On the show this week, I feature the literary new release from Josh Ritter, and the new collection called the Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Paul Brady, Jim Lauderdale, and Joe Ely, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
The book Streaked with Light and Shadow: Portraits of Former Soviet Jews in Utah features the stories of the emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union to Utah. The book’s editor Leslie Kelen, Executive Director of the Center for Documentary Expression in the Arts, will lead a discussion and several people featured in the book will tell their stories at an event Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Wagner Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City.
Claudia and Don Proffit are lifelong ranchers. The tell the story of the 1983 - 1984 floods that prevented them from getting to their cattle on Antelope Island and the lengths they went through to take care of their animals in these extreme circumstances.
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.