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Serving Time

Dec 14, 2017
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People feel protective of a good food dive. Locals often keep it a secret. There's one like that in Draper, in a nondescript building, just 30 paces from the Utah State Prison. It's called Serving Time Cafe and it's run entirely by female inmates. It was featured in a recent RadioWest film.

 Link to original video: https://films.radiowest.org/film/serving-time

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After passing their respective tax overhaul bills, the U.S. House and Senate are trying to reconcile the differences in their legislation. While they do that, President Trump is making a renewed pitch to the American people about the importance of overhauling the tax code. Watch the president’s remarks live.

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During his first official trip to Utah, President Donald Trump announced the largest cutback to national monument land in U.S. history. Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante will lose a total of 2 million acres together. While Trump made the announcement in Salt Lake City, KUER's Judy Fahys was in San Juan County talking with Utahns who will be most affected by the change.

Link to original story: http://kuer.org/post/public-lands-emotions-shift-southern-utah-along-national-monument-boundaries

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FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. He is likely to face questions about the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Last week, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. The hearing also comes days after President Trump attacked the FBI on Twitter, saying "its reputation is in Tatters," citing the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server under former Director James Comey.

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The Senate is debating its tax overhaul bill. To pass it, the Republicans need strong party unity and leaders have been working on changes to firm up support among uncommitted lawmakers, as the GOP can only afford two no votes from its party and still pass the legislation. But even if the Senate does pass the bill by the end of the week, it will have to reconcile its version with the House's. Watch the debate unfold.

 

Dispatch

Nov 30, 2017
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When a 911 call is dialed, someone answers. There is a real human on the other end, trying to make sense of what is happening and trying to keep people from getting hurt. KUER's Erik Neumann walks us through one phone call that changed the life of an emergency dispatcher forever.

Original story: http://kuer.org/post/emergency-dispatchers-mental-toll-high-stress-job#stream/0

A "More To Say" Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2017
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The producers celebrate the holiday with a little preview of what you’ll hear in the coming weeks on “More to Say.” Thanks for listening to the first two episodes. We’d really appreciate feedback and reviews. See you on November 30.  

The Stigma Of Pornography

Nov 16, 2017
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Watching pornography is often referred to as a sin. A sin that can greatly disrupt an individual’s life and even end relationships. But what if some of those negative consequences have more to do with the stigma surrounding porn than porn itself? Doug Fabrizio talks with KUER’s Lee Hale about how this stigma plays out in individual lives.

Original story: http://kuer.org/post/religious-communities-stigma-pornography-brings-consequences-its-own

When Your Senator Blocks You

Nov 16, 2017
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It’s been said that Twitter is the public square of our times, but some people say their elected officials would rather not have them there. In fact, they know they don’t because they’ve been blocked.  Doug Fabrizio talks with KUER’s Julia Ritchey about whether or not that should even be legal. 

Original story: http://kuer.org/post/when-online-civility-tested-lawmakers-hit-block-button

Introducing: More To Say

Nov 6, 2017

After a story is reported, sometimes there's more to say.

Look for a new podcast coming from KUER News that takes the stories we've aired and turns them into conversations. Get the first two episodes on November 16, with new episodes every Thursday.

Episode 1: Brother

Sep 12, 2017
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KUER partners with Nurture the Creative Mind to put recorders and microphones in the hands of teenagers.  They choose who they want to talk to, and what they want to talk about.  In this episode, Ryan Gimbel sits down with fellow student Piper Deamer to talk about Piper’s brother.

Episode 2: Father

Sep 12, 2017
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Chloe McGregor talks with her mother about the death of her father.  He died when she was three years old. 


Episode 3: Ziegfeld

Sep 12, 2017
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Cooper Lavallee talks with Rick Rea, the artistic director at the Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden, Utah, about community theater between the coasts.

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Alicia Baker is passionate about diversity in all its forms.  She had conversations with Weber State University’s Chief Diversity Officer Adrienne Andrews and Ogden City Council member Luis Lopez.

