Salt Lake City – The Senate voted Tuesday to greatly expand funding for embryonic stem cell research. The vote is a direct challenge to President Bush, who ordered restricted funding in 2001 because the research destroys human embryos. But both of Utah's pro-life senators voted for the bill. Todd Zwillich reports from our Capitol Hill bureau:
Park City, UT – The light that illuminates the spires and ridges of the Grand Canyon sometimes lasts only a few seconds, but when a patient photographer captures that fleeting moment, it becomes what Stephen Trimble calls lasting light. That's the title of his new book celebrating those who've been taking pictures of the canyon for the past 125 years. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – More than 225 people have already died in six days of fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah militia based in Southern Lebanon. Doug Fabrizio is joined by local Middle East experts Ibrahim Karawan of the University of Utah, Joshua Aaronson - Rabbi for Temple Har Shalom in Park City, and BYU's Donna Lee Bowan. They'll look at what the conflict means, and at the choices that Israelis, Palestinians and both parties' supporters face in the region.
Salt Lake City, UT – Just about everything makes sound. That could be the motto of nature sound recordist Bernie Krause. He tells producer Jeff Rice how he recorded the surprising sound of ants on a camping trip in northern Arizona. Here's this week's Utah Soundscapes audio postcard.
Salt Lake City, UT – Even if you've never shopped at Wal-Mart, the ubiquitous store has influenced the products you buy and the economy in your town. Charles Fishman, author of "The Wal-Mart Effect," joins Doug Fabrizio and local business advocates Tony Weller and David Nimkin for a look at how the retail giant has changed American consumerism at its most basic levels. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – For people from all walks of life, there lingers in our memory the moment where circumstances converged - where everything was just right. It might be a phrase of music that could not be improved, the way that light and shadow were captured in a photograph, the instant when a problem's solution became crystal clear, or something as simple as the sun streaming into the living room. RadioWest is collecting your perfect moments, and begins sharing them Thursday on the program.
Salt Lake City, UT – Some members of Utah's Congressional delegation see reprocessing of spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors as a way to avoid any need to store high-level radioactive waste on the Skull Valley reservation or at other repositories in the West. The reality is more complex, and the experts agree there will always be a need to keep dangerous radioactive waste stored safely. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.