Salt Lake City, UT – In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, creating one of the greatest public works projects in history and a significant development in American culture. As you prepare for your Memorial Day weekend - Whether your journey takes you on the highway or down a meandering side-road -- we're rebroadcasting our conversation about some unforgettable trips and about the appeal of the open road. (Rebroadcast)
Spring City, UT – In 1977, Joe and Lee Bennion took their honeymoon in Central Utah and when they came upon Spring City, they knew they had found their home. 30 years later, the couple continue to live and work in town - using the environs as inspiration for Joe's pottery and Lee's painting. Thursday on RadioWest, we wrap-up our week in Spring City with a conversation with the Bennions. Doug talks to Joe and Lee about art, process, and their relationship with their community.
Salt Lake City, UT – More than 8,500 students a year in Utah miss out on graduating from high school. For many of them, the Clearfield Job Corps Center provides a second chance. KUER's Tasha Cook interviews the center's director.
Spring City, UT – The town of Spring City, Utah was added to the National Historic Register in 1978, and the town boasts some splendid examples of architecture from the mid to late 19th and early 20th centuries. As Spring City prepares for its annual Heritage Day home tours, we're asking questions about historic preservation. What is it about these buildings that make them worth saving? What does "preservation" mean in a living community? Join us for a live broadcast from Spring City Hall.
Spring City, UT – This week, RadioWest is live in Spring City, Utah. On Tuesday, we begin our conversations with a portrait of the town. Settled by Mormon pioneers in 1852, Spring City remains uniquely well-preserved in architecture and charm. In 1978, the entire town was listed as a National Historic District, and throughout the years has become home to many regionally and nationally recognized artists. Join Doug for a look at the history, economy and character of this rural Utah town.
Salt Lake City, UT – In January, a couple from Salt Lake City made an unprecedented offer to Utah's creative community, something that dozens of visual artists found irrestistible. This weekend, the public is invited to see the results. KUER"s Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.
The 3-3-7 Project is free and open to the public this weekend and next at 337 South 400 East in Salt Lake City. More information is available online at 337project.org.
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.