Auction

The White River flows through one of the parcels proposed for the BLM drilling lease auction in December.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:11 pm
Wed December 17, 2008

12/18/08: Cosm

Cosm Founder and Drummer Daniel Day
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:19 am
Wed December 17, 2008

12/15/08: Top CDs of 2008

My cds in my Ipod. Photo by Fabrizio Lonzini on flickr.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday, Bob Boilen - host of National Public Radio's All Songs Considered - joins us for a look at the top CDs of 2008. NPR listeners have been voting on their favorites, and Boilen says that a few debut artists have been doing very well despite some great music from the tried and true bands. We'll see who made the final cut and ask the opinion of some of Salt Lake's own critics. We hope you'll join us with your picks too.

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KUER Local News
11:00 pm
Tue December 16, 2008

Victims of Domestic Violence Find Homes

Lisette Tadeo and son

Salt Lake City, UT – One of the groups most at risk of becoming homeless are victims of domestic violence. As part of her on-going series on homelessness, KUER's Jenny Brundin today looks at this group's unique challenges and one program helping them out.

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KUER Local News
8:42 am
Tue December 16, 2008

Huntsman to Weigh in on Ethics

Salt Lake City, UT – Both Democrats and Republicans in the Utah Legislature say revamping ethics rules will be a top priority during the upcoming 2009 session. Now Governor Jon Huntsman is poised to announce his own ethics task force. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:28 am
Tue December 16, 2008

12/17/08: Frost/Nixon

James Reston Jr. (right) stands with Richard Nixon in 1977. ABC, Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT – The new film "Frost/Nixon" is bringing the 1977 interviews by British journalist David Frost of former President Richard Nixon back into the spotlight. Wednesday, Doug talks with James Reston Jr. -- the historian who coached Frost before the interview -- about the event and what Nixon did or did not reveal about his role in the Watergate scandal.

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