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Wednesday Night's 'Space Junk' Show Is Actually Quite Common

It looked a little like something out of a Syfy movie, or maybe a children’s story. “Well, we could quote Chicken Little, if you remember that. 'The sky is falling!' Uh, not really," said Patrick Wiggins, Utah's NASA Ambassador.
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The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Wednesday in Utah to discuss the pros and cons of the Public Lands Initiative, legislation that some say could balance the conservation and economic development in the state.

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Band members of a group that recently performed in Utah says contemporary popular music is dominated by predictable artists who often choose to play it safe by sticking to what has been done before.  For this Los Angeles-based trio, trying to be original beats trying to be popular.  

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For the second year in a row, three Utah cities made it onto a list of the top 25 best cities for career opportunities. Two of them are in the top 10.

 

Tourism Could Save a Uintah Basin Town

Jul 27, 2016
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According to the Utah Department of Work Force Services, the unemployment rate in Uintah County is at 8.4 percent. That's more than double the state average of 3.5 percent.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who have family serving in Russia are trying to adjust to a new law that limits their sons and daughters from sharing their religious beliefs.

The University of Utah recently received a donation of 13 hand-colored prints created by John James Audubon, a French-American naturalist and artist. Audubon prints are some of the first detailed, artistic representations of animals from across America.

  Early Sunday morning, police were called to a Cedar City trailer park on a report of shots fired.  They found 34-year-old Justin Hanna dead from an apparent gunshot wound.  The fugitive wanted in case has been apprehended, and so have 3 others for allegedly assisting his flight from justice.

Protecting Our Pollinators

Jul 26, 2016
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Highway signs across Utah feature a beehive, a symbol of the state’s official insect since 1983. But the honeybee is just one of more than 4,000 species of bees in the United States—and we know very little about most of them. That’s one reason why the Obama Administration created a task force to improve health outcomes for the nation’s pollinators.

New Scholarship In Honor of Fallen USU Student

Jul 22, 2016

A vigil was held Thursday night in honor of Frank de Leon Compres, a Utah State University Aviation Technology student who died in a plane crash in Hyrum.

Latino Conservation Week Wraps Up In Wyoming

Jul 22, 2016
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The third annual Latino Conservation Week hit Wyoming with full force, complete with Talks and Tamales at Grand Teton National Park and three days of paddling on Lake Jackson.

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Utah AG Mark Shurtleff, SLC Airport Taxi Prices, Bears Ears on Behind The Headlines

A state judge officially dismisses public corruption charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Riders complain about price gouging by Salt Lake airport taxis. Gov. Gary Herbert speaks out against designating Bears Ears as a monument at a hearing hosted by Republican Sen. Mike Lee. And Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic presidential nominee at the convention in Philadelphia.
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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.

We are hiring a new developmental officer who will be in charge of all fundraising efforts to build overall membership at Utah Public Radio.

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.

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