Friend Weller http://upr.org en Roy Nisson: Dentist To The Stars http://upr.org/post/roy-nisson-dentist-stars <p>From astronauts and test pilots to Hollywood celebrities, retired dentist, 93 year-old Roy Nisson talks with his wife Janice about his brushes with the stars.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 00:59:07 +0000 Shalayne Smith Needham & Friend Weller 42192 at http://upr.org Roy Nisson: Dentist To The Stars Ambassadors Of Goodwill: The Mesquite-Toes Tap Team http://upr.org/post/ambassadors-goodwill-mesquite-toes-tap-team <p></p><p>UPR's Kerry Bringhurst talks with her mom, Kathy Lyne Jones about being a dance ambassador for the city of Mesquite, Nevada.</p><p>Kathy: I belong to a senior dance team called The Mesquite-Toes. Our average age is 69 1/2. I have only danced with them for three years but they celebrated their 10th year anniversary this year. It started as an exercise class at the rec center. Out of the ten beginners five of them are still dancing. We took a trip this year to Palm Springs and to Knott's Berry Farm in California and then next year we are going to Alaska on another cruise. We do about 26 different dances. We have tap classes, jazz classes and clogging classes. I do like the clogging the best. I think it's the fact that you can take out all of your frustrations...stomping your feet that loud.</p><p>Kerry: Tell me about the groups favorite color. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:06:13 +0000 Shalayne Smith Needham & Friend Weller 40000 at http://upr.org Ambassadors Of Goodwill: The Mesquite-Toes Tap Team Folklorist Gets His Comeuppance From The Pioneer Past http://upr.org/post/folklorist-gets-his-comeuppance-pioneer-past <p>Hal Cannon, former state folklorist and founder of The Western Folklife Center, visited the StoryCorps booth with his wife Teresa Jordan.&nbsp; He recalls his experience working with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers to preserve the material culture of Utah's pioneer past.&nbsp; Cannon talks about an unexpected visit from Kate Carter, former director of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:08:15 +0000 Shalayne Smith Needham & Friend Weller 37285 at http://upr.org Folklorist Gets His Comeuppance From The Pioneer Past Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth: 36 Years Of Federal Service http://upr.org/post/zion-national-park-superintendent-jock-whitworth-36-years-federal-service <p>Retired Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth talks with Amnesty Kochanowski, National Park Service Safety Manager, about the role that our National Parks parks have played in his life and the life of his family.&nbsp; After 36 years of federal service Jock Whitworth retired January 3, 2014.&nbsp; He plans to pursue his interests in hiking, photography and volunteering for nonprofit organizations.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:06:30 +0000 Friend Weller & Shalayne Smith Needham 36670 at http://upr.org Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth: 36 Years Of Federal Service Share Your Eclipse Experience on AU Tuesday http://upr.org/post/share-your-eclipse-experience-au-tuesday <p>Whether you ended up in the designated &quot;sweet spot&quot; with a solar telescope or just happened to see an eclipsed shadow on your front porch, we want to hear about your Utah eclipse experience. Post your photos or just your thoughts on UPR&#39;s <a href="https://www.facebook.com/utahpublicradio" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>. Amateur solar gazers, writers, photographers are all welcome. It was a special night in Utah and we want to keep the feeling alive.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 22:00:07 +0000 Tom Williams & Friend Weller 7558 at http://upr.org Share Your Eclipse Experience on AU Tuesday