Immigration legislation has been in the news lately in Utah and that's our topic on Access Utah today. In the first half we welcome Bishop John Wester of the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City and Chairman of the U. S. Conference of Bishops’ Committee on Migration. Our guest in the second half is Eli Cawley from the Utah Minuteman Project.
On the show this week, I feature the album of cowboy ballads from Jack Hardy, and the groove-oriented new release from Matt Nathanson. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Jeff Bridges, Malcolm Holcombe, and Hungrytown, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Electricity is the future of transportation according to engineers at the Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference in Park City, Utah, today. Presenter John Boys, Professor of Electronics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, pioneered the technology called "inductive power transfer" that allows vehicles to receive electric power from roads, doing away with the need to fuel up or plug in. With escalating gas prices Boys says we need an alternative to keep our cities moving.
At 9:30 Science Questions Explores what's in your school lunch.
Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act, or GRAMA, was a hotly-debated issue at last year’s legislative session. News organizations say Utahns still need to pay attention to the issue. The Utah Media Coalition has launched Grama Watch, which, it says, is an effort to keep a public eye on pending legislation that may have an effect on the openness of Utah government.
Today on Access Utah a conversation on higher education in Utah with members of the stat legislature. We'll discuss enrollment, tenure, budget, tuition and more with Representative Joel Briscoe and Senator Casey Anderson.
Some of Utah's veterans were honored in the legislature yesterday, including Representative Patrice Arent's father. In the last segment of the show today, Marvin Arent tells Tom Williams why he disobeyed direct orders in WWII and saved lives as a result.