State & Regional

Gary Herbert
5:32 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Herbert Signs Eight Bills To Improve Utah Air Quality

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 8 bills designed to clear Utah's murky wintertime skies.

Herbert took the action during a ceremony Friday attended by clear air advocates including some lawmakers who published for the legislation.

The new laws will facilitate electrical vehicle charging stations, assist homeowners whose only source of heat is wood burning, provide tax credits for energy efficient vehicles and encourage use of biodiesel fuel.

Salt Lake City
5:22 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Bishop To Face McAleer In 1st District In Rematch

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Six-term Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop has breezed past a challenge for his party's nomination and will face Democrat Donna McAleer a general election in rematch from two years ago. 

It took McAleer two rounds of votes to get enough support from the delegates Saturday at the Democratic convention get past physician Peter Clemens and avoid a primary. The business executive received 66% of the votes in the second round. 

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Technology
2:43 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Cool Science Radio - April 24, 2014

Lynn and John talk to Tom Chiller, epidemiologist for the Center for Disease Control, about Valley Fever. Most cases occur in people who live in or travel to the southwestern United States. Then, Dr. Peter Squire, researcher at Office of Naval Research. Navy researchers what to know if those facing the unexpected in the heat of battle can be trained to guess right more often than not.

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Healthy Lifestyle
12:22 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

The Mountain Life - April 23, 2014

In an active and  aging community like the one we live in, the health of our joints is really a top priority.  We speak with Dr. Phil Davidson, a surgeon in the Heiden Davidson Orthopedic office in Park City. He’ll join us to talk about some of the ongoing practices that give longer life to our weary and overused joints. Then, we’ll talk about Essentialism  - what do real really need in our lives to thrive.  Greg McKeown is a blogger for the Harvard Business Review and speaks all over the world.   We’ll talk to him about his new book, Essentialism:  The Discipline Pursuit of Less.

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Environment
12:42 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

This Green Earth - April 22, 2014

In honor of Earth Day, This Green Earth looks at environmental stewardship in terms of acts, educationand advocacy.  First, Dee Williams discusses the growing "tiny house" movement in the U.S. and why she enjoys living in an 84 square foot house.   Then Lisa Schneider of Habitat for Humanity comes on to talk about their latest LEED certified home, and finally Brent Giles from POWDR Corporation stops by to announce the winners of "Protect Your Playground".

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State & Regional
6:27 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Forest Service Seeks Trail Improvement Proposals

Does your favorite stream or trail need improvement? The U.S. Forest Service is requesting project proposals from the public that it can fund. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

For the Forest Service's home page: fs.usda.gov/uwcnf

For the project form click here.

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Finance
12:57 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Mountain Money - April 21, 2014

Larry and Doug have Dave Fiscus in the studio. Dave is the Director, US Commercial Services Utah Offices along with Mark Garfield, SVP, International Banking at Zion Bank. Tim Wheelright is the next guest. He is a member of AmericansForReform. A new report shows the number of Hispanic Entrepreneurs in America has grown exponentially over the past 2 decades. Finally, Chris Bender, owner of Paul Wyatt Designs, building unique and elaborate wine cellars.

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Events
12:57 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Fun Friday - April 18, 2014

Easter chocolate, Easter Tulips and Easter fun. Our guests include Britnee Johnson from Thanksgiving Point who says that the 10th Annual Tulip Festival is now open. Then Paulmichael Maxfield with the Natural History Museum of Utah, and Scott Querry from Solstice Chocolate team up for a sweet display at the museum the "Chocolate Exhibit".

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Technology
1:36 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Cool Science Radio April 17, 2014

Lynn and guest host Tim talk to Simon Head, author of "Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans", arguing that systems have come to trump human expertise .Then, Brent Andersen, Founder of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, which opened its new facilities in Draper. It's the 9th largest aquarium in the nation.

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Watershed Concerns
12:22 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Water Conservancy Districts Wants To Ensure Water Safety From Pipeline

Some major water suppliers on the Wasatch, including the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, are concerned the proposed Tesoro oil pipeline could pose catastrophic risks, since the line will be routed along river corridors like the Weber River.

Scott Paxman, assistant general manager of the Weber District, is convinced the pipeline will happen; they just have to make sure the line is as safe as possible. Rick Brough has more.

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