UPR Station News

UPIN Asks: What are the experiences of sexual assault victims at BYU?

Apr 18, 2016

Current and former students of Brigham Young University have accused the school’s Honor Code Office for investigating and even penalizing alleged victims who report sexual crimes. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Utah Public Radio want to hear from any person, statewide, who has experienced an assault while attending BYU or know of someone who has.

Share your story here.

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Recycling is becoming a daily practice many do in their homes. Solar panel sales are on the rise. But what else do you do in your home to improve its energy efficiency?

Whether you’re a renter or an owner, Utah Public Radio wants to know your tips & tricks on how you keep your utility bill low year round. We’ll use your insights for news stories, in-depth features or on Access Utah.

Click here to tell your story.

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Scientists who study rivers debate how to classify them, but a new study suggests the different approaches are not so different.

  

Why does it take a murder/suicide to force people into conversations that used to be taboo? Given recent tragedies in Cache Valley - the loss of two integral members of the Cache Valley community to a murder/suicide - Utah Public Radio wants to hear from you: how do we talk about these things and when? Use the UPIN query to help answer a few of our questions, and assist our team in coping with and reporting on loss, death and tragedy.

Tell us your thoughts here.

What do we know about ways to keep our watershed safe and improve the quality of this important resource? 

Utah Public Radio joins Logan City during the Green Futures Learning Series, Wednesday, March. 16th at Logan City Hall. Listen and learn about water conservation, then let UPR know what you plan to do to keep our water clean by becoming a source for the Utah Public Insight Network.

Tell us, how do we keep Utah's watershed clean?

Click Three Times, Red Shoes Raise Awareness

Feb 18, 2016
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Marty Liccardo is the health educator for the Center for Student Wellness program at the University of Utah.


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Renewable energy is gaining momentum across the country. But in rural Utah, with limited resources, what are your options? We’ve read about windmills, we’ve heard about solar panels, but we might not know how to utilize them ourselves. Utah Public Radio wants to know - do you have questions? Are you interested in converting to renewable energy, but need direction? Do you have questions so specific to your situation that you can’t find answers on Google?  

UPIN Asks: Have you experienced a faith crisis in the LDS Church?

Feb 5, 2016
Lennie Mahler | The Salt Lake Tribune

  As the Internet has made LDS Church history more accessible and controversial policy changes have ignited international discussion, some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have seen their beliefs shaken. The church has responded by releasing essays explaining sometimes-controversial topics, and recent books, such as "The Crucible of Doubt" and "Planted," have offered suggestions for how struggling members can overcome their doubts to stay in the faith.

Tell us what you think.

How do you live with the bad air? As part of the Utah Public Radio and Salt Lake Tribune UPIN project we will be giving you a chance to answer these questions during Logan City’s Green Futures Learning Series Wednesday evening- where a panel of speakers will discuss air quality. 

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In response to the San Bernardino shootings, President Obama said, "We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world." And Utah Public Radio wants to know: Why? And what can be done about it?

Tell us what can be done

UPIN Asks: Are You Stressed About The Holidays?

Nov 19, 2015

The Holiday season is supposed to bring us joy, as a time for celebration and being together with family. But for some, as the holiday season approaches, the stress outweighs the joy. We want to hear from you, tell us how you're feeling about the upcoming holiday season.

Tell Us How You Feel About Holiday Stress

UPIN Asks: Do you Christmas before Thanksgiving?

Nov 17, 2015

Even though we're a week from Thanksgiving, "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." And it seems the Christmas season infiltrates our communities, shopping malls and neighborhoods earlier every year and we want to know - do you hate it? Or love it?  

Tell us how you feel about Christmas before Thanksgiving.

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Even though we're weeks from Thanksgiving, "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas." And it seems the Christmas season infiltrates our communities, shopping malls and neighborhoods earlier every year and we want to know - do you hate it? Or love it?  

Tell us how you feel about "Christmas-ing" before Thanksgiving 

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The Cache Valley Transit District is discussing ways to fund public transportation.  After bussing passengers for free managers of the 19 year old service say it may require a fare to sustain a system that seats riders from Hyrum to Lewiston. 

