Bryan Earl

Development Director

Bryan Earl has been with UPR since 1993. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Journalism and completed an internship at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon, before coming to UPR full-time.  When not in his garden, Bryan loves to travel with his family, ride trains, ski at Beaver Mountain, and sing with the American Festival Chorus.

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USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost is in studio for some garden talk. Among the topics is our continued discussion about growing the best tomatoes. And in Petals and Prose, Helen Cannon reads why Shakespeare really knew his plants.

Dan Drost's Five Planting Aphorisms

1. 3X rule: Don't plant seeds any deeper than 3X their thickness (as they lay on their sides)

Deer, garden pathogens, and termites are on The Zesty Garden. USU Extension Specialists Terry Messmer, Claudio Nischwitz, and journalist Nancy Williams are part of today's program.

Utah Public Radio must raise $25,000 to replace two essential pieces of equipment before we wrap up the fiscal year on June 30th: KUSR’s transmitter and an equipment cooling unit. Make a special gift in support of our Technology Fund Drive today! Make a gift right now by clicking here.

In 1998, UPR installed the KUSR transmitter, which now needs to be updated. Much like phones, computers, and boomboxes (sorry, walkmans...er...CD players... mp3 players) needed to be updated, so does our technology. We need a new transmitter to stay up-to-date and on-air. The cost is $19,000. The one we have is on its last leg.

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Florist Kimberly Watt Spears of Petal Pixie will give you the inside scoop on how to take care of cut flowers; USU Senior Lecturer Craig Aston discusses the joys of growing your own flowers for cuttings; Shane Taylor from Cactus and Tropicals helps you keep and grow the phalenopsis or "Moth" orchid; It's a frog invasion with Nancy Williams on Petals and Prose

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Diane Alston helps you understand coddling moth controls for apples and what the oozing sap is that comes from your stones fruits. Shayne Taylor discusses the Aloe Brevifolia as a great houseplant, and Helen Cannon discusses how and why we have tulips.


It's tomatoes and tulips on today's Zesty Garden. USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost will help you grow the best tomatoes, while Helen Cannon discusses when one tulip bulb was worth the price of a ship!


Nourse Farms

Brent Black w/small fruits, Kelly Kopp w/turfgrass issues, and Nancy Williams w/the art of watering, today on The Zesty Garden.


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What do you call backyard precipitation measuring enthusiasts? CoCoRaHS, of course! Today's program explores the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, along with a glimpse into the Moab Youth Garden Project, and the latest Petals and Prose with Helen Cannon.

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Ant conga dances and spruce ips apartment complexes are just a few of the topics with Diane Alston on today's Zesty Garden.

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CHOCOLATE
Box of Gourmet Chocolates from Chocolot Artisan Confections
     April Conner, Paradise
     Jessie Cammack, St. George
     Carolyn Brittain, Providence
     Chad Hamblin, Roosevelt
     Byron Sessions, Hyde Park

TICKETS

Garrison Keillor, 1 pair of tickets, April 3 Performance, Park City
     Jeneile Tams, Paradise

Ira Glass, 1 pair of tickets, April 12 Performance, Salt Lake City
     Cindy Perry, Vernal

USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost helps listeners know how to prepare their soil to speed up the planting process, including using plastic to warm up the soil.

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It's the last day of the spring membership drive, and if you've been waiting to make your contribution, now is the time to step forward and throw in your hat (contribution). Everyone who completes the online form today will be entered to win one of two (1 of 2) iPad 3s.

If you don't have a hat, you can also enter the drawing to receive Finn Brewer's hat, between 9 and 11 a.m.

Where does a love of plants, rugged canyoneering, scenic drives, and hiking combine? It’s with the book, Capitol Reef National Park, The Complete Hiking and Touring Guide. Author and park volunteer Rick Stinchfield helps you explore 38 different hikes. Also, Helen Cannon reads an essay about former CBS journalist Charles Kuralt and his love affair with daffodils.

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Help Us Meet Our Goal - $70,000:  Make a  difference with your sustaining membership or one-time gift, and we’ll tip our hats to you. Complete the online form today to enter yourself into a drawing for a southern Utah vacation.

Getaway Package in Southern Utah
    (1) Pair of tickets to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins UT
    (1) $25 gift certificate to Xetava Gardens Café, Ivins UT
    (1) Two-night condominium stay with amenities, Coral Ridge Community, St. George

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Bryan Earl is on the Development team at UPR, and has had many driveway moments over the course of his life. Here, he shares just one.

HELP UPR RAISE $3000 by 9:00 THIS MORNING and win one of three 16GB iPad Minis!

<<CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE AND ENTER DRAWINGS>> or call 1-800-826-1495.

From 7:20am until 9:00am this morning, when you call or complete our online form, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of three, 16GB iPad Minis. During that time, for every $1000 raised another iPad Mini will be given away.

Whether you're looking for a different tree to plant than all your neighbors have, or you need to know how to take care of your trees and shrubs, Ben Harris from Branch to Bud Tree Care will help you in your quest.  And Nancy Williams explores the combination of  gardening and meditation as she reads from Gardening at the Dragon's Gate.

LOU'S ZUCCHINI BREAD

3 eggs

1 Cup oil

1 1/2 Cups sugar

3 Cups grated zucchini

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 Cups sifted flour

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp cinnamon

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Making you happy makes us happy. If you're not a member, show us that we matter by throwing your financial hat in our ring. If you would like to become a member, make a pledge online, by calling 1.435.797.8877, or by mail.

New insect pests continue to present themselves, most of the time via the help of humans. USU Extension Entomologist Diane Alston helps you manage them (insects...not humans!) in your garden on today's Zesty Garden. And Helen Cannon addresses when is  a daffodil a narcissus is a jonquil on Petals and Prose. 

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Dan Drost, USU Extension Vegetable Specialist, has five gardening aphorisms. The first one, about planting depth, is heard in today's Zesty Garden. You'll also hear about Henry David Thoreau in Petals and Prose with Nancy Williams.

How will California's drought affect Utah food prices? How will the December cold snap affect Utah's peaches, apricots and cherries? USU Extension Fruit Specialist Brent Black joins us.

USU Extension Publication-Pruning


Get your vegetables started in southern Utah with Rick Heffelbower. Diane Alston will help you be on the lookout for a new insect pest: The emerald ash borer. Learn about orchids: Part II with Helen Cannon.


It’s already time for the annual tree pruning talk with USU Extension Forestry Specialist Mike Kuhns. Then Helen Cannon reads about purloined plants on today’s Petals and Prose.

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We're having a small membership drive to offer you a special Valentine's gift for you or those you care about. You receive a UPR membership and a box of 12, handmade artisan chocolates from Utah's own Chocolot Artisan Confections in Ogden. Your contribution will benefit the UPR student news intern program.

For every contribution of $75 between now and Wednesday, February 12, you’ll receive a box of 12 artisan chocolates and the option of sending them anywhere in the country with your personalized message. Order by February 10 and your order is guaranteed to arrive by Valentine’s Day.

Your love for UPR and those you care about is showcased with flavors such as strawberry balsamic, aztec spice, lavendar espresso, and beehive honey.  These chocolates have been well-received all over the country.

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