Kerry Bringhurst

Interim Station Manager / News Director / Host, Morning Edition

At 14-years-old, Kerry began working as a reporter for KVEL “The Hot One” in Vernal, Utah.  Her radio news interests led her to Logan where she became news director for KBLQ while attending Utah State University.  She graduated USU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and spent the next few years working for Utah Public Radio.  Leaving UPR in 1993 she spent the next 14 years as the full time mother of four boys before returning in 2007.  Kerry and her husband Boyd reside in Nibley.

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Newsline
6:45 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

UPR Newsline with Dave Greiling

An update on the Ogden shooting case from Dave Greiling and other developing Utah news stories.

Read the full stories at the Standard-Examiner's website.

Utah News
5:45 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

State Should Be Self-Reliant, Governor Says

Utah Governor Gary Herbert says in his State of the State Speech Wednesday night the state should not capitulate to federal authority when it exceeds the limited powers granted by the constitution.

Herbert says the state is in the midst of many fights with the federal government, from access to public lands to costly Medicaid requirements.

Instead o relying on federal money and bowing to federal regulations, Herbert says the state needs to become more self-reliant.

Utah News
4:52 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

How to Enjoy a Sold-Out Sundance

Each year over 40,000 people flock to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival. With so many movie goers vying for tickets, it can be difficult to see anything.

Steven Smith is UPR's man-on-the-street at Sundance; he lives in Logan most of the year but volunteers in Park City during the festival. He shares with Kerry Bringhurst and our listeners several options for things to do at Sundance if you don't manage to get tickets to a film.

Utah News
2:57 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Federal funding to leave Utah

TOOELE, Utah-- Utah's massive chemical weapons stockpile is gone and so is the federal funding that helped pay for the sophisticated emergency response centers. 

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Utah News
12:45 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Utah Senator Mike Lee Responds to Obama's State of the Union Address

Listen the response from Utah Senator Mike Lee, recorded shortly after President Obama delivered his State of the Union Address.

Utah News
5:47 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Proposed Bills Would Regulate Many Forms of Smoking in Utah

Laws that regulate hookahs, electronic cigarettes and nicotine lozenges and gum could all be tightened under proposals being considered by Utah legislators.  Kerry Bringhurst tells us a few of the ways that legislators are seeking to regulate smoking and tobacco products in the state during the current legislative session.

Utah News
6:41 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Redistricting Records Made Available, at a Price

Utah Democrats are paying a $5,000 fee to obtain legislative records related to the state's redistricting process. Party Chairman Jim Dabakis says the records are needed to determine whether the party can file a lawsuit seeking to overturn the election maps approved in October.

Dabakis says the state shouldn't be charging fees for public records.

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Utah News
6:30 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Governor Herbert Proposes Additional Funding for Education

Utah lawmakers will be focusing heavily on budget issues and education funding as they begin their 2012 General Session. Republican Senate President Michael Waddoups says the session will have an optimistic tone because Utah's economy is growing. Waddoups says a $200 million surplus means state agencies will not be facing cuts and employees could even get small raises.

During the first weeks of the session, legislators could approve agency budgets at last year's funding levels and even provide additional money for student growth in public education.

Utah News
4:35 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Utah's Best Schools

Democratic lawmakers from the House and Senate have introduced an initiative they say will improved public education in Utah. Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck talks to Kerry Bringhurst about the "Best Schools" initiative.

Utah News
7:16 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Chemical weapons destroyed in Utah Desert

The U.S. Army has destroyed about 90 percent of its aging chemical weapons, from the desert chemical depot.

Wednesday just after 2 p.m. the last of the hard weapons were burned in a 1,500 degree furnace. A tray of 23 projectiles came out of the furnace at 2:11 p.m.

At its peak, the desert chemical depot held some 13,600 tons of chemical agents, making it the world's largest.

The entire project will be complete by the weekend when the depot will incinerate bulk supplies of Lewisite, a powerful skin, eye and lung irritant.

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