Sound Beginnings at Utah State University is an early education program that provides home and center-based services to children with hearing loss whose families want their children to learn to listen and talk.
About 80 children signed up this year, and they came to the UPR studios. You can listen to their team chants below:
Utah Public Radio must raise $25,000 to replace two essential pieces of equipment before we wrap up the fiscal year on June 30th: KUSR’s transmitter and an equipment cooling unit. Make a special gift in support of our Technology Fund Drive today! Make a gift right now by clicking here.
In 1998, UPR installed the KUSR transmitter, which now needs to be updated. Much like phones, computers, and boomboxes (sorry, walkmans...er...CD players... mp3 players) needed to be updated, so does our technology. We need a new transmitter to stay up-to-date and on-air. The cost is $19,000. The one we have is on its last leg.
Oil and gas industries have been rising in the United States. Employment in the oil and gas industry has increased by 40 percent in the past seven years. That has led to dramatic growth in many regions around the country. Duchesne County in Utah, for example, is the second fastest growing county (compared to counties of similar size) in the United States. Utah Public Radio wants to hear about how you're experiencing the boom in your part of the country.
Has it affected your community positively or negatively? Do you or someone you know commute long distances for oil or gas jobs? Are you noticing more people coming to your town?
It's the last day of the spring membership drive, and if you've been waiting to make your contribution, now is the time to step forward and throw in your hat (contribution). Everyone who completes the online form today will be entered to win one of two (1 of 2) iPad 3s.
If you don't have a hat, you can also enter the drawing to receive Finn Brewer's hat, between 9 and 11 a.m.
Kerry Bringhurst is the interim station manager and news director at Utah Public Radio.
"I listen for reasons that may not be the reasons others listen. Working with students is thrilling. When I hear their reports, I know what they have been through to capture the audio, write the script, and produce and edit. I can measure their learning through their content. When I hear a catchy edit and a quality quote I feel a thrill that is beyond explanation. Our student interns are the future of public radio. I take pride in knowing UPR is contributing to the academic future of these creative and curious members of society."
Help Us Meet Our Goal - $70,000: Make a difference with your sustaining membership or one-time gift, and we’ll tip our hats to you. Complete the online form today to enter yourself into a drawing for a southern Utah vacation.