Utah Works

Wednesdays at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. - Thursdays at 7:41 and 8:41 a.m. - Sundays at 4:35 p.m. - Mondays at 11:33:35 a.m.

Utah Works is a new series of short stories about the way we work in Utah, told in participants’ own words.

Utah Works is based on The Way We Worked, which is a traveling exhibition, created by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Archives, that explores how work became such a central element in American culture. The Way We Worked is touring to six Utah communities during 2017. As part of the exhibition tour, Utah Humanities and Utah Public Radio are partnering with Ogden Union Station and Hyrum City Museum to interview local residents about their work.  

Utah Works is a collaboration between UPR, Utah Humanities, Ogden Union Station, and Hyrum City Museum, and is based on The Way We Worked exhibition. The Way We Worked has been made possible in Utah by Utah Humanities. The exhibition, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Support for Utah Works on Utah Public Radio was made possibly in part by the USU Department of History. Committed to supporting public history and the knowledge necessary for informed decision making by citizens of Utah, the United States, and the world. More information can be found here.

Utah Works: If You'll Listen, I'll Tell

May 24, 2017

After 33 years in the military and 27 in law enforcement, Kay Hargis can now concentrate on his real passion -- sharing lessons from history at the Ogden and Hill Air Force Base museums.

Utah Works: Booked On 25th

May 17, 2017

Marcy Rizzi takes us on a journey from a career in law enforcement to recently opening a bookstore in downtown Ogden.

Longtime newspaperman Charles Trentelman uses his column to rally the community and delve into the stories of Ogden's past.

Utah Works: Second Chances

May 10, 2017


Judy Elsley found America a land of second chances, and takes us on her journey from a soap factory to teaching at Weber State University.

Utah Works: Undercover With The Ogden Police Department

Apr 26, 2017

After a long and varied career in law enforcement, James Gillespie looks back on his favorite job - working undercover with the Ogden Police Department.

Tom Szalay is a photographer who began his career working for a newspaper. He now teaches at West High School in Salt Lake City and has published a book titled “Even a Sparrow Has Found a Home.”