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.

Girl Scout Money Thief Turns Himself In

Mar 21, 2013

The man accused of stealing cookie money from a Girl Scout troop has turned himself into the police.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily has more on the details and possible motivation behind the crime.

Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen says 24-year-old Steven Andrew Kvenvold turned himself into police around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

Police say members of Troop 2532 were selling cookies at a stand outside a Taylorsville Wal-Mart last Saturday when a man and woman, working together, stole their cash box.

Committee Rejects Climate Change Bill

Feb 5, 2013

Legislation that for the first time would have acknowledged the science of human-caused climate change by the government of the State of Utah was debated during a committee meeting on Monday, before being rejected on a 11-4 vote.

Republican representative Kraig Powell, of Heber, wants the state legislature to acknowledge the effects that climate change is having on wildfires in Utah.

“What the bill does is - it authorizes the state division of forestry, fire and public lands to consider the effects of climate change on their efforts to develop and implement firefighting strategies.”


Oil Rig Fire Forces Evacuations Near Roosevelt

Jan 22, 2013
KSL 5 News

A drilling rig near Roosevelt caught fire late Monday night and forced the evacuation of a work crew and three homes.  UPR’s Brianna Bodily reports.

Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything.  She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.

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.

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