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Utah Legislature Urged To Prioritize Affordable Housing

Religious leaders, local nonprofits and lawmakers are urging the Utah Legislature to restore funding for affordable housing to pre-pandemic levels or higher, in an effort to end homelessness among children.

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Watch Live: Biden's Inauguration Day

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States. Watch the ceremony, inaugural address and other celebratory events throughout the day.

USU Extension Creates Fun Programs To Aid Youth Development

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  Kailey Foster: To help promote positive youth development USU Extension has created the Hidden Gems Project for families at home. Weber County Extension professor who focuses on healthy relationships Naomi Brower joins me today to talk about this project.

2021 UPR Art Mug Contest

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To all of the many creative and artistic UPR listeners, we want YOU to participate in the Annual UPR Art Mug Contest!

Please submit your best Utah or radio-themed artwork to katie.swain@usu.edu for a chance to have your design printed on the 2021 mug.

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As the annual legislative session began on Tuesday amid the COVID-19 pandemic and on-going threats of violence and civil unrest across the nation, lawmakers are preparing for a packed 45-days of legislating. 

Utah State University officials announced Tuesday that as of the end of the year, they have distributed over $7.8 million in federal and institutional-donated funds to students experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday the bells at the Utah State Capitol will ring 15 times in honor of the 1,500 Utahns who have reportedly died so far of COVID-19 since March.

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This episode is hosted by Tim Light, and our featured guests include Carlos Riveria, Co-Founder & CEO of Generation Red Road; Dr. Lisa Schainker, USU Extension Assistant Profession, Home and Community; Dr. Amy Khan, Executive Medical Director for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah; and Julie Flood, Smart Recovery Group Facilitator.

Wild About Utah: Common Starling

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It all began so innocently. Let’s bring over a few European starlings to add authenticity for a Shakespearean theatrical. That was 1890. Today, North America has about half of the world population of starlings, approaching a few hundred million. 

Sarah Thomas, Conserve Southwest Utah

Something caught my eye as I climbed to my St. George mailbox. There to the north was a solitary hang glider, swooping near Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. With so much to see and so many mishaps to avoid, I wondered if the glider pilot paid attention to the scorched hillsides.

A case against the city of Hyde Park stemming from a firearm incident in 2018 will not move forward in federal court.

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If you haven't heard, Joe Biden would like to unite America.

It was a focus of the Democrat's campaign. It's even the theme of Biden's inauguration — "America United."

The inaugural committee says the slogan "reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future."

If only it were that easy.

Before they gather virtually to watch the inauguration, students at YELLS, a non-profit youth empowerment program in Marietta, Ga., will receive some special packages.

Each student will get a delivery that includes an American flag, a copy of the oath of office, and a special set of pearls, in honor of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. YELLS staffers are encouraging their students to dress up to watch the ceremony, to make a ruckus with provided noise-makers. And after the ceremony, staff will guide them in writing letters to the new president and vice president.

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