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The Parliament of the World’s Religions will meet in Salt Lake City in October, bringing Nobel Peace Laureates, religious leaders, global thinkers, indigenous spiritual leaders and interfaith activists to “work together for a world of compassion, peace, justice and sustainability.” The Story Well host Paulette Stevens recently spoke with Susan Soleil, the Salt Lake Coordinator for the event, who says those with or without a faith tradition are welcome:
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In the new documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, filmmaker Robin Hauser exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. For her the issue came into focus when her daughter went off to college and started to struggle with computer science:
There will be a free screening of the movie Tuesday, September 1, 7 p.m., at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City. A post-film Q&A with director Robin Hauser Reynolds will be moderated by KRCL’s Lara Jones.
Zest Kitchen & Bar is trendy, it’s upscale, and their food is light and healthy. And at night, the cocktails flow — all fresh juice and ingredients but with a creative twist. Drinks like a jalepeño margarita, a ginger spice whiskey cocktail with a fresh apple slice, and a summer beet sangria. Chase Murdock of The Utah Foodie talks with owner Casey Staker:
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Producer: Ryan Samanka
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KRCL’s Music Meets Movies returns after its summer hiatus to the second Thursday of each month starting Thursday, September 10th. The film series is held in partnership with Brewvies Cinema Pub. This month there will be ONE SCREENING ONLY! Come early to reserve your seats! Tickets are $10, or 2 for 1 with your KRCL member card present.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen captures Joe Cocker’s exciting tour in support of the album by the same name. Featuring Joe Cocker and friends, including Leon Russell and Rita Coolidge, the classic rock film impeccably illustrates the wild spirit of the ‘70s. Along with a close-up look at the electrifying onstage action, watch backstage footage of the group and interviews with fans.
Film: Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Date: September 10, 2015
Time: Tickets – 6PM / Screening – 7PM
Place: Brewvies Cinema Pub – 677 S 200 W
Tickets: $10 or 2-for-1 with KRCL Member Card (card must be presented for the discount)
Six resident companies at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S., in downtown Salt Lake City are getting ready for the 4th annual Rose Exposed. KRCL’s Lara Jones stopped by to find out what it’s all about in this edition of The R.O.I.:
Free open rehearsals from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015. Then stick around for the Rose Exposed at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 tickets. Proceeds benefit Art Access and its Dreamers project.
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The public comment period continues on Rocky Mountain Power’s request to start charging net metering customers an additional fee. To submit your comments, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line be sure to put “Comments on Docket #14-035-114.” Public Service Commission hearings on the matter will start Tuesday, October 6.
Net metering measures the difference between the electricity a customer buys from the utility and the energy generated by a customer’s own solar or wind equipment. Rocky Mountain Power wants to charge an additional fee to net meter users to recoup the cost of infrastructure it says net meter customers benefit from but don’t pay for. Several environmental groups oppose the fee and claim that it will discourage the use of clean energy.
Saturday, August 29: Utah Poverty Partnership’s Annual Poverty Summit, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 S., SLC. This year’s summit will feature a Salt Lake City mayoral candidate forum and opening remarks by the Road Home’s Executive Director, Matt Minkevitch. Plus, discussions about: 1) affordable housing in transit oriented development, 2) federal budget cuts, and 3) proposed regulations of payday lenders. The Poverty Summit is free and includes lunch and snacks. For more details, visit crossroadsurbancenter.org.
Saturday, August 29: The 5th annual Porch Party to benefit Circle the Wagons will be held from 6pm-10pm at Strong Audi, 999 S. State Street, SLC. Circle the Wagons helps innocent victims of violent crime access the information and resources to aid necessary to surviving the aftermath of a violent crime. For more details, visit circle-the-wagons.org/porch.
Saturday, August 29: Mellow vs. Metal Show, a benefit for One Hundred for Haiti’s rural water project and sexual assault task force, at Spilt Ink, 933 S. Edison St., SLC. Mellow—Tunes, Spoken Word and Screen Show, 6–8pm. Bring anything you would like screened for just $5 (per item). Acoustic set by Jeremy Chatelain, spoken word by Greg Bennick of One Hundred for Haiti and the bands TRIAL and Between Earth and Sky. Screen show featuring Haiti inspired designs by: Dave Habben – habbenink; Amanda Powell and Jon Lange of 27 Tattoo; Andrew King and Oscar Garcia of Heart of Gold Tattoo; and Sonya Evans and Sarah de Azevedo of Oni Tattoo. Metal—Bands from 8pm – 11pm; $10 suggested donation. Chingaso (touring band from Denver); Oxcross, and The Ditch and The Delta.
