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
2:53 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Christine Geery and her book "A Heart Full of Hope" on Access Utah Friday

 

During the first half of Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks with author Christine Geery about her first book, "A Heart Full of Hope." In the book, she tells the stories of what she calls her "ordinary life." Each story reveals the extraordinary experiences many of us can relate to but oftentimes overlook.

 


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Access Utah
11:50 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Infection and Genes on Science Questions Friday

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A new University of Utah study released in late February reveals the rate of infections from surgeries is actually in our genes, meaning that some who get an infection as a result of surgery can blame it on their relatives, even distant ones.

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Access Utah
10:57 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Changes in Utah's Outdated Mental Health System on Friday's Access Utah

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Host Sheri Quinn presents a one-hour special report about the history of Utah's mental health system called "The State of the Utah's Health." Changes have taken place over the last couple of years to overhaul what mental health industry experts call an outdated system that does not work and is currently in crisis. 

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Science Questions
1:32 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Author Matt Richtell Talks About His New Book "The Cloud" on Friday's Access Utah

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On today's Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks to New York Times technology reporter Matt Richtell about his new novel,"The Cloud." In his book, Ricktell weaves today's cutting edge technology into a suspenseful story about the addictive power of technology that keeps you gripped to the last page.  In the second half, Science Questions explores the effects of climate change from new climate data and how changes in national energy plans can benefit the economy.

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Access Utah
10:50 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Kayaking and Apes on Friday's Access Utah

We talk with Utah State University physicist Jeff Hazboun about his kayaking adventure along a stretch of the Kamchatka River in eastern Russia where he collected water samples for scientific research. He also took part in a National Geographic television series and discovered new whitewater.  He will be Friday night's featured speaker for USU's Science Unwrapped.

On the second half we discuss apes related to the  poaching in Africa. 

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Access Utah
10:08 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

The Endangered Gunnison Sage Grouse on Friday's Access Utah

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On Science Questions we discuss the fate of the rare bird, the Gunnison Sage Grouse. It has been recommended by the U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service to be listed as an endangered species. These curious birds inhabit small portions in Colorado and Utah and number from 3,000-5,000.

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Science Questions
12:17 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Coyote Controversy on Friday's Science Questions

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Coyotes are the most abundant predator in America. Today we talk about the controversial K9 and it’s perseverance in the West and question the force of human kind and nature. 

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Science Questions
2:36 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Robotics and Drug Cartel on Friday’s Access Utah

On today’s program, we  look at the first installment of a series featuring artists and engineers from across the nation. Gabriel Hugh Elkaim, an associate professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, joins us to discuss robotics. He developed one of the first robotic lawn mowers and in college, designed a winged, robotic catamaran. This design is used as a model for other robotic boats.  

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Environment
11:50 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Sage Grouse May Be Added to Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.  Most of the roughly 5,000 Gunnison sage-grouse are in Colorado but a small population of about 150 birds nest in southeastern Utah in Monticello.  According to USFWS supervisor of ecological services in Colorado Patti Gillet, the agency has until September 2013 to determine if the species will be listed as endangered.
 

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Science Questions
2:45 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Aché Indians Focus of New Book on Science Questions

Archeological data suggests the Aché Indians lived and hunted throughout the Atlantic rainforest in Paraguay for thousands of years. Now they are cornered near a shrinking region of the endangered forest, rich in biodiversity and hosts several species threatened with extinction. One Salt Lake resident worked with the tribe. His book tells the story of a fictional band of Aché forced to deal with the diminishing forest in "The Shrinking Jungle.

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