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CityViews 5/14/12: Chase Peterson/300 Plates

Segment 1: Thirty years ago, Dr. Chase Peterson and two other University of Utah physicians implanted the world’s first artificial heart into a retired dentist, Dr. Barney Clark. The landmark surgery is one of many accomplishments in Peterson’s storied career as a doctor, academic and administrator. Peterson has written a new memoir and on Monday,…

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CityViews 5/10/12: Natural Gas Boom/The Coming “Ring of Fire”

Segment 1: Declared a win-win by environmental groups, energy developers as well as government officials, the plan by Anadarko Petroleum to drill 3,600 new natural gas wells in the Uinta Basin will create over 4,000 jobs. On Thursday, we’ll talk about the potential for natural gas development in Utah as well as the art of…

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CityViews 5/9/12: Neighborhood Watering Holes in SLC?/Environmentalist and author Katie Lee

Segment 1: Since his first election in 2008, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has promoted walkable neighborhoods, the idea of allowing markets and restaurants to co-exist with homes and condos. He’d like that mix to include bars and taverns as well, but some residents worry about wild parties, traffic and drunk drivers that a…

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CityViews 5/8/12: Mercury Rising in GSL/Local Business and the Local Economy

Segment 1: In 2003, scientists took water and sediment samples from the Great Salt Lake and they discovered the highest level of mercury ever detected in the U.S. Since then, samples from fish, waterfowl and even spiders all show the same result: extremely high mercury levels. On Tuesday, we’ll talk about mercury contamination and the…

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CityViews 5/2/12: Teens in Foster Care/Samba Fogo

Segment 1: Hundreds of Utah youth spend their teen years in foster care, but not many foster families want teens. A 2011 audit found that of the 1,300 foster care families statewide, just 200 were willing to bring a child in that 14-18 age bracket into their homes. On Wednesday, we’ll talk about the reality…

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CityViews 5/1/12: The Case for Juries/Improving Justice

  Segment 1: The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee being judged by a jury of one’s peers. Instead, the Sixth Amendment creates the right to a speedy, public trial by an impartial jury. But who sits can greatly influence a trial’s verdict. On Tuesday (Law Day), we explore the jury selection process, the types of juries…

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CityViews 4/30/12: Director Richard Dutcher/Learning about Lupus

Segment 1: Richard Dutcher’s film “Falling” was dubbed “the first R-rated Mormon film” during a brief run in theaters back in 2008. “Falling” is back on the big screen this week at the Broadway Centre Cinemas and Dutcher has moved beyond his identity as a Mormon director. On Monday, Dutcher joins us to discuss the…

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CityViews 4-26-12: Becoming Bike-Friendly/Violinist William Hagen

Segment 1: Utah ranks just 31st in the nation when it comes to bike-friendly states. But don’t let the tepid rating dissuade you from hopping on your two-wheeled chariot and taking a spin. More Utah cities and towns are widening roadways to accommodate bike lanes and the state is boosting programs that encourage cycling and…

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CityViews 4/25/12: Utah’s Poet Laureate/”Low Lives 4″

Segment 1: Katharine Coles finds her muse in science, literature, landscapes, art galleries, even dogs. Her poems – praised for their clarity, inquiry and structure – have earned her dozens of honors, from Utah Poet Laureate to, most recently, a Guggenheim award. On Wednesday, Coles joins us to talk about the power of poetry to…

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CityViews 4/24/12: Bonner Ritchie/On the Ground in Afghanistan

  Segment 1: Last week, Prof. Bonner Ritchie delivered his final public lecture at Utah Valley University, wrapping up an illustrious academic career. But in addition to his considerable reputation as a master teacher, he’s also well known for putting his expertise in peace-making into practice. On Tuesday, Ritchie joins us to talk about negotiation…

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