State & Regional

Environment
10:59 am
Tue October 22, 2013

This Green Earth - October 22, 2013

Nell and Chris speak to Dr. Jeff Masters, meteorologist and co-founder of "Weather Underground,"  then go to the website for all things weather and climate related world-wide. Chris and Nell will get Jeff's thoughts on the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report on Climate Change and his explanation on why there appears to be a "pause" in global warming this past decade. 

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Financials
1:44 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Mountain Money - October 21, 2013

Doug Wells is joined by guest host Ted McAlear to talk with Erica Ariel Fox, author of "Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Learning, Living, and Lasting Change." Then, Susan McTiernan, associate dean for the graduate program in the Quinnipiac University School of Business. Finally, Krizten Zueger and Alicia Moran discuss a Fresh Day Cafe that just opened inside Rite Aid. 

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Events
2:20 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Fun Friday - October 18, 2013

Host John Burdick is joined by “B” Team co-host “Frieda” while Jan Burdick is out on assignment this week. They are joined by Jennifer Kimball from Zermatt Resort, who has prepared a Haunted Halloween Ball, complete with live music, a “Candy Bar” and Tarot card readers. Then Rachel Kahler and Brent Kelly from Heber Valley come to talk about the Heber Valley Cowboy Poetry & Buckaroo Fair. As the show wraps up with the Candy Quiz and Stupid Criminals, KPCW’s newest intern Corrie Gustman gets trotted out to learn grace under fire.

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Technology
2:21 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 17, 2013

Today we talked with Clive Thompson,  contributing writer to Wired and NY Times Magazine and also one of the people chosen to test the Google Glass.  He’ll tell us about that and also talk about his new book called “Smarter Than You Think, How Technology is Changing our Minds for The Better." Then Daniel Leiberman, head of the evolutionary biology department at Harvard., speaks about  his book: "The Story of the Human Body:  Evolution, Health, and Disease." 

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State & Regional
9:15 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Navajo Lawmakers Take Up Energy-Related Bills

WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA (AP) - Navajo lawmakers have approved a $4,000,000 appropriation to a tribal company set up to purchase a coal mine in northwestern New Mexico. 

The vote Wednesday came during a special session of the Navajo Nation Council in Window Rock.

The bill will give an initial infusion of cash to the Navajo Mine from BHP Billiton if lawmakers don't vote to update the tribe's 1980 energy policy.

A bill to do so had been on the council's agenda Wednesday. But the council lost a quorum.

State & Regional
8:46 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Cox Sworn In As Utah Lieutenant Governor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Spencer Cox has been sworn in as Utah's new lieutenant governor, becoming the the eighth person to hold the office.

Cox took the oath of office at the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after his appointment was approved by the Senate. 

Gov. Gary Herbert selected Cox to replace Greg Bell, who is stepping down to return to the private sector. 

Cox was a freshman Republican lawmaker, attorney and telecommunications executive from Fairview, a small town in Central Utah.

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State & Regional
8:35 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Lawmakers Approve $7,000,000 To Keep National Parks Open

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah lawmakers have authorized the state to spend another $7,000,000 to keep Utah's national parks open through December 1 after the sites were temporarily shuttered due to a partial shutdown of the federal government.

The Senate and House unanimously approved the spending Wednesday evening, but it was unclear if the money would need to be used.

Congress appeared to be closing in on a deal late Wednesday to reopen the government.

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State & Regional
6:06 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

5 Northern Utah Moose Shot Dead In 3 Days

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says five moose were illegally shot dead earlier this month in northern Utah. 

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that investigators believe it was the work of poachers acting separatly over three days in Summit and Wasatch counties. 

Some were shot at close range by high-powered rifles. Witnesses watched two of the shootings but couldn't identify the hunters. 

The Utah Division of Wildlife is asking the public for help solving the Oct. 5-7 shootings.

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State & Regional
4:17 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Utah Outdoor Summit Set For May 8

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert outdoor recreation director says he will hold a Utah Outdoor Summit to leverage the economic potential of the state's wild and spectacular lands. 

Brad Petersen has been busy during his first 90 days on the job. He's in charge of promoting Utah's $5.8 billion outdoor-recreation economy and aligning the state's 600 gear manufacturers and distributors. His job is unique among federal, state and local governments.

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State & Regional
3:19 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Drop In Utah Alcohol DUI Deaths In 2012

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -  A new state report shows the number of deaths in Utah caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol was cut in half in 2012.

The preliminary report from the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice shows alcohol-related DUI deaths fell from 39-20 last year from the previous year.

Utah Substance Abuse Advisory Council Director Mary Lou Emerson presented the report to lawmakers Wednesday.

Emerson said the drop in alcohol-related deaths is good news but "even one death due to DUI is one too many."

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