Cedar City, UT – We are wrapping up our week in Southern Utah by showcasing a remarkable play from the Utah Shakespearean Festival. It's Irish playwright Marie Jones' story of Charlie and Jake, two men from a rural village in Ireland who get jobs as extras for a Hollywood film crew that's come to town. It's a lot of work for the two actors who by the end will have performed fifteen different characters.
Washington, D.C. – Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has taken part in confirmation hearings for 8 of the 9 current Supreme Court justices. He knows the process, and he had some advice for Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts. Benjamin Shaw caught up with Hatch immediately after he met with Roberts.
Salt Lake City, UT – A Utah state Senator from St. George is taking on Orrin Hatch in the 2006 election. Representative Steve Urquart says he isn't worried about the Senator's senior status or hefty campaign warchest. He says its time for a change. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Washington, D.C. – A new report by the Congressional Management Foundation shows U.S. Senators are sent up to eight million pieces of mail a year and 83 million emails. And almost every item gets a response. The more powerful individual lawmakers become, the more mail they receive. But do Senators read the letters? And do they ever change their minds becuase of pressure from back home? Laura Strickler reports from our Capitol Hill Bureau.
Washington, D.C. – Utah's Senators say they're pleased with the President's choice for the Supreme Court. The opinion of Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch holds considerable sway as former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Laura Strickler reports from our Capitol Hill Bureau.
Salt Lake City, UT – Thousands of Utahns with serious mental illnesses continue to be without services and the waiting list for services for people with disabilities continues to grow. That was the grim news for a committee of lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Cedar City, UT – RadioWest continues its series from Cedar City, Utah. Water has always defined how we settle the West. The question for Southern Utah is whether access to water will limit explosive growth. Is the ethic of water use changing? RadioWest talks to planners, ranchers and environmentalists about a commodity so precious to one of the driest landscapes in the country.
Cedar City, UT – Camelot first opened on Broadway in 1960 when the nation worried about the cold war. This season at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Camelot is playing to an audience that has worries about the questions of war and peace. Does might make right? RadioWest talks about the play and the ideas that inspired it.