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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.

Access Utah

Access Utah is UPR's original program focusing on the things that matter to Utah. The hour-long show airs daily at 9:00 a.m. and covers everything from pets to politics in a range of formats from in-depth interviews to call-in shows.

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Three Books...
2:34 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Hell-Raising Heroines: Three Ladies With Spitfire

James FL USA via flickr

Originally published on Wed January 4, 2012 3:19 pm

In this age of bland romantic comedy leads, when the feminine ideal seems to mix two parts sweetly smiling Jennifer Aniston with three parts saucer-eyed Rapunzel, nothing can bring more satisfaction than the antiheroine.

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Originally from Virginia, Blair has lived in Logan for 20 years. She has earned degrees in Environmental Science, Earth Science Education, and Geology. She has been involved in the folk music community for many years, producing local concerts for nearly 20 years, and hosting Fresh Folk for over a decade. Blair is an avid fan of both science and music, and attempts to indulge both sides of her brain every day. Blair and her husband share their home with 4 exceptional cats.