Salt Lake City, UT – On Election Day, we're bringing you a brief respite from the exit polls and political pundits. Doug looks at the top political film picks of BYU Political Science Professor Richard Davis and film critics Bob Mondello, Scott Renshaw and Sean Means. From Citizen Kane to The Candidate to Wag the Dog, Hollywood draws on popular sentiment and fears of an era. It holds a mirror up to the American political process and the people that make it happen.
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, Doug will talk with Chris Cannon and Christian Burridge, the candidates for Central Utah's 3rd US Congressional District. Cannon is the five-term Republican incumbent, proud of his work this past session consolidating school trust lands, and a bill that stopped the re-monopolization of the Baby Bell telephone companies. His opponent, political neophyte Burridge, labels himself a "new Democrat," who will vote issue by issue, rather than along party lines.
Salt Lake City – In Salt Lake County, it's called Proposition Three. In Utah County, it's called the opinion question. Both would raise the local sales tax by a quarter-percent to fund rail and road projects and speed up their completion. KUER's Dan Bammes has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – On Wednesday, November 15th, NPR's senior news analyst Cokie Roberts will be in Salt Lake City to deliver the Keynote Address at the Salt Lake Chamber's Annual Women & Business Conference and Awards Luncheon. Doug talked to Roberts last year about her latest book, "Founding Mothers." In it, she looks at the stories of women who sacrificed and fought their own battles as part of the American Revolution. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – The French painter and sculpture Edgar Degas said, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." But when art is used to educate and encourage conversation about an issue, how does the artist tackle a subject in his or her own genre? Thursday on RadioWest, Doug is joined by a choreographer, a novelist and an art historian who have all been thinking about Alzheimer's Disease. It's a conversation about memory, about love, and about the power of art to reflect and to heal.
Salt Lake City, UT – In Utah's third congressional district, Representative Chris Cannon is campaigning for his sixth term. Cannon, a 55 year old Provo resident, survived a tough primary battle in June. In an interview with KUER, Cannon said he's most proud this past session, of his work on consolidating school trust lands, and a bill that stopped the re-monopolization of the Baby Bell telephone companies.
Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday, November 7th, voters in Utah Senate District 4 will go to the polls to choose between Democrat Pat Jones, a sitting Utah House member, and Republican Dirk Anjewierden, a political newcomer. This overwhelmingly Republican district has been represented in the past by Democrats, and that makes the race between Jones and Anjewierden competitive. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report: