“My father was a professor of speech, and I grew up in Hawaii with the mindset that you have to get a college degree, get into a big corporation, and grow in a big corporation. So I did that. What I discovered when I got into identifying my governing values was that the thing that I really wanted to do was teach. I looked at the academic world, and I didn't have the credentials to teach in the academic world. So I decided, ‘I'll teach in the corporate world. They'll take anybody in the corporate world (which is true).’” So writes Hyrum Smith on The Leader Network dot org.
Dan Drost is the vegetable specialist on the gardening still happening across the state on Access Utah today. Drost and Bryan Earl discuss the gardening season, the water situation this past season, and of course, vegetables.
On the show this week, I feature the straightforward songs of Donna Adler, and the debut album from the California singer Jenai Huff. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Nanci Griffith, Paul Kelly, and Emily Pinkerton, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Drug addiction is an epidemic in the U.S. September is national recovery month and it is also pain awareness month. Treatment for chronic pain can sometimes lead to addiction. Dr. Lynn Webster specializes in addiction and pain medicine. He talks to producer Sheri Quinn about the challenges of treating addiction and current methods that are the most successful according to his experience with the national problem.
Helping School-aged Kids Grow in Spirit, Mind and Body
Located 14 miles east of Kamas on Mirror Lake Highway, YMCA Camp Roger’s residential summer camp welcomes children and teens from around the world. First a camper, then a camp counselor, Bettina Geise is now an enthusiastic camp parent and board member.
West Ridge Academy in West Jordan is a residential treatment facility for struggling teens. Brianna, a former client, is grateful for the center’s role in changing her life for the better. Admissions specialist Lynn Smith is the parent of 10 children, one of whom is a West Ridge graduate.
Serving Utah’s Children in Foster Care by Finding, Educating, and Supporting Families to Care for Children of All Ages
After five years of marriage, Maureen Killila and her husband made the decision to become foster parents. Ultimately adopting two children who have enriched their lives immeasurably, they have become strong advocates for the Utah Foster Care Foundation.
Helping Those Who Need It Most and Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Providing critical social services to Middle Eastern refugees who have fled their war-torn countries, Salt Lake American Muslim helps immigrants find new opportunities in the Salt Lake Valley. Program facilitators like Shaymaa Al Dujaili help pave the way, serving as leaders within their respective ethnic communities.
There's more than one way to celebrate this weekend's Harvest Moon. Jennifer Pemberton gives us some options and reasons -- from the moon rabbit to giant citrus fruits to Buzz Aldrin -- for celebrating the moon.
We’re in the middle of a zombie renaissance and Southern Utah University Assistant Professor Kyle Bishop has a new book out called: “American Zombie Gothic: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Walking Dead in Popular Culture.” He says that zombie movies reflect our cultural anxieties. Indeed, such movies have addressed the violence of the Vietnam War, fears of mass annihilation during the Cold War, and anxieties related to 9/11. We’ll spend the morning with the Walking Dead on Thursday’s AU.