Sheri Quinn

Program Producer, Science Questions

Sheri Quinn has been doing science radio for the past twelve years. She started the very first science radio program in Utah in 1999, and since has produced multiple national and international broadcasts, including producing an audio series on the Aché in Paraguay and efforts to save the last remnants of the Atlantic Rain Forest.  She is a veteran reporter who has interviewed numerous world-leading scholars, corresponding for Voice of America and NPR.

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Science Questions
10:50 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Science Questions Revisits Austism and Genetics

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.  


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10:14 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Science Questions Explores Marijuana Policies And Prison Impact

Reverend Dr. Susan Thistlewaite

On Science Questions, producers Sheri Quinn and Suzi 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 Thistlewaite.  

Access Utah
9:57 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Conservation Writer Emma Marris On Friday's Access Utah

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 It is Natural Resources Week at Utah State University and the theme is "Go Wild, It's All Around you."  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.  


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11:25 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Epigenetics on Friday's Science Questions

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 studies how additional information can be added to the genome through processes called epigenetics. 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. 


Science Questions
10:59 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Utah's Geology and Biodynamic Farms on Science Questions

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.  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.

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Access Utah
10:01 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Fire History of Utah's Great Basin on Friday's Access Utah

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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. 

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Access Utah
3:45 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Utah's Contribution to Outer Space on Friday's Access Utah

Orion engine testing at ATK's Utah facility
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NASA 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 rocket are ready for launch towards deep space starting in early fall this year. 


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Access Utah
10:57 am
Fri February 21, 2014

"How to Love an Addict" on Friday's Access Utah

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."  It is a detailed personal account of her experience coping with a meth addicted son.  Rather than write another  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.  


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Access Utah
1:07 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Sage Grouse Controversy on Friday's Access Utah

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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 USU Sage Grouse expert Dr. Terry Mesmer about the plight of this controversial bird.

Then Science Questions explores the internationally recognized public toilet system in India. It’s simplicity will amaze you. 


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Access Utah
10:26 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Effects of Air Quality on Thursday's Access Utah

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On today's Encore presentation of Access Utah, Sheri Quinn meets with Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, a group of over 300 medical doctors, last year declared an air-pollution public health emergency on Capitol Hill. The problem has been so bad that it drew a crowd of about 5,000 citizens to the State Capitol in late January, now regarded as the largest air-pollution-specific protest in U.S. history.  Today, Dr. Roger Coulombe, professor of Toxicology at Utah State University, talks to Sheri Quinn about the side effects of bad in Cache Valley. 


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