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  1. BYU Students Can Now Get A Caffeinated Soda On Campus (And Possibly Stay Awake During Biology Too)

    09.21 / 23:03 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    For over 50 years if you wanted to get a caffeinated soda on Brigham Young University campus in Provo, you were out of luck. Until…
  2. Tribune: ‘Sham Battle’ Controversy Splits Town

    09.21 / 23:03 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    The fate of a Utah town’s controversial historical re-enactment is up in the air after city officials pledged to make changes to the e…
  3. October 27: Snap Judgment, Live in SLC

    09.21 / 23:03 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Live at the Eccles, in association with KUER, presents a live performance of the popular public radio show Snap Judgment . Experience the raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative – daring audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Eccles Theater in downtown SLC . It’s storytelling, with a bea…
  4. November 1: It Starts With You Speaker Series- Claudio Sanchez

    09.21 / 23:03 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and…
  5. In 'Vietnam War,' Ken Burns Wrestles With The Conflict's Contradictions

    09.21 / 21:05 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    When filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick began research for a 10-part PBS documentary on the Vietnam War, they thought they knew the material. After all, Burns was of draft age in 1970, though his draft number was too high for him to be called to serve. But as they began interviewing subjects and sorting through archival footage, Burns and Novick soon came to appreciate just how complicated the war was. "We went in, both of us, with this kind of arrogance about it, and immediately had…
  6. States Could Have A Powerful Role To Play In The Russia Investigation

    09.21 / 21:05 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it. "We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "By Sunday morning, we had 17 states signed on to say, 'This is unconstitutional. We're going into court to stop it.' And we went into courts all over the country and eventually got it…
  7. Three-Star Chef Asks Michelin Guide To Leave Him Out: 'I Will Be Able To Feel Free'

    09.21 / 21:05 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Ah, to be a chef with three Michelin stars: The envy of your peers. Reservation lists months long. The satisfaction of reaching the highest level of culinary art. The crippling pressure to stay on top. Sébastien Bras runs Le Suquet , a restaurant in the southern French town of Laguiole that first won its three stars in 1999, when it was run by his father Michel. On Tuesday, Bras said he's had enough of the pressure that comes with upholding that honor: He'd like Michelin to leave Le Suquet …
  8. November 16: Beehive Mixer

    09.21 / 19:08 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Join KUER for our annual "mixer"! This time, we're partnering with Beehive Distilling to feature their brand new Organic Vodka. Meet the guys behind Utah’s first Small Batch Gin distillery, as they introduce to you their certified organic vodka without any artificial ANYTHING. Ask them about the recipe, taste it and then ask them again. With Beehive’s small batches and intense attention to quality, they’ll have all the answers. Tickets to the event are available with a donation to KUER. Don…
  9. Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

    09.21 / 18:14 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Updated at 12:59 p.m. ET President Trump ordered new economic sanctions Thursday against any bank or other company doing business with North Korea, in response to Pyongyang's renegade nuclear program. The move is designed to tighten the economic screws on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in hopes of halting his development of nuclear warheads and the missiles to deliver them. "For much too long, North Korea has been allowed to abuse the international financial system to facilitate funding…
  10. Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

    09.21 / 18:14 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Bedecked in fondant and flowers, modern wedding cakes are the centerpiece of the marriage feast – an edible form of art. But are they also an expression of free speech? That's the question the Supreme Court will consider this fall, when it hears the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple because he said it would violate his religious beliefs. "You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," muses baker Catherine George of Catherine G…
  11. Mexico City Earthquake Update: Desperate Attempts To Reach Girl Trapped By Rubble

    09.21 / 18:14 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGcpni1h4vg A strong earthquake that hit Mexico City and other central areas has killed at least 245 people, officials say. Search teams are working feverishly to find any survivors who were trapped — including at least one girl who's among students caught when the quake turned their school to rubble. The girl, 12, has been able to communicate with emergency crews, and she has wriggled her fingers for them through the wreckage. She was located alive in the d…
  12. In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

