Sheri Quinn http://upr.org en Evolution and Genetic Tools on Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/evolution-and-genetic-tools-fridays-access-utah <div>Utah State University biologist Zachariah Gompert asks questions about evolution that have been eluding scientists for decades and he and colleagues are using the flood of new genetic tools to find clues to one of their main questions - is evolution predictable and repeatable? Sheri Quinn talks to Professor Gompert about his study recently published in the journal Science. &nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:56:14 +0000 Sheri Quinn 42150 at http://upr.org Science Questions Revisits Austism and Genetics http://upr.org/post/science-questions-revisits-austism-and-genetics <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Today on the program Science Questions presents a two-part program about autism and the brain from cutting edge scientists Temple Grandin and Christopher Badcock. They each approach autism from different disciplines and perspectives and shed new light on the spectrum disorder that is increasingly in the spotlight. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:50:46 +0000 Sheri Quinn 39179 at http://upr.org Science Questions Revisits Austism and Genetics Science Questions Explores Marijuana Policies And Prison Impact http://upr.org/post/science-questions-explores-marijuana-policies-and-prison-impact <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Science Questions, producers Sheri Quinn and </span>Suzi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Montgomery explore marijuana policies and the long-term effects they have had on the U.S prison system...through the lens of theology from writer Reverend Dr. Susan </span>Thistlewaite<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:14:56 +0000 Sheri Quinn 38855 at http://upr.org Science Questions Explores Marijuana Policies And Prison Impact Conservation Writer Emma Marris On Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/conservation-writer-emma-marris-fridays-access-utah <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;It is Natural Resources Week at Utah State University and the theme is "Go Wild, It's All Around you."&nbsp; Nature writer Emma Marris was a featured speaker during this week's celebration and she joins us today on the program to talk about the latest wave in conservation and her new book, The Rambunctious Garden, that is changing and challenging our traditional views of conservation. &nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px;"> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:57:32 +0000 Sheri Quinn 38854 at http://upr.org Conservation Writer Emma Marris On Friday's Access Utah Epigenetics on Friday's Science Questions http://upr.org/post/epigenetics-fridays-science-questions <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Today on the program, Science Questions presents this special on the work of scientist Wolf Reik. He is Professor of Epigenetics at the University of Cambridge and currently&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; font-family: sans-serif;">studies how additional information can be added to the genome&nbsp;through processes called&nbsp;epigenetics.&nbsp;He made key discoveries that are important for mammalian development, physiology, genome reprogramming, and human diseases. Today producer's Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery explore his work and its significance to the expanding field of epigenetics.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:25:55 +0000 Sheri Quinn 38523 at http://upr.org Utah's Geology and Biodynamic Farms on Science Questions http://upr.org/post/utahs-geology-and-biodynamic-farms-science-questions <div><p>Today on the program, we talk to former oil industry geologist Marc Deshowitch about the geology of Utah's national parks and the ancient history of oil. &nbsp;Deshowitch, who is based in St. George, now gives guided tours of Utah's parks and presentations on light pollution and the benefits of preserving our night skies.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:59:47 +0000 Sheri Quinn 38305 at http://upr.org Fire History of Utah's Great Basin on Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/fire-history-utahs-great-basin-fridays-access-utah <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Today on the program we explore the connection between fire, prehistory, and biodiversity with researchers in Nevada who reviewed anecdotal and anthropological data on the historical uses of fire in the Great Basin. Their literature review revealed how lessons learned from the uses of fire hundreds and thousands of years ago can improve modern land management practices.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:01:10 +0000 Sheri Quinn 37882 at http://upr.org Fire History of Utah's Great Basin on Friday's Access Utah Utah's Contribution to Outer Space on Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/utahs-contribution-outer-space-fridays-access-utah <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">NASA&nbsp;and a team of four aerospace companies are ready for two missions that will propel humans into outer space. The space shuttle launch and Orion&nbsp;rocket are ready for launch towards deep space starting in early fall this year.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:45:16 +0000 Sheri Quinn 37636 at http://upr.org Utah's Contribution to Outer Space on Friday's Access Utah "How to Love an Addict" on Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/how-love-addict-fridays-access-utah <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica;">Today on the program author Teresa Small from the Shoshone-Bannock tribe in Southeastern Idaho joins us to talk about her book "How To Love An Addict." &nbsp;It is a detailed personal account of her experience coping with a meth addicted son.&nbsp; Rather than write another&nbsp; tragic story, she says she chose to instead write her story as a "how to manual" for anyone wanting to change the situation they are in with an addict. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:57:42 +0000 Sheri Quinn 37317 at http://upr.org Sage Grouse Controversy on Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/sage-grouse-controversy-fridays-access-utah <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the most talked about species in Utah these days is the Greater Sage Grouse. This native, chicken-like bird, is at the forefront of controversy due to its unique mating ritual and its dwindling numbers in the west. As a result of its disappearance, the federal government is considering listing it is an endangered species, the state of Utah would like to avoid this and protect the bird on its own terms. Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to </span>USU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sage Grouse expert Dr. Terry </span>Mesmer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the plight of this controversial bird.</span></p><p>Then Science Questions explores the internationally recognized public toilet system in India. It’s simplicity will amaze you.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:07:45 +0000 Sheri Quinn 37039 at http://upr.org Sage Grouse Controversy on Friday's Access Utah