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
7:15 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Legislature Open Forum on Wednesday's Access Utah

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On the next-to-last day of the 2013 Utah Legislature, we’ll ask you which issues you’re focused on: Liquor Laws? Guns? Medicaid Expansion? The Budget? Social Services? State’s Rights? Education? Is there a bill you hope passes? Maybe there’s a bill you hope dies in the home stretch?


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Access Utah
9:02 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Gun Ownership Responsibility on Access Utah Tuesday

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BYU is out with a poll on Utahns’ attitudes toward guns and Utah Parents Against Gun Violence recently delivered a letter to Governor Herbert urging him to veto a bill which would loosen concealed carry restrictions. 


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Access Utah
12:56 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Cellist Amit Peled on Monday's Access Utah

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Amit Peled was raised on an Israeli kibbutz listening to cassette tapes of the great Spanish cellist Pablo Casals.  He went on to become a prominent cellist in his own right and was recently selected to play Pablo Casals’ cello.    


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Science Questions
2:53 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Christine Geery and her book "A Heart Full of Hope" on Access Utah Friday

 

During the first half of Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks with author Christine Geery about her first book, "A Heart Full of Hope." In the book, she tells the stories of what she calls her "ordinary life." Each story reveals the extraordinary experiences many of us can relate to but oftentimes overlook.

 


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Access Utah
9:30 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Utah and its Health Care System on Thursday's Access Utah

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How do we control health care costs, reduce the numbers of uninsured Utahns, ensure high quality health care, and provide for a sound economy?  Governor Herbert and Utah legislators are grappling with those questions and deciding how to implement the Affordable Care Act and whether to expand Medicaid. 

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Access Utah
1:54 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Gay Marriage Debate on Wednesday's Access Utah

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The U. S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments later this month on a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, narrowly approved by voters in 2008.  The amendment to the state’s constitution states that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”  The Utah Pride Center and 26 other groups recently filed a brief with court urging the justices to declare that gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry.  Last month the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with other churches and groups filed a brief supporting traditional marriage. 


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Access Utah
4:44 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Bullying in Utah on Access Utah Tuesday

The recent suicide of Utah junior high school student, David Phan, has focused attention on bullying.  Other recent teen suicides have prompted action at the Utah legislature. 


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Access Utah
12:19 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

A Preview to the Bear River Basin Forum on Access Utah Monday

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We’ll try to find a good balance among many competing uses of our limited water supply on Monday’s Access Utah. We’ll preview the Bear River Basin Forum, sponsored by the Bear River Watershed Council.  


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Access Utah
5:03 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

The Upcoming Sequester on Thursday's Access Utah

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The federal budget sequester, which was supposed to be a poison pill that would motivate Democrats and Republicans to come up with a compromise, may go into effect on Friday.  Thursday we’ll examine possible effects on Utah’s budget and economy.

   

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Access Utah
11:03 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

An "Evening in Brazil" on Wednesday's Access Utah

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Wednesday we’ll take a break from current affairs and politics for an Access Utah tradition: a program of great Bossa Nova and Samba music from the USU Performance Hall.  We’ll preview the annual “Evening in Brazil” event, which happens on Friday at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan.


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