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Access Utah
10:51 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Veteran Integration on Monday's Access Utah

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On Veterans Day we consider the problems of returning military veterans and how we can help. Joining us are Matthew LaPlante, USU Assistant Professor of Journalism, and U. S. Navy veteran,  who covered veterans issues for the Salt Lake Tribune for 7 years; former Executive Director at the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, and U. S. Army veteran, Terry Schow; Public Affairs Officer for the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and veteran, Jill Atwood; and former US Army Captain Stacy Bare, Director of Sierra Club Outdoors Mission, an initiative to reconnect Americans, veterans in particular, to the outdoors and to use nature to facilitate reintegration.

 


Access Utah
10:09 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Farm Action on Friday's Access Utah

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The Food and Drug Administration is accepting public comments for the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act, through November 15, 2013. In its current form the rule, if passed, could cost farmers thousands of dollars every week or month. Farmers will have to comply with new regulations such as mandatory weekly water testing and treatment, wildlife monitoring and rigorous manure and composting standards. It threatens the subsistence of small, local farms with small profits, at a time when they are on the rise across the U.S.

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Access Utah
7:35 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

The Second Cooler on Thursday's Access Utah

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During the period of October 1, 2000 to April 30, 2013 the remains of 2,541 migrants who had crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally, were recovered from Cochise, Pima and Yuma counties in Arizona, according to the AZ Daily Star Recovered Human Remains Project. In order to store the bodies, Pima County installed a second morgue refrigerator. They call it the Second Cooler. 


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Access Utah
12:22 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Nicholas Basbanes on Wednesday's Access Utah

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Nicholas Basbanes, author of a trilogy on all things book-related including “A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books,”  is out with a new book: “On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History,” in which he considers everything from paper’s invention in China two thousand years ago, which revolutionized human civilization, to its crucial role in the unfolding of historical events, political scandals, and sensational trials: from the American Revolution to the Pentagon Papers and Watergate. 


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Access Utah
12:42 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Jacob Dorman's "Chosen People" on Tuesday's Access Utah

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In 1991, riots began in New York City after a white Hasidic Jew struck two black children while driving in Crown Heights, killing one of them. A rumor started that emergency responders rushed to help the Jewish men in the car, but not the children. When the news spread, anti-Semitic violence left one Jewish man dead — despite the fact that the he wasn’t involved in the crash. Jacob Dorman, Assistant Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Kansas, says that these events upset the narrative about the two communities as allies in the civil rights movement. 

    

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Access Utah
8:49 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Rich Cohen's "Monsters: the 1985 Chicago Bears," on Monday's Access Utah

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For millions of fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football team. They were the greatest football team ever—a gang of colorful nuts dancing and pounding their way to victory. This was the first NFL team to really cross over, to become pop stars. Their ascent marks the beginning of the modern game. 


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Access Utah
10:27 am
Fri November 1, 2013

The Colorado River on Friday's Access Utah

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Today on Access Utah, Jack Schmidt, professor in Utah State University’s Department of Watershed Sciences and head of the U.S. Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, has long studied the Colorado River. He's among the team of scientists that designed a series of controlled releases of water from Glen Canyon Dam, starting in 1996, in an effort to restore habitats altered by the use of dams. 

   

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Access Utah
10:59 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Lisa Morton and Halloween on Thursday's Access Utah

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Amazon.com says about Lisa Morton’s “Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween:” “Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses—and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized candy. 


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Access Utah
3:33 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Concussions and Brain Injury on Wednesday's Access Utah

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Less than three years after he retired, legendary quarterback Brett Favre has become one of the most high profile players to acknowledge he has experienced health problems stemming from repeated concussions in the NFL. KUED and the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah are hosting a screening and panel discussion of the Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.” The screening will take place at the Salt Lake City Library, 210 East 400 South, Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm.

 


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Access Utah
10:08 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Stephen Jimenez discusses Matthew Shepard on Tuesday's Access Utah

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In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student in Wyoming was brutally beaten by two men and died from his injuries. His story became synonymous with anti-gay hate crimes. Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie to research the story of Matthew Shepard’s murder in 2000, after the two men convicted of killing him had gone to prison, and after the national media had moved on. 


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