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 hourly 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
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.   

Access Utah
11:03 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Freedom Writers Founder Erin Gruwell on AU Wednesday

Erin Gruwell has earned an award-winning reputation for her steadfast commitment to the future of education. She's the founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, where she currently teaches teachers around the country how to implement her innovative lesson plans into their own classrooms, and the author of The Freedom Writers Diary and The Freedom Writers Diary: Teacher's Guide. She's Tom Williams' guest for the hour. 

Access Utah
3:52 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

The Crossroads Project Live from Studio C on Access Utah Tuesday

The Crossroads Project is a multidisciplinary performance that joins the forces of art and science.

The Crossroads Project is comprised of a physicist, a composer, a string quartet, and 3 visual artists who combine their artistic and scientific voices in response to the challenge of global sustainability and climate change. In anticipation of their multidisciplinary performance at Utah State University on September 27, they drop by UPR's Studio C on Tuesday to show us what happens when physicist Robert Davies gets back-up in the form of the Fry Street Quartet.

Access Utah
1:16 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Wolves in Yellowstone on Access Utah Friday

Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to wildlife biologist William ripple about wolves in the Yellowstone ecology.  His research shows the re-introduction of wolves there has improved the habitat and it has also revived a species of aspen tree, and some birds, fish, and insects. At 9:30 Science Questions presents current wolf policies across the west and the new book called "wolfer," a memoir about one man's experience trapping and hunting wolves for the federal government and how it changed his life's direction.   

Access Utah
6:18 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Mormon Scholar Terryl Givens on AU Thursday

Terryl Givens, Professor of Literature and Religion at University of Richmond, is one of the country's most prominent Mormon scholars. He has appeared on PBS, NPR, and CNN to comment on the LDS faith and is author of many books, most recently When Souls Had Wings: a History of the Idea of Pre-Mortal Life in Western Thought. Givens is in Logan and will be giving the 18th annual Arrington Mormon History Lecture tonight at the Logan LDS Tabernacle.