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.
Cedar City, UT – RadioWest continues it's series of programs live from Cedar City as we take a look at the issues that matter to Southern Utah. What's on your mind? Is it the prospect of nuclear tests? Jobs? Fires and floods? Water? Growth? Call us at 801-585-9378 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cedar City, UT – RadioWest begins its live week of broadcasts from the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City. The conversations kick off with a look at Shakespeare's time and how it shaped his enduring work "Romeo and Juliet." Doug is joined by scholar Dympna Callaghan, Utah Shakespearean Festival executive producer Fred Adams, director Kate Buckley, and actors Paul Hurley and Tiffany Scott.
Salt Lake City, UT – Do individuals have the right to decide how they die? Doug talks to documentary filmmaker Susan Stern about her work "The Self-Made Man." It's the story of her father who made the decision to take his own life rather than endure a terminal disease. He's also joined by elder law attorney Maureen Henry and University of Utah Philosophy professor Margaret Battin, author of "Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die."