RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:34 pm
Sun August 13, 2006

8/15/06: Miracle in the Andes

Nando Parrado

Salt Lake City, UT – When the plane carrying a Uruguayan rugby team crashed in the Andes in 1972, Nando Parrado lay unconscious for three days. He woke only to find his mother dead, his sister dying, and the survivors trapped on a 12,000 foot glacier. After two months in this lifeless terrain, Parrado led the 45-mile expedition to find help - and to find home. Parrado joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his remarkable story of friendship, tragedy and perseverance. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
5:01 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Terror Threat

Salt Lake City, UT – An announcement yesterday from London that an alleged terrorist plot to bomb airplanes had been foiled caused delays for air travelers across the United States. The effects were felt here in Utah. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:46 am
Fri August 11, 2006

8/14/06: Politics Lost

Political Journalist and TIME Magazine Senior Writer Joe Klein

Salt Lake City, UT – As divided as the American public may be on the important issues of the day, both red and blue can agree that something is wrong in Washington. Politics has become less about ideology and more about how to gain and keep power. Doug's guest is Joe Klein, author of "Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid." They'll talk about the decline of courage and leadership, and about what can be done to get us out of this mess. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
4:02 am
Thu August 10, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Cricket Chirpometer

Male Field Cricket
University of Nebraska Dept. of Entomology

Salt Lake City, UT – August in Utah brings warm nights and the chorusing calls of tree crickets. Jeff Rice has this Utah Soundscapes audio postcard from a backyard in Salt Lake City. Want to know the outside temperature? Consult the chirpometer.

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:03 am
Thu August 10, 2006

8/11/06: Playwright and Filmmaker Neil LaBute

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:25 am
Wed August 9, 2006

8/10/06: Grammy Award Winner Tim O'Brien

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Salt Lake City, UT – Tim O'Brien has said that creating music is as simple as making something new out of something old. This philosophy, along with his talent and versatility, has resulted in over 30 years of music well-grounded in the traditions of the American South and Ireland. In his hands though, the rhythms and themes morph into modern expressions. This 2006 Grammy Award Winner is in Salt Lake this week, and visits us in studio with his instruments.

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KUER Local News
3:18 am
Wed August 9, 2006

Controversy at the Outdoor Retailer Expo

Salt Lake City, UT – The Outdoor Retailer Expo at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City has been an annual part of summer in Utah for the past decade. It attracts about twenty five thousand visitors, most of them are outdoor equipment vendors and retailers from around the country. But this year there's a controversy about one of the show's new sponsors. University of Utah graduate Jay Rogers has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:34 am
Tue August 8, 2006

8/9/06: Mormonism and Pop Culture

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:00 am
Mon August 7, 2006

8/8/06: Free Speech 101

Salt Lake City, UT – When the student government of Utah Valley State College decided to bring Michael Moore to their campus in 2004, they thought they would stir up controversy - but they didn't imagine the tremendous back-lash they would receive. Demonstrations on both sides, political pressure and bribery divided the community. Then Student Body Vice President of Academics Joseph Vogel has written a book on the Utah Valley uproar, and talks to Doug about the state of free speech in the United States.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:15 pm
Thu August 3, 2006

8/7/06: On the Ridge Between Life and Death

Author and Climber David Roberts

Salt Lake City, UT – Despite witnessing three fatal mountain climbing accidents before the age of 22, David Roberts insists that his greatest pleasure comes from the mountains. Doug Fabrizio talks to Roberts about the passion he describes in his new book, "On the Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined." (Repeat)

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