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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
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.

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Four-Minute Memoir
4:21 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Coming Back Home

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.

Four-Minute Memoir
4:17 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

The Memoir as Art Form

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.

Four-Minute Memoir
4:12 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

From Down Under and More

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.

Four-Minute Memoir
4:05 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Revenge

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.

Four-Minute Memoir
4:00 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

My Cousin Pat

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.

Four-Minute Memoir
6:17 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Spring City, Utah

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.

Four-Minute Memoir
6:09 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

My Distaste for Cooking

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.

Four-Minute Memoir
5:55 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

On Swearing

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.

Contemporary Western Women
4:58 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Louise Degn

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.

Contemporary Western Women
3:00 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Amy Velasquez

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.

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