Storee Powell http://upr.org en Men Walk a Mile to Stand Against Sexual Assault http://upr.org/post/men-walk-mile-stand-against-sexual-assault <p>It's easy to think it will never happen to us or someone we know, but 1 in 4 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.Raising awareness and support for this issue can't just be done by women. That's why a group of male students from USU put on their best pair of heels Friday, to show their support for the women in their lives. UPR's Storee Powell reports on the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:33:48 +0000 Storee Powell & April Ashland 23126 at http://upr.org Men Walk a Mile to Stand Against Sexual Assault Feminine Mystique Still Relevant 50 Years Later http://upr.org/post/feminine-mystique-still-relevant-50-years-later <p>Fifty years ago Betty Friedan's book, "The Feminine Mystique," gave a name to the problem from which women across the nation were suffering.</p><p>Feminism in the sixties was relevant, is it still today? During the 2013 women's history month, UPR's Storee Powell explores this topic with USU's Dr. Jamie Huber of the Center for Women and Gender. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:16:02 +0000 Storee Powell 22459 at http://upr.org Feminine Mystique Still Relevant 50 Years Later Women "Rise Up" and Dance in Logan to End Violence Against Women http://upr.org/post/women-rise-and-dance-logan-end-violence-against-women <p>That was the message of the one billion rising flash mob that took place Thursday, also known as Valentine's day, with the goal of ending violence against women. While flash mobs, dancing to those lyrics, occured around the world on Thursday, Logan got it's own taste with a flashmob in front of the historic courthouse and in the USU Taggart Student Center, all ages of women and some men, participated in the dance. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:22:48 +0000 Storee Powell 20590 at http://upr.org Annual Hyrum Dam Polar Plunge Draws Costumes, Money for a Good Cause http://upr.org/post/annual-hyrum-dam-polar-plunge-draws-costumes-money-good-cause <p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Audience members at the annual Polar Plunge got a thrill as community members dressed from Elvis to Ninja Turtles, jumped into freezing water Saturday. The divers did the deed in the name of good<font size="2"> </font>clean fun and to raise money for Utah Special Olympics.</span></font></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:47:27 +0000 Storee Powell & April Ashland 20188 at http://upr.org Annual Hyrum Dam Polar Plunge Draws Costumes, Money for a Good Cause Utahn Appointed to U.S. Access Board by President Obama http://upr.org/post/utahn-appointed-us-access-board-president-obama <p>President Obama announced more key administration posts Friday, and Cache Valley resident Sachin Pavithran was among them. The Utah State University graduate has been appointed to the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. The board helps develop policy relating to disability. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:56:32 +0000 Storee Powell 17199 at http://upr.org Utahn Appointed to U.S. Access Board by President Obama Analyzing Women Voters: How They'll Vote and Why http://upr.org/post/analyzing-women-voters-how-theyll-vote-and-why <p>Women's issues have played a large part in the 2012 campaigns, with many "zingers" coming from candidates surrounding these issues. Romney's "Binders full of women" quickly became an Internet sensation. But women are more than political pawns, they are the largest voting bloc in the country and have the potential to sway the election. How will they vote and why? UPR's Storee Powell talks with Professor Tim Chambless of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah to put women voter trends into context.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:53:52 +0000 Storee Powell 16018 at http://upr.org Concerns Raised for Seniors Over Voter ID Laws http://upr.org/post/concerns-raised-seniors-over-voter-id-laws <p> While seniors don't tend to vote for a party in the majority, they are the voting bloc with the highest voter participation. And with an aging population, the group continues to grow. As voter ID laws pop up across states, many worry that seniors will be disenfranchised. UPR's Storee Powell talks with AARP Utah's Laura Polacheck and Professor Tim Chambless of the Hinkley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah about why they believe the law is meant to suppress voters.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:43:59 +0000 Storee Powell 15956 at http://upr.org Concerns Raised for Seniors Over Voter ID Laws From New York to Utah: An Eyewitness Account of Hurricane Sandy http://upr.org/post/new-york-utah-eyewitness-account-hurricane-sandy <p>Monday night at 7:30, as Hurricane Sandy was passing through the city, Storee Powell talked with New York resident, Chelsey Gensel, a Cache Valley native and USU student majoring in liberal arts.</p><p>Sometimes tropical storms are sensationalized by the news. Gensel has the following recommendation for Utahns who are looking for good news sources about what's happening in New York.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:33:38 +0000 Storee Powell 15713 at http://upr.org From New York to Utah: An Eyewitness Account of Hurricane Sandy Mental Illness Awareness, Part 3: Coming Out http://upr.org/post/mental-illness-awareness-part-3-coming-out <p>Earlier this month the National Association of Mental Illness held awareness events to help dispel myths and promote understanding. This week Utah Public Radio introduced you to three of our contributors -- April Ashland, Ryan Cunningham, and Storee Powell. Today, we continue their brave conversation in the hopes that listeners can feel better prepared and open to understanding mental illness.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:09:31 +0000 Storee Powell, April Ashland & Ryan Cunningham 15514 at http://upr.org Mental Illness Awareness, Part 3: Coming Out Mental Illness Awareness, Part 2: "You Don't Look Mentally Ill" http://upr.org/post/mental-illness-awareness-part-2-you-dont-look-mentally-ill <p>Inspired by Mental Illness Awareness Week this month, a group of Utah Public Radio interns and reporters began sharing their personal experiences with mental illness. These were not stories about their observations of others who deal with mental illness; these were their stories.</p><p>During Part 2 of our series on Mental Illness Awareness series, we begin listening to a conversation between Storee Powell, Ryan Cunningham, and April Ashland as they work through some of the myths associated with mental illness.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:18:51 +0000 Storee Powell, April Ashland & Ryan Cunningham 15423 at http://upr.org Mental Illness Awareness, Part 2: "You Don't Look Mentally Ill"