UPR Utah Public Radio http://upr.org en Zesty Garden - August 21 http://upr.org/post/zesty-garden-august-21 <p></p><p>USU Extension Entomologist Brent Black discusses new bramble varieties, and the results of public taste tests for locally grown varieties.</p><p><a href="http://fruit.usu.edu">USU Fruit Web Pages</a></p><p>In Going Native! learn about the Alpine Penstemon (it's good for dry shade) with Janett Warner of Wildland Nursery.&nbsp; Helen Cannon also takes another opportunity to discuss Emily Dickinson's love affair with flowers.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:48:18 +0000 Bryan Earl 45731 at http://upr.org Zesty Garden - August 21 Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? http://upr.org/post/who-are-protesters-getting-arrested-ferguson There was nobody at the QuikTrip on Thursday — that's the gas station and convenience store that burned down on the first night of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. It was once a focal point for protesters.<p>On Thursday, Missouri Gov. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 45729 at http://upr.org Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery http://upr.org/post/contagious-kisses-we-answer-your-questions-about-ebola-recovery It was a public health first. Doctors discharged two Americans from a hospital in Atlanta after treating them for Ebola.<p>Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/07/28/336043452/2-americans-catch-ebola-in-liberia-as-nigeria-reports-first-case">caught</a> the virus in July while working with Christian aid groups at a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:32:00 +0000 Linda Poon 45730 at http://upr.org Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations http://upr.org/post/dynamics-demanding-ransom-nations <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Dynamics+Of+Demanding+Ransom+From+Nations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTc0MTg1MDEyNTUxMTQxMDRkODNiYw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 editor 45728 at http://upr.org In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice http://upr.org/post/covering-foleys-killing-media-outlets-face-difficult-choice <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Covering+Foley%27s+Killing%2C+Media+Outlets+Face+A+Difficult+Choice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMTM1NDgzMDEyMzg2MDcwMzJjODJiYQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 45727 at http://upr.org ISIS 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says http://upr.org/post/isis-beyond-anything-weve-seen-hagel-says Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel describes <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341997009/recent-u-s-mission-aimed-to-rescue-foley-other-hostages-in-syria">a failed U.S. mission into northern Syria earlier this summer to rescue Americans</a> believed held there — including a journalist who was executed earlier this week — as "flawless" despite not recovering the hostages.<p>"This was a flawless operation, but the hostages weren't there," Hagel told journalists at a Pentagon briefing with Gen. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 45724 at http://upr.org ISIS 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'? http://upr.org/post/can-quinoa-take-root-roof-world For thousands of years, quinoa barely budged from its home in the Andes. Other crops — corn, potatoes, rice, wheat and sorghum — traveled and colonized the world. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 45725 at http://upr.org Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'? Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People http://upr.org/post/vision-problems-increase-risk-death-older-people An eye exam may be the ticket to a longer life, researchers say, because good vision is essential for being able to shop, manage money and live independently. And maintaining independence in turn leads to a longer life.<p>Researchers have known for years that people who have vision problems as they get older are more likely to die sooner than those who still see well. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 45726 at http://upr.org Vision Problems Increase The Risk Of Early Death In Older People Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest http://upr.org/post/north-carolina-senate-race-shapes-unpopularity-contest North Carolina is one of the half-dozen states <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/six-consistently-close-races-will-probably-decide-control-of-the-senate/" target="_blank">that could cost the Democrats their majority in the Senate</a> this November, and both contenders in the race are hoping to capitalize on a backlash.<p>Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, for <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/north-carolina-abortion-bill-pat-mccory-94256.html" target="_blank">unpopular stat Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 45723 at http://upr.org Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago http://upr.org/post/breaking-british-burn-washington-2-centuries-ago Two hundred years ago this week, during the War of 1812, invading British troops destroyed two of the nation's most important buildings — the White House and the Capitol. The war had started over issues of tariffs and the taking of American sailors on the high seas; by the summer of 1814, British fighters were in middle of a campaign burning and looting along the coast.<p>Unfortunately, there was no recorded sound from that time, so for help in our storytelling we imagined how NPR might have covered the burning of Washington, D.C., had we been on the scene two centuries ago. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:10:00 +0000 NPR staff 45722 at http://upr.org BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago