Access Utah

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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
11:33 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Cicadas, Grasshoppers on Monday's Access Utah

Today Bryan Earl meets with Utah State University Extension Entemologist Diane Alston about bugs in the early summer. When are the cicadas coming? How can you keep your garden clean of grasshoppers? 

Access Utah
11:22 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Tattoo Culture on Thursday AU

Have you noticed that more people are choosing tattoos these days?  Are tattoos going main stream? What do tattoos mean to people who have them? What do tattoos mean to the larger culture? On Thursday’s AU Tom Williams talks with University of Connecticut Sociology professor Clinton Sanders, author of "Customizing the Body—The Art and Culture of Tattooing."  He’ll also speak with a tattoo artist and owner of Sailor Jim's Electric Tattoo from Logan, Utah, a dermatologist, and a woman who is having her tattoos removed.       

 

Access Utah
9:00 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Mormons Building Bridges: The LDS and LGBT Conversation on AU Wednesday

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More than 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marched in the Utah Pride Parade on Sunday, leaving some spectators in tears.

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Access Utah
11:15 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Sports Stories with Feinstein on Tuesday AU

Sportswriter John Feinstein has lived every fan’s dream: behind-the-scenes access to many of the great sports figures of our time, including Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Tiger Woods, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, and Martina Navratilova as well as encounters with less-heralded but fascinating players and coaches in the Patriot League, the U. S. Military Academies, and at golf’s Q School.

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Access Utah
11:22 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Utah Penstemon Festival on Monday AU

Today we discuss the native flower Penstemons, in it's many varieties with experts from across the Southwest: Janette Warner, owner of Wildland Nursery in Joseph, Utah and David Salmon from High Country Gardens of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Salmon will be a guest speaker at the Utah Native Plant Society's Penstemon Festival June 8-9. On the show he talks a bit about his topic: Penstemons. 

 

Access Utah
11:18 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Native American Society on Friday's AU

Today on Access Utah we hear from Utah State University Anthropology Professor and author Steve Simms. He has spent the last few decades researching and learning of Utah's ancient peoples with archeology as his scientific tool. His book, "Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau," details human occupation starting in the region 13 thousand years ago.

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Access Utah
11:03 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Preventing Suicide on Thursday's AU

Greg Hudnall, then a new school principal, had to identify the body of a student who had killed himself.  Suicide prevention became a personal mission for Mr. Hudnall and he went on to found the Utah Hope Task Force.

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Access Utah
4:13 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Family Matters on AU Wednesday

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You may have been following NPR’s series, “Family Matters: The Money Squeeze,” heard Tuesdays on Morning Edition. Record numbers of adult children, middle-aged parents, and elderly grandparents are living under the same roof and doing their best to deal with the emotional and financial stresses. Many others are dealing with similar issues while not living together. Some economists are calling those middle-aged parents ”the sandwich generation.” 

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Access Utah
11:29 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Society's Child on Tuesday's AU

Tuesday on Access Utah we revisit a conversation from March of last year with singer-songwriter Janis Ian.  Her song “Society’s Child” about an interracial romance placed her right at the flash point of the racial tensions of the sixties.  She writes in her autobiography about at least one experience performing the song: “I was having a hit record.

Access Utah
2:56 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Sustainibility in Outer Space on AU Friday

The private aerospace company Space-X launched the first private spacecraft this week bound for the International Space Station. Today on Access Utah, we explore U.S. space security with Victoria Sampson, Director of the Secure World Foundation.

At 9:30 Science Questions presents Part II of the series "In the State of Mental Breakdown," a profile of the mental healthcare crisis in Salt Lake County that mirrors what is happening across the nation.

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