Storee Powell

News Correspondent - Northern Utah

As a freelance reporter for the Cache Valley Daily and Utah Public Radio, Storee covers women's issues such as women in higher education and women's health. In 2011, Storee won a Utah Broadcaster's Association Gold Award for her work at UPR. Storee is a graduate of Utah State University and works at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU doing PR and marketing.


UPR Feature Story
5:30 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Mental Illness Awareness, Part 1: Stigma

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week to recognize the efforts of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October in sponsoring many kinds of activities.

In the first of a three-part series, UPR's Storee Powell discusses the continuing stigma of mental illness with NAMI Utah's executive director, Rebecca Glathar.

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Driveway Moments
4:11 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Driveway Moment: Education in Listening

I was driving to work (which just happens to be USU!), and as I was parking in the stadium, I decided I had to finish listening to Tom's Access Utah on July 25 because I was stunned. It was on homeless people in Utah, and I was so enthralled by the depth of the conversation I just couldn't turn it off. I realized the value of educating people about this issue, and that is the kind of service UPR provides to Utahns. 

Utah Women
2:10 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

USU Environmental Engineer Finalist for Women Tech Award

The Women Tech Award recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies and are key contributors to the community.

Utah State University environmental engineering Ph.D student, Margie Borecki, is a finalist for the Women Tech Awards for academic excellence. Her goal to provide clean drinking water for the world along with her stellar GPA earned her spot among four other students. The Women Tech Awards are meant to create visibility and networking for women working or studying in the technology field. Thursday, 20 women from across the country will be awarded at the Fifth Annual Women Tech Awards.

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Utah News
12:22 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Donna McAleer for Congress

Listen to Storee Powell's full interview with Donna McAleer, 1st District Congressional Candidate. McAleer will debate Ryan Combe in Logan on June 14 in anticipation of the Democratic Primary on June 26.

3:53 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Ryan Combe for Congress

Listen to Storee Powell's full interview with Ryan Combe, 1st District Congressional Candidate. Combe will debate Donna McAleer in Logan on June 14 in anticipation of the Democratic Primary on June 26.

3:49 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Democratic Congressional Candidates Debate this Week: Get to Know Them Before the Primary

In the 1st Congressional District's Democratic primary on June 26, Utahns will decide between the candidates Ryan Combe and Donna McAleer. The winner will try to unseat the Republican incumbent Rob Bishop, who has represented the 1st Congressional District since 2003.

Both contenders said they will not be "career politicians" and are in favor of campaign reform.

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UPR News Feature
5:56 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Women's History Month, Part IV: an Educated Cowgirl

Graduating in lower numbers from college is not the only problem Utah women face according to the Utah Women and Education Project. Utah women are more likely to graduate in a field traditionally held by women, and receive lower pay. Those women who forge ahead in higher education, especially beyond 4 years, in non-traditional fields face many obstacles. Rachael Christensen, a PhD student at USU in the dairy nutrition program, has been a cowgirl her whole life, experiencing discrimination not only in the field, but academia as well.

UPR News Feature
3:34 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Women's History Month, Part III: What It Means to Be a Woman in Academia

March is women's history month, and the national theme Women's Education, Women's Empowerment is applicable not just to students, but also to women in academia. Storee Powell talks with Utah State University's Dr. Christy Glass, a gender scholar and researcher, who not only studies the struggles of women entering academia, but experiences it first-hand as a female associate professor.

Utah News
4:14 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Women's History Month, Part II: Olene Walker & the Utah Women's College Task Force

Former Utah Governor Olene Walker was recently appointed to the Utah Women's College Task Force - a committee dedicated to increase Utah women's aspirations for higher education. Gov. Walker talks with UPR's Storee Powell about her early desire to become educated, and her work to inspire others to do the same.

UPR News Feature
4:18 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Women's Education, Women's Empowerment on UPR in March

Photo courtesy of the Utah Women & Education Project.

March is National Women's History Month, and the 2012 theme is Women's Education, Women's Empowerment. Although women now outnumber men in colleges nationwide as a very recent phenomenon, the same is not true for women in higher education in Utah.

Storee Powell explores this topic in UPR's Women's History Month series by talking to those who research this issue and to the women breaking through Utah's glass ceiling in higher education.                          

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