RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:13 am
Thu September 21, 2006

9/21/06: Joseph Smith - Rough Stone Rolling

LDS Church founder Joseph Smith was born December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Vermont.

Salt Lake City, UT – Last December marked the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith's birth. As the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Smith's life and theology has had a profound effect on American religion, and on the culture of Utah. Nevertheless, he remains an enigmatic and controversial figure. Historian Richard Bushman, author of Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, will be in Utah next Monday, and we're taking this opportunity to rebroadcast Doug's conversation with him. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
12:37 am
Thu September 21, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: National Park Service Noise

The emblem of the National Park Service
National Park Service www.nps.gov

Salt Lake City, UT – Monitoring by the National Park Service shows that parts of the Utah desert can be among the quietest places on earth. But the news is mixed. Even in the most remote areas, studies show that this quiet is disappearing. Utah Soundscapes producer Jeff Rice reports on the Park Service efforts to preserve this vanishing resource.

Click here to link to the archives of Utah Soundscapes by Jeff Rice.

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KUER Local News
10:05 pm
Tue September 19, 2006

Special Session Cuts Income Tax, Allows Sales Tax Increase

Salt Lake City, UT – After months of political wrangling, Utah lawmakers signed off on a bill yesterday to change the way Utahns pay their income taxes and another allowing counties to place a sales tax increase before voters to pay for transportation projects including light rail, commuter rail and roads. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:38 am
Tue September 19, 2006

9/20/06: Oil from Sand

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KUER Local News
10:00 pm
Mon September 18, 2006

Congressman Cannon Says Sibling Lobbyist is OK

Rep. Chris Cannon
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Washington, DC – Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon has an indirect connection to Jack Abramoff - his former chief of staff David Safavian worked with the disgraced lobbyist. Safavian was later charged with obstructing justice. But what's currently raising eyebrows are Cannon's ties to another lobbyist - his brother Joe Cannon. The Congressman defended the relationship, in a Capitol Hill interview with Benjamin Shaw.

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KUER Local News
9:55 am
Mon September 18, 2006

Mobile Home Owners Move to Make Way for Development

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:24 am
Mon September 18, 2006

9/19/06: U.S. Senate candidate Pete Ashdown

Salt Lake City, UT – Democrat Pete Ashdown is a lot things: a Bountiful native, a high-tech entrepreneur, a father of three, and an optimist. He's running an uphill campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch, relying on grassroots support and touting a platform of open and honest leadership, fiscal responsibility and no nuclear testing. Tuesday on RadioWest, Doug kicks off a series of candidate interviews with Pete Ashdown, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

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KUER Local News
2:13 am
Fri September 15, 2006

Controversy over Washington County Land Bill

Washington, DC – 2nd District Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson is sponsoring a bill he says will balance the growth and conservation needs of lands in Utah's fastest-growing county. But at a House subcommittee hearing yesterday, an alliance of conservation groups challenged the motives behind the measure. KUER's congressional correspondent Evelyn Lombardo reports.

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KUER Local News
2:01 am
Fri September 15, 2006

New Immigration Office in Utah

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday they will upgrade the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE field office in Salt Lake City. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch played a key role in the decision. From our Capitol Hill bureau, Terry Gildea reports.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:18 am
Fri September 15, 2006

9/18/06: Sister Helen Prejean on Capital Punishment

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to a man on Louisiana's Death Row and turned the experience into "Dead Man Walking," a best-selling book on morality, justice and the human and spiritual consequences of capital punishment on the accused and society at large. On Monday, Doug talks with Prejean about the death penalty and her life's work to abolish the practice.

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