Salt Lake City, UT – When the writer Dustin Lance Black first heard the story of Harvey Milk - it had already been more than a decade since the San Francisco politician had been assassinated. Black was raised in the LDS church - and hearing the story of an openly gay man was a revelation for him. It also gave him hope. Dustin Lance Black wrote the film Milk which opened in theaters Friday. Wednesday he joins Doug to talk about Harvey Milk's story and what it can still teach us 30 years after his death.
Salt Lake City, UT – Atrial fibrillation is the nation's most common heart rhythm disorder, afflicting over 3.5 million Americans. It's a leading cause of strokes and can cause heart failure, and coping with the disease is costing Medicare and insurance companies billions of dollars every year. Dr. Nassir Marrouche at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City developed a novel cure using the common MRI. Sheri Quinn reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – What would gift giving be without a good book or two to fire the imaginations of the kids - and the big kids - in your life? We've gathered up our local booksellers with their lists of books that might just give you the idea you've been looking for this holiday season.
Salt Lake City, UT – A federal magistrate has ruled that that five Blackwater Worldwide security guards indicted for killing Iraqis can't argue their case in Utah and must appear before a court in Washington D.C. The five men face 14 counts of voluntary manslaughter, among other charges. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Jon Huntsman unveiled yesterday what he described as a "prudent" $10.6 billion dollar budget given the economic downturn. It calls for state agency cuts of up to seven percent beginning July 1, though public and higher education's cuts will be about half of that. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – The perils of 19th century westward migration are well-known from stories of the famous Donner Party. But in 1856 - five times as many people died in two Mormon handcart companies that had gotten a late start out of Iowa. Caught by early snow in Wyoming, 200 of the 900 pioneers died, and Western history writer David Roberts says the tragedy was entirely preventable. Thursday, he joins Doug to talk about his new book "Devil's Gate: Brigham Young and the Great Mormon Handcart Tragedy."