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

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Access Utah
4:59 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Mormons March in Pride Parade on Thursday's Access Utah

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Last year, in a surprising development, more than 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marched in the Utah Pride Parade. The group Mormons Building Bridges predicts that with Mormons for Equality also involved, church members will turn out in record numbers to march in this year’s parade on Sunday. Are you planning to march in the parade this year? What do you think of those who are? What does it mean that some Mormons are marching again?


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Access Utah
4:55 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Bikes & Cars on Wednesday's Access Utah

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As National Bike Month comes to a close, we’re talking bicycling on Wednesday’s Access Utah. Is biking a legitimate form of everyday transportation? Should more of us park our cars in favor of our bicycles? Could you get by without owning a car? Is your community bike-friendly? How can you stay safe while cycling? How can we better accommodate each other as drivers and bikers?


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Access Utah
7:30 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Parenting in an Online World on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Parenting in an online world is our topic for the hour on Tuesday’s Access Utah. We’ll be talking with tech-savvy Utah parents Jonathan & Loralee Choate and Dr. Jim Taylor, author of several books, including Raising Generation Tech: Prepare Your Children for a Media-fueled World.

We’ll ask you what your concerns are:.Do we put too much information about our kids out there on blogs, Facebook etc.?How do you keep your kids safe in an online environment?

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Access Utah
2:05 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Snake Valley Water on Thursday's Access Utah

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Calling it “one of the most difficult calls he’s had to make,” Governor Herbert has rejected a deal that would have shared rights to water beneath Snake Valley with Nevada. The Southern Nevada Water Authority says that Las Vegas needs Nevada’s share of the water and wants to pipe it south. Local citizens fear that the export of water could damage Snake Valley’s environment and economy.


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Access Utah
12:14 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Michael Pollan on Access Utah Monday

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In his new book, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. "Cooked" becomes an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships: with plants and animals, the soil, farmers, our history and culture, and, of course, the people our cooking nourishes. Cooking, above all, connects us. 


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Access Utah
11:59 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Speaking with Doctors on Access Utah Tuesday

  Almost 20 billion times each year, a person walks into a doctor's office and becomes a patient. Dr. Kevin Jones says that physicians can’t tell you what they don’t know. They can tell you when they don’t know, but they might not. Dr. Jones, in his book "What Doctors Cannot Tell You: Clarity, Confidence, and Uncertainty in Medicine," explores the uncertainty that pervades medicine.


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Access Utah
3:05 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Chicago's Holocaust Survivors home on Access Utah Wednesday

Over the years, the Selfhelp Home in Chicago has brought together more than 1,000 refugees and Holocaust survivors under one roof. A new documentary film, "Refuge:  Stories of the Selfhelp Home", features the stories of the eventual residents of Selfhelp, who spent the war years surviving by any means necessary – fleeing to the Jewish ghetto of Shanghai, hiding in the French countryside, taken in by English families as part of the Kindertransport, or as prisoners in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.


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Access Utah
11:47 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Epigenetics, Our Parents and Our Future

  The once quiet field of epigenetics is now making big waves in the biological sciences.  Laboratories across the world are filling up with researchers studying the human epi-genome.  It literally means above the genome.  On the program, producer Sheri Quinn explores this paradigm shift in biology with German scientist Wolf Riek, recognized as a world leader in the field of epi-genetics.  


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Access Utah
10:32 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans discuss their eating habits Thursday on Access Utah

  A few months ago we explored the culture of hunting with Stephen Rinella author of “Meat Eater.” He asserts, as does Michael Pollan who wrote “The Omnivore’s Dilemma & Cooked,” that Americans are losing their connection with the way their food finds its way to their tables. Hunting, Rinella argues, is intimately connected with our humanity; and assuming responsibility for acquiring the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processors, packagers and distributors, is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do. Thursday we explored this idea from the other direction, talking about vegetarian and vegan culture with a panel of vegetarians & vegans and a former vegetarian. 


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Access Utah
11:30 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Marc Mauer and Sabrina Jones address US incarceration Wednesday on Access Utah

  The United States’ rate of incarceration is the highest in the world. Why and how did this happen? Marc Mauer’s “Race to Incarcerate,” first published in 1999, has become an important text for understanding the growth of the US prison system and a canonical work for those active in the US criminal justice reform movement. Now Sabrina Jones, a member of the World War 3 Illustrated collective and an author of politically engaged comics, has collaborated with Mauer to adapt and update the original book into a comics narrative designed to reach new audiences. 


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