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Radio Caravan: SCOTUS Rules 5-4 in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

June 26, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Radio Caravan, stories by, about and four Utahns

 

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Early Friday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 5-4 decision in favor of same-sex marriage. KRCL’s Lara Jones and Ebay Hamilton spoke with Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah and former KRCL producer, for his reaction:

 

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Radio Caravan: PanCretans Are Coming

June 25, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The Radio Caravan, stories by, about and for Utahns

 

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The Pancretan National Convention is in town this week. KRCL’s Lara Jones learns that, while all PanCretans are Greek, not all Greeks can say they’re PanCretans:

 

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For more information on the Pancretan National Convention, visit www.paaslc2015.org.

 

The R.O.I. on Lifting Liberia: Working to Help Orphans of Ebola

June 25, 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 TheROI@krcl.org. Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

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Photo courtesy of Lifting Liberia

Karen Mathot of Lifting Liberia recently stopped by the station to update us on her latest visit to Liberia to check on the Ebola orphans she’s helping in Liberia. She spent two weeks there in mid-April and will head back again in July. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with Mathot, who says villages in the interior of the country really need help:

 

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If you’d like to know more about the non-profit, stop by their fundraisers at:

  • Thursday, 6/25: Bikers, Buddies & Blues, 6-9 p.m., at Bleu Bistro, 1615 S. Foothill Drive, SLC. $25, with proceeds going to support the children orphaned by the Ebolas crisis in Liberia.
  • Sunday, 6/28: Wheeler Farm Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the Lifting Liberia stand for woven baskets made by women in Liberia.

 

J1Q: U.S. Hostage Policy Review

June 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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More than 80 Americans have been taken hostage since 9/11. Negotiating with terrorists has been a non-starter for the United States. However, on Wednesday, President Obama announced changes to the U.S. government’s hostage policy that allows for discussion with terrorist organizations. KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question: Is this truly a sea change in U.S. policy or just acknowledgment of longstanding practice? For an answer, she turned to law professor Amos Guiora, co-director of the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law:

 

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Punk Rock Farmer’s Daughter: Navigating the Garden

June 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Aldyne, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, and his daughter, Azure, talk about navigating in the garden. One more adventure to go, with big thanks to the City Sprouts Summer Camp with Red Butte Garden and Wasatch Community Gardens.

The R.O.I. on Doc Floor, Music at the Utah Arts Festival

June 24, 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 TheROI@krcl.org. Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

 

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The Utah Arts Festival is a major arts production each summer. Keeping the music fresh and interesting, balancing audience favorites and highlighting up and comers, falls to Doc Floor, Music Coordinator. KRCL’s Eugenie recently spoke with him on the Midday Show about the work that goes into picking music each year:

 

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The Utah Arts Festival starts Thursday and runs through Sunday this week at Library and Washington Squares. For more information on the songwriting workshops mentioned by Doc, click here.

The R.O.I. on Lance Allred, Power of Basketball

June 22, 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 TheROI@krcl.org. Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

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Photo courtesy of Sanderson Community Center.

Having grown up in a polygamous commune in rural Montana, Lance Allred is not your run of the mill NBA player turned motivational speaker. As someone who grew up with 80 percent hearing loss, he hopes to share some of his life lessons with kids who are deaf, their siblings and friends at a basketball camp that starts this week at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville. In particular, how to choose compassion in the face of bullying. KRCL’s Lara Jones bring you this ROI excerpt:

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If you liked the preceding short clip, then check out the full interview with Lance Allred. It’s a wide-raning conversation that includes the pre-existence, sin, OCD, polygamy, cults, self-worth, lip-reading vs. sign language, perseverance, passing up a full ride to Stanford to play for Rick Majerus at the University of Utah, being the NBA’s first deaf player, his transition to public speaking, and so much more. So let’s get started at the beginning, which for Allred is a polygamous commune in rural Montana:

 

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Allred has agreed to become a podcast partner with us, so expect short clips from his show, Culture Jock, to start airing on 90.9fm KRCL.

 

RadioActive: Locked & Loaded with Saturday’s Voyeur

June 22, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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RadioActive host Nick Burns brings you a sneak peek of the 2015 edition of Saturday’s Voyeur, the annual raucous and riotous musical comedy from Salt Lake Acting Co. that skewers Utah’s peculiarities. The show runs June 24-August 30. Ticket info here. Guests include director/choreographer Cynthia Fleming, actor/musician Dave Evanoff, and a cast of characters.

 

Fair warning, the following program IS NOT suitable for all audiences. It contains suggestive and definitely outrageous songs and scenes from the 37th annual production of Saturday’s Voyeur. Parental guidance most certainly is advised.

 

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This show was produced by Lara Jones, with special assistance from audio engineer Rowan Stigner of Spy Hop.

Just One Question: Why Do We Waste So Much Water in Utah?

June 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Utah’s Legislative Auditor General released a water audit last month that showed the Beehive State to be the number one water waster in the country. Now lawmakers are considering changing the way we pay for water. KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question, why are we wasting all this water? For an answer, she spoke with Zach Frankel of the Utah Rivers Council, a non-proft that works on the conservation and stewardship of Utah’s rivers and sustainable clean water sources.

 

 

If you have just one question, email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then listen for the answer on 90.9fm KRCL.

 

 

Radio Caravan: Scott Hayashi, Bishop Against Gun Violence

June 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

For the first time in its 200-year history, the Episcopal Church’s General Convention will be held in Salt Lake City June 25-July 3. On the agenda, Bishops United Against Gun Violence will hold a procession the morning of Sunday, June 28. For Scott Hayashi, the Rt. Rev. Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, the subject is more than sermon material; it’s personal. You see, when he was just 19, working in a Tacoma, Washington, record store, he was shot during a robbery. KRCL’s Lara Jones brings you two short clips and an extended interview she recorded with Bishop Hayashi.

 

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“Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence,” a Bishops United Against Gun Violence Procession, will begin at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, June 28, outside the Salt Palace Convention Center. The service and procession will last roughly one hour and cover a one-mile route. It will include opening prayers, a stop for speakers in nearby Pioneer Park, and concluding prayers outside the Salt Palace. The group formed after mass shootings at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.

Bishops United supports:

  • Expanding the federal background checks system to cover gun shows, Internet and commercial sales
  • Making gun trafficking a federal crime
  • Encouraging the development of “smart gun” technology to reduce accidental shootings, especially among children
  • Requiring that guns be stored safely
  • Improving access to mental healthcare for all Americans