RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:27 am
Mon October 1, 2007

10/1/07: May it Please the Court

Photo by J. Parks

Salt Lake City, UT – It's the first Monday of October, the traditional date when the US Supreme Court goes back into session. Today on RadioWest, we're celebrating by playing back some of the arguments recorded in the country's most powerful courtroom -- among them the case that clinched the fate of Richard Nixon, Roe vs. Wade and the argument that decided the election in 2000.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:23 am
Mon October 1, 2007

10/2/07: Brooke Gladstone On the Media

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1995, Brooke Gladstone took on a rare beat in broadcast journalism - she started reporting on the media itself. Now she is co-host and managing editor of NPR's On the Media, heard weekly on KUER. Brooke Gladstone is in Salt Lake City, and joins Doug in studio for a look at the media universe today.

Pledge your support for RadioWest during KUER's Fall Fund Drive. Use our secure web page at kuer.org. Thank you!

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:08 am
Fri September 28, 2007

9/28/07: Poet Mark Strand

Salt Lake City, UT – Mark Strand has been described as a poet of simple words. But his body of acclaimed work is playful and mysterious - a voyage through the sound of language. The Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Poet Laureate is in Utah this week, and joins Doug Friday in studio.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:42 pm
Wed September 26, 2007

9/27/07: Raising LaVaughn

Salt Lake Tribune cartoonist Pat Bagley illustrated KUER's \"Raising LaVaughn.\"

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has a bit of a reputation for shall we say "unique" names. Collectors have come up with gems like LaVaughn for a girl and DeLoyal for a boy. But the author Lauren Wattenberg says that the country as a whole is following the trend. Parents are choosing monikers that help their children stand out from the crowd - for better or worse. Lauren Wattenberg is the author of "The Baby Name Wizard," and joins us today to help us kick off KUER's Fall Fund Drive.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:11 am
Wed September 26, 2007

9/26/07: Fundamentalist Mormonism

Salt Lake City, UT – Polygamist-sect leader Warren Jeffs was relying on an argument made by his attorneys that his trial for arranging the marriage of an under-aged girl was really about religious persecution. Yesterday, a jury dismissed the idea and convicted him on two felony charges. The jurors said the case was really about the age of the bride: she was 14 at the time. We're talking about the case and about the fallout of the verdict. We're also looking at the history and the future of fundamentalist Mormonism.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:28 am
Mon September 24, 2007

9/25/07: Ken Burns' "The War"

Salt Lake City, UT – Veterans of World War II are dying at a rate of 1,000 a day. It was their first hand accounts, the deeply personal narratives of those who lived through the war that acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns set out to capture. It's not the story told by generals or historians, but by the men and women who were on the ground. Today on RadioWest, we're broadcasting Doug's interview with Burns about "The War."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:30 am
Mon September 24, 2007

9/24/07: Sanitizing "The War"

From Ken Burns' The War

Salt Lake City, UT – Responding to PBS stations' worries about language content in his new documentary "The War," Ken Burns created a version that expunged the twice used "f-word" and the few "s-words." KUED is running the edited version during prime-time, and the full version during the "safe harbor" after 11 p.m. Monday, Doug is joined by author Jeremy Lipschultz and others for a look at the FCC, its vague rules about indecency, and the careful balance between defining obscenity and protecting the First Amendment.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:26 am
Sat September 22, 2007

9/21/07: An Evening of Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin in City Lights

Salt Lake City, UT – On Friday evening, September 21st, KUER and RadioWest presented its third evening of silent film. This year, we took on the great Charlie Chaplin. If you weren't able to join us last night - go out and rent Charlie Chaplin's City Lights and watch it after listening to show. It won't be quite the same as watching it in an audience of some 1250 people, but it will be worth your time.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:08 pm
Fri September 21, 2007

9/21/07: An Evening of Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin in City Lights

Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest's Host Doug Fabrizio talks to NPR film critic Bob Mondello, Hunter Hale of The Organ Loft and organist Blaine Gale about the silent film era and the work of actor Charlie Chaplin.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:13 am
Thu September 20, 2007

9/21/07: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder

The author Richard Louv

Salt Lake City, UT – Guest host Teresa Jordan is joined by childhood development author Richard Louv to talk about his book Last Child in the Woods. Kids today have little hands on contact with the natural world, they learn in school about global warming and acid rain, but many have never seen a bunny hop through the woods. Does it matter? Saving our children from Nature Deficit Disorder, today on RadioWest. (Rebroadcast)

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