Science Questions presents a one-hour special today with Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams, musician Randall Williams, and a talented group of junior high students at Salt Lake Arts Academy who created songs, along with Williams, about time based on Lightman's book. Their journey offers a unique window into the power of hands-on education and the beauty of blending the arts and sciences.
Developing Service-Learning and Leadership Opportunities to Help Faculty and Students Change the World
The Thayne Center for Service & Learning at Salt Lake Community College creates hands-on learning opportunities for faculty and students, with participants contributing over 135,000 community service hours each year. Sean Crossland serves as the center’s Community Partnerships Coordinator.
Spy Hop Productions empowers youth through multimedia, helping teenagers in metro Salt Lake City express themselves, find their voices and tell their stories. Instructor Adam Sherlock appreciates how Spy Hop’s “Sending Messages” program benefits incarcerated youth like “K.O.”
In the first half today, we replay a conversation with John McDowell from last year. His book, Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica, examines the question whether or not art that portrays violence, promotes violence.
In the second half Tom Williams talks with Senators Aaron Osmond and Karen Morgan about K-12 education and what's going on in the current state legislative session.
Fourteen year-old Olivia Tedder is the beneficiary of a piano donated to her family by the Mundi Project. Program founder Hana Janatova is a first generation American whose parents immigrated from the Czech Republic, bringing with them and sharing the gift of music.
After learning of her son’s diagnosis with a mental illness, Tonya Edvalson found NAMI Utah on a Google search. Having benefited from the organization’s services, Tonya now offers support to others as a NAMI Basics instructor.
Once Logan Regional Hospital’s new catheter labs are fully operational, patients like Rod Meppen will no longer need to be transported outside of Cache Valley for heart surgery. As chair of the Logan Regional Hospital Foundation, Pam Allen is working to raise critical project funding.