Today on the program we explore the connection between fire, prehistory, and biodiversity with researchers in Nevada who reviewed anecdotal and anthropological data on the historical uses of fire in the Great Basin. Their literature review revealed how lessons learned from the uses of fire hundreds and thousands of years ago can improve modern land management practices.
Dan Drost, USU Extension Vegetable Specialist, has five gardening aphorisms. The first one, about planting depth, is heard in today's Zesty Garden. You'll also hear about Henry David Thoreau in Petals and Prose with Nancy Williams.
Wednesday on AU we remember Ed Abbey, author of “The Monkey Wrench Gang” and “Desert Solitaire,” and consider his legacy. What is Abbey's relevance today? What is the status of the environmental movement today?
A while back, UPR listener Derek Butcher emailed us saying that he’s pleased that “UPR has devoted a fair amount of airtime to discussions of Utah's air quality...which is great because it's an important issue that affects all of us."
On Monday’s Access Utah we’ll not only talk about key writers of the Beat Generation--such as Allen Ginsburg, Philip Whalen, and Kenneth Rexroth, but we’ll hear their voices as well. John Suiter, author of “Poets on the Peaks,” a book about Beat poets and their experiences as fire lookouts in the Northwest during the 1950s, discovered some historic photographs and audio tapes during his research.
On the show this week, I feature the haunting songs from Susan Cattaneo’s new release, and the 25th anniversary re-issue of Lucinda Williams’ self-titled album. I’ll also play songs from discs by Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen, The Hard Working Americans, and Adam Miller, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
NASA and a team of four aerospace companies are ready for two missions that will propel humans into outer space. The space shuttle launch and Orion rocket are ready for launch towards deep space starting in early fall this year.
Living in the second-driest state in the U.S. most of us are closely attuned to water issues, especially as we face changes to our climate. Three experts at USU recently chose water as the topic of their TEDxUSU talks.