State & Regional

Events
11:49 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Fun Friday - May 9, 2014

Happy Mothers Day celebrations today. Our guest Sally Tauber explains geochaching (treasure hunting with a map and gps units!). Thanks to the Natural History Museum for providing passes to the museum. Our "special Mom winner of the day" is taking her mom to a Big Stars Bright Nights show, thanks to Teri Orr at the Park City Institute. All that and weekend events to attend.

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Gary Herbert
4:45 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Land Deal Kicks Off 1st Outdoor Recreation Summit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gov. Gary Herbert will open his first annual Outdoor Recration Summit on Thursday by signing a long awaited swap of state and federal lands in Grant, San Juan and Uintah Counties. 

The deal gives the federal government about 25,000 acres of conversation and recreation lands in exchange for about 35,000 acres of energy-rich land for the state.

Congress authorized the deal in 2009 but it has taken years of negotiations to be finalized.

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Technology
3:31 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Cool Science Radio - May 8, 2014

John and Lynn spend the first half  of the show with Richard Giraud, landslide specialist for Utah Geological Survey. Common types of Utah landslides are debris flows, slides and rock falls. In the second half, Richard Primack, author of "Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods". Richard uses notes on the natural history of Concord Massachusetts from Henry David Thoreau, to track the effects of a warming climate.

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State & Regional
7:11 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Judge OKs Tear-Down Of Pigeon Admirer's Loft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A South Jordan pigeon keeper fighting to maintain his backyard shelter for hundreds of the birds could soon lose the structure under a new judge's order.

Justice Court Judge Clinton Balmforth gave the city permission Wednesday to remove Boris Majnaric's pigeons and tear down a loft and gazebo.

City officials declined to comment on how fast they would act.

The Deseret News reports that Majnaric faces related misdemeanor charges in a pending case.

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University of Utah
4:22 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

University Of Utah President Backs Review Of Fight Song

The University of Utah president David Pershing says he agrees it's time to consider some changes to the school fight song that some find sexist. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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State & Regional
1:42 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

LGBT Group Will Not Appear In Days Of '47 Parade

LGBT group won't appear in Days of '47 Parade this summer. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Healthy Lifestyle
1:38 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The Mountain Life - May 7, 2014

Lynn and John first welcome Joy McCarthy.  She'll bring a wealth of knowledge about simple, clean, and whole health.  We make it so complicated, but you'll love hearing from her. Then, Krista Bremer.  From free spirited, blonde surfer girl to someone who never imagined she'd find herself in what she calls an accidental Jihad, Bremer will take us through the joys, triumphs, and challenges of parrying a Muslim  and all that goes along with it.

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Golden Spike
6:01 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Golden Spike Ceremony Re-Enactment On Saturday

PROMONTORY, UTAH (AP) - A re-enactment ceremony on Saturday will mark the 145 years that have passed since the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

The annual May 10 re-enactment of the driving of the Golden Spike has been held since the railroad's completion in 1869.

Officials from Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad marked the completion 145 years ago by driving four ceremonial railroad spikes into the tracks near Promontory, Utah.

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Polygamy
4:38 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Former Polygamists Back Man Who Won Custody Suit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Several men exiled from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect say requiring a man to pay his wives' attorney fees after winning a recent custody suit would have a chilling effect on others who have been kicked out and want their children back.

Lorin Holm is fighting back against being forced to pay up to $76,000 to attorney Rod Parker, who represented Holm's two wives who remain followers of Jeff. Parker says a state statue alows a judge to charge the winning spouse in a custody suit if the other is unable to pay.

Environment
12:33 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

This Green Earth - May 6, 2014

Chris and Nell speak with Alan Weisman, author of "Countdown - Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth". Weisman asks:  How many humans can the planet hold and can we design economies that provide prosperity without endless growth?  His answers are as eye-opening as they are hopeful.

   

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