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July 15: Climate change, political rhetoric and U. of U. technology

July 15: Climate change, political rhetoric and U. of U. technology



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OverviewExtreme weather patterns from flash floods to fire and drought. We'll discuss Utah's changing climate with the state climatologist. And is it possible to be elected president without misrepresenting the truth? Our panel of politicos weigh in on all of the campaign rhetoric. Plus, see how the University of Utah is taking the lead in producing high-tech companies.

Segment 1

It cooled down a bit over the weekend but all-in-all it has been a hot summer. Fires are still blazing in the Rockies. In all the places where there isn't flash flooding, the midwest is struggling with drought conditions and a heat wave. And the word from federal weather experts: get used to it. We discussed climate change state climatologist Robert Gillies. Learn why we should prepare for a declining snowpack.

Segment 2

The campaigns are throwing out a lot of numbers about the economy and their records and they can't all be right. Is it possible to be elected president without misrepresenting the opponent? And have voters just come to expect the lying? Joining us to discuss that is Quin Monson, professor of political science and Brigham Young University and Lisa Riley Roche, political writer for the Deseret News.

Segment 3

Unusual technology produced on a university campus spurred our story of the week.

See how the University of Utah has been taking the lead in producing high-tech companies — even surpassing the likes of MIT.

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