RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
11:46 pm
Wed July 5, 2006

7/7/06: Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Salt Lake City, UT – As a child, Jean-Michel Cousteau was thrown overboard with newly invented SCUBA gear on his back by his ocean-exploring father Jacques Cousteau. After a lifetime of relationship with the water, Jean-Michel is himself an explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer. He joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his career and his passion for one of Earth's greatest resources. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
11:21 pm
Wed July 5, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Heat

Joshua Tree Sunset
Eliya Selhub

Salt Lake City, UT – Does the desert heat have a sound? Today on Utah Soundscapes, three artists-- a writer, a musician and a poet-- share their thoughts for this week's audio postcard. Our piece on the sound of desert heat was produced by Jeff Rice for Utah Soundscapes. You heard the voices of Charles Bowden, Steve Roach and Ofelia Zepeda. Music was composed and performed by Steve Roach.

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

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KUER Local News
5:55 am
Wed July 5, 2006

World's Fastest Lawnmower on Salt Flats

Bonneville Salt Flats, UT – Some of you may have used the day off yesterday to mow the lawn. Bobby Cleveland took his lawnmower to the Bonneville Salt Flats. And there he tried to set the record for the world's fastest lawnmower. Anne Milliken and producer Ben Bombard have the story.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:57 am
Wed July 5, 2006

7/6/06: Scorched Earth

Salt Lake City, UT – Though the cooler temperatures and rain of the past few days have helped fire fighters contain several of Utah's wildfires, thousands of acres have already burned this season, and warmer, drier weather is on the horizon. Environmental reporter Rocky Barker is the author of Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. He joins Doug to talk about fires in the American West, and about how clashing values and science inform our environmental policies.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:54 am
Fri June 30, 2006

7/4/06: Dolley Madison

Dolley Payne Todd Madison

Salt Lake City, UT – In his book "Strength and Honor," author Richard Cote describes the life of Dolley Madison. It was a life lived not as an appendage to her husband President James Madison, but marked by her own extraordinary ability. Cote sees her as a true example of the difference between heroine and mere celebrity. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:50 am
Fri June 30, 2006

7/3/06: A Strong West Wind

Author and Book Critic Gail Caldwell

Salt Lake City, UT – Pulitzer prize winning critic Gail Caldwell poses a complicated question in the first line of her new memoir -- How do we become who we are? "A Strong West Wind" is her journey -- from the daughter of a World War II veteran in the Texas Panhandle to a passionate rebel navigating the turbulent 60s. Caldwell joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about how place, family, art and love mold us all. (Repeat)

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:18 am
Fri June 30, 2006

7/5/06: Future Hype

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KUER Local News
3:13 am
Fri June 30, 2006

Activist After Prison

Ryan Durfee
Photograph by Jenni Lord
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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:26 am
Thu June 29, 2006

6/30/06: Finding Quiet in a Connected World

Salt Lake City, UT – So you've got your cell phone and your iPod and your children are playing on the Game Boy -- are we connected, or have we isolated ourselves in a world of technology? Do you have a place where you shut off the devices and listen to the world around you? Doug Fabrizio talks to Michael Bugeja, author of "Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age," about how we control our gadgets while making certain they don't control us. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
4:39 am
Thu June 29, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Costa Rica

A pair of Howler monkeys greet the first visitors to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans after re-opening for the first time since Hurricane Katrina.
Associated Press

Salt Lake City, UT – What's the most unusual sound you've ever heard? Utah Soundscapes producer Jeff Rice has been asking people that question from time to time. Recently, he asked one Utah graduate student. The answer turned into this week's audio postcard. Jeff Rice introduces it.

Special thanks to Dr. Daniel J. Mennill for the use of his howler monkey recordings.

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