Access Utah

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Access Utah is UPR's original program focusing on the things that matter to Utah. The hourly show airs daily at 9:00 a.m. and covers everything from gardening to politics in a range of formats from in-depth interviews to call-in shows.

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Access Utah
7:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Paul Rusesabagina Discusses Rwandan Genocide On Access Utah Thursday

Paul Rusesabagina is the inspiration behind the Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda." He will be joining us on Access Utah to discuss his book and his experience in the Rwanda genocide.

  Twenty years ago, beginning on April 6 1994, more than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda in a horrific genocide that spanned 100 days. Genocide continues to be a tragic global issue. Paul Rusesabagina, whose autobiography “AN ORDINARY MAN,” inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” will join us from Brussels Belgium.

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As the manager of the exclusive Hotel Milles Collines he sheltered more than 1,200 Tutsis and Hutu moderates from the mass killing going on around him. In his book, he relates the anguish of those who saw loved ones brutally murdered, and describes his ambivalence at pouring scotch and lighting the cigars of killers in the Swimming Pool bar, even as he was trying to cram as many refugees as possible inside the guest rooms upstairs.

Rusesabagina talks about how the genocide started- tensions that had been rising for years.

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Access Utah
10:30 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Genetic Testing on Wednesday's Access Utah

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The $1,000 genome has long been considered a milestone—the price at which sequencing can finally go mainstream. Companies such as 23andMe provide inexpensive consumer tests that examine about half a million points of a person’s DNA sequence.  But until now investigating all 3 billion base pairs that make up a human’s genome cost $10,000 or more.


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Access Utah
10:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Recreation, Oil & Gas on Tuesday's Access Utah

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“How about doing a story about the tar sands in Grand County & the Book Cliffs Highway? Seems like the state is thinking that Grand County is the new sacrifice zone for energy development.” That’s from UPR listener Kiley Miller. 


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Access Utah
10:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal" on Monday's Access Utah

In “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” Mary Roach explores the much-maligned but vital tube from mouth to rear that turns food into the nutrients that keep us alive. She introduces us to scientists who tackle questions no one else thinks to ask. 


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Access Utah
11:11 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Folksongs of Northern Utah & Eastern Idaho on Friday's AU

Noted musicians/musicologists Hal Cannon and Gary Eller are searching eastern Idaho and northern Utah for songs written before the radio era (before 1923) about the early people, places and events of the region. Such songs provide unique glimpses of the early culture of the region.


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Access Utah
10:24 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Utah's Higher Education on Thursday's Access Utah

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On Thursday’s AU we’ll explore issues in higher education with Utah State University President Stan Albrecht. We’ll also be talking to Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt. 


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Access Utah
12:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Revisiting Ogden's 25th Street on Wednesday's Access Utah

On Wednesday’s AU we revisit a popular episode from a few months back: Generations of Ogdenites have grown up absorbing 25th Street’s legends of corruption, menace, and depravity. The rest of Utah has tended to judge Ogden—known in its first century as a “gambling hell” and tenderloin, and in recent years as a degraded skid row—by the street’s gaudy reputation. Present-day Ogden embraces the afterglow of 25th Street’s decadence and successfully promotes it to tourists.

    

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Access Utah
10:42 am
Tue April 8, 2014

"Waiting for Mamu" on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Imagine, at five years old, you are sentenced to prison for 13 years. You have no access to your family or friends, to an education, to the outside world or to society. In some places, if a parent is sentenced to prison and they lack a guardian for their child, the child is imprisoned with the parent. Many of these children go to prison at a young age and are released to the world at age 18, with no life skills or support system, knowing nothing of the world but what they experienced in a jail cell. 


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Access Utah
12:03 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

"American Families of Faith Project" on Monday's Access Utah

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A large body of social science research has found a number of correlations between religious belief and practice and a range of aspects of marriage and family life (e.g., marital happiness, stability, parent-child cohesion, positive youth outcomes). What is much less known are the processes at work in this area. 


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Access Utah
8:52 am
Thu April 3, 2014

"Radiant or Ravaged" Images of Water on Thursday's Access Utah

Pihotography from the "Radiant or Ravaged" exhibit at the Thatcher -Young Mansion in Logan
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We’ll merge science and art on Thursday’s AU. The Bear River Watershed Council has organized a photo exhibit called “Radiant or Ravaged.” 

To view more pieces of the exhibit visit the Bear River Watershed Council's Facebook. For more details on the event visit their website here


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