UPR Station News

Membership Drive
11:59 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Sunday is web membership day

Make a contribution and help bring an additional $5,000 to Utah Public Radio.  Complete the online form today and be entered automatically into a drawing for an iPad Mini with WiFi, 16GB.  

Your gift moves us closer to meeting our Fall 2013 Membership Goal of $80,000.  Rocky Mountain Power will contribute $5,000 but only if we reach $80,000 by October 12.

Make a difference.  Become a Sustaining Member or make a one-time gift to keep UPR strong now and into the future.  

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10:27 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Celebrating the past and future



Your membership will help UPR receive a $5,000 contribution from Rocky Mountain Power. The more contributions we receive to further UPR’s mission before and during our on-air membership campaign, the more likely we are to succeed.

If you would like to become a member, you can do so online, call us or send a check via mail.


8505 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322

Becoming a member helps maintain and strengthen UPR’s local news service so we can continue to offer timely information that’s accurate and balanced.  Utah Public Radio has a commitment to provide statewide news coverage. 

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UPR Station News
3:46 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Zorba Paster events October 17-19


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.

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UPR Special Events
3:00 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

RSVP to attend Zorba Paster lunch and presentation in Logan


Dr. Zorba Paster is coming to Logan and Moab in October! Thursday, October 17 Zorba will be at Logan Regional Hospital giving a presentation: Living a Long, Sweet Life.

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UPR Station News
6:04 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Guerrilla Girls come to Utah State University

Poster for the Guerrilla Girls gig at Utah State University.
Credit Utah State University

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.        

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UPR Station News
5:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

National Preparedness Month kicks off this week

National Preparedness Month poster.
Credit FEMA.gov

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.

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UPR Station News
12:52 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

UPR to have benefit dinner at Angie's


Join UPR on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Angie's for special menu options, a chance to meet the Utah Public Radio Staff and to give back.

From 5 to 10 p.m., 20 percent of all menu purchases will be donated to UPR. Choose from Angie's usual menu, or one of four specials:

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UPR Station News
5:40 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Health officials warn of sick bats during migration season

The big brown bat.
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

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UPR Station News
5:51 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Campus wreck on first day of classes

Emergency responders treat a man involved in a vehicle collision on U.S. Hwy. 89 near 1200 East on Monday.
Credit Elaine Taylor

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.

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UPR Station News
9:05 am
Fri August 23, 2013

UPR Receives Grant to Produce New Program about Utah's Water

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.

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