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 pets to politics in a range of formats from in-depth interviews to call-in shows.

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Access Utah
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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Access Utah
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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Access Utah
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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Access Utah
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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Access Utah
12:57 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

"Underground" on Thursday's Access Utah

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“Underground,” a new play by award-winning Utah playwright (and University of Utah Law Professor,) Debora Threedy, will have its World Premiere in Southern Utah, October 3-5 in the Kayenta Outdoor Theatre in Ivins. “Underground” addresses an especially important topic for many Utahns: the moral and spiritual dilemma of excavating Ancient Native American ancestral grounds and selling the excavated artifacts for financial gain. A similar scenario occurred a few years ago in Blanding, where many local residents were indicted for selling stolen Native American artifacts on the black market.


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Access Utah
3:31 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

World Reading Day on Wednesday's Access Utah

Wednesday is World Reading Day. It’s one day, held once a year, where people of all ages are encouraged to turn off the TV, log off the net, put away the video games & ignore all the other myriad distractions of modern life and enjoy the simple pleasure of reading a book instead. 

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Access Utah
9:15 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Performing Arts for Prisoners on Tuesday's Access Utah

Prison Performing Arts founder and artistic director Agnes Wilcox.
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21 years ago in St. Louis, six correctional centers and juvenile detention centers began a program featuring incarcerated adults and children called Prison Performing Arts. Hardened criminals performing classic plays have provided fascinating insights into theater and life. As “This American Life” said of the Prison Performing Arts’ production of Hamlet in a St Louis penitentiary, “It’s a play about murder and its consequences, performed by murderers, living out the consequences.”

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Access Utah
3:20 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Republic of Nature on Monday's Access Utah

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In his book, “The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States,” Mark Fiege re-frames the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Among the historical moments he revisits under this new framework: a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty.

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