Dr. Craig Stanford, author of “The Last Tortoise” goes in-depth about the plight of the tortoise across the globe. Tortoise populations are declining, partly because they are being taken as pets and for a food source, and Stanford offers his solutions to increasing their numbers and habitat.
Today on Access Utah, Sheri Quinn presents a Great Salt Lake Institute Summer workshop where high school students work in the field alongside scientists studying the lake eco system including the notorious brine shrimp and brine flies that make the lake so famous. She’ll also talk to Dr. Stephen Whitmore about Utah State University students who won the fourth rocket building contest in the last five years this past April.
On the show this week I feature the latest album from the fabulous songwriter Darrell Scott, and the triumphant new release from Gretchen Peters. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Crabtree and Mills, Trevor Gordon Hall, and Ally MacLeod, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
"The Obama administration's decision Friday to halt deportations and to begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children inspired both jubilation and dismay.” That’s the recent headline in the Deseret News. The President’s action has indeed provoked strong responses all over the political spectrum. We’ll be talking with Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and State Representative Chris Herrod. Later in the program we’ll get reaction to the Special Legislative Session from State Senator Lyle Hillyard and State Representative Brian King.
In August 2008, when 11 climbers died on K2, the world’s most dangerous peak, two Sherpas were among the survivors. They had emerged from poverty and political turmoil to become two of the most skillful mountaineers on earth. Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman tell their stories in Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day.
We talk to Utah resident and personal trainer Drew Manning on Access Utah Tuesday for the hour. Manning has been a trainer for years, and has never been overweight; his idea of a treat was an extra glass of spinach shake. But he often failed to help his clients reach their goals. He decided he needed to better understand what it was like to be on the other side.
On Access Utah Monday we take a look at the vegetables in your garden. Utah State University Extension Specialist Dan Drost is in studio today, discussing proper watering techniques, where your plants should be in their growing cycle, and more.