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Talking Dirt on Wild About Utah

Dec 1, 2017
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It’s time to talk dirt- and I’m not talking politics, but real, factual dirt! Of all our amazing planets ecosystems, there is one that rises above all others. It’s the one your home is standing on, the one you don’t want your kids to track in the house. By now you’ve probably guessed it!

The Salt Lake Tribune

President Donald Trump makes his way to Utah to announce boundary adjustments to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Voter errors resulted in thousands of rejected ballots from the November election. And women in Utah politics share their experiences with sexual harassment.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Courtney Tanner and Lee Davidson, Washington Bureau Chief Thomas Burr and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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"Had my son. C-section. I was given a prescription for pain pills. They did the trick. They helped with the physical pain, as well as the emotional pain because everything is better when you take opioids. Or so it seems."

Cafe Mom

There are many needs in our communities. And many groups and individuals step up to meet those needs. Periodically on Access Utah we shine a spotlight on non-profits and individuals doing good in our communities.

On Wednesday’s Access Utah, Tom Williams will be joined by Amy Anderson from the Sunshine Terrace Foundation in Logan. They’ll invite you to highlight a non-profit or individual you think is doing great work in your community.

A State of Addiction: Treatment And Hope

Nov 28, 2017

 

John Clark Jr. traces the start of his battle with opioid addiction back to when he was 23 and working at a group home for persons with cognitive disabilities. 

Barnes Family

Eleven-year-old Noah Barnes and his family are traveling across the country in the name of diabetes. But while his mom is driving the family car, Noah and his dad are walking ever mile from southern Florida to Washington State on foot. 

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Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, when you may have some extra time for books, we’re compiling our latest UPR booklist. I’ve recently jumped headlong into the history of the Civil War. I’ll tell you which books I recommend on that subject. Elaine Thatcher, our usual co-host for these episodes, always has several fascinating books on her nightstand. She’ll share her list with us. We’ll also get recommendations of interesting new books from booksellers in Moab and Ogden.

A State of Addiction: A Pathway Forward

Nov 21, 2017
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Drug courts are specialty courts designed to divert individuals from the prison system and into treatment for their addiction. Studies have found they reduce recidivism rates and connect individuals with substance abuse issues to treatment. 

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Our guest for the hour today is visual artist Sam Vernon. This episode is a part of our ongoing series of programs focusing on Utah State University’s Year of the Arts. Sam Vernon earned her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2015 and her BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 2009. Her installations combine xeroxed drawings, photographs, paintings and sculptural components in an exploration of personal narrative and identity.

Bread & Butter: The Not-So-Easy Scrambled Eggs

Nov 17, 2017

This deceptively simple breakfast food has the potential to be truly special - if you know what you're doing.

Bread & Butter Commentary: 'Easy' As Pie

Nov 17, 2017

From sweet to savory, simple to supreme, pie has been a staple in American homes for generations.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announces plans to sue the pharmaceutical industry over effects of the opioid crisis, but his decision catches county council members off guard. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke considers moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Salt Lake City. And a state lawmaker proposes moving sex-education classes out of the classroom and onto the internet.

Wikipedia and University of Utah

LeAnn Williams was married for 31 years. She just lost her husband this past February to an overdose of Oxycodone. LeAnn gently turned through each page of a scrapbook. In her quiet way, she showed me pictures of falling in love with her college sweetheart, winters spent building snow caves in their yard, and growing a family with three beautiful children in Heber City, Utah.  

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Today we talk with scientific researcher and historian Gregory Prince, who earned his graduate degrees in dentistry (DDS) and pathology (PhD) at UCLA. He pursued a four-decade career in pediatric infectious disease research. His love of history led him to write three books: “Power on High: The Development of Mormon Priesthood,” “David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism,” co-authored with William Robert Wright, and “Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History.” Gregory Prince is winner of the 2017 Evans Biography Award for this latest book.

Ross Chambless

If you were suddenly forced to leave your home because of violence and political conflict, what would you bring?  Where would you go? These are a few of the questions that an interactive exhibit by Doctors Without Borders challenged visitors to answer recently in Salt Lake City.  The exhibit’s aim was to help visitors imagine what more than 65 million people are experiencing across the world today.

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The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire

A State of Addiction: Breaking The Pain Cycle

Nov 14, 2017
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Pain is complex. It's hard to quantify. Pain can be acute or long-lasting. And it changes over time. That can make pain difficult to treat. Opioids play an important role in medicine. They can provide relief to cancer patients whose pain can be excruciating. Opioids can deliver a reprieve for chronic pain patients whose daily lives are often consumed by pain. But this is where their role gets a little murky. 

Farewell Autumn on Wild About Utah

Nov 14, 2017
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Many people enjoy Autumn as their favorite season of the year. Temperatures are comfortable, most pesky insects are absent, animal migrations are evident, and beautiful Fall colors on the trees and shrubs are stunning. But why do these deciduous plants change color? Consider daylight, temperature, and chemistry.

The Urban Ecotone on Wild About Utah

Nov 14, 2017
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A small herd of deer bounded away over the manicured grounds of the Logan Cemetery, tumbled through its faux wrought-iron gateway, and hurdled across empty campus streets. I watched the deer disappear into alleyways between ocher-bricked University buildings, contemplating their explosion of wild life as my city woke to a quiet dawn.

Conservation Conversation

Nov 14, 2017

The Conservation Conversation is brought to you by the Utah Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps program based at Utah State University with a mission to develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow through service and education. More information available at usu.edu/ucc.

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From tedgenoways.com:  For forty years, Rick Hammond has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation farm. But as he prepares to hand off the operation to his daughter Meghan and her husband Kyle, their entire way of life is under siege.

AM New York

A.J. Jacobs, author of the new book: “It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree,” joins us for the hour on Monday’s Access Utah.

New York Times bestselling author of The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs undergoes a hilarious, heartfelt quest to understand what constitutes family—where it begins and how far it goes—and attempts to untangle the true meaning of the “Family of Humankind.”

The New York Times

Each Friday morning, stream “Behind the Headlines” online at kcpw.org or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast.

Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study

Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517 is one of the most famous events of Western history. It inaugurated the Protestant Reformation, and has for centuries been a powerful and enduring symbol of religious freedom of conscience, and of righteous protest against the abuse of power.

But did it actually really happen?

Utah Works: Lives Enriched Through Work

Nov 8, 2017
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The stories in Utah Works this year collectively reveal a common thread in the profile of how Utah Works. We review a sampling, expressed in the workers' own voices.

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