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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Science Questions
12:46 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Industry Preserving Red Rock While Extracting Resources

Science Questions goes into the heart of Nine Mile Canyon in Eastern Utah, where the oil and gas industry has a stronghold. But while extracting natural resources, they are also preserving the canyon's rock art legacy and cultural resources. 

Access Utah
12:18 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Mothering an Addict on Access Utah Wednesday

Author Theresa Small from Idaho, joins us on the program today to tell us about her personal journey with her son's meth addiction. She wrote "How to Love an Addict" based on her experience and how she learned, essentially on her own, to take care of her son, herself, and the rest of her family, all while coping with the terrible side effects from an addiction. 

Science Questions
12:01 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

The Hunted Stalks the Hunter on Science Questions

Science Questions presents a profile of an infamous Amur Tiger who stalked his human hunter in Siberia with Canadian author John Valliant. 

Access Utah
11:54 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Midwife for Death on Access Utah Friday

Jerry Grace Lyons, a Californian who is one of the pioneers of the Renasissance of midwifery. Rather than bring people into the world, she is sending them to rest in peace. 

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Science Questions
11:07 am
Fri June 29, 2012

The Great Organism on Science Questions

Science questions profiles one of the largest and oldest known organisms on earth that resides right here in Utah: a type of quaking aspen. 

Access Utah
10:59 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Autism Across Time on Access Utah Friday

Autism rates across the United States are rising. A new Utah study suggest expanded diagnostic criteria could explain the new increatsed incidence of the disorder. Today on Access utah, Sheri Quinn talks to University of Utah adolescent and child psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Bilder about this new finding and her part in the research. 

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Science Questions
10:57 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Tortoise and the Future on Science Questions

Dr. Craig Stanford, author of “The Last Tortoise” goes in-depth about the plight of the tortoise across the globe. Tortoise populations are declining, partly because they are being taken as pets and for a food source, and Stanford offers his solutions to increasing their numbers and habitat. 

Access Utah
10:53 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Water and Sky on Access Utah Friday

Today on Access Utah, Sheri Quinn presents a Great Salt Lake Institute Summer workshop where high school students work in the field alongside scientists studying the lake eco system including the notorious brine shrimp and brine flies that make the lake so famous. She’ll also talk to Dr. Stephen Whitmore about Utah State University students who won the fourth rocket building contest in the last five years this past April. 

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Science Questions
11:13 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Recovery and Addiction in Teens Part 3 on Science Questions

Science Questions is part three in a series on teens and addiction. This episode  presents a new education trend geared toward treating and educating youth who struggle with addiction. These "Recovery Schools" are blooming across the nation, healing students and giving them a second chance at life and graduation.  The program features students from Valley High School in Salt Lake, and discuss the stigma of the school, and how they got an education that helped them grow there.

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Access Utah
11:07 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Polar Bears and Sustainable Life on AU Friday

On today's Access Utah, Sheri Quinn talks with Wildlife Biologist Steve Amstrup. He spent 27 years researching wild polar bears and was instrumental in getting the bears listed as a threatened species  under the Endangered Species Act. Today, as chief scientist for Polar Bears International, he no longer faces the polar bears in the icy Arctic terrain and instead focuses on raising public awareness about global climate change and its threat to polar bear populations. 

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