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RadioActive: Growth Patterns

March 29, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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What will Utah look like in 2050? More suburbs or more downtown high-rise apartments? More cars? More trains? Cleaner air?

Host Nick Burns talks with Robert Grow, president of Envision Utah, which will issue its Your Utah Your Future survey this week. Find out what will be in it and why.

Plus, producer Lara Jones talks about development that is reshaping Salt Lake City at the street level right now. Guests: Micah Peters of Clearwater Homes, which has two projects near Pioneer Park, and Isaac Riddle of SLCityNews.com, a new website focusing exclusively on urban development and trends.

If you’re looking for the housing initiative mentioned by Peters, visit slc5000doors.com.

 

Radioactive 29 March 2015     

VoxPop: Affordable Housing Goes Where?

March 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Fairpark CC

Salt Lake City has announced a 5,000 doors campaign to add that many affordable housing units in the Capital City. Will those units be spread across the city or, as some fear, concentrated on the city’s west side. City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa attended Thursday night’s Fairpark Community Council meeting to get feedback from residents. Here’s some of what they had to say:

 

VoxPop Affordable Housing SLC     

 

 

Just One Question: Is a Poetry Slam More Beat Poets or Punk Rock?

March 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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The Salt City Poetry Slam Finals—featuring nationally-recognized Lexus Verses and Flow poet Tim Toaster Henderson—are coming up Tuesday, March 31st, at the Off Broadway Theater in downtown SLC. The top 5 performance poets will represent Salt Lake City at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA, in August. Now, if it’s been awhile since you saw any poetry slammed in front of you, you may have just one question about what to expect  – is it more beat poets or punk rock? Gray of Wasatch Wordsmiths says it’s all in the presentation:

 

J1Q Poetry Slam Finals Tuesday Night     

 

The Salt City Poetry Slam Finals featuring Tim Toaster Henderson start at 8 p.m. $7 General Admission. $5 for students. Teachers/educators get in free!

Punk Rock Farmer: Pest Management

March 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer
Wondering how to manage pests in the garden and keep it organic? Find out in the latest edition of the Punk Rock Farmer with KRCL volunteer Aldine. Special guest: USU professor and entomologist Diane Alston.

 

PRF Pest Management     

 

 

KRCL, Veteran Journalist Seek Seniors for Pilot News Project Covering SLC Government

March 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

SALT LAKE CITY—Seeking to tap the life experience and community values of seniors, 90.9fm KRCL and veteran journalist Matt LaPlante will offer a one-hour workshop on citizen journalism at the Salt Lake City Liberty Senior Center, 251 East 700 South, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 31.

“It is time for us to take control of the messages being sent about our communities,” said LaPlante, who was the national security reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune from 2005-2011. Since joining the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University in 2011, the third-generation newspaperman has been teaching the next generation of reporters while researching citizen journalism in the post-professional media age.

With the rise of social media and the spread of smart phones, “citizens have the tools now to be the messengers,” he said, an idea he explored in his provocative talk at TedExUSU, Why superman must die so Clark Kent may live, last year.

LaPlante will be joined in Tuesday’s workshop by Lara Jones, KRCL’s manager of community content. Together, they will work with seniors to attend and observe public meetings, then report their findings to the community through KRCL.

“Seniors care about the community and have a lifetime of experience through which to view and analyze the actions of office holders as they discuss policy, vote on ordinances, and make decisions that affect the people they represent,” Jones said. “We’re excited to see what this project yields and, if it’s sustainable, expand it.”

 

ABOUT LIBERTY SENIOR CENTER
Liberty Senior Center is part of Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services, which seeks to promote independence through advocacy, engagement and access to resources.

 

ABOUT LISTENERS COMMUNITY RADIO OF UTAH
Established in 1979 as 90.9fm KRCL, Listeners Community Radio of Utah is northern Utah’s only non-profit, member-supported public radio station dedicated to broadcasting a well-curated, contemporary-eclectic mix of music and community information 24-hours-a-day.

 

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The R.O.I.: Ruby Chacon & Horizonte Students

March 26, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Ruby Chacon and students at work

Artist Ruby Chacon (center) works with students on a
new mural at Horizonte Instruction & Training Center.

