KRCL Music Blog

Punk Rock Farmer: Pruning Tips

March 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The latest adventure from Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, gives you practical tips for pruning in the garden.. Featured guest: Shawn Olsen, USU Extension Office, who was one of the subject matter experts during a recent workshop at Wheeler Farm.

VoxPop: Police Use of Force Dialogues

March 19, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The SLC Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights, hosted three community dialogues on police use of force this month. Here’s some of what people had to say after the final dialogue, Know Your Rights, held Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Sorenson Unity Center.


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Recordings of SLC’s police use of force forums (presentations only):


Fair and Equal Treatment Feb 25 2015 SLC Library     


Police training March 4 2015 Lincoln Elementary     


Know Your Rights March 18 2015 Sorenson Unity Center     


Keep listening for more voices of the people on your community connection, 90.9FM KRCL.

The R.O.I.: Conversation with SLC Filmmaker Tyler Measom

March 17, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The R.O.I. brings you stories of people who create a positive return on investment in the community.

Tyler Measom is a Salt Lake City-based filmmaker who tackled the issue of religious deception in Sons of Perdition. He continues to explore deceit in his latest film, An Honest Liar, a documentary about the life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James “The Amazing” Randi. It opens Friday at Broadway Centre Cinemas, so Measom stopped by the KRCL studios to talk about the nature of deception, magic, psychics, and our need to believe.


The ROI Tyler Measom     


Full interview: 

KRCL full interview with Tyler Measom     


Measom will do a Q&A after screenings Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Just One Question: How to Safely Dispose of Pesticides

March 17, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

This edition of Just One Question comes with the help of Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer. He’s been helping us out with DIY gardening tips and strategies by sharing what he does at home or talking with other gardeners, urban farmers, and subject matter experts in town. He’s not afraid to get his hands in the dirt to showcase the Do’s and Don’ts of a healthy garden. He learned a lot about growing stuff from his Dad, but one of the things he’s decided he doesn’t want to do is use poisons and pesticides. And that means there’s Just One Question from the Punk Rock Farmer—how do you safely dispose of pesticides and other household hazardous waste? We turned to Mitch Davis of SLC Sanitation for the lowdown:


J1Q Punk Rock Farmer     


Got a question? Send it to Then listen for the answer on 90.9 FM, KRCL.

KRCL Listeners are the best!

March 17, 2015 in Home by KrclAdmin Print

Thanks to everyone who make 90.9 KRCL possible!  Please consider making a contribution today. Your money will go toward member challenge grants during our upcoming Radiothon fundraiser and support your favorite shows on KRCL.  Click here to donate now.

If you’re a part of a business or organization that would like to provide a challenge grant during the drive, please call the KRCL offices and ask for Kate. 801-363-1818.

If you would like to volunteer to answer phones and type pledge forms during the drive, click here.

When you donate today you will be entered to win a pair of Punch Passes to The State Room, which will get you free admission to see ten individual shows throughout the year! Hurry – only those that contribute before Radiothon, which begins April 4th, will be entered to win!

Click here to see the contest rules



The R.O.I.: First Step House

March 16, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones


The R.O.I brings your stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. This time The R.O.I. brings you details about First Step House, which is dedicated to helping people struggling from substance use disorders build lives of meaning, purpose.

According to Shawn McMillen of First Step House, more than 95,000 Utahns are in need of substance abuse treatment each year — only 35,000 get it.

In partnership with the Veterans Administration, First Step House is building a new residential treatment facility for male veterans on 400 S. 500 E. in Salt Lake City. It will be unique among FSH centers in that it will include a commercial kitchen to teach clients job skills in a coffee shop and bakery. KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with Executive Director Shawn McMillen for this R.O.I.:


The ROI First Step House     


March 26: First Step House will participate in Love Utah Give Utah.


March 15, 2015 in Uncategorized by KrclAdmin index.29573.683603098295730

Give where you live!

On Thursday, March 26, Love Utah Give Utah will raise money for nonprofits and schools through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to charitable causes.

This 24-hour online fundraising effort, hosted by the Community Foundation of Utah, will offer hundreds of nonprofits the opportunity to raise millions of dollars. Schedule your donation today for KRCL and your other favorite nonprofits at

Punk Rock Farmer: How to Plan Your Garden

March 13, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, talks with Jim Ruff about the best way to plan your garden. Ruff will be teaching a workshop on the subject through Wasatch Community Gardens Saturday, March 21, at the Salt Lake City Main Library. It’s only $10!

Now catch up with the Punk Rock Farmer by watching the video above or listening to the file below. They’re the same thing, but the video has photos to keep you visually entertained. (Thanks, Al!)

Punk Rock Farmer with Jim Ruff     


If you’re a fellow Punk Rock Farmer, let Al know what you’re up to:

2015 Legislative Wrap Show

March 13, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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KRCL’s Lara Jones hosts this special one-hour show recapping the work of the 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature.

You’ll hear from:

Bryan Schott of Utah Policy, who gave us regular updates all session long. For the politically passionate, check out Utah Policy’s session wrap here:

Jenn Gonnelly of the League of Women Voters of Utah, a woman and a group devoted to turning all of us into 10-minute activists. Check out the bill list they put together this session:

Troy Williams of Equality Utah on the historic passage of Senate Bill 296, which for the first-time grants housing and employment protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

RyLee Curtis of the Utah Health Policy Project will join that conversation too to talk about the broad coalition that backed Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan (SB164) to expand Medicaid but couldn’t win over lawmakers the way SB296 supporters did.

Also in this specialty show, you’ll hear from two veteran political reporters, Robert Gehrke of The Salt Lake Tribune and Lisa Riley Roche of the Deseret News with their picks and pans for the legislative session.

Plus if you support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, the show includes parts of Lara’s interview with Sen. Mark Madsen, a Republican from Saratoga Springs who ran a bill on the subject this session. He’s down but not out. For more on that subject, click here.


Legislative Wrap Up Show