Terryl Givens, Professor of Literature and Religion at University of Richmond, is one of the country's most prominent Mormon scholars. He has appeared on PBS, NPR, and CNN to comment on the LDS faith and is author of many books, most recently When Souls Had Wings: a History of the Idea of Pre-Mortal Life in Western Thought. Givens is in Logan and will be giving the 18th annual Arrington Mormon History Lecture tonight at the Logan LDS Tabernacle.
State Regulators approved a proposal to cut winter air pollution in Northern Utah. The plan will be up for public comment in October, but Cache County officials have already stated they do not like a mandate that would require emissions testing by the end of 2013. In studio we have Lynn Lemon, Cache County executive; Randy Martin, Utah State University researcher, as well as a representative from the Utah Division of Air Quality.
Gangs, gang violence and intervention programs are the topics of discussion on Access Utah Tuesday. Lee Austin talks to Kaisa Kinikini, founder of Stand A Little Taller (SALT) and Enesto Perez, former gang member, about their work and the current gang situation in Utah.
In the second half of the hour John McDowell, author of “Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico’s Costa Chica,” speaks about the Mexican ballad tradition of the corrido and its complex relationship with violence.
It's almost the end of the gardening season these days, but Bryan Earl has Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden in Logan on the program to talk about your lawn, preparing your garden for winter, and the last of the harvest.
Science Questions guides you through the steps to launch a rocket into outer space with the private aerospace company ATK based in northern Utah. Then, Science Questions presents current satellite research and a student driven project in space that was developed at USU's Space Dynamics Lab.
On the show this week, I feature the inspiring songs of Lara Herscovitch, and the fierce and witty songs of Marian Call. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Greg Laswell, Nancy Beaudette and Trip McCool, to name just a few.
Art has captured the historical record of science through time. Today on the program tonight's Science Unwrapped speaker, Dr. Laura Gelfand, head of Utah State University's Department of Art and Desgin discusses science in prominent works of art, particularly during the Renaissance period. At 9:30, Science Questions guides you through the steps to launch a rocket into outer space with the private aerospace company ATK based in northern Utah.
Looking for some good books to read as the weather turns to fall? On Thursday’s Access Utah, Lee Austin will ask for your book suggestions as well as those of booksellers including Betsy Burton from The King’s English Bookshop and Catherine Weller from Weller Book Works. He’ll also talk with Utah Poet Laureate Lance Larsen.
Vernal teenager Tommy Clark was recently hit and killed while walking along the side of the road. Police say the driver admits to texting at the time of the accident. Utah’s texting and driving law is one of the toughest in the nation. We’ve all seen public service announcements alerting us to the dangers of distracted driving. We’ll ask you on Wednesday’s AU: what more can and should be done to prevent tragedies like this? Do we need progressively tougher penalties such as those enacted over the years with drunk driving? More awareness campaigns?
Ann Packer, author of 2 national best-selling novels, Songs Without Words(2007) and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier (2002) is Tom Williams' guest on Access Utah today. Her collection of short stories, Swim Back to Me will also be discussed. We're replaying her interview so we can't take phone calls during the replay, but continue the conversation by posting your comments below.