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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?

Just One Question: What is Safe to Eat in Light of GMOs?

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Altered Genes

Steven Druker is the public interest attorney who in 1992 filed the lawsuit that forced the US Food & Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. Last month, he released his book documenting that work. It’s called Altered Genes Twisted Truth, How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. It’s a gut wrenching read – and by that I mean, I have no idea what’s safe to eat now. So I called him up with just one question – after all he’s learned, what is safe to eat?

 

J1Q Altered Genes Twisted Truth     

 

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Druker speaks Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, no ticket necessary. He’ll also give a press conference Friday morning with Jane Goodall, who says Altered Genes Twisted Truth “one of the most important books of the last 50 years.” The two are visiting the Beehive State as guests of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program and the Pax Natura Foundation.

 

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

The R.O.I. on USEE

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Earth Day is 45 years old this week. With climate change doomsdayers and climate change naysayers, the average person needs a reliable source of information. Even then, how can you be sure those sources know what they’re talking about? Since 1981, the Utah Society for Environmental Education – USEE – has been encouraging environmental literacy in what some might call an old fashioned way. On this edition of The R.O.I., KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with USEE Executive Director Andreé Walker Bravo about the groups’ approach to teaching teachers:

 

The ROI on USEE     

 

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.

 

RadioActive: April 19, 2015

April 20, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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Host Nick Burns talks with two Utah women whose work benefits humanitarian causes in Africa: Karen Mathot of Lifting Liberia and Cathy Tshilombo-Lakemba of Mama Africa.

 

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Karen Mathot is back in Liberia this month to work with children, families, and communities to come up with best solutions for local Ebola orphans.

Mama Africa will present the Tribute to the Women of Africa Award & Fashion Show Saturday, May 9, at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park Hotel. All proceeds will go to support victims of rape and war in the Congo.

 

 

A Look Inside — FILM

April 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

What Happened, Miss Simone?

 

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Tuesday night at 7 at the downtown City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC, the Utah Film Center will host a free screening of the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? which debuted at Sundance earlier this year. KRCL’s Eugenie Hero-Jaffe recently spoke with director Liz Garbus and producer Amy Hobby about the film and their work supporting women filmmakers.

LOOK INSIDE FILM with Liz Garbus     

 

LOOK INSIDE FILM with Amy Hobby     

 

The film starts at 7 p.m. No ticket necessary. Eugenie will moderate a Q&A with Amy Hobby after the film.

Just One Question on Deep Time Analysis

April 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

DU Fact Sheet

It’s been several years since Energy Solutions started the paper work seeking approval to store hundreds of thousands of tons of depleted uranium at its facility in Clive, Utah. Last week the Utah Department of Environmental Quality agreed to suspend a public comment period that had just started until Energy Solutions can get back to them eight specific questions outlined in the DEQ’s Performance Assessment and Safety Evaluation Report on their proposal. One of the things DEQ still wants is a Deep Time Analysis, which leads me to just one question, what goes into a “deep time analysis” that will prove or disprove safety when it comes to storing depleted uranium? To answer that question and explain why he thinks the results will prove to be a deal breaker, here’s Matt Pacenza of Heal Utah.

 

J1Q Depleted Uranium     

 

The two public hearings originally set for May by the DEQ to collect public comment on the Energy Solutions request will now be held as public informational meetings. The public is invited to attend and ask questions or discuss the Performance Assessment and Safety Evaluation Report findings with DEQ staff.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tooele County Courthouse
47 South Main Street
Tooele, Utah

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Board Room #1015
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

 

If you’ve got a question, email it to just1question@krcl.org, then listen for the answer on your community connection—90.9fm, KRCL.

KRCL PICKUP PARTY!

April 19, 2015 in Uncategorized by KrclAdmin Print

Thanks so much to everyone who made a donation during KRCL’s recent Spring Radiothon. Join us this Friday from 4 to 7pm for a Pick Up Party.  Come meet some of your favorite DJs, pay your pledge, pick up your thank-you gift & tour the station.  We will have Wilma’s Gourmet Food Truck here so you can plan to eat a bite while you’re here!

KRCL’s Spring Radiothon Pick Up Party…this Friday from 4 to 7pm at 1971 West North Temple…right next to the TRAX stop.

 

KRCL LIFTY PARTY!

April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized by KrclAdmin LIFTYPARTY2015

Join 90.9fm KRCL and Discrete on Sunday, April 26th at
The Garage On Beck to honor all lift operators from across the state.

What: Lifty of the Week Party 2015
Where: The Garage On Beck
When: Sunday, April 26th from 5-7pm
Who: All Utah Liftys and their most avid supporters (21+)
Why: To celebrate lift operators from across Utah

 There will be food, prizes, live music and a chance to meet liftys from resorts everywhere!

RadioActive: Stories

April 12, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

Host Nick Burns talks with two storytellers in the latest edition of RadioActive.

 

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Segment 1: Children Tell It Like It Is

Melissa Gemmill, a grad student at Westminster College, has been working with kids in South Salt Lake to help them tell grownups what they’d like to see in their city. As part of her research, Gemmill worked with Promise South Salt Lake to help kids express what they’d like to see in their own community through the recording of digital stories.

As she wrote in a draft of her dissertation: “Civic opportunities vary within different communities, but those opportunities become few and far between when it come to children. Children have become a disempowered population in terms of civic engagement because they lack a sense of agency, critical consciousness, and civic engagement opportunities.” Check out Gemmill’s digital story work here.

 

Segment 2: Grown-ups Tell It Like They Remember

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Giuliana Serena with excerpts from The Bee‘s most recent night of stories. Held at The Leo, the theme was “Attachment”:

  • Ash breaks up with her fiance but still travels with him and his family to his brother’s wedding in California the next day
  • Davey plans a grand romantic gesture with an old flame he finds out has moved on—after he’s bought the plane ticket
  • Nan has never held a bowling ball, and it doesn’t go so well for her date’s foot or car

Created with her sister, Francesca Rosa, Serena has made The Bee a place where grownups get together for a night of lovingly competitive storytelling. The only rules: it must be true and you’ve got to tell your story in 5 minutes, no notes!

The next Bee is Thursday night, April 16, at the Urban Lounge. Anyone is welcome to put their name in the hat, with 10 lucky folks invited to the stage to tell their story. This month’s theme is “Dirt: True Stories of Scandal and Soil.” What have you buried deep down? What do you wish you could wash your hands of? Have a burning secret you’re ready to share? How is the biology in your backyard? Are you gardening, getting down, digging, and filthying your fingernails? What is your relationship with the musty, dusty earth? Do tell. Write to The Bee SLC to put your name in the hat.” And get your tickets here. KRCL is a community partner of The Bee.