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
7:00 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Tar Sand Development on Wednesday's Access Utah

A Canadian company has received a state mining permit from the Utah Division of Water Quality to extract oil from tar sands on public land in the Book Cliffs area of eastern Utah. The Moab-based group Living Rivers opposes the project and has appealed the permit, citing a possible pollution risk to the Colorado River.

Tom Williams will talk with Uintah County Commissioner Mike McKee, University of Utah Professor William Johnson,  John Weisheit of Living Rivers, and  Rob Dubuc with Western Resource Advocates.

Access Utah
3:24 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

The History of Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities

The Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University is celebrating 40 years in existence at the university. To accompany the celebration, there is currently an exhibit at the university library that follows the history of human rights for persons with disabilities. Tom Williams is joined by key staff members from the Center on today's Access Utah.

More information on the topic can be found at http://www.cpdusu.org.

 

Access Utah
5:12 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Access Utah...Live from the 2012 Legislative Session

Chief Engineer Friend Weller and Host Tom Williams in our make-shift studio from the Capitol.

On a very special Access Utah, broadcast live from the opening of the 2012 Utah Legislative Session, Tom Williams talks to lawmakers about some of the hot-button issues that will be tackled in the next 45 days. Guests include: House Majority Leader Brad Dee and House Minority Leader David Litvack; Senator Pete Knudson, Assistant Majority Whip and Minority Leader Senator Ross Romero; and at the end of the hour, Governor Gary Herbert.

Access Utah
2:54 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Robert Redford on Access Utah

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival officially opened Thursday in Park City. Today on the program we join Sundance founder and actor Robert Redford and two of his cohorts at the opening day press conference, where they discuss what's new this year. Redford reveals some of the major changes and challenges he has had to endure and face during the festival's history.

Access Utah
6:48 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

We're Going There: Religion & Politics on Wednesday's Access Utah

There are some topics that shouldn’t be discussed in polite conversation. On Wednesday’s Access Utah, we’ll dive right into two of them: Religion and Politics. In the first segment, we’ll talk about a new LDS caucus in the Utah Democratic Party with party chairman Jim Dabakis, and with LDS Dems Vice-Chair, Crystal Young-Otterstrom.

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Access Utah
4:09 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Jewish Emigration from the Soviet Union to Utah

Tuesday, January 17

The book Streaked with Light and Shadow: Portraits of Former Soviet Jews in Utah features the stories of the emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union to Utah. The book’s editor Leslie Kelen, Executive Director of the Center for Documentary Expression in the Arts, will lead a discussion and several people featured in the book will tell their stories at an event Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Wagner Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City.

Access Utah
4:44 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

A World Without Fish

Friday, January 13

In his histories of cod and oysters, author Mark Kurlansky described how those species once thrived in the wild, and how they were depleted. His latest book, A World Without Fish, details how humans are destroying ocean life and how that destruction will affect the entire planet. Sheri Quinn talks to Kurlansky about his book and what we can do to help preserve the oceans.

At 9:30, Science Questions explores the intersection between science and magic through the lens of two storytellers who are enchanted by the ability of fire to transform nature.

Access Utah
4:09 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

The Legacy of Joe Hill

Thursday, January 12

Today on Access Utah we revisit a program from September of last year on The Legacy of Joe Hill:

The execution of Joe Hill is one of the most famous in American history, immortalized in the ballad "I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night." William Adler talks about his book, The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon.

Access Utah
2:28 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

New Hampshire Primary Results, Distracted Driving, and Prairie Dogs

Wednesday, January 11

We review the results of the New Hampshire primary with New Hampshire Public Radio reporter Dan Gorenstein.  We’ll look at the future for the Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman campaigns.

Then, what should we do about  what Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood calls an epidemic: distracted driving? We talk with U. of U. professor David Strayer who has studied the effects of cell phone use on drivers; and with Rob Reynolds, Executive Director of FocusDriven, a group that advocates for the elimination of cell phone use while driving.

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Access Utah
4:53 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Discussing Last Week's Shooting in Ogden

Tuesday, January 10

The death of Ogden police officer Jared Francom and wounding of five other members of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force last Wednesday has shocked and saddened Utahns and reminded us of the high cost sometimes paid to protect our communities.

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