Fresh Folk
6:44 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Fresh Folk - February 18

On the show this week, I feature the album of cowboy ballads from Jack Hardy, and the groove-oriented new release from Matt Nathanson. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Jeff Bridges, Malcolm Holcombe, and Hungrytown, among other talented artists. Join me this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.

Utah News
6:41 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Cabin-crashing Mountain Man Still at Large

A mountain man who roams the woods of Southern Utah and breaks into vacant cabins to steal provisions continues to elude law enforcement, who consider him a ticking time bomb. Chris Holmes tells the story.

Utah News
6:35 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Atheists Win Civil Rights Case Over Roadside Crosses, Utah Will Pay

The Utah Attorney General's office says it will pay nearly $400,000 to resolve a lawsuit over roadside crosses honoring Utah troopers killed in the line of duty.

Science Questions
6:31 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

What's in Your School Lunch

For most of us, no matter how far removed, the words "Back to School" conjure up strong images. This week, Science Questions is going back to school and heralding two exceptional science teachers.

Access Utah
6:25 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

From the Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference

Electricity is the future of transportation according to engineers at the Electric Roads and Vehicles Conference in Park City, Utah, today. Presenter John Boys, Professor of Electronics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, pioneered the technology called "inductive power transfer" that allows vehicles to receive electric power from roads, doing away with the need to fuel up or plug in. With escalating gas prices Boys says we need an alternative to keep our cities moving.

At 9:30 Science Questions Explores what's in your school lunch.

Music Interviews
4:46 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Gretchen Peters: Personal Pain As Universal Truth

Gretchen Peters' new album is Hello Cruel World.
Gina Binkley

Country Music Award winner Gretchen Peters had an eventful 2010: The BP oil spill washed up on her doorstep, a good friend committed suicide, and her son announced that he's transgender. The last of those in particular, she says, got her thinking about personal conflict.

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The Two-Way
4:41 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Let Them Eat Funnel Cake: A Napoleon-Based Theme Park for France

A dark cloud passes over a statue of Napoleon in Vienna.
Joe Klamar AFP/Getty Images

No celebrity can be truly world renown unless they have their own theme park. Mickey Mouse and Disney have theirs. Now, Napoleon might get his chance too.

Christian Mantei the head of Atout France, the tourism group supporting the endeavor, once told the The Economist that "bosses at Disneyland Paris once said that only Napoleon had the stature to take on Mickey Mouse".

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Weather
4:31 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Friday Forecast - 2/17

Welcome to Friday! Here's your weekend forecast from the Utah Climate Center.

Music Interviews
4:27 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Roberta Flack's Long And Winding Road

Roberta Flack's new album, Let It Be Roberta, is a collection of reworked Beatles favorites.
Brian T. Silak Courtesy of the artist

Roberta Flack has been singing in a way that plucks at the heartstrings since 1969, when she recorded the breakthrough song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." She followed that hit with many, many more, including, "Killing Me Softly with His Song," "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You."

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The Two-Way
4:02 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

N.J. Gov. Christie Vetoes Gay Marriage Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question in Trenton, N.J., on Jan. 30.
Mel Evans AP

As he had promised, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill that would have allowed gay marriage in his state.

The governor issued his veto just a day after the state's legislature passed the bill. According to The Star-Ledger, Christie said that he was, however, appointing an "ombudsman to address complaints of same-sex couples and strengthen New Jersey's civil union's law."

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