The United States’ rate of incarceration is the highest in the world. Why and how did this happen? Marc Mauer’s “Race to Incarcerate,” first published in 1999, has become an important text for understanding the growth of the US prison system and a canonical work for those active in the US criminal justice reform movement. Now Sabrina Jones, a member of the World War 3 Illustrated collective and an author of politically engaged comics, has collaborated with Mauer to adapt and update the original book into a comics narrative designed to reach new audiences.
Aired: 5/10/13 We hear about the war in Afghanistan from the perspective of one of the nation's leading industrialists there until the 1980s. Author Nasser Shansab joins us to talk about his experience growing up in Afghanistan within one of the nation's most prominent families and how his forced exile influenced his unique role in the u.s us government.
The Utah Prairie Dog Recovery Implementation Program (UPDRIP) has two goals: “Recover the Utah prairie dog so that it no longer requires protection under the Endangered Species Act; and allow for existing land uses and continued growth and development within the historic range of the Utah prairie dog.” Some in the area want the process to move faster.
Today we visit with USU Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Kelly Kopp, about buffalo grass and it’s suitability for planting in our climate. We’ll also talk with author Joel Karsten about his new book “Straw Bale Gardens-The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier, and With No Weeding.” Journalist and USU Emerita Professor, Nancy Williams, joins us for another edition of Petals and Prose.