Utah News
5:45 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Starlicide Used to Kill Hundreds of Starlings

Utah wildlife officials have confirmed that a known poison killed hundreds of European starlings last month. Officials still don't know who used the poison called Starlicide.

Government agencies routinely kill starlings when flocks become a nuisance, but officials say they aren't responsible for the starlings that have been turning up dead around northern Utah.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources say that tests showed that Starlicide was used to kill about 400 starlings found dead at a Clearfield park.

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Elaine Thatcher is an independent folklorist working in the West. She produces stories for the Contemporary Western Women series.

Contemporary Western Women
5:08 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Claudia and Don Proffit

Claudia and Don Proffit are lifelong ranchers. The tell the story of the 1983 - 1984 floods that prevented them from getting to their cattle on Antelope Island and the lengths they went through to take care of their animals in these extreme circumstances.

Utah Public Radio collaborates with several local organizations to bring you these short segments every week.

Utah News
4:57 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Body Found in Grand Canyon National Park

The body of a yet unidentified man has been recovered in Grand Canyon National Park. According to park spokesperson Shannan Marcak the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a deceased person near the South Kaibab Trail.

Upon arriving at the scene, rangers found the body of an unidentified male about one-third mile from the trailhead, near Yaki Point. Rangers made their initial investigations, then carried the body to the rim. The body was first taken to the park's emergency operations center and then on to the Coconino County medical examiner.

Science Questions
4:47 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Fire: Science and Magic

Friday, January 13

Science Questions explores the intersection between science and magic through the lens of two storytellers who are enchanted by the ability of fire to transform nature.

Access Utah
4:44 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

A World Without Fish

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Friday, January 13

In his histories of cod and oysters, author Mark Kurlansky described how those species once thrived in the wild, and how they were depleted. His latest book, A World Without Fish, details how humans are destroying ocean life and how that destruction will affect the entire planet. Sheri Quinn talks to Kurlansky about his book and what we can do to help preserve the oceans.

At 9:30, Science Questions explores the intersection between science and magic through the lens of two storytellers who are enchanted by the ability of fire to transform nature.

Weather
4:28 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

A.M. Forecast - Friday 1/13

Friday's forecast brought to you by the Utah Climate Center.

The Two-Way
4:18 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Russian Spacecraft Expected To Crash Into Earth This Weekend

The Zenit-2SB rocket with Phobos-Grunt (Phobos-Soil) craft blasts off from its launch pad at the Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Oleg Urusov AP

Originally published on Sat January 14, 2012 3:33 pm

There are two stories about space junk today: First, the AP reports that the International Space Station had to fire its engines to move out of the way of some space junk.

"NASA officials said debris from an old U.S. private communication satellite would have come within three miles of the orbiting outpost on Friday had the station not changed its orbit," the AP reports.

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Commentary
4:15 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

It's Malanka!

If you're following the Julian calendar, the holidays are still in full swing. This weekend is Malanka, or Ukrainian New Year. Jennifer Pemberton tells us how to celebrate.

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