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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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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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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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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
10:50 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
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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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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Access Utah
2:26 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Dinosaurs and Paleontology on Access Utah Friday

Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Carpenter about recent advances in the study of dinosaurs and why Utah is one of the best places on earth to study them.  

At 9:30 science questions explores the era after the extinction of the dinosaurs, the Eocene, where mammals ruled the planet.

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Science Questions
4:56 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Downwinders

There isn't anyone in the U.S. who isn't a downwinder. In collaboration with local artists, Utah state history, and City Academy Charter School, Higher Ground Learning, a creative learning center for youth and 5 teenagers, explored nuclear testing, power and waste from their classroom and from their camp-out in the Utah West Desert, one of the areas hardest hit by the nuclear fall-out.

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