Salt Lake City, UT – On this edition of RadioWest's "Your Personal Economy," Dan Bammes and John Bird from the Albion Financial Group talk about choices that can minimize your impact on the environment and save money as well. Their guests will be architect Kent Peters, environmental specialist Lisa Romney and Sarah Wright who promotes the "Blue Sky Initiatives" for wind power.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature wrapped up its 45-day general session at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. Lawmakers passed a state budget of nearly nine billion dollars -- up 6 percent from this year -- as well as about 400 bills. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Undocumented workers in Utah will soon not be able to get a regular driver's license, and a bill quietly going through the legislature could have a big impact on Utah's state budget for years to come. But first, Utah lawmakers appear poised to delay the passage of a bill that places Utah priorities over the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the law mandating that all children in public schools perform at grade level in reading and math by 2014. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Lebanese journalist Hisham Melhem joins RadioWest to discuss the Arab media and the ways the Middle East looks at the United States. Melhem is Washington DC bureau chief for "An-Nahar," a Beirut newspaper.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers took action on two more budget bills yesterday, bringing the total to about $8.8 billion spent. Most of this year's revenue has now been spent -- what remains is the loose change that will be voted on in the final Bill of Bills sometime before the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest takes a look at the art of burlesque with Utah native Dee Milo from the Golden Days of Burlesque Historical Society, international burlesque performer Miss Dirty Martini, and Jane Briggeman, author of "Burlesque: Legendary Stars of the Stage."
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks with author Chang-rae Lee, who was named by The New Yorker Magazine as one of the 20 Best Writers Under 40. His latest book, Aloft, is set in the American suburb and re-examines the meaning of the American character.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Symphony and Opera has been running up substantial deficits since the two organizations merged in 2002. A confidential consultant's report has also identified a number of problems with the way US&O has been run in recent years. Add to that the lack of a contract with union musicians and the situation was ready for some serious attention from the organization's board members. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Hugh Nibley was perhaps the most famous LDS scholar. Nibley passed away Thursday at the age of 94. A biography by his son in law, Boyd Peterson, delves into the life of this great mind through correspondence, personal letters, and family stories. (Repeat)