Washington, DC – President George W. Bush is pushing the benefits of nuclear power again. But leaders in Congress are increasingly expressing doubts about the viability of a planned nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain--especially representatives from Western States. Some experts say nuclear power companies won't break ground on new plants until the nuclear waste dilemma is resolved. Laura Strickler reports from our Capitol Hill bureau.
Salt Lake City, UT – This year's Utah Pride events lured thousands of festival goers and parade spectators to downtown Salt Lake City yesterday. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Utahns and their supporters came to celebrate this year's festival theme: Pride, Not Prejudice. KUER's Tasha Cook has more on this story:
Fort Duchesne, UT – In past generations, less than half of Utah's Ute Indian population graduated from high school. The situation is looking somewhat better today, thanks to the pressure put on public schools by school accountability laws such as No Child Left Behind. Efforts by the Ute tribe itself are also making a substantial difference, including their own high school in Fort Duchesne. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tom Hodgkinson argues that the Western addiction to work has resulted in a lot of ill health, debt and anxiety. In his book How to Be Idle, he seeks to recover an alternative tradition - one that says not only is idleness good, but that it is essential for a pleasurable life. Hodgkinson joins Doug Fabrizio to make the case for doing less with your life. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Each week at this time, KUER brings you Utah Soundscapes, audio postcards from around the state and region. Today, Jeff Rice talks with Emmy award-winning nature recordist Gordon Hempton.
Salt Lake City, UT – The 2000 Presidential election underscored problems and inefficiencies in the US electoral system. It forced officials to rethink the voting process and to begin replacing outdated methods. Critics of new electronic technology worry though about ease of use, security, poll worker training and more. Doug is joined by the University of Utah's Thad Hall, former Emery County Clerk Bruce Funk and Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swenson for a look at the evolution of electronic voting and the disputes of a developing system.