Salt Lake City, UT – It's the largest budget in Utah history --10.7 billion dollars, padded by a huge revenue surplus. Governor Jon Huntsman unveiled his spending plan yesterday in advance of the legislative session. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Charles Bowden about his book Shadow in the City. For nearly a decade, Bowden wrote about the illegal drug trade. When he met a narcotics agent Joey O'Shay, he realized both men wanted the same thing, they wanted out. O'Shay had spent more than 20 years undercover and he realized he had stopped believing in what he was doing. But as Bowden points out it's not a story about the drug problem, it's a story of the human heart. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – I'm attending the 34th Annual International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) conference in NYC in early January. This is the largest assembly of Jazz industry people in the world. Players, educators, Radio and TV people along with promoters and record company folks.
Salt Lake City, UT – "Fair Trade" is a business model which links retailers directly to producers in developing countries to guarantee them greater equity in the global economy. Doug Fabrizio is joined by Katie Olsen and Doug Dirks of Ten Thousand Villages, and by Kimberly Grimes, author of "Artisans and Cooperatives," for a look at the challenges of the global market and at the impact of Fair Trade on the lives of artisans throughout the world. (Rebroadcast)
Washington DC – The Republican leadership of the Utah legislature met the deadline for acting on new district boundaries to give Utah a 4th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, but the proposal was going nowhere in Washington, DC. KUER Capitol Hill Correspondent Chad Pergram reports.
Washington, D.C. – A commission headed by former Secretary of State James Baker will make its recommendations on the Iraq war to President Bush. And at least one Utah lawmaker wants to "wait and see" what the so-called "Iraq Study Group" will recommend. Our congressional correspondent Max Cacas reports: