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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Flying drones around livestock is now illegal

Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill into law that makes it illegal for people to fly drones near livestock, a year after they were banned around forest fires last year. Andreas Wessemann, an assistant professor of the USU Aviation Technology program, tells Morgan Pratt and Brad Robinson that there is a new USU class to […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Laurie Snow Turner named the Statesman and bleeds blue

In a state filled with reds (UofU) and blues (BYU), Laurie Snow Turner is a true blue. She was the editor of the Utah Statesman during the 1978-79 school year. That’s when she, along with Larry Baker, changed the name from Student Life to the Utah Statesman because it’s more professional. Laurie discusses how newsrooms survived […]

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Aggie Morning Word: Senator breaks perfect voting streak and cries

Tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands heat up. President Trump says “you’re fired” to tons of judges. The only bipartisan issue these days is cancer. Ed Sheeran joins the cast of Game of Thrones, despite looking like a hobbit. Michelle Obama wrote a college recommendation letter for “Black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi. All that and more […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Friday the 13th and National Skeptics Day

This day in history: Pope Honorius II recognized the famous Knights Templar as an army of God in 1128. The original mission of the group was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land during the Crusades. It was a small group at first, containing only nine members. What did it take […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Bioluminescent Beer

Today is national pastry day. The U.S. government is on the verge of a shutdown. Again. The government shuts down on saturday if the senate doesn’t put more money in the piggy bank. Nothing like a little bipartisan holiday cheer. (TheSkimm.) Trump taps Andrew Puzder, CEO of the Carl’s Jr. Fast-food franchise, to be secretary […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Bulb Bandit

A bulb bandit is on the loose in Seattle. A squirrel is getting in the holiday spirit by stealing Christmas lights and burying them all over the neighborhood. Today is the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of pearl Harbor. German chancellor, Angela Merkel, is under fire for wanting to ban full-face veils worn by […]

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Aggie Morning Word Podcast: Electoral college debate

USU Dems, USU Republicans, and USU Libertarians debate the electoral college. The word of the day is “BELLICOSE,” which means inclined to fighting. The weather for today: The low is 20 degrees and it’s expected to get up to 42 degrees. Speaking of weather… Climate change. The North Pole is 36 degrees warmer than normal […]