Washington D.C. – Congress is debating the reauthorization of the controversial No Child Left Behind Act this year. That's the federal law mandating that all of the nation's children read and write at grade level by 2012. One big battle looms over children with limited English skills and whether they should be tested in their own language.
Salt Lake City, UT – Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million cases annually. And it's not just the summer sun that's placing us at risk. With tanning beds, people are keeping their "golden glow" throughout the year. Doctors warn though that any exposure to UV radiation increases a person's risk of cancer. Tuesday on RadioWest, we'll talk about the price of tanning and about the social and cultural values we place on our complexion.
Washington, DC – Shakespeare wrote that "All the world's a stage," and that includes the U.S. House and Senate. So recently, Republican Utah Senator Bob Bennett joined fellow lawmakers to perform a parody of Romeo and Juliet. It was a benefit performance for Washington's Shakespeare Theatre. From Capitol Hill, Chad Pergram has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – This Sunday is Mother's Day and this morning, we bring you an essay from a local writer - Peta Owens-Liston. She's the mother of two young boys a mother who has come to understand that her sons' questions and observations have made her life much richer.