Friday, October 22, 2004 – Doug moderates a discussion between Utah's 2nd Congressional District Candidates Jim Matheson and John Swallow. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Tuesday, October 19, 2004 – RadioWest brings you the best of NPR. You know that story that you just couldn't tear yourself away from? We've collected seven of our favorites: Liza Lister "The Next Big Thing; Jenny Brundin "Family Hockey; Keving Kling "Frustration"; Scott Carrier "The Ski Lesson; Stacy Abramson and Jennifer Carchman "The Jewish Giant"; Howard Berkes "Snowblower" and "Neighbor Essay"; Jay Allison "Cypress Knees."
Thursday, October 14, 2004 – Jenny Brundin talks with Democrat Scott Matheson. Join RadioWest for this live broadcast from the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus. On Thursday, October 21, 2004, we'll take another look at the gubernatorial race when we host Republican Jon Huntsman.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 – What is it with Utah baby names? Join KUER on day two of its pledge drive as we take a humorous look at what makes Utah names so original. Special Guest, cartoonist Pat Bagley.
As a special thanks for your gift of $100, we'll send you KUER's Baby Name Book, illustrated by Pat Bagley, "Raising LaVaughn."
Monday, October 11, 2004 – Doug is joined by cast members of Pygmalion Productions Theatre Company's season opener "Popcorn." The play, written by British comedian Ben Elton, is a satirical look at fame, film-making, violence and the mass media. For more information on this production, visit Pygmalion Productions.
Wedneday, October 6, 2004 – Dr. Ethan Nadelmann joins Doug to discuss U.S. drug control policies and his recommended alternatives. Nadelmann received his PhD in Political Science from Harvard as well as a Masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He lectures internationally on drug policy and criminal justice issues.
Salt Lake City – The University of Utah football team is at the top of the Mountain West conference. After another decisive win last weekend, the Utes are undefeated in their quest to capture a second straight conference title. But winning isn't cheap. Universities across the country are spending more and more money to field successful football programs. And new research shows it may not be worth it. Producer Annie Feidt reports:
Salt Lake City – EARLIER THIS YEAR, US OFFICIALS LAUNCHED A MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR CRACKDOWN ALONG THE ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER. SINCE THEN, ALMOST HALF A MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED ALONG THIS STRETCH OF THE BORDER - A 57 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR. BUT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS HAS RISEN TOO . SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER OPENS HIS 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WITH A LOOK AT THE RISKY JOURNEY TO THE U.S., BEGINNING IN THE MEXICAN BORDER TOWN OF SASABE, SONORA.
Salt Lake City – A BILL IS MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS THAT WOULD HIRE 10,000 MORE BORDER AGENTS TO PATROL MEXICO'S 2000 MILE LONG BORDER WITH THE UNITED STATES. TUSCON WRITER CHARLES BOWDEN BELIEVES THAT AMERICAN EFFORTS TO STOP THE FLOW OF HUMANS CROSSING THE BORDER, WHICH HE CALLS AN EXODUS ---- IS SET UP TO FAIL. IN THE LAST OF A 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER TALKS WITH BOWDEN, WHO IS AUTHOR OF 14 BOOKS, SEVERAL OF THEM ON THE BORDER REGION.
Salt Lake City – THERE'S BEEN A 57 PERCENT INCREASE SINCE MARCH IN ARRESTS OF MEXICANS TRYING TO ENTER THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. BUT THE CRACKDOWN AT THE BORDER HAS ALSO FUELLED MORE DEATHS AMONG ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. THE JOURNEY IS DANGEROUS AND RISKY FOR THE IMMIGRANTS AND OTHERS WHO LIVE ALONG THE BORDER. SALT LAKE RADIO PRODUCER SCOTT CARRIER BRINGS US PART 2 IN A 3-PART SERIES ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WITH A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF A SECURITY OFFICER ON THE BUENOS AIRES NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.
Monday, October 4, 2004 – Doug Fabrizio moderates a discussion on Utah's proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage. The program will be aired live from the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Guests include former Utah Special Assistant Attorney General Monte Stewart; Tiani Coleman, chair of the Utah County Republican Party; and Scott McCoy and Jane Marquardt of the Don't Amend Alliance.
Thursday, September 30, 2004 – Pioneer Theatre Company is currently playing "The Importance of Being Earnest." Doug talks to cast members about the performance, and with an Oscar Wilde scholar on what makes the literary figure so important.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 – Students from UVSC join Doug to explore both sides of the Michael Moore controversy. Later, author Robert O'Neil talks about his book "Free Speech in the College Community."
Salt Lake City, UT – The Delta Center in Salt Lake City is usually known for swift point guards streaking down the stretch and loud, boisterous crowds - it's Utah's House of Basketball. But this past week the arena was converted into a new type of house, a House of the Lord, according to the United Pentecostal Church International, which rented out the Delta Center for a five-day annual conference that ended Sunday night. Producer Beth Hoffman attended the conference and found a different kind of fan.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 – Doug talks to embattled Salt Lake County Mayor Nancy Workman about her reactions to charges of misusing public money and about her plans for continuing her reelection campaign.
Salt Lake City, UT – As Salt Lake City grows and diversifies, residents - particularly those on the city's West Side - are struggling to understand each other. Older neighborhoods are evolving in new ways, and many newcomers now speak foreign languages, work unusual hours, or have darker skin But what's most troubling for many of the area's older residents is simply the way the community now looks. Producer Beth Hoffman has been talking to old-time residents and newcomers to the area.