Science Questions profiles the oil and gas industry, particularly the technique called horizontal hydraulic fracturing. It's like a modern-day gold rush and it is breaking new ground in pockets all over the nation bringing jobs and money to the towns near you.
Today on Access Utah, Sheri Quinn explores a future where gasoline is obsolete and cars run on electrically charged roadways. BMW engineer Jesse Schnieder is on an international task force that is setting the standards for the next generation of electric cars.
At 9:30, Science Questions profiles the oil and gas industry, particularly the technique called horizontal hydraulic fracturing. It's like a modern-day gold rush and it is breaking new ground in pockets all over the nation bringing jobs and money to the towns near you.
BURN is the groundbreaking new series from The Public Radio Energy Project and hosted by veteran journalist and master storyteller Alex Chadwick, who is on a mission to begin a conversation we hope will start our nation on the road to a better energy future.
BURN is a 4-part documentary series. Parts 1 and 2 air in spring 2012. Parts 3 and 4 air in fall 2012.
UPR is featuring periodic programs on voting and the political process as we move toward Election Day 2012.
Thursday on Access Utah we’ll check in on the candidates and the issues, looking back on the political conventions and looking ahead to the primary election.
Our guests will include state Democratic party chairman Jim Dabakis and state Republican party chairman Thomas Wright, Deseret News columnists Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb, and University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers.
Tom Williams talks to Lee G. Cantwell about his book Mother George, the Midwife Who Shocked Grays Lake.
Cantwell's book is historical fiction based on the amazing factual story of a black midwife who practiced her art in southeastern Idaho for 40 years and died around 1919. When Mother George died, the women who were dressing her for burial discovered she was a man.
We participate in an ongoing national discussion on bullying today. A young man in Iowa, Kenneth Weishuhn, recently committed suicide after he was bullied when he came out as gay. The Sioux City Journal responded by devoting its front page to an editorial headlined “We must stop bullying. It starts here. And it starts now.” The editorial board said: “We are all to blame. We have not done enough. Not nearly enough.”
Some of the best tastes of late spring are developing right now, including strawberries . You can grow them as big as your fist or as small as the tip of your pinky finger, and everyone knows they are infinitely better plucked from the garden than anything you can buy in the store. Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed & Garden in Logan is our guest on the gardening segment of Access Utah today and happy to take your questions.
On the show this week, I feature the folk-bluegrass album from Rita Hosking, and the affecting new album from Vance Gilbert. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Greg Engle, Kate Campbell, and Jenny Bienemann, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.