Salt Lake City, UT – Hundreds of cities across the nation are joining together to shore up their own local economies in the face of globalization, most manifest in Everytown, USA by the presence of so-called Big Box Stores. What is the value of a local economy? What benefit does "buying local" have for the individual and his or her community? Guests David Nimkin of Buy Local First Utah and Stacy Mitchell, author of "Hometown Advantage," join host Doug Fabrizio to discuss the local economy movement.
Salt Lake City, UT – Brennan Knutsen is 17 years old and attends Grand County high school in Moab. Today, in the first in our series Youth Waves, he gives us a youthful perspective on the over-consumption and hype of the holiday season.
This commentary came to us via the Voices of Youth program there. All of our youth commentaries can be found on the Youth Waves link at kuer.org.
Salt Lake City, UT – Relief for commuters from northern Utah is one step closer to reality. After 3 hours of emotional debate, lawmakers finally signed off on a settlement agreement to build the Legacy Highway. It will travel parallel to the I-15 from Salt Lake City north 14 miles to Farmington.
Salt Lake City, UT – Guest Steven Mintz joins Doug Fabrizio to discuss his book "Huck's Raft." A major reinterpretation of the entire sweep of American history as seen through the eyes and experiences of children and adolescents, "Huck's Raft" is the first comprehensive history of American childhood. It places children at the center of events that shaped our past, demonstrating that throughout American history children have been active agents who have served as a cultural avant-garde that has repeatedly transformed American values.
Salt Lake City, UT – What is the current state of music education in American schools? How important is music education? What does it say when politicians, eager to slash school budgets, go straight for the arts and music jugular? A panel of guests joins host Doug Fabrizio to dicuss music education and its role in schools today.
Salt Lake City – Last April marked the 30th anniversity of the fall of Saigon. Doug talks to Robert Schulzinger, author of "The Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975." He's then joined by some of Utah's own veterans who remember the time they served. (repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Founder and current Director Emeritus of the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union joins us in studio to discuss penal reform. A leading advocate of prison reform, Mr. Bronstein will be speaking at 7:00pm tonight at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law. For more information call 230-4071.
Salt Lake City, UT – The decision to rezone the old gravel pit along the Sandy ski connect road prompted Gary Forbush to run for mayor of Sandy. He visited the KUER studio to discuss the gravel pit issue and his candidacy. Mayor Tom Dolan declined an invitation to participate in the discussion.
Salt Lake City – New research and documentation of Nazi atrocities during World War II help to complete the picture of one of man's darkest periods. Utah's Dr. Ian Shepherd joins Doug Fabrizio to discuss his new book "Genocide & Medical Experiments of the Nazi Holocaust." It chronicles not only the horrors of the death camps and the subsequent Nuremburg trials, but the escape of many Holocaust scientists -- some under the protection of the U.S. Government.