Salt Lake City, UT – Cochlear implants have been available for children since 1985. They are small electronic devices that can help those who are deaf to hear. There are 36,000 people in the United States who have the implants. Most of them are children. But until recently, cochlear implants were considered experimental and insurance companies wouldn't cover them. One Utah family has led the battle to get that coverage in Utah. Producer Sheri Quinn reports.
Salt Lake City, Ut – Scientists say there are parallels between the way that humans learn to speak and the way that songbirds learn to sing. University of Utah biology professor Franz Goller studies the physiology and singing behavior of birds. Utah Soundscapes producer Jeff Rice spoke with him for this week's audio field guide.
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: