Salt Lake City, UT – Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more than 1 million cases annually. And it's not just the summer sun that's placing us at risk. With tanning beds, people are keeping their "golden glow" throughout the year. Doctors warn though that any exposure to UV radiation increases a person's risk of cancer. Tuesday on RadioWest, we'll talk about the price of tanning and about the social and cultural values we place on our complexion.
Washington, DC – Shakespeare wrote that "All the world's a stage," and that includes the U.S. House and Senate. So recently, Republican Utah Senator Bob Bennett joined fellow lawmakers to perform a parody of Romeo and Juliet. It was a benefit performance for Washington's Shakespeare Theatre. From Capitol Hill, Chad Pergram has the story.
Salt Lake City, UT – This Sunday is Mother's Day and this morning, we bring you an essay from a local writer - Peta Owens-Liston. She's the mother of two young boys a mother who has come to understand that her sons' questions and observations have made her life much richer.
Salt Lake City, UT – From grade school lessons to Disney characters, most Americans have some mental image of Pocahontas. But even beyond the romantacized notions, historians characterize her as bold, vivacious and very, very smart. This week, the PBS series Nova premiered a new documentary "Pocahontas Revealed." As America remembers the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, Doug talks to the show's writer and director about the realities of one our nation's most enduring heroines.
Salt Lake City, UT – A national policy, research and advocacy organization publishes a study analyzing the achievement gap and the economic benefit of pursuing a secondary school education in Utah. KUER's Tasha Cook interviews the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Salt Lake City, UT – A group of local doctors recently proposed a list of prescriptions to address Utah's dirty air. Topping the list is a moratorium on new coal-fire power plants in the state, but supporters of proposed facilities like one in Sevier County argue that new plants are safe and a boon to the local economy. Wednesday, we'll look at the politics of coal in Utah and at coal's impact on people and communities.