Modern-Day Barrel Making
Guest: Darold Francis, Cooper
Darold Francis decided later in life to learn the traditional art of being a cooper and took up making barrels and baskets. Along the way, he gained a greater appreciation for this occupation that his forefathers had done for generations.
If you're interested in purchasing one of Francis' handmade products, please call 801.979.8200.
Civil War Photo Sleuth
Guest: Kurt Luther, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Director of Crowd Intelligence Lab at Virginia Tech
They say a photo is worth a thousand words. But if we don’t know who the people in the photo are, do we lose their stories? We talk to a computer scientist who uses crowdsourcing to identify Civil War soldiers.
A Wild Ride through Dead-and-Gone Amusement Parks
Guest: Kevin Perjurer, author of "Defunctland" and creator of the "Defunctland" Youtube channel
Discover the history of extinct and long-lost amusement parks.
Exploring Tiny Worlds in the Antarctic Ice
Guest: Pacifica Sommers, Research Associate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
At some point you’ve probably wondered about our whole idea of size and space. Is there any reason that an enormous galaxy could not be contained in little natural test tubes lodged in the ice of Antarctica? Our guest spends her winters basking in the Antarctic sun to explore communities of life in the ice.