Shalayne Smith Needham

Production Specialist / All Things Considered Host

Shalayne Smith Needham has worked at Utah Public Radio since 2000 as producer of Access Utah.  She graduated from Utah State University in 1997 with a BA in Sociology, emphasis on Criminology.  A Logan native, she grew up with an appreciation for the great outdoors and spends her free time photographing the Western landscape and its wildlife. 


7:34 am
Thu July 11, 2013

'Fallout City': A Downwinder story

Martha and Michelle at the StoryCorps booth in May 2013

Martha Ham interviewed her friend Michelle Thomas in the StoryCorps booth in St. George in May, about her experiences during the nuclear bomb testing done at the Nevada test site, just over 100 miles from St. George during the Cold War.

Listen to Michelle Thomas's story.

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5:30 News
6:06 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Utah News for Monday, April 2

  • Federal Officials Arrest 54 Immigrants in Utah
  • Parents of Boy Who Drowned in Washing Machine Won't Face Charges
  • Where are the Worst Drivers in Utah?

These headlines and the rest of the day's news along with the forecast from the Utah Climate Center during our 5:30 Utah News broadcast.

Utah News
4:54 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Bill Introduced to Make Public Aware of Neighborhood Caucuses

A bill that would not only improve public notice of Utah’s neighborhood caucus meetings, but block any other public meetings from being held the same day, will go before lawmakers during the upcoming legislative session.   Republican Representative Kraig Powell, the bill’s sponsor, calls the neighborhood caucuses Utah’s “real election day.”

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