Programs

Access Utah
9:51 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Alzheimer's and Farming vs. Fracking on Access Utah Friday

Author Patti Kerr

Every seven seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Today on Access Utah, Author Patti Kerr joins Sheri Quinn to discuss her personal journey with caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease. She offers practical advice for caregivers. 

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Fresh Folk
9:31 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Fresh Folk- August 4

On the show this week, I feature the Kerrville New Folk finalist Ernest Troost, and the return of the talented Barbara Kessler. I’ll also play songs from new albums by the Waymores, Anais Mitchell, and Mercedes Mill, to name a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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Access Utah
3:46 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Celebrating and Saving the Great Utah Outdoors

We're spending our time discussing the outdoors Thursday on Access Utah. First on the program we discuss the aspen trees on Monroe Mountain in Central Utah.  Elk, cattle and sheep arrived in the '80s and eat the shoots of young aspen stands. If the trend continues, there may not be any new trees, and the area could be taken over by sagebrush. Ranchers, environmentalists, State and Federal workers are all gathering to find ways to help the trees.

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Access Utah
11:33 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Ambassador discusses Afghanistan on Access Utah

Ambassador Peter Tomsen was the special envoy to Afghan resistance leaders from 1989 to 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. He's the author of The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers in addition to being a guest on the Daily Show with John Stewart. Tom Williams will go for a more in-depth interview with Tomsen on Wednesday's Access Utah. 

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Access Utah
11:14 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Hard Hitting: Softball, Child Poverty, and Medicaid Breach on Access Utah

Former Shamrock players at the Utah Bees game Friday. Photo by Rick Egan

A report released by the Annie E. casey Foundation Wednesday shows 16 percent of children in Utah live below the federal poverty threshold. The 2012 Kids Count Data Book analyses the well-being of children across the nation using indicators such as education, health, economic well-being and community. 

 We have Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck on to talk about the political process and child poverty, we have Terry Haven and Karen Crompton from Voices for Utah Children to discuss the report and what it means for Utah. 

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Access Utah
12:22 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Shrubbery on Access Utah Monday

An Apache Plume flower. Apache Plumes are drought resistant.

Monday I met with Utah State University Extension Horticulturist Jerry Goodspeed to discuss shrubbery. What shrubs are drought-safe? What shrubs need lots of attention or virtually no attention? 

Fresh Folk
12:16 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Fresh Folk- July 28

On the show this week, I feature the character-driven songs of Drew Nelson, and the relatable songs of Chris Trapper. I’ll also play songs from Sugar Bayou, Dennis Warner, and Robert Linton, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

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Science Questions
12:14 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Ice on Science Questions Friday

 Science Questions profiles the work of paleogeologist Lonnie Thompson, famous for his ice archive and studies of melting glacial ice. 

Access Utah
11:41 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Sage Grouse and Ice Archives on Access Utah Friday

The greater Sage Grouse is symbol of conservation across the western United States.  There are only about 200,000 of these birds left in the wild and states where this iconic sage grouse inhabit are all collaborating on a conservation plan, Utah included.  Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to wildlife biologist Allison Jones about the greater sage grouse and efforts in Utah to protect it.

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Commentary
12:06 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

This is the Place: My First Pioneer Day

Jennifer admits that Wallace Stegner's Mormon Country somehow led her to move to Utah.

Even though Jennifer's ancestors came to Ellis Island from Greece and England, then West in a station wagon in the 1960s, she shares how Utah's history of pioneers is one that resonates. 

 

"The story of the settling of Utah by the Mormons, though, is one of the greatest stories in American history. Really. It's mind blowing. It is an amazing immigration, a diaspora, a vision, an epic adventure."

  

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