Terry Gildea

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Terry Gildea comes to KUER from San Antonio where he spent four years as a reporter and host at Texas Public Radio. While at KSTX, he created, produced and hosted the station's first local talk show, The Source. He covered San Antonio's military community for the station and for NPR's Impact of War Project. Terry's features on wounded warriors, families on the home front and veterans navigating life after war have aired on Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. His half-hour radio documentary exploring the burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center was honored by the Houston Press Club and the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. Prior to his position in San Antonio, Terry covered Congress for two years with Capitol News Connection and Public Radio International . He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Washington and a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Terry enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, fixing bicycles and rooting for his hometown Seattle Mariners.

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Republican Mia Love defeated her Democratic challenger Doug Owens and will serve another term representing Utah’s 4 Congressional District. 

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In the battle over the seat in Utah’s Fourth Congressional district, Doug Owens is hoping to do this year what he couldn’t do in 2014, defeat Republican Mia Love and become the lone Democratic voice in the Utah delegation.

Utah has been solidly Republican at the presidential level for the past 48 years. But the leaked tape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without their consent may have been the last straw for socially conservative voters in this heavily Mormon state.

Soon after the tape surfaced, several prominent Republicans in the state revoked their support for the GOP presidential nominee.

Gov. Gary Herbert did so on Twitter within a few hours.

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Republican Congresswoman Mia Love and Democratic challenger Doug Owens faced off in a debate Monday night over issues facing the Fourth Congressional District.  

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Utah Republicans reacted swiftly to the video that surfaced on Friday showing presidential candidate Donald Trump engaging in a lewd conservation about women.  Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman was one of the first to revoke his support of Trump and call for him to withdraw from the presidential race.

Candidates from the major parties in Utah, along with state school board candidates will face off in a primary election Tuesday. 

Two prominent Republicans squared off in a debate Thursday over whether the current system for nominating political candidates provides enough voters access to the process. 

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Utahans reacted to the Orlando shooting on Sunday with anger and sorrow.

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Former Republican Utah Senator Bob Bennett died on Wednesday evening.

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Republican incumbent Mia Love and Democratic challenger Doug Owens will compete against each other for second time for the congressional seat in Utah’s Fourth District. 

Utah Governor Gary Herbert faced off with Republican challenger Jonathon Johnson in a debate Monday leading up to the state GOP convention later this month. 

Utah Democrats will caucus tomorrow night to choose state delegates and divide national delegates among presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. 

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Capping off recent visits from almost all of the presidential candidates, Republican Ted Cruz spent time with voters in Utah over the weekend. 

Cruz made two stops in the state on Saturday. Between rallies in Draper and Provo he responded to reporters’ questions.  Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said last week that he would vote for Cruz in the Utah caucuses on Tuesday, but fell short of endorsing the candidate. Cruz told the press that he appreciates Romney’s support in helping defeat Donald Trump.

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The Utah Senate voted Tuesday to expand the state’s Medicaid program, but only to cover a small population living in extreme poverty. 

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert delivered his annual State of the State address on Wednesday night from the House Chamber of the Utah State Capitol. Included here is the speech in it's entirety, broadcast live on KUER.

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Lawmakers in the Utah House Tuesday debated whether or not cities should be able to keep landlords from renting to people with criminal records. Some say such control could cut down on crime, but Democrats want to see more housing opportunities for those exiting prison.

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In 2013, Edward Snowden leaked classified information about U.S. surveillance programs while working as contract intelligence officer for the National Security Agency.  Snowden fed information to reporters at The Washington Post and The Guardian who revealed that the NSA was seizing the private records of millions of Americans who had not been suspected of any crimes.  Shortly after Snowden fled the United States, federal officials charged him under the Espionage Act. Today he resides in Russia, living in exile while federal law enforcement officials continue efforts to extradite him back to the United States. On Saturday, KUER’s Doug Fabrizio will interview Snowden live via a satellite link in an event organized by the Park City Institute.  Also present at the event will be Ben Wizner. He is director of the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project with the American Civil Liberties Union and he’s also representing Snowden as his attorney. KUER's Terry Gildea  sat down with Ben Wizner to talk about the logistics behind putting the interview together.

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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that the organization will continue its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America, despite a recent rule change that allows troops to register gay adult leaders.

Utah Republican delegates met on Saturday to elect new officers and hear from their elected representatives. But they also took on the difficult task of approving changes to the party constitution in order for candidates to appear on the 2016 ballot.

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Former Overstock.com CEO Jonathon Johnson announced his candidacy for Governor at the Utah Republican Party organizing convention on Saturday.

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Navajo President Russell Begaye is concerned the plume of mine waste is contaminating the water his people depend on. Begaye says Navajo land sits on two thirds on the river banks affected by the spill and he says ranchers and farmers fear their livelihood is at stake.

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Faithful Mormons gathered at the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square today to say goodbye to Boyd K. Packer.  The President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church died last week at the age of 90. 

Members of the legislative commission charged with recommending a new site for the state prison will take longer than expected to reach a decision.

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State representative Jon Cox announced Wednesday that he will resign from the Utah House and take a job on Governor Herbert’s senior staff.

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Boyd K. Packer, leader of the Mormon faith’s highest governing body, has died. Packer was the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was next in line to become President of the Church.   Packer served in World War Two as a bomber pilot and was appointed a member of the Quorum of the Twelve in 1970.

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Salt Lake City officials are adding several new electric vehicles to the city’s fleet and replacing some older ones that burn fossil fuels. 

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced Thursday that Police Chief Chris Burbank resigned from the department in the afternoon. 

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This weekend, Utah Catholics will say goodbye to the Most Reverend John Wester who has led the Diocese of Salt Lake for more than eight years.  Wester was recently appointed Archbishop of Santa Fe and will begin his service there next week.   

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