RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:44 am
Mon February 26, 2007

2/27/07: Flower Confidential

Field in Carlsbad, California. Photo by Jim Frazier

Salt Lake City, UT – What do hospital rooms, dining room tables, high school proms and funerals have in common? Americans like to say it with flowers, buying around 10 million stems per day. In her new book Flower Confidential, Amy Stewart follows our quest for bigger, more beautiful and cheaper blooms. The journey takes her around the globe, and on Tuesday, Stewart joins Doug to talk about what is gained and lost in this mass commercialization of nature.

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KUER Local News
9:20 am
Fri February 23, 2007

No Divine Strake, Tax Reform Moves Ahead

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:06 am
Fri February 23, 2007

2/26/07: The Concealed Weapons Debate

Photo by Tim Mekin

Salt Lake City, UT – As four gun-related bills wind their way through Utah's Capitol Hill, the community is still trying to make sense of the February 12 Trolley Square shooting. Gun-rights advocates feel that greater citizen access to concealed weapons could prevent such tragedies, while critics argue that it's ready access to firearms that lead to this sort of incident. Monday on RadioWest, we'll hear from both sides of this divisive issue, and ask what role American culture plays in fueling the debate.

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KUER Local News
1:02 am
Thu February 22, 2007

Teacher Shortage, Student Clubs & IIlegal Immigration

Salt Lake City, UT – Among the legislation taken up at the Utah state capitol yesterday were education bills that deal with the shortage of teachers and that limit the creation of student clubs. Legislators also heard from U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:13 pm
Wed February 21, 2007

2/23/07: A History of Doubt

Learn more about Hecht's research and poetry at her web-site

Salt Lake City, UT – Surveying the history of "doubt" is for author and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht "like seeing a map upside down." It's a bit disorienting because we tend to study our world through its moments of certainty. Doubt, though, is what drives us forward. As Hecht argues "every time you ask a question, you've got to come up with an answer." Jennifer Michael Hecht was in Utah last year, and she joined Doug to explain how doubt is just as vibrant as belief in its prescriptions for a good life. (Rebroadcast)

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KUER Local News
9:06 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Immigrant Tuition Issue Returns to Legislature

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
8:37 am
Wed February 21, 2007

2/22/07: Jorge Fierro and Rico Mexican Market

KUER Local News
9:11 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Lawmakers Reject Lobbyist Gift Ban

Salt Lake City, UT – Every year, Democrat Ralph Becker tries to persuade his colleagues in the Utah legislature to prohibit all but the smallest gifts from lobbyists. Every year his bills have been rejected. But this year, the House tightened the rules for reporting gifts even as they rejected Becker's proposal.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:16 am
Tue February 20, 2007

2/21/07: Alone Together

Photo by Kunstbroertje
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KUER Local News
10:17 pm
Mon February 19, 2007

Bite Sized - Tet Celebration

Kent Miles

Salt Lake City, UT – Beth Hoffman wants us to stop for a moment and think about food in a deeper way at the environmental, cultural and artistic connections we have to cooking and eating in Utah. On Sunday, February 18th, Hoffman celebrated the Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tet.

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