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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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60th Anniversary: Vernal
7:39 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

UPR hosts Vernal event: Dutch oven dinner and climate talk

Utah's State Climatologist and UPR's Scottish weather guy will be discussing Utah's climate in Vernal. Reserve your spot to listen.

Join the Scottish voice from the radio and the staff of Utah Public Radio in Vernal on Tuesday August 13 for a dutch oven dinner, dessert and a presentation by Dr. Robert Gillies.

You've heard Dr. Gillies give the weather in the mornings, and now you can meet him. He'll be presenting the science of climate change- "Utah's Climate Symphony: How is Utah wetter and drier at the same time?"

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Logan Politics
1:13 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

UPR, Herald Journal host mayoral debate

Join UPR and the Herald Journal for the Logan mayoral debate July 25, at 7 p.m.
Credit Herald Journal

Come learn about the mayoral candidates for the Logan Mayor race happening in August. Utah Public Radio and the Herald Journal are sponsoring a Logan mayoral debate Thursday July 25 at the Whittier Center in Logan.

Logan's three candidates for the mayoral race will meet with the public at 7 p.m.

All three candidates are scheduled to attend. The candidates are:

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2:17 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Immigration bill before Senate committee

Credit gillibrand.senate.gov

Part 1 of Roger McDonough's report:

The Senate voted Tuesday to proceed in their deliberations on immigration reform. KCPW’s Roger McDonough spoke with Mark Alvarez, a Salt Lake attorney, Spanish language radio host and Immigration Specialist with Telemundo Utah, to get an update on the reform process, and to hear about the human element often lost in the debate.

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