KUER Local News
10:17 pm
Sun November 11, 2007

Utah Coalition Fights for Clean Air

Salt Lake City – A coalition of mothers, doctors, scientists and others intent on improving Utah's air quality gathered last week under hazy skies. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports on how this issue has brought together several different parts of the community.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:09 am
Fri November 9, 2007

11/12/07: Changing America's Schools

Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University

Salt Lake City, UT – Reformer and scholar Linda Darling-Hammond says that bureaucratic solutions to weaknesses in the country's education system will always fail. She argues that instead of handing down solutions from "on-high," the school system will improve by focusing on things like high teacher quality and student equity. Monday, we're broadcasting live from the Utah Education Policy Forum, where Darling-Hammond joins Doug to talk about her ideas for change.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:51 am
Thu November 8, 2007

11/8/07: N*W*C

Learn more about the production and the company at NWClive.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're profiling a stage production. We could probably come right out and tell you the title, but it includes words that are difficult to say or print. They're offensive words, packed with the history and baggage of racial discrimination. Three men are touring Utah this month with their theater piece - N*W*C, and they join Doug to talk about the language of race.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:01 pm
Wed November 7, 2007

11/9/07: Oil on the Brain

Photo by Endless Studio

Salt Lake City, UT – In the past month, gas prices in Salt Lake City have gone up about 24 cents a gallon, and with the holidays approaching you may be doing a double-take when you fill up your tank. Friday, we're rebroadcasting Doug's conversation with the journalist Lisa Margonelli. She's written a book that explores the vast world connections that make up the oil industry, and she says the price you're paying may actually be ridiculously cheap given the impacts of this complicated, global industry. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
7:00 am
Wed November 7, 2007

11/7/07: Andy Warhol's Dream America

Salt Lake City, UT – Andy Warhol created some of the most recognizable American art - from the still life of the Campbell's soup can to portraits of the rich and famous like Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy and John Wayne. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is currently exhibiting a collection of Warhol prints, and Wednesday Doug is joined by a panel of experts to talk about Warhol's life and work.

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KUER Local News
10:14 pm
Tue November 6, 2007

Utah Rejects School Vouchers, SLC Elects Becker

Teachers against vouchers rally on election night 2007.
Jenny Brundin

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature passed the nation's broadest school voucher program in its general session earlier this year. It passed by a single vote, and opponents immediately started a referendum campaign that gathered more signatures than were needed to put it on the ballot. A court decision gave citizens the final word on the issue, and they rejected it by a large margin in the November general election.

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KUER Local News
9:07 am
Mon November 5, 2007

President Clinton Visits Utah

Salt Lake City, UT – President Bill Clinton visited Utah yesterday. He was campaigning for his wife, Hillary, in her run for the Democratic Party nomination. KUER's Tasha Cook reports:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:47 am
Mon November 5, 2007

11/6/07: The Autumn of the Multitaskers

Walter Kirn

Salt Lake City, UT – Reaching for his cell phone with a newly delivered picture message, the author Walter Kirn swerved off a snowy two-lane highway and landed in a steep embankment. It was then that he began to rethink the usefulness of technology like the refrigerator-TV set and the camera-phone. In this November's Atlantic Monthly, Kirn writes about multi-tasking and Tuesday he joins Doug to talk about how doing so much is dumbing us down.

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KUER Local News
9:17 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Becker vs. Buhler

Salt Lake City, UT – The voters of Salt Lake City will choose their next mayor on Tuesday. The two men vying to lead Utah's capital are Ralph Becker and Dave Buhler. KUER's Tasha Cook has this election preview.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:57 am
Fri November 2, 2007

11/5/07: Doubt

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