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"Learning To Fly" On Thursday's Access Utah


Moab resident Steph Davis is a superstar in the climbing community. But when her husband made a controversial climb of Delicate Arch, the media fallout and the toll on her marriage left her without a partner, a career, a source of income...or a purpose. Accompanied by her beloved dog, Fletch, she set off in search of a new identity and discovered skydiving.  

Though falling out of an airplane is antithetical to a climber’s control, she discovered new hope and joy in letting go. Steph Davis’ book “Learning to Fly: An Uncommon Memoir of Human Flight, Unexpected Love, and One Amazing Dog,” is out in paperback, with a new epilogue. We’ll revisit our conversation from 2013 on Thursday’s Access Utah.  

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.