by Troy Williams
Though Cliven Bundy has only recently made headlines, anti-government sentiment is nothing new to Utah. Eric S. Peterson from the Salt Lake City Weekly, explains that Bundy’s brand of political fundamentalism exists upon a spectrum that spans organized efforts like the Tea Party, to the more violent extremes of the Lafferty Brothers. In his recent two part series, Peterson explores the political views that led to the infamous Lafferty murders and connects them a strain of political thought advocated by the Jon Birch Society and Ezra Taft Benson. Peterson lays out the “radical dualism” (us vs. them) that motivates political and religious extremists of all varieties.
by Troy Williams
What impact do beavers have on our lands, rivers and streams? Nick welcomes Joe Wheaton from Utah State University to rethink the role of the beaver in America. Though many consider beavers a troublesome nuisance, Wheaton argues that they play a pivotal role in our ecosystem, restoring damaged lands, rivers and streams.
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Something new and exciting is happening at Tracy Aviary! KRCL has partnered with Tracy Aviary for
Singing with the Birds: Second Sunday Music Series!
Noon – 2pm on the Second Sunday of every month this summer! Bring a blanket, a picnic, and join us this Sunday, August 10th, with local artists Duncan Phillips with Aaron Rashaw at noon, and Daniel Weldon at 1:30.
These summer concerts are free with admission — which means Tracy Aviary members get in free, and KRCL members receive 2-for-1 admission with their KRCL member card!
Congratulations to KRCL’s Bumbershoot Seattle Trip winner…
Shhh! GUILTY PLEASURES…songs you love so much…you know you shouldn’t! Coming to Rev. Bad Brad Wheeler’s afternoon show starting September 2nd.
Call the KRCL Confessional Hotline 801-382-9126 and tell us your name, what you do for a living, the song you love and why. Include your phone number too, in case Rev. Wheeler needs to be in touch.
Call 801-382-9126, and listen weekday afternoons at 3:50 beginning September 2nd!
Mike Evans from Bluegrass Express and Mark Cantor from Fret N’ Fiddle will MC. Admission is free. BBQ will be available for purchase. For more information, please visit http://nhmu.utah.edu/events/bluegrass-and-bbq-night.
It’s getting close to KRCL’s Annual CD & Record Sale. Donate your gently used vinyl, cd’s, cassette tapes, and 8-tracks! Bring them down to the station at 1971 W North Temple M-F 9am to 5pm. Thanks!
You can find information about the songs you’ve heard on KRCL at nowplayingonkrcl.tumblr.org. The most recent show will pop right up, and you can search the archives by clicking the button that looks like a file cabinet at the top of the page. Stay tuned for some great playlist features that are right around the corner.
by Nick Burns,
Two former attorney generals, 23 felony counts and the largest political scandal in Utah history. Nick Burns welcomes Salt Lake Tribune investigative reporters Robert Gehrke and Tom Harvey to unpack the history and the charges . At the heart of the scandal is a “pay to play” culture that allegedly included bribes, gifts, and the exchange of campaign contributions for special consideration. Both Swallow and Shurtleff maintain their innocence.