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The R.O.I. on Pop-Up Parks

April 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Toss Across Park designer Erik Junge of In Bloom Design. Check it out on the southeast corner of 100 S. Main Street, SLC, through Mother's Day.

Toss Across Park designer Erik Junge of In Bloom Design. Check it out on the southwest corner of 100 S. Main Street, SLC, through Mother’s Day.

Landscape designer Erik Junge of In Bloom Design enjoys designing outdoor spaces where people can relax. One of those spaces is the Toss Across Park on Salt Lake City’s Main Street, one of five Pop-Up Parks sponsored by the Downtown Alliance. KRCL’s Lara Jones met him at his park to talk about it.

 

The ROI on Pop-Up Parks     

 

The pop-up parks will be in place through May 10, but you’ll want to check them out during a special Downtown Garden Stroll Friday night, May 1, from 6-9 p.m. In addition to the parks, there will be floral-themed exhibitions at four Main Street galleries, plus music and street art in galleries and along Main Street between South Temple and 200 south.

Toss Across Pop-Up Park on Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Toss Across Pop-Up Park on Main Street, Salt Lake City.Downtown Garden Stroll Map

 

 

 

The R.O.I. on the Nepalese Association of Utah

April 28, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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.

In this edition, KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with Aarati Ghimire, vice president of the Nepalese Association of Utah, which works to represent the cultural interests of the nearly 700 Nepalese families living in Utah. Ghimire says the local Nepalese community is banding together in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck their home country Saturday. She encourages Utahns to give what they can to help, but first make sure they’re giving to a verified charity:

 

ROI on Nepalese Association of Utah     

 

Ghimire will be on KRCL this Friday from 1-2 p.m. with details about recovery efforts in Nepal and a candlelight vigil NPAU is organizing. Ghimire says her grandmother was injured during Saturday’s quake, while her grandfather has yet to be found.

 

RED WHITE & BLUES B.B. KING TRIBUTE

April 28, 2015 in Home by KrclAdmin bb-king-bowing

Riley B. King, better known by his stage name, B.B. King, died Thursday, May 14, at his home at the age of 89. On Monday night, Brian Kelm did a very special tribute show for the late, great B.B. King. Listen to the full show here.

 

Just One Question About Water, Dust at the Great Salt Lake

April 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Looking north, toward Great Salt Lake, from Mile Marker 97 on Interstate 80.

Looking north, toward Great Salt Lake, from Mile Marker 97 on Interstate 80.

The waterline keeps dropping at the Great Salt Lake, which brings up just one question from listener Rosalie Winard:

“I’m gravely concerned about the Great Salt Lake and the dust on the lake that is going to be horrendous over the summer when the winds come up. The lake is at an almost all-time record low, and the Salt Lake Valley is going to be inundated with dust. So I have just one question: what’s in the salt playa?”

Rosalie isn’t asking a random question. She’s an award-winning photographer who is creating a photographic archive of the wild birds of Great Salt Lake for the Special Collections at the University of Utah’s Marriott Library. Through her work, Winard regularly observes environmental changes and the impact on birds at the Great Salt Lake. Although the exhibition in this video is no longer on view, you can find her book at NHMU or The King’s English Bookshop.

To answer Rosalie’s question, KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Bonnie Baxter of the Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College.

 

J1Q Salt Playa at the Great Salt Lake     

 

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

 

 

 

RadioActive: Free Speech

April 26, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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RadioActive host Nick Burns talks with several groups about their work related to free speech in this April 26, 2015, edition of the program.

 

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Socially engaged art with Wendy Wischer, Assistant Professor Sculpture Intermedia, University of Utah, and student Sabrina Stein. As the capstone project in Wischer’s Art, Action and the Environment class—and coinciding with the 45th anniversary of Earth Day— students went “begging” for a cleaner, safer environment last week. Check out the online resources created by the students, including a map of all parks in  Salt Lake City: ecoart.art.utah.edu/

Marina Lowe, ALCU Utah, Legislative and Policy Counsel, talks about the wins and losses during the 2015 legislative session. Topics include justice reform, LGBT anti-discrimination bills, breastfeeding rights, medical marijuana, and the return of the firing squad.

The arrival of Speakers Corner in SLC, with founders and dancers Amy Freitas and Tawnya London. The group’s first event will be held May 16 at Jitterbug Cafe. Event info: https://speakerscornerslc.wix.com/fest

 

RadioActive producer: Lara Jones

KRCL Playlist: Find the Music You Love

April 25, 2015 in Home by KrclAdmin KRCL_8

Find playlist for recent shows on KRCL at nowplayingonkrcl.tumblr.org. The most recent show will pop right up, and you can search the archives by clicking the button that looks like a file cabinet at the top of the page. Stay tuned for some great playlist features that are right around the corner.

The R.O.l. on the SLC Arts Council

April 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Karen Krieger has been head of the SLC Arts Council since 2012. Ensuring the council supports and encourages local artists, she says, is a crucial part of the organization’s mission. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Krieger at this week’s press conference to announce the lineup for the Twilight Concert Series, which includes three local acts, J Godina, Fictionist and House of Lewis:

 

ROI SLC Arts Council     

 

To learn more about the SLC Arts Council’s programs and grant opportunities for performing, visual, literary and folk arts, visit saltlakearts.org.

 

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.

The R.O.I. on Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah

April 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

With spring’s arrival, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in Ogden is getting an influx of wild birds dropped off at its doors. Executive Director Dalyn Marthaler says it happens every year about this time as people get outside and notice what they think are birds in crisis. Marthaler says her staff is managing round-the-clock feedings in its bird nursery. Unlike human children, babytalk and lullabies aren’t part of the drill:

 

ROI on WRC of NoUtah     

 

Dalyn Marthaler and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, which has been helping sick and injured birds since 2009. If you’d like to visit them, now’s the time. Their annual Wildlife Baby Shower and Open House is going on through Sunday (April 24-26).

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.

 

The R.O.I. on Vive Juicery

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Brittany Thaxton of Vive Juicery.

Brittany Thaxton of Vive Juicery.

On this edition of The R.O.I., KRCL’s Lara Jones features a local company started by a couple whose diet as kids was not that much different from most of us—it had a lot of processed foods. As Brittany and Bryce Thaxton started a life together, Brittany says they began paying more attention to locally grown and fresh ingredients, a passion that soon turned into a business. Vive Juicery and 29 other small businesses will share behind-the-scenes stories, advice, and insight as local food entrepreneurs at the Foodtrepreneur Festival Thursday night at Pierpont Place in downtown Salt Lake City.

 

The ROI on Vive Juicery     

 

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.

Punk Rock Farmer: Circus Brown’s Secret Ingredient

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

PRF Episode #7Circus Brown talks about his secret weapon for tomato production.

Posted by Punk Rock Farmer on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Join Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, as he stops by the garden of KRCL DJ Circus Brown to find out his secret ingredient to growing tomatoes. Plus, Al throws down a challenge. Are you and Circus ready to accept?