Utah Outdoors
6:01 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Risky Sport's Popularity Grows, As Do Fatalities

BASE jumping has grown in popularity since the 1970s, and so have the fatalities associated with the sport.

Two BASE jumpers were killed over the weekend in separate incidents in Zion National Park and Mineral Canyon, west of Moab. These mark the second and third BASE related deaths in the last two months in Utah.

BASE, or “Building, Antenna, Span, Earth” jumping evolved out of sky diving in the late 1970s. The sport only started to gain a more mainstream following 15 years ago, as more legal areas to jump were discovered and advances to BASE gear made jumps less risky.

Tom Aiello is the chief BASE instructor at Snake River BASE Academy, he says the increased number of fatalities is to be expected.

“As the number of participants increases, the total number of incidents will increase, even if the incident rate itself—the incidents per jump—is decreasing. Although from the outside you may look at it and say it seems like incidents have climbed a lot, incidents per participant haven’t actually and in fact may have decreased in the last 10 years,” Aiello said.

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Access Utah
10:19 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Searching for Your Roots on Monday's Access Utah

Are you interested in learning your genealogy and researching your family's history? Have you already traced your lineage back hundreds of years? Or are you just beginning? 

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7:15 pm
Sat March 22, 2014

Fresh Folk- March 22

Today is an encore performance of Fresh Folk from April 19 2013. Click here for the program information including a list of songs played.

Utah News
2:12 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Caucuses Cause Confusion Thursday Night

Registered Republicans gathered at Mount Logan Middle School in Logan on Thursday night to organize their precincts.

One of the things attendees of the caucus discussed was the Count My Vote initiative which would have gotten rid of the caucus system in Utah completely. Though the issue was resolved by Gov. Gary Herbert on March 10, many in attendance didn’t realize this was the case.

Darla Yeates, precinct chair, said the attempts from Count My Vote to eliminate the caucus system were unsettling.

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science questions
11:25 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Epigenetics on Friday's Science Questions

Today on the program, Science Questions presents this special on the work of scientist Wolf Reik. He is Professor of Epigenetics at the University of Cambridge and currently studies how additional information can be added to the genome through processes called epigenetics. He made key discoveries that are important for mammalian development, physiology, genome reprogramming, and human diseases. Today producer's Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery explore his work and its significance to the expanding field of epigenetics. 

Driveway Moments
6:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Driveway Moment: Human Connections

Credit Elisabeth Gee / Utah Public Radio

  Nora Zambreno is the Development and Public Relations Specialist at Utah Public Radio.

One of my most recent “Driveway Moments” was hearing Teri and Rich Guy featured on Utah StoryCorps. I know them, but I didn’t know how they started their family. Hearing about the adoptive process, the arrival of their daughter and post-adoptive pregnancy—a surprise!—were tender and moving. It reminded me about the value of being able to share the things that connect us as human beings. How beautiful and how lucky we are that public radio helps do that for us.

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Utah Environment
5:59 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Protestors Picket Moab BLM Over Oil And Gas Field

Protestors gather in Moab BLM parking lot.
Jon Kovash Utah Public Radio

A controversial oil and gas field along the approach to Dead Horse Point and Island in the Sky is getting more controversial. On Wednesday, about 30 protestors assembled with signs at the Moab’s BLM parking lot.

“We don’t want their oil and gas revenue money. And the only way we’re going to stop them is to continue that pressure is to be as vocal as we possibly can to anyone who is willing to listen,” one protestor said.

“And to go forth to the city council and the BLM and say wait a minute, what the hell’s going on?” another protestor said.

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Access Utah
10:23 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Vegan Lifestyle on Thursday's Access Utah

Credit vegan-for-fit.de

Are you Vegan? Vegetarian? Meat-eater? We’d love to hear from you on Thursday’s AU. We’re going to examine the vegan diet and lifestyle. 

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The Zesty Garden
12:20 am
Thu March 20, 2014

The Zesty Garden - March 20

Dawn Redwood - Adaptable to Utah

Whether you're looking for a different tree to plant than all your neighbors have, or you need to know how to take care of your trees and shrubs, Ben Harris from Branch to Bud Tree Care will help you in your quest.  And Nancy Williams explores the combination of  gardening and meditation as she reads from Gardening at the Dragon's Gate.


3 eggs

1 Cup oil

1 1/2 Cups sugar

3 Cups grated zucchini

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 Cups sifted flour

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp cinnamon

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Utah Science
6:36 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New Dino Species One Of Youngest On Record

Researchers say Anzu wyliei was five feet tall and eleven feet long.
Credit Matthew C. LamannaHans-Dieter SuesEmma R. SchachnerTyler R. Lyson

A feathered, beaked dinosaur discovered in the Northern Plains states has ties to Utah.

Emma Schachner is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Utah, and is part of the team that discovered the dinosaur in the mid-2000s.

The dinosaur, called Anzu wyliei, was announced in a PLOS ONE journal article Wednesday.

Schachner said the dinosaur would have lived in a warm, humid environment along the flood plains of a river around 65 million years ago.

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