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Concert Welcomes Music Lovers Of All Abilities

Thomas Jones is 22 years old, a budding composer and an opera connoisseur. His parents, Sean and Joanne, said he has listened to opera on Saturdays since he was old enough to turn the dial on the radio. “You can sing him three or four measures of an aria and he can probably tell you what the aria is and which opera it was from and who wrote the opera. He knows his opera,” Joanne Jones said.
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On March 27, a Utah State University fraternity voluntarily suspended itself and ceased operations in light of the arrest of a former chapter president on suspicion of sex abuse. Now, three weeks later, the chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has resumed activities.

Current chapter president Alex Souvall talks about the steps the fraternity took during that three-week period.

NPR Founder Don Quayle Dies

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Don Quayle, the first president of National Public Radio, passed away Friday at the age of 84. Quayle, an alumnus of Utah State University, helped establish NPR in 1970 and served as its president until 1973. He was also instrumental in building up KUSU, which would later become Utah Public Radio after affiliating with NPR.

In 2013, Quayle spoke to UPR about his beginnings in radio.

Utah Pride Center

It’s prom season, and while many students are shopping for prom dresses or picking out tuxes for their school’s prom, others are getting ready for a dance geared especially toward LGBT youth.

You Mailed Them In, Now Where Is Your Tax Money Going?

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Take a deep breath, because tax season is officially over. But it is also a good time to reflect on how your money was spent by our federal government, and why it doesn’t seem to change much from year to year.

If the taxpayers in Utah gave the federal government one dollar, a quarter of that dollar would go to national defense and healthcare respectively. Then another dime and a nickel would go to paying the interest on the national debt.

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 A bookseller in San Francisco during the Gold Rush, Hubert Howe Bancroft  rose to define the early history of California and the West. Creating what he called a “history factory,” he assembled a vast library of over sixty thousand books, maps, letters, and documents.  In 1890 he published an eight-hundred-page autobiography, titled "Literary Industries." Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to his great great granddaugher Kim Bancroft.  She edited all 800 pages in the modern abridged edition of "Literary Industries: Chasing the Vanishing West." 


Looking in a carved-out pumpkin
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A spider that commits matricide? A pumpkin more than 2000 lbs? The Great Salt Lake on the Rise? Listen to today's program with USU Extension Entomologist Diane Alston.


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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments concerning President Obama’s immigration program this Friday. The multistate legal challenge, which includes Utah, could allow several million undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. temporarily. John Mejia, legal director with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, said his organization believes President Obama is acting in the nation's best interest.

You may not know it but most of today's smartphones have FM radios inside of them. But the FM chip is not activated on two-thirds of devices. That's because mobile makers have the FM capability switched off.

The National Association of Broadcasters has been asking mobile makers to change this. But the mobile industry, which profits from selling data to smartphone users, says that with the consumer's move toward mobile streaming apps, the demand for radio simply isn't there.

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Law enforcement in Colorado have their counterparts in Utah to thank for bringing in two female fugitives from the Centennial State, but not before a short high-speed chase and crash in Iron County.

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