Arts and Culture

What Men Want

Flipping the script on a light-hearted romantic comedy has never felt so dismal or uninspired (much like my own personal love life). What Men Want is a remake of the 2000 comedy What Women Want when Mel Gibson (Daddy's Home Two, 2017) magically earns the power to hear all women's thoughts and even more magically becomes less of a misogynist in the process.

February signals the start of the planting season for gardeners in warmer areas of Utah. So get out and plant lettuce, carrots, peas, spinach, onions and some of those other cool season crops. It’s a good time if you’re down in St. George.

Dani Hayes

Every January, Hollywood basically makes a temporary home in the mountains of Utah for two weeks. But with the exciting movie stars and film screenings comes congestion, the kind of congestion Park City is not intended for.

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As you know, your credit report and your credit score play a pretty critical role in any of us getting a loan. I think the thing that is most important for us to understand, though, is that there are now a number of different reports and scores available. Where we used to refer to this traditional FICO score now has become a consumer score but is doesn’t have quite as many protections to it.

Miss Bala

Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin TV series) plays a Mexican-American woman living in current-day Los Angeles whose innocence transforms into determined survival. After escaping an attack of bullets in a Tijuana nightclub, she's abducted by members of the Mexican drug cartel and forced to carry out their plans of drug trafficking and murder. 

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Known as one of America’s greatest achievements, the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized the way America functioned, back in 1869. It paved the way, literally, to a new economy, and connected the West to the East making transporting passengers and goods less expensive and more efficient. 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the event, which calls for a celebration. 

Glass Movie

Indian-American director M. Night Shyamalan (The Visit, 2015) is at it again with another psychological thriller packed with the tension of boiled linguine and the flavor of skim milk. 

If Beale Street Could Talk is a moving and vivid love story of 2 young people in 1960s Harlem whose love becomes strained when the man (Stephan James, Race, 2016) is arrested and jailed for a crime he didn't commit, while the woman (gorgeous newcomer Kiki Layne) tries to work with a lawyer to prove her partner's innocence. 

I did not watch a newly released film this week. Instead, I watched Eighth Grade, an adorable comedy released back in August of 2018 (which first premiered at Sundance) and now available through your personal movie streaming or delivery service. 

How Can You Improve Your Environmental Footprint In 2019?

Jan 11, 2019
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As we kick off 2019 it’s a great time to start thinking about how can we improve our environmental footprint this year. And a lot of people associate sustainability with loss but actually, there’s a lot to be gained by engaging in sustainable behaviors.

Gardening In January

Jan 11, 2019
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It’s January. The snow is on the ground, it’s cold outside and you’re probably thinking what can I do in the garden at this time of year. Here are a couple of things that I like to do in January.

Nate Ryan

Public radio listeners nationwide — including the listeners of our own Utah Public Radio — are undeniably familiar with Performance Today and its ever-inviting host Fred Child.

Vice

 

Vice is a biographical film that chronicles the life and career of Dick Cheney, who has often been named by historians as the most powerful Vice President in U.S. history. 

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Now that we are truly in the winter as you look through your seed catalogs you might want to start planning next year’s garden with your past pest problems in mind.

Graduate Student Goes Home To Squash For The Holidays

Dec 31, 2018
Thuy-Tien Thi Lindsay

As university students have headed home for the winter break, graduate student Thuy-Tien Thi Lindsay sits down with her Buddhist-Vietnamese extended family in Atlanta, Georgia, over a big plate of food -- which will certainly include a healthy helping of her auntie's abundant harvest of squash.  Thuy-Tien is studying the hibernation of bumblebees.

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If your doorbell rings this time of year, there’s a fair chance that it’s a neighbor, bundled in layers, bearing a cellophane-wrapped plate of homemade caramel or frosted cookies. It’s the season for these folks to make their way around the block, balancing plates and towing kids, sharing piles of chocolate dipped pretzels, almond cookies and gingerbread. It’s the Neighbor Plate, the Utah equivalent of caroling – with less crooning and more calories.

When Is Enough Enough?

Dec 23, 2018
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You know, it seems like this time of year, it’s maybe time to ask the question, much more intently, When is enough enough?

Ode To A Christmas Mouse

Dec 23, 2018

Tis the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. These are the opening lines of the poem entitled, The Night Before Christmas. Charles Moore wrote the poem for his family on Christmas Eve in 1822.

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I’m so lucky to have seen this film. It has the perfect balance of history, emotion, intrigue and comedy.

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By now winter has set in. The snow is blowing in Logan and if you haven’t got your soil samples done you’re probably too late. But if you did send that in by now you should have your report back from the soil testing lab.

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It’s not often I watch a movie that feels like it was made for me. Boy Erased is such a movie. Based on a memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley first published in 2016, Boy Erased tells the story of a teenage boy in a devout Baptist family who comes out as gay to his parents and is then enrolled in a conversion therapy program to cure him of his attraction to men.

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Today let’s talk about houseplant pests. It’s a big concern this time of year as you’re moving plants indoors for the winter. You want to look for signs of infestation as you move plants indoors so they don’t spread to other plants.

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When a professional, black piano player hires a white nightclub bouncer to drive him on a 2-month concert tour through the Deep South in 1962, an awkward road trip turns into a journey of sobering self-discovery. 

Creed 2

Creed II is a sequel to the hit drama Creed from 2015 that was directed by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, 2018). This sequel again pairs famous boxing champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone, Escape Plan, 2013) with his protégé Adonis Johnson, the son of one of Rocky’s greatest rivals, Apollo Creed. 

Winter Bird Feeding on Wild About Utah

Nov 30, 2018

Most people enjoy watching birds, except for their occasional deposits on cars or windows.  In an earlier program, I mentioned at least fifteen benefits that birds provide to humans and planet Earth.  But as human population and developments increase, the survival of many bird species becomes threatened. 

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