Science Questions

Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

We are SQRadio: two women who produce a weekly science radio show for public radio to promote science, technology and science education through stories that move listeners to action, laud innovators and redefine American heroes.

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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.  

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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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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."

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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Access Utah
10:27 am
Fri November 1, 2013

The Colorado River on Friday's Access Utah

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Today on Access Utah, Jack Schmidt, professor in Utah State University’s Department of Watershed Sciences and head of the U.S. 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, starting in 1996, in an effort to restore habitats altered by the use of dams. 

   

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Science Questions
10:43 am
Fri October 18, 2013

The Paleo Diet Explored on Science Questions

Science Questions explores the Paleo Diet that has swept the nation in recent years.  The diet promotes eating like a hunter gatherer, which means cutting out most breads, dairy and processed foods.  


Science Questions
10:59 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Colorado Floods with Laura Pritchett on Science Questions

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Science Questions explores the recent Colorado flood with author Laura Pritchett.  She watched and listened to the flood from her Colorado home and observed the aftermath that included thousands of gallons of fracking fluid leaking into the rivers.  She recalls her shocking experiences writing about the disaster, after seeing the damage from an airplane.


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Programs
10:38 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Health and Air Pollution on Friday's Access Utah

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Cache Valley has some of the worst air in the nation a few days out of the year, typically in the winter time.  Even short-term exposure to air pollution can cause long-term health effects according to studies conducted at Utah State University.  Today on the program, Utah State University toxicologist Dr. Roger Coloumbe joins us to discuss the Cache Valley air pollution studies and how it impacts our health. 

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