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Benefits of Introducing Science Programs to Utah's Incarcerated

Apr 29, 2021

This week on Cool Science Radio, Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, a Professor with the Department of Biology at the University Of Utah comes on the show.

Nadkarni is the Director of the initiative to bring science programs to the incarcerated in Utah. These programs provide benefits for inmates, scientists, correctional institutions, and the community.

Today on This Green Earth, Robert Adler gives us the breakdown on the 26th Annual Wallace Stegner Symposium titled:  "The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?". The program will present a number of speakers who explore the role of plastics in our lives, including its history, benefits, impacts, and solutions.

Adler is a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of environmental and water law.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(02:15) Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Report

(03:51) - KPCW Winter Pledge Drive welcomes Deer Valley Resort's Director of Marketing Coleen Reardon and Food and Beverage Director Jodie Rogers.

(28:06) - University of Utah Head Coach and Park City resident Justin Johnson talks about his ski career from athlete to coach.


In this episode of Cool Science Radio University of Utah Professor Roger Altizer revisits with John and Lynn. The Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program at the University of Utah is a top-ranked program in video game education and research and is a national leader in the nascent discipline of games.

Dave Kieda, Dean, The Graduate School and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah and Nolan Matthews, graduate research assistant at the University of Utah join Lynn and John this week on Cool Science Radio. They are part of a team of scientists and educators that have developed an array of telescopes that will provide unparalleled resolution and detail that will help to improve our understanding of faraway stellar systems.

By 10:15am Saturday morning, at least 50 people had lined up in front of Park City High School for COVID-19 testing at a mobile unit set up by Intermountain Healthcare.  

  In this episode of Cool Science Radio Michael Vershinin, assistant professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah talks with Lynn and John about COVID -19. One of the biggest unknowns about the coronavirus is it’s sensitivity to humidity and temperature and how changing seasons will affect its spread. Michael along with Saveez Saffarian have received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant to quickly tackle these important questions.




Cada Domingo - Tracy Altman

Nov 3, 2019

Latino Mental Health and Healthy U Behavioral have expanded their services in Summit County for the Latino community of the county.

Tracy Altman, M.H.E.d., Senior Medicaid Program Manager with the University of Utah's Health Plans tells us of the effort by Healthy U to bring their services to the Latino community focused on under and non-insured members' mental health. She also discusses the many services provided in collaboration with many of Summit County's existing non-profit organizations. 

Genetic Therapies Promise Cures To Inherited Disease

Aug 16, 2019
University of Utah / University of Utah

The University of Utah has been a leader in the field of genetics research for decades. Ethical issues are on the rise as the technology now allows genome editing of human embryos.

University of Utah Pediatric Professor and Associate Vice President of Research Jeffery Botkin says the years of genetics work is now moving into a new phase that is treating and curing some diseases through gene technology.

John and Lynn speak with Paul Corson, Director of Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah’s TVC (Technology and Venture Commercialization). The University of Utah’s Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization helps bring inventions to market -  they help turn ideas into more than just ideas. The Center does a lot of matchmaking—connecting executives to companies to help run them, connecting inventions with licensees, connecting companies to funding.

Cada Domingo habla con Jorge Rojas, Director de Educación con el Utah Museum of Fine Arts en la Universidad de Utah. Hablamos de la exhibición ACME, del Epicenter: Our Futures, la serie de películas gratuitas UFCM-Utah Film Center Monthly, el sábado para la familia, y muchos otros programas del UMFA.

On this special Memorial Day show we look back at two recent interviews worth repeating. This best of Mountain Money episode features two interviews one from April 30th and the other from March 12th . Renai and Doug interview Natalie Gochnour associate Dean in the David Eccles School of Business and director of the Kem C. Gardner Policey Institute at the University of Utah.  The second interview is with Author Elizabeth Willard Thames who wrote Achieving Financial Independance Through Simple Living.

Cool Science Radio December 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Andrew Shtulman about how intuitive theories about science are often incorrect. Then they talk about an award-winning project, BioEyes, from the University of Utah. This project brings science to second graders at McPolin Elementary in the form of single-celled organisms that grow into the beating hearts of Zebra fish larvae, this happens all within one week of school. Can genetic engineering save the Galapagos Islands? Final guest on today's show Steve Hall of Scientific American join John and Lynn to explore this topic.


On This Green Earth this morning Chris and Nell speak with students from BYU and the University of Utah on how they are collaborating with, and competing against, each other on climate change education, awareness and initiatives.  Then they speak with the Western Environmental Law Center about the Department of Interior's recent attempts to delay the implementation of a rule which would reduce the amount of methane gas emitted into the atmosphere from natural gas wells and distribution systems.