Monday, January 31, 2005 – Utah Senator Greg Bell has introduced the Mutual Dependence Benefits Contracts, which would give some benefits to couples who can't legally marry. The bill will get its final reading in the Senate this morning. RadioWest will talk to Senator Bell as well as supporters and detractors of SB 89.
Park City, UT – The Sundance Film Festival attracts thousands of people from around the world, and while they're in Park City, they're exposed to the Slamdance, TromaDance, even the 'SchmoozeDance' festivals. Metro Networks Salt Lake City News Bureau Chief Tom Jordan has been to all the alternative 'dance' festivals in Utah and explains to KUER's Dan Bammes just where they fit in.
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."