Tell us how you feel about paying to ride public transportation in Cache Valley.

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We are asking you to share your thoughts about fee increases at some of Utah’s National Parks, monuments and historical sites. Will paying more make you want to visit less? Or, do you feel a fee increase is necessary? How much are you willing to pay to party in our parks?

Tell us how you feel about the NP fee increase

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USU Staff Assistant II

Position Summary:   This position serves Utah Public Radio under the direct supervision of the UPR Station Manager. This is an integral position within UPR as it is the first point of contact for radio guests, members, donors, faculty and students. Excellent customer service and organizational skills are a must. The position also provides administrative support for the unit. This is a full-time position, working Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The successful candidate must pass a background check with satisfactory findings.

Position Summary: The Assistant News Director/Online Managing Editor is responsible for the overall creation of accurate on-air and digital news and information content on multiple platforms. This position will work with the General Manager and News Director to create, write and publish content, is responsible to ensure web and radio content meets Associated Press and legal Federal Communication Commission reporting standards with the authority to determine the delivery of content to platforms outside of UPR.

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Position Summary: Utah Public Radio (UPR), a nonprofit organization, is located in Logan, UT.  UPR is a state-wide service of Utah State University in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Join UPR At Angie's

May 27, 2015

Tuesday evening, June 9, Angie’s Restaurant in Logan will donate 15% of all menu purchases to Utah Public Radio.

Dine on your own from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. or join UPR staff from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. No reservations needed. While no pre-orders are being taken this year, you can order from the regular menu or select one of four special entrees:

1.      All veggie Fettuccini Alfredo with a slice of homemade cheesecake……………………$12.99

Jentrie's Journey

Bountiful resident Jentrie Williams was a healthy, active 25-year-old mother of three, until she learned that she had cancer in November. Since her diagnosis with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, she has written about her treatment and life with cancer in her blog “Jentrie’s Journey.”

“You couldn’t believe how busy I was, answering phone calls and all of this just trying to keep family and friends in the loop. Everyone was so worried and concerned and wanting to know what was going on, and it was exhausting,” Williams said.

Congratulations to Kate Anderson of Logan, winner of UPR’s 2015 Mug Design Contest as voted by UPR listeners and friends. Her artwork, which looks west across Cache Valley with the Wellsville Mountains blanketed with snow, will be on the next UPR membership mug. To reserve your mug and support Utah Public Radio, Click Here.

The four finalists are here! Vote by Thursday, Feb. 5 for your favorite design. The design with the most votes (by facebook and email) will be on the next Utah Public Radio coffee mug, available during the Spring 2015 UPR Pledge Drive.

UPR staff and interns picked four mug design submissions. They're in no particular order. Now, it's your turn to make the final choice.

Utah Man "Scares" Children Into The Christmas Spirit

Dec 24, 2014
Melissa Allison

With the snow finally falling and Christmas in our midst, it isn’t Santa Clause that has children clamoring, its the Grinch.

Scotty Stevens is a voice-actor in Logan and has been visiting children in schools and hospitals since 2007.

“I did a little party at my place of employment,” Stevens said. “And I heard Santa was coming and I said, ‘You know what, why don’t I put a little offer on the table?’ So I offered the Grinch and, 'BLING, BLANG, BLAM!' the Grinch was throwing a party.”

Stevens, or as he likes to be called, the Grinch, volunteers his time to schools and hospitals one day a year during the “Grinch Season.”

Playing the Grinch for children has not extinguished his, shall we say, flirty side.

“What would people be surprised to know?” Allison asked.

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Submit your design for the third-annual UPR art mug contest!

Utah Public Radio is seeking submissions of artwork from our creative listeners for the station's third-annual mug design contest.

It is your support that makes what we do possible, and we want you to share your view of UPR and Utah with our members. The winning design will be showcased on a limited edition UPR coffee mug.

Below is a partial list of bookstores across Utah that may be able to acquire or sell books from NPR Morning Edition's Book Club to those who want to follow along with the "UPR Chapter."

If you are a bookseller with the current book and would like to be included on this list, please email April Ashland.

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