Access Utah

Weekdays 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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
10:56 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Should We Amend the Antiquities Act? On Wednesday's Access Utah

Under the 1906 Antiquities Act, U.S. Presidents have the power to unilaterally create National Monuments. President Obama used this power in March to add 1,665 acres to the California Coastal National Monument. 


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Access Utah
11:21 am
Tue April 1, 2014

BASE Jumping On Tuesday's Access Utah

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Three BASE jumpers have been killed in the last two months in Utah. BASE jumping, (BASE stands for “Building, Antenna, Span, Earth,”) The sport grew out of skydiving (some skydivers feel that BASE jumping gives their sport a bad image.) BASE jumping has started to gain a more mainstream following in the last fifteen years. 


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Access Utah
10:57 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Utah Farmers Call for Immigration Reform on Monday's Access Utah

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We’ve been talking to various groups with a stake in the immigration debate and Monday on AU, Utah farmers will have their say.


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Access Utah
9:57 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Conservation Writer Emma Marris On Friday's Access Utah

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 It is Natural Resources Week at Utah State University and the theme is "Go Wild, It's All Around you."  Nature writer Emma Marris was a featured speaker during this week's celebration and she joins us today on the program to talk about the latest wave in conservation and her new book, The Rambunctious Garden, that is changing and challenging our traditional views of conservation.  


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Access Utah
11:14 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Climate Change on Thursday's Access Utah

According to Reuters, a 29-page draft by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will warn that “Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature” and “will also outline many ways to adapt to rising temperatures, more heatwaves, floods and rising seas.”


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Access Utah
10:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

What are you Reading? On Wednesday's Access Utah

It’s time again to build a UPR reading list. We want to know what you’re reading, whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, classic literature, young adult or children’s books. 


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Access Utah
10:20 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Can Coal Ever be Clean? Tuesday's Access Utah

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Michelle Nijhuis writes in the April edition of National Geographic (“Can Coal Ever Be Clean?”) that “During the next two decades several hundred million people worldwide will get electricity for the first time, and if current trends continue, most will use power produced by coal...Coal, to use the economists’ euphemism, is fraught with “externalities”—the heavy costs it imposes on society.  


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Access Utah
10:19 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Searching for Your Roots on Monday's Access Utah

Are you interested in learning your genealogy and researching your family's history? Have you already traced your lineage back hundreds of years? Or are you just beginning? 


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Access Utah
10:23 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Vegan Lifestyle on Thursday's Access Utah

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Are you Vegan? Vegetarian? Meat-eater? We’d love to hear from you on Thursday’s AU. We’re going to examine the vegan diet and lifestyle. 


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Access Utah
10:07 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Revisiting "Boleto" on Wednesday's Access Utah

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On Wednesday’s AU we revisit a conversation from December: Alyson Hagy’s novel "Boleto," explores the themes of men and horses, the American West, and the dream of a ticket out. The protagonist Will Testerman is a young Wyoming horse trainer determined to make something of himself. 


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