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
11:27 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Music and Black Holes on Access Utah Friday

Today on the program Sheri Quinn talks to singer songwriter Bill Miller.  He grew up on a Mohican Indian reservation in Wis., which inspires much of his music and his work with troubled youth.  At 9:30 science questions profiles physicist Kip Thorne, who grew up in Logan, just below the Utah State University campus.  Thorne's research has focused on gravitation physics and astrophysics with an emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes and gravitational waves.

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Access Utah
12:32 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Einstein's Center of Time on Access Utah Thursday

Einstein's Dream was first published in 1994, has been translated into 30 languages and has been the basis for more than two dozen independent theatrical and musical productions. Author Alan Lightman worked with producers Paul Stancato and Brian Rhinehart to create a musical piece that followed the strains of the book.  Today on Science Questions, Sheri Quinn hosts author and Paul Stancato to discuss the book and music focused around Einstein's dreams of time, teaching students to write about time, and other performances. 

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Access Utah
11:14 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Satellite Conference Flies Forward in the Field on Access Utah Friday

Small satellites are the lasting trend in the space business, they can save your life and are something the public benefits from everyday when we use electronics like cell phones or iPads. On Friday’s special one-hour program, producer Sheri Quinn explores the 26th annual small satellite conference that took place the past week at Utah State University. There were 1,100 attendees from 23 countries, sharing knowledge and ideas, technology and aerospace products. 

 

Science Questions
11:18 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Nature and the Cognitive Brain on Science Questions

Science Questions presents new research at Utah State University on climate change in Utah, a new study on the effects of nature on infants, and then SQ radio presents a story that traces the moon landing to find out about the mysterious "moon tree."  

Access Utah
11:04 am
Fri August 10, 2012

City Academy Students Explore Groups in Society on AU Friday

As school days edge closer, producers Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery present this special archival program, a compilation of previously aired youth produced stories from Utah teens from City Academy Charter School in Salt Lake City.  We learn about one teen's gang life, what a boiler maker is, and one teen's perspective on polygamy.  

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Salt Lake City
6:17 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Mars Rover Landing Reason to Party at the University of Utah

Cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory last night after "Curiosity" had survived the harrowing plunge.

NASA's Mars rover landed safe and sound on the surface of Mars late Sunday night. The 1-ton, 6-wheeled laboratory nailed an intricate and risky touchdown much to the relief and joy of over 300 people who watched the historic event live at the University of Utah.

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Science Questions
10:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Morals, Farming, and Hydraulic Fracturing on Science Questions

Farmer Mick Luber. Photo by Zack Pontius.

Science Questions profiles two farmers living on opposite sides of the country, but whom are both profoundly impacted by the oil and gas industry. Science Questions goes to the heart of farm land in Ohio and Utah, where natural gas extraction and farming collide. 

Access Utah
9:51 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Alzheimer's and Farming vs. Fracking on Access Utah Friday

Author Patti Kerr

Every seven seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Today on Access Utah, Author Patti Kerr joins Sheri Quinn to discuss her personal journey with caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease. She offers practical advice for caregivers. 

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Science Questions
12:14 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Ice on Science Questions Friday

 Science Questions profiles the work of paleogeologist Lonnie Thompson, famous for his ice archive and studies of melting glacial ice. 

Access Utah
11:41 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Sage Grouse and Ice Archives on Access Utah Friday

The greater Sage Grouse is symbol of conservation across the western United States.  There are only about 200,000 of these birds left in the wild and states where this iconic sage grouse inhabit are all collaborating on a conservation plan, Utah included.  Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to wildlife biologist Allison Jones about the greater sage grouse and efforts in Utah to protect it.

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