Salt Lake City, UT – Governor Jon Huntsman unveiled a "flatter" tax proposal yesterday, one that he says is simpler, protects low and moderate income families, and stimulates economic growth. The proposal's top tax rate is 5%, which would give Utah the lowest income tax rate in the West except for Colorado, and Wyoming and Nevada - which have no income taxes. KUER'S Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Over 25 years ago, the Graphic Novel took the art of cartooning from the realm of children into adult fiction. Cartoonist Batton Lash and editor Jackie Estrada will be in Utah as part of the Great Salt Lake Book Festival, and join Doug Fabrizio to talk about the genre. Later in the program, Doug talks to Alex Caldiero and others on the 50th Anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg's "Howl."
Salt Lake City, UT – Luis Urrea tells the powerful story of his legendary great aunt, Teresita. Famed throughout Mexico for the power to heal with her touch, the family ranch becomes a center of pilgrimage for the people and a source of concern for the government on the eve of the revolution. Urrea will be in Salt Lake City this week as part of the Great Salt Lake Book Festival, and he joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about his novel, "The Hummingbird's Daughter."
Salt Lake City, UT – Over the last month, images from the Gulf Coast region have made many across the country question their own preparedness for a natural disaster. Today on RadioWest, we'll talk to scientists and government officials about the realities of Utah's potential for geological catastrophe. How will local and state governments respond, and what is the responsibility of the individual to prepare their household?
Salt Lake City, UT – As new Chief Justice John Roberts opens the October 2005 term of the Supreme Court, RadioWest takes a look at the document which serves as the basis for the country's law. Doug Fabrizio is joined by constitutional law scholar and author Akhil Reed Amar. His new book is called "America's Constitution: A Biography."
September 30, 2005 – The largest U-S study of children ever undertaken is one step closer to being realized. The National Institutes of Health say the study could help improve the nation's health. And, Utah will play a vital role in its launch and development. KUER's Tasha Cook explains why in this report:
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah has a rich and well-established arts community, and an integral part of that is the art critic. His or her role, however, can be imagined in a number of ways. Is it the job of the critic to foster the arts or is his responsibility to the arts consumer? Doug Fabrizio talks to dance critic Marcia Siegel, NPR's film critic Bob Mondello, the Salt Lake Tribune's Sean Means, and Art Theory Professor Lane Relyea of Northwestern University.
Salt Lake City, UT – Although children of divorced parents often vow to not repeat the same mistakes, research indicates that they face unfavorable odds. Doug Fabrizio talks to Dr. Nicholas Wolfinger, author of the new book "Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their Own Marriages."(Repeat)