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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
10:50 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Economist Laurie Johnson On Access Utah

  A recent study released by the natural resources defense council, a national not-for-profit environmental group, shows taxpayers spend roughly 1,000 dollars per year in extreme weather events related to climate change.  Economist Laurie Johnson joins us to talk about the monetary, environmental and health costs of climate change.  she also offers solutions to work towards a cleaner energy future. 

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Access Utah
11:47 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Epigenetics, Our Parents and Our Future

  The once quiet field of epigenetics is now making big waves in the biological sciences.  Laboratories across the world are filling up with researchers studying the human epi-genome.  It literally means above the genome.  On the program, producer Sheri Quinn explores this paradigm shift in biology with German scientist Wolf Riek, recognized as a world leader in the field of epi-genetics.  


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Access Utah
11:26 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Afghanistan and the Conservation Corps on Access Utah

  Aired: 5/10/13 We hear about the war in Afghanistan from the perspective of one of the nation's leading industrialists there until the 1980s.  Author Nasser Shansab joins us to talk about his experience growing up in Afghanistan within one of the nation's most prominent families and how his forced exile influenced his unique role in the u.s us government.  

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Access Utah
11:43 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Matt Richtel, Author of "The Cloud," on Access Utah Friday

Today on the program, "The Cloud" by Matt Richtel is a non-stop thriller that melds cutting edge science with a technological mystery. We talk with the New York Times reporter Matt Richtel about his new book "The Cloud."

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Science Questions
7:02 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Our Water Supply and the Great Salt Lake on Access Utah Friday

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A clean and abundant water supply is the most pressing issue facing our society today. Joining Sheri Quinn on the program is Utah State University water quality expert Nancy Mesner. She works with state agencies to ensure our watersheds remain healthy into the future.


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Science Questions
2:24 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Author of "Running Random Road" and Robotics on Access Utah Friday

On the program, Sheri Quinn talks to author Caleb Daniloff about his new book called "Running Ransom Road," a vivid account of his 18-month-long experience running marathons in the cities he wrecked havoc in as an alcoholic. With each marathon, he confronted the past and paved his road to redemption.


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Science Questions
1:00 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

The Vernal Oil Boom and Space Exploration on Access Utah Friday

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Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to author David Gessner about his latest article "How Vernal Utah Grew to Love Big Oil" in the March 2013 issue of One Earth magazine.


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Science Questions
7:27 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

The Colorado River and the Glen Canyon Dam on Access Utah Friday

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Jack Schmidt, professor in Utah State University's department of watershed sciences and head of the US Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, has long studied the Colorado River. He's among the team of scientists that designed a series of controlled releases of water from Glen Canyon Dam in an effort to restore habitats altered by the use of dams. 

On the program, Schmidt discusses the history of the Colorado River and the environmental and political threats the waterway is currently under and how they will impact the future uses of the river. 

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Access Utah
10:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Prehistoric Rock Art and Fracking on Friday's Access Utah

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Today on the program producer's Sheri Quinn and Elaine Taylor explore Nine Mile Canyon, known as the world's longest prehistoric rock art gallery. Because of the boom in gas and oil exploration in the area, archeologists have been able to uncover ancient mysteries buried beneath the canyon's narrow corridors.


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Access Utah
2:29 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

University of Utah Study of Melanoma on Friday's Access Utah

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A University of Utah study released this month offers hope in stopping melanoma from spreading. Researcher’s found that inhibiting certain proteins prevents metastasis in lungs in mice. Today on the program, Dr. Allie Grossman, co-author of the study, joins us to discuss the study and melanoma – the most serious forma of skin cancer.


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