Salt Lake City, UT – About half of the health care in the United States is funded by government. Much of that comes through Medicare, the Federal health insurance program for the elderley and Medicaid, the health care program for the poor. Both programs are facing a financial crisis leaving many Americans wondering how they will pay for thier medical care when they get older.
Salt Lake City, UT – RadioWest looks at the forced resettlement of Bushmen to clear the way for diamond mining in Botswana. Doug is joined by journalists and activists Tom Price and Rupert Isaacson who have both written extensively on the issue.
Salt Lake City, UT – Doug talks to Ken Verdoia about KUED's documentary "Shadow of Hope." The work looks at the world of undocumented immigration and the challenges and opportunities it creates. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – While President Bush and the media have focused attention on the long-term funding problems of Social Security, rapid growth in the costs of health care and an increasing senior population could make the future of the Medicare and Medicaid programs a more urgent concern. KUER's Dan Bammes reports how those worries affect one recently retired couple.
Salt Lake City, UT – As recently as 10 years ago, psychiatrists and doctors thought children didn't suffer from bipolar disorder. It's a tricky and controversial diagnosis but its estimated that half a million American children have the disease. RadioWest will profile a fascinating documentary, A Mind of Their Own, and talk to doctors, parents and children who suffer from this devastating disease.
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. (Repeat)
Monday, June 13: Your Personal Economy - Savings Strategies
Salt Lake City, UT – Spending money is easy. Making money is harder. Saving money is harder still. Dan Bammes talks with John Bird of Albion Financial, John Johnson of JJL Financial, CPA and CFP Denise Smith, and Scott Jorgensen, President of Beehive Credit Union about successful savings strategies.
Salt Lake City, Utah – A CENTURY-OLD DEBATE OVER HOW SCHOOLS SHOULD TEACH THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION LIT UP AGAIN LAST FRIDAY . .WHEN A UTAH LAWMAKER ANNOUNCED HE MAY SPONSOR A BILL REQUIRING UTAH EDUCATORS TO TEACH THE IDEA THAT A SUPERIOR BEING CREATED THE WORLD. IT'S UNCLEAR WHERE THAT IDEA WILL GO.
Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's gay community has begun a week-long series of events celebrating Gay Pride Month. For many, pride is the result of the process of coming to terms with their sexuality and the sometimes agonizing experience of revealing it to friends and family. Today on RadioWest, we're asking what it means to be not only comfortable with your sexuality, but also proud of it.