In a special one-hour, LIVE edition of RadioActive, host Nick Burns talked clean air with Ted Wilson of UCAIR, a visit from the Community Organizer in Chief with SLC Mayor Ralph Becker, and urban farming with Aldine, KRCL’s own Punk Rock Farmer, Felecia Maxfield-Barrett of Wasatch Community Gardens, and Carly Gillespie of BUG Farms.
You can still pick up your very own Punk Rock Farmer t-shirt during Radiothon. Be sure to ask for it by name when you call (800) 359-9191 or pledge online at www.krcl.org.
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Unveiling of branding for “Station Center,” a two-block redevelopment area
Salt Lake City wants to see become an urban living mecca.
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker issued a call to developers Thursday to turn city-owned properties located between the historic Rio Grande Depot and UTA’s Salt Lake Central Station into an urban living mecca. The city wants to attract people who want to live downtown and give up their car, or at the very least drive it less and use mass transit that’s right there, and they want to attract a variety of income levels. So I have just one question for D.J. Baxter, executive director of Salt Lake City’s Redevelopment Agency or RDA – how will you ensure affordable housing is part of the mix?
Just a few weeks ago, we had the trifecta of celestial happenings – the spring equinox, a solar eclipse and a super moon all at the same time. This weekend there will be a lunar eclipse that you can see from right here in Utah. For skywatchers, any celestial event is a treat. KRCL’s Lara Jones has Just One Question: What’s at the top of an astronomical bucket list? To find out, she talked with someone recently awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, Patrick Wiggins.
If you have more questions for Wiggins—NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah—you can reach out to him on his website, utahastro.info.
The R.O.I. brings you stories of people creating a positive return on investment in the community.
Climbing gyms have exploded across the country. According to Climbing Business Journal, there were 353 commercial climbing gyms in the US. in 2014, with another 40 expected to open this year. KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with Jonathan Thesenga, global sports marketing manager at Salt Lake-based Black Diamond Equipment, about the growing sport and the challenges that come with more people not only climbing in the gym, but in the canyons.
If you’re interested in helping to cleanup The Bog in Little Cottonwood Canyon, you’ll want to register for the 2015 Rock Project Tour, which stops in SLC April 10-12. Thesenga sent us the following photos to show what kind of work will be done during the cleanup event April 11:
The EPA says the average American household owns about 2 gas cans – most of them thin plastic. So guess what, they’re releasing VOCs, volatile organic compounds, into the air. If your garage is attached to your house? Well, those VOCs are making their way to you. UCAIR will hold a free gas can exchange April 11th, give them an old and empty one, they’ll give you a new one. But I haven’t been impressed with the newer gas cans. So I have just one question, why should I change out my gas can?
Exchange your empty, pre-2009 gas can Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:
SLC: Chevron, 280 W. 2100 S.
Provo: Provo Towne Center Mall, 1200 Towne Center Blvd.
Layton: Davis County Landfill, 1997 E. 3500 N.
Ogden: Chevron, 1855 Skyline Dr.
More details on the Chevron/UCAIR Gas Can Exchange: http://www.utahcountyonline.org/dept/Health/hhw/GasCanFACTdocument.pdf
What will Utah look like in 2050? More suburbs or more downtown high-rise apartments? More cars? More trains? Cleaner air?
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.
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:
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:
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!