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Family physician and public radio host Zorba Paster will visit Logan and Moab Oct. 17-19, 2013. Join us and enjoy Zorba Paster in person. In Logan, attend a free lunch presentation. Dine with Zorba and UPR staff at an intimate benefit dinner created for this special occasion by Chef Robyn Monk of Herm’s Inn. In Moab, attend a free presentation and reception. Hike with Zorba to a treasured stone arch and unwind afterward over a gourmet brunch.
The Guerrilla Girls, a group founded nearly 30 years ago in New York City, is performing tonight on the Utah State University campus.
The group first came together in the mid-1980s to protest the lack of female artists represented at a Museum opening in New York City. Since then, the Guerrilla Girls, who wear furry gorilla masks and use pseudonyms of dead female artists, have taken part in numerous protests to bring attention to inequality in art, pop culture, and politics. Rachel Middleman, an assistant professor of art at USU, explains.
This weekend marked the start of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “National Preparedness Month.” The effort, which began in 2004, encourages Americans to be prepared for all kinds of disasters. Joe Dougherty from the Utah Division of Emergency Management explained why this month is so important for safety.
“We know that disasters can happen any time, anywhere. No state is immune from natural disasters. This campaign takes place every September to help Americans be more prepared,” Dougherty said.
The Utah County Health Department is warning Utahns to avoid grounded bats during their upcoming migration. Utah is home to 18 species of bats, many of which migrate through the state in the fall and spring. The upcoming migration to the Southern Hemisphere is expected to last until the end of October.
Bats are safe to observe from a distance but those found on the ground may carry illnesses, said Lance Madigan of the health department.
Most bats will avoid people if they’re feeling well, however sick bats tend to come to the ground.
A two-car accident on U.S. Highway 89 in Logan sent one car into the flower beds at Utah State University today. Logan police responded to the accident, which occurred at the 1200 East turn-off near the university’s Fine Arts Center at 2:45 this afternoon.
Traffic in the area was halted for around a half of an hour as debris was cleared off of the road and on-site medics tended to those involved in the collision.
Utah Public Radio is a winner of the Penn State Public Media “Think Outside the Pipes” local reporting initiative. Funds were awarded to six public radio stations to produce stories that confront public policy issues of managing water. UPR is the only station in the western United States to receive the grant.
UPR is using the grant to produce a program called “Five Billion Gallons” that will begin airing in September 2013. The program will be hosted by Matt Jensen and Jennifer Pemberton and will cover all aspects of water usage, issues, and infrastructure in the state.