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Damion Searls and "The Inkblots" on Access Utah

Our guest on Wednesday's Access Utah is Damion Searls , author of "The Inkblots," a scientific and cultural history of the Rorschach test and the first biography of its creator, Hermann Rorschach. In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see. After Rorschach's early death, his test quickly made its way to America, where it took on a life of its own. Co-opted by the military after Pearl Harbor, it was a fixture at the Nuremberg trials and in the jungles of Vietnam. It became an advertising staple, a cliché in Hollywood and journalism, and an inspiration to everyone from Andy Warhol to

Dems, Business Owners Blast Utah GOP For Losing Outdoor Show

State Democratic leaders and a couple of small business owners are blasting Utah's Republican leadership for its stubborn stance on public lands that led a lucrative outdoor trade show to leave town.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Nicholas Kristof on Tuesday's Access Utah

On this episode of Access Utah our guest is Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. The website for the Half the Sky Movement , founded by Mr. Kristof and his wife Cheryl WuDunn, says: "The central moral challenge of our time is reaching a tipping point. Just as slavery was the defining struggle of the 19th century and totalitarianism of the 20th, the fight to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide defines our current century." We'll talk about this and some of the individuals profiled in their book "A Path Appears," who are effecting positive change. We'll also talk about President Trump, journalism in our new era, fake news, Women's Marches, and the dangers of echo chambers on campus. Nicholas Kristof visited Utah State University on Thursday for an event titled "Sex, Gender, Politics: A Conversation with Nicholas D. Kristof" presented by The Caine College of the Arts in collaboration with the Center for Women & Gender.

Teens Arrested After 14-Year-Old Girl Found Shot In Head

Authorities say two teenage boys are under arrest after a 14-year-old girl who didn't make it home from school was found in a northern Utah ditch with a gunshot wound to the head.

Do Wolves Kill More Often When Grizzlies Are Around To Steal Their Food? Research Says No.

Just like a lunchroom bully, brown bears (or grizzly bears, as Americans are more likely to refer to them) regularly steal food killed by other carnivores. As such, those carnivores usually have to kill more often to get enough food when brown bears are present. But research conducted in both Yellowstone and in Scandinavia suggests that this may not be the case for wolves.

Do Wolves Kill More Often When Grizzlies Are Around To Steal Their Food? Research Says No.

Avocados: The Fruit of Amour

When I think about foods that speak amour, I think about the avocado – with its creamy texture and soft flesh that rolls between deep and pale green. To me, a simple slice of ripe, buttery avocado mashed across a crisp baguette and stippled with the sharp accent of freshly ground pepper is positively sensual.

Outdoor Retailer Show Leaving Utah After 20 Years On Friday's Access Utah

The Outdoor Industry Association has announced that after next year, Salt Lake City will no longer host the Outdoor Retailer show, which has called Utah home for 20 years. Some companies, like Patagonia, had said they would not participate in the shows because of the Utah Legislature's opposition to the new Bear's Ears National Monument and desire to shrink the size of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. According to the Deseret News, Paul Edwards, the governor's deputy chief of staff, said "It smacks of gross ingratitude to a community that has embraced the Outdoor Retailer show, subsidizing its success and expansion through direct investment—let alone extraordinary hospitality." At stake is at least an estimated $50 million annually, according to a study by Visit Salt Lake and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. We want to know what you think about this. Are Governor Herbert and Utah Republicans right in expressing caution about expansion of a federal role in public

Outdoor Retailer Show Leaving Utah After 20 Years On Friday's Access Utah

Senate Bill Would Change The Mandatory Age For Wearing A Helmet

Helmet laws in Utah for motorcycles, require anyone under 18 years old to wear a helmet. But one Utah Lawmaker is trying to expand that law. As an emergency room doctor, Utah Senator Brian Shiozawa, who serves District 8 in Salt Lake City, says he's seen multiple motorcycle accident victims.

Social Media Can Help Find And Help Individuals At Risk Of Suicide

On January 18, experts in mental health, suicide prevention and social media met with military officials at the Pentagon to discuss how social media can find individuals at risk for suicide and offer them help and resources.

Herbert: Tax Law Changes Likely In 2018

Education advocates and others who want to see reform of Utah's tax policy will most likely have to wait until 2018 to see any changes.

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