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 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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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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Access Utah
11:18 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Hope and Inspiration for Better Air Quality on Access Utah Tuesday

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Many Utahns are getting frustrated with what they see as slow and ineffective progress toward solving our air pollution problem.

A Clean Air Rally is planned for Tuesday afternoon in Logan ahead of an expected decision on emissions testing from the Cache County Council.


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Access Utah
12:17 am
Sat February 23, 2013

"Makers: Voices of Utah Women" on Monday's Access Utah

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"Makers: Voices of Utah Women" is a new documentary which premieres February 26 on KUED.  According to the producers, the film “tells the story of the women’s movement in Utah through the firsthand accounts of leaders and activists who fought to alter the social fabric of the state.  It was a time when women were learning to speak up and speak out.  A time when women had different visions of what equality meant.  A time when the voices of Utah women would finally be heard.” 


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Access Utah
10:57 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Changes in Utah's Outdated Mental Health System on Friday's Access Utah

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Host Sheri Quinn presents a one-hour special report about the history of Utah's mental health system called "The State of the Utah's Health." Changes have taken place over the last couple of years to overhaul what mental health industry experts call an outdated system that does not work and is currently in crisis. 

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