Ambassador Peter Tomsen was the special envoy to Afghan resistance leaders from 1989 to 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. He's the author of The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers in addition to being a guest on the Daily Show with John Stewart. Tom Williams will go for a more in-depth interview with Tomsen on Wednesday's Access Utah. We welcome your phone calls, emails, and comments below.
Our topic on Access Utah for Tuesday is religion in America. We'll specifically be talking about homegrown religions, like Mormonism, Seventh-Day Adventists, and Jehovah's Witnesses, that have their roots in the U.S. Our guest is historian Richard Bushman, a renowned expert in Mormon history and Mormon Studies and recent guest lecturer at the Utah State University campus.
Jennifer Pemberton spends this time of year watching the forecast closely, not worried about snow or sun or even the particulate count in wheezy Cache Valley. She's on Blossom Watch, checking the National Parks Service webcam on the National Mall in Washington to see if the cherry blossoms on their way, which will mean it's time for hanami.
We'll talk about the implications of the early spring that about to be in full swing in Utah. Our guest for the hour is Brent Black, USU Extension fruit specialist. He'll talk about pest management plans, pruning, and other preparations for the stressful bloom period that's just around the corner.
Tune in this week for rebroadcast of an eclectic mix including music by Bomba Estereo, Boukman Eksperyans, Vieux Farka Toure, and other artists who performed live at the Living Traditions Festival in Salt Lake City last year.
On the show this week, I feature the innovative sounds from the 23 String Band, and the old-time music of Pharis and Jason Romero. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Whitehorse, Connie Smith, and Ry Cooder, to name just a few. Tune in and listen for yourself, this Saturday at 8pm, to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Science Questions explores stem cell therapy and its potential to transform the treatment of human disease. Adult stem cells have been used to treat leukemia since the late 1950s. Among early attempts to do this were several bone marrow transplants conducted in France following a radiation accident.
The Mayflower was the ship that in 1620 transported the pilgrims from Plymouth, England to Plymouth Massachusetts. Using genealogical records two anthropologists are tracing the life history and migration of these early first settlers. Today on the program they discuss the surprising details of their journey and what they can reveal about ourselves today.
The film, Into the Current, deepens the understanding of the political issues happening in Burma. A former political prisoner, Ko Bo Kyi, is featured in the film and is our guest on Access Utah along with the film's director and producer, Jeanne Hallacy.