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Christine McKinley and "Physics for Rock Stars" on Wednesday's Access Utah

Today we’ll revisit a conversation from 2016: Christine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, musician, and author. Her musical Gracie and the Atom, about life, death, physics, and Catholic school, won a Portland Drammy for Original Score. Her book Physics for Rock Stars was published in 2014 by Penguin Random House. She hosted Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on History Channel and Under New York on Discovery Channel. Christine McKinley is a licensed mechanical engineer Her twenty-year engineering career has included projects in power generation, industrial facilities, and commercial construction. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.