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

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10:39 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Chuck Greaves' "Hard Twisted" on Monday's Access Utah

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In May of 1934, outside of Hugo, Oklahoma, a homeless man and his 13 year-old daughter are befriended by a Texas drifter newly released from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.  The drifter, Clint Palmer, lures father and daughter to Texas, where the father, Dillard Garrett, mysteriously disappears, and where his daughter Lucile begins a one-year ordeal that culminates in four Utah killings and Palmer’s notorious Greenville, Texas “skeleton murder” trial of 1935.Chuck Greaves’ historical novel ”Hard Twisted” tells the true story of Lucile “Lottie” Garrett.  


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10:15 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Dr. Zorba Pastor Live from Logan on Thursday's Access Utah

This morning we’re at Logan Regional Hospital. My guest for the hour is Dr. Zorba Paster from Zorba Paster On Your Health. Our live broadcast is kicking off several events featuring Zorba Paster in Logan and Moab. I’ll ask him to take us behind the scenes of his show. We’ll talk about how to live a long, sweet life. We’ll also talk about health literacy and food. 


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10:43 am
Wed October 16, 2013

5 Myths about Nuclear Weapons on Wednesday's Access Utah

Most of us think there’s nothing new to say about nuclear weapons. Yes, they’re horrible, possibly immoral, and definitely dangerous, but they feel necessary. If force is the final arbiter between nations, and nuclear bombs are the most powerful weapons, then we’re basically stuck with them. In his new book, “Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons.,” Ward Wilson says that much of what we believe about nuclear weapons is based on emotion and exaggeration.

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9:33 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Edward Schumacher-Matos on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Edward Schumacher-Matos is the Ombudsman for NPR, dealing with issues of ethics, fairness and accuracy, media and society, and language. He joins Tom Williams to talk about some of the issues he has addressed recently: the patriotism of NPR and its sponsor Al Jazeera; questions of bias in NPR coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian divide; and whether NPR should use the term “Obamacare.” He will also talk about immigration, the fragmentation of media, the future of newspapers, the goals of NPR News, and relationships between NPR and its member stations.


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10:26 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Columbus Day Speculation on Monday's Access Utah

Today is Columbus Day. Towns and regions and one nation are named for the famed explorer. For many Native Americans Columbus was not a hero, but a “harbinger of genocide.” And the man himself is a complicated figure. Today my guest is Laurence Bergreen, author of “Columbus: The Four Voyages: 1492 to 1504” The New York Times says that “Laurence Bergreen’s Columbus was brilliant, audacious, volatile, paranoid, and ruthless. What emerges in this biography..is a surprising and revealing portrait of a man who might have been the title character in a Shakespearean tragedy.” Bergreen’s latest book will change everything you thought you knew about Columbus.

 

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10:38 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Health and Air Pollution on Friday's Access Utah

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Cache Valley has some of the worst air in the nation a few days out of the year, typically in the winter time.  Even short-term exposure to air pollution can cause long-term health effects according to studies conducted at Utah State University.  Today on the program, Utah State University toxicologist Dr. Roger Coloumbe joins us to discuss the Cache Valley air pollution studies and how it impacts our health. 

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10:10 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Shutdown Pains Utah on Thursday's Access Utah

It's been estimated that nearly 40,000 Utahns have been furloughed because of the government shutdown, programs like the Women’s Infant Care (WIC) are struggling to provide their services to mothers and their children, all six of Utah’s National Parks are closed, leaving surrounding businesses and towns fearful.


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10:50 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Extension Sustainability Summit on Wednesday's Access Utah

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From October 2 to October 3, Park City hosted the Extension Sustainability Summit. The event brought in extension educators on sustainability from all across the nation, to discuss what major environmental sustainability programs are currently being delivered through Cooperative Extension and began talking about future goals.

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Access Utah
6:11 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Aspen's Roots on Tuesday's Access Utah

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What is it about the aspen tree that captures our imagination? The pleasant sound and sight of quaking leaves? Maybe aspen trees remind us of favorite mountain retreats? Perhaps it’s the fact that many aspen “groves” are really a single organism, sharing a massive root system. One such aspen, Pando, is one of the world’s oldest living organisms and lives in Fishlake National Forest in Utah. School children from Monroe have proposed that the aspen be named Utah’s state tree. Today on Access Utah we’ll explore all things aspen, from the scientific to the metaphorical.

 


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11:01 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Religous Pluralism with Dr. Marcella Hall on Monday's Access Utah

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Dr. Marcella Runell Hall is a social justice scholar and author specializing in Diversity Education/Training, Spirituality/Religion, Race/Ethnicity, Hip-Hop Education, Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy.

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