RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:10 am
Wed December 12, 2007

12/12/07: Missing Witness

Lawyer and Author Gordon Campbell

Salt Lake City, UT – They say most everyone has at least one book in them. There are a lot of us who carry around a plot line or a great character, but it's a small percentage who actually write the book, and a tiny fraction of those that are really any good. Salt Lake City lawyer Gordon Campbell had spent years getting his idea onto the page, and as it turns out, it's legit. By most accounts it's a really gripping novel. Wednesday on RadioWest, Campbell will join Doug to talk about his book and the story behind it.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:36 am
Wed December 12, 2007

12/13/07: The Year of Living Biblically

AJ Jacobs
Photograph by William Pelkey

Salt Lake City, UT – Not touching unclean things or wearing clothes with mixed fibers were just two of the some 700 rules that A.J. Jacobs tried to follow as he lived an entire year according to the strict prescriptions of the Bible. The editor at large of Esquire tried to keep his rules in New York City of all places, and Thursday, Jacobs talks to Doug about his funny - and profound - journey.

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KUER Local News
7:52 am
Tue December 11, 2007

No Tax Cuts in Huntsman's State Budget

Salt Lake City, UT – The charts and graphs showing Governor Jon Huntsman's proposed state budget for the coming year seemed almost like Christmas decoratons as he outlined the spending plan on Monday. The governor was in a pretty good mood as he outlined an $11.7 billion plan that includes some big spending increases, but no tax cuts. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:11 pm
Mon December 10, 2007

12/11/07: Adventures with Extremists

British journalist Jon Ronson is author of \"Them: Adventures with Extremists.\"

Salt Lake City, UT – The British journalist Jon Ronson had always wondered whether the theories - or parts of theories - of conspiracy theorists were true. Ronson set out to settle the matter for himself. In his book, "Them: Adventures with Extremists," he explores a world of fringe dwellers, which includes Islamic fundamentalists, Ku Klux Klan members and Christian separatists. On Thursday, Doug talks with Ronson about what he's learned. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
10:32 pm
Thu December 6, 2007

Utah Refugee Voices - Lydia Sequera

Mary and Michael Sequera.
Mary Gould

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah Refugee Voices : Mary Gould brings you the story of Iraqi refugee Lydia Sequera, who begins with her memories of Baghdad.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:34 am
Thu December 6, 2007

12/7/07: The Lost Explorer

George Mallory, 1886-1924

Salt Lake City, UT – By today's standards, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine were ill-equipped to scale Mount Everest in 1924. But their tragic story of determination and exploration remains a model for climbers today. It's a story that took Conrad Anker to Everest 75 years later, and he describes finding Mallory's preserved body in a catchment basin with "a deep sense of awe and inspiration." Anker joined Doug last year to talk about the humility of knowing that the peaks are always stronger. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:29 am
Wed December 5, 2007

12/6/07: Romney's "JFK" Speech

Salt Lake City, UT – Mitt Romney is giving his "JFK Speech" on Thursday. Slipping in the polls with nearly a quarter saying they're reluctant to vote for Mormon candidate, Romney is formally addressing the issue of his religion. Doug talks to Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News, and Kirk Jowers of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics about the impact of Romney's remarks. Later in the program we hope you'll join us: should religion be a factor in considering a presidential candidate?

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:54 am
Tue December 4, 2007

12/05/07: Handel's Messiah

George Frideric Handel, 1685-1759

Salt Lake City, UT – Handel's Messiah has become closely associated with the Christmas season, but when it was first performed in 1742, it was during the Lenten season. Wednesday on RadioWest, we'll look at how it is the depressed composer wrote one of the world's most enduring pieces of music in just 24 days. Doug is joined by playwright and author Tim Slover for a biographical look at the oratorio.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:20 am
Mon December 3, 2007

12/4/07: Hunting for Conservation

Photo by Theow
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KUER Local News
9:22 am
Fri November 30, 2007

Randy Horiuchi Remembers Ed Mayne

Utah State Senator Ed Mayne (D-West Valley) 1945-2007
Utah State Senate

Salt Lake City, UT – Ed Mayne was a labor leader, lobbyist and politician known for his tireless advocacy of the rights of working people and the needs of the poorest in the commnities he served. He died November 25th of lung cancer at the age of 62. Randy Horiuchi is a former chair of the Utah Democratic Party and a current Salt Lake County Council member. He looks back at his friend's accomplishments.

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