Salt Lake City – Saturday, November 11th is Veteran's Day, a day devoted to honoring U.S. military veterans across the country. It's especially poignant that during an unpopular war, Americans on both sides are making it clear that they support the troops in their efforts in Iraq. This was not the case for soldiers returning from Vietnam. Producer Anne Milliken brings us this profile of Utah veteran Quinn Overton of Orem, who, by the age of 24 had already fought in two wars in Kosovo and Iraq.
Salt Lake City, UT – The makeup of the U.S. House of Representatives may have shifted, but the delegation from Utah will remain the same. On Utah's Capitol Hilll, Republicans maintained their overwhelming dominance in both chambers. KUER's Jenny Brundin and Tasha Cook report:
Salt Lake City, UT – More than 21,000 American soldiers have been wounded in Iraq, and a new documentary asks what happens when those soldiers come home. Director Richard Hankin and Producer Meredith Lavitt Williams join Doug to talk about the Feldbusch family, whose son Jeremy deployed to Iraq at the age of 21. Some four months later, a piece of shrapnel lodged in his brain leaving him permanently blind. Home Front chronicles Jeremy's physical and emotional recovery, and the very real, personal cost of war.
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.