45 Days

KUER presents "45 Days," a weekly podcast from KUER News that dives in and offers clarity to the 45-day session of the Utah State Legislature. Every Friday afternoon during the 7-week session, KUER reporters will break down the bills and the politics behind them.

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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.