RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:09 pm
Mon August 20, 2007

8/22/07: Parallel Play

Salt Lake City, UT – Though some support groups refer to it as "neurodiversity," a life lived with Asperger's Syndrome is - in the words of Tim Page - lived "alongside, but distinctly apart from, the rest of humanity." It wasn't until his mid-40s that Page, the Pulitzer-prize winning classical-music critic for The Washington Post, was diagnosed with Asperger's. Wednesday on RadioWest, Doug talks to Tim Page about the preoccupations, the social isolation and even the advantages of this autistic condition.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:00 am
Fri August 17, 2007

8/20/07: Burning Man

The 40-foot Man stands on a 40-foot dome at the 2004 Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
(Photo by Steven Fritz)
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:26 am
Thu August 16, 2007

8/17/07: Border Crossers and a New America

Charles Bowden is the author of \"Exodus: Coyotes, Pollos, and the Promised Van\" in Mother Jones' September/October 2006 issue.
(Photo courtesy of Mother Jones Magazine)

Salt Lake City, UT – Writer and journalist Charles Bowden traveled some 7,000 miles documenting the experience of the thousands of illegal immigrants who make their way across the border of the southern United States. It's a dark portrait, but also humane and completely honest. On Friday, we're rebroadcasting Doug's conversation with Bowden about his conclusion that illegal immigration has become an issue beyond the reach of power and will.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:28 am
Wed August 15, 2007

8/16/07: Jon Ronson

British journalist Jon Ronson is author of \"Them: Adventures with Extremists.\"
(Photo by Salon.com)

The British journalist Jon Ronson had always wondered whether the theories - or parts of theories - of conspiracy theorists were true. Ronson set out to settle the matter for himself. In his book, "Them: Adventures with Extremists," he explores a world of fringe dwellers, which includes Islamic fundamentalists, Ku Klux Klan members and Christian separatists. On Thursday, Doug talks with Ronson about what he's learned.

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KUER Local News
10:05 pm
Tue August 14, 2007

Communities Keep Hope for Mine Rescue

Chanel Chavez talks to the daughter of a trapped coal miner.
Jenny Brundin

Huntington, UT – It has been a long 10 days for the people in coal mining towns near Crandall Canyon, Utah .where six miners are trapped underground. KUER's Jenny Brundin has been talking to people in these close-knit communities. With each passing day, residents are struggling to stay optimistic. But they say even if there's the slimmest chance the men are alive .prayer, personality, and the humor intrinsic to the mining culture will be crucial to their survival.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:05 am
Tue August 14, 2007

8/15/07: Mine Safety

Rescuers walk past a roof bolter near the blocked tunnel in the Crandall Canyon mine, where six coal miners are trapped.
(Rick Bowmer/The Associated Press )

Salt Lake City, UT – The history of coal mining is fraught with cave-ins and accidents, and, as events unfolding at the Crandall Canyon mine in Utah show, excavating the riches of the planet remains a dangerous business.

Wednesday, Doug talks with mine historians and others about mining practices past and present, current safety standards, and what more can be done to keep miners out of harm's way.

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KUER Local News
9:15 am
Mon August 13, 2007

Miners' Families Cling to Hope

Huntington, UT – A camera lowered into a collapsed coal mine yesterday revealed equipment but not the six miners trapped underground in a Central Utah mine. Officals planned to drill yet another hole today. It's been a frustrating and agonizing 8 days for the families and friends of the men. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports from Huntington, Utah.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:02 am
Fri August 10, 2007

8/13/07: Solomon's Temple

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:25 am
Fri August 10, 2007

8/14/07: Einstein

Photo by Oren J. Turner (1947)
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:51 pm
Wed August 8, 2007

8/10/07: Walking it Off

Author and Environmentalist Doug Peacock
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