Sportswriter John Feinstein has lived every fan’s dream: behind-the-scenes access to many of the great sports figures of our time, including Bob Knight, Dean Smith, Tiger Woods, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, and Martina Navratilova as well as encounters with less-heralded but fascinating players and coaches in the Patriot League, the U. S. Military Academies, and at golf’s Q School.
Today we discuss the native flower Penstemons, in it's many varieties with experts from across the Southwest: Janette Warner, owner of Wildland Nursery in Joseph, Utah and David Salmon from High Country Gardens of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Salmon will be a guest speaker at the Utah Native Plant Society's Penstemon Festival June 8-9. On the show he talks a bit about his topic: Penstemons.
Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery talk to the past and current members of the Conservation Corps. From the time of the Great Depression on, Americans have been actively engaged in conserving the wilderness for future generations. The duo talks to past members of the corps, teaching their experiences and telling their stories, along with how newcomers are changing the landscape today. Utah Conservation Corps members discuss their involvement and motivation for helping with the conservation of the American lands.
Today on Access Utah we hear from Utah State University Anthropology Professor and author Steve Simms. He has spent the last few decades researching and learning of Utah's ancient peoples with archeology as his scientific tool. His book, "Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau," details human occupation starting in the region 13 thousand years ago.
On the show this week I feature the harmonious music of Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon, and the new image-based lyrical songs of Heather Styka. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Bill Andrews, Rebecca Zapen, and Billy Mitchell, to name a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Greg Hudnall, then a new school principal, had to identify the body of a student who had killed himself. Suicide prevention became a personal mission for Mr. Hudnall and he went on to found the Utah Hope Task Force.
You may have been following NPR’s series, “Family Matters: The Money Squeeze,” heard Tuesdays on Morning Edition. Record numbers of adult children, middle-aged parents, and elderly grandparents are living under the same roof and doing their best to deal with the emotional and financial stresses. Many others are dealing with similar issues while not living together. Some economists are calling those middle-aged parents ”the sandwich generation.”
Tuesday on Access Utah we revisit a conversation from March of last year with singer-songwriter Janis Ian. Her song “Society’s Child” about an interracial romance placed her right at the flash point of the racial tensions of the sixties. She writes in her autobiography about at least one experience performing the song: “I was having a hit record.
Today Science Questions presents Part II of the series "In the State of Mental Breakdown," a profile of the mental healthcare crisis in Salt Lake County that mirrors what is happening across the nation.