All Things Considered

Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Heard by more than 11 million people on over 600 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes quirky - features. Andrea Seabrook hosts a one-hour edition of the program on Saturday and Sunday.

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Morning Edition

Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.

Fresh Folk
5:02 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

Fresh Folk - January 7

On the show this week, I feature the modern roots music of Putnam Smith and the amazing harmonies of the new trio Brother Sun. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Claudia Nygaard, Joel Mabus, and Antoine Dufour, among other talented artists. Join me, and listen in, this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

We hope to feature nonprofits with powerful stories of the work that charitable groups do to strengthen communities and enrich lives. Nonprofits wishing to be considered must send an email with the following information:

    Name of Organization
    Town/Area Served (or Statewide)
    Contact Name
    Contact Number
    E-mail Address
    Organization’s Web Site Address (if any)
    Brief Description of the Work of the Organization
    Suggested Story and Storyteller

We are interested in participant, donor, service recipient, or constituent perspectives, which may be augmented. We have found that personal stories by people who can speak comfortably about their own first-hand experiences make the best spots.

Utah Cares

Utah Public Radio partners with the Utah Nonprofits Association and KCPW to produce short radio spots demonstrating the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations. This exciting effort is designed to help increase the visibility of nonprofits across the state and to inspire people to give generously to area charitable organizations and community groups that are so essential to the health and well-being of our state.

Submissions are no longer being accepted for this program series.

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It Was A Good Year For...
12:16 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Instagram's Winning Recipe: Images And Social Media

Two iPhone screengrabs shows Instagram's filter mode, left, and a shared photo on the app, right.

Originally published on Sat February 25, 2012 3:30 pm

There are a lot of photo apps out there for the iPhone. With most of them, you take a picture, put a filter on it and maybe add some lens blur. But many of them don't have a built-in way for you to share the photo.

"When we combined those two key ingredients, we came up with something that became Instagram," says Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, who is also one if its founders.

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UPR Commentaries

Throughout the week UPR broadcasts insightful and entertaining commentaries from folks throughout Utah and beyond.

Radio Cosmopolis

"Radio Cosmopolis: Music Without Borders" is a weekly program hosted by Shane Graham. It explores the musical traditions of a world in constant migration and transformation—where those traditions come from, and what happens when they intersect with others and become something new. Some episodes explore a particular region, theme, or musical style, while others roam the planet. On a given program, you might hear: afrobeat, gypsy punk, reggae, bhangra, Senegalese rap, Thai funk, Cuban jazz, Celtic electronica, tango, Bollywood, dubstep, trance, and much, much more. Tune in every Friday night at 9:00 p.m. and join the adventures among the hybrid musical offspring of globalization.

Fresh Folk

Fresh Folk is a show of new releases in acoustic-based music, including folk, blues, bluegrass and celtic. The locally produced show, hosted by Blair Larsen, broadcasts every Saturday at 8:00 p.m.