KRCL Music Blog

Just One Question: Minimum Wage Through the Ages

September 4, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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There’s a lot of talk about a living wage—specifically, that today’s minimum wage doesn’t have the same buying power as that of, say, 1938. And conversely, if the minimum wage of 1938 was adjusted for inflation, it would be more than what it is today. KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question: What does the math say? To find out, she spoke with Nathan Seegert, assistant professor of finance at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business:

 

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

The R.O.I.: Ron Yengich on Joe Hill

September 4, 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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For the uninitiated, Joe Hill is a historical figure who may or may not have been guilty of the murder for which he was convicted and executed here in Utah 100 years ago. To criminal defense attorney Ron Yengich, the Hill myth obscures Hill the man:

 

ROI Yengich on Joe Hill     

 

Visit joehill.org for case notes, maps and other historical items about Joe Hill, all of it compiled by Yengich and students who took his class Trial Rights of the Accused at the University of Utah.

Punk Rock Farmer: Eat Local Challenge

September 1, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, wants you to take the Eat Local Challenge. Listen up, to find out why it helps local businesses and the environment:

 

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Eat Local Week Utah is coming up Sept. 12 -19. There are workshops and events going on all that week, including the annual tomato sandwich eating party at Wasatch Community Gardens‘ Grateful Tomato Garden! And the Foodquest scavenger hunt. Check out what Al and Azure, the Punk Rock Farmer’s Daughte, did for their 1st challenge:

 

PODCAST: The Story Well on Parliament of the World’s Religions

August 30, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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The Story Well is a production of the Life Story Library Foundation, which is a KRCL podcast partner.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions will meet in Salt Lake City in October, bringing Nobel Peace Laureates, religious leaders, global thinkers, indigenous spiritual leaders and interfaith activists to “work together for a world of compassion, peace, justice and sustainability.” The Story Well host Paulette Stevens recently spoke with Susan Soleil, the Salt Lake Coordinator for the event, who says those with or without a faith tradition are welcome:

 

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For the full interview, use the media player below:

 

The Story Well - Susan Soleil     

 

The Story Well collects and saves people’s life stories because in each one of us lies the power to change the world. To reach The Story Well, send an email to thestorywell@gmail.com.

 

Keep listening for more clips from The Story Well on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

 

PODCAST: Culture Jock Talks Green with Todd Graus

August 30, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Episode 7 of ‪#‎culturejock‬, featuring “BioPacr” with Todd Graus. Host Lance Allred talks with Graus about converting grass/lawn clippings into silage/cattle feed, reducing the impact on landfills. Here’s an excerpt:

 

 

Culture Jock - Todd Graus     

 

Born and raised in polygamy and having traveled the world for 10 years through the game of basketball, Lance Allred attempts to explore cultures, be it religious, work, family, state or national cultures, through his podcast, Culture Jock, discussing the ironies and misconceptions that surround them. To find full podcast interviews, visit www.lanceallred41.com/culture-jock/. A KRCL podcast partner, Culture Jock is produced by Lance Allred.

Radio Caravan: Code, Debugging the Gender Gap

August 28, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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In the new documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, filmmaker Robin Hauser exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. For her the issue came into focus when her daughter went off to college and started to struggle with computer science:

 

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There will be a free screening of the movie Tuesday, September 1, 7 p.m., at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City. A post-film Q&A with director Robin Hauser Reynolds will be moderated by KRCL’s Lara Jones.

 

PODCAST: The Utah Foodie Gets Zest

August 28, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Zest Kitchen & Bar is trendy, it’s upscale, and their food is light and healthy. And at night, the cocktails flow — all fresh juice and ingredients but with a creative twist. Drinks like a jalepeño margarita, a ginger spice whiskey cocktail with a fresh apple slice, and a summer beet sangria. Chase Murdock of The Utah Foodie talks with owner Casey Staker:

 

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To hear the full podcast, click here.

 

Producer: Ryan Samanka

 

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PODCAST: Pioneers & Allies, Marci Milligan

August 28, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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In the latest clip from KRCL’s podcast partner Pioneers & Allies, Nan Seymour talks to Marci Millgan of Lotus Community Development about what it was like to come out as a lesbian in the early-80s.

 

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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: nan@nanseymour.com.

The R.O.I. on Rose Exposed

August 28, 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.

Rose Exposed

Six resident companies at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S., in downtown Salt Lake City are getting ready for the 4th annual Rose Exposed. KRCL’s Lara Jones stopped by to find out what it’s all about in this edition of The R.O.I.:

 

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Free open rehearsals from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015. Then stick around for the Rose Exposed at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 tickets. Proceeds benefit Art Access and its Dreamers project.

 

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:

 

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Speeches:

Rally - Carrie Galloway     

 

Rally - Rebecca Chavez Houck     

 

Rally - Stan Penfold     

 

Rally - Brittany Powell     

 

Rally - Maria Mancera     

 

Rally - Alessandra Miranda     

 

Rally - Princess Salazar     

 

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Rally - Leah Weisgal Students for Choice     

 

Rally - Steve Olsen     

 

Rally - Angela Romero     

 

Rally - Pastor Topher Mehlhoff     

 

Rally - Jim Dabakis