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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.


Membership Drive
9:30 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Share The Love: Of UPR And Chocolate

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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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Zesty Garden
11:22 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Zesty Garden - January 30


Get ready...Get set...Plant! Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden in Logan is in studio to help you get growin' on the upcoming garden season. Nancy Williams also gives you some highlights from The Wind in the Willows on Petals and Prose.

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Listen to Petals and Prose w/Nancy Williams - The Wind in the Willows

The Zesty Garden
11:50 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Zesty Garden - January 23

Honey Bee

From bluebells and bees to the bottle, honey is a fascinating product, especially when you consider it's basically bee vomit! Nancy Williams delivers a fascinating look into the world of honey production.  Candace Berthrong and Helen Muntz also join the program today to discuss the Cache Valley Master Gardener program, along with the various USU Extension publications that are available to help you...grow!

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Listen to Petals and Prose w/Nancy Williams-Bee Vomit

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Mug Competition
6:17 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

2014 Mug Design Competition Guidelines

The 2013 winning mug design.

Submit your design for the second-annual UPR art mug contest!

Utah Public Radio is seeking submissions of artwork from our creative listeners for the station's second-annual mug design contest.

It is your support that makes what we do possible, and we want you to share your view of UPR and Utah with our members. The winning design will be showcased on a limited edition UPR coffee mug.

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The Zesty Garden
4:29 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Zesty Garden - January 16

Poison Dart Frog
Credit Cactus and Tropicals

Shane Taylor from Cactus and Tropicals helps extend the life of your poinsettia. In addition, you'll learn how to grow a vivarium. It's like a terrarium but with animals like a salamander or poison dart frog. You'll also learn how earth's flowering plants found their winter parkas to survive the last ice age, then Helen Canon treats us to another Petals and Prose.

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Petals and Prose w/Helen Cannon

Daniel McGlinn - How Flowering Plants Adapted to Cold

Shane Taylor - Poinsettias and Vivariums

The Zesty Garden
5:33 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Zesty Garden - January 9

Cookbook: One Sweet Cupcake
Credit One Sweet Slice

O.K., today's topic is a stretch for a garden show, but cupcakes do use plants like lemons, wheat, etc! Learn how to make the perfect cupcake with Janell Brown and her cookbook: One Sweet Cupcake. Nancy Williams also reads from a New Mexico Memoir on Petals and Prose.

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Listen to Petals and Prose w/Nancy Williams

The Zesty Garden
8:51 am
Fri December 13, 2013

The Zesty Garden - December 12

See Wassail Recipe Below

The Zesty Garden crew join Bryan Earl in reading classic stories for the season.

Zesty Garden Holiday Special

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The Zesty Garden
11:39 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

The Zesty Garden - December 5

African Violet

Whether you're a first time grower or a seasoned veteran, USU Senior Lecturer Craig Aston will help you understand how to care for your houseplants.

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Listen to Petals and Prose w/Helen Cannon

The Zesty Garden
6:40 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Zesty Garden - November 21

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Petals & Prose w/Nancy Williams-Waxwings

Butternut & Apple Soup (Gluten Free) Liz Fallis

6 lbs butternut squash, halved & seeded

¼ c olive oil (or less)

1 onion, chopped

1 rib celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbsp Kosher salt

1 tsp pepper

3 apples, diced

3 c apple cider

4 quarts stock, vegetable or chicken

4 oz green pumpkin seeds, toasted

4 oz crumbled blue cheese

Roast butternut on greased baking sheet at 375, for 45-60 minutes, or until very soft.  Cool enough to scoop butternut from skin.  Heat olive oil in large stock pot and sauté onion, celery and garlic until soft, but not browned.  Add salt, pepper, butternut, apples, apple cider and 3 quarts of stock.  Bring to a boil, then simmer until apples and vegetables are very soft.  Puree in a blender.  Adjust thickness with additional stock if too thick.  Adjust seasonings.  Serve with toasted pumpkin seeds & crumbled blue cheese.  Serves 20.

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The Zesty Garden
11:32 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Zesty Garden - November 14


Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden helps you select a gift for the discerning gardener in your life, and Helen Cannon continues with her essay remembering Chadwick's Plants in Willard, UT.

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Listen to Petals and Prose