Salt Lake City, UT – After weeks of intense public scrutiny, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced he's ditching his plan to build a new police headquarters on Library Square. But he hopes the public will still support funding a new cop shop this November. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce reports.
Salt Lake City, UT – Tuesday on RadioWest - making sense of North Korea. It's believed that tension in the Korean Peninsula is at the highest level since the war there in the 1950s. The scholar BR Myers joins Doug to explore the context for the behavior of the country. This is about political culture. Myers describes the ideology of North Korea this way - race-based, paranoid nationalism.
Salt Lake City, UT – YouthCity art teacher Marcela Torres wanted to find out more about her students, so she invited them to write about "home." What she uncovered were tales of drug dealers, pet roosters and sometimes dull urban living. KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce talked to YouthCity's budding authors and filed this audio postcard.
Salt Lake City, UT – Pixar writer and director Pete Docter says he loves animation because even though you know it's not real, you get sucked in and you fall in love with the characters anyway. Docter was part of the teams that created Monsters, Inc. and WALL-E and he directed Pixar's latest film "Up," which opens around the country today. Docter joins Doug to talk about imagination, adventure and his newest creation, a grumpy 78-year-old balloon salesman who sets out to fulfill his life-long dream. (Rebroadcast)
Salt Lake City, UT – There's something said for luck and being in the right place at the right time. Especially when it comes to recording natural sounds. For the Western Soundscapes radio series, Jeff Rice has this week's audio postcard from Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The Western Soundscapes radio series is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is produced in cooperation with the Western Soundscape Archive at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library.