Salt Lake City, UT – As four gun-related bills wind their way through Utah's Capitol Hill, the community is still trying to make sense of the February 12 Trolley Square shooting. Gun-rights advocates feel that greater citizen access to concealed weapons could prevent such tragedies, while critics argue that it's ready access to firearms that lead to this sort of incident. Monday on RadioWest, we'll hear from both sides of this divisive issue, and ask what role American culture plays in fueling the debate.
Salt Lake City, UT – Among the legislation taken up at the Utah state capitol yesterday were education bills that deal with the shortage of teachers and that limit the creation of student clubs. Legislators also heard from U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – Surveying the history of "doubt" is for author and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht "like seeing a map upside down." It's a bit disorienting because we tend to study our world through its moments of certainty. Doubt, though, is what drives us forward. As Hecht argues "every time you ask a question, you've got to come up with an answer." Jennifer Michael Hecht was in Utah last year, and she joined Doug to explain how doubt is just as vibrant as belief in its prescriptions for a good life. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – Every year, Democrat Ralph Becker tries to persuade his colleagues in the Utah legislature to prohibit all but the smallest gifts from lobbyists. Every year his bills have been rejected. But this year, the House tightened the rules for reporting gifts even as they rejected Becker's proposal.
Salt Lake City, UT – Beth Hoffman wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way at the environmental, cultural and artistic connections we have to cooking and eating in Utah. On Sunday, February 18th, Hoffman celebrated the Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tet.
Salt Lake City – Lawmakers take up measures on wearing seat belts, how to get people to pay child support, how students can form school clubs, and how to encourage people to buy fuel efficient cars. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin reports on a rally of citizens on Capitol Hill, urging Governor Jon Huntsman to veto one bill in particular.