Bob Nelson

Reporter and Host for All Things Considered

Bob Nelson is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BA in Mass Communications. He began his radio career at KUER in 1978 when it was still in Kingsbury Hall. That’s also where he met his wife, Maria Shilaos, in 1981. Bob left KUER for commercial radio where he worked for 25 years, and he is thrilled to be back at KUER.  Bob and his family are part of an explorer group, fondly known as The Hordes and Masses, which has been seeking out ghost towns and little-known places in Utah for more than twenty years.

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Zions Bank, Cicero Group

The latest Consumer Attitude Index survey released by Zions Bank shows consumer confidence is high, but hasn’t increased in November as the holiday shopping season gets underway.

Utah Department of Health

Utah Health officials are investigating illnesses in Utah and six other states associated with chicken salad sold by Costco.

Davis Hospital and Medical Center, IASIS Healthcare

Concerns over potential exposure to hepatitis C have expanded to a second Utah hospital.

University of Utah

Veterans Day celebrations are planned statewide Wednesday.

Bob Nelson

Officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that they are awarding a $1.2 million dollar grant to the University of Utah. The money will fund a 3-year study on the impact of drought and extreme events on water quality.

Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Air Quality

In the month of November, winter inversions start to return to the Wasatch Front and Northern Utah valleys. That means particulate matter from wood-burning can get trapped by the mountains.

SLC School District Information Technology

Salt Lake City School District computer servers were hit by a cyberattack over the weekend.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City officials and developers broke ground for the new Central Ninth Market at 153 West 9th South Wednesday.

LHM Sports and Entertainment, Vivint

Larry H. Miller Sports and Entertainment officials announced Monday a name change for the home of the Utah Jazz.

Bob Nelson

Salt Lake City officials launched an initiative called “Aging in Place” Friday on an Avenues Pickleball Court. Mayor Ralph Becker also announced the city’s application to join the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.


Governor Gary Herbert shifted much of the blame for Utah’s Medicaid expansion stalemate on inherent flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

Intermountain Medical Center

Treatment following a diagnosis for breast cancer in Utah has some of the best success rates in the nation according to Dr. Brett Parkinson. He’s the imaging director for breast care services at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

Brian Grimmett KUER

The three female Salt Lake City police officers who sued the department over alleged sexual harassment by a former deputy chief have reached a settlement.

FCC/ Utah Foundation

Utah’s internet infrastructure has better than 95% coverage for residents to access broadband service. Only eight other states reach this standard according to a new study by the non-profit research group Utah Foundation.

Judy Fahys

Utah water watchers are reminding Wasatch Front residents that October 1st is the time of year to stop watering lawns and gardens.

Bob Nelson

The Wasatch Front Consumer Attitude Index slumped in September but not as much as expected. The CAI decreased 1.2 points to 110.0 for the month.

Washington County Emergency Services

Washington County Emergency Services officials are scaling back volunteer search operations for 6-year-old Tyson Black of Hildale, Utah.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have invested $5 million dollars into a Salt Lake City-based learning software company. MasteryConnect distributes their systems worldwide.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Utah Department of Workforce Services released its employment numbers for August on Friday.

Washington County Emergency Services

The seventh and final victim of the flash flood in Zion National Park has been found, bringing the total confirmed deaths from Monday’s storm in southern Utah to 19.

The Disability Law Center, along with a group of individual plaintiffs, has filed a class action lawsuit against the Utah State Hospital, the Department of Human Services and a state mental health agency.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah and the Utah Legal Clinic have filed a complaint in Federal Court in Salt Lake City challenging Farmington City’s free speech ordinance.

Bob Nelson

The University of Utah has a new gateway to the campus with Tuesday’s grand opening of the S.J. Quinney College of Law building on the campus’s southwest corner.

Utah Department of Health

A Utah Department of Health study released Monday found Utah teens are using electronic cigarettes at nearly double the rate of two years ago. The annual legislative report also found the use of e-cigarettes by teens in Utah is more than double that of adults.

ACT: The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2015

The number of Utah high school juniors who took the ACT increased to 97% in 2014. That’s up 14% over the previous year according to data released Wednesday.

Bob Nelson

Utahns’ consumer confidence surged back from a two-month slump while the inflation figure is right where it should be according to a Zions Bank survey by the Cicero Group.

Bob Nelson

Soon-to-be harvested corn, squash, tomatoes and green beans are surrounded by graffiti art, offices, restaurants and homes near downtown Salt Lake City.


Marriage and family therapist Dr. Jonathan Swinton announced his run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. He filed with the Federal Elections Commission Monday as a Democrat.

Utah Department of Transportation

The Utah Department of Transportation has just released its 25-year plan. It focuses mainly on the needs of rural travelers.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says the county is pulling out of negotiations with Omni Hotels & Resorts for a new convention center hotel after a year and a half of talks.