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Tom Williams

Program Director, Access Utah Host

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996.  He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.)  He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah” and “Opera Saturday.”  He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.

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Access Utah
8:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

"The World's Strongest Librarian" on Thursday's Access Utah

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Josh Hanagarne couldn't be invisible if he tried. Although he wouldn't officially be diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome until his freshman year of high school, Josh was six years old and onstage in a school Thanksgiving play when he first began exhibiting symptoms. 


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Access Utah
10:21 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Homesteading the Modern West on Wednesday's Access Utah

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This program originally aired in July of 2013.

On Wednesday's Access Utah, we revisit a conversation with Julia Corbett. Her book, "Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West" is the story of a naturalist-turned-professor (Corbett) who flees city life each summer with her pets and power tools to pursue her lifelong dream: building a cabin in the Wyoming woods. 

    

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Access Utah
10:37 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Pet Health and Questions on Tuesday's Access Utah

UPR Web manager April Ashland's little sister calls to her horse each day when she comes home from school.
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We want to hear about your dog, cat, rabbit, armadillo, or any other animal you love. Post a picture, comment or question on our page for Dr. James Israelsen, with Mountain View Veterinary Health Center. 

    

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Access Utah
10:20 am
Mon May 5, 2014

"9,000 Miles of Fatherhood" on Monday's Access Utah

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Seven moves in seven years as a pre-teen cursed Kirk Millson with a pathologically low tolerance for routine. After terrorizing his wife, Alison, with several near-death wilderness experiences, he toughened up his young children on a steady diet of desert excursions until their luck changed and his career intervened. 


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Access Utah
10:37 am
Thu May 1, 2014

"The Bully Pulpit" on Thursday's Access Utah

On Thursday’s AU we revisit our conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin:

“The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life.”  


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Access Utah
8:30 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Feeding the World on Wednesday's Access Utah

The cover of National Geographic's May issue.
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If the trends of population growth and richer diets continue, experts say that by 2050 we will need to double the amount of crops we grow. Jonathan Foley, author of “Food: Feeding Nine Billion” in the May edition of National Geographic is director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. 


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Access Utah
8:42 am
Tue April 29, 2014

"Farm: A Multi-Modal Reader" on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Go back a few generations and odds are that your family lived and worked on a farm. We’re going to go back to our roots with USU professors Joyce Kinkead, Evelyn Funda, and Lynne McNeill, authors of “Farm: A Multi-Modal Reader,” which explores what farms, farming, and farmers mean to us as a culture. 


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Access Utah
10:31 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Revisiting "Truth & Conviction," on Monday's Access Utah

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Today's Access Utah is a rebroadcast of a program that originally aired April 29, 2013.

In the late 1940s Helmuth Hubener, a Mormon teenager, decided to leave Hitler’s Youth and confront the Nazi regime and his church leaders. Eventually, he was excommunicated from his church and became one of the youngest opponents of the Third Reich to be executed. 

Broadcast Interview with Alan Keele

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Access Utah
10:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

On The Road With Access Utah Friday

Baldwin Dairy Farm, one of many destinations on Friday's Access Utah.
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Friday on Access Utah we’ll hear from some of the 16 Moab students who showed up recently for the town’s first “Rock Camp.” Then from the UPR series “My Address Is…” we’ll meet Don Baldwin, who grew up in Salt Lake City but decided as a young man that he wanted to be a dairy farmer; and the Landau family, who live in the city and bike to work and hike from home. 

Finally we’ll talk to a woman whose address is often “The Road:” National Geographic photographer, Karen Kasmauski, who explores how science allows us to understand ourselves and how that shapes our destiny.

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Access Utah
10:18 am
Thu April 24, 2014

"Tibet: An Unfinished Story" on Thursday's Access Utah

In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote of a high plateau in a mountainous region where there were gold-digging ants. This launched the myth of Tibet as a place of beauty, riches and peace. University of Cambridge Professors, Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper, were invited to visit Tibet in 1997 as guests of the Chinese government. 


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