Salt Lake City, UT – In a committee room packed with health insurance executives and patients, lawmakers took up a controversial bill that would allow consumers to go to any doctor or hospital they choose, even if that doctor or hospital is not part of their insurance network. Senators on Utah's Capitol Hill, meantime, advanced a bill to ban smoking in private clubs. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports
Thursday, January 27, 2005 – RadioWest profiles two documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival. "Frozen Angels" explores the world of human-reproductive technologies. Then, "The Education of Shelby Knox" takes on the question of sex education in America's schools.
"Frozen Angels" Thursday, January 27, 2:30 p.m., Prospector Square Theatre Friday, January 28, Midnight, Holiday Village Cinema
Friday, January 28, 2005 – Doug talks to premiere jazz pianist Marcus Roberts. Roberts will play live piano from the studio, and discuss his career playing with Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Salt Lake CIty, UT – Tuesday on Utah's Capitol Hill, a legislative committee passed a bill targeting repeat drunk drivers. Lawmakers also took up the issue of seat belt use, surrogate parenting and the perennial squabble between banks and credit unions. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 – Doug talks to director Greg Whiteley and producer Seth Gordon about their new documentary "New York Doll." It's a funny and touching look at bass player Arthur "Killer" Kane's search for God, happiness and a reunion of the band "New York Dolls."
Salt Lake City, UT – On Utah's Capitol Hill Monday, lawmakers took up a number of issues, including legalizing the practice of midwifery, giving parents more power to make medical decisions for their children, and planning for Utah's booming aging population. But first, KUER's Jenny Brundin reports on how final action on whether Utah will accept higher levels of radioactive waste could come later in the legislative session.
Monday, January 24, 2005 – Doug talks to director Stephen Marshall and Amy Redford about Marshall's Sundance entry "This Revolution." Also joining us is director Peter Raymont of "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire."
Salt Lake City, UT – A legislative committee passed a bill Wednesday (1/19) that sets up a sweeping set of guidelines for how courts determine who parents are, and whether couples can use surrogate mothers. They also signed off on a bill to help more children who live in homes where they experience domestic violence. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports from Utah's Capitol Hill.
Friday, January 21, 2005 – Doug talks to Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, and Barak Goodman, producer, writer and director of American Experience's new documentary Kinsey. The conversation looks at the controversial and ground-breaking work on human sexuality by Alfred Kinsey in the 1940s.