 

The R.O.I. brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community.

In April, Horizonte Instruction & Training Center will award $80,000 in scholarships to students. Of the 5,000-6,000 students who attend each year, 90 % live at or near the poverty level. It is their stories that artist Ruby Chacon and Horizonte students are memorializing in a new mural at the school. Learn more in this edition of The R.O.I.:

 

The ROI Ruby Chacon Horizonte Mural     

 

Ruby Chacon mural on Horizonte building

A Chacon mural greets students at the entrance
to the school, which sits just north of The Bees
ballpark in Salt Lake City.

 

Just One Question: Will Everyone Have Access to Google Fiber

March 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

 

Google Fiber truck for SLC.

Against the backdrop of the Salt Lake City & County Building, the Google Fiber truck is ready to go.

It’s already in Provo, and now Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City. All the usual hoopla came with Tuesday’s announcement—from big hopes that companies will move or expand here to expectations for super-fast movie download times. I mean, we’re talking speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second or 100-times faster than the average internet speed out there. That’s great, but KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question – will everyone have access to Google Fiber?

 

J1Q Google Fiber     

 

To sign up for info about the progress of Google Fiber in SLC, click here.

 

SLC Mayor Ralph Becker (left) and Devin Baer, associate city manager of Google Fiber in Salt Lake City.

SLC Mayor Ralph Becker (left) and Devin Baer, associate city manager of Google Fiber in Salt Lake City.

The R.O.l.: Non-Profits and Love Utah Give Utah

March 23, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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The R.O.I. brings your stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in Utah. This time, KRCL’s Lara Jones runs the numbers on non-profits and Love Utah Give Utah, which happens this Thursday (3/26/15):

 

The ROI Love Utah Give Utah     

 

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RadioActive: Mountain Accord, American Settler Colonialism

March 23, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

RadioActive for Sunday, March 22, 2015:

 

Radioactive March 22 2015     

 

Host Nick Burns gets a read on the status of the Mountain Accord with Jeff McCarthy, director of the Environmental Humanities graduate program at the University of Utah; Carl Fisher, executive director, Save Our Canyons; and Robin Hutcheson, Transportation Director, Salt Lake City

Plus, producer Lara Jones talks with Walter Hixson, distinguished professor at University of Akron, about American Settler Colonialism. He’ll be in town this week as a guest of the Peace Advocacy  Coalition to lecture at at area universities and colleges and the downtown Salt Lake City Library:

Repeating Vietnam in the Middle East: Ethnocentric U.S. Catastrophes

Wednesday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.
Salt Lake Community College, Redwood Campus Academic and Administration Building (AAB) 135
4600 S Redwood Rd, SLC, UT

American Settler Colonialism: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Foreign Policy

Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 p.m.
Westminster College, Gore Auditorium
1840 South 1300 East, SLC, UT

Repeating Vietnam in the Middle East: Ethnocentric U.S. Catastrophes

Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library, Meeting Room A
210 E 400 S, SLC, UT

American Settler-Colonialism: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Foreign Policy

Thursday, March 26, noon
Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah, Orson Spencer Hall Room 255
260 S Central Campus Drive, SLC, UT

Zionist Settler-Colonialism in Palestine

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Public Library Meeting Room A
210 E 400 S, SLC, UT

Zionist Settler-Colonialism in Palestine

Friday, March 27, 11:00 a.m.
Utah Valley University, Library (LI) 120
800 University Parkway, Orem, UT

 

Just One Question: Signs of the Apocalypse Overhead?

March 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

 

Spring in SLC

Trees in bloom on 900 South, near Liberty Park. (Photo: Lara Jones)

With the true debut of spring Friday, March 20, the sky above is a busy place these days. There was a spring equinox, a solar eclipse and a super moon—all in one day.  KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question – is it a sign of the apocalypse? For the skinny on what’s happening overhead, she spoke with Robert Bigelow of Clark Planetarium:

 

J1Q Spring Heavens Above     

 

Links to astronomy clubs, which host star parties in Utah:

 

More info on the webpage for Clark Planetarium: http://clarkplanetarium.org/astronomy/astronomy-clubs/