Programs

Fresh Folk
1:00 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Fresh Folk- January 11

Credit THE MONOCLE BAND

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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Access Utah
10:44 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Citizens Climate Lobby on Wednesday's Access Utah

A group called the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) says that In light of Utah’s growing air quality concerns and the real and potential effects of climate instability, the time to act is now. The purposes of Citizens Climate Lobby are: 1) to create the political will for a stable climate; and 2) to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power They engage in non-partisan lobbying for a gradually increasing tax on carbon-based fuels with all revenues returned as a dividend to households, as a way to drive our economy away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy. 


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Commentary
11:31 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Stop Wrecking The Snow!!

Steve Eaton discusses his view of the snow- from growing up in Washington to living in Utah: snow is something special for him.

"People just wreck the snow in Utah. I know, I know, they call it the "Greatest Snow on Earth" and they charge people to see it. But they don't treat it with the respect it deserves.

In the olden days, when I lived in the state of Washington, we had a different attitude. That was back before Al Gore invented global warming, and things started getting colder in Washington. Back then, snow was rare. You didn't really need to watch the weather forecast in Washington unless there was a possibility snow was coming.

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Access Utah
10:37 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Doris Kearns Goodwin On Tuesday's Access Utah

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“The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life.” Headlines like these were characteristic of America’s Progressive era, that tumultuous time in the early 1900s when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. 


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Access Utah
11:28 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Folklore With USU's Lynne McNeill On Monday's Access Utah

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Why is it so hard to define folklore? Lynne McNeill, in her new book from USU Press “Folklore Rules,” says “...well you try to explain what a creation myth, a jump-rope rhyme, a Fourth of July BBQ, & some bathroom graffiti have in common and you’ll find it’s not a terribly easy task either.”


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Fresh Folk
4:05 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Fresh Folk- January 4

Credit MEG HUTCHINSON

On the show this week, I feature the new live collection from the engaging Ellis, and the latest album from the introspective songwriter, Meg Hutchinson. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Peter Cooper, Suzie Brown, and Lily & Madeleine, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Access Utah
11:06 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Holiday Music And Storytelling On Friday's Access Utah Special

For our Access Utah Holiday Special, we feature guitarist and USU professor emeritus Mike Christiansen, and story teller Daniel Bishop to bring you great holiday guitar music and holiday stories on today's program. You can listen to more music and stories by Mike Christiansen and Daniel Bishop on their webistes.  From the Utah Public Radio family, we hope your holidays are filled with great music and stories, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Access Utah
9:17 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Prison Plants And Teen Recovery Schools On Thursday's Access Utah

Mary Barkworth cataloging the inmate's plant work.
Credit Eli Lucero/Herald Journal

Two Cache Valley women are giving Utah prisoners a new chance behind the bars using dried plants. Today on the program, producers Sheri Quinn and Elaine Taylor explore the "plants in jail" program started by Sara Lamb and Mary Barkworth, where inmates prepare plant material for the Utah State University herbarium.  

    

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