Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's public radio scene is changing. Community Wireless of Park City announced yesterday it's selling off its Salt Lake station, KCPW 88.3. And last week KRCL 90.9 announced it's replacing its 20 plus weekday volunteer programmers with three paid DJs. KRCL's makeover is being met with both ambivalence and outrage as Sheri Quinn reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – On Tuesday, 24 states including Utah held presidential primaries. Wednesday, we're live from the Caucus Room at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics for a look at the results - and what they mean for Utah and the nation.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thomas S. Monson was ordained as the 16th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday. Monson is 80 years old. He succeeds President Gordon B. Hinckley, who died on January 27th. The three members of the church's First Presidency spoke briefly and then took questions from the media. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday on RadioWest, as Americans in some 20 states head to the primaries, we're talking about the political brain. Psychologist Drew Westen joins Doug to explain the role emotion plays in the votes we cast. According to Westen, it sheds light on the success and failure of many candidates. When reason and emotion collide, there's no contest.
KUER will bring you NPR's live, anchored primary coverage beginning at 6:00 p.m., preempting RadioWest at 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, UT – It may go against conventional wisdom about the Millennials, but a recent Time Magazine poll found that 7 out of 10 Americans under-30 are paying attention to the presidential race. And the candidates are taking notice. They're talking about issues like predatory student lending and global climate change - priorities for young voters. Monday, we're looking at the Youth Vote - and what difference it will make in the 2008 election.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thousands of people have been paying their respects to the late president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The viewing for Gordon B. Hinckley was moved from the church administration building to the Conference Center in part to avoid the need for long lines of people to stand outside in cold weather. KUER's Dan Bammes has more.
Salt Lake City, UT – Friday on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert. Kolbert is a staff writer for the New Yorker Magazine. Her reporting on the effects of global warming is regarded as the clearest and most extensive writing on the issue. Kolbert's book - called Field Notes from a Catastrophe - cuts through the political rhetoric to explain what science and studies are really telling us about climate change. (Rebroadcast)