Salt Lake City, UT – In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, creating one of the greatest public works projects in history and a significant development in American culture. As you prepare for your Memorial Day weekend - Whether your journey takes you on the highway or down a meandering side-road -- we're rebroadcasting our conversation about some unforgettable trips and about the appeal of the open road. (Rebroadcast)
- What's a good road trip without the right music? Visit iTunes for the perfect adventure CD as suggested by RadioWest guests and friends:
- Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center suggests a blend of folk and country with a dash of rock to get you across the Utah and Nevada desert. Click here for Hal's mix.
- If you're looking for something a little edgier, try the roadtrip playlist compiled by KUER's own Tristin Tabish (host of KRCL's Afternoon Delight on Saturdays). She took into account each song's "sing-along value, ability to invoke good memories and/or introspection, traveling theme and timing." (Note: Some of the songs contain explicit lyrics). Click here for Tristin's list.
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