KUER Local News
5:40 am
Fri March 3, 2006

The Joys of Reading

March 3, 2006 – Yesterday, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, the National Education Association celebrated by reminding young and old that March 2nd was to be devoted to reading.

In honor of the Reading Across America initiative, Salt Lake City producer Anne Milliken went in search of readers.


Anne Milliken's piece was produced by Ben Bombard.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:38 am
Fri March 3, 2006

Monday, March 6: Finding Quiet in a Connected World

Author and Media Ethicist Michael Bugeja

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.

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KUER Local News
11:46 pm
Thu March 2, 2006

The Shaky Wasatch

KUER Local News
9:18 am
Thu March 2, 2006

Legislative Session Ends with Unfinished Business

Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers adjourned their 45-day legislative session at midnight last night, not quite completing their $9.5-billion dollar budget. They failed to pass a $69-million dollar proposal to lower the income tax rate, ensuring that Governor Jon Huntsman will call them back into a special legislative session to determine the nature of the tax cut. And that was just one of the reasons many are calling this legislative session "historic." KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
9:01 am
Thu March 2, 2006

Friday, March 3: Craig Childs - The Way Out

Desert Ecologist and Author Craig Childs

Salt Lake City, UT – Doug Fabrizio talks to Craig Childs about his book The Way Out: A True Story of Survival. For years, Childs has walked the spare, most forbidding terrain on the planet. "Between jobs," he writes, "I survive by drinking from water holes in the far country, mapping canyons and routes for my own curiosity." His book is the story of an extreme journey with a friend -- a life or death challenge to explore some of the world's most unforgiving land, and to find their way out. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
9:36 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Commentary on School Voucher Bill

Salt lake City, UT – Leticia Anderson is a parent who hopes Utah legislators will provide vouchers for Utah families to send their children to public schools. Chad Harris represents the Utah School Boards Association, and he thinks it's a bad idea.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:45 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Thursday, March 2: 2006 Legislative Wrap-Up

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Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's 2006 Legislative Session ended Wednesday. Today on RadioWest, Doug is joined by Senate leaders, journalists and analysts for a look at this year's legislation and what it means for the state.

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KUER Local News
12:36 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Governor Veto, Medicaid Funding, Smoking & Public Records Laws

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature had a busy day yesterday, its second to last of the 2006 session. Included in the rush of bills debated wree ones that created new restrictions on public records, banned smoking in many places and weighed medical services for the disabled. KUER's Tasha Cook was at the state capitol and has this report.

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KUER Local News
9:25 am
Tue February 28, 2006

Evolution Bill Extinct

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah House of Representatives voted down a bill that would have required teachers in public schools to tell their students evolution is only a theory, not a fact. Final budget battles are also looming as the legislature moves into the final days of its general session. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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KUER Local News
6:41 am
Tue February 28, 2006

Park City's Gay-Straight Alliance

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