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

If you're in the Fillmore area, consider recording your story. Details here.

Utah Works is a collaboration between UPR, Utah Humanities, Ogden Union Station, Hyrum City Museum, and the Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum. Support for Utah Works on Utah Public Radio was made possible 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.

The Way We Worked has been made possible in Utah by Utah Humanities. The exhibition 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. 

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.”

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