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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     


The R.O.I.: Senator Mark Madsen’s Push for Legal Marijuana

March 13, 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 our community. This time, Utah Senator Mark Madsen, a man who broke what some might call a conservative taboo this legislative session: he ran a bill to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in the Beehive State. It didn’t pass, but he’s committed to bringing it back until it does. On the last night of the Utah Legislature’s general session, KRCL’s Lara Jones got some time with the Republican lawmaker from Saratoga Springs. They talked about his chronic pain issues and his recent experience trip to Colorado to try marijuana.

The ROI Senator Mark Madsen     


For the full interview, listen to this file:

031215 Senator Mark Madsen MM     




March 13, 2015 in Home by KrclAdmin record store day generic

This Saturday is Record Store Day and KRCL is celebrating.  We’ll be at six locations passing out KRCL goodies for record store patrons.  Look for our volunteers at Graywhale near the U, Randy’s on 900 South, Diabolical and The Heavy Metal Shop on Edison Street, Raunch Records in Sugarhouse and Uprok on State Street.  Celebrate Record Store Day this Saturday, the 18th, with your friends at 90.9fm KRCL.

U of U Graywhale – 8:00am – 8:45am
Randy’s Records – 9:30am – 10:15am
Raunch Records – 9:45am – 10:30am
The Heavy Metal Shop – 10:45 – 11:30am
Diabolical Records – 10:45am – 11:30am
Uprok Records – 11:45am – 12:30pm

VoxPop: Gov. Herbert Signs SB296 (VIDEO)

March 13, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

People gathered in the rotunda at the Utah State Capitol Thursday night to witness Governor Gary Herbert sign—as promised—the anti-discrimination and religious freedom amendments bill known as SB296. Here are a couple of reports from the night (5-part video series above):


VoxPop Gov Herbert Signs SB296     


VoxPop Reax to Gov Signing SB296     


VoxPop: Troy Williams on the Passage of SB296

March 11, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Late Wednesday evening, the Utah House passed Senate Bill 296, granting housing and employment protections to the LGBT community for the first time in the state’s history. Equality Utah director and former KRCL producer Troy Williams was there for the historic moment.


VoxPop - SB296 Passes     


Tune in Friday night at 7 p.m. for a legislative review that will include more from Williams, including the impact of SB-297, a religious liberties bill. For more voices of the people, keep listening to 90.9FM KRCL.





VoxPop: Healthy Utah

March 11, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Last week SB-164, also known as Healthy Utah, was passed by the Senate, but passed over by the Utah House in favor of a less comprehensive, more costly bill known as Utah Cares. During a rally last week in support of the bill, KRCL’s Lara Jones captured the following voices of the people:


Kilo Zamora, Crossroads Urban Center’s Coalition of Religious Communities:

Vox Pop Kilo Zamora on Healthy Utah     


Sen. Brian Shiozawa, sponsor of SB-164, aka Healthy Utah:


Stacy Stanford, supporter of SB-164:

Vox Pop Stacy Stanford on Healthy Utah     

Radioactive: Women in Leadership, Politics

March 10, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones RadioActive_336x280-190x190

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Host Nick Burns talks about women in leadership and politics with:

KUED Channel 7 filmmaker Nancy Green, whose work includes “Makers: Voices of Utah Women” and “Martha Hughes Cannon: Physician – Plural wife – Politician.” The film screens Friday night at SLCC in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Utah.

Jenn Gonnelly, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Utah, who has been sharing her perspective on the 2015 legislative session with KRCL this year.

Former Salt Lake City Council member Jill Remington-Love. who was just named SLC’s Director of Community & Economic Development by Mayor Ralph Becker.

Lara Jones talks with Dr. Susan Madsen, who runs the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah Valley University.


Radioactive for March 8 2015     

The R.O.I.: Irish Poetry for St. Patrick’s Day

March 10, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones


The R.O.I., stories of people who create a positive return on investment in the community. This time on The R.O.I, we’re changing things up in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It always makes KRCL’s Lara Jones think of poets and who better to talk to about Irish poets than a man who owns more than 80,000 volumes of poetry in his shop? For a taste of Oscar Wilde, Lara talks with Ken Sanders.


ROI Irish Poetry with Ken Sanders     


Ken Sanders

Ken Sanders

For more of Ken Sanders reading Irish poetry, listen to this:

More Ken Sanders Irish poetry reading     


  • 1 minute in: James Joyce
  • 3 minutes in: Galway Kinnell
  • 5 minutes in: W.B. Yeats
  • 7 minutes in: C.S. Lewis
  • 9 minutes in: Louise MacNeice
  • 10 minutes in: Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde


Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde


Don’t forget, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gateway in downtown SLC. The Celtic Celebration at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden starts at 7:30 Saturday night. This has been the R.O.I, your return on investment in listener-supported community radio, 90.9fm, KRCL.

Just One Question: Jacob Paul on Religion and Terrorism

March 10, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Author Jacob Paul, a former teacher at the U of U (where he earned a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing), has a new book out this week called Song of Ilan. It continues his exploration of religion and terrorism which for him comes down to just one question: how possibly a question of faith could lead to an answer that looked like a terrorist act?


J1Q - Song of Ilan     


Stop by the King’s English Book Shop in SLC to meet Jacob Paul Friday at 7 p.m. when he reads from and signs his new book, Song of Ilan. And if you have a question, send it to Then listen for the answer on 90.9fm, KRCL.