Access Utah http://upr.org en Going Beyond Nature Versus Nurture Debate On Thursday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/going-beyond-nature-versus-nurture-debate-thursdays-access-utah <p>If scientists supposedly now agree it’s not nature versus nurture; but the interaction of nature and nurture, why does the debate still go on? James Tabery, Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Utah says it’s because those scientists aren’t just arguing about data and results. They’re engaged in a fundamentally philosophical debate about what “the interaction of nature and nurture” actually means. He says that “from disputes in the 1930s regarding eugenic sterilizations, to controversies in the 1970s about the gap in IQ scores for black and white Americans, to the contemporary debate about the causes of depression—this frustratingly persistent debate keeps emerging, even as the cast and context of each iteration of that debate changes from decade to decade.” Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 Tom Williams 43749 at http://upr.org Going Beyond Nature Versus Nurture Debate On Thursday's Access Utah "Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal" on Wednesday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/gulp-adventures-alimentary-canal-wednesdays-access-utah <p>In “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” Mary Roach explores the much-maligned but vital tube from mouth to rear that turns food into the nutrients that keep us alive. She introduces us to scientists who tackle questions no one else thinks to ask.&nbsp;Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? Can wine tasters really tell a $10 bottle from a $100 bottle? Why do Americans eat, on average, no more than thirty different foods on a regular basis? “Gulp” is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:50:59 +0000 Tom Williams 43750 at http://upr.org "Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal" on Wednesday's Access Utah Hard Twisted on Tuesday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/hard-twisted-tuesdays-access-utah <p>In May of 1934, outside of Hugo, Oklahoma, a homeless man and his 13 year-old daughter are befriended by a Texas drifter newly released from the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. The drifter, Clint Palmer, lures father and daughter to Texas, where the father, Dillard Garrett, mysteriously disappears, and where his daughter Lucile begins a one-year ordeal that culminates in four Utah killings and Palmer’s notorious Greenville, Texas “skeleton murder” trial of 1935.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:58:06 +0000 Tom Williams 43649 at http://upr.org Hard Twisted on Tuesday's Access Utah Lily Havey On Life In And After An Internment Camp on Monday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/lily-havey-life-and-after-internment-camp-mondays-access-utah <p>Lily Nakai and her family lived in southern California, where sometimes she and a friend dreamt of climbing the Hollywood sign that lit the night. At 10, believing that her family was simply going on a “camping trip,” she found herself living in a tar-papered barracks, nightly gazing out instead at a searchlight. She wondered if anything would ever be normal again.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:59:52 +0000 Tom Williams 43616 at http://upr.org Lily Havey On Life In And After An Internment Camp on Monday's Access Utah Nicholas Basbanes & The Two-Thousand Year History Of Paper On Thursday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/nicholas-basbanes-two-thousand-year-history-paper-thursdays-access-utah <p>Nicholas Basbanes is author of a trilogy on all things book-related including “A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books,” In his latest, “On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History,” he considers everything from paper’s invention in China two thousand years ago, which revolutionized human civilization, to its crucial role in the unfolding of historical events, political scandals, and sensational trials: from the American Revolution to the Pentagon Papers and Watergate.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:32:36 +0000 Tom Williams 43473 at http://upr.org Nicholas Basbanes & The Two-Thousand Year History Of Paper On Thursday's Access Utah The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld on Wednesday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/great-floodgates-wonderworld-wednesdays-access-utah <p>Justin Hocking, author of a new memoir, “The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld,” writes: “Fifteen years ago, I first dove into the immense, dark waters of Melville's masterpiece...I became obsessed with a book about obsession.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:47:12 +0000 Tom Williams 43415 at http://upr.org The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld on Wednesday's Access Utah The Most Trusted Man in America on Tuesday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/most-trusted-man-america-tuesdays-access-utah <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">For decades, Walter Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America." Millions across the nation welcomed him into their homes, first as a print reporter for the United Press on the front lines of World War II, and&nbsp; later, in the emerging medium of television, as a host of numerous documentary programs and as anchor of the&nbsp;</span><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"><span style="border: 1pt none windowtext; pa Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:57:51 +0000 Tom Williams 43357 at http://upr.org The Most Trusted Man in America on Tuesday's Access Utah Utah's Latino History on Monday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/utahs-latino-history-mondays-access-utah <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">Armando Solórzano, Director of Chicano Studies at the University of Utah, says that years of neglect and omission from historical records have taken their toll on the historical consciousness of Latinos in Utah. For a long time, many people, including a large percentage of the Latino community, believed that the presence of Latinos or their ancestors in the state was merely a twentieth-century phenomenon.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:36:35 +0000 Tom Williams 43295 at http://upr.org Utah's Latino History on Monday's Access Utah The Fight for Indian Rights Comes to Utah on Thursday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/fight-indian-rights-comes-utah-thursdays-access-utah <p>Sometime next year, a federal judge will decide whether Native Americans are still being shut out of political power in San Juan County, where now more than 52 percent of residents are Navajo or Ute tribal members. At issue will be the Navajo Nation’s claim that voting districts in the county have been gerrymandered to assure a permanent white majority in local elections.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:53:21 +0000 Tom Williams 43133 at http://upr.org The Fight for Indian Rights Comes to Utah on Thursday's Access Utah Human Trafficking on Wednesday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/human-trafficking-wednesdays-access-utah <p>Andrea Powell and Stephanie Henry join us Wednesday on Access Utah to discuss their work in helping victims of human trafficking. We’ll also share comments on human trafficking in Utah from our Public Insight Network. You can respond right now at www.upr.org. Click “Become a Source.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:47:47 +0000 Tom Williams 43069 at http://upr.org Human Trafficking on Wednesday's Access Utah