Access Utah

Weekdays 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Access Utah is UPR's original program focusing on the things that matter to Utah. The hourly show airs daily at 9:00 a.m. and covers everything from gardening to politics in a range of formats from in-depth interviews to call-in shows.

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Access Utah
6:59 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Ivan Doig's New Book 'Sweet Thunder' on Wednesday's Access Utah

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Ivan Doig, acclaimed author of “This House of Sky” & “English Creek” is out with a new book, “Sweet Thunder,” the third novel in a trilogy of tales following the life of wordslinger Morris Morgan. With the backdrop of a conflicted America during the roaring Twenties, Morrie finds himself back in the brawling city of Butte in the middle of a conflict between miners and the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.

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Access Utah
11:16 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Innovative Methods of Education on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Education reform is a hot topic right now from congress to communities across the country. On today’s show we will be discussing new solutions and ways of thinking about education with three guests who are at the forefront of education research.

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Access Utah
2:11 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Quench Your Thirst With Salt on Monday's Access Utah

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Nicole Walker, writing about her new book “Quench Your Thirst With Salt,” says that “Utah is a strange place, especially Salt Lake City. A dominant culture encloses the valley in a kind of protective and paternalistic bubble. A sharp and active subculture attempts to pop that bubble...My father tried to single-handedly subvert the dominant, abstinent, culture by drinking a lot. With every drink, he banged his head against the Mormon granite. With every drink, he hurt his head, never making a crack in that granite.  Sometimes the mountains win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Access Utah
5:36 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Encore Presentation of Mother George on Thursday

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Today we revisit one of the most popular programs from our archives. Mother George was a black midwife who practiced her art in a small southeastern Idaho town for 40 years. When she died around 1919, the women dressing her for burial discovered that she was man.

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Access Utah
8:45 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Provo's First Pride Parade on Wednesday's Access Utah

Saturday, September, 21, will mark a historic moment for members of the LGBT community in Utah: the first Provo Pride Festival is planned for that day. Utah has held an annual, 3 day long, pride festival in Salt Lake City since 1983. Utah Pride started quite small but has grown to include national headliners and recent attendance has reached to well over 20,000 people.

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Access Utah
11:05 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Three Mormon Towns Explored by Ansel Adams and Dorthea Lange on Tuesday's Access Utah

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Dorthea Lange and Ansel Adams are two of the most well-known photographers of the 20th century. Lange humanized American's struggle for economic and social justice through her documentary photography, while Adams' landscapes spurred environmental protection of the wild places of the American West. These two household names had already defined Western portraiture and landscape when Adams and Lange undertook a joint venture to document the changing ways of life in three Mormon towns (St. George, Toquerville, & Gunlock.)

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Access Utah
11:09 am
Mon September 9, 2013

The Guerrilla Girls, Exposing Sexism and Fighting Corruption on Monday's Access Utah

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In the spring of 1985 the Museum of Modern Art held an international exhibition of the year's most significant artists. Out of 169 artists showcased, only 13 were women. Infuriated, a group of women found themselves protesting the museum and created The Guerrilla Girls.


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Access Utah
7:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Cache Valley's Air Quality on Friday's Access Utah

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Several days a year Cache Valley’s air quality is worse than the air in big cities such as Beijing, China. Today on the program Utah State University environmental engineer Randy Martin, joins us to talk about what’s causing the pollution in cache valley and the State strategies to clean it up so everyone can breathe easy.  

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Access Utah
3:46 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

A Frontier Life on Thursday's Access Utah

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Frontiersman, colonizer, missionary to the Indians, and explorer of the American West, Jacob Hamblin has long been one of the most enigmatic figures in Mormon history. In a new biography “A Frontier Life: Jacob Hamblin, Explorer and Indian Missionary” Todd Compton disentangles many of the myths and controversies surrounding Hamblin and presents a portrait of a true pioneer who lived life at the geographical, cultural, and spiritual boundaries of his era.

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Access Utah
4:01 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Creating Self in an Infectious World on Wednesday's Access Utah

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“Self” has many definitions. Science has demonstrated that 90 percent of the cells in our bodies are bacteria—we are in many respects more non-self than self. In “Lousy Sex: Creating Self in an Infectious World” Gerald Callahan explores the science of self, illustrating the immune system’s role in forming individual identity. Blending scientific essay with deeply personal narrative, he uses microbiology and immunology to explore a new way to answer the question, who am I? Through stories about the sex lives of wood lice, the biological advantages of eating dirt, the question of immortality, the relationship between syphilis and the musical genius of Beethoven, he creates another way, a chimeric way, of seeing ourselves.

 

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