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Erik Neumann

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Erik Neumann is a radio producer and writer. A native of the Pacific Northwest, his work has appeared on public radio stations and in magazines along the West Coast. He received his bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Washington and a master's in journalism from UC Berkeley. Besides working at KUER, he enjoys being outside in just about every way possible. 

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Like the familiar refrain in the Netflix series Game of Thrones, winter is coming. Here along the Wasatch Front, that means we’re approaching inversion season when fine particulate pollution hangs in the Salt Lake Valley.

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You’ve probably heard the statistics: Utah ranks fifth in the nation for death by suicide, and it’s the leading cause of death for 10-17-year-olds. To try to better understand why suicide is such a problem here, the Department of Health recently hired sociologist Michael Staley to research it.

The Salt Lake City Police Department has put a second officer on administrative leave, because of bodycam footage showing a University of Utah nurse being arrested forcibly.