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 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
11:07 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Polar Bears and Sustainable Life on AU Friday

On today's Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks with Wildlife Biologist Steve Amstrup. He spent 27 years researching wild polar bears and was instrumental in getting the bears listed as a threatened species  under the Endangered Species Act. Today, as chief scientist for Polar Bears International, he no longer faces the polar bears in the icy Arctic terrain and instead focuses on raising public awareness about global climate change and its threat to polar bear populations. 

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Access Utah
12:31 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Fire Lookouts on Access Utah Thursday

Thursday on Access Utah we're re-broadcasting a discussion with author Philip Connors about his book, "Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout." In 2002 Connors left his job as an editor at The Wall Street Journal to work as a fire lookout in New Mexico's Gila National Forest. Connors was to look out over the forest, and sound the alarm at the first sign of smoke. He has spent every summer in the forest since he left Manhattan. 

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Access Utah
5:11 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

All About Wildfires on AU Wednesday

This is shaping up to be a very busy fire season in the West, with several fires already burning in Utah.

We’ll talk about wildfires on Wednesday’s Access Utah: surviving them, fighting them, preventing them, along with fire policy.

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Access Utah
5:35 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

An Hour With Terry Tempest Williams: Access Utah

This episode of Access Utah was rebroadcast Thursday, October 18, 2012.

Terry Tempest Williams’ mother told her, “I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you won’t look at them until after I’m gone.”

“They were exactly where she said they would be: three shelves of beautiful cloth-bound books . . . I opened the first journal. It was empty. I opened the second journal. It was empty. I opened the third. It too was empty . . . Shelf after shelf after shelf, all of my mother’s journals were blank.”

In her new book, When Women Were Birds, acclaimed Utah writer Terry Tempest Williams considers the mystery of her mother's journals and the questions “What does it mean to have a voice?”  Tom Williams will ask that question and many others on Tuesday's hour-long interview with Williams on Access Utah.

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Access Utah
11:33 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Cicadas, Grasshoppers on Monday's Access Utah

Today Bryan Earl meets with Utah State University Extension Entemologist Diane Alston about bugs in the early summer. When are the cicadas coming? How can you keep your garden clean of grasshoppers? 

Access Utah
11:22 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Tattoo Culture on Thursday AU

Have you noticed that more people are choosing tattoos these days?  Are tattoos going main stream? What do tattoos mean to people who have them? What do tattoos mean to the larger culture? On Thursday’s AU Tom Williams talks with University of Connecticut Sociology professor Clinton Sanders, author of "Customizing the Body—The Art and Culture of Tattooing."  He’ll also speak with a tattoo artist and owner of Sailor Jim's Electric Tattoo from Logan, Utah, a dermatologist, and a woman who is having her tattoos removed.       

 

Access Utah
9:00 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Mormons Building Bridges: The LDS and LGBT Conversation on AU Wednesday

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More than 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marched in the Utah Pride Parade on Sunday, leaving some spectators in tears.

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Access Utah
11:15 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Sports Stories with Feinstein on Tuesday AU

Sportswriter John Feinstein has lived every fan’s dream: behind-the-scenes access to many of the great sports figures of our time, including Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Tiger Woods, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, and Martina Navratilova as well as encounters with less-heralded but fascinating players and coaches in the Patriot League, the U. S. Military Academies, and at golf’s Q School.

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Access Utah
11:22 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Utah Penstemon Festival on Monday AU

Today we discuss the native flower Penstemons, in it's many varieties with experts from across the Southwest: Janette Warner, owner of Wildland Nursery in Joseph, Utah and David Salmon from High Country Gardens of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Salmon will be a guest speaker at the Utah Native Plant Society's Penstemon Festival June 8-9. On the show he talks a bit about his topic: Penstemons. 

 

Access Utah
11:18 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Native American Society on Friday's AU

Today on Access Utah we hear from Utah State University Anthropology Professor and author Steve Simms. He has spent the last few decades researching and learning of Utah's ancient peoples with archeology as his scientific tool. His book, "Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau," details human occupation starting in the region 13 thousand years ago.

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