KUER Local News
6:12 am
Thu June 28, 2007

Sundance Economic Impact

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah hosts one of the world's premier independent film festivals. The Sundance Film Festival not only adds cachet to Utah's image, it also brings in millions of dollars in hard cash to the state. KUER's Tasha Cook has more.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:14 am
Thu June 28, 2007

6/29/07: Your Personal Economy - Making Money with Your Hobby

Photo by Brendan Riley

Salt Lake City, UT – Some things we do for fun and others we do for money. But many people have hobbies that pay, although it's rarely enough to support a family. On this edition of Your Personal Economy, we'll hear from some people who make money from their passions and talk about how to do it without interfering with your day job. John Bird from the Albion Financial Group joins KUER's Dan Bammes in the studio to talk about hobbies that make money on Radio West.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:35 am
Wed June 27, 2007

6/28/07: Sicko

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:47 am
Tue June 26, 2007

6/27/07: Japanese Film Festival

Akira Kurosawa, 1910-1998

Salt Lake City, UT – This week, the Salt Lake City Film Center is hosting a Japanese Film Festival, and we're taking the opportunity to talk about the Japanese experience in film and Japanese film making. Doug talks to producer and local filmmaker Barry Rosenbush about American Pastime, which deals with a family interned in Topaz Camp during World War II. Then, we profile the extraordinary 50 year career of Akira Kurosawa, whose masterpieces include the 1954 classic, Seven Samurai.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:07 am
Mon June 25, 2007

6/26/07: The Whole World Over

Author Julia Glass

Salt Lake City, UT – Julia Glass published her first novel at the age of 44 and with it won the National Book Award. So where does a sophomore writer go next? Glass told the Detroit Free Press that she set out to find a new point of view - to create something "consciously different." Julia Glass will be in Salt Lake city this weekend, and Tuesday she joins Doug to talk about her book The Whole World Over. It's a story of the accidents - and the choices - that define the loves in life.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
6:36 am
Fri June 22, 2007

6/25/07: Muses, Madmen and Prophets

Salt Lake City, UT – For much of our history, those who heard voices were thought of as having a connection to the supernatural world: Socrates, Moses and Joan of Arc to name just a few. People still hear voices today, but now it's explained as a trick of the human psyche or as a disease. After his own father struggled with voices, the journalist Daniel Smith set-out to understand the phenomenon. Monday, Smith joins Doug to talk about the extraordinary, strange and sometimes frightening aspects of auditory hallucinations.

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KUER Local News
4:43 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Childhood Asthma and Genomics

Salt Lake City, UT – Asthma is one of Utah's most persistent and troubling health problems, especially for children. Air pollution is widely blamed for this respiratory ailmnent. But it's more complicated than that. Health researchers are now looking at the complex interplay between genetics and the environment. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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KUER Local News
4:42 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Childhood Asthma and Genomics

Salt Lake City, UT – Asthma is one of Utah's most persistent and troubling health problems, especially for children. Air pollution is widely blamed for this respiratory ailmnent. But it's more complicated than that. Health researchers are now looking at the complex interplay between genetics and the environment. KUER's Tasha Cook reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:33 pm
Wed June 20, 2007

6/22/07: EO Wilson

Biologist, Theorist and Naturalist Edward O. Wilson

Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with EO Wilson. Regarded as one of the great scientific minds of our time, Wilson has become the preeminent defender of the Earth's fragile biodiversity. To prevent what he believes could be the most devastating mass extinction of life since the dinosaurs disappeared, Wilson is proposing a truce between the two most powerful forces in the world today: science and religion. (Rebroadcast)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
5:30 am
Wed June 20, 2007

6/21/07: The Battle for Peace

General Tony Zinni, USMC Retired

Salt Lake City, UT – In 2003, as General Tony Zinni waited to speak to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he recounts listening to the "planners" from the Defense Department testify. What horrified him was that there was no plan - no answer to the complexities that America faced in Iraq. In Zinni's book "The Battle for Peace," the former Commander in Chief of CENTCOM lays out his approach to stabilizing the Middle East. Thursday, he joins Doug to talk about that vision, and about America's role in world politics.

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