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Areas With More Women Are Less Socially Stable, Study Says

Traditionally, anthropologists believed that areas with more men than women tended to have more crime, violence and broken homes because men tend to be more violent and willing to take risks than women.
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Study: Renewable Industry Could Absorb Coal Layoffs

18 hours ago
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The growth of solar- and wind-related jobs could easily absorb coal-industry layoffs over the next 15 years and provide full-time careers, if investments are made to retrain workers. That's according to a new study by researchers at Oregon State University and the Michigan Technological University.

Sons Death Leads To A Legacy Of Love In Kenya

19 hours ago

After losing their young son, Reed and Gregory Abplanalp-Cowan chose to commemorate his life by building schools to support the needs of children in Kenya.

Interior Secretary: Parks Need More Relevance

Aug 23, 2016
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The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2016. Relevancy could be key to preserving the nation’s natural heritage.

A federal judge in Utah is considering whether or not to again release from jail, two men in the FLDS food stamps fraud case—this, after the pair were returned to jail after violating the agreement of the court upon their first release.

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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
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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.

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Encore Presentation of Karen Armstrong on Wednesday's Access Utah

Karen Armstrong, in her book “Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence” writes that: “In the West the idea that religion is inherently violent is now taken for granted and seems self-evident. As one who speaks on religion, I constantly hear how cruel and aggressive it has been, a view that, eerily, is expressed the same way almost every time: ‘Religion has been the cause of all the major wars in history.’” Armstrong asserts that: “The problem lies not in the multifaceted activity that we call ‘religion’ but in the violence embedded in our human nature and the nature of the state…”
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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.