KUER Local News
11:03 pm
Wed March 22, 2006

Politics & The War in Iraq

Washington, DC – Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and all three of the state's house members stand for re-election this fall. President Bush's flagging poll numbers on Iraq are exciting Democrats as the mid-term elections creep closer. Experts believe Democrats could make gains in both the House and the Senate. But it's doubtful the president's vunerability could have much of an impact in Utah. From our Capitol Hill Bureau, Chad Pergram examines the influence of the war at the ballot box.

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KUER Local News
4:03 am
Wed March 22, 2006

U-S Geological Survey Scientist on Earthquake Activity

Salt Lake City, UT – Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the University of Utah Seismograph Stations and the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Mary Lou Zoback's lecture tonight at the Salt Lake City Library will highlight the disaster of the California quake, and what we, in Utah, can learn from earthquake science. In an interview, Zoback shares her research findings about the great Wasatch Fault with KUER's Tasha Cook.


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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:10 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Thursday, March 23: Jesus and the Gnostic Gospels

Theological scholar Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University.

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1945, the sacred text of one of the world's earliest Christian sects was uncovered in Upper Egypt. The discovery of the Gnostic Gospels -- including the Gospel of Thomas -- has fascinated scholars and ignited imaginations since. Preeminent theologian Elaine Pagels is in Salt Lake City, and joins Doug Fabrizio to talk about how Christianity may have been different had these teachings of Jesus been a part of church canon from the earliest days.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:51 am
Mon March 20, 2006

Tuesday, March 21: Three Cups of Tea

KUER Local News
12:33 am
Mon March 20, 2006

Roger Ball to Head Utah HealthCare Coalition

Salt Lake City, UT – Roger Ball has been appointed the new president of the Utah HealthCare Coalition. Ball was the former executive director of the Committee of Consumer Services, who led the effort to roll back Questar Gas rate hikes. KUER's Tasha Cook sat down with Roger Ball to discuss his vision as the coalition's new leader.

Contact Roger Ball ball.roger@gmail.com

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:42 am
Fri March 17, 2006

Monday, March 20: Class Action

Utah Poet Laureate Ken Brewer died last Wednesday at his home in Providence.

Salt Lake City, UT – Clara Bingham is the author of Class Action, a book that chronicles the landmark sexual harassment case brought by Lois Jenson against the Eveleth Mines in Minnesota in 1988. Her victory marked the end of a 25 year personal struggle and a dramatic shift for women in the workplace across America. Later in the program, we'll present an excerpt from our conversation with Utah Poet Laureate Ken Brewer, who died Wednesday at the age of 64.

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KUER Local News
11:07 pm
Thu March 16, 2006

Senator Bob Bennett Tries Social Security Reform - Again

Washington, D.C. – Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett is back again with a proposal for Social Security reform that he says will actually solve the problems of dealing with millions of retiring baby boomers in the coming years. But he's not optimistic about its prospects. Chad Pergram reports from our Capitol Hill bureau.

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KUER Local News
11:04 pm
Thu March 16, 2006

Utah Poet Laureate Ken Brewer Dead at 64

Salt Lake City, UT – The passing of one of Utah's most thoughtful voices is being remembered across the state today. KUER's Tasha Cook has more on the life and work of Ken Brewer.
Link: January 3rd Radio West featuring Ken Brewer

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KUER Local News
10:57 pm
Thu March 16, 2006

Interior Nominee Supported by Utah Delegation

Washington, D.C. – President Bush named Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne to be the new Secretary of the Interior Thursday. Utah lawmakers had praise for the nominee, who is a former U.S. Senator. Benjamin Shaw reports from Capitol Hill.

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KUER Local News
10:49 pm
Thu March 16, 2006

Smoking Ban Bill Signed Into Law

Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday, Governor Jon Huntsman made Utah the 12th state in the country to pass comprehensive anti-smoking legislation. He signed a bill that bans smoking in private clubs and bars. But the owners of those private clubs say their businesses are unique and they're asking the state to look at them in a different way. KUER's Mikenna Clokey reports.

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