In August 2008, when 11 climbers died on K2, the world’s most dangerous peak, two Sherpas were among the survivors. They had emerged from poverty and political turmoil to become two of the most skillful mountaineers on earth. Amanda Padoan and Peter Zuckerman tell their stories in Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day.
We talk to Utah resident and personal trainer Drew Manning on Access Utah Tuesday for the hour. Manning has been a trainer for years, and has never been overweight; his idea of a treat was an extra glass of spinach shake. But he often failed to help his clients reach their goals. He decided he needed to better understand what it was like to be on the other side.
On Access Utah Monday we take a look at the vegetables in your garden. Utah State University Extension Specialist Dan Drost is in studio today, discussing proper watering techniques, where your plants should be in their growing cycle, and more.
On the show this week, I feature the haunting new album from Kathleen Edwards, and the vocally strong album from the Angel Band. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Steve Wacker, The Wood Brothers, and Keith Poppin, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Radio Cosmopolis airs its final episode on Friday night at 10 o’clock. Tune in to hear old favorites and recent releases by Os Mutantes, Vieux Farka Touré, Ana Tijoux, the Pogues, Gogol Bordello, Miriam Makeba, and others.
Science Questions is part three in a series on teens and addiction. This episode presents a new education trend geared toward treating and educating youth who struggle with addiction. These "Recovery Schools" are blooming across the nation, healing students and giving them a second chance at life and graduation. The program features students from Valley High School in Salt Lake, and discuss the stigma of the school, and how they got an education that helped them grow there.
On today's Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks with Wildlife Biologist Steve Amstrup. He spent 27 years researching wild polar bears and was instrumental in getting the bears listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Today, as chief scientist for Polar Bears International, he no longer faces the polar bears in the icy Arctic terrain and instead focuses on raising public awareness about global climate change and its threat to polar bear populations.