The Massacre at Mountain Meadow is an event in American history that continues to fascinate Mormons and non-Mormons alike in Utah and throughout the country. Utah State University will feature several works of art about and inspired by the massacre this week in Logan, including a play, a documentary film, and a panel discussion.
It’s a night of blues this week, with featured new albums from Elly Wininger and Paul Geremia. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Stuart Michael Burns, David Olney, and the Biscuit Kings, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
The Obama Administration is proposing to keep the 2013 National Institute of Health budget the same as this year’s budget, 30.7 billion dollars. But researchers across the nation say it is not enough and it’s affecting the economy and the pace of medical advances. Today on the program producer Sheri Quinn talks to Maryland based oncologist Dr. Steve Meltzer who is leading an effort to increase the NIH funding to 33 billion dollars.
Friday and Sunday on From the Top, we'll hear the sounds of young musicians from Utah. This edition was recorded in March at Weber State University, and will play at 2 p.m on Friday, and 9 p.m. Sunday. Can't wait to listen? Watch the From the Top Video Scrapbook and then tune in!
On today's Access Utah, Tom Williams’ guest in the first half-hour is Utah State University President Stan Allbrecht. They’ll talk about how higher education fared at the recent 2012 legislature and the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which established the nation’s land-grant colleges, among other topics.
Then, with the deadline to file taxes approaching, we’ll help you avoid tax scams and give you advice in selecting a tax preparer. Our guests in the second half are IRS Spokesman Bill Brunson and IRS Criminal Division Special Agent Ron Marker.
Wednesday we'll be re-broadcasting an interview done in 2010 with Celebrity Speaker Luma Mufleh, a soccer coach of an international team, called the Fugees, short for refugees. In the summer of 2004 she organized a team of refugee teens who play for the sheer enjoyment of the game. Individuals in the group suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, language barriers, and cultural differences.
For more information on Luma Mufleh's effect on the community in Clarkston, Georgia, visit Fugees Family.