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Weekdays 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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
11:23 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Romney's VP, Congressional Races, and Politics on AU Tuesday

Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential pick, Paul Ryan

Deseret News political columnists Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb respond to Mitt Romney’s selection of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate on Tuesday’s AU.  They’ll also debate the merits of the Electoral College, and talk about civility (or a lack thereof) in politics, the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional district, and the recent American Legislative Exchange Council convention in Salt Lake City.

Access Utah
11:10 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Hoppers and Fliers in the Garden on Access Utah Monday

Grasshoppers tend to lay their eggs in undisturbed fields, there are no brown recluses in Utah, and you may not want to get rid of the bees in your yard. Bryan Earl talks to USU Extension Entemoloist Diane Alston in studio about bugs. 

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Access Utah
11:04 am
Fri August 10, 2012

City Academy Students Explore Groups in Society on AU Friday

As school days edge closer, producers Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery present this special archival program, a compilation of previously aired youth produced stories from Utah teens from City Academy Charter School in Salt Lake City.  We learn about one teen's gang life, what a boiler maker is, and one teen's perspective on polygamy.  

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Access Utah
11:01 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Live from The Utah Rural Summit on Access Utah Thursday

The Utah Rural Summit in Cedar City is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and Access Utah will be there on Thursday. Panelists at the conference will discuss economic opportunities, demographic change, leadership, natural resources and agriculture in rural Utah.

Tom Williams’ guests will include Jack Schultz, Founder and CEO of Agracel, Inc., and author of Boomtown USA: The 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns and USDA Rural Development State Director for California, Glenda Humiston, who has developed innovative investment models for rural areas.

Access Utah
5:41 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Life on Mars and Water in Nevada on AU Wednesday

This image taken by NASA's Curiosity shows what lies ahead for the rover -- its main science target, Mount Sharp.
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

The Mars rover Curiosity touched down safely early Monday morning as thousands worldwide looked on. Curiosity will now get to work investigating whether or not Mars has had a climate hospitable to life. We’ll celebrate this monumental engineering success and look ahead to the science to come, with University of Utah Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Tabitha Buehler; Kent Tobiska, Director of Utah State University’s Space Weather Center; and former NASA employee and current USU Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Stephen Whitmore.

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Access Utah
11:03 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Coal In Our Veins: Understanding and Sharing a Story of Mining on Access Utah Tuesday

“The United States depends on coal-burning electric plants for 50 percent of the nation’s power.  I cannot turn on the dish-washer, watch a movie, or write these words without thinking of coal.  And, conscious of this coal, I must think of the blood in my veins, because from the beginning of coal—this history of our energy—my ancestors pulled it from the earth with picks and with their hands.” So writes Erin Thomas, author of Coal in Our Veins: A Personal Journey. 

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Access Utah
10:40 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Anything Garden on Access Utah

On Access Utah Monday Bryan Earl meets with Mark Anderson to talk about everything garden. Among the topics covered are shrubs, where to plant various plants in your yard, micro-organisms, raspberries and more. 

Access Utah
9:51 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Alzheimer's and Farming vs. Fracking on Access Utah Friday

Author Patti Kerr

Every seven seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Today on Access Utah, Author Patti Kerr joins Sheri Quinn to discuss her personal journey with caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease. She offers practical advice for caregivers. 

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Access Utah
3:46 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Celebrating and Saving the Great Utah Outdoors

We're spending our time discussing the outdoors Thursday on Access Utah. First on the program we discuss the aspen trees on Monroe Mountain in Central Utah.  Elk, cattle and sheep arrived in the '80s and eat the shoots of young aspen stands. If the trend continues, there may not be any new trees, and the area could be taken over by sagebrush. Ranchers, environmentalists, State and Federal workers are all gathering to find ways to help the trees.

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Access Utah
11:33 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Ambassador discusses Afghanistan on Access Utah

Ambassador Peter Tomsen was the special envoy to Afghan resistance leaders from 1989 to 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. He's the author of The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers in addition to being a guest on the Daily Show with John Stewart. Tom Williams will go for a more in-depth interview with Tomsen on Wednesday's Access Utah. 

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