Fort Duchesne, UT – In past generations, less than half of Utah's Ute Indian population graduated from high school. The situation is looking somewhat better today, thanks to the pressure put on public schools by school accountability laws such as No Child Left Behind. Efforts by the Ute tribe itself are also making a substantial difference, including their own high school in Fort Duchesne. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tom Hodgkinson argues that the Western addiction to work has resulted in a lot of ill health, debt and anxiety. In his book How to Be Idle, he seeks to recover an alternative tradition - one that says not only is idleness good, but that it is essential for a pleasurable life. Hodgkinson joins Doug Fabrizio to make the case for doing less with your life. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – Each week at this time, KUER brings you Utah Soundscapes, audio postcards from around the state and region. Today, Jeff Rice talks with Emmy award-winning nature recordist Gordon Hempton.
Salt Lake City, UT – The 2000 Presidential election underscored problems and inefficiencies in the US electoral system. It forced officials to rethink the voting process and to begin replacing outdated methods. Critics of new electronic technology worry though about ease of use, security, poll worker training and more. Doug is joined by the University of Utah's Thad Hall, former Emery County Clerk Bruce Funk and Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swenson for a look at the evolution of electronic voting and the disputes of a developing system.
Salt Lake City, UT – Veteran Salon.com writer Michelle Goldberg argues that America is undergoing a cultural revolution - a fevered religious radicalism where every political issue is a battle between good and evil. In her new book Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, Goldberg examines the structure of the religious right, the debates that are fueling its growth and the ramifications of a truly Christian nation.
Salt Lake City, UT – Stan Penfold of the Utah AIDS Foundation says the awareness for AIDS may be the lowest it's been since the 1980s. Better medical treatment and an increasingly conservative social atmosphere have made the crisis somehow seem less urgent. The fact is, while 25 million people have died from AIDS related illness since the virus emerged out of obscurity, more than 40 million people carry it right now. Tuesday on RadioWest, we're examining 25 years of AIDS, its effect on the globe and the course its running in Utah.
Salt Lake City, UT – Dr. Gene Jacobsen recounts his three-and-a-half year experience as a prisoner of war during World War II. Captured at the age of 20 in 1941, he survived the Bataan Death March and imprisonment in Japan and the Phillipines. Jacobsen was one of only sixty-five men of his Army Air Corps squadron to return home. (Repeat)