In honor of UPR’s pledge drive, I’m presenting a foot-stomping bluegrass show this week, with featured artists The Steel Wheels and the Evie Ladin Band. I’ll also play tunes from new releases by Blue Mule, Molasses Creek and Mariel Vandersteel, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio
A new Utah State University study reveals which traits allow wolves to reproduce successfully. Science Questions producer Elaine Taylor speaks with Professor Dan MacNulty, whose findings were published this month in the Online Journal of Animal Ecology.
Mary Robinson served as president of Ireland from 1990 - 1997 and was the first woman to chair the U.N. Commission for Human Rights. She is also the founder of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, advocates for the integration of human rights, gender sensitivity, and enhanced accountability in politics. As president, Robinson bravely fought for women's rights, gay and lesbian rights, and for other underserved populations in the country, bridging religious, social, and economic groups.
Richard Brookhiser, a Senior Editor at the National Review, has written several books on our founding fathers. His latest is a biography of James Madison, who he calls the “father of politics.” We’ll talk about James Madison, review the state of conservative politics, and look at the presidential election with Richard Brookhiser on Wednesday’s AU.
Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL, Eric Greitens has worked in Bolivia, hunted terrorists in Iraq, and learned from refugees in Bosnia and Croatia, survivors of genocide in Rwanda, and fellow SEALs who fought in Afghanistan. He is founder of The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization that challenges veterans to lead in their communities, and author of the bestselling book, "The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL."
Yellow jackets are swarming, the box elder bugs are massing, aphids are increasing their numbers. We've discussed these insects before, but we're going to talk about them again with Utah State University Extension Entomologist Diane Alston will be with us today for the last time of the season.
The science of dinosaurs is the topic at USU's Science Unwrapped lecture series tonight. Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to the guest speaker, paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Carpenter about dinosaur behavior and biology.
At 9:30 Science Questions profiles leading scientists in Utah’s pharmaceutical industry. It is a risky business that pays off well when a drug makes it to market but the chances of getting there are slim.
Nineteen current and former members of the U.S. military have filed a lawsuit alleging that they were sexually assaulted while serving. They claim that even though reform has been promised for years, the military doesn’t seriously investigate or punish sexual predators.
On Wednesday’s AU we’ll hear the stories of former Utah resident Kelly Alvesteffer Smith and Danielle Hoffman, who are among the plaintiffs. We’ll also talk with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Kristen Moulton and Amy Ziering, producer of "The Invisible War," a documentary film on the subject.