UPR Utah Public Radio http://upr.org en Utah Space Expert To Receive NASA’s Highest Award http://upr.org/post/utah-space-expert-receive-nasa-s-highest-award <p>UPR’s long-time go-to outer space and star guy Patrick Wiggins is being awarded NASA’s highest civilian honor. Wiggins is Utah’s Solar System Ambassador for NASA and his mission is to get the public outside and looking at the stars.</p><p>UPR spoke with Wiggins the day after he learned he’d be the first ambassador to receive the Distinguished Public Medal and, by his own account, he was still in shock.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:22:47 +0000 Elaine Taylor 44384 at http://upr.org Utah Space Expert To Receive NASA’s Highest Award Governors Pen President Concerning Immigrant Children http://upr.org/post/governors-pen-president-concerning-immigrant-children <p>This issue of immigration reform has been a major focus of President Obama's administration, particularly the children caught between borders. This week, one Utah representative expressed concern regarding the current state of illegal child immigration to the president.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:47:35 +0000 Person: Elaine Taylor & Taylor Halversen 44383 at http://upr.org Governors Pen President Concerning Immigrant Children Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart http://upr.org/post/flight-mh17-us-builds-its-case-plane-wreckage-reportedly-cut-apart American analysts say they've verified several pieces of evidence that show pro-Russian separatist rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to U.S. intelligence officials who briefed reporters Tuesday.<p>Here's a quick rundown of the officials' updates on what U.S. investigators have found, from notes taken by NPR's Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman:<p><ul><p><li>A U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:57:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 44380 at http://upr.org Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port http://upr.org/post/maine-city-council-votes-keep-tar-sands-out-its-port South Portland, Maine, is known as the place where Liberty ships were built by tens of thousands of workers during World War II. Now, the city's waterfront is home to an oil terminal and the beginning of a 236-mile-long pipeline.<p>For more than 70 years, the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:00 +0000 editor 44381 at http://upr.org Maine City Council Votes To Keep Tar Sands Out Of Its Port On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting http://upr.org/post/immigration-americas-concerns-are-fiery-fleeting Americans today are most likely to name immigration the nation's biggest problem, but polling history suggests the alarm may have a limited shelf life.<p>In a Gallup <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/173306/one-six-say-immigration-important-problem.aspx">survey</a> released last week, 17 percent volunteered immigration as America's most pressing issue, narrowly topping concerns that weigh more consistently on the nation's mindset, like jobs and political leadership.<p>Though a small plurality, it was a sharp increase from the 5 percent who named the issue in Gallup's June poll, conducted jus Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:00 +0000 editor 44382 at http://upr.org On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting USU Student Dies In Plane Crash In Southern Utah http://upr.org/post/usu-student-dies-plane-crash-southern-utah <p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Chris Holmes 44379 at http://upr.org USU Student Dies In Plane Crash In Southern Utah Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://upr.org/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 44378 at http://upr.org Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? http://upr.org/post/pop-quiz-20-percent-chance-rain-do-you-need-umbrella This week, <em>All Things Considered</em> is exploring <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/333708682/risk-and-reason" target="_blank">how people interpret probability</a>. What does it mean to us, for example, when a doctor says an operation has a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/21/332074963/what-the-odds-fail-to-capture-when-a-health-crisis-hits" target="_blank">70 percent chance of success?</a><p>One of the most common encounters with percent probabilities has to do with weather. Take a moment to consider the question below. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 editor 44377 at http://upr.org Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella? Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question http://upr.org/post/glass-or-no-glass-grill-lid-question We love cooking on our grills, especially in the summertime. Keeping the house cool and avoiding the dish pile up are two major draws – not to mention the flavor of food cooked over fire.<p>When we saw a glass-topped grill, shining like Cinderella's slipper in a YouTube <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0il1bFM0vc">video</a> posted by commercial glass maker SCHOTT, we were intrigued. But, we wondered, how the heck do you clean it?<p>First, let's back up. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:11:00 +0000 April Fulton 44376 at http://upr.org Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question D.C. Washington's Voice Shines On The Diamond In Nation's Capital http://upr.org/post/dc-washingtons-voice-shines-diamond-nations-capital During a recent visit to a Washington Nationals game, Robert Siegel was struck by the singer of the national anthem — by both his smooth baritone and his curiously apt name: D.C. Washington. So, he invited Washington into the studio for a conversation and a few songs. <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=D.C.+Washington%27s+Voice+Shines+On+The+Diamond+In+Nation%27s+Capital&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDcwNjYzMDEzMTQ4MjA1NThkNjc1Mg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:56:00 +0000 editor 44375 at http://upr.org