Salt Lake City, UT – Today on RadioWest, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Fred Newman. Fred does sound effects for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. But he's no foley artist - no old shoes or creaky doors or coconuts for him. Newman does it all - the plops, the sizzles, the clicks - with his voice. He explained to Doug how he came to understand how the voice works and how sounds connect us to the world we live in. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – It's spring, and that has Marcela Torres out walking, even when everybody else isn't. Torres is a former KUER intern who shares her thoughts with us about an activity that she says is good for her body, mind and soul.
Salt Lake City, UT – Monday on RadioWest, we're talking to Joe Firmage, an internet wunderkind who says the World Wide Web is getting out of hand. While it may indeed have democratized how information is published and shared, the he says the internet has also become significantly cluttered. So Firmage has created ManyOne.net, which he hopes will deliver a trust-worthy guide to the body of human knowledge found on-line. Firmage joins Doug in studio to look at just how it is he plans to untangle the web.
Washington D.C. – Gasoline prices in Utah and across the country are well above three dollars a gallon now and show no sign of declining. Members of Utah's Congressional delegation have mixed reactions when it comes to tackling soaring gas prices. Matt Laslo reports from Capitol Hill.
Orem, UT – The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has declared an insect infestation emergency covering much of the west side of Orem. It's about to begin a spraying program, hoping to eradicate Japanese beetles, which were found in the area last year. The state is also imposing a three-year ban on home gardens in the area. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Farmington, UT – Learning about physics concepts such as velocity and acceleration has usually meant classroom experiments like watching a marble roll down an inclined plane. No wonder interest in science classes has been lagging among American teens -- and the percentage of undergraduates in science and engineering majors remains below that of many other countries. But what if kids were exposed to physics concepts while, say, careening down a roller coaster? Producer Robin Sussingham reports.