Washington, DC – Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and all three of the state's house members stand for re-election this fall. President Bush's flagging poll numbers on Iraq are exciting Democrats as the mid-term elections creep closer. Experts believe Democrats could make gains in both the House and the Senate. But it's doubtful the president's vunerability could have much of an impact in Utah. From our Capitol Hill Bureau, Chad Pergram examines the influence of the war at the ballot box.
Salt Lake City, UT – Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations and the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Mary Lou Zoback's lecture tonight at the Salt Lake City Library will highlight the disaster of the California quake, and what we, in Utah, can learn from earthquake science. In an interview, Zoback shares her research findings about the great Wasatch Fault with KUER's Tasha Cook.
Salt Lake City, UT – In 1945, the sacred text of one of the world's earliest Christian sects was uncovered in Upper Egypt. The discovery of the Gnostic Gospels -- including the Gospel of Thomas -- has fascinated scholars and ignited imaginations since. Preeminent theologian Elaine Pagels is in Salt Lake City, and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about how Christianity may have been different had these teachings of Jesus been a part of church canon from the earliest days.
Salt Lake City, UT – Roger Ball has been appointed the new president of the Utah HealthCare Coalition. Ball was the former executive director of the Committee of Consumer Services, who led the effort to roll back Questar Gas rate hikes. KUER's Tasha Cook sat down with Roger Ball to discuss his vision as the coalition's new leader.
Salt Lake City, UT – Clara Bingham is the author of Class Action, a book that chronicles the landmark sexual harassment case brought by Lois Jenson against the Eveleth Mines in Minnesota in 1988. Her victory marked the end of a 25 year personal struggle and a dramatic shift for women in the workplace across America. Later in the program, we'll present an excerpt from our conversation with Utah Poet Laureate Ken Brewer, who died Wednesday at the age of 64.
Washington, D.C. – Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett is back again with a proposal for Social Security reform that he says will actually solve the problems of dealing with millions of retiring baby boomers in the coming years. But he's not optimistic about its prospects. Chad Pergram reports from our Capitol Hill bureau.
Washington, D.C. – President Bush named Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne to be the new Secretary of the Interior Thursday. Utah lawmakers had praise for the nominee, who is a former U.S. Senator. Benjamin Shaw reports from Capitol Hill.
Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday, Governor Jon Huntsman made Utah the 12th state in the country to pass comprehensive anti-smoking legislation. He signed a bill that bans smoking in private clubs and bars. But the owners of those private clubs say their businesses are unique and they're asking the state to look at them in a different way. KUER's Mikenna Clokey reports.