On the show this week, I feature the gentle and true music from Adler and Hearne, as well as the deceptively deep songs of Cary Cooper. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Tommy Womack, Andra Suchy, and the Atomic Duo, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
When mountain lions began appearing in Boulder Colorado, residents cheered the news. But as the lions feasted on pets and began to endanger humans, political battles began—until tragedy brought town together. David Baron’s "The Beast in the Garden" is (according to goodreads.com) “a book about the future of our nation, where suburban sprawl and wildlife-protection laws are pushing people and wild animals into uncomfortable, sometimes deadly proximity." David Baron will give the USU Common Literature Experience Convocations speech Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Kent Concert Hall and he’s Tom Williams’ guest for the hour Friday morning on Access Utah.
Einstein's Dream was first published in 1994, has been translated into 30 languages and has been the basis for more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions. Author Alan Lightman worked with producers Paul Stancato and Brian Rhinehart to create a musical piece that followed the strains of the book. Today on Science Questions, Sheri Quinn hosts author and Paul Stancato to discuss the book and music focused around Einstein's dreams of time, teaching students to write about time, and other performances.
Wednesday on AU, we’ll kick off a new periodic series featuring Utah musicians. Live from the stage of the USU Performance Hall we’ll introduce you to singer-songwriter Liz Woolley, who plays the piano and mandolin and moves comfortably between Jazz, Bluegrass and Classical genres. Liz Woolley and her band join Tom Williams for a little conversation and a lot of music on-stage at the USU Performance Hall on Wednesday’s AU.
The Bioneers Radio Series brings us Globalocal: The Migration of Grassroots Solutions.
Innovations usually arise locally. If conditions are right, they spread globally. That story is playing out around the world today. In India, human rights activist Mallika Dutt designed an elegant media campaign that successfully interrupts domestic violence live in real time.
The Bioneers Radio Series brings us Future Generations Are Screaming At Us: The Clean Energy Climate Challenge.
The climate crisis is a crisis of governance and leadership. Will we move rapidly enough to realign our policies, politics and economy to stabilize the climate? Creative and innovative people from all walks of life are stepping forward to address the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.
If your soil is sandy, or if it has too much clay, the best way to change it is with a consistent program of adding organic matter. The most efficient and easiest way to do this is by planting a cover crop. You can do this in the spring or in the fall. Seed is readily available and fairly inexpensive, and all you have to do is incorporate the crop into the soil at the appropriate time. You’ll add precious organic matter that holds water more efficiently and adds nutrients back into soil to be used later by your vegetables or ornamentals. USU soils specialist, Grant Cardon, will be in studio for the first half hour to instruct us in how to do this.