Salt Lake City, UT – President George W. Bush arrived in Utah last night to cheering crowds at the Air National Guard base. Earlier in the day, however, thousands rallied to protest the war in Iraq and the President, while others gathered in support of the troops. Here's our report, beginning with KUER's Tasha Cook, followed by Dan Bammes and Jenny Brundin.
Salt Lake City, UT – U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld visited Salt Lake City yesterday. President Bush's top advisors addressed thousands of veterans at their annual convention at the Salt Palace. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – With the rallies surrounding George W. Bush's visit to Salt Lake City in full swing, Doug talks to Brookings Institution scholar Charles O Jones about Bush's presidency. Then, he turns to Monday's arrest of Warren Steed Jeffs, and asks FLDS historian Ken Driggs what it means for Jeffs' polygamous community.
Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake City will be dominated by protests and rallies in anticipation of President George W. Bush's third visit to Utah. Bush will address veterans at the 88th American Legion convention on Thursday, August 31st. But on Wednesday, Utahns will have the chance to participate in one of at least six rallies. So far, they include anti-war, pro-Bush, pro-immigration reform, pro-troop and anti-Israel rallies, among others. As KUER's Jenny Brundin reports, the day is expected to be an emotional one for many Utahns.
Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah held a ceremony last Friday for 102 new students in its School of Medicine. They put on their white lab coats for the first time. Along with that, they were given a charge by a well-known expert in the ethics and spirituality of medicine to be aware of the obligations they're taking on with the study of healing.
Salt Lake City, UT – If you had only 10 minutes to dash into your house as flood waters rose - or as flames threatened to consume your possessions - what would you grab? Do you know immediately? What do those things that you would prioritize mean to you? It was a very literal decision people had to make in Louisiana and in Mississippi. As the nation looks back at last year's devastating losses, we're asking you to talk about the "stuff" that means the most to you.
Salt Lake City, UT – It may sound a little bit like a small insect flying overhead. Or a faint chirping. But in parts of southern Utah, that sound may be coming from a bat. Jeff Rice has this week's Utah Soundscapes audio postcard.