Under the 1906 Antiquities Act, U.S. Presidents have the power to unilaterally create National Monuments. President Obama used this power in March to add 1,665 acres to the California Coastal National Monument.
Three BASE jumpers have been killed in the last two months in Utah. BASE jumping, (BASE stands for “Building, Antenna, Span, Earth,”) The sport grew out of skydiving (some skydivers feel that BASE jumping gives their sport a bad image.) BASE jumping has started to gain a more mainstream following in the last fifteen years.
You're probably not thinking about the Arctic now that spring is here, but March is the month when the sea ice is at its maximum. UPR's Jennifer Pemberton flew over the Arctic this month and has this reflection on the season's melt and the more serious melt.
Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. Get ready for a night of new releases in blues this week, as I feature the very talented Brooks Williams, and the master Texas guitarist Steve Howell. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Lowell Levinger, Guy Davis, and Damon Fowler, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
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.
It is Natural Resources Week at Utah State University and the theme is "Go Wild, It's All Around you." Nature writer Emma Marris was a featured speaker during this week's celebration and she joins us today on the program to talk about the latest wave in conservation and her new book, The Rambunctious Garden, that is changing and challenging our traditional views of conservation.