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8:39 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Fresh Folk- Feb 22

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  Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the lush harmonies of the Stray Birds, and the down-home songs from Irene Kelley. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by Robin and Linda Williams, Si Kahn, and Vi Wickam, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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Access Utah
10:57 am
Fri February 21, 2014

"How to Love an Addict" on Friday's Access Utah

Today on the program author Teresa Small from the Shoshone-Bannock tribe in Southeastern Idaho joins us to talk about her book "How To Love An Addict."  It is a detailed personal account of her experience coping with a meth addicted son.  Rather than write another  tragic story, she says she chose to instead write her story as a "how to manual" for anyone wanting to change the situation they are in with an addict.  


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The Zesty Garden
6:38 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

The Zesty Garden - February 20

Male Indigo Bunting

The question of land ownership becomes complicated when you look at who inhabits and uses the land...especially when you're an indigo bunting. Nancy Williams has Petals and Prose, Mike Kuhns discusses not planting Norway Maples, and we have a soil discussion with USDA Resource Soil Scientist Douglas J. Merkler.

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Access Utah
11:04 am
Thu February 20, 2014

"How to Knock a Bravebird from her Perch" on Thursday's Access Utah

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After two years of marriage, a gnawing feeling leads Belinda "Pecan" Morrow to suspect that getting married before the conclusion of her senior year in high school and after her father's sudden death--was a huge mistake. She packs up her few belongings and her baby girl and attempts to leave her husband, Ricky Morrow, an up-and-coming boxing sensation from Mississippi. 


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Access Utah
11:10 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Oil and Water in Moab on Wednesday's Access Utah

Oil machinery in Moab, UT.
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Moab is debating whether city tap water should be used for oil and gas drilling. Jon Kovash recently reported on this issue for UPR: “Moab has seen a drilling boom in the last two years, and many more wells are planned. 


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Access Utah
11:22 am
Tue February 18, 2014

"It Rocked!" by Ed Kociela on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Author Ed Kociela has a knack for taking his readers behind closed doors and now walks you backstage to hang out with some of the biggest stars in rock 'n' roll history in "It Rocked! (Recollections of a reclusive rock critic).

Ed Kociela: Part 1

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Access Utah
11:09 am
Tue February 18, 2014

"Sugar Love" on Monday's Access Utah

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Monday on Access Utah we feature an encore presentation of a program first aired in July 2013:

Rich Cohen writes in National Geographic magazine's August 2013 cover story titled “Sugar Love (a not so sweet story)” that sugar was the oil of its day. The more you tasted, the more you wanted. In 1700 the average Englishman consumed 4 pounds a year.


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Programs
6:22 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Fresh Folk- Feb. 15

Brooks Williams
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  Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the latest from the under-the-radar artist Jack Williams, and the new release from the expressive Jean Mann. I’ll also play tunes from new albums by Matt Nathanson, Darin Mahoney, and Brooks Williams, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pmto Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio. 

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Access Utah
1:07 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Sage Grouse Controversy on Friday's Access Utah

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One of the most talked about species in Utah these days is the Greater Sage Grouse. This native, chicken-like bird, is at the forefront of controversy due to its unique mating ritual and its dwindling numbers in the west. As a result of its disappearance, the federal government is considering listing it is an endangered species, the state of Utah would like to avoid this and protect the bird on its own terms. Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to USU Sage Grouse expert Dr. Terry Mesmer about the plight of this controversial bird.

Then Science Questions explores the internationally recognized public toilet system in India. It’s simplicity will amaze you. 


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Commentary
10:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Complicated People, Simple Relationships

We humans often do not understand each other very well. I heard a retired industrial worker recently lament, "My boss never understood me or any of his employees, and I never understood anything he did." I heard two radio news commentators recently discussing the tragedies of politics, diplomacy, and warfare continuing to unfold in the Middle East due to a lack of understanding.

It isn't surprising. People are complicated, fickle, and unpredictable. But because we live and work together, we must try to deal with it.

Individual people constitute great bundles of intellectual, emotional, behavioral, spiritual, and physical phenomena, internal contradictions, and anomalies. Social scientists tell us that societies exhibit similar complexities. It is all very complicated and difficult to understand.

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