Park City, UT – Western governors signed an agreement with the Obama administration Monday to strengthen cooperation in developing renewable energy resources. The governors met with three of President Obama's cabinet members for the Western Governors' Association annual conference in Park City. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Selenium is a natural mineral, but it's also a byproduct of refining copper and sewage treatment. In Utah that waste is discharged into locations like the Great Salt Lake where it finds its way into crucial habitat and affects the health of birds. The Utah Division of Water Quality set out to create a new standard for selenium levels in the lake, but critics say it misses the mark and violates an international treaty created to protect migratory birds. Tuesday - Selenium and the Great Salt Lake.
Washington, DC – Many Utahns felt they were cheated out of a new seat in Congress after the 2000 Census. They're hoping that won't happen again this time around. Tanya Snyder reports from Capitol Hill.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick's latest documentary has created some controversy. It's called "Outrage," and in it, he exposes allegedly gay lawmakers in Washington DC. For Dick, it's shining a light on hypocrisy. These are Congressmen and Senators who fight against same sex marriage, funding for aids research and adoption by gay parents. Kirby Dick is in Salt Lake City and joins Doug Monday in studio.
Salt Lake City, UT – Federal officials have charged two dozen Utahns with looting Native American artifacts in the Four Corners region. They say the two-and-half year undercover operation was the largest and most sophisticated of its kind. Thursday, host Jenny Brundin examines the case and the underground, multi-million dollar trade.
Salt Lake City, UT – Right now you're using your ears to hear. But many insects send signals to each other by making things vibrate, such as twigs or leaves. It is called seismic communication and it is a growing field of study for biologists. Jeff Rice reports for the Western Soundscapes radio series.