Salt Lake City, UT – A bill before the legislature would make lay midwifery legal again in Utah. Proponents say it would legalize a viable birthing option for parents. Opponents argue it will make homebirths less safe. RadioWest looks at the history of midwifery in America, and talks to people on both sides of the debate.
Salt Lake City, UT – A battle is brewing between Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and Republican lawmakers over a proposal that weakens the governor's leverage in passing certain budget priorities. The bill's sponsor argues that it's simply a stop-gap measure intended to keep government running should lawmakers fail to agree on a budget by the last day of the legislative session. Lawmakers also advanced a message to Congress on federal education policy. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Thursday, February 3, 2005 – 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.
Friday, February 4, 2005 – Doug talks to Christine Rosen about technology, especially television, and its narrowing of our world view. Her article The Age of Egocasting appears in the current issue of The New Atlantis Monthly.
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 – Following a legislative update from KUER's Jenny Brundin, RadioWest talks to documentary filmmaker Steven Greenstreet about his new film This Divided State. The work follows the controversy over Michael Moore's visit to Utah Valley State College.
Salt Lake City, UT – A legislative committee witnessed an emotional debate on Wednesday (2/2) over how to protect parents and families from false accusations of child abuse while protecting children at the same time. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – I.J. Wagner will be remembered as the namesake of the I.J and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center and the patron of the Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts. But KUER's Elaine Clark remembers Izzi Wagner in a much more personal way.
Salt Lake City, UT – Lawmakers on Utah's Capitol Hill had a full day Monday (1/31), taking up issues as diverse as divorce, child abuse, pet abuse, telecommunications deregulation and recovery from the flooding disaster in southern Utah. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Tuesday, February 1, 2005 – Geneticist Dean Hamer's book "The God Gene" explores how our inclination towards faith is influenced by our genes. Dr. Hamer joins Doug Fabrizio for a conversation that explores an intersection of science and religion. (Repeat)