Special Segments

Utah Public Radio collaborates with several local organizations to bring you these short segments every week.

Beehive Archive
Sponsored by the Utah Humanities Council, The Beehive Archive brings together engaging stories that illuminate Utah's rich past, exploring the diverse stories—religious, ethnic, regional, social, and cultural—that make up our state’s history. You can listen to episodes of the Beehive Archive at their website.

Wild About Utah

Credit Hilary Murray / Utah Public Radio

Wild About Utah is a weekly nature series produced by Utah Public Radio in cooperation with Stokes Nature Center, Bridgerland Audubon Society, and the USU College of Natural Resources. Listen as we describe the wonders of nature in Utah: plants, animals, geologic formations; ancient, present; terrestrial, avian and aquatic. You can listen to episodes of Wild About Utah at their website.

Contemporary Western Women
Airing weekly on Access Utah, the Contemporary Western Women project features personal stories of strength, hope, and humor told by contemporary women in the West or from the West.

Four-Minute Memoirs
Utah State University intensive writing course students write and produce these short works of nonfiction for UPR listeners.

Melinda's Garden Moments

Three times a week, we bring you Melinda’s Garden Moment audio tips, designed to help you be as successful as possible in the garden.

Coming Back Home

Sep 25, 2012

Brian Gage walks us through the various meanings of home, from a childhood bedroom to an investment to memory.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

The Memoir as Art Form

Sep 25, 2012

Brian Gage doesn't give any disclaimers: "Facts are for fools. Enhancement is the order of the day."

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

From Down Under and More

Sep 25, 2012

Marian Ensor shares what she learned from having exchange students.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Revenge

Sep 25, 2012

Ellen Jensen recalls a true story of conspiracy and revenge. Tyranny can never go unpunished.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

My Cousin Pat

Sep 25, 2012

Barbara Willie-Pecora tells the story of her cousin Pat's life, death, and eulogy, which was "fit for a king" if not 100% true.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Spring City, Utah

Sep 24, 2012

Russ Beck's great-granddad redirected a stream shovelful by shovelful near Spring City, Utah, with help from FDR's New Deal.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

My Distaste for Cooking

Sep 24, 2012

Joyce Baldwin rejoices over TV dinners and explains how she managed to raise 2 boys who are great cooks as a single mother.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

On Swearing

Sep 24, 2012

Soon-to-be 84-year-old Ann Dahl reflects on swearing -- when it's appropriate to swear and when a psuedo-swear will do the trick.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Louise Degn

Mar 12, 2012

Louise Degn is a respected broadcast journalist in Salt Lake City and who now teaches journalism at the University of Utah. She is best known for a documentary on Mormon women and depression that she produced in the late 1970s.

Amy Velasquez

Feb 10, 2012

Amy Velasquez is a middle school teacher in Evanston, Wyoming. Her family was one of the First hispanic families in Evanston, coming there in the 1950s. It is important to her to preserve and share her Mexican heritage, so she created a Cinco de Mayo celebration in her class which grew into a town celebration.

Claudia and Don Proffit are lifelong ranchers. The tell the story of the 1983 - 1984 floods that prevented them from getting to their cattle on Antelope Island and the lengths they went through to take care of their animals in these extreme circumstances.

Buddy's Teaching On Benevolence

Jun 10, 2010

Esther never expected to adopt a cat- but she tells of how her cat has saved and taught her.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Beyond Words

Jun 10, 2010

Sandy explains the feeling words invoke- and how love goes beyond words.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

A How-to For Raising Teenagers

Jun 10, 2010

Does the older generation refuse to tell new parents about the teenage years to be sure they continue having children? Melanie believes a "Sweet Baby, Obnoxious Teenager" handout would have been nice.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

TV Christmas

Jun 10, 2010

"My brother Robert poked his head up to the top bunk at some god-awful time of the morning, to tell me that it was officially Christmas."

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Battling The Terribles

Jun 10, 2010

What are the terribles? That time between child and adult, and experienced by both.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.
 

Think Before You Pack

Jun 4, 2010

An adventure to Wyoming turns out quite differently than Anna Armas and her friend thought.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Cookies, Rolls and Telephones

Jun 4, 2010

Becky Young says independence has changed her relationship with her mother, but some things stay the same: their connection in the kitchen.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.