On the show this week, I feature the debut release from the duo Jenn Rawling and Basho Parks, as well as the historical songs from Tom Irwin’s latest album. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Kath Buckell, Scott Cook and the Doc Marshalls, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Shane Graham brings back Radio Cosmopolis for a one-off “back-to-school” special, featuring hybrid and cosmopolitan music by Antibalas, Muszikas, Bio Ritmo, Janka Nabay, Bibi Tanga, and many other great artists. This episode will take the place of the Putumayo World Music Show only on Friday August 31 at 10 pm.
The not guilty verdict in the trial of Roberto Miramontes Roman for the murder of Millard County Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse Fox shocked many in the community. Now some of the jurors are talking about their deliberations. This case got us wondering: How do juries come to their decisions? What influences those decisions? Can we have confidence in our jury system? On Thursday’s AU we’ll talk with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Aaron Falk; and University of Texas Associate Professor of Sociology Mary Rose, who has studied how juries reach decisions.
On Access Utah we explore ghosts, hauntings, and love. Author and NPR executive producer Eric Nuzum faced his own fears. In his book, “Giving Up the Ghost: A Story About Friendship 80’s Rock a Lost Scrap of Paper and What it Means to be Haunted” Nuzum talks of his history being haunted and how he found peace in facing the supernatural.