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
3:56 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Living Wages And Poverty On Access Utah Tuesday

What should the minimum wage be? Is it fine as is or should it be raised?
Credit April Ashland / Utah Public Radio

Rep. Lynn Hemingway’s (D- Salt Lake City) “Living Wage” bill (HB 73) would raise the minimum wage in Utah from $7.25/hour to $10.25/hour. According the Poverty in America Living Wage Calculator, a living wage for a Utah family with two adults and two children is $18.54/hour. That same family would need to earn $10.60/hour to hit the poverty line. President Obama is pushing for a higher federal minimum wage, saying that "nobody who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty."

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Access Utah
4:07 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Former Biker Helps Veterans Overcome Disabilities: Access Utah Monday

Medvetz looks back on his show "Going Wild."
Credit National Geographic

Tim Medvetz is a former member of the Hells Angels and host of the National Geographic Wild series “Going Wild.” After a horrible motorcycle accident and still not fully recovered from his extensive injuries (he was not expected to walk again) he decided to fly to Nepal, live with Sherpas, and summit Mt. Everest. He eventually created The Heroes Project, with the mission of taking veterans who suffered catastrophic injuries on climbs to the world’s seven tallest summits. Medvetz’ goal for these climbs is to mirror the mental, physical and emotional challenges it takes to overcome losing limbs in battle.

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Access Utah
10:01 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Fire History of Utah's Great Basin on Friday's Access Utah

Credit environnment.unr.edu

Today on the program we explore the connection between fire, prehistory, and biodiversity with researchers in Nevada who reviewed anecdotal and anthropological data on the historical uses of fire in the Great Basin. Their literature review revealed how lessons learned from the uses of fire hundreds and thousands of years ago can improve modern land management practices. 

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Access Utah
10:51 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Federal Funding for Medicaid Expansion On Thursday's Access Utah

Should Utah take federal money and expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act? Governor Herbert is pushing for expansion using $258 million in federal dollars. 


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Access Utah
12:31 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

The Legacy of Ed Abbey on Wednesday's Access Utah

A still of Ed Abbey from "Wrenched"
Credit utahfilmcenter.org

Wednesday on AU we remember Ed Abbey, author of “The Monkey Wrench Gang” and “Desert Solitaire,” and consider his legacy. What is Abbey's relevance today? What is the status of the environmental movement today? 


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Access Utah
11:05 am
Tue March 4, 2014

The Science of Air Quality on Tuesday's Access Utah

A while back, UPR listener Derek Butcher emailed us saying that he’s pleased that “UPR has devoted a fair amount of airtime to discussions of Utah's air quality...which is great because it's an important issue that affects all of us." 


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Access Utah
10:40 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Beat Poetry on Monday's Access Utah

Ginsberg, Whalen, McClure & Snyder, taken by Walter Lerhman
Credit artmuseum.usu.edu

On Monday’s Access Utah we’ll not only talk about key writers of the Beat Generation--such as Allen Ginsburg, Philip Whalen, and Kenneth Rexroth, but we’ll hear their voices as well. John Suiter, author of “Poets on the Peaks,” a book about Beat poets and their experiences as fire lookouts in the Northwest during the 1950s, discovered some historic photographs and audio tapes during his research. 


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Access Utah
3:45 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Utah's Contribution to Outer Space on Friday's Access Utah

Orion engine testing at ATK's Utah facility
Credit citizensinspace.com

NASA and a team of four aerospace companies are ready for two missions that will propel humans into outer space. The space shuttle launch and Orion rocket are ready for launch towards deep space starting in early fall this year. 


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Access Utah
10:38 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Talking Water with TEDxUSU Experts on Thursday's Access Utah

Bruce Bugbee, 2013 TEDxUSU Speaker
Credit rgs.usu.edu/tedxusu

Living in the second-driest state in the U.S. most of us are closely attuned to water issues, especially as we face changes to our climate. Three experts at USU recently chose water as the topic of their TEDxUSU talks. 


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Access Utah
11:08 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Count My Vote on Wednesday's Access Utah

Credit politicit.com

What’s the best way to involve people in the political process? Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in favor of the Count My Vote initiative, which would mandate a change to direct primaries to determine party nominees. He says that the current caucus and convention system excludes many people and rarely reflects how rank-and-file party members feel. 


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