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.