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.

From the Utah Climate Center...

Tuesday, January 10

The death of Ogden police officer Jared Francom and wounding of five other members of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force last Wednesday has shocked and saddened Utahns and reminded us of the high cost sometimes paid to protect our communities.

A group of independent business owners and Utah Senate and House Minority leaders will hold a public panel-discussion Tuesday on state liquor laws. Ashley Tolman reports.

Federal officials detonated explosive material they found inside a Utah home where a narcotics officer was shot dead and five others were wounded. Mackinzie Hamilton reports.

Monday, January 9

Mark Anderson joins Bryan Earl to answer gardening questions in the first half on Monday’s Access Utah.
Then Tom Williams’ guests in the second half, Stanford researcher and doctoral student William Anderegg and University of Utah Biology Professor John Sperry, say they’ve discovered the reason for a phenomenon known as Sudden Aspen Decline.

At least one constituent is demanding that the mayor of Helper resign as he faces a drunken driving charge.

The demand was made Thursday during a crowded Helper City Council meeting. Mayor Dean Armstrong was told his conduct is putting town residents in peril and that resigning would give him the chance to get his personal matters in order. Armstrong says he will not resign.

Should Cherry Creek be Zoned for a Ski Resort?

Jan 6, 2012

A request for permits to locate a ski resort in Northern Utah's Cherry Creek area is under review. UPR's Ashley Tolman tells us county planning and zoning officials have postponed making a decision whether or not to allow the conditional use permit.

USU Moab is in the Works

Jan 5, 2012

County officials declined to protest a south-corridor annexation proposed by Moab City. No protests by today’s deadline paves the way for Utah State University to build a campus along Highway 191.

Utah authorities say the suspect injured in a shoot-out with police in Ogden is a 37-year-old man with a limited criminal history.

Ogden police say Matthew David Stewart suffered injuries that are not life-threatening in the shooting Wednesday evening that killed one officer and wounded five others. The officer killed, Jared Francom, was with the Ogden police department. He had a wife and two yound children. Stewart is in a hospital under guard.

Dan Liljenquist, former Utah State Senator representing the Davis County area, made an important announcement on Wednesday. Mr. Liljenquist, who was named public official of the year by the national government watchdog magazine, Governing, talked to UPR's Chris Holmes about his decision to run for a seat in the United States Senate.

Wednesday, January 4

We've finally arrived at votes that count. We'll review the results of the Iowa Caucuses with several political experts: Mike Lyons, Associate Professor of Political Science at USU; Kirk Jowers, Director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics; Deseret News columnists, LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli; and Quin Monson,    BYU Assistant Professor of Political Science and Associate Director at the Center for the study of Elections and Democracy.

Radio Cosmopolis begins the new year by revisiting some favorite tracks that I played for the first time during 2011, including music by Vusi Mahlasela, Dengue Fever, Ana Tijoux, the Spy from Cairo, and nine others.

Playlist

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.

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