Dr. Vernon L. Smith was teaching at Purdue in 1955 when he decided to test out an approach he hoped would help his students better understand how the marketplace functions. He conducted a classroom experiment that had half his students selling fictitious goods to the other students who were acting as buyers. That led to his research in experimental economics which eventually won him the Nobel Prize in 2002.
Get ready...Get set...Plant! Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden in Logan is in studio to help you get growin' on the upcoming garden season. Nancy Williams also gives you some highlights from The Wind in the Willows on Petals and Prose.
For the first fourteen years of their marriage, Utah residents Curtis and Pauline Hansen had it all--laughter, babies, vacations, and ball games--but the nine years that follow define their future, and it all begins with a dream. Curtis believes his dream to be direct revelation that they will receive a very large sum of money, but to receive it, they must play and win what is revealed to Curtis as The Game, a test to prove their faithfulness to each other.
The title of a recent rally at the State Capitol aptly describes the feelings of many Utahns: “Clean Air, No Excuses.” We’re going to open the phones and email to you on Tuesday’s AU to tell us what your experience has been with this bad air. And: how do we solve the problem? What to do in the meantime? We’ll also be talking with rally organizer, Carl Ingwell; and with members of the newly-formed Clean Air Caucus of the Utah Legislature. We’ll talk with Representatives Ed Redd and Patrice Arent.
On the opening day of the 2014 Utah Legislature we’re at the State Capitol. We’ll speak with Utah Governor Gary Herbert; Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund; Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis; House Majority Leader Brad Dee; and House Assistant Minority Whip Rebecca Chavez-Houck. We’ll discuss air quality, education, the economy, Medicaid expansion, the budget and more.
On the show this week, I feature the new collection of songs for a full year of holidays from Debi Smith, and the new album of duets from Willie Nelson. I’ll also play songs from new discs by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Diana Jones and Thomas Hine, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm, for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Welcome to Access Utah. The Utah State University Science Unwrapped series this winter and spring focuses on "SuperPower Scientists." Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to tonight's featured speaker astro-physicist Lucianne Walkowicz about NASA's Kepler Mission and the search for planets.
Monday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day; so designated because January 27, 1945 was the day that the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet troops. We’ll mark the occasion on Thursday by revisiting a conversation with Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor and victim of Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments on twins at Auschwitz. Mengele was given the name “Angel of Death,” because of his position as a SS physician in charge of selecting which new prisoners of the camp would be killed or selected for forced labor. Kor and her sister launched a search for other twins who survived Mengele’s experiments and located 122 individual survivors.
From bluebells and bees to the bottle, honey is a fascinating product, especially when you consider it's basically bee vomit! Nancy Williams delivers a fascinating look into the world of honey production. Candace Berthrong and Helen Muntz also join the program today to discuss the Cache Valley Master Gardener program, along with the various USU Extension publications that are available to help you...grow!
M. B. McLatchey is recipient of the May Swenson Poetry Award for “The Lame God,” a collection of powerful poems on a very sensitive subject: the kidnap and murder of a young girl. Using the art of poetry she gives voice to a suffering—and a love—that might otherwise go unheard. Philip Brady says of this collection, “in magisterial cadences, this powerful poetic sequence gives voice to the unspeakable and transposes profound grief into immortal song. McLatchey's poems are talismans and spells--not against loss but against forgetting.