On the show this week, I feature the new release from Joshua James and the latest album from the Australian songwriter Paul Kelly. I’ll also play new songs from albums by Gareth Pearson, Chicago Farmer, and Daniel Romano, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
“Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? Amy Stewart is author of The Drunken Botanist. Today on The Zesty Garden, she talks about the plants that create the world’s great drinks.
Last year, in a surprising development, more than 300 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marched in the Utah Pride Parade. The group Mormons Building Bridges predicts that with Mormons for Equality also involved, church members will turn out in record numbers to march in this year’s parade on Sunday. Are you planning to march in the parade this year? What do you think of those who are? What does it mean that some Mormons are marching again?
As National Bike Month comes to a close, we’re talking bicycling on Wednesday’s Access Utah. Is biking a legitimate form of everyday transportation? Should more of us park our cars in favor of our bicycles? Could you get by without owning a car? Is your community bike-friendly? How can you stay safe while cycling? How can we better accommodate each other as drivers and bikers?
Parenting in an online world is our topic for the hour on Tuesday’s Access Utah. We’ll be talking with tech-savvy Utah parents Jonathan & Loralee Choate and Dr. Jim Taylor, author of several books, including Raising Generation Tech: Prepare Your Children for a Media-fueled World.
We’ll ask you what your concerns are:.Do we put too much information about our kids out there on blogs, Facebook etc.?How do you keep your kids safe in an online environment?
On the show this week, I feature two live recordings – one from the talented and entertaining Cheryl Wheeler, another from the beautiful singer Debra Cowan. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Brian Vardigans, Amy White, and Nels Andrews, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
The aphid hoards are descending on your garden. How can you keep them at bay? USU Extension Entomologist, Diane Alston, will help you nurture the aphid nemesis, the lady beetle. Also today is a recipe for Ginger Carrot Soup along with a reading by journalist and bee keeper Nancy Williams on how carrots helped win the Trojan War.
A recent study released by the natural resources defense council, a national not-for-profit environmental group, shows taxpayers spend roughly 1,000 dollars per year in extreme weather events related to climate change. Economist Laurie Johnson joins us to talk about the monetary, environmental and health costs of climate change. she also offers solutions to work towards a cleaner energy future.
Calling it “one of the most difficult calls he’s had to make,” Governor Herbert has rejected a deal that would have shared rights to water beneath Snake Valley with Nevada. The Southern Nevada Water Authority says that Las Vegas needs Nevada’s share of the water and wants to pipe it south. Local citizens fear that the export of water could damage Snake Valley’s environment and economy.
In his new book, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. "Cooked" becomes an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships: with plants and animals, the soil, farmers, our history and culture, and, of course, the people our cooking nourishes. Cooking, above all, connects us.