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
4:26 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Nazis, Mormons and the Third Reich on Access Utah Tuesday

In the late 1940s Helmuth Hubener, a Mormon teenager, decided to leave Hitler’s Youth and confront the Nazi regime and his church leaders. Eventually, he was excommunicated from his church and became one of the youngest opponents of the Third Reich to be executed. We’ll examine the conflict of conscience occasioned among Mormons by the extreme circumstances of the Third Reich; and consider the question articulated by German novelist Gunther Grass: Why did [Hubener] know and I didn’t know?

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Access Utah
3:15 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Michael Moss, Author of "Salt Sugar Fat" on Access Utah Monday

One in three adults in the U. S., and one in five children, is clinically obese.  In his new book “Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us” Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times investigative reporter Michael Moss argues that many of the big companies in the processed food industry are at least partly to blame.


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Science Questions
7:02 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Our Water Supply and the Great Salt Lake on Access Utah Friday

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A clean and abundant water supply is the most pressing issue facing our society today. Joining Sheri Quinn on the program is Utah State University water quality expert Nancy Mesner. She works with state agencies to ensure our watersheds remain healthy into the future.


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Access Utah
4:42 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Arthur Brooks and His Book "The Road to Freedom" on Access Utah Thursday

Arthur Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, argues in his new book “The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise” that the American traditions of entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and upward mobility have been weakened in recent years by an explosion in the size of government and a move towards redistributing wealth rather than rewarding merit. He argues that free enterprise requires a moral defense based on the ideals of earned success, equality of opportunity, charity, and basic fairness. 


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Access Utah
4:11 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Maximillian Werner, Author of "Gravity Hill," on Access Utah Wednesday

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“The sound of parenthood is the sigh.” So writes Maximilian Werner in his new memoir “Gravity Hill” which is about growing up, getting older, looking back, and wondering what lies ahead—a process that becomes all the more complicated and intense when parenting is involved. Werner narrates his struggle growing up in suburban Utah as a non-Mormon and what it took for him, his siblings, and his friends to feel like they belonged. Bonding in separation, they indulged in each other, in natural and urban landscapes, and sometimes in the destructive behaviors that are the native resort of outsiders including promiscuous and occasionally violent sexual behavior—and for some, paths to death and suicide.

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Access Utah
8:20 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

A Discussion on Environmental Solutions on Access Utah Tuesday

You spoke and UPR listened. Tuesday on Access Utah Jennifer Pemberton will be here to present some of your questions and comments on how air pollution has affected your health. If you haven’t told us your story, phone lines will be open for you. You can also share your story with us at our online form. In the second half: after a particularly bad winter, we’ll ask: what’s next in our search for solutions?  


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Access Utah
1:25 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Environmental Reflection for Earth Day on Access Utah Monday

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Amy Irvine McHarg, author of “Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land” and Stephen Trimble, author of “Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America” and other books will join Tom Williams for Access Utah on Earth Day 2013 to reflect on environmental issues and read from their works. 

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Science Questions
2:24 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Author of "Running Random Road" and Robotics on Access Utah Friday

On the program, Sheri Quinn talks to author Caleb Daniloff about his new book called "Running Ransom Road," a vivid account of his 18-month-long experience running marathons in the cities he wrecked havoc in as an alcoholic. With each marathon, he confronted the past and paved his road to redemption.


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Access Utah
5:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

StoryCorps' founder David Isay on Access Utah Thursday

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StoryCorps founder David Isay joins Tom Williams for Thursday’s Access Utah on the first day of registration for a free recording session in the StoryCorps booth during StoryCorps’ upcoming stay in St. George.  David Isay is editor of several books from StoryCorps including “Listening Is an Act of Love.” He’ll talk about the power of listening and the importance of each life story. StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.


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Access Utah
2:44 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) on Access Utah Wednesday

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Are GMOs or Genetically Modified Organisms beneficial or dangerous to global health? Are GMOs critical to sustainability or a danger to the environment? Should companies have the right to patent seeds? Can GMOs co-exist with organic farming? We’ll seek answers to your GMO questions from Jennifer Reeve, USU Associate Professor of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture; David Hole, USU Professor of Plant Breeding/Genetics; and Amelia Smith Rinehart, U of U Associate Professor of Law.


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