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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A bill to restrict employers’ ability to require employees to sign a non-compete agreement is suddenly drawing the attention of a large number of business owners and employee rights advocates.

File: Head Start

A proposal to require the State Board of Education and the Department of Workforce Services to administer best practices for after-school programs in Utah failed by a close vote in the Senate Friday.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

Utah-born rodeo legend Lewis Feild died this week of pancreatic cancer.

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Alta Ski Resort will be offering preferred parking spots on select days to skiers who carpool up the canyon. The program is part of a study through the University of Utah's Environmental and Sustainability Studies program in partnership with the Alta Environmental Center.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Law Enforement

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials are investigating a number of juveniles in Emery County and have arrested two people in Tooele County in two separate cases involving the poaching of more than 20 deer.

Research on airline near misses by Brigham Young and Georgetown Universities finds there is still room for improvement in the generally very safe industry. 

Utah Department of Health, Utah Cancer Control Program

Utah’s rate of vaccination for HPV, or Human papillomavirus, is well below the national average.  The Utah Department of Health is launching a new media campaign aimed at increasing the rate of HPV vaccinations among 11-12 year old Utahns.

Salt Lake City International Airport and HOK

The Salt Lake City International Airport is offering a new premium parking service that travelers can reserve online in advance of their airport visit.

Brian Grimmett KUER

35 electric vehicles have been sold or leased in the past two and a half weeks through a program called U Drive Electric.

Weber State University’s National Center for Automotive Science & Technology

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has long said the first driving mile is the worst mile for winter automobile air pollution.

Salt Lake County Regional Development

The newly formed Mountain Planning Commission of Salt Lake County is set to have its inaugural meeting in the first week of the New Year.

Utah Department of Workforce Services

Utah Department of Workforce Services November job numbers out Friday show 8 of 10 private sector industry groups added workers compared to last year.

Lincoln Fillmore Facebook Page

The head of a charter school consulting firm was selected by Republican delegates Wednesday to fill the District 10 State Senate seat of Aaron Osmond.

Andrea Smardon KUER

The Salt Lake County Council voted 6-3 to approve the $1.1 billion 2016 budget Tuesday night. It includes a $9.4 million dollar tax increase for criminal justice reform.

Holly Richardson

Political blogger and former Utah House member Holly Richardson announced Tuesday she is looking to fill the District 14 seat in the State Senate.

Utah State University Utah Climate Center

The Utah State University Climate Center’s inversion forecast is showing the season’s first big spike in probable valley inversions starting next week.

Bob Nelson

The rescue of a woman who fell through the ice in a Northern Utah reservoir Sunday is being called a miracle.

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.