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National Week Of Action For School-To-Prison-Pipeline

Last week was national week of action against school pushout, a practice where schools take an active role in discouraging a student’s education through detention, suspension and expulsion; instead of peer, institutional and parental support. According to a report by Public Policy Clinic of the University of Utah, one in three inmates at the Utah State Prison is a high school dropout. Students who fail to finish high school are three and a half times more likely to be arrested as an adult....
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Rugby Is Taking Hold Of Utah

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The 2015 Rugby World Cup is taking place this month in the United Kingdom and the match between South Africa and the United States on Wednesday proved less than thrilling for Americans. In the words of Kimball Kjar, who used to play for the U.S. and is now the director of operations for Rugby Utah, it was tantamount to one-way traffic.

Weston Lee Allen

It has become a tradition for the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra to center their Family Pops Concert on a theme.

No one knows who will lead House Republicans next, but for now, chaos reigns among the House GOP. Rep. Kevin McCarthy shocked Washington on Thursday when he dropped out of the race for speaker of the House.

If you aren't watching Capitol Hill closely, you might not know what the big deal is, or why the GOP is having such a hard time picking a speaker. Here's a quick rundown of what's going on.

Mars is cold and dry, but billions of years ago, it was cold and wet. That's according to new evidence from NASA's Curiosity rover, which is currently exploring a large crater on Mars.

Community farms. Mud spas. Mineral paints. Nematodes. The world is waking up to the beauty and mystery of dirt. This anthology celebrates the Earth's generous crust, bringing together essays by award-winning scientists, authors, artists, and dirt lovers to tell dirt's exuberant tales.

Geographically broad and topically diverse, these essays reveal life as lived by dirt fanatics--admiring the first worm of spring, taking a childhood twirl across a dusty Kansas farm, calculating how soil breathes, or baking mud pies. Essayists build a dirt house, center a marriage around dirt, sink down into marshy heaven, and learn to read dirt's own language. Scientists usher us deep underground with the worms and mycorrhizae to explore the vast and largely ignored natural processes occurring beneath our feet. Whether taking a trek to Venezuela to touch the oldest dirt in the world or reveling in the blessings of our own native soils, these muscular essays answer the important question: How do you get down with dirt?

Logan City Council Approves City-Wide Bike Lanes

Oct 7, 2015

Cycling activists packed the Logan City council meeting on Tuesday to show their support for the bicycle and pedestrian master plan, also known as bike-ped. The advocates biked together to the meeting and wore their helmets to show their enthusiasm for the plan.  



The resolution is intended to make cycling and walking safer and more readily available to Logan residents by establishing bike lanes throughout the city.  

Republicans in the U.S. House will take an initial vote Thursday on who they think should replace John Boehner as speaker of the House.

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz recently announced his candidacy for speaker, but the front-runner for the job is current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, Calif.

And McCarthy's roots in California's Central Valley provide some clues about how McCarthy might run the House, if he's elected speaker.

Prison Reform Takes Effect In Utah

Oct 7, 2015

The Justice Reinvestment Initiative, effective on Oct. 1 across Utah, allows state inmates to complete programs that will reduce their sentence time by up to four months.  

“JRI is a whole new way to look at criminal justice in how we incarcerate, how we supervise, and how we treat people in our criminal justice system,” said Steve Gehrke, the director of quality and process improvement officer with the department of corrections.

During the past half-century, 59 million immigrants have moved to the United States, making it the No. 1 immigrant destination on the planet.

Today on the program we're discussing food, starting with the latest food movement here in the U.S., food trucks. Serving food from mobile kitchens has turned into a 800 million dollar industry, as the National Geographic recently reported, citing various economic perks of food trucks rather than brick  and mortar restaurants. 

We'll speak with two Utah food truck businesses. Adam Terry, owner of the truck Waffle Love, left a career in banking and found happiness in food. Then later we'll hear from Jung, Spencer, Jeremy and J, who serve Korean Barbeque from their food truck Cupbop

In the second half of the program, former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, joins us as he prepares for the SHIFT festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,  this Friday. Bittman will be the keynote speaker for the event, exploring the ways we regulate our food. Mark Bittman is the author of more than a dozen books, including the newly released "How to Cook Everything Fast."


It's Time Now For StoryCorps!

Hear a new story each week from our Uintah Basin StoryCorps trip in July