State & Regional

State & Regional
3:29 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The Mountain Life - July 23, 2014

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 Good Morning Mr. Mandela. She was Nelson Mandela's long-time personal assistant and honorary "grand daughter".

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State & Regional
3:09 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

This Green Earth - July 22, 2014

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.

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State & Regional
11:19 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Mountain Money - July 21 2014

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.

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AP NEWS
8:21 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Gale Dick, Co-Founder Of Save Our Canyons, Dies

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.

Tim Dick told The Sale Lake Tribune that his father died Friday at a Salt Lake City hospital of natural causes.

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.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says he considered Dick to be an important adviser on environmental issues affecting Wasatch canyons.

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AP NEWS
7:11 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Utah Gears Up For New Efforts To Clean Air

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah legislator is bringing back a failed measure at clearing soot from Utah skies.

North Salt Lake Republican Becky Edwards proposes that Utah allow its own regulators to set rules stricter than their federal counterparts.

She says Utah's mountains, weather, and other factors combine in winter to create an air pollution problem unique to the state.

Edwards told a legislative panel Wednesday the state should be free to seek its own solutions to the singular problem.

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AP NEWS
6:29 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Shooting Deaths Of 4 Horses In Utah Prompt Outrage

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.

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.

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.

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AP NEWS
12:40 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

2 Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges

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.

Half of U.S. states have attempted to pass so-called ag-gag laws, but only seven have been successful.

Animal rights groups, free speech activists and others have filed two separate, but similar lawsuits against ag-gag measures in two Western states.

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State & Regional
2:27 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Mountain Summer - July 18, 2014

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.

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State & Regional
11:43 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Cool Science Radio - July 17, 2014

Author Rebecca Coffee joined John (Wells) and Beth (Fratkin) to talk about stress and her recent article for Discover Magazine, 20 Things You Didn't Know About Stress. National Geographic Host Jason Silva then joined the show to talk about NatGeo's Expedition Granted. Jason is the host of NatGeo's Brain Games.

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State & Regional
1:40 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

The Mountain Life - July 16, 2014

Tim Henney and guest co-host Chris Cherniak started off today's show with a conversation with Paul Greenberg, author of American Catch - The Fight For Our Local Seafood. Dr. Ariel Ford, a clinical psychologist, then joined the show to talk about her combination of Western science and Eastern thought in her practice. Finally, Leslie Miller joined the show to talk about a University Of Utah sponsored environmental symposium called Reimagine Western Landscapes.

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