Salt Lake City, UT – The "perfect mother" June Cleaver had it easy. She didn't have to live up to the ideals of motherhood in the 21st century. If you judge moms by today's media standards, they are meant to be power-house career women, Martha Stewart-like home-makers, and passionate lovers. Susan Douglas, author of The Mommy Myth, says it's impossible. She joins Doug on Monday to uncover the myths and the realities of motherhood.
Salt Lake City, UT – This week was "Women's Week" on the University of Utah campus and the topic was motherhood. There were panel discussion, a film, an art exhibit and the recounting of personal experiences in The Mommy Monologues. This morning we'll air one more of the monologues -- this one is from a man, Norm Elliott. It's called "Motherhood and Masculinity."
Salt Lake City, UT – A local business group is releasing the results of a survey handed out to the 10 Salt Lake City mayoral candidates. Nine of them responded to the Vest Pocket Business Coalition's set of questions about promoting small, independent, locally-owned businesses. From the high cost of rent and health care to how they feel about "buying local," this year's crop of candidates is quite knowledgeable about the challenges facing the city's small businesses. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Next week, Salt Lake City will play host to the 2006-2007 Wheelchair Rugby Mountain Sectionals. It's an intense, extremely physical sport played by over twenty countries in the Paralympics. Friday on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our profile of an award-winning documentary. "Murderball" paints an unsentimental portrait of a ferocious sub-culture - and the quadriplegic athletes who have imperfect bodies, but a complete drive to win. (Rebroadcast)
St. George, UT – A bill that would have designated new wilderness and allowed for the sale of 25-thousand acres of public land in Washington County failed in the closing days of the last Congress. Members of Utah's Congressional delegation say they hope to try again, but this time they'll have input from a new public process that could guide the future of Utah's fastest-growing communities. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thursday on RadioWest, conservative pundit William Kristol is with us. We're looking at the war in Iraq and asking what it is meant to accomplish and whether it is succeeding at those goals. A recent study in Mother Jones Magazine found an alarming increase in terrorist attacks worldwide since the start of the war. Later in the program, Doug is joined by the study's co-author to break down the details and to explain what they mean about the success and failure of George W. Bush's war on terror.
Salt Lake City, UT – A national translators group met this week in Utah, a state where much of the population speaks foreign languages. But the group says the United States is falling behind because of a lack of people trained to do the detailed work of translation. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.