Access Utah

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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
10:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

On The Road With Access Utah Friday

Baldwin Dairy Farm, one of many destinations on Friday's Access Utah.
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Friday on Access Utah we’ll hear from some of the 16 Moab students who showed up recently for the town’s first “Rock Camp.” Then from the UPR series “My Address Is…” we’ll meet Don Baldwin, who grew up in Salt Lake City but decided as a young man that he wanted to be a dairy farmer; and the Landau family, who live in the city and bike to work and hike from home. 

Finally we’ll talk to a woman whose address is often “The Road:” National Geographic photographer, Karen Kasmauski, who explores how science allows us to understand ourselves and how that shapes our destiny.

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Access Utah
10:18 am
Thu April 24, 2014

"Tibet: An Unfinished Story" on Thursday's Access Utah

In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote of a high plateau in a mountainous region where there were gold-digging ants. This launched the myth of Tibet as a place of beauty, riches and peace. University of Cambridge Professors, Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper, were invited to visit Tibet in 1997 as guests of the Chinese government. 


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Access Utah
10:13 am
Wed April 23, 2014

"Hidden History of Utah" on Wednesday's Access Utah

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This is program originally broadcast on December 10, 2013.

Utah has been the focal point for many brave settlers yearning for a new way of life. While Utah's Mormon legacy is well documented, there are lesser-known stories that contribute to the state's history. In “Hidden History of Utah,” public historian, author and history columnist Eileen Hallet Stone looks into the state's forgotten past and presents a revelatory collection of tales culled from her Salt Lake Tribune "Living History" column. 


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Access Utah
10:37 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Earth Day With Utah Writers On Tuesday's Access Utah

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We’re going to gather Utah writers to reflect on the environment for Earth Day 2014. Where are we with regard to the environment and the land we love? What progress has been made? What are the most pressing current problems? 


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Access Utah
12:02 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

"Common Ground on Hostile Turf" on Monday's Utah

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In our increasingly polarized society, there are constant calls for compromise, for coming together. For many, these are empty talking points—for Lucy Moore, they are a life's work. As an environmental mediator, she has spent the past quarter century resolving conflicts that appeared utterly intractable. 


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Access Utah
7:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Paul Rusesabagina Discusses Rwandan Genocide On Access Utah Thursday

Paul Rusesabagina is the inspiration behind the Hollywood film "Hotel Rwanda." He will be joining us on Access Utah to discuss his book and his experience in the Rwanda genocide.

  Twenty years ago, beginning on April 6 1994, more than 800,000 people were killed in Rwanda in a horrific genocide that spanned 100 days. Genocide continues to be a tragic global issue. Paul Rusesabagina, whose autobiography “AN ORDINARY MAN,” inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” will join us from Brussels Belgium.

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As the manager of the exclusive Hotel Milles Collines he sheltered more than 1,200 Tutsis and Hutu moderates from the mass killing going on around him. In his book, he relates the anguish of those who saw loved ones brutally murdered, and describes his ambivalence at pouring scotch and lighting the cigars of killers in the Swimming Pool bar, even as he was trying to cram as many refugees as possible inside the guest rooms upstairs.

Rusesabagina talks about how the genocide started- tensions that had been rising for years.

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Access Utah
10:30 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Genetic Testing on Wednesday's Access Utah

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The $1,000 genome has long been considered a milestone—the price at which sequencing can finally go mainstream. Companies such as 23andMe provide inexpensive consumer tests that examine about half a million points of a person’s DNA sequence.  But until now investigating all 3 billion base pairs that make up a human’s genome cost $10,000 or more.


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Access Utah
10:35 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Recreation, Oil & Gas on Tuesday's Access Utah

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“How about doing a story about the tar sands in Grand County & the Book Cliffs Highway? Seems like the state is thinking that Grand County is the new sacrifice zone for energy development.” That’s from UPR listener Kiley Miller. 


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Access Utah
10:59 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal" on Monday's Access Utah

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In “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” Mary Roach explores the much-maligned but vital tube from mouth to rear that turns food into the nutrients that keep us alive. She introduces us to scientists who tackle questions no one else thinks to ask. 


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Access Utah
11:11 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Folksongs of Northern Utah & Eastern Idaho on Friday's AU

Noted musicians/musicologists Hal Cannon and Gary Eller are searching eastern Idaho and northern Utah for songs written before the radio era (before 1923) about the early people, places and events of the region. Such songs provide unique glimpses of the early culture of the region.


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