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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."