It’s a special Member Drive edition of the program again today. And today we’ll shine a spotlight on the Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection (CRIC), an organization in northern Utah devoted to helping refugees. We’ll review the history of refugees in northern Utah as well as current needs and we’ll talk about doing good in challenging times.

Once again it's a Member Drive edition of the program. Our special guest for the hour is Craig Jessop, Music Director of the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra.

Davis School District is saying no to certain flags being allowed in classrooms, including Black Lives Matter, rainbow and Make America Great Again flags. 


The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square held a live rehearsal Tuesday for the first time in 19 months. The 19-month gap is the longest in the choir's 174-year history.

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I first met the Great Salt Lake in 1964 with two CMU college buddies on our way to Los Angeles. We heard you could float in its magical waters. Sure enough it worked and we bobbed in its gentle waves, oblivious to the many other virtues of this extraordinary water body.

It’s a member drive special edition of Access Utah today. My special guest for the hour is Ken Sanders from Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City. We’ll reach into the archives for parts of some of our favorite recent episodes of the program.

Eating The Past: Introducing Your Hosts

Sep 21, 2021

On this week's Eating the Past, hosts Tammy Proctor, Jeannie Sur and Jamie Sanders introduce themselves and share their food interests. Listen to Eating the Past Sundays at noon, just before The Splendid Table.

Ask An Expert: Do Wasps Get A Bad Rap?

Sep 21, 2021
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All wasps can sting, right? Well, not exactly. While we tend to group them all into the stinging insect category, paper wasps, yellowjackets and aerial yellowjackets (hornets) do most of the stinging. These wasps are in a single-insect family (Vespidae) with ovipositors or egg-laying organs modified into stingers.


The Utah Inland Port Authority delayed a critical vote on whether to create a new infrastructure district and spend more than $150 million in bonds or not. The delay gives the environmentalists who are protesting the project a temporary win. 

The autopsy of the body believed to be Gabby Petito that was found near Jackson, Wyoming is scheduled for Tuesday, and investigators say it could answer a lot of questions. 


The Latest From NPR

Updated September 26, 2021 at 12:05 PM ET

The polls have now closed in the election in Germany to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is stepping down after 16 years in office.

Polls opened at 8 a.m. local time and closed at 6 p.m. Early results were expected to follow shortly after the polls closed. There may be more delays than usual in counting ballots this year due to the pandemic and the number of voters who participated in mail-in voting, analysts say.

Updated September 26, 2021 at 11:14 AM ET

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland voted by a wide margin to allow same-sex couples to marry in a referendum on Sunday, bringing the Alpine nation into line with many others in western Europe.

Official results showed the measure passed with 64.1% of voters in favor and won a majority in all of Switzerland's 26 cantons, or states.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday.

It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent weeks and came amid heightened tensions following this year's 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

BELGRADE, Serbia — Mohammad Bilal sways on a swing in the Bogovadja asylum center in central Serbia, a government-run facility that has been the Afghan teenager's temporary home. He lives here with 55 other unaccompanied children. All are migrants between the ages of 10 and 18.

Bilal, 17, arrived in Serbia in March, after more than a year making his way from Afghanistan through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece and Macedonia. His family poured all their savings into sending him out of Afghanistan in search of a better life.

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with Conor Dougherty, an economics reporter at The New York Times, about what a series of new measures mean for California's housing crisis.

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