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RadioActive: Lethal, Justice

July 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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When it comes to justice reform, the attention seems to fall on drug crimes and mandatory minimum sentencing. But Utah faces more domestic violence than the rest of the nation.

In Utah:

  • 1 in 3 women face domestic violence
  • 13  domestic violence-related murders in the past 6 months

 

Host Nick Burns talks about justice reform and efforts to curb domestic violence in this edition of RadioActive. He talks about a new lethality assessment protocol for law enforcement with Jenn Oxborrow of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition and Chief Greg Butler and Lt. Adam Osoro of the Woods Cross Police Department. Plus, thoughts on law enforcement and justice reform from former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank.

 

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Producer: Lara Jones

Punk Rock Farmer: Crop Rotation with Jonathan K.

July 19, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, talks crop rotation with Jonathan K., who’s been growing the majority of his food at his house on SLC’s west side for 30 years.

 

 

 

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The R.O.I. on Real Food Rising

July 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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.

Laurent (left) and Suriya on the farm at Real Food Rising, Salt Lake City.

Laurent (left) and Suriya on the farm at Real Food Rising, Salt Lake City.

KRCL’s Lara Jones took a tour of the Real Food Rising farm in the Glendale neighborhood of Salt Lake City and filed this audio postcard:

 

The ROI on Real Food Rising     

 

Bambara Chef Brian Kenney sets out lunch cooked by him and Real Food Rising teen crew members.

Bambara Chef Brian Kenney sets out lunch cooked by him and Real Food Rising teen crew members.

 

Real Food Rising is taking reservations for their next farm lunches:

  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015:.  Chef Brooke Woffinden from Urban Pioneer Catering
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  Chefs from the SPICE Kitchen Incubator Olives and Thyme Catering

They only have seven more spots left for each day, so RSVP to elmore@uah.org to reserve your seat!

 

L-R: Sloppy Joes with Elk, veggie dogs with broccoli and cabbage from Real Food Rising's farm, braised greens and baba ganoush, also made with RFR veggies.

L-R: Sloppy Joes with Elk, veggie dogs with broccoli and cabbage from Real Food Rising’s farm, braised greens and baba ganoush, also made with RFR veggies.

 

Check out their farms stands, every week until October:

  • Mondays from 3-5 p.m. at Mountain View Elementary, 1380 W. Navajo St. (1400 S.), Salt Lake City
  • Fridays (except 7/24) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Neighborhood House, 1050 W. 500 S., Salt Lake City
  • Starting in September, Real Food Rising will also be selling from 12-4 p.m. at Sunnyvale Farmer’s Market @ Valley Center Park, 4013 S. 700 W., Millcreek Township

 

One last thing, ticket’s for Real Food Rising’s Fall Celebration — 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2015 — will be available soon. Held on the farm during Utah Eat Local Week, the Fall Celebration is a community event to celebrate the fall harvest, educate the public about the benefits of sustainable agriculture, and support the Real Food Rising program.

Kale and other veggies soak up the sun at Real Food Rising's SLC Farm.

Kale and other veggies soak up the sun at Real Food Rising’s SLC Farm.

Legislative Update: July Interim Committee Meetings

July 15, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Jenn Gonnelly, League of Women Voters of Utah, about what went on during interim committee day Wednesday, July 15, 2015:

 

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Vox Pop: Alliance for a Better Utah on Health Care

July 15, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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David Irvine talks about health care reform Wednesday, July 15, 2015, on the steps of the Utah Capitol. Lawmakers were in session for interim committee meetings.

July 15, 2015, on the steps of the Utah Capitol, Alliance for a Better Utah was joined by supporters as they called upon lawmakers to redouble their efforts on health care reform. Use the players below to listen to excerpts or the whole press conference

 

 

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Send KRCL details of your upcoming event, press conference or rally: news@krcl.org. Keep listening for more voices of the people on your community connection, 90.9FM KRCL.

The R.O.I. on Time Machine

July 15, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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.
 
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Lindsay Hadley is at the center of a new Utah-based tech startup, Time Machine, but she’s no tech guru. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke to her about using an app to support a cause:

 

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Time Machine is available now for iOS, with an Android version to follow this fall.

Just One Question: How Will Ballots Be Verified in Vote-by-Mail?

July 14, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Thousands of ballots are landing in mail boxes in Salt Lake City, where all voters will vote by mail for the first time in the August primary election. KRCL’s Lara Jones has Just One Question: how will ballots be verified? To get an answer, she spoke with Salt Lake City Recorder Cindi Mansell:

 

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

Just One Question: What Will We See on Pluto Fly-by?

July 14, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
One of the final images taken before New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto on 14 July 2015. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

One of the final images taken before New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto on 14 July 2015. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

 

Approaching the dwarf planet at a speed of 55,000 kilometers an hour, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is already sending back incredible images as it approaches Pluto. Come Tuesday, it will be close enough to snap shots of the rock and ice planet like we haven’t seen before. KRCL’s Lara Jones has Just One Question: What will we be able to see, given Pluto’s lower light environment? To find out, she spoke with Patrick Wiggins, NASA Solar System Ambassador to Utah:

 

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For more from NASA Solar System Ambassador Patrick Wiggins, visit utahastro.info. If you have just one question, email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

 

 

 

 

Punk Rock Farmer: New Roots Urban Farm

July 13, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, talks with Grace Henley of New Roots Urban Farm in the latest edition of the Punk Rock Farmer on KRCL.

 

The New Roots Urban Farm Stand will be coming on strong in the coming weeks. Check it out Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. at Valley Regional Park, 4013 S. 700 W., in Millcreek. Approach from 3900 South.

 

 

 

The R.O.I. on peculiar, a New Queer Literary Journal

July 13, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Debut issue of peculiar.

peculiar, a new queer literary journal out of Utah County, has made its debut. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke to co-editor Jack Garcia, who says the journal exists in that space where Mormon culture meets the reality of LGBTQ life in Utah:

 

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Garcia and friends will hold a peculiar launch party at Pioneer Book on July 14th at 7:00 PM. Select contributors to the journal will read their poetry, and copies of the journal will be available to the public for purchase. Get a preview now with a reading by poet Spencer Ballard:

 

Poet Spencer Ballard