Salt Lake City, UT – When Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell chartered a ship to offer gays and lesbians a welcoming, family-centered vacation, 500 families signed on. Despite being confronted on Nassau by angry protestors -- a first time experience in prejudice for many of the young children on the trip -- the O'Donnells, parents of four, created an environment defined by love. RadioWest continues its Sundance coverage as Doug talks to director Shari Cookson about filming the cruise, and about what "family" means in today's society.
Park City, UT – Park City is crowded with this week with thousands of worldwide visitors. They're in town for the 25th annual Sundance Film Festival. KUER's Tasha Cook spent the weekend taking in the festival's sights and sounds and filed this report.
Salt Lake City, UT – A Senate committee advanced a bill yesterday that could diminish the governor's role in regulating hazardous waste sites in Utah. Meantime, the House passed a bill to suspend the driver's licenses of deadbeat parents, and a new plan was introduced to allow small businesses to buy into the health plan for state employees. KUER's Dan Bammes reports from Utah's Capitol Hill.
Salt Lake City, UT – Renowned actor Michael York will be in Cedar City this weekend performing "Rogues and Vagabonds: An entertainment about actors and acting." Doug Fabrizio talked to York last March about acting Shakespeare, and about his long and varied career. (Repeat)
Salt Lake City, UT – This morning's piece is from Sean Way. He' 17 years old and lives in Salt Lake City. Today, in our continuing series Youth Waves, he brings us his perspective on stereotyping teenagers.
Salt Lake City, UT – Scientists have known for a long time that autism runs in families. Now a team of researchers at the University of Utah has narrowed the search for a gene linked to the disorder by using the state's unique database of genealogical records and focusing on one family. KUER's Dan Bammes talks with Hilary Coon, research associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Salt Lake City, UT – As RadioWest begins its Sundance coverage, Doug Fabrizio talks to Sharon Waxman, author of "Rebels on the Backlot." Her book is a look at six maverick film directors who changed American filmmaking. He then talks to Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Paul Rachman, whose new film "American Hardcore" is part of this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Salt Lake City, UT – For years, Utah lawmakers have wrestled with whether to place restrictions on the gifts lobbyists give to them. Jazz tickets, expensive meals, golf games that's all been part of the package of being a state lawmaker. And for years, the Republican majority has opposed restricting gifts. But they did take a small step toward that end yesterday by expanding Utah's gift disclosure law. Meantime, in the state Senate, lawmakers advanced a bill to ban smoking in private clubs and taverns. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.