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Will Millennials Be Left Behind?

Millennials—people born between 1981 and 1996 — have surpassed the Baby Boomers as the largest generation group in the U.S. Now, the oldest Millennials are reaching their forties and feel they don’t have the financial and emotional standing their parents did and have instead been left behind. Those who agree say Millennials are America’s most…

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Redistricting, a canyon gondola and how Native tribes have been mistreated

The Utah Supreme Court hears arguments over the challenge to how the state’s majority-Republican Legislature went about drawing new congressional districts. Analysis shows that Ute Tribe schoolchildren have been failed by public schools more than any other students in the state. The Paiute Tribe considers “how best to honor and memorialize” children who died at a former boarding school site. And the Utah…

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The One Recipe Summer Celebrations

Join host Jesse Sparks for a celebratory summer edition of The Splendid Table’s newest “podbaby,” The One Recipe. Jesse talks to culinary superstars about their summer entertaining strategies. They’ll discuss the recipes that work for a crowd and explore cooking traditions and foods with influences from all over the world. They’ll leave you with ideas…

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New USU leaders; school sex suit; and bye-bye, birdies

Incoming Utah State University leaders come from an Arizona school rocked by an on-campus slaying. A Utah teen had sex at school; his Latter-day Saint parents sued the district — and lost. And thousands of nesting birds have vanished from the Great Salt Lake’s Gunnison Island. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Jacob Scholl, Michael Lee and…

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America Learn Your History: What Happened Before Stonewall

“America, Learn Your History” began as a popular Instagram series by composer and professor Bobby Wooten. Join us for our first radio special: Stonewall often gets credit for the beginning of the gay liberation movement. But there was an earlier riot, at Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco, and it was started by a transwoman. Bobby’s…

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Long-term-care lapses, Medicaid misses and housing hopes

In Utah, “inadequate” long-term care facilities see lax oversight, the Disability Law Center reports. Vulnerable residents rely on Medicaid for health coverage, but tens of thousands are losing it. And how an emerging housing approach is making homeownership attainable. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Paighten Harkins, Emily Anderson Stern and Sofia Jeremias join Utah Public Radio’s Tom…

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Things That Go Boom – Food Fight

In this special from from Things That Go Boom, Inkstick Media, and PRX: Two stories about food, family, and the choices our government makes in our name. This time of year, with the flags and bunting, flipping burgers on the grill… it tends to get us thinking about what exactly it means to be American.…

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Boosting schools, diversifying outdoor rec and revitalizing Ogden

Utah education was “already a leaky boat” before the COVID-19 pandemic. Camping in Color and other initiatives aim to diversify outdoor recreation, but are they working? And does the notorious past of Ogden’s 25th Street play a role in its present walkability? At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Megan Banta, Julie Jag…

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Talk of a new national park; a closed abortion clinic; and dangerous dams

Does Utah need (or want) a sixth national park, in this case enshrining the Great Salt Lake? Utah’s only abortion clinic outside Salt Lake City is “temporarily” closed, and people are finding that out the hard way. In addition, 81 “high hazard” Utah dams need safety upgrades. Fixing them could cost $450 million. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt…

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