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.
Our topic Wednesday is homelessness. Tom Williams’ guests will include Pamela Atkinson, a leading advocate for Utah’s homeless, and Leon Anderson, Head of the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Utah State University and coauthor of Down on Their Luck: A Study of Homeless Street People. He’ll give the Timepiece titled: “Criminalization of Mental Illness and the Promise of Mental Health Courts” at USU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Kiger Hour on Thursday in Logan.
Mitt's been in such a good mood lately...Steve doesn't want to be around when he finds out he doesn't get to be president. Still, he feels a little bit sorry for him and is willing to bet you $10,000 that you wouldn't want to be him.
On Tuesday's Access Utah, Tom Williams talks with Gretchen Morgenson, author of Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption led to Economic Armageddon. Morgenson is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer and business reporter and financial editor for The New York Times. Her book sheds light on the darkest corners of Washington and Wall Street and helps explain how those who were supposed to protect the U.S. from financial harm were in fact responsible for the country's economic implosion.
Leafy greens are a staple of any garden and now is the time to plant them ...even under 4 inches of snow like we have in Cache Valley. Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed & Garden in Logan is in the studio the whole hour.
On the show this week, you’ll hear the fabulous guitar work on Pat Donohue’s latest release, as well as accomplished storytelling on Ruth Hill’s new album. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Carol Williams, Ray Bonneville, and Guthrie Thomas, among other talented artists. Join me and listen in, this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Though the field of Epigenetics was conceived in the era of platforms and poly-leisure suits, it has received sparse media attention. And now, scientists are realizing it has the potential to explain A LOT about human disease and evolution particularly, the grey areas where genetics seems to fall short.