Sheri Quinn

Program Producer, Science Questions

Sheri Quinn has been doing science radio for the past twelve years. She started the very first science radio program in Utah in 1999, and since has produced multiple national and international broadcasts, including producing an audio series on the Aché in Paraguay and efforts to save the last remnants of the Atlantic Rain Forest.  She is a veteran reporter who has interviewed numerous world-leading scholars, corresponding for Voice of America and NPR.

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Access Utah
7:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Community Farming Part Two with Roslyn Brain on Access Utah

Community supported agricultural farms, called CSA’s for short, are blooming across the nation and they are gaining popularity in Utah as well. There are currently over 40 CSA’s across the state. Last week on the show Utah State University’s sustainable communities’ expert Roslyn Brain discussed how CSA’s can help us “eat” our way to a more sustainable community. Today, she takes us another step closer to nature and talks about the newest trend in sustainable gardening-permaculture.

 

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Science Questions
10:25 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Community Supported Farms Explored on Science Questions

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There is a sustainability movement blossoming across thee Unites States, and it's community supported agricultural farms are an incredible result of the trend over the past decade. Utah State University Naturalist Roslynn Brain shares Utah's efforts towards a more sustainable future and how you can eat your way to a smaller carbon footprint.

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Access Utah
7:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Cache Valley's Air Quality on Friday's Access Utah

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Several days a year Cache Valley’s air quality is worse than the air in big cities such as Beijing, China. Today on the program Utah State University environmental engineer Randy Martin, joins us to talk about what’s causing the pollution in cache valley and the State strategies to clean it up so everyone can breathe easy.  

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Science Questions
1:59 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Science Questions: Global population and environmental health

Science Questions explores global population and environmental health. Our planet has reached a milestone: In 2011, the world population reached 7 billion people and by the end of the century, it will top 10 billion. Unsustainable human population growth and over consumption are driving species extinct, and destroying wildlife habitat.

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Access Utah
1:51 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

A Summer with Freeman and environmental health on Access Utah Friday

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Salt Lake City based educator and inventor Daniel Geery has a new novel out this Summer titled “ A Summer with Freeman.” It is a coming-of-age story about two teenage boys who flee to the nearby wilderness to live off the land in search of peace from the town bully. Today on the program, Geery joins us to talk about the book and the lessons within it that he hopes will benefit modern education.

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Access Utah
12:24 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Hope for Stopping the spread of Melanoma

  Researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City have identified a key protein with a role in the metastasis of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.  Today on the program, Dr. Allie Grossman, the lead author of the study published in the online journal, Science Signaling, joins us to talk about the finding that offers hope in stopping melanoma from spreading in the body.  


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Access Utah
11:33 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Plants in Prison and Racing on Access Utah Friday

  Two Cache Valley women are giving Utah prisoners a new chance behind bars and beyond.  Their tool is a dried plant.  Today on the program, producers Sheri Quinn and Elaine Taylor explore the "plants in jail" program started by Sara Lamb and Mary Barkworth, where inmates glue plant material onto archival paper for the Utah State University Herbarium.  

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Access Utah
12:58 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Agriculture and Climate Change on Access Utah Friday

  Last year, agricultural producers experienced the worst drought in generations. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced this week the department's vision for agriculture in the face of evolving environmental challenges.  Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to USDA spokesperson Blake Walbeck about the challenges ahead for farmers and ranchers in Utah and discusses conservation stewardship funding available to producers in Utah and nationwide. 


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Access Utah
12:35 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Temple Grandin and Christopher Gauthier on Access Utah Friday

  The most famous person with autism, Temple Grandin, has a new book out called The Autistic Brain-Thinking Across the Spectrum, and it is currently number 21 on the best seller list. On the program, producer Sheri Quinn presents this two-part program on autism.  In the first half, Temple Grandin talks about the book, her latest research in the livestock industry, and what she thinks parents, clinicians, and educators should be doing to improve the lives of children with autism.


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Access Utah
10:50 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Economist Laurie Johnson On Access Utah

  A recent study released by the natural resources defense council, a national not-for-profit environmental group, shows taxpayers spend roughly 1,000 dollars per year in extreme weather events related to climate change.  Economist Laurie Johnson joins us to talk about the monetary, environmental and health costs of climate change.  she also offers solutions to work towards a cleaner energy future. 

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