Kerry Bringhurst http://upr.org en 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 Join UPR In Spelling The Way To Literacy With Bridgerland Scrabble Competition http://upr.org/post/join-upr-spelling-way-literacy-bridgerland-scrabble-competition <p>UPR will join other media organizations to compete in this year’s Bridgerland Literacy "Scrabble Scramble." Join us as we compete to raise money for literacy on<strong> Friday, March 21, 2014</strong> at the Logan Copper Mill Restaurant. Teams, including UPR, will be competing in a Scrabble competition. A team consists of two players and one scorekeeper. Online Registration is now available. Fee is $90 and $100 at the door for a team of three. Regular Scrabble matches as well as "Lightning" Scrabble rounds and a silent auction are all part of the evening activities. Come and join Bridgerland Literacy and Utah Public Radio for an evening of fun!</p><p>Register here: <a href="http://www.bridgerlandliteracy.org/" target="_blank">http://www.bridgerlandliteracy.org/</a> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:43:43 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 37854 at http://upr.org Join UPR In Spelling The Way To Literacy With Bridgerland Scrabble Competition Utah Democrats Encourage Latino Participation http://upr.org/post/utah-democrats-encourage-latino-participation <p></p><p>On Wednesday,&nbsp;Utah's four elected Latino legislators met with the public at the Utah State Capitol to outline and discuss pieces of legislation they are introducing and supporting during this legislative session.</p><p>Matt Lyon, executive director of Utah's Democratic Party, said all of the Hispanic elected officials&nbsp;in the state belong to the Democratic Party. He said Utah Democrats are increasing efforts to encourage Latino residents to participate in politics. As director of the party, Lyon is concerned by figures that indicate 13 percent of residents living in Utah are Latino but make up only 6 percent of the electorate.</p><p>"Are we making sure that we are being representative and that we are supporting our diverse communities," said Lyon. "That we are supporting our Hispanic and Latino populations and making sure that they are getting the same opportunities that we are giving everybody else?"</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:39:43 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 37004 at http://upr.org Utah Democrats Encourage Latino Participation Utah's Medicaid Expansion Future Still Undecided http://upr.org/post/utahs-medicaid-expansion-future-still-undecided <p>State lawmakers are considering Medicaid expansion proposals after Utah Governor Gary Herbert&nbsp; said he will push for some form of expansion to comply with the federal Affordable Care Act. State Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D- Salt Lake) is serving on a governor's committee assigned to evaluate the financial costs of expanding Medicaid.<br /><br />About 15 percent of Utah residents are uninsured. Chavez-Houck said lawmakers must decide if Utah should participate in a full expansion program to offset the costs of extending health benefits to 111,000 of the state's poorest.<br /><br />"And here we are, still unable to move and in the meantime people aren't getting covered and we are losing our portion of what should be ours," Chavez-Houck said.</p><p><br /> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:59:27 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 36954 at http://upr.org USU Handball Team Competes For National Handball Title http://upr.org/post/usu-handball-team-competes-national-handball-title <p></p><p>Utah State University's club Handball team will join other clubs from throughout the world to compete for a national title this month.<br /><br />This will be the second year Utah State University's Ryan Campbell will compete in the United States Handball Association's National Collegiate Championships. &nbsp;<br /><br />"I won the division I championship last year and we won the doubles championship as well," Campbell said. "I have really good serves that stay really low. I love it when they return it and I just kill it."<br /><br />A recent USU graduate, Campbell will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina for this year's competition on Feb. 19.<br /><br />"We are losing a whole generation of kids who will know an absolutely terrific sport," said Herm Olsen, USU Handball team adviser.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:50:25 +0000 Kerry Bringhurst 36953 at http://upr.org USU Handball Team Competes For National Handball Title