In his histories of cod and oysters, author Mark Kurlansky described how those species once thrived in the wild, and how they were depleted. His latest book, A World Without Fish, details how humans are destroying ocean life and how that destruction will affect the entire planet. Sheri Quinn talks to Kurlansky about his book and what we can do to help preserve the oceans.
At 9:30, Science Questions explores the intersection between science and magic through the lens of two storytellers who are enchanted by the ability of fire to transform nature.
Today on Access Utah we revisit a program from September of last year on The Legacy of Joe Hill:
The execution of Joe Hill is one of the most famous in American history, immortalized in the ballad "I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night." William Adler talks about his book, The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon.
We review the results of the New Hampshire primary with New Hampshire Public Radio reporter Dan Gorenstein. We’ll look at the future for the Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman campaigns.
Then, what should we do about what Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood calls an epidemic: distracted driving? We talk with U. of U. professor David Strayer who has studied the effects of cell phone use on drivers; and with Rob Reynolds, Executive Director of FocusDriven, a group that advocates for the elimination of cell phone use while driving.
The death of Ogden police officer Jared Francom and wounding of five other members of the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force last Wednesday has shocked and saddened Utahns and reminded us of the high cost sometimes paid to protect our communities.
This week Radio Cosmopolis celebrates its second anniversary with an eclectic mix of new and vintage music, including a tribute to the recently deceased Cesaria Evora and tunes by Fool's Gold, Omar Souleyman, Sola Rosa, and many others.
On the show this week, I feature the 14th stellar album from Alison Krauss and Union Station, as well as the latest album from the one-and-only Dr. Ralph Stanley. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Donna Ulisse, James Reams, and John Reischmann, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Mark Anderson joins Bryan Earl to answer gardening questions in the first half on Monday’s Access Utah. Then Tom Williams’ guests in the second half, Stanford researcher and doctoral student William Anderegg and University of Utah Biology Professor John Sperry, say they’ve discovered the reason for a phenomenon known as Sudden Aspen Decline.