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
9:47 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Encore Presentation with Temple Grandin on Science Questions

This program originally aired June 5th 2013.

The most famous person with autism, Temple Grandin, has a new book out called The Autistic Brain-Thinking Across the Spectrum, and it is currently number 21 on the best seller list. On the program, producer Sheri Quinn presents this two-part program on autism.  In the first half, Temple Grandin talks about the book, her latest research in the livestock industry, and what she thinks parents, clinicians, and educators should be doing to improve the lives of children with autism.

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Science Questions
10:21 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Climate Change Explored by Native Alaskan Culture

Credit climateavenue.com

Temperatures in the Arctic are warming twice as fast as any other place on the planet. Science Questions takes us behind the scenes of this week’s PBS NEWSHOUR report: Climate Change- Arctic Thaw, a three part series chronicling the cascading effects of climate change on the environment and lifestyle of the Native Alaskans, The Eskimos. 


Science Questions
10:25 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Community Supported Farms Explored on Science Questions

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There is a sustainability movement blossoming across thee Unites States, and it's community supported agricultural farms are an incredible result of the trend over the past decade. Utah State University Naturalist Roslynn Brain shares Utah's efforts towards a more sustainable future and how you can eat your way to a smaller carbon footprint.

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Access Utah
2:07 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Friday's Access Utah explores Cache Valley's challenges with global warming

Image courtesy of lookingatthewest.com

Our Earth is warming. Earth's average temperature has risen by 1.4 degrees farenheit over the past century, and is projected to rise another 2 to 11.5 degrees over the next hundred years, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. Small changes in the average temperature of the planet can cause potentially dangerous shifts in climate and weather. Humans are largely responsible.

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Science Questions
1:59 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Science Questions: Global population and environmental health

Science Questions explores global population and environmental health. Our planet has reached a milestone: In 2011, the world population reached 7 billion people and by the end of the century, it will top 10 billion. Unsustainable human population growth and over consumption are driving species extinct, and destroying wildlife habitat.

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Access Utah
12:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Hope for Stopping the spread of Melanoma

  Researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City have identified a key protein with a role in the metastasis of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.  Today on the program, Dr. Allie Grossman, the lead author of the study published in the online journal, Science Signaling, joins us to talk about the finding that offers hope in stopping melanoma from spreading in the body.  


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Access Utah
11:33 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Plants in Prison and Racing on Access Utah Friday

  Two Cache Valley women are giving Utah prisoners a new chance behind bars and beyond.  Their tool is a dried plant.  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 glue plant material onto archival paper for the Utah State University Herbarium.  

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Access Utah
12:58 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Agriculture and Climate Change on Access Utah Friday

  Last year, agricultural producers experienced the worst drought in generations. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced this week the department's vision for agriculture in the face of evolving environmental challenges.  Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to USDA spokesperson Blake Walbeck about the challenges ahead for farmers and ranchers in Utah and discusses conservation stewardship funding available to producers in Utah and nationwide. 


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Access Utah
12:35 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Temple Grandin and Christopher Gauthier on Access Utah Friday

  The most famous person with autism, Temple Grandin, has a new book out called The Autistic Brain-Thinking Across the Spectrum, and it is currently number 21 on the best seller list. On the program, producer Sheri Quinn presents this two-part program on autism.  In the first half, Temple Grandin talks about the book, her latest research in the livestock industry, and what she thinks parents, clinicians, and educators should be doing to improve the lives of children with autism.


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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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