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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.


The Zesty Garden
11:18 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Zesty Garden - March 6


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.

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The Zesty Garden
10:23 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The Zesty Garden - February 27

Red Haven Peaches

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

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The Zesty Garden
11:48 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

The Zesty Garden - February 13

Emerald Ash Borer-A new pest of the west.

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.

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Zesty Garden
12:36 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Zesty Garden - February 6

Quaking Aspen: The New State Tree of Utah?

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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Listen to Petals and Prose: Helen Cannon/Orchids

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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