The Utah Legislature has completed its new base-budget discussions, and on Thursday the legislators gave final disclosures on the bills they're sponsoring. But some bills are in limbo right now, including a change in liquor laws proposed by Rep. Kraig Powell. Rick Brough has more.
The first guest on today's show is Anne Bastien, Program Manager for First LEGO League for Utah. 48 middle school teams will advance to the state championship with their LEGO robots. Then, Dan Hurley, an award winning science journalist, who was one of The New York Times Magazine's most read articles of the year.
Lynn and Tim start the hour with Bruce Grierson, author of "What Makes Olga Run: The mystery of the 90 something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives". The second guest is David Wintzer, who talks about the Kickstarter program and how it will help his project of bringing gluten free banana flour to the world. Finally, Howard Bloom, who has been called the Darwin, Newton, Einstein and Freud of the 21st century.
Nell and Chris chat with Dr. Devra Davis, re-known Epidemiologist and author of "When Smoke Ran Like Water", a book which chronicles the history of air pollution in the U.S. and it's impacts on human health. She alsotalks about the harm cell phones can cause from microwave radiation.
Mountain Money hosts Larry Warren and Doug Wells welcome Denise Brosseau on their show to talk about leadership and her book Ready To Be A Thought Leader? They then continue with a local thought leader and filmmaker Patrick Lovell, who recently finished his film Forward 13: Waking up the American Dream, adding his personal perspective on the mortgage crisis. Finally, Plans to redevelop the Bonanza Park district in Park City are on track with the unveiling of The Boneyard Saloon and co-owner Jesse Shetler is in to give us an inside look at the new bar.
House Rep. Kraig Powell says that this year's Legislature could be quite a ride. He told KPCW this week that a record number of bills have been submitted, but there's also a record low amount of time for them to be considered. Rick Brough has more.
Lynn and John open with biologist Alan de Queiroz, "The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life". He describes the radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being. In the second half, Jason Silva, Tech Philosopher and Ted Global Speaker and host of Brain Games on National Geographic. Jason has been called 'the new Carl Sagan' for his impassioned take on technological advancements.
Chris and Nell first speak with Matt Pacenza, Policy Director at HEAL Utah, about the upcoming "clean air" bills being sent to the Utah State Legislature.Then they speak with Ken Wishnia, author of the environmental crime novel "The Glass Factory".
Larry and Doug talk to producer, Dan Cogan, from Impact Partners. Their goal is to bring together film makers and film investors. Then, Women In Film President, Cathy Schulman. Women In Film's purpose is to empower, promote and mentor women in film. Finally, Jill Orschel, award winning film maker and Sundance Alumnus, who now lives in Park City.