Kirsten Swanson

One Small Step: Collage Of Appreciation

Nov 12, 2019
StoryCorps

As we bring our One Small Step series to a close, we would like to say thank you to everyone who took this journey with us. Listening is an act of love, and saying "thank you" will never go out of style.

Diagnosed: Art For Everybody So Let's Jump Right In

Jun 11, 2019
Jump The Moon

A Logan art studio says, "Art is for everyone", and invites people of all abilities to jump in.  Mary Heers and Kirsten Swanson bring you the story as part of the UPR original series Diagnosed.

Ride The Rails: A Storytelling Exploration Of Utah's Early Railroad

May 10, 2019

When the last tap pounded the Golden Spike into place, the telegraph operators standing alongside tapped out the word DONE. Whistles blew and hats flew through the air – the Transcontinental was done but railroading in Utah had really just begun. 

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.

Picryl

As part of UPR’s Women 20/20 series, we applaud the women of Utah who have chipped away at barriers to jobs previously done only by men.  

WWI Era Utah: Forgotten Costs And Hidden Histories

Nov 8, 2018
Utah State University

As winds of World War One raged through Europe, Utah began to feel its chill.  Adjunct Professor at Utah State University, Emily Wheeler shares the following pieces of her research into some forgotten costs and gems of World War One era Utah.   

Mary Heers

In 1950 Byron Snyder, a young embassy consul general agreed to include his wife's new-fangled ironing board in their hand luggage on their return trip to Europe.  Traveling from California to New York, to Paris, and finally to Frankfurt proved harder than he could have ever imagined. 

Mary Heers

Across the ocean, as the Iron Curtain was lifted 25 years ago, Ania Dabrowska and Mary Heers taught English as a second language to eager students while forging a friendship and sharing cultures.

Bret Rasmussen turns his passion for snowmobiling into a worldwide business teaching men and women to "Ride Rasmussen Style."  

Mark Grodkowski is a pastry chef. He immigrated from Poland when he was 17, crossing the borders of country and language, creating his American dream. He currently owns and operates Sweetly Divine, a pastry shop and cafe in Logan. 

Utah Works: Long Days Of A Spine Surgeon Go Fast

Oct 26, 2017

A typical day for spine surgeon Brian Vernon begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m.

Utah Works: Farming Has Changed Dramatically in My Time

Oct 11, 2017
Tom Williams

At age 81 and still farming,  Delyle Carling looks back.

Utah Works: 4-H And Horsemanship

Oct 9, 2017

As the head of Millard County's 4-H horse program, Jenna Aldrich delves into the special relationship of horse and man.

Utah Works: Second Chances

May 10, 2017

  

Judy Elsley found America a land of second chances, and takes us on her journey from a soap factory to teaching at Weber State University.

Tom Szalay is a photographer who began his career working for a newspaper. He now teaches at West High School in Salt Lake City and has published a book titled “Even a Sparrow Has Found a Home.”