Middle East
5:07 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Israel, West Bank Settlers Brace For Showdown

Israel's Supreme Court has ruled the West Bank Jewish settlement outpost of Migron must be destroyed by August 2012.
Sebastian Scheiner AP

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 8:33 pm

Just two months ago, Aviela Deitch was proud to show off what residents had built on the hilltop outpost of Migron, just a few miles away from the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the West Bank.

At that time, the Israeli Supreme Court had already ruled that Migron was sitting on private Palestinian property and had ordered Migron settlers to evacuate.

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Fresh Folk
4:36 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Fresh Folk - March 31

On the show this week, I feature the honest songwriting on Meg Braun’s new album, and the new release of Woody Guthrie songs done by John McCutcheon. I’ll also play songs from Freebo, Wing and Hollow, and the Blue Sundays, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Radio Cosmopolis
4:24 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Radio Cosmopolis - March 30

This week brings you a special fund drive episode, including examples of Afro-Rock, classic reggae and dancehall, Cuban rumbero, gypsy punk, Texas folk blues, and much more.

Commentary
4:19 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The World Economy in the Tropic of Cancer

Yes, the world economy reaches down to Baja California. Ed Kociela tells us how his place in the world is affected by all the other places in the world.

Utah News
4:13 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

FLDS Leader Gets Max Punishment in Texas for Bigamy

Wendell Loy Nielson has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine for each of his 3 counts of bigamy -- the maximum penalty under Texas law. While his defense lawyers argued that Nielson was not guilty of bigamy because his extra relationships were not legal marriages, the jury disagreed. Nielson is also alleged to have conducted ceremonies, marrying girls 12- and 16-years-old to Warren Jeffs. He has allegedly been involved in the marriages of 37 girls of that age.  

Science Questions
3:51 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The Paleo Diet

Science Questions takes a comprehensive look at what's called the "Paleo Diet", a way of eating that mimics diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors: lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Shots - Health Blog
3:49 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Scientific Journals Plan To Publish Contentious Bird Flu Research

Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 4:12 pm

A government advisory committee has reconsidered its advice to keep certain details of bird flu experiments secret.

Revised versions of manuscripts that describe two recent studies can be openly published, the committee now says. The decision could help end a contentious debate that has raged within the scientific community for months.

In response, the editors of two journals immediately said they planned to publish the research soon.

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Access Utah
3:46 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

From the Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference

Electric roads could power cars in the near future. Today, on Access Utah, we re-broadcast our episode on the international Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference, held in Park City last month.

At 9:30 Science Questions takes a comprehensive look at what's called the "Paleo Diet", a way of eating that mimics diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors: lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Weather
3:26 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Friday Forecast - 3/30

Warm and windy and very spring-like weather all over the state. Listen to the UCC forecast for temps and a little window into the weekend.

The Salt
3:26 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Is That A Crushed Bug In Your Frothy Starbucks Drink?

The tiny white insects that feed on cactus turn into red cochineal when crushed. Starbucks uses the dye in some of its products.
Flickr via Wikimedia Commons

Call it the tempest in the Frappuccino. Some Starbucks patrons have been distressed to learn that the chain's Strawberry and Creme Frappuccino owes its pink coloring to crushed insects.

The coloring in question, cochineal, is made from a tiny white insect, Dactylopius coccus. When crushed, its body exudes a brilliant red color. Cochineal has been used as a coloring for foods and makeup for centuries.

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