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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Access Utah
4:32 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Water in the West on Access Utah Wednesday

  On Access Utah the topic is water, specifically the Colorado River and the documentary Watershed. The producers call the Colorado River the most "damned, dibbed and diverted river in the world." It is struggling to support 30 million people, and population is expected to explode.  The peacekeeping agreement called the Colorado river pact, is reaching its limits. The producers of the movie believe there is hope. We'll be talking about the Colorado River and water in the West with Producer Jamie Redford and Director Mark Decena.
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Access Utah
2:56 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Amendment A and District 3 Debate on Access Utah Tuesday

Debating constitutional amendment a in the first half of the program today, continuing our Vote Utah series. The amendment proposes the Utah constitution be amended to require a portion of the revenue from all state severance taxes, to be deposited in the state trust fund, beginning in 2016. 

A severance tax is a tax required of all those who extract oil, gas or minerals from land within the state. This amendment would exclude resources taken from Native American tribal land within the state. 

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Access Utah
4:42 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Restoring the West Conference on Access Utah Monday

 On Access Utah we preview the Restoring the West conference happening Tuesday and Wednesday on the Utah State University campus. The conference will focus on balancing energy development and biodiversity. There's a boom in energy development in many areas of the west, and Tom Williams asks our guests if there is a balance to be found on Access Utah this hour. 

Our guests on the program are:  

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Access Utah
3:36 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Sound and Stars on Access Utah Friday

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Credit Courtesy of Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona

   The amazing recordist Chris Watson, from Britain, takes us on a sound journey to  Antarctica, where he encounters some of the rarest sounds on Earth.  At 9:30, we visit the Pope's summer home in Italy, to hear about astronomy. 

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Access Utah
3:55 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

2nd Congressional Debate on Access Utah Thursday

Today on Access Utah is a rebroadcast of Wednesday night's House 2nd Congressional District debate on the Southern Utah University campus, in conjunction with the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. UPR Southern Utah Correspondent Chris Holmes moderates with Eric Kirby, Director of the Leavitt Center.   

 The candidates include: 

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Access Utah
2:44 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Rhymes and Lines on Access Utah Wednesday

Today on Access Utah Lee Austin fills in for Tom Williams and brings in two notable poets, Missouri's Poet Laureate and William Trowbridge as well as Utah State University lecturer Shannon Ballam, who teaches poetry.  Trowbridge will be at USU Thursday at noon and will do a reading in room 101 of the Merril-Cazier Library, he will also take part in a reading at Helicon West in the Logan Library in the evening. 

Election 2012
3:32 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

1st District Representative Candidates Rob Bishop and Donna McAleer Debate

KPCW's Larry Warren moderates a debate between 1st District Republican Congressman Rob Bishop and his Democratic challenger Donna McAleer, who are both running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The debate originally aired during KPCW's Community Voices and UPR's Access Utah.

Access Utah
3:49 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Voters and Mitt Romney's Religion on Access Utah Monday

According to at least one poll, 1 in 5 Americans say they wouldn’t vote for a Mormon for president.  The nation is about to test that proposition, of course, and in the meantime on Monday’s AU we’ll talk with Trevor C. Hill producer and director of "The Religious Test—A Documentary Film about Mormonism and Politics."

In the second half, Tom Williams’ guest is BYU Assistant Professor of History, J. Spencer Fluhman, author of A Peculiar People: Anti-Mormonism and the Making of Religion in Nineteenth-Century America.

Access Utah
3:25 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Author Christine Geery on Access Utah Friday

Sheri Quinn speaks to local author Christine Geery, who wrote "A Heart Full of Hope," a memoir about the challenges of growing up. 

At 9:30 on Science Questions, we explore a new trend in education at community colleges across the nation- Industry in the classroom, specifically in the bio-technical field. The change is happening to better prepare students for jobs in the ever-changing market. 

Access Utah
2:41 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

RAPZ Tax Pros and Cons on Access Utah Wednesday

The RAPZ (Recreation, Arts, Parks and Zoos) tax is on the ballot this year for renewal this year. The tax was approved by a large margin originally, and is a tax of a tenth of one percent, a small portion of which is given to the state for collection purposes, the rest is put toward community organizations in Cache Valley.