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Intense efforts to save or revive ecosystems are being waged around the world, reversing some of humankind’s most destructive past actions and preserving vital natural habitats on Earth.

“What Can Be Saved?” is an in-depth, visually-led series of packages reported from across the globe about the ordinary people and scientists who against enormous odds are restoring landscapes and species in a damaged world. 

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On this pledge drive edition of Access Utah, we're joined by Dean Joseph Ward of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at USU.

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Two Utah State University journalism students, aided by their professor, unleashed what can only be termed a one-sided assault on both BYU and its football program published in (Salt Lake) City Weekly, two other alternative weeklies in Oregon and Florida, and USU-based Utah Public Radio.

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What if aging wasn't inevtiable? What if being 90 felt pretty much the same as being 40, just with a few extra decades of life experience? And what if the science that gets us to that point in human history wasn't the subject of speculative fiction — what if it was real? 

KUTV

Following a spate of vaping-related illnesses, Sen. Mitt Romney suggests a recall of e-cigarettes. A Utah man is exonerated in a sexual abuse case after spending more than 15 years behind bars. And marijuana opponents cry foul over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis law. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, reporter Jessica Miller and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW guest host Marcie Young Cancio to talk about the week's top stories. Every Friday at 9 a.m., tune in to Utah Public Radio for the broadcast.

Karl Hugh / Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019

It’s true confessions time! I really don’t care much for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I know, that’s practically heresy for anyone living in Utah, given Donny Osmond’s well-known connection to that show.

Before Trees, We Had Giant Mushrooms

Sep 12, 2019
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Yes, trees are the answer. But they owe their magnificence to a less-known life form that has long intrigued me. Long before trees overtook the land, earth was covered by giant mushrooms 24-feet tall and three feet wide. 

Building The Thirty-Meter International Telescope

Sep 12, 2019

When I was younger, the largest telescope in the world was the 200 inch Hale Telescope located on Palomar Mountain in Southern California. At the time it was considered that a telescope with a 200 inch mirror was about the largest practical size that any telescope could be built. It was the largest telescope in the world for over 45 years.

An Eye-Witness Account Of The Perseid Meteor Shower

Sep 12, 2019
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Last month I spoke about the Perseid Meteor Shower that was about to peak on the night of August 11 and the morning of August 12.

Hope And Healing: Overcoming Pain And Helping Others

Sep 11, 2019
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Retired Army Sergeant Josh Hansen and his wife, Melissa, help veterans struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide to heal and live fuller lives. Josh considered suicide himself as he was recovering at home following eight direct hits from IEDs in Iraq. Melissa was by his side through it all. Josh found his turning point and regained his health and active lifestyle. He and Melissa now find joy helping other veterans. 

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Shane Gillis, the comedian who's been under fire over the last few days for using racist and homophobic slurs on his podcast, has been fired from Saturday Night Live.

Gillis was one of three cast members recently added to the show, which is set to begin its 45th season. But the comedian was canned on Monday before ever making an appearance on the show.

"After talking with Shane Gillis, we have decided that he will not be joining SNL," an spokesperson said in a statement on behalf of producer Lorne Michaels.

Iran almost certainly had some role in a major attack on an oil production facility in Saudi Arabia, according to independent analysts reviewing the available evidence.

The question is how big.

The attack came on Sept. 14. Multiple drones or missiles struck Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq facility, causing massive damage and crippling the nation's oil production. The production of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day had to be suspended, according to the company.

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