Kerry Bringhurst http://upr.org en Logan Rated As Second-Best College Town In America http://upr.org/post/logan-rated-second-best-college-town-america <p>An annual list ranking America’s top college towns has named Logan, Utah as one of the top 10 Best College Towns, 2014.</p><p>Livability.com editor Matt Carmichael says for a mid-sized city, having a college or university town can help move a place from being a good place to live to being a great place to live.&nbsp; Gary Saxton is director of the Logan Downtown Business Alliance.&nbsp; He says he is not surprised that Logan was listed as number two in the rankings.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:35:57 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 45582 at http://upr.org Logan Rated As Second-Best College Town In America Wildlife Awareness Program Aims To Alter Attitudes http://upr.org/post/wildlife-awareness-program-aims-alter-attitudes <p>The <a href="http://www.wildawareutah.org/">Wild Aware Utah campaign</a>, now available to Utahns, includes general safety tips to help educate the public about what to do when encountering wildlife while camping or recreating.</p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:27:08 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 45473 at http://upr.org Wildlife Awareness Program Aims To Alter Attitudes Hyde Park Teen Killed In Logan Canyon Collision http://upr.org/post/hyde-park-teen-killed-logan-canyon-collision <p>Travelers trying to drive to and from Northern Utah’s Bear Lake on Saturday morning were delayed by &nbsp;a head-on vehicle collision that left one person dead.</p><p></p><p>Eighteen-year-old Ryker Lance Dattage of Hyde Park was near Franklin Basin in Logan Canyon when the vehicle he was driving drifted into oncoming traffic. He was killed on impact after colliding with a Ford F-350 pickup truck driven by 57-year old Bruce Wilson of Hooper.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:33:50 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 44938 at http://upr.org Hyde Park Teen Killed In Logan Canyon Collision Southern Utah Donation To Help Search And Rescue Team Purchase Emergency Packs http://upr.org/post/southern-utah-donation-help-search-and-rescue-team-purchase-emergency-packs <p>Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher accepted a $10,500 donation on behalf of a five-county regional search and rescue team.&nbsp; A St. George car dealership, Findley Automotive, held a golf tournament to help raise the money.&nbsp; This is the fourth year the group has contributed to help volunteers purchase equipment and participate in training exercises.</p><p>“When I first started we bought everything ourselves,” Pulsipher said. “The county didn’t have the ability to provide any equipment, training or anything. We did it all ourselves.”</p> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 17:51:56 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 44932 at http://upr.org Southern Utah Donation To Help Search And Rescue Team Purchase Emergency Packs Run My Roadtrip: On The Road Interview http://upr.org/post/run-my-roadtrip-road-interview <p></p><p>You're listening to Utah Public Radio, I'm Kerry Bringhurst. We continue our conversation with Brian Champagne, a professor of journalism at Utah State University, and a contributor to UPR. Run My Roadtrip, a series of reports we've been hearing from Brian, and we're with him.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:43:11 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst & Brian Champagne 44524 at http://upr.org Run My Roadtrip: On The Road Interview Paintings From “The Ten Commandments” Discovered To Have Utah Ties http://upr.org/post/paintings-ten-commandments-discovered-have-utah-ties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The epic motion picture <em>The Ten Commandments</em> was honored with an Academy Award for outstanding visual effects in 1957.&nbsp; Before the parting of the Red Sea and the burning of the bush could be shown on screen, the images were first sketched and painted on canvas. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:11:13 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 44067 at http://upr.org Paintings From “The Ten Commandments” Discovered To Have Utah Ties Driveway Moment: The Future of Public Radio http://upr.org/post/driveway-moment-future-public-radio <p>Kerry Bringhurst is the interim station manager and news director at Utah Public Radio.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 38429 at http://upr.org Driveway Moment: The Future of Public Radio Driveway Moment: The Future of Public Radio http://upr.org/post/driveway-moment-future-public-radio-0 <p>Kerry Bringhurst is the interim station manager and news director at Utah Public Radio.&nbsp;</p><p>"I listen for reasons that may not be the reasons others listen.&nbsp; Working with students is thrilling.&nbsp; When I hear their reports, I know what they have been through to capture the audio, write the script, and produce and edit.&nbsp; I can measure their learning through their content. When I hear a catchy edit and a quality quote I feel a thrill that is beyond explanation.&nbsp; Our student interns are the future of public radio.&nbsp; I take pride in knowing UPR is contributing to the academic future of these creative and curious members of society." Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 38430 at http://upr.org Driveway Moment: The Future of Public Radio Secretary Of Agriculture Encourages Farmers And Rural Americans To Get Health Insurance By March 31 http://upr.org/post/secretary-agriculture-encourages-farmers-and-rural-americans-get-health-insurance-march-31 <p></p><p>The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, is campaigning to have more rural Americans sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment deadline ends on Monday, March 31st. Vilsack says changes to health insurance coverage helps protect rural Americans who may have lost their insurance before the ACA was implemented.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“It is a population in which farmers and ranchers are exposed to the dangers of farming with all of the equipment that they have to deal with,” Vilsack said. “They could be faced with some serious illnesses or injuries that could result, in the past, in losing their coverage.” Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:29:37 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 38701 at http://upr.org Secretary Of Agriculture Encourages Farmers And Rural Americans To Get Health Insurance By March 31 Statewide Caucuses Held March 18 And 20; Dems Urge Involvement http://upr.org/post/statewide-caucuses-held-march-18-and-20-dems-urge-involvement <p>Political party officials are encouraging public participation in this year's elections. In Utah, state party officials are preparing for next week’s caucus meetings. Both Democrat and Republican caucuses will be held next week, Democrats on Tuesday and Republicans on Thursday, March 18 and 20.</p><p>Find the Democratic Party&nbsp;<a href="http://www.utahdemocrats.org/caucusnight" target="_blank"> statewide neighborhood caucus meetings</a> held Tuesday, March 18th.<br /><br />Find the Republican Party statewide <a href="https://voterclick.com/utgop_menu.php" target="_blank">neighborhood caucus meetings</a> held Thursday, March 20.<br /><br />Utah residents planning to run for a state office can begin filing this Friday for Utah Attorney General, and several house and senate seats. Anna Thompson is with the Utah Democratic Party out of Salt Lake, and said her party will do better this year.<br /><br />"We're looking forward to the Attorney's General race and in the state legislature, there are races across the state that were lost in the Romney year by fewer than 700 votes. There are a handful of those, and we're going to get those seats," Thompson said.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:52:08 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 38063 at http://upr.org Statewide Caucuses Held March 18 And 20; Dems Urge Involvement