Access Utah
10:43 am
Tue February 25, 2014

"Evening in Brazil" on Tuesday's Access Utah


It’s a tradition that every year about this time “Evening in Brazil” presents a concert or two in northern Utah. And each year, we gather group members in UPR’s studio C to enjoy some great Bossa Nova and Samba on Access Utah. Linda Ferreira Linford, Christopher Neale, Eric Nelson and Mike Christiansen will join us with their music on Tuesday. We hope you will too, beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

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Access Utah
10:30 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Digital Security on Monday's Access Utah


We’re putting more and more of our lives in the cloud. More and more our transactions are electronic. Which is convenient and fast. But is it safe? How secure is all that stuff in the cloud or moving around electronically, like your credit card information or your bank records? 

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8:39 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Fresh Folk- Feb 22

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  Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the lush harmonies of the Stray Birds, and the down-home songs from Irene Kelley. I’ll also play tracks from new albums by Robin and Linda Williams, Si Kahn, and Vi Wickam, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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Utah Environment
6:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Population Threatened By Beetle Resurgence

The grizzly bear population at Yellowstone National Park is being considered for removal from the endangered species list, but a threat to one of their food sources could hurt the species’ survival.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

After years of work from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to secure the future of the grizzly bear population in the greater Yellowstone area, the species is under consideration for removal from the endangered species list. However, some experts believe the change of status may be premature because of a great threat to the bears’ environment.

The 22 million acres are experiencing a resurgence of the mountain pine beetle as a threat to one of the grizzly’s main food sources, the whitebark pine.

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Utah News
5:29 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Google Fiber Looks At Metro Areas, Including Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced Feb. 19 that Google was looking into the installation of its Google Fiber internet service in the city. Google will work with the city for the next six to nine months to determine if Salt Lake's infrastructure is ready for the service.
Credit Salt Lake City Mayor's Office


Provo joined an exclusive list in 2013 when it agreed to install Google’s high-speed internet service across the city. Now, Google Fiber is eyeing several other U.S. cities, and Salt Lake is one of them. 

"Today, Google Fiber will announce its interest in expanding into nine metro areas across the United States, and I am thrilled to announce that Salt Lake City is on that list," said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker at a press conference on Feb. 19.

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Access Utah
10:57 am
Fri February 21, 2014

"How to Love an Addict" on Friday's Access Utah

Today on the program author Teresa Small from the Shoshone-Bannock tribe in Southeastern Idaho joins us to talk about her book "How To Love An Addict."  It is a detailed personal account of her experience coping with a meth addicted son.  Rather than write another  tragic story, she says she chose to instead write her story as a "how to manual" for anyone wanting to change the situation they are in with an addict.  

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The Zesty Garden
6:38 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

The Zesty Garden - February 20

Male Indigo Bunting

The question of land ownership becomes complicated when you look at who inhabits and uses the land...especially when you're an indigo bunting. Nancy Williams has Petals and Prose, Mike Kuhns discusses not planting Norway Maples, and we have a soil discussion with USDA Resource Soil Scientist Douglas J. Merkler.

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StoryCorps Segments
6:08 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Folklorist Gets His Comeuppance From The Pioneer Past

Credit StoryCorps/Utah Public Radio

Hal Cannon, former state folklorist and founder of The Western Folklife Center, visited the StoryCorps booth with his wife Teresa Jordan.  He recalls his experience working with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers to preserve the material culture of Utah's pioneer past.  Cannon talks about an unexpected visit from Kate Carter, former director of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. 

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Utah Science
6:03 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

U of U Researchers Study Science Behind Spiritual Experiences

Researchers at the University of Utah study how religious experiences affect the brain.
Credit Religious Brain Project

A group of neuroscientists at the University of Utah are attempting to discover how religious and spiritual experiences affect social lives and brain activity, beginning with the LDS community.

Researcher Jared Nielsen is working on the Religious Brain Project. He said this is one of the first efforts to study a religious population and how the brain processes their spiritual experiences.

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Utah Science
6:01 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Researchers Measure Impact Of Ice Skating On Bodies Of Skaters

Researchers develop method to measure the forces of impact on skaters' bodies.
Credit Brigham Young University

Though beautiful to watch, figure skating has a high rate of injury for competitors including stress fractures and joint replacements, which bring early ends to skating careers.

Because of the high-risk nature of the sport, experts are hoping to design new skates that may ease impact on joints. A group of researchers from BYU including Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Sarah Ridge and Steven Charles, an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering are making strides to achieve this goal, beginning with measuring the forces on the skates.

Interview with researcher Steven Charles about the project.