Recreation http://nhpr.org en The Edge of America http://nhpr.org/post/edge-america <p>A new show from the Travel Channel explores America’s recreational fringe. “<a href="http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/edge-of-america" target="_blank">The Edge of America</a>” is an experiential survey of some of the bizarre, dangerous, and hilarious things people do to have fun all over the country.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:31:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20337 at http://nhpr.org The Edge of America The Rodeo Circuit: Bucking Bulls And Broken Bones http://nhpr.org/post/rodeo-circuit-bucking-bulls-and-broken-bones It's spring, and that means rodeo season is ramping up, especially in the American West. Some professional cowboys will soon be competing almost every night in bull riding, calf roping or steer wrestling.<p>But along with the trophy buckles and cash prizes, cowboys also bring home injuries — some of them severe. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:48:00 +0000 2657 at http://nhpr.org The Rodeo Circuit: Bucking Bulls And Broken Bones On Utah's 'Silicon Slopes,' Tech Jobs Get A Lift http://nhpr.org/post/utahs-silicon-slopes-tech-jobs-get-lift Last year, Utah created jobs at a faster pace than any other state in the country — with the single exception of North Dakota. While the boom in North Dakota is being driven by oil and gas, the hot job market in Utah is being powered by technology companies.<p>Computer-system-design jobs in Utah shot up nearly 12 percent in 2011. Scientific and technical jobs jumped 9.7 percent. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:35:00 +0000 Steve Henn 2464 at http://nhpr.org On Utah's 'Silicon Slopes,' Tech Jobs Get A Lift