KRCL Music Blog

Just 1 Question: Is It Worth It to Start a Garden from Seed?

January 28, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Seed Swap contenders

Seeds picked up at the annual Seed Swap hosted by Wasatch Community Gardens. Which ones should we plant at the station?

It’s been a very mild winter so far in the Salt Lake Valley, which means a lot of dirt is visible in a lot of yards. KRCL’s Lara Jones went to Wasatch Community Gardens‘ annual “seed swap” to ask Just 1 Question: is it worth it to start a garden from seed? The answer comes from WCG’s Felicia Maxfield-Barrett.

 

 

The R.O.I. — Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, An Ordinary Hero

January 21, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Hosted by Lara Jones, The R.O.I. features stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. Today the R.O.I focuses on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the power of small acts by ordinary individuals. Meet Loki Mulholland, who says his mother is anything but ordinary. But he didn’t always know it. Listen to the story with the media player below:

 

 

For a the whole interview, use this media player:

 

 

More details about the foundation, ordering the DVD, and class materials are posted on the website for An Ordinary Hero foundation. And be sure to watch the movie trailer below for An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.

 

Loki Mulholland with his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Joan points to herself in the lunchcounter photo

Joan Trumpauer, 1963

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 2015

Photos (above) taken during the interview with Lara Jones, host of KRCL’s The R.O.I.:

  1. Loki Mulholland with his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.
  2. Joan talks about the famous lunchcounter photo, copy of which hangs on the wall in her son’s office.
  3. A photo of Joan in 1963, wearing a t-shirt that reads “Just a Cracker from Georgia.”
  4. Joan holding a framed copy of the history lesson about her time as a freedom rider.

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Just One Question: How Do You Put Dr. King’s Legacy into Action Everyday?

January 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The Martin Luther King holiday was a day to reflect and act on what Dr. King called “the cause of peace and brotherhood.” It’s become a day of service for many, a day of protest and call to action for others. But that’s one day a year. So I have just one question – how might we as individuals put Dr. King’s legacy into action everyday for ourselves? A marade – a march, rally and parade – at East High in Salt Lake City seemed like a good place to get answers on Martin Luther King Day (1/19/15). Here’s what people had to say:

 

 

 

Got a question? KRCL will track down the answer. Send it to just1question@krcl.org, then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

Frances Battle at East High on MLK Day 2015 0Marade starts at East High School, MLK Day 2015 Marade arrives at Kingsbury Hall, MLK Day 2015  Rev. Jerrod Lowry, Kingsbury Hall, MLK Day 2015

 

Photos from marade to celebrate Martin Luther King Day 2015 in Salt Lake City (left to right): Frances Battle; marade starts at East High School; marade arrives at Kingsbury Hall; Rev. Jerrod Lowry and sons at end of marade.

The R.O.I.: Columbus Community Center

January 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The R.O.I, stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in our community, stops by the Columbus Community Center.

 

 

RadioActive: Legislative Preview from League of Women Voters of Utah, Civil Rights with the NAACP/SLC

January 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

RadioActive host Nick Burns had two guests on the show Sunday, January 18, 2015:

  • Jenn  Gonnelley, League of Women Voters of Utah, previewed the league’s expectations for the general session of the Utah Legislature that starts in a week. She breaks down myths about access and invites KRCL listeners to a day of training at the capitol during the legislative session. We’ll be there. Will you?

 

  • Jeannetta Williams, president of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and the Tri-State Conference for Idaho, Nevada and Utah, talks about civil rights cases in Utah, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and historic accuracy in the movie Selma.

 

 

 

Just One Question: How to ride one’s bike during inversion season

January 14, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

It’s winter, the inversion is in full effect, and we can all see, maybe even taste, the chunky gunk we’re breathing. So we have just one question: how can bike riders protect their lungs on a red air quality day? To find the answer, Lara Jones recently paid a visit to David Eyre Davis of the Bike Collective. He says cyclists may want to think pink.

Check it out:

 

Michael Holden, daytime volunteer coordinator, and David Eyer Davis, executive director at the Bike Collective, demo the pink mask.

Michael Holden, daytime volunteer coordinator, and David Eyer Davis, executive director at the Bike Collective, demo the pink mask.

Closeup of 3M respirator with P100 filters.

Closeup of 3M respirator with P100 filters.

The 411 on the Bike Collective's operation.

The 411 on the Bike Collective’s operation.

 

 

 

RadioActive: State of play with Utah Film Commissioner Virginia Pearce

January 13, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones RadioActive_336x280

Radioactive host Nick Burns talks about the state of the film industry in Utah, where the state has a nearly $7 million incentive fund to lure productions to the Beehive State. Utah Film Commissioner Virginia Pearce talks with Nick about how incentives are allocated, the YouTube generation, and ways to foster a thriving film industry in Zion.

Use the mediaplayer below to listen now:

 

 

 

 

 

Willy the Plumber scholarships fund college dreams of inmates’ children

January 5, 2015 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

RadioActive host Nick Burns talks with Karl Winsness about his “Willy the Plumber” college scholarship program for the children of incarcerated individuals. Winsness created it after doing time and seeing how his choices limited those of his own children. Since starting the program two years ago, he’s helped eight teens with their higher education goals. Joining Nick and Karl is Mariah Williamson, one of his first scholarship recipients. (Producer: Shannalee Otanez.)

Listen now: 

 

 

To suggest people, places or topics for RadioActive, send an email to radioactive@krcl.org.

 

MUSIC MEETS MOVIES -THAT’S THE WAY IT IS

January 2, 2015 in Uncategorized by KrclAdmin MusicMeetsMovies_Logo-01-720x451

January 8th is Elvis Presley’s Birthday and KRCL is celebrating with special screenings of “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”.
Join us for Music Meet Movies at Brewvies Cinema Pub on January 8th where we will show two screenings of “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”, a documentary directed by Denis Sanders that offers a candid look at Elvis Presley backstage, in rehearsal, and on the road before the opening night of his 1970 Las Vegas Summer Festival performance.
“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”, on Jan 8th at Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake.
Tickets on sale at 6pm – Screenings at 7pm and 9pm
2 for 1 entry with your KRCL member card

view the trailer here

lifty of the week!

January 1, 2015 in Home by KrclAdmin lifty_Poster_11x17_v4_nobrdr 250

90.9fm KRCL and Discrete Clothing announce the return of the “Lifty of the Week!” The “Lifty of the Week” highlights lift operators from mountain resorts, around the state of Utah, whose work embodies the local community and their commitment to the slopes.  Each week, from January 15th through March 19th, a winning Lifty will be chosen and announced on-air, as well as receiving a killer prize package from KRCL and Discrete Clothing!!!

Click Here for additional details and information on how to nominate your favorite Lifty!