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Roots of Brazil: The Diversity And Complexities Of Brazilian Women

The identity of the modern Brazilian woman is ever changing. This complex story of female empowerment is a transnational one, but one that is especially visible in Brazil and Latin America.
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  Tucked into isolated pockets of the Uintah Basin’s arid wildlands is the best little plant you’ve never heard of. Known to exist only in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Shrubby-reed Mustard seems to occupy only the semi-barren “islands” of white shale in areas of the Green River Formation’s Evacuation Creek region. The endangered plant features thick, almost succulent, blue-green leaves and small yellow flowers.

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The most recent numbers from the Utah Department of Workforce Services show that Utah’s unemployment rate dropped last month to 3.9 percent. Although higher than the 3.5 to 3.7 percent range Utah has seen over the last year or two, the small unemployment spike could be because of more people entering the workforce.

 

The Utah County Fair, which runs until Saturday, will not feature pig wrestling this year, according to fair officials, though it's been part of the fair for years. It involves teams of four wrestling a pig into a barrel. But this year, teams will have to compete somewhere else.

Salt Lake County Fair Bear Show Draws Complaints

Aug 18, 2016
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Wednesday was the first day of the Salt Lake County Fair. An animal rights organization has taken issue with a bear exhibit on display there.

New Monticello Science Center Raises Overcrowding Concerns

Aug 18, 2016


A new science discovery center will open this weekend just outside of the southeastern Utah city of Monticello. Founders hope the $8 million center will bring tourists to Monticello without causing overcrowding.

Out of Thin Air: Making Fertilizer with Sunlight

Aug 18, 2016
Al Hicks / National Renewable Energy Laboratory

A new scientific discovery may change the way we make fertilizer. A team of researchers have found a new way to produce Ammonia (NH3) from atmospheric Nitrogen (N2) using sunlight instead of fossil fuels. The discovery may have profound effects on the sustainability of food production.

Youth physical education organizers in Southern Utah received money from a national organization to help promote a popular recreational sports program. 

 Vernie Heeney retired from teaching school in Vernal eight years ago.  While at the Uintah Basin StoryCorps booth she spoke with her friend Danielle Andersen about how her ambitions to become a teacher helped her overcome being shy.    

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Arches National Park will close a popular campground for much of 2017 during a major road reconstruction project. After ten years of planning with the Federal Highways Administration, crews at Arches National Park will begin making improvement to 26 miles of roads and pullouts in the park beginning January 2017.

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Two Utah County teenagers were killed Wednesday morning after the driver of a pickup truck drifted into their lane and collided head on with their car.

The crash happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning on State Road 73 in Eagle Mountain. Utah County Sheriff's officials say the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup was driving west when he drifted over the center line and collided head on with a car that was driving east.

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Angela Palm and "Riverine" on Tuesday's Access Utah

Angela Palm is the author “Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here” and winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. She grew up in a place not marked on the map, her house set on the banks of a river that had been straightened to make way for farmland. Every year, the Kankakee River in rural Indiana flooded and returned to its old course while the residents sandbagged their homes against the rising water. From her bedroom window, Palm watched the neighbor boy and loved him in...
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UPR Presents "Roots of Brazil"

"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.

Volunteer at UPR's Fall Pledge Drive

We know that our listeners are the backbone of UPR and we are seeking volunteers to take pledges during our "You Make It Happen" pledge drive September 10-16

Utah is a state endowed with many natural wonders. Hear about it on this weekly nature series. Check out the latest episodes.

UPR's Kitchen Sisters Storytelling Project

UPR recently spent 2 days training with award-winning audio producers the Kitchen Sisters. The workshop resulted in a series of uniquely styled storytelling.