The advice column "Dear Sugar" was taken on as a project by author Cheryl Strayed, in March 2010 where she found the way to being Sugar.
At the time, Strayed was waiting for an editor to make notes on a previous book, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," when she was approached by author David Almond to take over an advice column she said yes.
"It seemed interesting to me. It made me curious. It was a new opportunity and I tend to be someone who likes to follow that, when something sparks my interest it usually leads me good places, so I said I'd do it."
But the column is more like personal essays, with practical advice and guidance in the mix. Strayed said she uses her own experience, to answer questions posed to her.
"I really try to address the whole range of the human experience. A wife who's husband has been unemployed and won't get a job, about a man who's friends were saying not-so-nice things, and what he should do. This column is about being human."
Lee Austin hosts Access Utah Tuesday and talks to producer Nancy Green and scholar Constance Lieber about Martha Hughes Cannon, a woman in Utah in the 1800s. Cannon was a suffragette, who believed women truly had a right to do what men could, a physician, the first woman state senator, and a sister wife.
The Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater's season opened Wednesday, and general director and founder Michael Ballam is live in studio Friday, along with soprano Jessica, and director Valerie Rachelle. The four discuss the shows of the summer: My Fair Lady, Tosca, Kiss Me Kate, and Faust.
On the show this week, I feature the new collaboration from Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, as well as the latest from the talented instrumentalist Jamie Bartschi. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Sharon Goldman, The Pines, and Honor Finnegan, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Utah 4H is celebrating its centennial Thursday through Saturday in Logan. Access Utah will join in Thursday morning at 9:00 on the Quad in the middle of Utah State University, just outside Old Main. We’ll talk with current 4H participants as well as alumni of the program, and chart the changes in 4H over those one hundred years: from agriculture and home economics to robotics and rocket science.
Author Theresa Small from Idaho, joins us on the program today to tell us about her personal journey with her son's meth addiction. She wrote "How to Love an Addict" based on her experience and how she learned, essentially on her own, to take care of her son, herself, and the rest of her family, all while coping with the terrible side effects from an addiction.
We'll cover the state from rural to urban on Access Utah Tuesday. Tom Williams will come to us live from Park City from the Western Region Joint Summer Meeting, hosted by Utah State University Extension.