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Radio Caravan: Reaction to Choice of SLC for New State Prison

August 12, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Protesters at Prison Relocation Commission meeting Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

Protesters attend Prison Relocation Commission meeting Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at the Utah Capitol.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Prison Relocation Commission met for the final time to review four sites on the short list for a new state prison. After nearly two hours of listening to consultants review the analysis of each site, the seven-member commission took a vote:


CRVN Prison in SLC     


Full interview with SLC Mayor Ralph Becker     



Radio Caravan: Mural in Midvale

August 11, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Artist Roger Whiting (left) works with kids to finish community mural at Copper View Recreation Center in Midvale, Utah.

An art project is taking shape in Midvale, where artist Roger Whiting is working with kids on a community mural. Funded by the Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs, the mural is designed to discourage random tagging and graffiti, while building a sense of community pride. Learn more in this Radio Caravan piece from KRCL’s Lara Jones:


CRVN Midvale Mural     





Punk Rock Farmer: Pharsi ko munta, aka Pumpkin Shoots

August 10, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, returns to the New Roots of Utah Urban Farm Stand at the Sunnyvale Farmers Market to find out how to cook pharsi ko munta, also known as pumpkin shoots, with Pabitra from Nepal. If you’d like to check out the market—4013 S. 700 W. (approach off of 3900 South)—get there by 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The market now starts at noon and produce goes fast!

Posted by Punk Rock Farmer on Monday, August 10, 2015

pumpkin shoots



Audio only file below:

PRF Pharsi ko munta recipe     



RadioActive: Hope Lockers, Poverty and Seniors in Utah

August 10, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones


RadioActive continues its month-long focus on poverty in Utah. Host Nick Burns talks with:


•   Travis Hysell of the Legacy Initiative and David Brooks of Revolution United about the Hope Lockers Project


•   Peter Hebertson of Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services about services available to seniors


•   Rov Pevny, founder and director of The Center for Conscious Eldering, about aging with intention and passion. For details about his workshop in September, click here.


RadioActive 8-9-15     


Catch a fresh edition of RadioActive Sundays at 6 p.m. on 90.9fm KRCL.


The R.O.I.: A Bicycle Built for Two Billion

August 9, 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 Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.



After losing his business and breaking up with his finance at the age of 28, Jamie Bianchini got on a tandem bike and became a Peace Pedaler. Anyone who wanted to climb on board and ride with him for a bit was welcome. He’s compiled his experiences across 81 countries and 8 years into a debut memoir called A Bike for 2 Billion. He’ll be at The King’s English in Salt Lake City Tuesday evening to tell a few stories, including the time in China when someone stole his bike:


ROI Bike for 2 Billion     


Jamie Bianchini will read from A Bicycle Built for Two Billion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at The King’s English Book Shop, 1500 S. 1500 E. in Salt Lake City. No ticket required. 

PODCAST: The Bee Goes Into the Wild

August 9, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones



Giuliana Serena is head Beekeeper at The Bee, a lovingly competitive storytelling forum in Salt Lake City. The following story was recorded in June at The Leonardo, where 10 brave souls shared their stories about The Wild. The storyteller is Adam Stewart, who won the night with a story about how an unexpected meeting with a mountain lion helped him survive his divorce:


PODCAST CLIP from The Bee - Adam Stewart     


The next Bee: Wednesday night, August 12, at the Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 E., Salt Lake City. Doors at 7. The theme this time is Lost & Found.

How to participate: you can come and just enjoy or put your name in the hat to tell a story. Ten storytellers picked at random from a hat have five minutes each to tell a true tale, on the theme of the night, without notes. To get tickets and put your name in the hat, visit The Bee usually sells out, so we recommend getting your tickets early.

And keep listening for more clips from The Bee, a podcast partner, on 90.9fm KRCL.

PODCAST: Culture Jock Talks Poaching with Wildlife Photog Rob Daugherty

August 9, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Culture Jock logo


With the recent poaching of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, Culture Jock podcast host Lance Allred talks with wildlife photographer Rob Daugherty.


CULTjock Poaching     


For the full podcast, visit the Culture Jock website.


PODCAST: The Utah Foodie, Oteo Restaurant

August 7, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones



In this podcast clip from The Utah Foodie, Chase Murdock sits down with Mosi Oteo, a young restaurateur in Utah Valley.

A family of 12 that moved from Mexico to San Diego and, eventually, Provo, the name Oteo might sound familiar to you. They are the culinary force behind many new Utah restaurants, including Tortilla Bar, Masa Restaurant, and their latest—Oteo Restaurant in Lindon, Utah. Murdock talks with Mosi in this podcast clip, which is airing on KRCL:


KRCL podcast clip Utah Foodie - Oteo Restaurant     


For the full podcast, visit The Utah Foodie.

Producer: Ryan Samanka


PODCAST: Introducing Pioneers & Allies

August 7, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones


KRCL introduces another podcast partner, Pioneers & Allies:


Excerpt from Pioneers & Allies     


Full podcast of Pioneers & Allies Ep-001     


Produced by the mother-daughter duo of Nan Seymour and Beatrice Washburn. Nan offers the voice of a dedicated parent and ally. Her daughter Bea brings the perspective of a young transgender woman, recently out, who is also a writer and activist. Their mission is to collect stories of courage and kindness by interviewing pioneers and allies of the Queer community.


Because we look to each other for courage.
Because we must become better allies.
Because sometimes a story can save us.
If you would like to share your story, please write:



August 5, 2015 in Uncategorized by KrclAdmin Print

This summer, KRCL is trying something less disruptive than a summer fundraiser – we’re holding a “Quiet Community Drive”, to raise funds needed to power KRCL. For each donation of $60 or more, in addition to the usual KRCL t-shirt or other gift, you will provide a gift to the entire community. We’re partnering with the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, The Utah Food Bank, and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah for these gifts. Give a little this summer and it will go a long way! Please help us reach our goal. Click here to contribute now, and let KRCL  tell the stories of our community partners. KRCL is only here because of our listener’s investments.

  • The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah – Through wildlife rehabilitation and education we empower the community to engage in conservation and responsible stewardship of wildlife and habitats. You can provide a week’s worth of food to an orphaned baby bird as a thank-you!
  • The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective – The mission of the Bicycle Collective is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and as a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. The Collective provides refurbished bicycles and educational programs to the community, focusing on children and lower income households. You can provide a bicycle helmet to a student at the collective as a thank-you!
  • The Utah Food Bank – For over 100 years, the Utah Food Bank has stayed true to its mission of serving those in need throughout our state. Last year the BackPack Program distributed more than 60,000 backpacks with food to help ensure hunger-free weekends for children during times when they don’t have access to school meal programs. You can provide a backpack of healthy food to an at-risk child as a thank-you!