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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
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.

Access Utah
12:07 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Emissions Testing Mandate Discussed on Access Utah Wednesday

The air quality taken from the Utah State Webcam Sept. 19, 2012

State Regulators approved a proposal to cut winter air pollution in Northern Utah. The plan will be up for public comment in October, but Cache County officials have already stated they do not like a mandate that would require emissions testing by the end of 2013.  In studio we have Lynn Lemon, Cache County executive; Randy Martin, Utah State University researcher, as well as a representative from the Utah Division of Air Quality. 

Access Utah
2:38 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Football Reinvents Former Gang Members on Access Utah Tuesday

Gangs, gang violence and intervention programs are the topics of discussion on Access Utah Tuesday. Lee Austin talks to Kaisa Kinikini, founder of Stand A Little Taller (SALT) and Enesto Perez, former gang member, about their work and the current gang situation in Utah.

In the second half of the hour John McDowell, author of “Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico’s Costa Chica,” speaks about the Mexican ballad tradition of the corrido and its complex relationship with violence.


Access Utah
12:19 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

The Gardening Season Winds Down on Access Utah Monday

It's almost the end of the gardening season these days, but Bryan Earl has Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden in Logan on the program to talk about your lawn, preparing your garden for winter, and the last of the harvest. 

Access Utah
12:10 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Art Captures Science on Friday's Access Utah

Art has captured the historical record of science through time. Today on the program tonight's Science Unwrapped speaker, Dr. Laura Gelfand, head of Utah State University's  Department of Art and Desgin discusses science in prominent works of art, particularly during the Renaissance period. At 9:30, Science Questions guides you through the steps to launch a rocket into outer space with the private aerospace company ATK based in northern Utah.

Access Utah
6:14 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Fall Book Picks on Access Utah Thursday

Looking for some good books to read as the weather turns to fall? On Thursday’s Access Utah, Lee Austin will ask for your book suggestions as well as those of booksellers including Betsy Burton from The King’s English Bookshop and Catherine Weller from Weller Book Works.  He’ll also talk with Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen.

9:44 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Teen's Death Sparks Texting and Driving Conversation on Access Utah Wednesday

Vernal teenager Tommy Clark was recently hit and killed while walking along the side of the road. Police say the driver admits to texting at the time of the accident.  Utah’s texting and driving law is one of the toughest in the nation.  We’ve all seen public service announcements alerting us to the dangers of distracted driving. We’ll ask you on Wednesday’s AU: what more can and should be done to prevent tragedies like this?  Do we need progressively tougher penalties such as those enacted over the years with drunk driving? More awareness campaigns?  

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