Salt Lake City, UT – Ambassador Dennis Ross was the chief U.S. negotiator in the Middle East peace process for both George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. His recent book, "The Missing Peace," outlines the process from 1988 to 2001 from the ultimate insider's view. Ambassador Ross is in Salt Lake today to deliver a lecture for the Middle East Center at the University of Utah, and joins RadioWest today in the studio.
Salt Lake City, UT – Fred Newman has created voices and sounds for movies including "Gremlins" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" He also tours with Garrison Keillor creating improvised sound effects for "A Prairie Home Companion." He's in town for a book signing at The King's English, and has agreed to join RadioWest in the studio to share some secrets on making melodious, whimsical and sometimes rude sounds with your mouth.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to with NPR's senior news analyst Cokie Roberts. Her new book, "Founding Mothers," looks at the stories of women who sacrificed and fought their own battles as part of the American Revolution.
Salt Lake City, UT – On this edition of RadioWest's "Your Personal Economy," Dan Bammes and John Bird from the Albion Financial Group talk about choices that can minimize your impact on the environment and save money as well. Their guests will be architect Kent Peters, environmental specialist Lisa Romney and Sarah Wright who promotes the "Blue Sky Initiatives" for wind power.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature wrapped up its 45-day general session at the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. Lawmakers passed a state budget of nearly nine billion dollars -- up 6 percent from this year -- as well as about 400 bills. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Undocumented workers in Utah will soon not be able to get a regular driver's license, and a bill quietly going through the legislature could have a big impact on Utah's state budget for years to come. But first, Utah lawmakers appear poised to delay the passage of a bill that places Utah priorities over the mandates of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the law mandating that all children in public schools perform at grade level in reading and math by 2014. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Lebanese journalist Hisham Melhem joins RadioWest to discuss the Arab media and the ways the Middle East looks at the United States. Melhem is Washington DC bureau chief for "An-Nahar," a Beirut newspaper.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah lawmakers took action on two more budget bills yesterday, bringing the total to about $8.8 billion spent. Most of this year's revenue has now been spent -- what remains is the loose change that will be voted on in the final Bill of Bills sometime before the stroke of midnight on Wednesday. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest takes a look at the art of burlesque with Utah native Dee Milo from the Golden Days of Burlesque Historical Society, international burlesque performer Miss Dirty Martini, and Jane Briggeman, author of "Burlesque: Legendary Stars of the Stage."