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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Access Utah
10:17 am
Fri January 31, 2014

The Biology of African Lions on Friday's Access Utah

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World renowned researcher of African lion biology, Craig Packer, presented a seminar at Utah State University January 22nd to the Department of Wild land Resources.  Dr. Packer's work is revealing the impacts of top predators on ecosystems and his work may also explain why humans are afraid of the dark.

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Access Utah
9:41 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Kepler Space Mission On Friday's Access Utah

Welcome to Access Utah.  The Utah State University Science Unwrapped series this winter and spring focuses on "SuperPower Scientists."  Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to tonight's featured speaker astro-physicist Lucianne Walkowicz about NASA's Kepler Mission and the search for planets. 

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Science Questions
1:15 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Native American Documentarian Sterlin Harjo On Science Questions

Sterlin Harjo talks to Sheri Quinn and Suzy Montgomery about his film premiering at Sundance Film Festival, which begins Jan. 16.

We're taking the science out of SQ Radio program today, and featuring art. Cinematic art to be exact. The Utah Sundance Film Festival begins Jan. 16, and we present filmmaker Sterlin Harjo from Holdenville, Okla.

In 2006, Harjo was the youngest and first Native American to receive the United States Artist Fellowship.

Harjo joins SQ Radio to discuss his documentary film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival titled, "This May Be The Last Time."

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Access Utah
1:01 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Plants Evolve For Colder Temperatures: Evolution On Access Utah

USU Ecologist Dan McGlinn studies how ancient plants and modern plants are related, and how plants have adjusted to colder temperatures.
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Utah State University ecologist Daniel McGlinn was  part of a research team that created the largest evolutionary "time-tree" of plants.  This tree is helping scientists understand how plants evolved to tolerate frigid winter temperatures. Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to McGlinn about the project and his field of study macro-ecology.
 

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Access Utah
9:17 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Prison Plants And Teen Recovery Schools On Thursday's Access Utah

Mary Barkworth cataloging the inmate's plant work.
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Two Cache Valley women are giving Utah prisoners a new chance behind the bars using dried plants. Today on the program, producers Sheri Quinn and Elaine Taylor explore the "plants in jail" program started by Sara Lamb and Mary Barkworth, where inmates prepare plant material for the Utah State University herbarium.  

    

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Access Utah
7:35 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Exploring Mars On Friday's Access Utah

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The Dutch company Mars One Foundation announced this week they have received more than 20,000 applications from aspiring astronauts who are willing to travel to mars on a one-way ticket.  Friday on Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks to aerospace engineer Walter Holemans, who joins her from Washington DC to talk about why he thinks they should stay on earth.  Mr. Holemans also sums up the major accomplishments of the aerospace industry in 2013.  


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Access Utah
11:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Snakes and their Bad Reputation on Friday's Access Utah

USU graduate student Andrew Durso thinks snakes get a bad wrap and is working hard to change their bad reputation with his online blog titled “Life is short but snakes are long.” He has garnered an online following including editors of the magazine “Scientific American.” This Monday, Dec. 9, he is co-hosting a Blog Carnival in recognition of the year of the snake. Sheri Quinn talks to Durso about his reptile research and online success.

    

 

After, Science Questions presents an encore presentation featuring the group of journalist for PBS Newshour's series "Coping with Climate Change-Arctic Thaw."

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Access Utah
10:39 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Aude Peden Talks Parasatic Nemotodes On Friday's Access Utah

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The World Health Organization estimates 2.9 billion people are infected with parasitic nematodes, or roundworms. They also effect insects and plants, and have a significant financial impact on agriculture world wide, worsening the global food shortage. Today on the program, reporters Sheri Quinn and Suzy   Montgomery present new research conducted by University of Utah scientist Aude Peden. She offers hope for new drugs to combat the infestation of parasitic nematodes. After, two Utah cheesemongers from Whole Foods in Salt Lake City discuss the best cheeses for your holiday dinner table.  


Access Utah
10:30 am
Fri November 15, 2013

The Food Safety Modernization Act on Friday's Access Utah

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The Food Safety Modernization Act is the first major update of federal food safety laws since 1938. FSMA gives the FDA new abilities to prevent food safety problems, detect and respond to food safety issues, and improve the safety of imported foods. The act is geared to help prevent the outbreaks of food-borne illnesses that are on the rise-- though seldom traced back to small local producers. 


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Science Questions
10:31 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Exploring Fire on Science Questions

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Science Questions explores the phenomena of fire. Sheri Quinn covers two different stories about fire, from two very different people: A scientists and a writer. Tune into to hear how fire changes science, ecosystems and human energy. 

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