Monthly Archive:: March 2012

CityViews 4/2/12: Radiolab / Laughing Stock

Segment 1: Radiolab has become a public radio phenomenon. Co-hosts Jad Abrumad and Robert Krulwich’s unique blend of science, sound, wit and

Politics Up Close: Mayor Ralph Becker, Congressional Candidate Chris Stewart

Salt Lake City’s plans to restrict electronic billboards survived during this year’s legislative session. But changes will still be coming to the

Utah Watches Supreme Court Proceedings on Health Care Closely

Utah politicians have been closely watching this week’s proceedings in the Supreme Court, with the Beehive State joining 25 others in challenging

CityViews 3/29/12: The Density Dilemma/Endangered Languages

Segment 1: With population in the Valley expected to balloon over the next 20 years, Salt Lake City is looking for ways

CityViews 3/28/12: The Heart/North Temple Makeover

Hearts represent love, affection and the center of one’s emotional core. But symbolic meanings aside, the heart is a very powerful organ,

CityViews 3/27/12: Canyon Concerns/Theatre Seating

Segment 1: A proposed tram between Solitude and The Canyons, a planned roller coaster at Snowbird and increasing traffic in the Wasatch

CityViews 3/26/12: Race & Mormonism/Poetry Slam Champ

Segment 1: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is becoming increasingly diverse, but many still see the church as racist,

Politics Up Close: Independent Congressional Candidate Joe Andrade, Brent Goodfellow Runs for County Council

Usually, political candidates who want to go to Washington pledge to put Utah first. But University of Utah engineering professor Joe Andrade,

Sharon Begley Delivers Nature of Things Lecture

Sharon Begley is Senior Science and Health Correspondent for Reuters. Listen as she shares an astonishing story with implications for health,

City Creek Center Opens Doors to Public

Described as one of the greatest shopping centers in America, City Creek Center officially opened its doors this morning to the public.

CityViews 3/22/12: Salt Lake’s Shiny New Downtown/Film Fest for Kids

Segment 1: After five years of construction, nearly $2 billion and a lot of hype, City Creek Center is finally opening for

Salt Lake County Jail Hoping to Avoid Housing Unit Closure

Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says if the county doesn't act to restore part of the $3.2 million cut to the

CityViews 3/21/12: Lessons from a Piano Virtuoso/Curing the Blind

  Segment 1: Leon Fleisher was a child prodigy, a pianist lauded for his renditions of Beethoven, Mozart and Rachmaninoff. But in

Salt Lake City Main Library to Hire Social Workers to Help the Homeless

More help is coming to Utah’s homeless. The Salt Lake City Main Library, a known hotspot for those with nowhere to go,

Salt Lake City Councilman Running for Congress

Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonsen is setting his sights on higher office, filing to run as a Democrat against Republican

Utah Ranked 36th for Integrity in Government

A new report card ranks Utah 36th among states for integrity in government. As KCPW's Whittney Evans reports, the Center for Public

CityViews 3/20/12: Brain Teasers/School Lunch

Segment 1: Doctors used to think our brains were fully formed by age 3. But research over the past two decades has

Lawmakers React To Abstinence-Only Bill Veto

Sex education, including discussion of contraception, will continue in Utah schools. Friday night, Governor Gary Herbert vetoed House Bill 363, which would

SLC Residents Attend Pipeline Safety Conference

Salt Lake City residents got the chance to follow up on what has happened since the 2010 Chevron oil spill that sent

CityViews 3/19/12: Dr. Cynthia Bioteau/The Great Utah ShakeOut

Segment 1: As 7th president of Salt Lake Community College, Dr. Cynthia Bioteau has made accessibility to higher education for all community

Concurrent Enrollment Courses in Danger Under Sex Ed Bill

Weber State University may be forced to drop a handful of its concurrent enrollment courses if Utah Governor Gary Herbert lends his

Politics Up Close: Winder Runs for County Mayor

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder is plowing ahead with his bid for Salt Lake County Mayor. The candidate has picked up

Hatch Supporters Turn Out for Caucuses

Republicans wanting a voice in Utah’s political process were given that chance last night as thousands of new delegates and precinct chairs

Last Day for Comment on Blended Nuclear Waste

The official public comment period will close Friday on a decision to allow EnergySolutions to store blended nuclear waste in Utah. As

Lee Continues Protest Against Nominees

Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee’s decision to vote against all of President Obama’s judicial nominees in protest of his controversial recess appointments

City Offers Space on Library Square for Occupy SLC

Occupy Salt Lake will have a new home in April. After spending the winter on the Gallivan Plaza, the city has offered

Expert on Afghanistan War, Insurgency Speaks in Salt Lake

The alleged killing of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier has raised serious questions about the future of U.S.forces in Afghanistan.

Corrosion Conference Emphasizes High Cost of Low Maintenance

The world’s largest organization dedicated to preventing corrosion in transportation infrastructure and pipelines was in Salt Lake City this week to showcase

CityViews 3/15/12: Oil Shale – Fact or Fiction?/”Worry Lines”

Segment 1:   Some scientists estimate the oil bed under Utah, Colorado and Wyoming amounts to triple the reserves of Saudi Arabia.

Big Day for Hatch, Liljenquist

Today, Utah Republicans will flock to their caucuses across the state, following the Democrats’ meetings held Tuesday. And with his bid for