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CityViews 12/20/2011: Peace Practicum

Segment 1: It’s said that those who don’t study history are bound to repeat it. Proponents of peace and conflict resolution programs could say the same – that peace-mindedness comes from dedicated scholarship in the area. We take a look at what increasing numbers of Utah college students are finding in a peace major. Guests:…

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CityViews 12/19/11: The Air We Breathe

Segment 1: Gray skies during December don’t always mean snow is on the way. Particulate matter from car exhaust, coal power plants and other businesses gets stuck in Utah valleys for days and weeks on end. What are the health consequences of extended exposure to dirty air? Guest:  Dr. Brian Moench, president, Utah Physicians for…

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CityViews 12/15/11: To Caucus or Not to Caucus

Segment 1: A simmering debate over how political candidates are nominated in Utah is bubbling over into editorial pages, the blogosphere and now the radio waves. Do you think the state’s current caucus system is working? Guests: Morgan Lyon Cotti, Utah Foundation Rep. Jim Nielson Sheryl Allen, former state legislator and lieutenant governor candidate The Utah Foundation…

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CityViews 12/14/11: Going Solar

Segment 1: How can you harness the power of the sun? We’re talking about solar technology and how residents and businesses are finding ways to make it easier and more affordable. Guests: Sarah Wright, Utah Clean Energy Benjamin Turner, Utah Solar Association “Solar Power 101” is a free public forum where you can learn more…

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CityViews 12/13/11: Sederburg on Higher Ed

Segment 1: Under his watch as Commissioner of Higher Education, William Sederburg saw student enrollment at Utah’s eight colleges and universities grow 22 percent while state funding was cut 14 percent. After four years, he’s stepping down and Tuesday, he joins us to talk about making the case for higher ed and doing more with…

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CityViews 12/12/11: Jesus Christ Superstar

Segment 1: A group of business leaders says education funding should be the state’s top priority. What is the Prosperity 2020 movement and how would more money for schools help with curriculum and test scores? Guests: Mark Bouchard, managing director, CB Richard Ellis for Utah and volunteer chair of Prosperity 2020 Dr. Rich Kendall, former…

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CityViews 12/8/11: Kurt Bestor

Segment 1: Kurt Bestor is an Emmy-winning composer  and performer who may be best known in Utah for his annual Christmas concerts, which he’s been performing to sold-out crowds for 24 years. Now he’s got a Grammy nomination for his work with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker. Bestor joins us to talk about his particular love…

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CityViews 12/7/11: The Art of the Column

Segment 1: Throw two seasoned, very different reporters into a partnership and what do you get? Years of muckraking, rabble rousing and great storytelling. Paul Rolly is celebrating 20 years as a columnist at The Salt Lake Tribune and he and his long-time writing associate, JoAnn Jacobsen-Wells, join us to share memories and insight into…

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CityViews 12/6/11: Fallout of the Winder-Burwash Incident

Segment 1: West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder confessed last month to writing pro-West Valley news stories using a pen name. How will this affect West Valley City’s image and its young mayor’s political future? Guest: Frank Pignanelli, lawyer, lobbyist and political columnist for the Deseret News   Segment 2: How are publications thinking about…

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CityViews 12/5/11: Golf Fee Hike in SLC?

Segment 1: Will green fees go up at Salt Lake City’s nine public courses? How would golfers react to higher fees on the fairways? And should the city be in the golf business anyway? We’ll take up the questions Monday; the City Council is also asking for citizen feedback at a hearing Tuesday, Dec. 6.…

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