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Radio Caravan: StandwithPP Rally at the Utah Capitol

August 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Carrie Galloway (seated), CEO of Planned Parenthood of Utah, with supporters at #StandwithPP rally at the Utah Capitol, August 25, 2015. (Photo: Lara Jones/KRCL)


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:


Radio Caravan - StandwithPP     



Rally - Carrie Galloway     


Rally - Rebecca Chavez Houck     


Rally - Stan Penfold     


Rally - Brittany Powell     


Rally - Maria Mancera     


Rally - Alessandra Miranda     


Rally - Princess Salazar     


Rally - Carrie Galloway2     


Rally - Leah Weisgal Students for Choice     


Rally - Steve Olsen     


Rally - Angela Romero     


Rally - Pastor Topher Mehlhoff     


Rally - Jim Dabakis     









August 26, 2015 in Uncategorized by KrclAdmin 928354_531346626966201_587816507_n

We are still accepting vinyl and cd’s through this coming Thursday! We will be at the 9th & 9th Street Festival on Saturday September 19th, and we need your donations now! Drop off your records and cd’s at the KRCL at 1971 West North Temple, Monday thru Thursday from 9am to 5pm.

Thanks for supporting your community radio station 90.9fm KRCL!

The R.O.I. on One Hundred for Haiti

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


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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:


ROI - One Hundred for Haiti     


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.

  • Mellow—Tunes, Spoken Word and Screen Show, 6–8pm. Acoustic set by Jeremy Chatelain, spoken word by Greg Bennick of One Hundred for Haiti and the bands TRIAL and Between Earth and Sky. Screen show featuring Haiti inspired designs by: Dave Habben – habbenink; Amanda Powell and Jon Lange of 27 Tattoo; Andrew King and Oscar Garcia of Heart of Gold Tattoo; and Sonya Evans and Sarah de Azevedo of Oni Tattoo. Bring anything you would like screened with their unique designs for just $5 (per item).
  • Metal—Bands from 8pm – 11pm; $10 suggested donation. Chingaso (touring band from Denver); Oxcross, and The Ditch and The Delta.


PODCAST: SLOT Talks Affordable Housing in SLC

August 25, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones



Former Public Safety Building (photo: Isaac Riddle/

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:


SL on the Street - Michael Akerlow     


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.


RadioActive: Poverty and Food Insecurity, Plus Women in Tech

August 24, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

Sundays at 6 p.m. on 90.9fm


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.


Full show:

RadioActive August 23-2015     



How Utah Food Bank Works     


How Utahns Against Hunger Works to Double Food Stamps at Farmers Markets     


Beehive Startups Brings StartFEST to Provo     


Jigabot CEO Donna Root on Silicon Ceiling     


Ardusat CEO Sunny Washington on Kids Sending Coding into Space     




Just One Question: What Was Utah’s Role in Suffrage?

August 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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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:


J1Q Women's Equality Day     


If you haven’t registered to vote, there is still time before November’s general election. Visit for more information. If you have a question, send it to Then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

Punk Rock Farmer: Fall Planting Tips

August 21, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer


Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, digs up some fall planting tips with Mike Lynch of Wasatch Community Gardens:


PRF - Fall Planting Tips     

PODCAST: Pioneers & Allies: Mary & Robbin

August 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones


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:


Pioneers and Allies Rydman and Daffin     


For the full podcast, click here.

If you would like to share a story of courage and kindness by pioneers and allies of the Queer community, please write:


August 20, 2015 in Uncategorized by KrclAdmin Layout 1 (Page 2)

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.

LegUpdate: Review the Action of Special Session, Interim Committees

August 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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.


LegUpdate August 2015 Special Session     


LegUpdate August 2015 Interim Committee Action     


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: