Salt Lake City, UT – When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson popped into gear. Declaring Bush's action irresponsible, he promised that HIS city -- the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country -- would meet the goals of the global warming treaty, one compact fluorescent light bulb at a time. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports as part of Think Global, public radio's week of special coverage.
Salt Lake City, UT – KUER's coverage of globalization continues with "Global 3.0". The documentary is a look at how the high-speed movement of goods, people, capital and ideas is transforming everyday life at home and abroad. Listen at 11 a.m. or 7 p.m.
Look at KUER's complete schedule of programs during Think Global.
Salt Lake City, UT – How would the nation cope in a world where the dollar is no longer the dominant currency and the United States no longer the dominant power? In his book Three Billion New Capitalists, Clyde Prestowitz argues American dominance in the world is fragile not because its military power is weak, but because it's economic clout is shrinking. Doug talks to Prestowitz about global trends and America's role in the world's economic future.
Tuesday, May 17: Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City
Salt Lake City, UT – Join us at 11:00 a.m. when Doug talks to producer John Rudolph and two contributing reporters from the Globalization project work "Feet in Two Worlds." Tune in at 7:00 p.m. to listen to the entire hour of the documentary.
Salt Lake City, UT – Two thousand children in Utah are in foster care, and some wait years to be permanently adopted. The state has stepped up efforts to match children with families, but its challenging task. Jenny Brundin examines the challenges and successes in the state's foster care program.
Salt Lake City, UT – The Defense Department is expected to announce its list of military bases it is recommending for the most recent round of closures. It's a critical moment for Northern Utah, as Hill Air Force Base is one of 400 military installations whose fate is uncertain. Today on RadioWest, we'll talk about the process of deciding which bases are expendable, what we know about Hill's future, and what happens if it doesn't make the cut.
Salt Lake City, UT – Salt Lake musician Trace Wiren named her 2nd solo albulm, Johnny's Cafe. She wanted it to be like the quirky cafe she frequents when visiting Lava Hot Aprings, Idah. The songs are at times eccentric, at times soulful, even sad - but always personal and true. KUER's Jenny Brundin brings us the first in an occasional series on Utah's home-grown artists.
Salt Lake City, UT – A six-year drought has uncovered spectacular slot canyons and cliffs in Glen Canyon. As an unusually wet year begins to submerge the landscape, RadioWest looks at the renewed debate over Lake Powell.