RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:40 am
Thu July 27, 2006

7/28/06: The Omnivore's Dilemma

New York Times Magazine food writer Michael Pollan

Salt Lake City, UT – Michael Pollan says America is suffering from a national eating disorder. Pollan, author of the new book The Omnivore's Dilemma, has spent the last five years following the food chains that sustain humans. He was trying to answer the most straightforward of questions - What should I eat? - but he realized he couldn't get at that without understanding these two others: Just what am I eating? And Where in the world did it come from? (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
12:51 am
Thu July 27, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Ultrasonics

Northern Grasshopper Mouse photo courtesy of enature.com
Roger W. Barbour

Salt Lake City, UT – Human hearing ranges from about 20 hertz to 20,000 hertz. But many animals-- from bats to moths to mice-- communicate and hear at pitches well above this. Jeff Rice has this audio postcard for the Utah Soundscapes series about the hidden world of ultrasonics.

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

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:50 am
Wed July 26, 2006

7/27/06: Selected Shorts

Isaiah Sheffer, host of Symphony Space's Selected Shorts

Salt Lake City, UT – A well-told story has a power to transport the listener - to a different time, to a different place, to a different way of seeing the world. Today on RadioWest, we're exploring the craft of the short story, as celebrated on Symphony Space's "Selected Shorts." Doug talks to Isaiah Sheffer, the host of the now 21-year-old series, and with local writers about the genre.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:34 am
Tue July 25, 2006

7/26/06: Road Trips

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
4:53 am
Fri July 21, 2006

7/25/06: North Korea Takes on the World

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:19 am
Fri July 21, 2006

7/24/06: The Donner Party at Alder Creek

A monument at California's Donner Memorial State Park commemorates the plight of the ill-fated group.
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KUER Local News
5:20 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Utah Soundscapes: Rattlesnakes

Western Massasauga
Rattlesnake photo courtesy of: Sophro

Salt Lake City, UT – The rattle of a rattlesnake is one of the most iconic sounds of the west. Jeff Rice reports for Utah Soundscapes about the effects of summer temperatures on this startling sound. He has this audio postcard.

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

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KUER Local News
1:04 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Diplomacy & Deal-Making: Utah & ASEAN

ASEAN Conference in Salt Lake City/Tasha Cook

Salt Lake City, UT – Visiting Salt Lake City this week are members of a powerful political and economic organization representing southeast Asia. Governor Jon Huntsman hosted the ambassadors, trade representatives and local business leaders at a conference yesterday. KUER's Tasha Cook has more on this story:

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
12:18 am
Thu July 20, 2006

7/21/06: No god but God

Author Reza Aslan

Salt Lake City, UT – The scholar Reza Aslan joins Doug Fabrizio to explain just how it is that the ancient ideals of Islam have come to be the creed of jihadists and terrorists. Aslan's book No god but God explores the origins of the faith of Mohammed and the way it has evolved over time. (Repeat)

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KUER Local News
11:38 pm
Wed July 19, 2006

Funding for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Culture trays containing human embryonic stem cells/Jeff Miller

Salt Lake City – The Senate voted Tuesday to greatly expand funding for embryonic stem cell research. The vote is a direct challenge to President Bush, who ordered restricted funding in 2001 because the research destroys human embryos. But both of Utah's pro-life senators voted for the bill. Todd Zwillich reports from our Capitol Hill bureau:

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