RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:37 am
Wed September 12, 2007

9/13/07: Moonlight and Magnolias

Salt Lake City, UT – Gone With the Wind is one of the most enduring films in American Cinema. The 1939 classic had a record-breaking budget of some $4 million dollars, three years advance publicity - and a screenplay that was essentially written in 5 days. It's the stuff of Hollywood legend, and the focus of Salt Lake Acting Company's new production, Moonlight and Magnolias. Thursday on RadioWest, we're looking at the play, and at David O Selznick's vision of what a film could be.

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KUER Local News
1:55 am
Wed September 12, 2007

Becker & Buhler Win Primary Election

Salt Lake City, UT – The field of candidates for Salt Lake City's municipal election was narrowed by yesterday's primary election. The early frontrunner in the mayor's race was eliminated. KUER's Dan Bammes has more.


Jenny Brundin, Elaine Clark and Tasha Cook contributed to the story.
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:44 am
Tue September 11, 2007

9/12/07: Inventing Words

Visit Paul Dickson's website at pauldicksonbooks.com

Salt Lake City, UT – Have you ever been looking for just the right word, only to realize it doesn't exist in the English language? The early 20th century humorist Gelett Burgess created so many words he published his own dictionary. Families regularly use special vocabulary to explain things like that noise Aunt Zelda makes when eating. Today, we're talking with the author Paul Dickson about words and what they reveal about the way we see the world. We're hoping you'll join us too with your own "familisms."

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:43 am
Mon September 10, 2007

9/11/07: The Right to Vote

Alexander Keyssar is the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government

Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake County's Clerk Sherrie Swensen is hoping 25 to 30% of registered voters turn out for Tuesday's state-wide primary election. Harvard historian Alexander Keyssar says such low numbers show that our democracy has become lethargic, and that the act of voting is not greatly prized. Keyssar is coming to Utah this week, and today he joins Doug to talk about this hard-won right. It's about race and class and the meaning of democracy in contemporary life.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:10 am
Fri September 7, 2007

9/10/07: The Zookeeper's Wife

Diane Ackerman
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KUER Local News
1:43 am
Fri September 7, 2007

"Demolition Derby" Looks at Dementia, Caregiving

A scene from Erik Stern's Demolition Derby: When the Mind Loses its License to Drive

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:02 am
Fri September 7, 2007

9/7/07: Beethoven's Ninth

1820 Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler

Salt Lake City, UT – Harvard Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly says Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has become the most famous piece of classical music in Western culture. But he says to really appreciate it, you have to try and hear it in the same audiences did when it was first performed in Vienna in 1824. Professor Kelly joined us in March to explain what his Ninth Symphony reveals about Beethoven's genius.

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KUER Local News
9:25 am
Thu September 6, 2007

Utah Senators Defend MSHA at Mine Safety Hearing

Washington, DC – U.S. senators questioned the government's top mine safety regulator yesterday. They wanted to know who's to blame for the recent disaster that claimed the lives of nine men and injured six others at the Crandall Canyon mine in central Utah. Charles Davis reports from Capitol Hill.

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KUER Local News
4:49 am
Thu September 6, 2007

SLC Mayor Candidate Profiles: Keith Christensen

Keith Christensen

Salt Lake City, UT – While some candidates for mayor have tried to distance themselves from Salt Lake City's current mayor, Keith Christensen came into the race with Rocky Anderson's endorsement. He's a businessman and former chair of the Salt Lake City Council. KUER's Jenny Brundin has this profile.

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

9/6/07: Remembering JD Williams

JD Williams served as the founding director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics from 1965 to 1975. (Photo courtesy of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 2001)

Salt Lake City, UT – Monday evening, JD Williams died in his Salt Lake City home. Williams, who taught politics at the University of Utah for some 40 years, was mentor to numerous local and national politicians and a passionate example of service to the community. His friend and student Sharlene Linford said he taught everyone the importance of character. For Williams, being a good person was the foundation for being a better citizen. Thursday, we remember JD Williams, and his lasting impact on Utah and the nation.

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