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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
3:24 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Humanity Intertwined with Hunting on Access Utah Wednesday

Steven Rinella, author of "Meat Eater—Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter," says that hunting is intimately connected with our humanity and that assuming responsibility for the meat that we eat, rather than entrusting it to proxy executioners, processers, packagers, and distributors is one of the most respectful and exhilarating things a meat eater can do.  In his book, Rinella examines such themes as the vanishing frontier, the ethics of killing, and the loss of Americans’ connection with the way their food makes its way to their tables.  We’ll talk about these topics w

Access Utah
12:52 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Physical Challenges Overcome on Access Utah Tuesday

Chad Jukes -- mountain climber, veteran, amputee, inspiration.

As part of the healing process military veterans will be commemorating the day that changed America and their own lives by participating in the Bright Mountain Paradox Sports 9-11 Veterans Climb. These veterans plan to summit the Grand Tetons National Park's 14,000 foot Grand Peak.

One of the participants will be Chad Jukes, from North Logan, who lost his right leg below the knee as a result of the injuries he sustained in an IED attack in Iraq. Chad will be Tom Williams' guest on Access Utah.

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Access Utah
11:27 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Music and Black Holes on Access Utah Friday

Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to singer songwriter Bill Miller.  He grew up on a Mohican Indian reservation in Wis., which inspires much of his music and his work with troubled youth.  At 9:30 science questions profiles physicist Kip Thorne, who grew up in Logan, just below the Utah State University campus.  Thorne's research has focused on gravitation physics and astrophysics with an emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes and gravitational waves.

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Access Utah
12:17 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

The Jury is Out on Access Utah Thursday

The not guilty verdict in the trial of Roberto Miramontes Roman for the murder of Millard County Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox shocked many in the community. Now some of the jurors are talking about their deliberations.  This case got us wondering:  How do juries come to their decisions? What influences those decisions? Can we have confidence in our jury system?  On Thursday’s AU we’ll talk with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Aaron Falk; and University of Texas Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Rose, who has studied how juries reach decisions.  

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Access Utah
11:31 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Ghost Stories on Access Utah Wednesday

On Access Utah we explore ghosts, hauntings, and love. Author and NPR executive producer Eric Nuzum faced his own fears. In his book, “Giving Up the Ghost: A Story About Friendship 80’s Rock a Lost Scrap of Paper and What it Means to be Haunted” Nuzum talks of his history being haunted and how he found peace in facing the supernatural.

Access Utah
2:07 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Guns and Violence on Access Utah Tuesday

People often join the terms guns and violence together, but is this a correct association? With the dealdy shootings at the Empire State building, the Sikh Temple, and the Aurora movie theater,  headlines and content connect the two.  Is America more violent than other countries? Where do guns fit in? Are guns to blame? What should we do, if anything? 

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Access Utah
4:23 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

All About Vegetables on AU Monday

Cantaloupes are ripening all over Utah.

Wow, most gardens are displaying green, green, green. Hopefully, it’s not the green of weeds. How do you know when it’s time to pick something? Today USU Extension Vegetable Specialist, Dan Drost, is in studio for the entire hour.  When it comes to knowing when something is ripe, the sampling test may not always be practical. You don’t want to leave a cantaloupe on the vine with a bite taken out of it. On the other hand, unless you like them green, it’s pretty easy to tell when to pick a tomato. And I’ve never met an immature pepper that I didn’t like.

Access Utah
10:55 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

The Beast in the Garden on Access Utah Friday

When mountain lions began appearing in Boulder Colorado, residents cheered the news.  But as the lions feasted on pets and began to endanger humans, political battles began—until tragedy brought town together.  David Baron’s "The Beast in the Garden" is (according to goodreads.com) “a book about the future of our nation, where suburban sprawl and wildlife-protection laws are pushing people and wild animals into uncomfortable, sometimes deadly proximity."  David Baron will give the USU Common Literature Experience Convocations speech Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Kent Concert Hall and he’s Tom Williams’ guest for the hour Friday morning on Access Utah. 

Access Utah
12:32 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Einstein's Center of Time on Access Utah Thursday

Einstein's Dream was first published in 1994, has been translated into 30 languages and has been the basis for more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions. Author Alan Lightman worked with producers Paul Stancato and Brian Rhinehart to create a musical piece that followed the strains of the book.  Today on Science Questions, Sheri Quinn hosts author and Paul Stancato to discuss the book and music focused around Einstein's dreams of time, teaching students to write about time, and other performances. 

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Access Utah
9:26 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Live Jazz on Access Utah Wednesday

Wednesday on AU, we’ll kick off a new periodic series featuring Utah musicians.  Live from the stage of the USU Performance Hall we’ll introduce you to singer-songwriter Liz Woolley, who plays the piano and mandolin and moves comfortably between Jazz, Bluegrass and Classical genres.  Liz Woolley and her band join Tom Williams for a little conversation and a lot of music on-stage at the USU Performance Hall on Wednesday’s AU.    

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