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Access Utah
10:26 am
Wed January 15, 2014

An American Family in Iran on Wednesday's Access Utah

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In 2011, with U.S.–Iran relations at a thirty-year low, Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd decided to take his blonde, blue-eyed Midwestern wife Karri and his infant son Khash from their Brooklyn neighborhood to spend a year in the land of his birth. “The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay” traces their domestic adventures and tracks the political drama of a terrible year for Iran's government. The Green Movement had been crushed, but the regime was on edge, anxious lest democratic protests resurge. International sanctions were dragging down the economy while talk of war with the West grew. Hooman Majd was there for all of it. It was to be a year of discovery for Majd, too, who had only lived in Iran as a child. 


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Commentary
2:37 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

How Do We Find Happiness?

What do you want in life? Ratliff said he believes everyone, despite different ideas of the definition, want to be happy. But how do we find happiness?

"I've known some happy people in my life. I've had great moments of happiness myself. Some people are happy most of the time, but I doubt anyone is perfectly happy all of the time."

Ratliff said the answer to our happiness is, at the core, in our relationships.

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Access Utah
10:30 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Latter-day Lore on Tuesday's Access Utah

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It’s all there in “Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies” (from University of Utah Press) -- The Three Nephites, The Beehive, Creative Date Invitations, BYU Coed Jokes, The Folklore of Mormon Missionaries, The Apocalypse, and more. “Latter-day Lore” explores society, symbols, and landscape of regional culture; formative customs and traditions; the sacred and the supernatural; pioneers, heroes, and the historical imagination; humor; and the international contexts of Mormon folklore. 


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Access Utah
10:23 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Ingrid Rick's "Hippie Boy" On Monday's Access Utah

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Growing up poor in a devout Mormon home in Logan, UT was anything but ordinary for Ingrid Ricks. Spending summers on the road with her traveling salesman father, sleeping in trucks, and selling merchandise on the side of the highway was an escape from the strict rules of her mother and controlling stepfather.. In “Hippie Boy,” her best-selling ebook (now out in paperback,)  Ricks paints a vivid picture of her childhood living with a mother who made her pray more than seven times a day, a verbally and emotionally abusive, domineering stepfather, four siblings and a father who was never around. 


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The Zesty Garden
5:33 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Zesty Garden - January 9

Cookbook: One Sweet Cupcake
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O.K., today's topic is a stretch for a garden show, but cupcakes do use plants like lemons, wheat, etc! Learn how to make the perfect cupcake with Janell Brown and her cookbook: One Sweet Cupcake. Nancy Williams also reads from a New Mexico Memoir on Petals and Prose.

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Science Questions
1:15 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Native American Documentarian Sterlin Harjo On Science Questions

Sterlin Harjo talks to Sheri Quinn and Suzy Montgomery about his film premiering at Sundance Film Festival, which begins Jan. 16.

We're taking the science out of SQ Radio program today, and featuring art. Cinematic art to be exact. The Utah Sundance Film Festival begins Jan. 16, and we present filmmaker Sterlin Harjo from Holdenville, Okla.

In 2006, Harjo was the youngest and first Native American to receive the United States Artist Fellowship.

Harjo joins SQ Radio to discuss his documentary film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival titled, "This May Be The Last Time."

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Access Utah
1:01 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Plants Evolve For Colder Temperatures: Evolution On Access Utah

USU Ecologist Dan McGlinn studies how ancient plants and modern plants are related, and how plants have adjusted to colder temperatures.
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Utah State University ecologist Daniel McGlinn was  part of a research team that created the largest evolutionary "time-tree" of plants.  This tree is helping scientists understand how plants evolved to tolerate frigid winter temperatures. Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to McGlinn about the project and his field of study macro-ecology.
 

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Fresh Folk
1:00 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Fresh Folk- January 11

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On the show this week, I feature the debut release from the roots-driven Colorado band, Monocle Band, and the latest album from the young and talented Newgrass prodigy, Sarah Jarosz. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Patty Griffin, The Wood Brothers, and Jaime Michaels, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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Access Utah
5:14 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

The Gay Marriage Debate On Access Utah Thursday

Couples gathered around the state to marry their partners. Do you think Utah should allow same-sex marriage? Who should decide- politicians or voters?

It’s been an eventful few weeks: First, a federal judge struck down Utah’s laws against gay marriage, including Constitutional Amendment 3, which defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. More than a thousand gay and lesbian couples were married across the state. Then, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay as the ruling was appealed to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now Governor Herbert has announced that Utah will not recognize marriages performed during that window.

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On Thursday’s Access Utah we’ll ask you what you think. Should we outlaw or embrace gay marriage in Utah? Who should decide? Utah voters who approved Amendment 3 or the courts? Our guests include Utah resident Secily Saunders Keating who recently married her wife; Bill Duncan, Director of the Center for Family and Society and Executive Director of the Marriage Law Foundation at the Sutherland Institute; and state Sen. Jim Dabakis.

Listen to each segment of the program and see more comments below, or check out the discussion on Facebook.

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Commentary
12:52 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Zero Tolerance For A Hand Kiss?

Gina Wickwar recently heard a report about a six-year-old boy kissing a young girl's hand at school. She discusses the policy of zero tolerance for sexual harassment and more. Was it gallant and gentlemanly or offensive and sexual?


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