Programs

Peter Buck Goes to Mexico

Jan 13, 2012

This week's radio essay from Ed Kocelia.

Wednesday, January 11

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.

Tuesday, January 10

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.

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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.

Monday, January 9

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.

Science Questions profiles the Civilian Conservation Corp and its impact on how we manage our public lands today.

On Access Utah, Bonnie Baxter, Professor of Biology at Westminster college, talks about bioprospecting in the Great Salt Lake and new state management strategies that will address how to clean up toxic heavy metals.

At 9:30 Science Questions profiles the Civilian Conservation Corp and its impact on how we manage our public lands today.

Thursday, January 5

Wednesday, January 4

We've finally arrived at votes that count. We'll review the results of the Iowa Caucuses with several political experts: Mike Lyons, Associate Professor of Political Science at USU; Kirk Jowers, Director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics; Deseret News columnists, LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli; and Quin Monson,    BYU Assistant Professor of Political Science and Associate Director at the Center for the study of Elections and Democracy.

Radio Cosmopolis begins the new year by revisiting some favorite tracks that I played for the first time during 2011, including music by Vusi Mahlasela, Dengue Fever, Ana Tijoux, the Spy from Cairo, and nine others.

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Fresh Folk - January 7

Dec 28, 2011

On the show this week, I feature the modern roots music of Putnam Smith and the amazing harmonies of the new trio Brother Sun. I’ll also play songs from new releases by Claudia Nygaard, Joel Mabus, and Antoine Dufour, among other talented artists. Join me, and listen in, this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Buddy's Teaching On Benevolence

Jun 10, 2010

Esther never expected to adopt a cat- but she tells of how her cat has saved and taught her.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Beyond Words

Jun 10, 2010

Sandy explains the feeling words invoke- and how love goes beyond words.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

A How-to For Raising Teenagers

Jun 10, 2010

Does the older generation refuse to tell new parents about the teenage years to be sure they continue having children? Melanie believes a "Sweet Baby, Obnoxious Teenager" handout would have been nice.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

TV Christmas

Jun 10, 2010

"My brother Robert poked his head up to the top bunk at some god-awful time of the morning, to tell me that it was officially Christmas."

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Battling The Terribles

Jun 10, 2010

What are the terribles? That time between child and adult, and experienced by both.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.
 

Think Before You Pack

Jun 4, 2010

An adventure to Wyoming turns out quite differently than Anna Armas and her friend thought.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

Cookies, Rolls and Telephones

Jun 4, 2010

Becky Young says independence has changed her relationship with her mother, but some things stay the same: their connection in the kitchen.

This series is a selection of memoirs by summer citizens and university students participating in the Four Minute Memoir class at Utah State University.

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