Kerry Kelly, Environmental Engineer and researcher at the U. is on first talking about her study relating wood smoke and poor air quality. Then Dr. Michelle Hofmann, Pediatrician, on the second half to discuss the health impacts associated with PM 2.5 and ozone exposure to children.
The Utah Avalanche Center, in its first report of the season, warns citizens of the the perfect storm of avalanche danger, taking place in the early season due to the first significant snowfall blankets the Wasatch Mountains. KPCW's Lynn Ware Peek has more.
The first guest in the studio is Matt Slonaker, Executive Director for Utah Health Policy Project. UHPP is a non profit organization, whose vision is for an efficient and timely manner with sustainable financing. Then, Mark Blocker, Managing Partner of National Affinity Services. Mark has been advising small businesses about what to do with their health insurance. Finally, Bill Brunson, Media Relations Officer for the IRS, warning us about the sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers.
Today's guests introduce us to family holiday fun. Jenny Dearson from the Kimball Art Center has holiday themed classes available. We welcome our new Fanster, Britnee Johnston, from Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. They host fun Thanksgiving events, including "Eat Like A Pilgrim".
This week's show brings in Gil Moore, Director of Projects POPACS, STARSHINE and PrintSat and Adjunct Professor of Physics Utah State University. POPACS main objective is to measure the changes in density of the auroral zone upper atmosphere. In the second half, an encore interview with James Fallon, author of "The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.
Film actor, director and founder of the Sundance Institute Robert Redford was honored by the state of Utah Saturday, with November 9th being proclaimed as Robert Redford Day in Utah. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.
Today's show starts with guest, Jacki Zehner, President of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation and CEO of Women Moving Millions, who dedicates her resources towards the advancement of women and girls. Then Sonia Thomas, President and Founder of Olanova, sustainable fashion with a purpose, by helping women in need become self-reliant. Finally, Linda Wells, entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Tugboat Ventures.
John and Lynn talk with Brad Stone, author of "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon". In the second half, Mike Dunne, Director of Laser Fusion Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is heading up a group showing early positive results in fusion.