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
10:57 am
Fri February 21, 2014

"How to Love an Addict" on Friday's Access Utah

Today on the program author Teresa Small from the Shoshone-Bannock tribe in Southeastern Idaho joins us to talk about her book "How To Love An Addict."  It is a detailed personal account of her experience coping with a meth addicted son.  Rather than write another  tragic story, she says she chose to instead write her story as a "how to manual" for anyone wanting to change the situation they are in with an addict.  


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Access Utah
11:04 am
Thu February 20, 2014

"How to Knock a Bravebird from her Perch" on Thursday's Access Utah

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After two years of marriage, a gnawing feeling leads Belinda "Pecan" Morrow to suspect that getting married before the conclusion of her senior year in high school and after her father's sudden death--was a huge mistake. She packs up her few belongings and her baby girl and attempts to leave her husband, Ricky Morrow, an up-and-coming boxing sensation from Mississippi. 


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Access Utah
11:10 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Oil and Water in Moab on Wednesday's Access Utah

Oil machinery in Moab, UT.
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Moab is debating whether city tap water should be used for oil and gas drilling. Jon Kovash recently reported on this issue for UPR: “Moab has seen a drilling boom in the last two years, and many more wells are planned. 


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Access Utah
11:22 am
Tue February 18, 2014

"It Rocked!" by Ed Kociela on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Author Ed Kociela has a knack for taking his readers behind closed doors and now walks you backstage to hang out with some of the biggest stars in rock 'n' roll history in "It Rocked! (Recollections of a reclusive rock critic).

Ed Kociela: Part 1

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Access Utah
11:09 am
Tue February 18, 2014

"Sugar Love" on Monday's Access Utah

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Monday on Access Utah we feature an encore presentation of a program first aired in July 2013:

Rich Cohen writes in National Geographic magazine's August 2013 cover story titled “Sugar Love (a not so sweet story)” that sugar was the oil of its day. The more you tasted, the more you wanted. In 1700 the average Englishman consumed 4 pounds a year.


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Access Utah
1:07 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Sage Grouse Controversy on Friday's Access Utah

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One of the most talked about species in Utah these days is the Greater Sage Grouse. This native, chicken-like bird, is at the forefront of controversy due to its unique mating ritual and its dwindling numbers in the west. As a result of its disappearance, the federal government is considering listing it is an endangered species, the state of Utah would like to avoid this and protect the bird on its own terms. Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to USU Sage Grouse expert Dr. Terry Mesmer about the plight of this controversial bird.

Then Science Questions explores the internationally recognized public toilet system in India. It’s simplicity will amaze you. 


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Access Utah
10:31 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Revisiting Scott Hammond's "Lessons of the Lost" on Thursday's Access Utah

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Scott Hammond and his golden retriever, Dusty, are volunteer search and rescue workers with Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs. In his new book, “Lessons of the Lost: Finding Hope and Resilience in Work, Life, and the Wilderness,” Hammond says that wilderness can be unforgiving and dangerous, yet fill our souls with awe and wonder and that the wilderness is a classroom where we learn to survive, thrive and sometimes die. 


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Access Utah
8:50 am
Wed February 12, 2014

GMOs, the Argument and the Environment on Wednesday's Access Utah

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Tamar Haspel, writing for the Washington Post, vividly describes the debate over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs,) “It’s not just genetic modification. We’re arguing about organics, honeybees, factory livestock, fishery depletion, aquaculture, yields, antibiotics, monocrops and chemicals. Some of these can be as polarizing as the most difficult social issues; there’s as deep a schism in the food community as there is in Congress. 

    

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Access Utah
10:42 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Health Care 101 on Tuesday's Access Utah

The Utah Health Policy Project has been presenting “Health Care 101” events to show how the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is being implementing in Utah. Utah residents have until March 31st to enroll in new private insurance on healthcare.gov


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Access Utah
10:27 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Dry Farming with Gary Paul Nabhan on Monday's Access Utah

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Gary Paul Nabhan is a nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He has been honored as a pioneer in the local food movement and seed saving community by Utne Reader, Mother Earth News, New York Times, Bioneers and Time magazine. As the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, he works with students, faculty and non-profits to build a more just, nutritious, sustainable and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the U.S./Mexico border. 


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