There's plenty to talk about today on Access Utah's gardening segment. For instance, growing your own celery: it tastes better than store bought celery but you have to start it early. Dan Drost from Utah State University's Extension is with us for the whole hour to discuss what needs to be done now for Utah gardeners.
On the show this week, I feature the latest release from the soulful folkster SJ, and the new album that pays tribute to the legendary Bruce Utah Phillips. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Chuck Brodsky, Doug Adamz, and Disappear Fear, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
One of the first African American fighter pilots, Lieutenant Colonel James Harvey III, was honored Thursday at Hill Air Force Base. On Access Utah today, we join the celebration in action at the Air Force Base Museum, where the Colonel gave his inspirational speech about the first group of African Americans to fight in World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen.
At 9:30 Science Questions explores the biology of aggression and new research showing the social and physical environment has a lot of influence in sculpting our human genome.
Wednesday on Access Utah we explore the pros and cons of building a nuclear power plant in Southeastern Utah near Green River. Reed Searle, Senior Vice-President for Business Development at Blue Castle Holdings, a Utah company seeking permits to build the plant, argues that nuclear power is a clean energy source that needs to be part of our energy portfolio. He’s Tom Williams’ guest in the first half of the program. In the second half, we talk to Matt Pacenza, Policy Director for Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah,) which opposes nuclear power in Utah.
On the opening day of the legislature we talked briefly with Utah Governor Gary Herbert. We continue that discussion in the second half of Tuesday’s Access Utah. We’ll talk about the economy, education, air quality and the proper balance of federal and state power.
Gardening is back! Today on the first half of Access Utah, Jerry Goodspeed joins us from Odgen. He's the Weber County Horticulture Specialist with the USU extension. We'll discuss catalog ordering and some unique plants that might find a home in your garden this year.
On the second half, we'll feature some Sundance reviews and interviews from UPR's Sheri Quinn, Steven Smith, and Tom Williams.