In the wake of a federal judge’s ruling effectively de-criminalizing polygamy in Utah, we’ll talk with Jonathan Turley, the attorney representing the Kody Brown family, which brought the lawsuit. We’ll also talk with a former member of the FLDS community.
Yellowstone has undergone a number of transitions in the 140 years since its national park designation in 1872. The period from the late 1930s through the early 1970s marked one of the most significant as the Park Service shifted focus from public recreation to interpretation and education.
Get ready for a holiday themed show this week, as I spotlight new releases in seasonal songs. I’ll play old and new favorites from Catie Curtis, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jay Ungar, Michael Londra, and the Piano Guys, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
The Dutch company Mars One Foundation announced this week they have received more than 20,000 applications from aspiring astronauts who are willing to travel to mars on a one-way ticket. Friday on Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks to aerospace engineer Walter Holemans, who joins her from Washington DC to talk about why he thinks they should stay on earth. Mr. Holemans also sums up the major accomplishments of the aerospace industry in 2013.
The Utah Republican Party will hold a special State Central Committee meeting on Saturday to nominate three individuals from among seven Attorney General candidates. Governor Herbert is expected to choose the next AG from this group. State Republican Party Chairman James Evans has organized a committee to verify that each candidate meets the requirements to serve as Attorney General and does not have any blatant conflicts of interest. The Republicans were also holding a candidate debate Wednesday evening. The Utah Democratic Party says there are major conflicts of interest and ethical questions surrounding the candidates being considered by the Republican Party.
“SLAPPED!” is a new novel based of the true story of a strategic lawsuit against public participation (S.L.A.P.P.) in Utah. Two headstrong conservative Mormon housewives, bent on preserving open space near Utah's Jordan River for their children and coming generations, speak out publicly against a multimillion-dollar commercial project that they believe would encroach on the river and destroy wildlife habitat.
Utah has been the focal point for many brave settlers yearning for a new way of life. While Utah's Mormon legacy is well documented, there are lesser-known stories that contribute to the state's history. In “Hidden History of Utah,” public historian, author and history columnist Eileen Hallet Stone looks into the state's forgotten past and presents a revelatory collection of tales culled from her Salt Lake Tribune "Living History" column.
It’s a night of bluegrass music this week, as I feature the expansive new album from the Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as the latest from the Boston band, The Deadly Gentlemen. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Ron Block, The Hounds of Finn, and Blue Mule, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Alyson Hagy’s latest novel "Boleto," explores the themes of men and horses, the American West, and the dream of a ticket out. The protagonist Will Testerman is a young Wyoming horse trainer determined to make something of himself. Money is tight at the family ranch, where he's living again after a disastrous end to his job on the Texas show-horse circuit.