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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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Access Utah
6:23 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Founding Fathers and the Election on Access Utah Wednesday

Richard Brookhiser, a Senior Editor at the National Review, has written several books on our founding fathers.  His latest is a biography of James Madison, who he calls the “father of politics.”  We’ll talk about James Madison, review the state of conservative politics, and look at the presidential election with Richard Brookhiser on Wednesday’s AU.

Access Utah
9:18 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Humanitarian Soldier on Access Utah Tuesday

Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL, Eric Greitens has worked in Bolivia, hunted terrorists in Iraq, and learned from refugees in Bosnia and Croatia, survivors of genocide in Rwanda, and fellow SEALs who fought in Afghanistan.  He is founder of The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization that challenges veterans to lead in their communities, and author of the bestselling book, "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL." 

Access Utah
11:01 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Insects Swarm on Access Utah Monday

Yellow jackets are swarming, the box elder bugs are massing, aphids are increasing their numbers. We've discussed these insects before, but we're going to talk about them again with Utah State University Extension Entomologist Diane Alston will be with us today for the last time of the season. 

Access Utah
2:06 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Dinos and Drugs on Access Utah Friday

The science of dinosaurs is the topic at USU's Science Unwrapped lecture series tonight.  Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to the guest speaker, paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Carpenter about dinosaur behavior and biology.  

At 9:30 Science Questions profiles leading scientists in Utah’s pharmaceutical industry.  It is a risky business that pays off well when a drug makes it to market but the chances of getting there are slim. 

Access Utah
10:30 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Military Sexual Assault Lawsuit on Access Utah Thursday

Nineteen current and former members of the U.S. military have filed a lawsuit alleging that they were sexually assaulted while serving.  They claim that even though reform has been promised for years, the military doesn’t seriously investigate or punish sexual predators.

On Wednesday’s AU we’ll hear the stories of former Utah resident Kelly Alvesteffer Smith and Danielle Hoffman, who are among the plaintiffs. 
We’ll also talk with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Kristen Moulton and Amy Ziering, producer of "The Invisible War," a documentary film on the subject.  

Access Utah
2:37 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Utah Politicians Check Partisanship at the Door on Access Utah Wednesday

As the long election season winds down, we’re going to talk politics again, this time with a twist.  We’ll ask several prominent Utah politicians and commentators to check partisan fights at the door share the one or two core political beliefs that motivate them.  Is there an author or thinker who has had an influence on them?  What is their foundational political philosophy?  

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Access Utah
1:35 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Business Writer Hyrum Smith on Access Utah Tuesday

“My father was a professor of speech, and I grew up in Hawaii with the mindset that you have to get a college degree, get into a big corporation, and grow in a big corporation. So I did that. What I discovered when I got into identifying my governing values was that the thing that I really wanted to do was teach. I looked at the academic world, and I didn't have the credentials to teach in the academic world. So I decided, ‘I'll teach in the corporate world. They'll take anybody in the corporate world (which is true).’”  So writes Hyrum Smith on The Leader Network dot org.  

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Access Utah
11:04 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Harvest Moon and Harvesting Veggies on Access Utah Monday

Dan Drost is the vegetable specialist on the gardening still happening across the state on Access Utah today. Drost and Bryan Earl discuss the gardening season, the water situation this past season, and of course, vegetables. 

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Access Utah
9:43 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Wyoming Wolves and Drugs in America on Access Utah Friday

Wyo. Game and Fish

Drug addiction is an epidemic in the U.S.  September is national recovery month and it is also pain awareness month. Treatment for chronic pain can sometimes lead to addiction.  Dr. Lynn Webster specializes in addiction and pain medicine.  He talks to producer Sheri Quinn about the challenges of treating addiction and current methods that are the most successful according to his experience with the national problem.

Access Utah
1:04 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Zombies Attack on Thursday's Access Utah

We’re in the middle of a zombie renaissance and Southern Utah University Assistant Professor Kyle Bishop has a new book out called: “American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture.”  He says that zombie movies reflect our cultural anxieties.  Indeed, such movies have addressed the violence of the Vietnam War, fears of mass annihilation during the Cold War, and anxieties related to 9/11.  We’ll spend the morning with the Walking Dead on Thursday’s AU.