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
3:49 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Pests in Your Garden

It's planting and growing season, and today on Access Utah Diane Alston joins us as an extension  entomologist for Utah State University  to talk about crawling things in the garden. We discuss the decline of the honeybee, how to deal with the pests in your vegetable gardens and answer your bug questions.
You can find more information about garden pests in Utah here.

Science Questions
4:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Tracking the Coyote

The clown, the hero, the fool, the sacred one...the coyote plays a number of roles including the most abundant predator in North America. Tracking the coyote takes us on a thorny trail filled with political, ethical and environmental strife that forces us to confront the human struggle for power over nature. Science Questions presents this controversial canine and its perseverance in the West.

Access Utah
1:36 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Homeless to Harvard on AU Thursday

Thursday on Access Utah, we rebroadcast Tom Williams' interview from last year with Liz Murray, who was born to drug-addicted parents, lived as a homeless teen, then won a New York Times scholarship and went to Harvard. Her memoir is called Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, and my Journey from Homelessness to Harvard.

Access Utah
5:00 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Brazilian Music Live from Studio C!

On Wednesday’s Access Utah, it’s time for our annual March tradition: an hour of great Bossa Nova music, live from Studio C with the ensemble “Evening in Brazil.”  We’ll hear songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and other composers.

Access Utah
6:15 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

"Wolfer" Carter Niemeyer on Access Utah Tuesday

Carter Niemeyer used to trap wolves and now does everything he can to protect them. Tom Williams talks to Niemeyer, retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  wolf recovery coordinator for Idaho and author of Wolfer: a Memoir on Access Utah Tuesday.

Access Utah
4:18 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Apricots and Asparagus - Gardens are Warming Up All Over Utah

The garden is warming up! Apricot blossoms have popped and asparagus is breaking through the ground. Dan Drost, Vegetable Specialist with USU's extension program, is in the studio to answer any gardening questions you might have.

Access Utah
3:46 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

From the Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference

Electric roads could power cars in the near future. Today, on Access Utah, we re-broadcast our episode on the international Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference, held in Park City last month.

At 9:30 Science Questions takes a comprehensive look at what's called the "Paleo Diet", a way of eating that mimics diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors: lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Access Utah
10:40 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Water Policy Expert Carl Bauer on Access Utah Thursday

I work on problems of water rights and water policy at the intersection of law, geography, and political economy.

 

Dr. Carl Bauer, Professor of Geography at the University of Arizona, is our guest on Access Utah Thursday in anticipation of a talk he'll give as Distinguished Geographer Lecturer at Utah State University in the evening. Bauer is an expert on water rights and water policy and specializes in the similar coasts of Chile and California and the roles of water and law in the policies of those regions.

Access Utah
6:54 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Ambassador Peter Tomsen Live From Studio B

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. We welcome your phone calls, emails, and comments below.

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Access Utah
4:14 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Religion in America on Tuesday's Access Utah

Our topic on Access Utah for Tuesday is religion in America. We'll specifically be talking about homegrown religions, like Mormonism, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses, that have their roots in the U.S. Our guest is historian Richard Bushman, a renowned expert in Mormon history and Mormon Studies and recent guest lecturer at the Utah State University campus.

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