“The sound of parenthood is the sigh.” So writes Maximilian Werner in his new memoir “Gravity Hill” which is about growing up, getting older, looking back, and wondering what lies ahead—a process that becomes all the more complicated and intense when parenting is involved. Werner narrates his struggle growing up in suburban Utah as a non-Mormon and what it took for him, his siblings, and his friends to feel like they belonged. Bonding in separation, they indulged in each other, in natural and urban landscapes, and sometimes in the destructive behaviors that are the native resort of outsiders including promiscuous and occasionally violent sexual behavior—and for some, paths to death and suicide.
You spoke and UPR listened. Tuesday on Access Utah Jennifer Pemberton will be here to present some of your questions and comments on how air pollution has affected your health. If you haven’t told us your story, phone lines will be open for you. You can also share your story with us at our online form. In the second half: after a particularly bad winter, we’ll ask: what’s next in our search for solutions?
Amy Irvine McHarg, author of “Trespass: Living at the Edge of the Promised Land” and Stephen Trimble, author of “Bargaining for Eden: The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America” and other books will join Tom Williams for Access Utah on Earth Day 2013 to reflect on environmental issues and read from their works.
On the program, Sheri Quinn talks to author Caleb Daniloff about his new book called "Running Ransom Road," a vivid account of his 18-month-long experience running marathons in the cities he wrecked havoc in as an alcoholic. With each marathon, he confronted the past and paved his road to redemption.
Get ready for a special fundraiser edition of Fresh Folk this week, as I feature the new album of William Blake’s poems set to music by Martha Redbone, and the new collection from Dana and Susan Robinson that showcases America’s musical heritage. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Ed Gerhard, New Folk Revival, and Red Rock Rondo, among other talented artists. Tune in (and show your support) this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.