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
6:31 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

What's in Your School Lunch

For most of us, no matter how far removed, the words "Back to School" conjure up strong images. This week, Science Questions is going back to school and heralding two exceptional science teachers.

Access Utah
6:25 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

From the Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference

Electricity is the future of transportation according to engineers at the Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference in Park City, Utah, today. Presenter John Boys, Professor of Electronics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, pioneered the technology called "inductive power transfer" that allows vehicles to receive electric power from roads, doing away with the need to fuel up or plug in. With escalating gas prices Boys says we need an alternative to keep our cities moving.

At 9:30 Science Questions Explores what's in your school lunch.

Science Questions
2:52 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Singing about Einstein's Dreams

Science Questions presents a one-hour special today with Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams, musician Randall Williams, and a talented group of junior high students at Salt Lake Arts Academy who created songs, along with Williams, about time based on Lightman's book. Their journey offers a unique window into the power of hands-on education and the beauty of blending the arts and sciences.

Science Questions
3:18 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

The Biology of Aggression

Science Questions explores the biology of aggression and new research showing the social and physical environment has a lot of influence in sculpting our human genome.

Access Utah
2:53 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Col. James Harvey III, Honored this Week in Utah

One of the first African American fighter pilots, Lieutenant Colonel James Harvey III, was honored Thursday at Hill Air Force Base. On Access Utah today, we join the celebration in action at the Air Force Base Museum, where the Colonel gave his inspirational speech about the first group of African Americans to fight in World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen.

At 9:30 Science Questions explores the biology of aggression and new research showing the social and physical environment has a lot of influence in sculpting our human genome.
 

Access Utah
5:30 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Gardening is Back! (and More Sundance Coverage)

Gardening is back! Today on the first half of Access Utah, Jerry Goodspeed joins us from Odgen. He's the Weber County Horticulture Specialist with the USU extension. We'll discuss catalog ordering and some unique plants that might find a home in your garden this year.

On the second half, we'll feature some Sundance reviews and interviews from UPR's Sheri Quinn, Steven Smith, and Tom Williams.

Science Questions
4:24 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

"Extreme Ice Survey" Hits the Silver Screen

Today Science Questions presents a one-hour Sundance Film Festival special broadcast profiling one of the festival's documentary film highlights, Chasing Ice.

Photographer James Balog turned his 2007 National Geographic cover story about melting glaciers into a monumental five-year photography project about climate change. The documentary, directed by Jeff Orlowski, follows Balog's "extreme ice survey" -- an experiment that placed time-lapse cameras across three continents to capture massive ice melting and the effects of climate change.

Science Questions
3:00 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Living with Fracking

Zack Pontious' artistic interpretation of a hydrofracking site.

Science Questions takes you into the lives of Pennsylvania residents who are personally being impacted by drilling for highly profitable natural gas and what scientists are saying about the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, gaining attention across the nation.

Access Utah
2:54 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Robert Redford on Access Utah

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival officially opened Thursday in Park City. Today on the program we join Sundance founder and actor Robert Redford and two of his cohorts at the opening day press conference, where they discuss what's new this year. Redford reveals some of the major changes and challenges he has had to endure and face during the festival's history.

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.

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