News Clips for Jan. 10, 2020

KUER’s boss soon will also be in charge of PBS Utah

The University of Utah’s two public broadcasting stations—radio station KUER and TV station KUED, also known as NPR Utah and PBS Utah—will soon answer to the same boss.

Rare Salt Formations Appear Along the Great Salt Lake

Rare salt formations have been documented for the first time on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, and they could yield insights about salt structures found on Mars before they disappear for good.

Research finds slave trade’s effect on firm ownership persists today

The effects of the African slave trade persist today among businesses in parts of the continent, with companies more often tightly controlled by individuals or families—often because they have limited access to equity funding and shared ownership.

Revisiting 'Reimagining A Place For The Wild' On Wednesday's Access Utah

Reimagining a Place for the Wild contains a diverse collection of personal stories that describe encounters with the remaining wild creatures of the American West and critical essays that reveal wildlife’s essential place in western landscapes.

No Argument. Utah Really Does Have the Greatest Snow on Earth.

I skipped an entire day of work yesterday. I didn’t mean to, but the skiing was just too good to head back inside and slouch in front of a computer screen. It was hammering fluffy, Utah powder, and a couple quick runs soon bled into a full day of lapping my favorite lifts. What was so special about this particular day? Nothing.

Alphabet snaps up 2nd ex-ONC head for life sciences team

Verily, Alphabet's life sciences branch, has hired former ONC head Vindell Washington as its chief clinical officer, the company confirmed to Healthcare Dive.

Intermountain Healthcare says respiratory infections on the rise in Utah

Utah is seeing the rise of seasonal respiratory pathogens, including respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, according to Intermountain Healthcare. Specific to RSV, many parts of the state are experiencing moderate to high levels of activity, according to Intermountain Healthcare’s GermWatch program.