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Wild About Utah is a weekly nature series produced by Utah Public Radio in cooperation with Stokes Nature Center, Bridgerland Audubon Society, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Cache Valley Wildlife Association, Utah State University and Utah Master Naturalist Program - USU Extension. More about Wild About Utah can be found here . Utah is a state endowed with many natural wonders from red rock formations to salt flats. And from desert wetlands to columns of mountains forming the basin an ...
 
This UPR original series is a yearlong storytelling project about borders that are crossed to pursue goals or make changes in society. New episodes added monthly through June 2018. The UPR Original Series "Crossing Borders" is a yearlong storytelling project between UPR and the USU Office of Global Engagement - providing services for international students and scholars; and facilitating study abroad opportunities for students and faculty. Details found here .
 
Access Utah is UPR's original program focusing on the things that matter to Utah. The hour-long show airs daily at 9:00 a.m. and covers everything from pets to politics in a range of formats from in-depth interviews to call-in shows. Email us at upraccess@gmail.com or call at 1-800-826-1495. Join the discussion!
 
"Roots of Brazil" is a 5-part radio series exploring Brazil's cultural origins by illuminating Salvador da Bahia, a city at the center of the country's rich history. For more information behind this series, click here . Support for "Roots of Brazil" on Utah Public Radio is made possible by the USU Office of Global Engagement.
 
Utah Women 20/20 is a UPR original series exploring the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in Utah today. We’ll explore gender parity, the #MeToo movement, elections, and much more. This series will air on Utah Public Radio during NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and UPR’s Access Utah, throughout fall 2018. Support for Utah Women 20/20 is provided in part by our members and: The Utah Women’s Giving Circle , a grassroots community with everyday philanthropists rai ...
 
This five-part series focuses on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years after his assassination, with a focus on how the lessons of the 1950s and 60s apply to civil rights struggles in the United States today. The series will include reports from “King’s road” by a group of Utah State University faculty and students as they travel through the American South to learn more about the issues of the ongoing civil rights movement. Series premiers March 29. New episodes air every week fo ...
 
The 4-part UPR Original Series LGBTQ: Off The Grid explores the often unseen and unaddressed aspects of rural life for LGBTQ individuals and their families. This series is in partnership with the Changing Our Stories podcast. Series premiers Feb. 21 on Utah Public Radio. The series is made possible by the LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund , the USU Center for Women and Gender , and the USU Access & Diversity Center .
 
Utah is a destination spot for those who want to explore the raw, untouched lands of America. Adventurers seek out Utah to experience the awe of the land by exploring its northern snow-capped mountains or the river-carved canyons of the south. That is until you arrive at your destination and see a scene of overuse, abuse and crowds. In this series, we explore the harm our Utah lands face with the constant "love" we give. Why do filmmakers flock to Utah, what are the effects of continual reco ...
 
Our series Diagnosed provides an opportunity to monitor the Utah healthcare pulse - the perceptions, beliefs, research and opportunities. Most importantly, this program provides a forum to generate an understanding of the many ways in which healthcare impacts our lives and communities. The series will air on Utah Public Radio during NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Each month we will dissect a different aspect of healthcare in Utah. Topics will include Utah's emergency medica ...
 
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Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when extended family gathers together. This year many of us will be gathering in smaller groups, but many of our traditions will endure and hopefully the food will be just as delicious. Today we’ll ask you about your traditions and your plans in this unusual year and we’ll answer your cooking questions.…
 
A coalition of organizations hosted a national virtual event in August on the 75th anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to commemorate the survivors of nuclear weapons and production. Still Here: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy included highlights from local events, stories from survivors, and a look toward a future free from …
 
Responding to a recent Access Utah episode on COVID-19 in Utah, Lisa O’Brien wrote us to say that she had founded a Utah COVID-19 Long Haulers group, and that many are still struggling with long term effects of COVID. She says that some have hit 8 months or longer and that studies are now showing that at least 10% are ending up with long term effec…
 
Today on Access Utah, writer Bill Shapiro joins us to talk about what draws him to other people's photos. He says other people's photographs are "like time-travel and a shortcut to empathy." We talk about how photography can pull us outside of ourselves, connecting us to something greater.By Tom Williams
 
Simon Wang is Professor of Climate Dynamics and Assistant Director of the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University. Dr. Wang studies climate variability, weather process, extreme events, and long-term prediction. He recently gave a presentation to news reporters for a virtual event organized by InsideClimate News, titled “Wildfire, Heatwaves, S…
 
In a recent article for Terrain.org titled “ In Defense of Pinon Nut Nation ,” writer and photographer Stephen Trimble says “Piñons and junipers are the size of humans. We don’t look down at them, casually, and we don’t gaze up in awe. We are equal in scale. ‘Tree’ usually means tall, vertical, but these trees often are round. They have the reserve…
 
Without having a really good reason for doing so, nobody in their right mind would put a dead fish into a ziploc bag, attach it to wires to an electric stimulator, and release it into a tank with an electric eel. But thankfully, Kenneth Catania had a perfectly good reason for doing all of that. Or maybe he’s not in his right mind. Either way, the r…
 
Julie Berry is the award-winning author of books for young adults and children. Her books include Lovely War, All the Truth That’s in Me, The Passion of Dolssa, The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, and Happy Right Now. She’s leading a virtual workshop on Writing Historical Fiction for the Provo City Library and The King’s English Booksho…
 
