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Vox Pop: Love Wins Rally

June 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah, address the Love Wins Rally at City Creek Park, Friday, June 26, 2015.

 

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Motorist drives pride flag by LDS Temple on Decision Day 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Decision Day 2015 attendees on the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Vox Pop: Bishops United Against Gun Violence March

June 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Clergy lead the Bishops United Against Gun Violence march Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday morning outside the Salt Palace for the Bishops United Against Gun Violence March. The march was held during the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City. Under the banner Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence, the bishops issued a call for thoughtful debate about gun violence and solutions to the underlying problems. Vox Pop brings you some of the voices from the rally:

 

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Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop-Elect of the Episcopal Church, address the Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, which gathered outside the Salt Palace Sunday, June 26, 2015.

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Carolyn Tuft, who was injured and her daughter, Kirsten Hinckley, killed, during the Trolley Square shooting in 2007, address the marchers.

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A view of the crowd before the march starts

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Scott Hayashi (left, in robes), Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, with marchers.

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The march returns from Pioneer Park, passing in front of the Holy Trinity Cathedral on 300 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City.

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Marchers listen during speeches at Pioneer Park.

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Speakers address crowd during rally at Pioneer Park, including Rev. Gayle Fischer-Stewart (center). Prior to joining the clergy, she served as a police officer in Washington, D.C. for 20 years.

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Marchers entering Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The march enters Pioneer Park, with the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the background, 300 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

The R.O.I. on Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environmennt

June 28, 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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Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment has been speaking out on the connection between pollution and health since 2007. KRCL’s Lara Jones speaks with Dr. Brian Moench, the group’s president, who says we can get worked up all we want when it comes to big polluters, but the trend of backyard fire pits is just as worrisome:

 

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July is Clear the Air Challenge month. Join the KRCL Team and help us once again beat KUER’s team!

Radio Caravan: SCOTUS Rules 5-4 in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

June 26, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Radio Caravan, stories by, about and four Utahns

 

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Early Friday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 5-4 decision in favor of same-sex marriage. KRCL’s Lara Jones and Ebay Hamilton spoke with Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah and former KRCL producer, for his reaction:

 

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Radio Caravan: PanCretans Are Coming

June 25, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The Radio Caravan, stories by, about and for Utahns

 

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The Pancretan National Convention is in town this week. KRCL’s Lara Jones learns that, while all PanCretans are Greek, not all Greeks can say they’re PanCretans:

 

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For more information on the Pancretan National Convention, visit www.paaslc2015.org.

 

The R.O.I. on Lifting Liberia: Working to Help Orphans of Ebola

June 25, 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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Photo courtesy of Lifting Liberia

Karen Mathot of Lifting Liberia recently stopped by the station to update us on her latest visit to Liberia to check on the Ebola orphans she’s helping in Liberia. She spent two weeks there in mid-April and will head back again in July. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Mathot, who says villages in the interior of the country really need help:

 

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If you’d like to know more about the non-profit, stop by their fundraisers at:

  • Thursday, 6/25: Bikers, Buddies & Blues, 6-9 p.m., at Bleu Bistro, 1615 S. Foothill Drive, SLC. $25, with proceeds going to support the children orphaned by the Ebolas crisis in Liberia.
  • Sunday, 6/28: Wheeler Farm Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the Lifting Liberia stand for woven baskets made by women in Liberia.

 

J1Q: U.S. Hostage Policy Review

June 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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More than 80 Americans have been taken hostage since 9/11. Negotiating with terrorists has been a non-starter for the United States. However, on Wednesday, President Obama announced changes to the U.S. government’s hostage policy that allows for discussion with terrorist organizations. KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question: Is this truly a sea change in U.S. policy or just acknowledgment of longstanding practice? For an answer, she turned to law professor Amos Guiora, co-director of the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law:

 

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Punk Rock Farmer’s Daughter: Navigating the Garden

June 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Aldyne, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, and his daughter, Azure, talk about navigating in the garden. One more adventure to go, with big thanks to the City Sprouts Summer Camp with Red Butte Garden and Wasatch Community Gardens.

The R.O.I. on Doc Floor, Music at the Utah Arts Festival

June 24, 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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The Utah Arts Festival is a major arts production each summer. Keeping the music fresh and interesting, balancing audience favorites and highlighting up and comers, falls to Doc Floor, Music Coordinator. KRCL’s Eugenie recently spoke with him on the Midday Show about the work that goes into picking music each year:

 

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The Utah Arts Festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday this week at Library and Washington Squares. For more information on the songwriting workshops mentioned by Doc, click here.

The R.O.I. on Lance Allred, Power of Basketball

June 22, 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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Photo courtesy of Sanderson Community Center.

Having grown up in a polygamous commune in rural Montana, Lance Allred is not your run of the mill NBA player turned motivational speaker. As someone who grew up with 80 percent hearing loss, he hopes to share some of his life lessons with kids who are deaf, their siblings and friends at a basketball camp that starts this week at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville. In particular, how to choose compassion in the face of bullying. KRCL’s Lara Jones bring you this ROI excerpt:

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If you liked the preceding short clip, then check out the full interview with Lance Allred. It’s a wide-raning conversation that includes the pre-existence, sin, OCD, polygamy, cults, self-worth, lip-reading vs. sign language, perseverance, passing up a full ride to Stanford to play for Rick Majerus at the University of Utah, being the NBA’s first deaf player, his transition to public speaking, and so much more. So let’s get started at the beginning, which for Allred is a polygamous commune in rural Montana:

 

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Allred has agreed to become a podcast partner with us, so expect short clips from his show, Culture Jock, to start airing on 90.9fm KRCL.