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The R.O.I. on ICCJ’s Anytown Summer Camp

June 2, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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. 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:

 

ROI on ICCJ's Anytown Camp     

 

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If someone you know creates a positive R.O.I. in the community, 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.

The R.O.I. on Utah Pride Festival

May 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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:

 

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Utah Pride 2015 events:

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

 

 

The R.O.I. on Christy Bills

May 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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.

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:

 

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Is a firefly really a fly? Find out in this extended interview with The Bug Lady:

 

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The Bug Lady was here!

The Bug Lady was here!

The R.O.I. on Roots Charter High School

May 28, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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:

 

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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.

 

Just One Question: What’s a Food Forest?

May 27, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Erika Longino at Glendale Golf Course, where she hopes to see a “food forest” grow someday.

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:

 

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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.

 

The R.O.I. on Bonneville Elementary’s Rock Opera

May 26, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Miss Norton’s class at Bonneville Elementary

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.

 

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Bonneville Elementary is a Platinum Utah Green School. To learn more about that program, visit USEE, the Utah Society for Environmental Education.

RadioActive with Loud & Clear: Alternative Education, Teen Relationships

May 24, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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Loud and Clear Youth Radio DJs Madi and Chandler chat with:

  • Dave, a longtime educator specializing in Special Education and alternative classrooms
  • George, a young adult who required unique accommodations as a student

… 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.

 

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Loud & Clear Youth Radio DJ Azteca learned about the issues teens face when in unhealthy and abusive relationships with Megan Waters from Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council in Summit County and Kiesha Lanier, domestic violence and drug and alcohol counselor from ACES.
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If you or someone you know needs help, you can use the following resources:
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Producer: Shannalee Otanez

Executive Producer: Lara Jones

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The R.O.I. with Sister Dottie Dixon

May 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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:

 

 

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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:

 

Extended Pride interview with Sister Dottie Dixon     

 

Utah Pride Festival 2015:

  • The 2015 Utah Pride Festival will be held Thursday-Sunday, June 4–7, at Washington and Library Squares in downtown Salt Lake City.
  • The Interfaith Service Thursday, June 4, will be held at First Baptist Church.
  • The Utah Pride Parade happens the morning of Sunday, June 7.

 

VoxPop: Utah Prison Relocation

May 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

 

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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To keep KRCL in the loop on community rallies, gatherings and events, send an email to or add news@krcl.org to your organization’s email list. The listen for more voices of the people on your community connection, 90.9FM KRCL.

 

Legislative Update: May Interim Committee Meetings

May 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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:

 

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The second review covered medical marijuana, body cameras for law enforcement, and same-day voter registration:

 

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Visit le.utah.gov for agendas, minutes and recordings of the Utah Legislature at work.