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From Honduras To Utah: Coffee's Journey To Your Cup Pt 1

In the United States, most people enjoy the luxury of going to the grocery store or a restaurant and not breaking the bank. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the average American makes around $850 a week. That means we get to spend that money on things like coffee grown in Honduras.

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Episode #4: Dog Poop

Mar 19, 2019

UPR's Ashley Rhode explores how dog doo can impact water quality.


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The Bureau of Land Management is tasked to maintain the delicate balance between protecting wild horses and burros while conserving rangelands. Unfortunately, the current population of 81,950 wild horses and burros is more than three times the size public lands can support. 

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 AARP has launched a federal and state level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Sam Shumway, state director of AARP Wyoming, says the cost of health insurance in Wyoming ranks in the top five nationally, largely as a result of rising drug prices. 

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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about big animals like wolves, bears and lions — and really tiny life forms, like yeast. 

By happenstance, we're joined by two researchers whose recent work comes out of the same university, but who are meeting for the first time on a public radio program recorded hundreds of miles from either one of them. 

Captain Marvel

I think I have seen the first film of 2019 that doesn't completely suck or disappoint. Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island, 2017) plays Carol Danvers, a pilot for the U.S. Air Force who survives a strange explosion that infuses her body with super-human strength, flight, and fists of blazing heat. I don't know how the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps doing it, but this film manages to be funny, exciting, and memorable as Carol Danvers learns to control her powers and understand her place in the universe. 

Now Is A Good Time To Prune Your Fruit Trees

Mar 15, 2019
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Now is a good time to prune fruit trees. The coldest part of the winter has passed and the trees are still dormant. Fruit trees need pruning every year to keep the trees healthy and to encourage the growth of new fruiting wood that is essential to ongoing production. However, very old trees or trees that have neglected for years should be considered for total removal.

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Utah beer lovers will soon be able to get beer with as much as 4.0 percent alcohol by weight in the grocery store with the passage of an amended Utah bill -- Senate Bill 132. The bill was one of the last passed during the 2019 legislative session. 

What Would Thomas Jefferson Think About Climate Change?

Mar 15, 2019
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What can Thomas Jefferson teach us about the environment today? Talks at Boise State University are exploring nature through topics like this and others. 

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Bills at the 2019 Utah legislative session addressed hate crimes

Boy Scouts of America walking with American flags.
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For the last 106 years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has chartered troops for the Boy Scouts of America, that is until the church announced that starting in 2020, they will stop chartering the program.

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President Trump continues to pile on criticism of the late Sen. John McCain, complaining on Wednesday during a speech in Ohio that the Arizona senator's family never thanked him for the Vietnam War hero's funeral, which involved large ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

"I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve," Trump told a crowd at an Army tank manufacturing plant in Lima. "I don't care about this. I didn't get [a] thank you. That's okay. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain."

Boeing's bestselling jetliner, the 737 Max, has crashed twice in six months — the Lion Air disaster in October and the Ethiopian Airlines crash this month. Nearly 350 people have been killed, and the model of plane has been grounded indefinitely as investigations are underway.

Boeing has maintained the planes are safe. But trust — from the public, from airlines, from pilots and regulators — has been shaken.

So far, experts say, Boeing has mishandled this crisis but has the opportunity to win back confidence in the future.

President Trump is nominating Stephen Dickson, a former Delta Airlines exec, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration while it is being sharply criticized for its oversight of plane manufacturers.

The first drug for severe postpartum depression has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Thousands of women could benefit from the drug, but there are drawbacks, including a $35,000 price tag.

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