Over the years, the Selfhelp Home in Chicago has brought together more than 1,000 refugees and Holocaust survivors under one roof. A new documentary film, "Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home", features the stories of the eventual residents of Selfhelp, who spent the war years surviving by any means necessary – fleeing to the Jewish ghetto of Shanghai, hiding in the French countryside, taken in by English families as part of the Kindertransport, or as prisoners in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.
This week on the show, I feature the new release of West Virginia themed songs by Kathy Mattea, and the intelligent and articulate songs of Jesse Terry. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Linda McRae, Cedar Breaks, and Kim and Reggie Harris, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
One of the best ways to ensure that your cool season lawn gets through the hot summer is using the best watering practices and having a healthy lawn. This includes watering deeply and less often, and mowing high. But there are also other types of cool season grasses that can also help your lawn be more drought tolerant. These include tall and fine fescues. Today on The Zesty Garden, we’ll look at the latest in these and other “best practices” with USU Water Conservation and Turfgrass Specialist, Kelly Kopp. But first on the program, we’ll talk with a dutch bulb expert whose family has been selling bulbs for almost 400 years.
The once quiet field of epigenetics is now making big waves in the biological sciences. Laboratories across the world are filling up with researchers studying the human epi-genome. It literally means above the genome. On the program, producer Sheri Quinn explores this paradigm shift in biology with German scientist Wolf Riek, recognized as a world leader in the field of epi-genetics.