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RadioActive with Loud & Clear: Alternative Education, Teen Relationships

May 24, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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Loud and Clear Youth Radio DJs Madi and Chandler chat with:

  • Dave, a longtime educator specializing in Special Education and alternative classrooms
  • George, a young adult who required unique accommodations as a student

… about ways in which teachers should accommodate unique learning styles. They also discuss learning disabilities and some of the challenges students face when they are struggling in traditional school settings.

 

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Producer: Shannalee Otanez

Executive Producer: Lara Jones

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The R.O.I. with Sister Dottie Dixon

May 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Sister Dottie Dixon

 

The annual Utah Pride Festival is coming up June 4-7 in Salt Lake City. The theme this year: “Pride is _____.” KRCL’s Lara Jones invited accidental activist Sister Dottie Dixon into the studio to complete that sentence:

 

 

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Listen to the extended interview with Sister Dottie for her thoughts on Bill Gates and the Boy Scouts, Jello rituals, Mama Dragons, and Lamanite torture pits:

 

Extended Pride interview with Sister Dottie Dixon     

 

Utah Pride Festival 2015:

  • The 2015 Utah Pride Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, June 4–7, at Washington and Library Squares in downtown Salt Lake City.
  • The Interfaith Service Thursday, June 4, will be held at First Baptist Church.
  • The Utah Pride Parade happens the morning of Sunday, June 7.

 

VoxPop: Utah Prison Relocation

May 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

 

An open house held by the Utah Prison Relocation Commission at the Fair Park in Salt Lake City Wednesday evening drew people from across the Wasatch Front. Here’s some of what they had to say:

 

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To keep KRCL in the loop on community rallies, gatherings and events, send an email to or add news@krcl.org to your organization’s email list. The listen for more voices of the people on your community connection, 90.9FM KRCL.

 

Legislative Update: May Interim Committee Meetings

May 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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The first Interim Committee Meetings of the Utah Legislature were held Wednesday, May 20, 2015. KRCL’s Lara Jones reviewed the day’s work with Curtis Haring, Editor-in-Chief at Utah Political Capitol.

The first review covered air quality, plus the idea of a TRAX line from Draper to Orem:

 

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The second review covered medical marijuana, body cameras for law enforcement, and same-day voter registration:

 

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Visit le.utah.gov for agendas, minutes and recordings of the Utah Legislature at work.

Just One Question: What Does a Sexton Do?

May 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Grounds crew working at Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street.

If you’re like most people, you may be thinking of stopping by a cemetery to pay your respects to those who have passed on this Memorial Day weekend. Ground crews at the Salt Lake City Cemetery have been working hard to groom the 250 acres where more than 120,000 people have been laid to rest since 1848. It’s the busiest time of the year for a cemetery’s sexton, not a job you hear much about these days. Which leads KRCL’s Lara Jonese to just one question: what does a sexton do? To find out, she took a drive through the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street, with Sexton Mark Smith:

 

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If you’ve got a question, email it to just one question at KRCL dot ORG. Then listen for the answer here on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

 

 

Just One Question: Who Owns the Water That Falls From the Sky?

May 19, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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This edition of Just One Question comes from Deb in Salt Lake City. She wanted to know who owns the water that falls from the sky. KRCL’s Lara Jones tracked down Zach Frankel of the Utah Rivers Council for an answer:

 

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Resources:

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If you’ve got a question, Lara will try and find an answer for you. Email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

 

 

The R.O.I. on Marbut Approach to Homeless Services

May 19, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The R.O.I. brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. If that sounds like someone you know, please let us know. Send an email with details and contact information to TheROI@krcl.org. Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

 

For three decades, Robert Marbut has worked to improve services to the homeless.  First in San Antonio, Texas, where he was a city councilman and founded Haven of Hope. Marbut came to Salt Lake City recently to talk to the Pioneer Park Coalition. I invited him to the studios to about his approach to providing social services. Although some call it controversial, he says it’s really about convenience and efficiency, just like a shopping mall:

 

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For the full interview, listen to this file:

 

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Resources:

The R.O.I. on Utah Archaeology

May 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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May is Utah Archaeology and History Month. You can tour quite a few archaeological and historical sites in the Beehive State, but Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Lori Hunsaker tells KRCL’s Lara Jones that only a small amount of Utah’s archaeological treasures have been documented:

 

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To find lectures, tours and other archaeology and history activities across the state this month, visit history.utah.gov.

The R.O.I. brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. If that sounds like someone you know, please let us know. Send an email with details and contact information to TheROI@krcl.org. Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

 

 

The R.O.I. on Nature in the City

May 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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As Salt Lake City holds open houses this month to gauge public input on parks, trails and open spaces, people are starting to share very specific ideas. KRCL’s Lara Jones recently spoke with Ray Wheeler, director of the Earth Restoration Network, who lives on the Jordan River in Glendale. He hahs written a Riparian and Community Restoration Master Plan called Nature in the City:

 

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Extended interview - Ray Wheeler - Nature in the City     

 

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To give the city your feedback on parks, trails and open space, take the city’s survey or consider attending one of the remaining open houses this month:

Tuesday, May 19, 3-7 p.m., Sorenson Unity Center Outdoor Plaza, 1383 South 900 West

Wednesday, May 20, 4-7 p.m., Lindsey Gardens Pavilion, 426 North M Street

Thursday, May 21, 4-7 p.m., Northwest Community Center Outdoor Plaza, 1255 Clark Avenue

Wednesday, May 27, 4-7 p.m., Forest Dale Golf Course Clubhouse, 2375 South 900 East

Thursday, May 28, 11-2 p.m., Gallivan Plaza, 239 South Main Street

Thursday, May 28, 3-7 p.m., Library Square Outdoor Plaza, 210 East 400 South

 

The R.O.I. brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. If that sounds like someone you know, please let us know. Send an email with details and contact information to TheROI@krcl.org. Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

 

 

 

The R.O.I. on Libertas Institute

May 16, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The R.O.I. brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. If that sounds like someone you know, please let us know. Send an email with details and contact information to TheROI@krcl.org. Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

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Connor Boyack is executive director of Libertas Institute, a free market think tank out of Lehi, Utah, that championed libertarian causes from police reform to medical marijuana this past legislative session. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Boyack recently to find out a bit more about the institute’s politics and goals for this edition of The R.O.I.:

 

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Extended Interview with Connor Boyack - Libertas Institute     

 

Libertas Institute will hold the first of several public forums on medical marijuana Tuesday, May 19, at the Wildcat Theater on the campus of Weber State University.  The first meeting will focus on law enforcement, criminal justice, and banking regulatory issues. See details below:

Where: Wildcat Theater, Shepherd Union Building, Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84408

When: Tuesday, May 19, 7-8:30pm

Who: Senator Mark Madsen, sponsor of Utah legislation; Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill; 22-year undercover Utah narcotics agent Allen Larsen; Christine Stenquist, director of Drug Policy Project of Utah; and Marc Roberts, president of a high-risk payment processing company.