RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:24 am
Mon September 18, 2006

9/19/06: U.S. Senate candidate Pete Ashdown

Salt Lake City, UT – Democrat Pete Ashdown is a lot things: a Bountiful native, a high-tech entrepreneur, a father of three, and an optimist. He's running an uphill campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch, relying on grassroots support and touting a platform of open and honest leadership, fiscal responsibility and no nuclear testing. Tuesday on RadioWest, Doug kicks off a series of candidate interviews with Pete Ashdown, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

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KUER Local News
2:13 am
Fri September 15, 2006

Controversy over Washington County Land Bill

Washington, DC – 2nd District Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson is sponsoring a bill he says will balance the growth and conservation needs of lands in Utah's fastest-growing county. But at a House subcommittee hearing yesterday, an alliance of conservation groups challenged the motives behind the measure. KUER's congressional correspondent Evelyn Lombardo reports.

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KUER Local News
2:01 am
Fri September 15, 2006

New Immigration Office in Utah

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday they will upgrade the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE field office in Salt Lake City. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch played a key role in the decision. From our Capitol Hill bureau, Terry Gildea reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:18 am
Fri September 15, 2006

9/18/06: Sister Helen Prejean on Capital Punishment

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to a man on Louisiana's Death Row and turned the experience into "Dead Man Walking," a best-selling book on morality, justice and the human and spiritual consequences of capital punishment on the accused and society at large. On Monday, Doug talks with Prejean about the death penalty and her life's work to abolish the practice.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:28 am
Thu September 14, 2006

9/15/06: Salt Lake's Punk Scene

Salt Lake City, UT – If you were into obscure, but raw music, there was one brief moment in the early '90s when Utah's underground music scene really lived up to its name. They called it punk, but that wasn't the best way of defining the sound. Some of these musicians came out of hardcore straight edge bands. They fused coarse riffs with atonal jazz and hard rock. In the process, they also developed a tight community infused with a remarkable energy. On Friday, Doug talks with veterans of Salt Lake's punk scene. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
1:58 am
Thu September 14, 2006

Utah's Fourth Seat in the U-S

Washington, DC – A U.S. House committee is considering a bill that would give Utah an additional representative in the House, one state officials say it should have earned in the last U-S census. But, as our Capitol Hill Bureau reporter Bob Costantini reports, the bill's other motive - to win a congressional vote for the District of Columbia - may be the bill's downfall.

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KUER Local News
12:10 am
Thu September 14, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Subtle Sounds

Butterflies winter in Mexico.
Hilton Pond Center

Salt Lake City, UT – What's the most unusual sound you've ever heard? This week on Utah Soundscapes, we ask the question of Emmy award-winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton. He says sometimes the most unusual sounds-- and the most beautiful-- don't always come across on the tape recorder. They can be hidden in the quiet and solitude of wild places. Here is Gordon Hempton in his own words.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:35 am
Wed September 13, 2006

9/14/06: The Utah War

Salt Lake City, UT – In the spring of 1857, President James Buchanan appointed a non-Mormon governor for the Utah Territory and sent off troops to enforce the order. Armed skirmishes between the Mormon militia and the U.S. Army followed, and the roughly year-long conflict is now known as the "Utah War." On Thursday, Doug speaks with independent historians Will Bagley and David Bigler as well as LDS Church Historian Richard Turley about this pivotal moment in Utah history.

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KUER Local News
2:37 am
Wed September 13, 2006

Art Plays a Central Role in Man's Family Life and Recovery

West Valley City, UT – Through September 20, the Women's Art Center at 345 Pierpont Avenue in Salt Lake City presents the exhibit, "Visions and Voices," featuring Utah artists with mental illness.

Click the links below for more information.
Nami Utah.
Women's Art Center.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:56 am
Tue September 12, 2006

9/12/06: The Age of Egocasting

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Christine Rosen about technology, especially television, and its narrowing of our world view. Her article "The Age of Egocasting" appeared in the February 2005 edition of "The New Atlantis Monthly." (Rebroadcast)

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