Salt Lake City, UT – The University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law has recently been awarded a government grant to establish a think-tank in Baghdad. After decades of a corrupt and dysfunctional legal system Iraq is faced with the challenge of creating a new legislative framework for its judiciary. Tuesday on RadioWest, we're joined by the advisory team to talk about their role in judicial reform and what that means for the health of a democracy.
Moab, UT – The Canyon Country Zephyr, a bi-monthly alternative paper covering southeast Utah, was born back in 1989, literally the day author Edward Abbey died. The publisher was Jim Stiles, who came to Moab from Kentucky in 1976, and following Abbey's footsteps, served for 10 years as a ranger at nearby Arches National Park.
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday, Doug hosts Utah's 2008 gubernatorial candidates - Republican incumbent Jon Hunstman Jr. and his Democratic challenger Bob Springmeyer. We'll take a look at the top issues facing the state - and talk about your concerns. Submit your questions by this Sunday, September 28th for consideration.
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1945, the sacred text of one of the world's earliest Christian sects was uncovered in Upper Egypt. The discovery of the Gnostic Gospels -- including the Gospel of Thomas -- has fascinated scholars and ignited imaginations since. Preeminent theologian Elaine Pagels joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about how Christianity may have been different had these teachings of Jesus been a part of church canon from the earliest days. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Lena Fowler is Vice Chair of the Navajo Water Rights Commission and she says that one of her first thoughts every morning is "do we have enough water?" The new documentary "The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?" says there is a looming water crisis in our region - and it will affect us all. Thursday on RadioWest, filmmaker Jim Thebaut joins Doug to talk about the causes of our record low water levels and what communities are doing to surmount the scarcity.
Salt Lake City, UT – Bill Dew is the Republican candidate for the U-S House of Representatives in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Dew decided to run for Congress while he was in Jordan, serving a humanitarian mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As a homebuilder, Dew says he's experienced some tough economic times. He tells KUER's Dan Bammes he's confident the United States will get through its current troubles in good shape.