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One Year After Parkland, Gun Reform Activists Still Find A Tough Audience At Utah's Capitol

In the year since a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people, there have been marches, town halls and a resurgence of student activism. But, as far as 17-year-old Noah Blumenthal can see, not a lot of substantive policy change.

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Welcome back to another session of the Utah Legislature … and another season of 45 Days!

Steve Williams plays jazz 8:00-12:00pm

Steve Williams plays jazz 8:00-12:00pm

Steve Williams 8:00-12:00pm 11/13/02

Steve Williams Jazz Playlist, 8:00 - 12:00

Steve Williams Playlist 8:00-11:00pm

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Legends and new stars fill out the 2002-'03 Jazz at the Sheraton season was kicked off A Aug. 21 with a performance at Abravanel Hall by one of the most influential pianists of the last 50 years, Dave Brubeck.

Salt Lake City, UT – Legends and new stars fill out the 2002-'03 Jazz at the Sheraton season was kicked off A Aug. 21 with a performance at Abravanel Hall by one of the most influential pianists of the last 50 years, Dave Brubeck.

Salt Lake City, UT –

The best Jazz CDs come from the best Jazz Companies. Here is a list compiled by Steve Williams.

Salt Lake City – The best Jazz CDs come from the best Jazz Companies. Here is a list compiled by Steve Williams.

Jazz Record Companies:

Atlantic

BlueBird Records

Bluenote

BMG Records

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Photography And The American West

How much can a photograph tell us about our past? Historian Martha Sandweiss says images like the one of the railroads meeting at Promontory Summit “can describe, but they rarely explain.”

Podcast: 45 Days

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If last week brought the fire, this week brought the fury to Capitol Hill as Republican leaders rushed to pass a scaled-back version of Medicaid expansion in the face of public opposition. Passage, as of this writing, is all but assured and Gov. Gary Herbert says he’s ready to sign the bill, S.B. 96, into law. On this episode, we explain the differences between Prop 3 and the Legislature’s plan, discuss education bills with our reporter Rocio Hernandez and introduce you to a cool website to find out who’s giving your lawmaker campaign cash.

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Valentine's Day is usually a boon for florists. But in the United Kingdom, a cloud hangs over the industry.

Rosa Ashby, who runs Rosa Flowers in the English market town of Witney, is anxious. Every flower in her shop, including lilies, chrysanthemums and lisianthus, is either grown in or distributed through the Netherlands. That has worked just fine since Ashby started her business 22 years ago, because the U.K. has been inside the European Union's single market, and flowers — and countless other products — have flowed seamlessly across the border.

What started off as a strong holiday shopping season ended with a whimper, as consumers, rattled by a trade war and a government shutdown, tightened their belts. The Commerce Department said retail sales fell 1.2 percent between November and December, the sharpest drop in nine years.

An international investigative group says it has identified a third suspect in connection with last year's poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The group says the man is a high-ranking officer in the GRU, Russia's military intelligence agency.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is trying to reassure its members after its decision not to air four awards live at the Oscars triggered a wave of criticism.

Hollywood luminaries such as Brad Pitt, Emma Stone and Quentin Tarantino have come out against the decision to limit the broadcast of awards for Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short, and Makeup and Hairstyling.

President Trump has said he wants to move away from "endless wars," and suggested cutting half of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Now the State Department is looking at cuts of its own in Afghanistan.

NPR has obtained talking points written by staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. It says the embassy is too big and calls for a "comprehensive review" to determine that it's "right-sized for the long-term."

Here's a key paragraph in the one-page document.

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