Washington, DC – Last month the House okayed a bill that would award Utah a fourth Congressional seat. Now the plan moves to the Senate. Yesterday, the package scored the support of two key senators. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
Washington, DC – Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett joined forces with Democrats to introduce a bill that provides health insurance to all Americans. As Jodi Breisler reports, it's a rare bi-partisan effort in a Congress that's deeply divided.
Salt Lake City, UT – Choreographer and University of Utah dance professor Stephen Koester directed a highly respected national dance company in the 1980s and 1990s. But after eight years in Utah, he'd never shown audiences an evening of his own works...until now. Robin Sussingham sat in on a rehearsal of "Dance Koester Dance" to find out why the event is causing such a stir in the local dance community.
Salt Lake City, UT – Wednesday, RadioWest concludes its series of conversations with Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidates. We're live at the Hinckley Institute of Politics with middle-school teacher Robert Comstock, surgeon JP Hughes and Centro Civico Mexicano Director John Renteria.
Salt Lake City, UT – In his book "Blood and Thunder," Hampton Sides records the birth of the American West in all its vividness and brutality. It's a tale with many heroes and many villains, and at the center of it all is Kit Carson - the legendary trapper, scout and soldier. Hampton Sides will be in Park City next week, and Tuesday he joins Doug to talk about Manifest Destiny, the fate of the Navajo and the complicated history of the region.
Yunnan Province, China – In China, market and social reforms have produced a booming economy, but they've also raised some questions about the future of the country's many ethnic minorities. Key among them -- Can these traditional cultures endure the dizzying pace of change.
KUER's Doug Fabrizio has been traveling in China's Yunnan province, and he's collected stories from some of these cultures on the edge. Doug sent us this story from the Tibetan plateau.
Provo, UT – For most of the five thousand students graduating from Brigham Young University yesterday, Vice-President Dick Cheney was a fine choice for a commencement speaker. But for a few dozen, their families and friends, the invitation was unacceptable. KUER's Dan Bammes has more on the "alternative commencement" organized off-campus by students from BYU.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest growing religions, and its influence circles the globe. A new documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker Helen Whitney ("Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero," "John Paul II: The Millennial Pope") explores the richness, complexities, and controversies of the Mormon story. Doug returns April 30th with Helen Whitney and the new American Experience documentary "The Mormons."