Salt Lake City, UT – A major tax-cutting bill is heading to the Utah House of Representatives. It would cut taxes by 250-million dollars and eliminate the state's portion of the sales tax on food. Supporters say it continues the tax reforms begun last year, but public schol officials and advocates for low-income families say there are problems with the bill. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, RadioWest is live in Park City with Ira Glass, host of This American Life. Ira is in town for the Sundance Film Festival. He's promoting his new Showtime television program based on the radio show. Just how do you translate compelling radio into good TV? Doug talks to Ira Glass, Director Chris Wilcha and Director of Photography Adam Beckman.
Park City, UT – Sundance Film Festival-goers have a rare chance to hear first-hand accounts from survivors of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. KUER's Tasha Cook met with Academy-award winning director Steven Okazaki to discuss his film in Park City.
Salt Lake City, UT – In the 1960s, young urban songwriters were searching for a new form of artistic expression to talk about cultural and political change. That search for something "new" took them back to something old. In Utah, musicians like Bruce "Utah" Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels and groups like "Uncle Lumpy" and "Polly and the Valley Boys" called on a rich musical tradition to create a "folk revival." Doug is joined by Rosalie Sorrels, Polly Stewart and Hal Cannon for a look at the heyday of folk music in the state.
Salt Lake City, UT – The first in a series on food from producer Beth Hoffman. She wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way...to reflect upon the environmental, cultural and artistic connections we have to cooking and eating in Utah. She'll also introduce us to people here who are, well, really passionate about food. People like Valter Nassi, the host and concept man at the restaurant Cucina Toscana.
Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival's first days kicked off with a smorgasbord of sights and sounds. It's about film buffs and celebrity hounds swarming the streets of Park City. In her audio-postcard, KUER's Tasha Cook begins with actor and Sundance founder Robert Redford and festival director Geoffrey Gilmore as they kick off events. And then she captures the voices of fans at the festival:
Washington, DC – They've complained about big oil profits for years while in the minority, AND in their new role as Congressional majority Democrats today (Thursday) stuck it to oil companies in a major way - saving one of their most partisan bills for the last of their first 100-hours agenda. From Washington, Neil Simon reports.
(NARR) The new bill is the Democrat way of getting federal money from an energy industry seeing record profits.
Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off yesterday in Park City. The premier independent film festival is celebrating 26 years of showcasing feature films, shorts and documentaries by new artists. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.