Episode 5: Ogden Is

Sep 12, 2017
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Piper Deamer loves Ogden. And she wanted to find out how much of her city’s colorful history is really true. She spoke with Special Collections Curator Sarah Singh from Weber State University.

Episode 6: It’s Not Me Only

Sep 12, 2017
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Sydney Van Vliet wants young people coping with depression to know they’re not alone.  She talked with her friend Isabella Hill about their experiences with mental illness.

Hear Me Now

Sep 1, 2017
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Hear Me Now is a production of KUER in partnership with Nurture the Creative Mind. Download today on iTunesStitcher and TuneIn. You can also listen below and via KUER's mobile app


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President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 7:00 PM MST, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. 

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A total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others.

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Vehicle Donation FAQ

May 25, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Even though we make donating easy, we understand that sometimes you may have questions regarding the car donation process. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions that will help provide answers to questions you may have regarding how to donate a car, truck, RV, boat, or other vehicle. 

If at any time you are unable to locate answers to a question, feel free to give us a call at 888-KUER-CAR or 888-583-7227. It's that easy!

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On the final episode of 45 Days, KUER’s Terry Gildea, Judy Fahys, Erik Neumann, Nicole Nixon, Lee Hale, and Julia Ritchey break down the final hours of the 2017 Utah Legislative Session: alcohol, teacher salaries, homelessness, public lands, and—crucially—cattle harassment.  See you next year.

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With just a week to go until the end of the 2017 Utah Legislative Session, KUER’s Terry Gildea, Nicole Nixon, and Whittney Evans talk about the latest developments on a bill to pull down the Zion Curtain—turns out there’ll still be a barrier between drinkers and the sober public.  Also, legislators are looking to clarify “Stand Your Ground” rules in the state.  And finally, Terry, Nicole and Whittney look at several important bills previously covered on the podcast that lawmakers are trying to pass before time runs out.

We’re nearing the end of the 2017 Utah legislative session.  This week, KUER news director Terry Gildea talks with reporters Nicole Nixon, Whittney Evans, and Lee Hale about a bill to make provisional concealed carry permits available to 18 to 20-year-olds, amid concerns of sexual assault.  They also discuss what lawmakers are doing—or not doing—to raise salaries for public school teachers.

45 Days Ep. 4: Guns & Booze

Feb 17, 2017

We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session.  This week on 45 Days, KUER News Director Terry Gildea talks with reporters Nicole Nixon, Whittney Evans, and Julia Ritchey about a bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol level from .08 to .05—one of the lowest limits in the country.  Also, some legislators are trying to change concealed weapon permit laws in the state, and polygamy is back in the news this week, with people for and against showing up in Southern Utah to protest.

This week, KUER reporters Nicole Nixon, Lee Hale, and Judy Fahys join news director Terry Gildea to talk about sex education in Utah, and the fight over federal control of public lands in Utah.  Last week Governor Gary Herbert signed a non-binding resolution that asks President Trump to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument.  Also, the Utah Senate passed a resolution asking Congress to shrink the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  

It’s the second week of “45 Days,” the KUER podcast bringing you the latest news on the bills and politics coming out of the 2017 general session of the Utah Legislature.  This time, KUER reporters Erik Neumann, Judy Fahys, and Julia Ritchey sit down with news director Terry Gildea to talk about medical marijuana, resolutions surrounding Bears Ears, and more.  

45 Days: Episode 1

Jan 27, 2017
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The 2017 general session of the Utah Legislature is underway, and KUER reporters are breaking down the bills, and the politics behind them, in our new podcast “45 Days.”  On our first episode, KUER news director Terry Gildea is joined by reporters Whittney Evans and Julia Ritchey.  They talk about the Women’s March, the Governor’s speech to the Utah Legislature, the future of the so-called Zion curtain, and more.