McMullin: Post-GOP Conservative Movement Needed

Independent candidate Evan McMullin has received support from disaffected Republican Party members who are adamant that Donald Trump does not represent them. What will those frustrated voters do after November 8?
Read More

Evan McMullin, Independent candidate for president, is possibly on the cusp of doing something no “third-party” candidate has done in decades: win a state. We’re talking about Utah, where McMullin is neck-in-neck with Donald Trump in the latest polls, even leading in one or two.

Legislation signed into law 40 years ago today made conservation one of the country's top priorities on public lands. The Federal Land Policy Management Act or FLPMA, signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976, changed the way the Bureau of Land Management oversees its lands, which until then had mostly been leased for ranching, oil and gas, and other developments. Since FLPMA, the agency now considers preservation part of its mission. 

Utah's School-To-Prison Pipeline, Part 2

Oct 21, 2016

Peer court programs have shown promising results in reducing the number of students who find themselves in legal trouble. According to a National Institute of Justice study, students who went through youth court were significantly less likely to reoffend. Peer courts use positive peer pressure by having high school student volunteers examine each case and come up with a solution that will help the offender as well as the wider school community.

The Connection Between Art and Activism

Oct 20, 2016
Meili Stokes


In a construction project to move oil across the United States, the Dakota Access Pipeline has been met with much resistance. The pipeline challengers have used art, song, video and other creative outlets to raise awareness of the dangers they believe the pipeline has toward the environment.

Utah's School-To-Prison Pipeline, Part 1

Oct 20, 2016

Students with disciplinary problems often find themselves sooner or later in trouble with the law. According to Nubia Peña, J.D., Program Coordinator at Racially Just Utah, the Beehive State is not immune to the school-to-prison pipeline.

Officials have announced the final four candidates in the running to become the next president of Utah State University.

After a defeat in 2014, Tryon didn’t plan to run again but he says he changed his mind when Chaffetz stood him up for a scheduled meeting in Washington.



Youth suicide rates have nearly tripled since 2007 and suicide is now the leading cause of death among 10 to 17 year olds in Utah.

What Does It Mean To Be An American In The 2016 Election?

Oct 19, 2016

Like every other election year, Americans are discussing issues like economics, freedom of speech and foreign affairs. But since the 2016 American presidential candidates announced their bids in 2015, conversations have erupted about issues like race, gender and national security. It has left Americans asking themselves what it means to be an American, and which candidate most adequately represents those ideals.

Utah State University

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish recently marked the beginning of a year-long celebration for its 75th anniversary in Cache Valley. The church building has been used to bring the congregation and community together through music.  


Access Utah

John McWhorter And "Words On The Move" On Tuesday's Access Utah

Language is always changing -- and we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, says John McWhorter,...
Read More

Check out UPR's election coverage schedule so you can be an informed voter.

Objectified: More Than A Body

This 11-episode radio series can be heard weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and will showcase the people and programs empowering Utah women and girls.

You're Invited!

Tickets available now

Find us on Instagram

Instagram is a photo-sharing social media platform that's best used on your smart phone. Follow us @utahpublicradio to see behind-the-scene photos and featured stories from UPR.

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

The Latest From NPR

Cori Bargmann's new job description includes "to help cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century." That's quite a lofty goal.

Bargmann is a neuroscientist and president of science for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the joint venture of pediatrician Priscilla Chan and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The couple pledged $3 billion to solve major medical problems by helping scientists and engineers collaborate long term, over 25, 50, even 80 years.

Researchers have launched an innovative medical experiment that's designed to provide quick answers while meeting the needs of patients, rather than drug companies.

Traditional studies can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and can take many years. But patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease don't have the time to wait. This progressive muscle-wasting disease is usually fatal within a few years.

Two weeks from Election Day, it looks more likely than ever that Democrats will win control of the Senate.

The World Series opens Tuesday night between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs — essentially a matchup of long-suffering vs. longer-suffering.

You can watch coverage of Game 1 in Cleveland starting at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

The Indians last won a World Series in 1948, and the Cubs haven't won since 1908. Fans and sportswriters are positively buzzing with excitement.

The Story Behind The Indian Lamp That Donald Trump Lit

2 hours ago

Business is booming for India's potters, who make the ceremonial lamps that are lit during the upcoming Diwali festival, officially celebrated on October 30 this year.

More News