Governor Herbert has issued a State of Emergency due to an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and what he says are unsustainable case rates. The Utah Department of Health says that hospitalizations and ICUs are nearing capacity, and that healthcare providers will be unable to care for Utahns in the coming days if this surge continues.…
 
From Delicate Arch to the Zion Narrows, Utah’s five national parks and eight national monuments are home to some of America’s most amazing scenic treasures. In his new book “Wonders of Sand and Stone,” Frederick Swanson presents little-known accounts of people who saw in these sculptured landscapes something worth protecting. introducing us to the …
 
2020 has been rough. I don’t know about you, but there were a lot of times this year that I just wanted to go to sleep and wake up a few months later. Well, it turns out that someday we might be able to do that. Some scientists think humans might, in the future, be able to hibernate. And while that’s a long ways off, there’s a lot we can learn from…
 
“Leave it as it is,” Theodore Roosevelt announced while viewing the Grand Canyon for the first time. “The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.” Roosevelt’s rallying cry signaled the beginning of an environmental fight that still wages today. To reconnect with the American wilderness and with the president who courageously protected…
 
The Utah Women’s Giving Circle is presenting their “Resilient 2020 Speaker Series | From Susan B. Anthony to RBG: The history, resilience and call to community.” The concluding event in the series is on Thursday and is titled “New Possibilities Amidst the Unraveling” Sara Jones, CEO of InclusionPro will talk about how to identify opportunities in t…
 
Although the national election and COVID-19 pandemic continue to dominate the news cycle, there is other news out there — and the worlds of science, exploration and research are moving along with fascinating new discoveries. We’re discussing ancient hibernation, tiny robot surgeons, a new kind of thermometer, and the world-changing power of CRISPR.…
 
On a page on their website titled “Fix Our Broken System,” and in answer to the question: Why a third party? The Green Party says that third parties can force progress on political issues; they can provide an “emotional bridge” for voters weary of voting for one major party but not ready to vote for the other; and they can help turn one of the majo…
 
According to the BBC a new round of “...[p]rotests calling for an end to police brutality began on 7 October [in Nigeria]. The demonstrations, dominated by young people, started with calls for a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), to be disbanded.” The Sars unit has been accused of extortion, torture and extrajudicial killings. Nige…
 
As the election approaches, we want to hear from you. Today, we're inviting you to join us on Access Utah to share your thoughts and feelings leading up to the election which is, now, one week away. Which candidates are you passionate about? What issues are top of mind? Which races are you following most closely?…
 
The Fall speaker series from the Utah Women’s Giving Circle continues on Thursday with a presentation titled “Triaging Resilience in the Midst of Crisis.” The speaker, clinical therapist Em Capito , says she’ll share “a research-based tangible framework for triaging our personal resilience along with the strategic shifts that deepen our roots, for …
 
About 150 years ago, Jacob Davis went into business with Levi Strauss, and the era of blue jeans was underway. Today, at any given moment, about half of the world’s population is wearing jeans and other denim garments. But nothing that successful comes without an environmental consequence, and a new study puts those costs into context.…
 
The first book-length treatment of Utah’s distinctive food heritage, “This is the Plate” traces Utah’s food history from pre-contact Native American times through the arrival of multinational Mormon pioneers, miners, farmers, and other immigrants to today’s moment of “foodie” creativity, craft beers, and “fast-casual” restaurant-chain development.…
 
McKay Coppins is a staff writer at The Atlantic and the author of The Wilderness , a book about the battle over the future of the Republican Party. He appeared last week at a virtual event presented by USU’s Institute of Government and Politics and the USU Department of Journalism & Communication. The title of the event was “The 2020 Disinformation…
 
In recent years, there has been an emphasis on ornamental landscape plants that provide bee and butterfly habitat. But did you know that you can also choose landscape plants to support Utah birds and other wildlife? In particular, ornamental grasses can provide both food and cover for birds and other wildlife and also materials for nest building.…
 
We can’t save every plant and animal that we’ve put into danger. But we know from experience that we can have a big effect on the ones we choose to protect. So, make a list. Which ones do you want to save? Pandas? Elephants? Bald eagles? How about parasites? Yeah… parasites. This week, we’ll be making a case for saving creatures that most people re…
 
During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans who had been used to working from an office found themselves working from home. But while this might have felt like a very sudden shift, it’s part of a historic movement toward home-based work. This week, we’ll dive into that history — and some of its really nefarious themes.…
 
The word “docent” comes from the same Latin root as the word “doctor.” “Doctor,” of course, has come to be most associated with people who are practitioners of medicine, while “docent” has come to mean someone who serves as a guide, often in a museum or a zoo. But that original root? It means “to teach.” This week we’re going to be talking about th…
 
If you are a frequent participant in a social media community, you know what it’s like when someone new comes along and just doesn’t seem to understand or care about the established rules. But our guest this week wanted to know what happens when newcomers join spaces where the rules aren’t just very well established, but also really toxic.…
 
For decades, researchers assumed the monkeys depicted on a 3,500-year-old painting in Greece were from Africa, just across the Mediterranean. But recently a team of experts looked at these animals and said – wait a second, that’s not right at all – and that’s forced a lot of other scientists to reconsider what they know about the Bronze Age.…
 
I’m caught in an epic electrical storm in a deep gorge in Montana’s Bear Tooth range. Lightning flashes instantly deliver ground-shaking thunderclaps crashing and booming off thousand-foot granite walls. A battleground of the wildest kind! Plunging waterfalls absorb sound energy mimicking an avalanche of boulders. I’m immersed in electrical aura!…
 
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