Radio Cosmopolis airs its final episode on Friday night at 10 o’clock. Tune in to hear old favorites and recent releases by Os Mutantes, Vieux Farka Touré, Ana Tijoux, the Pogues, Gogol Bordello, Miriam Makeba, and others.
Science Questions is part three in a series on teens and addiction. This episode presents a new education trend geared toward treating and educating youth who struggle with addiction. These "Recovery Schools" are blooming across the nation, healing students and giving them a second chance at life and graduation. The program features students from Valley High School in Salt Lake, and discuss the stigma of the school, and how they got an education that helped them grow there.
On today's Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks with Wildlife Biologist Steve Amstrup. He spent 27 years researching wild polar bears and was instrumental in getting the bears listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Today, as chief scientist for Polar Bears International, he no longer faces the polar bears in the icy Arctic terrain and instead focuses on raising public awareness about global climate change and its threat to polar bear populations.
Thursday on Access Utah we're re-broadcasting a discussion with author Philip Connors about his book, "Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout." In 2002 Connors left his job as an editor at The Wall Street Journal to work as a fire lookout in New Mexico's Gila National Forest. Connors was to look out over the forest, and sound the alarm at the first sign of smoke. He has spent every summer in the forest since he left Manhattan.