A Stand with Planned Parenthood rally attracted hundreds of people to the south steps of the Utah Capitol Tuesday evening, August 25. KRCL’s Radio Caravan brings you this report:
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It’s been five years since an earthquake ravaged Haiti. Greg Bennick, founder of One Hundred for Haiti, says his direct action non-profit is still going strong because of the way it fosters commitment to the cause. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with him and partner Meg Griggs about their work and a benefit planned for Saturday, August 29, at Spilt Ink in Salt Lake City:
Saturday, August 29: Mellow vs. Metal Show, a benefit for One Hundred for Haiti’s rural water project and sexual assault task force, at Spilt Ink, 933 S. Edison St., SLC.
Former Public Safety Building (photo: Isaac Riddle/SLCityNews.com).
Salt Lake City wants to convert the former Public Safety Complex at the corner of 200 South and 300 East into a large mixed-use development that will include a mix of affordable and market-rate residential units. The city recently released a Request for Proposal (RFP) and will select a developer for the project, referred to as the Northwest Pipeline Development, sometime after November.
Salt Lake on the Street host Isaac Riddle spoke with Michael Akerlow, SLC Director of Housing & Neighborhood Development, about the Northwest Pipeline Development and the need to fill the growing affordable housing gap in Salt Lake City. Here’s an excerpt:
According to a 2013 report released by the Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) division, there is a gap of 8,200 affordable units in the housing market. In response to this report, the mayor’s office along with HAND launched the 5,000 Doors Initiative, a citywide plan to add 5,000 affordable housing units over the next five years. Learn more in the full podcast interview from Isaac Riddle and Salt Lake on the Street, a KRCL podcast partner.
September is Hunger Action Month. It’s been great to hear all about the Envision Utah survey results and how people say they’ll water their lawns less in order to eat more local food. But the fact is, children, the elderly, people on fixed or low incomes go to bed hungry right here in Zion, every night.
Use the player below to listen as Nick Burns talks about food insecurity. It’s part of our month-long focus on poverty in Utah. Guests include Gina Cornia of Utahns Against Hunger and Ginette Bott of the Utah Food Bank.
Then, producer Lara Jones talks with award-winning environmental journalist Joel Bourne. In his new book The End of Plenty, the Race to Feed a Crowded World [W. W. Norton & Company; June 2015], Bourne reports on the state of the modern food chain—and it isn’t good. “This is the story,” Bourne writes, “of the race to feed the world without wrecking it.”
Then Nick Burns returns to close out the show with a conversation about Utah women in tech—will Utah be the one to break the “Silicon Ceiling”? Guests include Clint Betts of Beehive Startups and StartFEST, and two women who head tech companies right here in Utah and will present at StartFEST next week: Sunny Washington of Ardusat and Donna Root of Jigabot.
Ninety-five years ago Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. Certification came on August 26, 1920, making it the law of the land. So KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question: Did Utah lead or follow on this issue? To find out, she spoke with Jenn Gonnelly, who is co-president of the League of Women Voters of Utah and a political history buff:
If you haven’t registered to vote, there is still time before November’s general election. Visit vote.utah.gov for more information. If you have a question, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.
In the latest clip from KRCL’s podcast partner Pioneers & Allies, Beatrice Washburn interviews Mary Rydman and her fiancé, Robbin Daffin. Mary shares the story of what it was like to come out to her family, claim her true gender identity, and find true love…all within the same year. Here’s an excerpt:
For the full podcast, click here.
KRCL, The Central Utah Federation of Labor, and the DocFactory are proud to host a special screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary “Shadows of Liberty” – Friday, September 25th at 6:30pm at the Union Labor Center, 2261 South Redwood Road. Shadows of Liberty is a film about corporate media and features Danny Glover, Amy Goodman, Dick Gregory and many others. No tickets are required to attend. There will be a panel discussion following the film.
Shadows of Liberty is dedicated to the journalists and information freedom fighters, the heroes of our time, who dedicate their lives to our right to freedom of information – the central pillar of a free society. Shadows of Liberty provides a platform for voices that have been silenced and in doing so, attempts to inspire change and accountability. This film champions the idea of an independent media where truth and integrity are the norm, not the exception.
There was lots of action during the Utah Legislature’s Special Session and Interim Committee Meetings August 19, 2015. KRCL’s Lara Jones reviews it all with Jenn Gonnelly, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Utah.
Check back each month during interim for more information about the people’s business. To see committee agendas, as well as watch or listen to meetings, visit the homepage of the Utah Legislature: http://le.utah.gov/.
October 8, 2015
Reformation: A Rearranging of Elements by Rebecca Klundt
Rio Gallery, 300 S Rio Grande, Salt Lake