Earth’s Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter.

  • April 3, 2024
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Plus, Eid meets Newroz, Utah snow totals, and more tips to watch the solar eclipse.

Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Dr. Kamal Bewar and David Sanders talk about celebrating Eid and Newroz, as well as other student-led activities at SLCC. Dr. Bewar is interim director of the STEM Learning Center in the School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering at Salt Lake Community College. 

  • April 13: Newroz/ Eid Celebration, 5:30–10:30 p.m. at Student Center Building Room: STC 110, SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 S. Redwood Rd. Event by ‎Kurdish Community of Utah: "KCU is organizing an Eid/Newroz celebration. This year's celebration will be held at Salt Lake Community College in collaboration with the SLCC Kurdish Student Leadership. Our agenda will include dancing and music. Please bring your favorite food, beverages, and desserts."

KRCL's own Jordy Clayton, host of Backporch Blues Ramble (TUES, 5-7AM), who by day leads the Utah Snow Survey Program.

Patrick Wiggins, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, with tips to watch the April 8th Solar Eclipse.

  • April 8: 2024 Total Solar Eclipse with NASA: "On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. Safety is the number one priority when viewing a total solar eclipse. Be sure you're familiar with when you need to wear specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing by reviewing these safety guidelines."

  • NASA safety tips for viewing a solar eclipse: "Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing. Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury. When watching the partial phases of the solar eclipse directly with your eyes, which happens before and after totality, you must look through safe solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”) or a safe handheld solar viewer at all times. You can also use an indirect viewing method, such as a pinhole projector.​" Read More

RadioACTive's Nick Burns talks with Lowell Baier, author of Earth’s Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter (Rowman & Littlefield; April 16, 2024). 

  • A celebration of 50 years of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), Baier's book provides an insightful and entertaining history of the ESA’s dramatic highs and lows. He profiles his work with the ESA from its inception to the present, and with the key figures who shaped its history, from field biologists to Presidents of the United States. 

  • You can find more information about the Endangered Species Act and Lowell E. Baier at and on social media at Twitter: ESAat50 | Instagram:  ESAat50 | Facebook: ESAat50.

Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments, or suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: