Huntington, UT – Seismic activity has completely shut down efforts to reach six miners, and frustrated rescuers say it could take up to a week to reach the men if they're still alive. The men are trapped 15-hundred feet underground in the Crandal Canyon mine in the rugged forests of central Utah. The news was hard for residents of the region's mining towns, who say all they can do is wait, hope and pray.
Huntington, UT – Hundreds of rescuers struggled with falling rock and debris Monday in a desperate race to reach six coal miners trapped underground at the Crandall Canyon mine in Central Utah. The crews don't know whether the six coal miners are alive. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports from Emery County.
Salt Lake City, UT – Home prices in Utah have been appreciating rapidly, even as the mortgage industry is reeling from the impact of sub-prime loans and tighter credit. The net effect could be fewer families in Utah who are able to buy homes - and fewer homeowners who will be able to sell their properties quickly and easily. On this edition of Your Personal Economy, Dan Bammes and guests look at the impact of rising home prices and tighter lending.
Salt Lake City, UT – How do you judge your experience at a restaurant? Is it the ambiance, the service, the wine list or the culinary adventure? Vanessa Chang is the new restaurant reviewer - or "pro-eater" as she calls herself - at the Salt Lake Tribune. Chang says that with each review, she's trying to bring the reader "the entire experience." Tuesday on RadioWest, Jennifer Napier-Pearce is joined by a panel of area food critics to talk about the beauty of writing on food and the role of the reviewer in the dining community.
Salt Lake City, UT – Some of the world's finest harp players came to Salt Lake City in August for an international harp festival at Westminster College. This is the second time the festival has come to Utah, putting the spotlight on a state that's become a center of the harp world. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg argues that conservatives aren't just better at framing political debate or finding the best catch phrase, but that they've actually been able to capture the language of everyday political discussion. For proof, Nunberg says, don't listen to Fox News or Limbaugh, listen to how liberals themselves talk. His book Talking Right came out in paper back last month, so we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Nunberg about the transformation in the country's political language. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Families and child advocates are anxiously watching a political battle taking place this week in Washington - one that will decide whether 3 million more children will have health insurance. Observers call it the most significant health care debate in a decade, and it's pitted Utah's Republican senators against President Bush and Utah's Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services. Wednesday, Jenny Brundin and guests look at the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program.