Access Utah

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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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Science Questions
1:00 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

The Vernal Oil Boom and Space Exploration on Access Utah Friday

Credit www.onearth.org

Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to author David Gessner about his latest article "How Vernal Utah Grew to Love Big Oil" in the March 2013 issue of One Earth magazine.


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Access Utah
11:15 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Eva Kor, Holocaust Survivor, on Access Utah Monday

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Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor and victim of Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments on twins at Auschwitz. Mengele was given the name “Angel of Death,” because of his position as a SS physician in charge of selecting which new prisoners of the camp would be killed or selected for forced labor. Kor and her sister launched a search for other twins who survived Mengele’s experiments and located 122 individual survivors. She founded C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust museum in Indiana.

Edited radio interview as broadcasted on April 8.

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Access Utah
8:12 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Rock Climber and Sky Diver, Steph Davis, on Thursday's Access Utah

Moab resident Steph Davis is a superstar in the climbing community. But when her husband made a controversial climb of Delicate Arch, the media fallout and the toll on her marriage left her without a partner or an income. Accompanied by her beloved dog, Fletch, she set off in search of a new identity and discovered sky diving. Though falling out of an airplane is antithetical to a climber’s control, she discovered new hope and joy in letting go.


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Access Utah
4:07 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

"Sweatshops in Paradise -- A True Story of Slavery in Modern America" on Access Utah Wendesday

When nine Vietnamese women arrived at Virginia Sudbury’s law office in Pago Pago, American Samoa she wasn’t sure she would take the case.  She ended up as lead plaintiff attorney in precedent-setting case which drew international attention to issues of involuntary servitude and human trafficking in far-flung U. S. territories.  Virginia Sudbury now lives in Utah, and is author of a new book: “Sweatshops in Paradise—A True Story of Slavery in Modern America.” 


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Access Utah
2:44 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

USU President Stan Albrecht and Others Address Higher-Education Issues on Tuesday's Access Utah

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We’ll address issues in Higher Education on Tuesday’s Access Utah.  How did Utah’s colleges and universities fare at the Utah legislature? How best to plan for the change in age requirements for LDS missionaries? What does the future of higher education look like? Will we see more online classes, video conferencing and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs?) Will these new methods of teaching and learning displace traditional face-to-face classrooms? Should they?


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Science Questions
7:27 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

The Colorado River and the Glen Canyon Dam on Access Utah Friday

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Jack Schmidt, professor in Utah State University's department of watershed sciences and head of the US Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, has long studied the Colorado River. He's among the team of scientists that designed a series of controlled releases of water from Glen Canyon Dam in an effort to restore habitats altered by the use of dams. 

On the program, Schmidt discusses the history of the Colorado River and the environmental and political threats the waterway is currently under and how they will impact the future uses of the river. 

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Access Utah
2:05 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

A Rebuttal of Nuclear Power on Monday's Access Utah

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Mark Lynas, author of “The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans” joined us for the hour on Wednesday.   He says we need to embrace Nuclear Power and Genetically Modified Organisms as parts of any successful portfolio of solutions to Climate Change.  Many fellow environmentalists disagree. 


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1:16 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Climate Change and Nuclear Power on Access Utah Wednesday

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Mark Lynas is the author of a number of books, including The God Species, and is Tom Williams guest for the hour. We discuss Lynas' idea that we must master human technology, like nuclear power, to save the world from ourselves. 


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10:47 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Hydraulic Fracking on Access Utah Thursday

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When USA Today invited their readers to send in questions about fracking for Duke University professor Robert Jackson, readers responded with such questions as: “What happens to the chemicals that are left behind after the fracking process? What is the risk to well water? It’s my understanding that fracking uses massive amounts of water? Does fracking cause earthquakes?”  


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Access Utah
5:43 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

"Men, Women & Violence: Everyone Matters" An SUU Conference Preview on Monday's Access Utah

According to www.domesticviolencestatistics.org every 9 seconds in the U. S. a woman is assaulted or beaten; domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined; and nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. 

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