    09.21 / 18:14 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Barcelona, protesting the Spanish government and expressing support for a planned Oct. 1 vote on Catalan independence. Spain considers the referendum to be illegal. On Wednesday, Spanish police with court-ordered search warrants seized millions of ballots and detained more than a dozen Catalonian politicians. A top treasury official is being held on sedition charges, the BBC reports. Demonstrations against the police action have been…
  13. How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

    09.21 / 18:14 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Back-to-back natural disasters in Mexico and across the Caribbean have left millions of people reeling. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday crumpled buildings and killed more than 200 people. And it hit while Mexico was still recovering from another deadly and powerful earthquake in the southern part of the country. On Thursday rescue workers were still trying to free trapped victims. On Wednesday Hurricane Maria dealt Puerto Rico a direct punch, knocking out…
  14. Top Stories: Tracking Hurricane Maria; The Reach Of Credit Bureaus

    09.21 / 14:10 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Good morning, here are our early stories: -- Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Without Power, Hits Dominican Republic. -- Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question. -- Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of 'He Can't Hear You'. And here are more early headlines: Tracking Earthquake Rescue Efforts In Mexico. ( Guardian ) Why GOP Senators Are Considering A New ACA Repeal. ( Washington Post ) Myanmar Protesters Try To Block Aid To Rohingya Refugees. (…
  15. Here's What You Need To Know About Germany's Election

    09.21 / 14:10 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    In these uncertain times, the international community has looked increasingly to Germany and its experienced, long-serving chancellor, for leadership. That leader, Angela Merkel, looks set to return to office for her fourth term when Germans go to the polls on Sunday. But even if she does, there's no guarantee it will be business as usual. Governments in Germany are most commonly formed as coalitions, and for now, it's unclear what the country's next coalition will end up looking like — a…
  16. Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

    09.21 / 14:10 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Fossilized dinosaur feces are challenging some basic assumptions about dinosaur eating habits. Hadrosaurs, a kind of duck-billed dinosaur, are among the most common herbivores of the Cretaceous period. But new research suggests that actually, these animals also chowed down on crustaceans. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors. The scientists found tell-tale crustacean shell pieces in samples of fossilized dinosaur feces about 75 million year old…
  17. Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Hits Dominican Republic

    09.21 / 14:10 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Puerto Rico is trying to start the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria — and it's doing so after the powerful storm blew homes apart, filled roads with water, and tore at its infrastructure. Flash floods are persisting, and the island has no electricity service. "We are without power, the whole island is without power," Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner — its representative in Congress — told Morning Edition on Thursday. González-Colón spoke from Carolina…
  18. At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

    09.21 / 14:10 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Eighteen doughnuts, toasted Brazil nuts, a can of deviled ham, an avocado "pear," and Worcestershire sauce: No, this list doesn't comprise an especially malicious ingredient basket for competitors on the Food Network's Chopped. Instead, they are the makings for the "Goblin sandwich," a Halloween recipe published in a donut-maker's 1946 cooking pamphlet. The donuts are sliced like bread, and the other ingredients are mixed into a highly seasoned spread. That theoretically edible but…
  19. Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of 'He Can't Hear You'

    09.21 / 10:15 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    Police in Oklahoma City fatally shot a deaf man Tuesday night who they say was advancing toward them with a metal pipe as witnesses yelled that the man was deaf and could not hear them. It's the fifth officer-involved shooting in the city this year, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department. Officers were responding to a hit-and-run accident around 8:15 p.m., Capt. Bo Mathews, the police department's public information officer, told reporters Wednesday. A witness of the accident…
  20. Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

    09.21 / 10:15 kuer.org Kuer.org - Utah (UT)
    The Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans . It has led to a lawsuit against the company by the state of Massachusetts, an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, and the promise of congressional hearings. The episode, though, has revealed that up until now, the big three credit reporting companies have had a lot of clout in Washington, D.C., analysts say. The credit reporting companies have to comply with rules set by the Federal…