A series of Tanner Talks continues at USU on Wednesday with a panel discussion called “Community and the Demise of Local Newspapers.” Media veterans will offer their insights, concerns, warnings and prognostications as local newspapers struggle and community news evolves. Organizer and Assistant Professor in the USU Department of Journalism and Communication Matthew LaPlante, quoted in USU Today, said “I love newspapers. That’s where I come from but we have to start opening up people to the idea that, yes, there are things that we are losing as local newspapers decline. But this also gives us an opportunity to redefine the ways we communicate in our communities.”
On Veterans Day we consider the problems of returning military veterans and how we can help. Joining us are Matthew LaPlante, USU Assistant Professor of Journalism, and U. S. Navy veteran, who covered veterans issues for the Salt Lake Tribune for 7 years; former Executive Director at the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, and U. S. Army veteran, Terry Schow; Public Affairs Officer for the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and veteran, Jill Atwood; and former US Army Captain Stacy Bare, Director of Sierra Club Outdoors Mission, an initiative to reconnect Americans, veterans in particular, to the outdoors and to use nature to facilitate reintegration.
Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley and tequila from agave. Today on the Zesty Garden is an encore interview with Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist. On Petals and Prose is a personal essay from Helen Cannon as she remembers Chadwick's Perennials in Willard, UT.
USU Facilities Certified Arborist, Preston Colver, helps you finish up outside gardening tasks. Also, he'll help you know when your trees are approaching their life limit. On Petals and Prose, Nancy Williams chats about spiders.
How do you keep the creepy crawlers out of your home? Diane Alston, USU Extension Entomologist will help you on today's Zesty Garden. In Petals and Prose, Helen Cannon refers to the Canadian Settler's Guide.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration is accepting public comments for the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act, through November 15, 2013. In its current form the rule, if passed, could cost farmers thousands of dollars every week or month. Farmers will have to comply with new regulations such as mandatory weekly water testing and treatment, wildlife monitoring and rigorous manure and composting standards. It threatens the subsistence of small, local farms with small profits, at a time when they are on the rise across the U.S.
During the period of October 1, 2000 to April 30, 2013 the remains of 2,541 migrants who had crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally, were recovered from Cochise, Pima and Yuma counties in Arizona, according to the AZ Daily Star Recovered Human Remains Project. In order to store the bodies, Pima County installed a second morgue refrigerator. They call it the Second Cooler.
Nicholas Basbanes, author of a trilogy on all things book-related including “A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books,” is out with a new book: “On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand Year History,” in which he considers everything from paper’s invention in China two thousand years ago, which revolutionized human civilization, to its crucial role in the unfolding of historical events, political scandals, and sensational trials: from the American Revolution to the Pentagon Papers and Watergate.
In 1991, riots began in New York City after a white Hasidic Jew struck two black children while driving in Crown Heights, killing one of them. A rumor started that emergency responders rushed to help the Jewish men in the car, but not the children. When the news spread, anti-Semitic violence left one Jewish man dead — despite the fact that the he wasn’t involved in the crash. Jacob Dorman, Assistant Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Kansas, says that these events upset the narrative about the two communities as allies in the civil rights movement.