KUER Local News
9:26 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Citizen Lobbyists at the Utah Legislature

Utah State Representative Julie Fisher (R-Fruit Heights)
Dan Bammes

Citizen Lobbyists at the Utah Legislature

Dan Bammes

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KUER Local News
9:26 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Citizen Lobbyists at the Utah Legislature

Utah State Representative Julie Fisher (R-Fruit Heights)
Dan Bammes

Salt Lake City, UT – Anyone who walks the halls during the legislative session at Utah's state capitol will see highly-paid lobbyists who spend day after day trying to influence the outcome of votes, push bills that benefit their clients and schmooze lawmakers, sometimes with gifts and perks that raise eyebrows. But there's another group of lobbyists working to influence the legislature who aren't handing out tickets and trinkets. KUER's Dan Bammes has their story.

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KUER Local News
9:25 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Citizen Lobbyists at the Utah Legislature

Utah State Representative Julie Fisher (R-Fruit Heights), a citizen lobbyist-turned-legislator.
Dan Bammes

Salt Lake City, UT – Anyone who walks the halls of Utah's state capitol during the legislative session will see them -- highly-paid lobbyists who spend day after day trying to influence the outcome of votes, push bills that benefit their clients and schmooze lawmakers, sometimes with gifts and perks that raise eyebrows. But there's another group of lobbyists working to influence the Utah legislature who aren't handing out tickets or trinkets. KUER's Dan Bammes has their story.

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KUER Local News
6:44 am
Mon January 21, 2008

Sundance Weekend

Park City, UT – Thousands of visitors converged on Park City, Utah this past weekend for the Sundance Film Festival. It is the biggest weekend of the year for the former mining town. KUER's Tasha Cook took to the streets and has this sound snapshot.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:39 am
Mon January 21, 2008

1/22/08: Sundance - Fields of Fuel

Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday on the program we're continuing our coverage of the Sundance Film Festival. Doug is joined by Josh Tickell - activist and director of the new documentary Fields of Fuel. In it, Tickell looks at explores the domination of the petrochemical industry and the growing interest in biodiesel technology.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:00 am
Mon January 21, 2008

1/21/08: Sundance 2008

From Nino Kirtadze's documentary Durakova: Village of Fools.
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KUER Local News
9:50 am
Fri January 18, 2008

Common Pesticide Turns Male Frogs Female

Tyrone Hayes, Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California-Berkeley
Peg Skorpinski

Salt Lake City, UT – Why are male frogs turning into female frogs in places across America? Dr. Tyrone Hayes' research points to the most widely-used weed killer in America -- atrazine. In a lecture at the University of Utah, Dr. Hayes explained his research on the herbicide used to grow corn and manufactured by agro-giant Syngenta, formerly Novartis. Atrazine is banned in Europe, but it's still the most widely-used weed killer in this country.

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KUER Local News
9:35 am
Fri January 18, 2008

Sevier County Looks at New Coal-Fired Power Plant

Sevier County, UT – Next Wednesday, a controversial coal fired power plant is up for a final vote before the Sevier County Planning and Zoning Commission. Supporters say the plant will bring jobs and money to the southern Utah community of Richfield. But others are worried about increased pollution levels and coal's impact on global warming. Lee Austin reports.

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KUER Local News
9:35 am
Fri January 18, 2008

Sevier County Looks at New Coal-Fired Power Plant

Sevier County, UT – Next Wednesday, a controversial coal fired power plant is up for a final vote before the Sevier County Planning and Zoning Commission. Supporters say the plant will bring jobs and money to the southern Utah community of Richfield. But others are worried about increased pollution levels and coal's impact on global warming. Lee Austin reports.

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KUER Local News
1:14 am
Fri January 18, 2008

Sundance Film Festival Kick Off

The Egyptian Theater in Park City, Utah saw the start of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Park City, UT – The 2008 Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday and continues through Sunday, January 27 in Park City. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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