State & Regional http://kpcw.org en Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-july-24-2014 <p>On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are airing a rebroadcast of a couple of archived interviews, including a conversation with NASA's Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum. She joined the show to talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite; it's part of their mission to improve forecasting of extreme weather events. Author Sam Keane also joined the show to talk about his new book <em>The Tale Of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness And Recovery</em>. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:28:41 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & Mike & John Wells 16373 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014 The Mountain Life - July 23, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/mountain-life-july-23-2014 <p>Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney started today's episode with a conversation with a group of accomplished runners and their parents. These kids have set world records and can tick off a 5K in about 16 minutes - some of them actually beat Tim Henney during the annual 4th Of July Fun Run. Next up, they spoke with Zelda La Grange, author of <em>Good Morning Mr. Mandela</em>. She was Nelson Mandela's long-time personal assistant and honorary <em>"grand daughter"</em>.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:29:10 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & Mike & Tim Henney 16322 at http://kpcw.org The Mountain Life - July 23, 2014 This Green Earth - July 22, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/green-earth-july-22-2014 <p>In the first segment of today's show, Nicky DeFord with Vail Resorts joined Chris and Nell to talk about Vail's ongoing efforts in environmental sustainability. In the second segment, Stephanie Dolmat-Connell of the University of Utah and Lisa Yoder of Summit County joined the show to talk about the University's "Community Solar" program. Finally, Nell and Chris share why it's a bad idea to leave your car running, unattended, with the air conditioner on, just to keep your dog cool.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:09:14 +0000 Mike 16274 at http://kpcw.org This Green Earth - July 22, 2014 Mountain Money - July 21 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/mountain-money-july-21-2014 <p>Larry and Doug began this episode of Mountain Money with a conversation on toxic work environments with Dr. Merideth Ferguson, an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at Utah State University. The show wrapped up on a much lighter note with John Keahey, author of Hidden Tuscany: Discovering Art, Culture, And Memories in a Well-Known Region's Unknown Places.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:19:05 +0000 Larry Warren & Doug Wells & Mike 16199 at http://kpcw.org Mountain Money - July 21 2014 Gale Dick, Co-Founder Of Save Our Canyons, Dies http://kpcw.org/post/gale-dick-co-founder-save-our-canyons-dies <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Gale Dick, a former University of Utah physics professor and co-founder of the Utah environmental group Save Our Canyons, has died at the age of 88.</p><p>Tim Dick told The Sale Lake Tribune that his father died Friday at a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.</p><p>The Rhodes scholar's love of the Wasatch Mountains prompted him to co-found Save Our Canyons in 1972 and to work to protect wilderness.</p><p>Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says he considered Dick to be an important adviser on environmental issues affecting Wasatch canyons.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:21:00 +0000 Salt Lake Tribune 16212 at http://kpcw.org Gale Dick, Co-Founder Of Save Our Canyons, Dies Utah Gears Up For New Efforts To Clean Air http://kpcw.org/post/utah-gears-new-efforts-clean-air <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah legislator is bringing back a failed measure at clearing soot from Utah skies.</p><p>North Salt Lake Republican Becky Edwards proposes that Utah allow its own regulators to set rules stricter than their federal counterparts.</p><p>She says Utah's mountains, weather, and other factors combine in winter to create an air pollution problem unique to the state.</p><p>Edwards told a legislative panel Wednesday the state should be free to seek its own solutions to the singular problem.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:11:00 +0000 KPCW 16215 at http://kpcw.org Shooting Deaths Of 4 Horses In Utah Prompt Outrage http://kpcw.org/post/shooting-deaths-4-horses-utah-prompt-outrage <p>SYRACUSE, Utah (AP) - The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.</p><p>Richard Sanders says he returned home from a trip Tuesday to learn the horses were killed in their corral in Syracuse, 25 miles north of Salt Lake City.</p><p>He tells Ogden's Standard Examiner the horses he loved and cared for over the last decade were shot sometime between July 12 and Tuesday night.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 KPCW 16216 at http://kpcw.org 2 Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges http://kpcw.org/post/2-ag-gag-laws-facing-federal-court-challenges <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The yearslong fight over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.</p><p>Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful.</p><p>Animal rights groups, free speech activists and others have filed two separate, but similar lawsuits against ag-gag measures in two Western states.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:40:00 +0000 David Pitt 16214 at http://kpcw.org Mountain Summer - July 18, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/mountain-summer-july-18-2014 <p>Meisha Lawson joined John Wells for another edition of Mountain Summer, including a visit from Greg West of Utah Olympic Park. He dropped by to talk about Western Day on Saturday (7/19). Travis English from Summit County dropped by with Paige Lindsay, Miss Summit County -2013. They talked about the fair coming up in the next few weeks. Laurie Backus, a park ranger at Jordanelle also joined the show to talk about Fire On The Water, also on Saturday (7/19). Meisha and John also gave a rundown of a bunch of other events all over the area this weekend.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:27:25 +0000 John Wells & Mike & Meisha Lawson 16138 at http://kpcw.org Mountain Summer - July 18, 2014 Cool Science Radio - July 17, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-july-17-2014 <p>Author Rebecca Coffee joined John (Wells) and Beth (Fratkin) to talk about stress and her recent article for Discover Magazine, <em>20 Things You Didn't Know About Stress</em>. National Geographic Host Jason Silva then joined the show to talk about NatGeo's <em>Expedition Granted</em>. Jason is the host of NatGeo's <em>Brain Games</em>.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:43:56 +0000 John Wells, Beth Fratkin & Lynn Ware Peek & Mike 16085 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - July 17, 2014