The R.O.I. brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. Like the Inclusion Center for Community & Justice, a Salt Lake-based non profit that works to eliminate prejudice, discrimination and bigotry – starting with teens.
Anytown, the center’s annual camp for students, starts Sunday. Puneet Singh is a graduate of the center’s Global Leaders program and, at 17 years old, will be a peer counselor at this year’s camp: KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke with him about helping fellow students learn to communicate, while Jillian Hill, the center’s director of operations, fills in the details of attending camp:
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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.
Dating back to 1992 when it was known as the Utah Stonewall Center, Utah Pride Center has been serving and supporting Utah’s LGBTQ community and allies for nearly a quarter-of-a-century. In this edition of The R.O.I., KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with UPC’s Sarah Luks-Morgan about the ongoing importance of the annual pride festival in the digital age:
Thursday, June 4
7 p.m., Utah Pride Interfaith Service at First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 E., SLC – Community of Christ conducting
Friday, June 5
6:30 p.m. Grand Marshal Reception
8 p.m. Dyke, Trans and Bi Rallies and Marches
9 p.m. Kick-off Party and Opening Ceremonies
Saturday, June 6
3-11 p.m., Pride Festival at Washington & Library Squares in downtown SLC
Sunday, June 7
9 a.m. Pride Day 5K Fun Run
10 a.m. Utah Pride Parade on 200 south, starting at 400 East
11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Pride Festival at Washington & Library Squares in downtown SLC
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In this edition of The R.O.I., KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with Christy Bills at the Natural History Museum of Utah. She wants citizen scientists to help her and researchers from BYU spot fireflies in Utah:
Is a firefly really a fly? Find out in this extended interview with The Bug Lady:
Tyler Bastian is the director and founder of Roots, Utah’s first farm-based charter high school, which will seat its first students in August. Located on the border of West Valley and South Salt Lake cities, Roots will offer reading, writing and arithmetic, plus what Bastian hopes will be the character building experience of learning on a working farm. KRCL’s Lara Jones talked with him about it:
As a charter school, Roots chooses its students by lottery. The first lottery will be held June 1, 2015. Click here for the Roots lottery application.
There are a variety of options on the table when it comes to improving parks, open spaces and trails in Salt Lake City. One that’s popped up a couple of times through the Capital City’s open house process is the notion of turning at least part of the soon-to-be decommissioned Glendale Golf Course into a food forest. KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question – what’s a food forest? To find out more, she met Erika Longino at the edge of the golf course to find out more:
Erika Longino works at Edible Campus Gardens at the University of Utah. She supports turning part of Glendale Golf Course into a food forest a la Beacon Food Forest in Seattle. She helped draft a plan for a food forest in Midvale. Read about it here: Bingham Food Forest.
A food forest is just one of many ideas coming out of the city’s public process for parks, open space and trails. To voice your opinion, you can take the online survey at ouroutdoorsslc.com or attend the last two open houses Thursday from 11-2 at Gallivan Plaza or from 3-7 on the plaza at Library Square.
In this edition of The R.O.I., KRCL’s Lara Jones visits Bonneville Elementary to talk with teacher Cynthia Norton and her third graders about a rock opera on bees.
Bonneville Elementary is a Platinum Utah Green School. To learn more about that program, visit USEE, the Utah Society for Environmental Education.
Loud and Clear Youth Radio DJs Madi and Chandler chat with:
… about ways in which teachers should accommodate unique learning styles. They also discuss learning disabilities and some of the challenges students face when they are struggling in traditional school settings.
Producer: Shannalee Otanez
Executive Producer: Lara Jones
The annual Utah Pride Festival is coming up June 4-7 in Salt Lake City. The theme this year: “Pride is _____.” KRCL’s Lara Jones invited accidental activist Sister Dottie Dixon into the studio to complete that sentence:
Listen to the extended interview with Sister Dottie for her thoughts on Bill Gates and the Boy Scouts, Jello rituals, Mama Dragons, and Lamanite torture pits:
An open house held by the Utah Prison Relocation Commission at the Fair Park in Salt Lake City Wednesday evening drew people from across the Wasatch Front. Here’s some of what they had to say:
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The first Interim Committee Meetings of the Utah Legislature were held Wednesday, May 20, 2015. KRCL’s Lara Jones reviewed the day’s work with Curtis Haring, Editor-in-Chief at Utah Political Capitol.
The first review covered air quality, plus the idea of a TRAX line from Draper to Orem:
The second review covered medical marijuana, body cameras for law enforcement, and same-day voter registration:
Visit le.utah.gov for agendas, minutes and recordings of the Utah Legislature at work.