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12:45 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Thursday, March 2: 2006 Legislative Wrap-Up

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Salt Lake City, UT – Utah's 2006 Legislative Session ended Wednesday. Today on RadioWest, Doug is joined by Senate leaders, journalists and analysts for a look at this year's legislation and what it means for the state.

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KUER Local News
12:36 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Governor Veto, Medicaid Funding, Smoking & Public Records Laws

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah legislature had a busy day yesterday, its second to last of the 2006 session. Included in the rush of bills debated wree ones that created new restrictions on public records, banned smoking in many places and weighed medical services for the disabled. KUER's Tasha Cook was at the state capitol and has this report.

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KUER Local News
9:25 am
Tue February 28, 2006

Evolution Bill Extinct

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah House of Representatives voted down a bill that would have required teachers in public schools to tell their students evolution is only a theory, not a fact. Final budget battles are also looming as the legislature moves into the final days of its general session. KUER's Dan Bammes reports.

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KUER Local News
6:41 am
Tue February 28, 2006

Park City's Gay-Straight Alliance

RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
2:11 am
Tue February 28, 2006

Wednesday, March 1: A "Safety Net" for Polygamy

Salt Lake City, UT – Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has been looking for ways to support victims of abuse and civil rights violations in Utah's polygamist groups. His "safety net" approach isn't so much about prosecution as it is about reaching out to these communities. Wednesday on RadioWest, we look at what the program is teaching us about polygamist culture, and ask if the disturbing dynamics that make the headlines are inherent to the practice.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
1:41 am
Mon February 27, 2006

Tuesday, February 28: Michelangelo's Mountain

Michelangelo's \"La Pieta\"

Salt Lake City, UT – Even great artists have to work within the confines of their material. This doesn't necessarily limit potential -- it can be the beginning of a symbiotic relationship between the artist and his medium. The legendary marble of Carrara exerted an influence on Michelangelo's masterpieces: David, La Pieta and Julius II's tomb. Doug Fabrizio talks to author Eric Scigliano about the allure of the marble, and the man who brought it to life.

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
10:02 pm
Thu February 23, 2006

Monday, February 27: Mormons and the Religious Right

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RadioWest (M-F @ 11AM & 7PM)
3:52 am
Thu February 23, 2006

Friday, February 24: Navigating Changes in Medicare

Salt Lake City, UT – The Medicare drug benefit is the most expensive change in the Medicare program since its beginnings in the 1960s, but many users have found it confusing and difficult. On this edition of Your Personal Economy, Dan Bammes is joined by his regular guest John Bird, Medicare users Bob and Nikki Zito, Rob Ence of AARP and Kerry Brown of Olympus Pharmacy for a look at how the program works, and what might be done to make it better.

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KUER Local News
11:46 pm
Wed February 22, 2006

Tax Reform, Tuition Vouchers and Tension over Gay Student Clubs

Salt Lake City, UT – At the State Capitol yesterday, debate raged over tuition vouchers for private school scholarships, the formation of gay-straight alliance clubs in Utah public schools and how best to reform the state's tax code. KUER's Tasha Cook has this report:

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KUER Local News
9:21 am
Wed February 22, 2006

Voices of Hope: Part 3

Salt Lake City, UT – In Part Three of KUER's three-part series on teen suicide, Dan Bammes has a profile of Arnold Thomas, who was a football and basketball star in high school, but who was led to a suicide attempt after his father took his own life and who today helps young people around the country understand the issue and find hope.

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