KUER Local News
9:25 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Matheson on Utah's Energy Future

Congressman Jim Matheson, D-Utah
U.S. House of Representatives

Salt Lake City, UT – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced it's pulling 34 parcels near National Park land in Utah from an oil and gas drilling auction set for next month. Utah Congressman Jim Matheson was among the many critics of that proposal. He spoke to KUER's Dan Bammes about that and the broader questions of energy development on Utah's public lands.

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KUER Local News
8:49 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Chaffetz Goes to Washington

Congressman-elect Jason Chaffetz carries a cot as part of his luggage as Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

Washington, DC – Utah's new Congressman just spent his first week in Washington. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson followed Jason Chaffetz around on his first days on Capitol Hill.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:33 am
Wed November 26, 2008

12/1/08: The Big Necessity

dodgecity outhouse. Photo by James Lavin on Flickr.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Some topics - no matter how common they are to all of us - just leave people a little uncomfortable. But one of these - practiced behind closed doors and talked about in euphemisms - is central to clean water and health throughout the world. Monday on RadioWest, we're talking about - well, human waste. The journalist Rose George will join us for a look at something as natural as breathing and yet so unmentionable.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:38 am
Tue November 25, 2008

11/26/08: Your Last Meal

chocolate devil's food cupcakes. Photo by K Santos on flicker.com
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:52 am
Tue November 25, 2008

11/25/08: Obama and the West

Salt Lake City, UT – What will the Obama administration mean for the West? For the always delicate issues of land and environment? We've asked people how they would advise the new President on questions of energy development, wilderness designation, roads, wildlife, water. Should he - can he - undo the policies of the Bush administration and what are his own ideas for the West?

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:59 am
Fri November 21, 2008

11/24/08: Emily Post

Emily Post on her radio program, circa 1942. Emily Post Institute
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KUER Local News
11:01 pm
Wed November 19, 2008

Senate Denies Hilder Confirmation, Gay Rights Bill Advances

Judge Robert Hilder
Utah State Courts

Salt Lake City, UT – Supporters of gay rights scored a small victory on Capitol Hill yesterday, after lawmakers advanced a bill that would extend to gay couples the right to sue in the event of a wrongful death.. Also yesterday, the state senate rejected Governor Jon Huntsman's nominee for a seat on the Utah Court of Appeals, a judge many say, is one of the most respected in Utah. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2008

11/21/08: The Making of a Steinway

The Making of Steinway L1037

Salt Lake City, UT – There are a few places in the world where the creation of a fine instrument is a labor of love - a matter of craft more than mass production. In his documentary "Note by Note," the filmmaker Ben Niles follows the life of such a piano. It's a 9-foot concert grand - a Steinway with a personality and character all its own. Friday on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Niles and others about craftsmanship, artisans and the relationship between artist and instrument. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:06 am
Wed November 19, 2008

11/20/08: The Funeral Industry and Grave Choices

Walnut Creek Cemetery, Walnut Creek, OH. Photo by Kyle Kesselring

Salt Lake City, UT – Americans are spending somewhere between 11 and 15 billion dollars a year on funerals. Of course, people want fitting memorials for their loved ones, but how much of what we spend is cultural and how much is reaction to marketing at our most vulnerable time? Doug talks to journalist Mark Harris and others about the funeral industry in America. We'll talk about its history, where we are today and about alternatives to the modern burial. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
12:14 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Racism and Politics in Utah Schools

Salt Lake City, UT – Last year, some Latino students at Utah high schools were the targets of racist harassment as the national debate over immigration reform was raging. This year, with the election of Barack Obama as president, some African-American students are finding they're getting hate messages. Nkoyo Iyamba has that story.

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