On the show this week, I feature the unassuming and honest album from RJ Cowdery, and the latest release from the successful Australian singer and songwriter Kasey Chambers. I’ll also play tracks from new releases by Carolann Solebello, Jen Hajj, and Kyle Carey, to name just a few. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Amy Velasquez is a middle school teacher in Evanston, Wyoming. Her family was one of the First hispanic families in Evanston, coming there in the 1950s. It is important to her to preserve and share her Mexican heritage, so she created a Cinco de Mayo celebration in her class which grew into a town celebration.
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.