RadioActive: November 6, 2017

  • November 6, 2017
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Science Cafe, Stony Mesa Sagas, Whitewash Roundup, McGillis School 5th Graders Water Symposium, Seven Canyons Trust

Hosted by Lara Jones and Billy Palmer, tonight's RadioActive featured:

  • Brenden Fisher-Femal, a paleo climatologist and one of five scientists featured at Science Cafe at the Natural History Museum of Utah this Wednesday. Each scientist will dish out their research in 10 minutes or less, then lead a lively, 10-minute group discussion. 
    • Included in Museum admission, free to members and University of Utah faculty, staff, and students with a current U ID. Light refreshments will be provided.
  • Librarian, environmentalist and writer Chip Ward on Stony Mesa Sagas, his first novel. 
  • Carey Gillam, author of White Wash, the Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science, explains the pesticide on our dinner plates, and why one chemical engineer suggests peeling apples before eating them. 
  • Teachers Cassi Lanie and Matt Blake and 5th graders Lily Jaffe, Cady Gregg and Drew Crouch talk daylighting canyon creeks, pollution in the Jordan River, and the Red Butte Oil Spill, 3 of the topics on the agenda at this year's Water Symposium at McGillis School, 668 S. 1300 E., SLC. It's free and open to the public from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14.
  • Brian Tonetti of Seven Canyons Trust, which has been working on daylighting since 2014. He said the non-profit will begin daylighting a 200-yard section of the Jordan River confluence next year. It also has a 100-year plan to daylight as much of the seven canyon creeks on the east bench of the Salt Lake Valley and rehabilitate them.