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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Impact Hub Salt Lake

Members and leaders of Impact Hub Salt Lake celebrated the completion their permanent home in Salt Lake City Thursday.

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The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report ranks Salt Lake City’s air 7th worst in the nation. On a report card, that’s an “F” in ozone and single-day particle pollution.

Whittney Evans

The United States Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether states can legally ban same sex marriage.

Credit: “Windows into the Earth,” Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel

A team of seismologists, including four from the University of Utah, revealed research this week that shows the Yellowstone supervolcano is connected to a magma chamber that is more than 11 times the size of the Grand Canyon.

Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Enviromental Planning

A group of Utah State University Landscape Architecture students is presenting its final plan for the redevelopment of Salt Lake City’s Granary District Friday before officials from the city.

University of Utah Engineering Arts and Entertainment

A group of University of Utah graduate students in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program have released their first of four video games for Spring 2015. The game is called 404Sight.

The Utah Pride Center in Salt Lake City is home to a new Girl Scout Troop with its first meeting planned Monday.


Little Miss Kimber, Primary Children's Medical Center blog

Intermountain Medical Center in Murray has opened a breast milk collection center to serve the Mother’s Milk Bank in Denver. Mothers are able give their extra milk to the center within days of being screened.

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Among the bills Governor Gary Herbert signed into law earlier this week is HB 396, which prevents the Utah Department of Environmental Quality from placing a season-long ban on wood burning.

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A Rocky Mountain Power Substation in West Jordan was vandalized around 7 am Thursday morning. Nearly 6,000 people were without electricity for 2 hours.

The house is rehabilitated through NeighborWorks. It's a private, non-profit group that brings together at-risk youth, contractors, realtors and banks to revitalize targeted neighborhoods.
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The March Consumer Attitude Index increased nearly 8 points to 114.4 in March. The Zions Bank CAI number soared above the 110 mark for the third time in five months.

Lassonde Institute

A student startup from Brigham Young University won the $40,000 grand prize in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge over the weekend.

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Hill Air Force Base officials and local dignitaries unveiled the new Ployer P. Hill Exhibit Friday at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The ceremony marked the 75th anniversary of the base and honored its namesake.

Utah Department of Corrections

The Utah Department of Corrections broke ground for expansion of the Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison Monday. 

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Recipients of the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology were announced this week. They include seven individuals and one company.

UDOH, Utah Cancer Control Program

The Utah Department of Health is again making a case for Utahns to get screened for colorectal cancer with its campaign through March.

It is a system of automating pastry making.
File: Lassonde Enterpreneur Institute

The University of Utah announced Thursday that the final showcase event of the 2015 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge will be opened to the public for the first time.

Utah Department of Workforce Services, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment in Utah grew for January by an estimated 4.1%, adding 53,600 nonfarm payroll jobs compared to January 2014. 

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield officials announced Monday the discovery of a data breach of the health insurer’s IT system. 

Republican Senator Allen Christensen of No. Ogden, seen standing in the lower part of the photo, lead the recognition event.
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A moment of silence was held in the State Senate Friday to honor fallen Utah military service members.

Program Manager Scott Morrill of the AG's Office says it's the only website of its kind in the country.
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Officials in the Utah Attorney General’s Office Thursday announced the opening of the new “ID Theft Central” website.

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Utah Department of Health officials declared an end to the measles outbreak in the state Wednesday.

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A recent study by the Utah Women and Leadership Project has found that more than half of the women leaders surveyed said they had their greatest struggles with confidence during adolescence. The study results were released Monday.

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A bill that more clearly defines the boundaries of sexual consent passed the Utah Senate Friday and now heads to Governor Gary Herbert’s desk for his signature.

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Salt Lake City’s Granary District will be in the spotlight Friday as students from Utah State University’s Architecture and Environmental Planning Department present their vision of that area’s future.

AAA claims 4.2 million members in the Northern California, Nevada, Utah Region alone.
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Roadside assistance company AAA announced plans Wednesday to open a new call center in Clearfield. The plans include hiring nearly 600 dispatchers and supervisors.

File: Brigham Young University

A new Brigham Young University study finds that adolescent teens can train their brains to make better food choices.

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The Utah Senate voted unanimously Friday to confirm Constandinos Himonas as a Justice on the Utah Supreme Court.

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The Utah Lake Commission announced this week it has reached the halfway mark in its massive carp removal project. It’s part of an overall effort to restore the Endangered June Sucker, which is native to the lake.

Tracy Brooks/Mission Wolf / USFWS

Federal Wildlife officials confirmed Wednesday that a gray wolf shot by a hunter in Utah was the same wolf seen in the Grand Canyon area last year.

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