The Punk Rock Farmer debuts on KRCL! It’s a guide to backyard farming, gardening, dirt duty—whatever you call it—with Aldine, a Utah musician with his feet planted in punk rock, the blues and his own garden. Tune in to hear what Al has to say about what’s growing in his backyard and those of other Punk Rock Farmers along the Wasatch.
The R.O.I. features stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with Shannon Cox, executive Director of Journey of Hope Utah in this edition. Cox spent nearly two decades as a parole officer in Utah before joining Journey of Hope. Formed about a year ago, the group exists to empower women and girls at risk for incarceration. Cox says the number of women getting locked up is on the rise and talks about ways to make a difference.
In this edition of The R.O.I., stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community:
Two billion people worldwide lack access to surgical care. One group trying to put a dent in that number is IVU Med, International Volunteers of Urology. Lara Jones talks with its director, Dr. Catherine DeVries, about the group’s “teach one, reach many” philosophy and 20 years of service. For details on the group’s 20th anniversary celebration Feb. 21, click here.
During the cold snap that passed for winter here a few weeks back, Lara Jones met University of Utah architecture Professor Keith Bartholomew and some of the students in the master of city and metropolitan planning program on the street to talk about buildings in Salt Lake City. A listener wanted to know why architects seem to be on auto-pilot – slapping beige stucco on malls and homes or erecting metal boxes like something out of Star Trek. And that’s where this edition of Just One Question starts—at the foot of the new federal courthouse, known by some as the Borg Cube.
1. Leo Killsback, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University, who will be in town Feb. 23-24 to talk to college students about Decolonizing Settler-Colonialism and Native Americans: Experience in the Mountain West. Killsback is visiting Utah as a guest of The Peace Advocacy Coalition, whose 2015 theme is Facing Up To Settler Colonialism - From Bear River, Idaho, to Palestine.
2. Pioneer Park Urban Design Assistance Team leader Soren Simonsen and Nancy Montieth, landscape architect and parks planner for Salt Lake City, talk about the results of a recent design charette that challenged participants to re-envision the 10-acre city park between 300-400 South and 300-400 West.
Host: Nick Burns
Producer: Lara Jones
The R.O.I. features stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive Return On Investment in the community. This week, Michelle Marthia and Heal Courageously.
Check out the annual Heal Courageously photo exhibit before it ends Friday, 2/13/15, at Art Access Gallery, 230 South 500 West #125, Salt Lake City. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5.
Question: what does human geography have to do with the future of Pioneer Park?
Guest: Soren Simonsen of the Pioneer Park Urban Design Assistance Team.
Host Nick Burns talks about stories … of startups, football and traditions.
1. Stephen Walter talks about StartSLC‘s first-annual pitch competition and why startups are so hot in Utah. Even the New Yorker says so.
2. SLC filmmakers Tony Vianuku and Erika Cohn talk Sundance and their first documentary, In Football We Trust.
3. Giuliana Serena briefs you on The Bee, an event that builds community through the power of stories.
Producer: Lara Jones
KRCL’s Lara Jones visits The BBoy Federation in today’s R.O.I., a regular feature that brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses creating a positive return on investment in the community.
The BBoy Federation’s Ali demonstrates some basic hip hop moves in the video below. Play-by-play commentary by Josh Perkins, co-founder of The Fed, which stages They Reminisce, a hip hop review, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center February 6-7.