When former University of Utah President Chase Peterson began writing his memoir, it was largely to displace panic after a cancer diagnosis. He says his book is not the story of an academician, a scientist or a physician, though Dr. Peterson is all of those things. It's what he calls a "human and spiritual journey," that took him from the American West to New England and home again. Monday, Chase Peterson talks with us about the people he has served and the moments that brought his life meaning.
On Wednesday, May 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Chase Peterson will be on-hand for a book launch at the Marriott Library Gould Auditorium at the University of Utah. He'll read from his memoir The Guardian Poplar: A Memoir of Deep Roots, Journey, and Rediscovery at 3:30.
Music from Today's RadioWest:
- Haydn: Symphony No. 50 in C major, Hob.I:50: II. Andante moderato (Bela Drahos, Swedish Chamber Orchestra)
- Mahler: Symphony No 2, 1st Movement (Valery Gergiev, London Symphony Orchestra)
- Haydn: Symphony No. 28 in A major, Hob.I:28: III. Menuet: Allegro molto (Nicolaus Esterhazy/Bela Drahos)