KRCL Music Blog

Just One Question About Water, Dust at the Great Salt Lake

April 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Looking north, toward Great Salt Lake, from Mile Marker 97 on Interstate 80.

Looking north, toward Great Salt Lake, from Mile Marker 97 on Interstate 80. 

The waterline keeps dropping at the Great Salt Lake, which brings up just one question from listener Rosalie Winard:

“I’m gravely concerned about the Great Salt Lake and the dust on the lake that is going to be horrendous over the summer when the winds come up. The lake is at an almost all-time record low, and the Salt Lake Valley is going to be inundated with dust. So I have just one question: what’s in the salt playa?”

To answer Rosalie’s question, KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Bonnie Baxter of the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College.

 

J1Q Salt Playa at the Great Salt Lake     

 

If  you have just one question, let Lara find the answer. Email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then listen for the answer here on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

 

 

 

RadioActive: Free Speech

April 26, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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RadioActive host Nick Burns talks with several groups about their work related to free speech in this April 26, 2015, edition of the program.

 

RA for April26 2015     

 

Socially engaged art with Wendy Wischer, Assistant Professor Sculpture Intermedia, University of Utah, and student Sabrina Stein. As the capstone project in Wischer’s Art, Action and the Environment class—and coinciding with the 45th anniversary of Earth Day— students went “begging” for a cleaner, safer environment last week. Check out the online resources created by the students, including a map of all parks in  Salt Lake City: ecoart.art.utah.edu/

Marina Lowe, ALCU Utah, Legislative and Policy Counsel, talks about the wins and losses during the 2015 legislative session. Topics include justice reform, LGBT anti-discrimination bills, breastfeeding rights, medical marijuana, and the return of the firing squad.

The arrival of Speakers Corner in SLC, with founders and dancers Amy Freitas and Tawnya London. The group’s first event will be held May 16 at Jitterbug Cafe. Event info: https://speakerscornerslc.wix.com/fest

 

RadioActive producer: Lara Jones

The R.O.l. on the SLC Arts Council

April 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Karen Krieger has been head of the SLC Arts Council since 2012. Ensuring the council supports and encourages local artists, she says, is a crucial part of the organization’s mission. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Krieger at this week’s press conference to announce the lineup for the Twilight Concert Series, which includes three local acts, J Godina, Fictionist and House of Lewis:

 

ROI SLC Arts Council     

 

To learn more about the SLC Arts Council’s programs and grant opportunities for performing, visual, literary and folk arts, visit saltlakearts.org.

 

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 Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah

April 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

With spring’s arrival, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden is getting an influx of wild birds dropped off at its doors. Executive Director Dalyn Marthaler says it happens every year about this time as people get outside and notice what they think are birds in crisis. Marthaler says her staff is managing round-the-clock feedings in its bird nursery. Unlike human children, babytalk and lullabies aren’t part of the drill:

 

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Dalyn Marthaler and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, which has been helping sick and injured birds since 2009. If you’d like to visit them, now’s the time. Their annual Wildlife Baby Shower and Open House is going on through Sunday (April 24-26).

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 Vive Juicery

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Brittany Thaxton of Vive Juicery.

Brittany Thaxton of Vive Juicery.

On this edition of The R.O.I., KRCL’s Lara Jones features a local company started by a couple whose diet as kids was not that much different from most of us—it had a lot of processed foods. As Brittany and Bryce Thaxton started a life together, Brittany says they began paying more attention to locally grown and fresh ingredients, a passion that soon turned into a business. Vive Juicery and 29 other small businesses will share behind-the-scenes stories, advice, and insight as local food entrepreneurs at the Foodtrepreneur Festival Thursday night at Pierpont Place in downtown Salt Lake City.

 

The ROI on Vive Juicery     

 

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.

Punk Rock Farmer: Circus Brown’s Secret Ingredient

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

PRF Episode #7Circus Brown talks about his secret weapon for tomato production.

Posted by Punk Rock Farmer on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Join Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, as he stops by the garden of KRCL DJ Circus Brown to find out his secret ingredient to growing tomatoes. Plus, Al throws down a challenge. Are you and Circus ready to accept?

Just One Question: What is Safe to Eat in Light of GMOs?

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Altered Genes

Steven Druker is the public interest attorney who in 1992 filed the lawsuit that forced the US Food & Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. Last month, he released his book documenting that work. It’s called Altered Genes Twisted Truth, How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. It’s a gut wrenching read – and by that I mean, I have no idea what’s safe to eat now. So I called him up with just one question – after all he’s learned, what is safe to eat?

 

J1Q Altered Genes Twisted Truth     

 

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Druker speaks Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, no ticket necessary. He’ll also give a press conference Friday morning with Jane Goodall, who says Altered Genes Twisted Truth “one of the most important books of the last 50 years.” The two are visiting the Beehive State as guests of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program and the Pax Natura Foundation.

 

If you have just one question, let Lara Jones find the answer. Email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then listen for the answer here on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

The R.O.I. on USEE

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Earth Day is 45 years old this week. With climate change doomsdayers and climate change naysayers, the average person needs a reliable source of information. Even then, how can you be sure those sources know what they’re talking about? Since 1981, the Utah Society for Environmental Education – USEE – has been encouraging environmental literacy in what some might call an old fashioned way. On this edition of The R.O.I., KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with USEE Executive Director Andreé Walker Bravo about the groups’ approach to teaching teachers:

 

The ROI on USEE     

 

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.

 

RadioActive: April 19, 2015

April 20, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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Host Nick Burns talks with two Utah women whose work benefits humanitarian causes in Africa: Karen Mathot of Lifting Liberia and Cathy Tshilombo-Lakemba of Mama Africa.

 

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Karen Mathot is back in Liberia this month to work with children, families, and communities to come up with best solutions for local Ebola orphans.

Mama Africa will present the Tribute to the Women of Africa Award & Fashion Show Saturday, May 9, at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park Hotel. All proceeds will go to support victims of rape and war in the Congo.

 

 

A Look Inside — FILM

April 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

What Happened, Miss Simone?

 

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Tuesday night at 7 at the downtown City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC, the Utah Film Center will host a free screening of the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? which debuted at Sundance earlier this year. KRCL’s Eugenie Hero-Jaffe recently spoke with director Liz Garbus and producer Amy Hobby about the film and their work supporting women filmmakers.

LOOK INSIDE FILM with Liz Garbus     

 

LOOK INSIDE FILM with Amy Hobby     

 

The film starts at 7 p.m. No ticket necessary. Eugenie will moderate a Q&A with Amy Hobby after the film.