Thursday, September 3: a rally in support of transwomen of color will be held at 6 p.m. the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 South State Street, in Salt Lake City. The number of transwomen reported murdered in the U.S. rose to 19 in August, well beyond the record 14 transwomen reported murdered in 2014. This rally is organized by Stand For Queer Lives, a local group that emphasizes suicide prevention and community awareness regarding LGBTQIA lives. For more information on this movement, visit familiatqlm.org.
Saturday, Sept. 5: A Joe Hill Centennial Celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Sugar House Park, 1400 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City. The free, all-day concert will feature Judy Collins, Joe Jencks, Mark Ross, the Guy Davis, Anne Feeney, Mischief Brew, and David Rovics on the main stage and many more performers on the side stage. Individual donors and local labor union sponsors make this free concert possible. Local Utah union workers will be at the concert organizing workers and telling the crowd about the realities of labor unions today. For more details, visit joehill2015.org.
Sunday, Sept. 27: at 1:30 p.m. on the south steps of the Utah Capitol building, join ADAPT as it demands justice for disabled individuals. As many as 200 ADAPT supporters from Utah and across the country will engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, at this rally.
As part of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this rally will protest the ongoing budget shortfalls that drastically cut home and community-based services that routinely force seniors and people with disabilities into nursing facilities and other institutional settings. MEETUP: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Red Lion Hotel, 161 W. 600 S., SLC, then proceed to the capitol for the rally.
This event will be followed by three days of intense, non-violent protests directed at various political and bureaucratic leaders in our state. ADAPT will leave each morning (Monday-Wednesday) from the Red Lion Hotel. Details will be given out each evening in their “big meetings” at the Red Lion. For more details, visit adapt.org.
LISTEN: 6 p.m. SUNDAY, AUGUST 30: Barbara Toomer and Jerry Costley of ADAPT Utah talk about the plight of disabled Utahns who linger on waiting lists to receive services and are forced to choose between their independence and institutionalization just to receive the care to which they are entitled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
We need your Vinyl! The KRCL Record sale is coming up!
This year we will be at the Avenues Street Fair on Saturday September 12th, and the Ninth and Ninth Street Festival on Saturday September 10th, and we need your donations now! Drop off your records and CDs at the KRCL at 1971 West North Temple, Monday thru Fridays from 9am to 5pm.
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It’s been five years since an earthquake ravaged Haiti. Greg Bennick, founder of One Hundred for Haiti, says his direct action non-profit is still going strong because of the way it fosters commitment to the cause. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with him and partner Meg Griggs about their work and a benefit planned for Saturday, August 29, at Spilt Ink in Salt Lake City:
Saturday, August 29: Mellow vs. Metal Show, a benefit for One Hundred for Haiti’s rural water project and sexual assault task force, at Spilt Ink, 933 S. Edison St., SLC.
September is Hunger Action Month. It’s been great to hear all about the Envision Utah survey results and how people say they’ll water their lawns less in order to eat more local food. But the fact is, children, the elderly, people on fixed or low incomes go to bed hungry right here in Zion, every night.
Use the player below to listen as Nick Burns talks about food insecurity. It’s part of our month-long focus on poverty in Utah. Guests include Gina Cornia of Utahns Against Hunger and Ginette Bott of the Utah Food Bank.
Then, producer Lara Jones talks with award-winning environmental journalist Joel Bourne. In his new book The End of Plenty, the Race to Feed a Crowded World [W. W. Norton & Company; June 2015], Bourne reports on the state of the modern food chain—and it isn’t good. “This is the story,” Bourne writes, “of the race to feed the world without wrecking it.”
Then Nick Burns returns to close out the show with a conversation about Utah women in tech—will Utah be the one to break the “Silicon Ceiling”? Guests include Clint Betts of Beehive Startups and StartFEST, and two women who head tech companies right here in Utah and will present at StartFEST next week: Sunny Washington of Ardusat and Donna Root of Jigabot.