It's tomatoes and tulips on today's Zesty Garden. USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost will help you grow the best tomatoes, while Helen Cannon discusses when one tulip bulb was worth the price of a ship!
If the trends of population growth and richer diets continue, experts say that by 2050 we will need to double the amount of crops we grow. Jonathan Foley, author of “Food: Feeding Nine Billion” in the May edition of National Geographic is director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota.
Go back a few generations and odds are that your family lived and worked on a farm. We’re going to go back to our roots with USU professors Joyce Kinkead, Evelyn Funda, and Lynne McNeill, authors of “Farm: A Multi-Modal Reader,” which explores what farms, farming, and farmers mean to us as a culture.
Today's Access Utah is a rebroadcast of a program that originally aired April 29, 2013.
In the late 1940s Helmuth Hubener, a Mormon teenager, decided to leave Hitler’s Youth and confront the Nazi regime and his church leaders. Eventually, he was excommunicated from his church and became one of the youngest opponents of the Third Reich to be executed.
On the show this week, I feature the tight harmony from the new band, The Amigos, and the latest from the 2-time Juno Award winner, Shari Ulrich. I’ll also play songs from new alums by C Daniel Boling, Katey Laurel, and Arthur Davenport, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday, at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.
Hi, this is Blair Larsen, host of Fresh Folk. On the show this week, I feature the tight harmony from the new band, The Amigos, and the latest from the 2-time Juno Award winner, Shari Ulrich. I’ll also play songs from new alums by C Daniel Boling, Katey Laurel, and Arthur Davenport, to name just a few. Tune in this Saturday, at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.
Friday on Access Utah we’ll hear from some of the 16 Moab students who showed up recently for the town’s first “Rock Camp.” Then from the UPR series “My Address Is…” we’ll meet Don Baldwin, who grew up in Salt Lake City but decided as a young man that he wanted to be a dairy farmer; and the Landau family, who live in the city and bike to work and hike from home.
Finally we’ll talk to a woman whose address is often “The Road:” National Geographic photographer, Karen Kasmauski, who explores how science allows us to understand ourselves and how that shapes our destiny.
In the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus wrote of a high plateau in a mountainous region where there were gold-digging ants. This launched the myth of Tibet as a place of beauty, riches and peace. University of Cambridge Professors, Lezlee Brown Halper and Stefan Halper, were invited to visit Tibet in 1997 as guests of the Chinese government.
This is program originally broadcast on December 10, 2013.
Utah has been the focal point for many brave settlers yearning for a new way of life. While Utah's Mormon legacy is well documented, there are lesser-known stories that contribute to the state's history. In “Hidden History of Utah,” public historian, author and history columnist Eileen Hallet Stone looks into the state's forgotten past and presents a revelatory collection of tales culled from her Salt Lake Tribune "Living History" column.