BYU’s Carson Lundell advances at U.S. Men’s Amateur golf in Oregon

20160713 2016 Utah State Amateur 36-hole stroke play qualifying medalist Carson Lundell. | Randy Dodson SALT LAKE CITY — BYU golfer Carson Lundell advanced to the second round of the U.S. Amateur Wednesday, defeating Puwit Anupansuebsai of Thailand in 19 holes at Bandon Dunes, Oregon. The 22nd-seeded Lundell, who attended Lone Peak High School, had led most of the match but lost the 18th hole, forcing a playoff. He won the match with a par on the first playoff hole. Lundell will face Hunter Wolcott of Dickson, Tennessee, who defeated Elis Svard of Sweden in 21 holes, on Thursday. If Lundell wins that match, he’ll play in the round of… Read More

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Why Latter-day Saints and a Jewish congregation joined forces in a major landscaping project

David Tashnek and Rabbi Samuel Spector, of Congregation Kol Ami’s, walk through corn at Esther’s Garden in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Highland South Stake has partnered with Congregation Kol Ami to xeriscape the property around the synagogue. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — During the first week of August, the 6-acre property surrounding the Congregation Kol Ami Jewish Synagogue underwent a major transformation. In the span of five days, hundreds of volunteers worked around the clock in 100-degree heat and clouds of dust to remove old, overgrown trees and shrubs and replace them with… Read More

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This Utah high school is at the center of the country’s return of high school football

Herriman’s Kingi Fissipeau runs for a touchdown against Bingham during a high school football game in Herriman on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Herriman opens the 2020 season on Thursday, Aug, 13, hosting Davis, the first game in the state. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News Seating capacity will be limited to 25%, but Herriman anticipates having 950 fans in the stands SALT LAKE CITY — Herriman High will be the center of the football universe in the United States on Thursday night. Herriman, one of the state’s largest 6A schools located about 25 miles south of Salt Lake City, hosts Davis High on Thursday at 7 p.m. (KJZZ) in the opening… Read More

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Substitute teachers weigh risks of going back to school during COVID-19 pandemic

Third grade teacher Tiffany Rudelich puts magnetic smiley face strips on the white board in her classroom at the newly constructed Midvalley Elementary School, 217 E. 7800 South, in Midvale on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News Demand for substitutes expected to be higher than usual as subs ‘hedge their bets’ LEHI — As predictable as a normal school year’s start, Donnalee and Tim Eisenhart have headed back to school in the fall. But COVID-19 may change that for the pair, who both routinely sign up as substitute teachers for Alpine School District. School is familiar ground: Donnalee taught high school social studies for 39 years before… Read More

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Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets will battle in opening round of NBA playoffs

20190410 Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) tries to back Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the Utah Jazz versus Denver Nuggets NBA game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The 6th-seed Utah Jazz will face the 3rd-seed Denver Nuggets in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which are set to begin on Aug. 17 and 18. A series of wins and losses, of which the Jazz were not involved on Wednesday, finalized quite a bit of the playoff standings, including assuring that the Jazz would face the Nuggets and not the Houston… Read More

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55. The Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement

When two employees at Polaroid discovered their company’s technology was being used by the South African government to help enforce apartheid, they protested and called for an international boycott of their employer until it withdrew from that country. It was one of the first anti-apartheid protests against a major U.S. corporation and the beginning of the broader divestment movement that followed. Polaroid’s leadership responded with steps it thought could help Black South Africans, and its efforts pose a question we still grapple with today: What responsibility do corporations have to promote social justice and human rights around the world? Produced by Charlie Herman, with Julia Press and Sarah Wyman. Read… Read More

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54. Will The Real Mr. Oreo Please Stand Up?

This week, we’re teaming up with the podcast Proof from America’s Test Kitchen to bring you an Oreo story with three delicious parts. First, the longstanding rivalry between two biscuit makers that gave birth to the world’s favorite cookie. Then, one little girl’s brave choice (risking divine punishment!) to taste the famous creme filling. And finally, a full-scale investigation into who really invented that creme filling — and how one “Mr. Oreo” got all the glory. Read Marjorie Ingall’s essay about the Oreo: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/unholy-wafer Produced by Charlie Herman, Sarah Wyman, and Julia Press, and by Sarah Joyner at Proof. Read more: How the Oreo cookie went from unknown knock-off to… Read More

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53. An Essential Oils Investigation

Young Living was one of the first major essential oils companies on the market, helping to launch an industry that is worth billions of dollars today. The company is built on the myth of its founder, whose miraculous medical recovery inspired him to devote his life to alternative medicine. But that story isn’t quite what it appears to be, and the people who believe in it sometimes pay a high price. Business Insider investigative reporter Nicole Einbinder uncovers the truth behind Young Living and its founder, Gary Young. Produced by Julia Press, with Charlie Herman and Sarah Wyman. Reporting from Nicole Einbinder. Read more: Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young… Read More

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52. The Republic of Samsung

Samsung’s founder, his son, and his grandson turned a vegetable and dried fish shop into a global superpower and a symbol of South Korean success. But their fight to keep the company in the family has also landed it at the center of some of South Korea’s biggest corruption investigations. Now, Samsung and South Korea have to figure out what comes next: Can the company continue without its founding family at the helm? And what would that mean for the country Samsung helped build? Produced by Sarah Wyman, with Charlie Herman and Julia Press. Geoffrey Cain is the author of Samsung Rising: The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant… Read More

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51. Not All Fun and Board Games

The original Game of Life was about reaching happy old age, not “Millionaire Acres.” And Monopoly was invented by an anti-capitalist who wanted to make a point about landowning and economic inequality. How did these games become the versions we play today? This is the story of how two iconic board games, designed to shape American culture, were instead warped by it. Produced by Sarah Wyman, with Julia Press and Charlie Herman. Transcript NOTE: This transcript may contain errors. CH: Hello, Sarah. SW: Hey, Charlie. CH: So our listeners know, you and I are video chatting — I’m in New York, you’re in California — SW: Right, and I have… Read More

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