KRCL Music Blog

‘Just Be There’ BYU Students Stand Up for LGBT Youth

November 14, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

Adam White and Bradley Brough are students at Brigham Young University.  They are also members of the club, Understanding Same Gender Attraction (USGA) a forum and support group for students who identify as LGBTQ/SSA.  In an effort to combat the rise of youth LGBT suicides, USGA has created the Just Be There video to offer love and encouragement to people struggling with their orientation or gender identity.  Adam is being recognized for his work by The Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. We discuss the changing dynamics of queer students at BYU and what this all means for the future of the LDS Church.

 

 

The Long Memory – Remembering Utah Phillips

November 14, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

Utah Phillips famously declared, “the long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we’re going, but where we want to go.” What are the consequences of forgetting our past; the struggle of organized labor, collective bargaining, child labor law and life before the social safety net? Nick welcomes historian Jeff Nichols and Duncan Phillips to reflect on the life, music and moral teachings of the late Utah Phillips.

 

SUWA: 30 Years Protecting Redrock Wilderness

November 11, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

By Troy Williams

What started around a kitchen table back in 1983  has become a major political force protecting Utah’s beloved redrock wilderness.  The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is celebrating 30 years of protecting our wild lands from oil and gas drilling, roads and development.  Deeda Seed and Stephen Bloch join us to reflect on their past accomplishments and look forward to the future of uncompromising wilderness protection.

 

Utah Phillips – The Last Will & Testament of Joe Hill

November 4, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

All week KRCL celebrates the songs and stories of U, Utah Phillips. Joe Hill was executed in Salt Lake City on Nov. 19 1915. His death inspired a generation of labor organizers to not mourn but “organize!”.  In this cut Utah Phillips collaborates with Ani DiFranco to tell the story of the late radical activist and Wobbly.

“I never died says he!”

 

Learn more about the stories and songs of Utah Phillips at The Long Memory.

Utah Phillips – Daddy What’s a Train?

November 4, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

Utah Phillips is the legendary folk-singer, story-teller and tramp whose songs recall a forgotten era in American life.  In “Daddy What’s a Train”, Utah writes a song to his son Duncan on the loss of rail transportation across the country.

 

Learn more about the stories and songs of Utah Phillips at The Long Memory.

Utah Phillips – Room for the Poor

November 4, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

All week KRCL celebrates the life and activism of U. Utah Phillips.  Always an advocate for the poor and downtrodden, Utah Phillips dedicated his life to lifting up America’s homeless.  In this story, Utah shares the inspiration for his classic song,  “Room for the Poor”.

 

Learn more about the life and legacy of Utah Phillips at:  The Long Memory

Utah Phillips – The Most Dangerous Woman in America

November 4, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

In 1999 Utah Phillips collaborated with Ani DiFranco on their second album, Fellow Workers. In this cut, Utah and Ani remember the life and activism of Mary Harris. She was known as Mother Jones and was considered by Theodore Roosevelt, “The Most Dangerous Woman in America.” She was in her 80′s.

 

Utah Phillips – Funeral Train

November 4, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

This week KRCL Celebrates the music and stories of U. Utah Phillips. Through song, Utah remembers the Scofield Mine disaster that occurred in the Winter Quarters mine in 1900. The blast killed over 200.

 

Utah Phillips – The Telling Takes Me Home

November 4, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

KRCL celebrates the stories and songs of U. Utah Phillips, “The Golden Voice of the Great Southwest”. A folk-singer, labor organizer, pacifist, hobo and agitator, Utah Phillips inspired a generation of artists, musicians and radicals. In “The Telling Takes Me Home”, Utah reflects on leaving Salt Lake City with only 75 bucks “across the belly of the continent.”