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  • University of Utah President Taylor Randall calls in from his statewide tour as he collaborates with other Utah colleges and universities.
  • On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher's guests are: (8:20) University of Utah President Taylor Randall, who's on a statewide tour to collaborate with other Utah schools(21:36) Park City Planning Director Gretchen Milliken discusses school construction and future affordable housing projects. ***CORRECTION: It was inaccurately stated that Vail Resorts is the owner of the DoubleTree, formerly known as the Yarrow at 1600 Park Ave. Vail Resorts had previously managed the property as a third party but did not own it. According to Summit County records, the property is owned by Yarrow Hotel Owner LLC and managed by a real estate company in Chicago. (37:44) and Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra with a recap of the 100-mile meal and the organization's plans.
  • Kevin Perry, Professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah joins the show. Over the past decade, the Great Salt Lake has continued to deplete. It is now a third of its original size and recently the last remaining boats were pulled from the Great Salt Lake Marina. The troubled body of water desperately needs more water. These record lows are taking a toll, and the effects are wide reaching.
  • On today's This Green Earth, hosts Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak speak with (01:30) Dr. Bonnie Baxter, Director of the Great Salt Lake Institute and biology professor at Westminster College and (27:07) Kevin Perry, Professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Utah. Over the past decade, the Great Salt Lake has continued to deplete. It is now a third of its original size and recently the last remaining boats were pulled from the Great Salt Lake Marina. The troubled body of water desperately needs more water. These record lows are taking a toll, and the effects are wide reaching. These two environmental experts speak to the issues of this once great lake and what the future holds.
  • In celebration of International Dark Sky Week, Paul Ricketts, director of University of Utah's South Physics Observatory, will come on to speak about Utah's upcoming Dark Sky Week events, including telescope workshops and a Star party.
  • Nell Larson and Chris Cherniak are the hosts of This Green Earth. This week, (01:58) in celebration of International Dark Sky Week, Paul Ricketts, director of University of Utah's South Physics Observatory, will come on to speak about Utah's upcoming Dark Sky Week events, including telescope workshops and a Star party.Then, they will be speaking with (24:21) Yale University lecturer Wake Smith, who teaches a world-leading course on the topic of Climate Mitigation. The course syllabus forms the basis of his new book, Pandora's Toolbox: The Hopes and Hazards of Climate Intervention.
  • Today on the Local News Hour: (07:07) - South Summit School District Superintendent Greg Maughan has an update from this month's board meeting.(22:00) - Dr. Daniel Mendoza, Research Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has details about a public conversation discussing the accelerating impacts of climate change on Utah.(35:34) - Heber Valley Airport Manager Travis Biggs gives an update on Heber City's airport master plan.
  • Dr. Daniel Mendoza, Research Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah, has details about a public conversation discussing the accelerating impacts of climate change on Utah.WHEN: Friday, April 15, 2022, 12 p.m.—1 p.m.WHERE: Zoom (password NEXUS)WHO: Dr. Daniel Mendoza, research associate professor, Atmospheric SciencesSen. Luz Escamilla, Utah State SenateMeisei Gonzalez, communications associate, HEAL Utah
  • University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Senior Demographer Emily Harris has details on Utah's latest population estimates - the highest rate of growth since 2017.
  • Today's Local News Hour guests include: The new Executive Director of Connect Summit County Julya Sembrat who talks about her new position, University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute Senior Demographer Emily Harris has details on Utah's latest population estimates - the highest rate of growth since 2017 and Outgoing Park City Mayor Andy Beerman looks back at his last 10 years serving the citizens of Park City.