Oil and gas industries have been rising in the United States. Employment in the oil and gas industry has increased by 40 percent in the past seven years. That has led to dramatic growth in many regions around the country. Duchesne County in Utah, for example, is the second fastest growing county (compared to counties of similar size) in the United States. Utah Public Radio wants to hear about how you're experiencing the boom in your part of the country.
Has it affected your community positively or negatively? Do you or someone you know commute long distances for oil or gas jobs? Are you noticing more people coming to your town?
It's the last day of the spring membership drive, and if you've been waiting to make your contribution, now is the time to step forward and throw in your hat (contribution). Everyone who completes the online form today will be entered to win one of two (1 of 2) iPad 3s.
If you don't have a hat, you can also enter the drawing to receive Finn Brewer's hat, between 9 and 11 a.m.
Kerry Bringhurst is the interim station manager and news director at Utah Public Radio.
"I listen for reasons that may not be the reasons others listen. Working with students is thrilling. When I hear their reports, I know what they have been through to capture the audio, write the script, and produce and edit. I can measure their learning through their content. When I hear a catchy edit and a quality quote I feel a thrill that is beyond explanation. Our student interns are the future of public radio. I take pride in knowing UPR is contributing to the academic future of these creative and curious members of society."
Help Us Meet Our Goal - $70,000: Make a difference with your sustaining membership or one-time gift, and we’ll tip our hats to you. Complete the online form today to enter yourself into a drawing for a southern Utah vacation.
From 7:20am until 9:00am this morning, when you call or complete our online form, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of three, 16GB iPad Minis. During that time, for every $1000 raised another iPad Mini will be given away.
About a month ago, I was listening to Access Utah and Tom was interviewing Pauline Hansen whose husband has schizophrenia. For the first 10 years of their marriage, Hansen said she didn’t notice any unusual behavior, then one day he told her he had a dream. In the dream, they were supposed to win a game. He asked Hansen to put furniture in their garage and he wouldn’t talk to their children because he thought they were from the opposing side.
Although some of the things Hansen’s husband asked her to do were strange and she didn’t know what was going on, she stuck through it. She is still married to her husband and she loves him. Divorce wasn’t even a question in her mind.
Nora Zambreno is the Development and Public Relations Specialist at Utah Public Radio.
One of my most recent “Driveway Moments” was hearing Teri and Rich Guy featured on Utah StoryCorps. I know them, but I didn’t know how they started their family. Hearing about the adoptive process, the arrival of their daughter and post-adoptive pregnancy—a surprise!—were tender and moving. It reminded me about the value of being able to share the things that connect us as human beings. How beautiful and how lucky we are that public radio helps do that for us.