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.

Science Questions presents new research at Utah State University on climate change in Utah, a new study on the effects of nature on infants, and then SQ radio presents a story that traces the moon landing to find out about the mysterious "moon tree."  

Science Questions profiles two farmers living on opposite sides of the country, but whom are both profoundly impacted by the oil and gas industry. Science Questions goes to the heart of farm land in Ohio and Utah, where natural gas extraction and farming collide. 

 Science Questions profiles the work of paleogeologist Lonnie Thompson, famous for his ice archive and studies of melting glacial ice. 

Science Questions goes into the heart of Nine Mile Canyon in Eastern Utah, where the oil and gas industry has a stronghold. But while extracting natural resources, they are also preserving the canyon's rock art legacy and cultural resources. 

Science Questions presents a profile of an infamous Amur Tiger who stalked his human hunter in Siberia with Canadian author John Valliant. 

Science questions profiles one of the largest and oldest known organisms on earth that resides right here in Utah: a type of quaking aspen. 

Dr. Craig Stanford, author of “The Last Tortoise” goes in-depth about the plight of the tortoise across the globe. Tortoise populations are declining, partly because they are being taken as pets and for a food source, and Stanford offers his solutions to increasing their numbers and habitat. 

Science Questions is part three in a series on teens and addiction. This episode  presents a new education trend geared toward treating and educating youth who struggle with addiction. These "Recovery Schools" are blooming across the nation, healing students and giving them a second chance at life and graduation.  The program features students from Valley High School in Salt Lake, and discuss the stigma of the school, and how they got an education that helped them grow there.

Today we feature a full hour of Science Questions, discussing the growing problem of teen drug use. From Marajuana to Oxycontin, teens tell their stories of addiction, rehabilitation, and growth. We hear from psychologists and non-professionals alike. 

Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery talk to the past and current members of the Conservation Corps. From the time of the Great Depression on, Americans have been actively engaged in conserving the wilderness for future generations. The duo talks to past members of the corps, teaching their experiences and telling their stories, along with how newcomers are changing the landscape today. Utah Conservation Corps members discuss their involvement and motivation for helping with the conservation of the American lands. 

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