UPR Station News

Pledge Drive
4:18 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Pledge During Power Hours This Morning

HELP UPR RAISE $3000 by 9:00 THIS MORNING and win one of three 16GB iPad Minis!

<<CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE AND ENTER DRAWINGS>> or call 1-800-826-1495.

From 7:20am until 9:00am this morning, when you call or complete our online form, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of three, 16GB iPad Minis. During that time, for every $1000 raised another iPad Mini will be given away.

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Driveway Moments
6:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Driveway Moment: Don't Give Up

Credit Elisabeth Gee / Utah Public Radio

About a month ago, I was listening to Access Utah and Tom was interviewing Pauline Hansen whose husband has schizophrenia. For the first 10 years of their marriage, Hansen said she didn’t notice any unusual behavior, then one day he told her he had a dream. In the dream, they were supposed to win a game. He asked Hansen to put furniture in their garage and he wouldn’t talk to their children because he thought they were from the opposing side.

Although some of the things Hansen’s husband asked her to do were strange and she didn’t know what was going on, she stuck through it. She is still married to her husband and she loves him. Divorce wasn’t even a question in her mind.

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Driveway Moments
6:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Driveway Moment: Human Connections

Credit Elisabeth Gee / Utah Public Radio

  Nora Zambreno is the Development and Public Relations Specialist at Utah Public Radio.

One of my most recent “Driveway Moments” was hearing Teri and Rich Guy featured on Utah StoryCorps. I know them, but I didn’t know how they started their family. Hearing about the adoptive process, the arrival of their daughter and post-adoptive pregnancy—a surprise!—were tender and moving. It reminded me about the value of being able to share the things that connect us as human beings. How beautiful and how lucky we are that public radio helps do that for us.

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Pledge Drive
4:25 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Hats Off To UPR Members

>>BECOME A MEMBER NOW<<
 

Making you happy makes us happy. If you're not a member, show us that we matter by throwing your financial hat in our ring. If you would like to become a member, make a pledge online, by calling 1.435.797.8877, or by mail.

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Become A Source
4:16 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Join Us: Learn About Genealogy, And Become A Source Friday Night

Utah Public Radio wants to know "Who do You think You are?" -- a radio version of the popular television series where you search for family connections. From beginning to end, we want to know why your family history matters, how you search for your roots, and what you have learned from your family tree. Share your stories with us by becoming a source.

We will also have a booth at the genealogy event at the Logan Tabernacle Friday night. Three local “celebrities” will trace their ancestral roots at 7:00 p.m. With the help of expert genealogists, Sister Marilyn of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Sturgeon, Vicar of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Rev. Derek Forbes, Associate Pastor of the Logan First Presbyterian Church, will become better acquainted with their ancestors, and they have invited us to the event.  

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UPR Station News
2:43 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Join UPR In Spelling The Way To Literacy With Bridgerland Scrabble Competition

UPR will join other media organizations to compete in this year’s Bridgerland Literacy "Scrabble Scramble." Join us as we compete to raise money for literacy on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Logan Copper Mill Restaurant. Teams, including UPR, will be competing in a Scrabble competition. A team consists of two players and one scorekeeper. Online Registration is now available. Fee is $90 and $100 at the door for a team of three. Regular Scrabble matches as well as "Lightning" Scrabble rounds and a silent auction are all part of the evening activities. Come and join Bridgerland Literacy and Utah Public Radio for an evening of fun!

Register here: http://www.bridgerlandliteracy.org/

Station Manager Search
5:38 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Station Manager and Professional Practice Assistant Professor

Utah Public Radio is looking for a professional practice assistant professor and station manager (non-tenure track) at Utah State University  in Logan. The new professional practice assistant professor/station manager will teach two courses in intermediate and advanced radio production, one each fall and spring semester.

UPR is a member of NPR with six full-power stations and 30 translators and within a half-day’s drive of eight national parks and covers the entire state of Utah outside Salt Lake City. The station is committed to innovation and providing practical experience to the best of the next generation of those interested in public radio through UPR’s expanding student intern program.

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Mug Competition
5:13 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Click Here to Vote In UPR's Second Annual Mug Design Competition

Mug Design #1

The five finalists are here! Vote by this Tuesday, February 18 for your favorite design. The top number of votes will be on the next Utah Public Radio coffee mug, available during the Spring 2014 UPR Membership Campaign.

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Membership Drive
9:30 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Share The Love: Of UPR And Chocolate

>>Place an Order<<

We're having a small membership drive to offer you a special Valentine's gift for you or those you care about. You receive a UPR membership and a box of 12, handmade artisan chocolates from Utah's own Chocolot Artisan Confections in Ogden. Your contribution will benefit the UPR student news intern program.

For every contribution of $75 between now and Wednesday, February 12, you’ll receive a box of 12 artisan chocolates and the option of sending them anywhere in the country with your personalized message. Order by February 10 and your order is guaranteed to arrive by Valentine’s Day.

Your love for UPR and those you care about is showcased with flavors such as strawberry balsamic, aztec spice, lavendar espresso, and beehive honey.  These chocolates have been well-received all over the country.

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Mug Competition
6:17 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

2014 Mug Design Competition Guidelines

The 2013 winning mug design.
Credit LUCY WATKINS

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

Utah Public Radio is seeking submissions of artwork from our creative listeners for the station's second-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.

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