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 gardening to politics in a range of formats from in-depth interviews to call-in shows.

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Access Utah
10:59 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Autism Across Time on Access Utah Friday

Autism rates across the United States are rising. A new Utah study suggest expanded diagnostic criteria could explain the new increatsed incidence of the disorder. Today on Access utah, Sheri Quinn talks to University of Utah adolescent and child psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Bilder about this new finding and her part in the research. 

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Access Utah
5:25 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

On AU Thursday, Immediate Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

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The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release its much-anticipated ruling on the Affordable Care Act Thursday morning in the 8:00 hour. We’ll ask you for your reaction on Access Utah at 9:00.

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11:52 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Political Reaction on Access Utah Wednesday

We're looking at reactions to the results of Primary Day and the issues and candidates that will be moving forward to the November election, as well as some who didn't make it. We get political analysis from Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb first. Then, we talk to candidates Donna McAleer (D)  and Sean Reyes. McAleer won her race with 80 percent of the vote. Reyes did not win his race, and he responds.

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Access Utah
4:33 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

It's Fire Season and Election Day on Tuesday's Access Utah

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One of the worst fire seasons in recent memory appears to just be getting started in Utah. Tuesday on Access Utah we’ll get the latest news from Salt Lake Tribune reporters and talk to Utah residents affected by the fires. We’ll also ask BLM Utah Fire Manager, Sheldon Wimmer, what we can do to reduce the risk of fire in the current very dangerous conditions. 

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Access Utah
11:14 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Chickens and Eggs on Access Utah Monday

In many backyards across the state and country, poultry are becoming common. Raising poultry requires space, time, and special ingredients. Chickens are good for gardens, and the soul.  Today Bryan Earl speaks with Brit Merrill and Celia Bell about eggs, gardens, and chickens. 

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Access Utah
4:26 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Blast from the Fat Past

In an interview with Mackinzie Hamilton last November, personal trainer Drew Manning talked about his life after gaining 70 pounds and shared doubts that he could shed the weight. It's just a little reminder of the Fat part of his Fit to Fat to Fit journey he shared with UPR on Access Utah this week.

 

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10:53 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Water and Sky on Access Utah Friday

Today on Access Utah, Sheri Quinn presents a Great Salt Lake Institute Summer workshop where high school students work in the field alongside scientists studying the lake eco system including the notorious brine shrimp and brine flies that make the lake so famous. She’ll also talk to Dr. Stephen Whitmore about Utah State University students who won the fourth rocket building contest in the last five years this past April. 

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Access Utah
11:22 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Dream Act and Immigration on Access Utah Thursday

"The Obama administration's decision Friday to halt deportations and to begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children inspired both jubilation and dismay.”  That’s the recent headline in the Deseret News.  The President’s action has indeed provoked strong responses all over the political spectrum. We’ll be talking with Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and State Representative Chris Herrod. Later in the program we’ll get reaction to the Special Legislative Session from State Senator Lyle Hillyard and State Representative Brian King.  

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Access Utah
5:41 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

The Story of K2 Sherpas on Access Utah Wednesday

In August 2008, when 11 climbers died on K2, the world’s most dangerous peak, two Sherpas were among the survivors. They had emerged from poverty and political turmoil to become two of the most skillful mountaineers on earth. Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman tell their stories in Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day

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Access Utah
1:26 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Fitness Trainer Gains and Loses 75 Pounds: Access Utah Tuesday

We talk to Utah resident and personal trainer Drew Manning on Access Utah Tuesday for the hour. Manning has been a trainer for years, and has never been overweight; his idea of a treat was an extra glass of spinach shake. But he often failed to help his clients reach their goals. He decided he needed to better understand what it was like to be on the other side. 

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