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The R.O.I. on Wasatch Community Gardens

May 5, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Giant tomato leaf sculptures to help catch rainwater at Wasatch Community Gardens’ new Off Broadway garden.

For more than 25 years, Wasatch Community Gardens has been on a mission to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food. With the rise of the Off Broadway Garden, WCG’s Felecia Maxfield-Barrett says their story is coming full circle:

 

ROI on Wasatch Community Gardens     

 

WCG’s annual spring plant sale is Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rowland Hall, 720 S Guardsman Way, Salt Lake City. Visit their website for details on their City Sprouts Summer Camp for kids and other low-cost workshops around the Salt Lake Valley.

 

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.

 

 

The R.O.I. on Archaeology, Iosepa with Ben Pykles

May 5, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Residents of Iosepa, circa 1914. (Credit: Utah State Historical Society)

 

May is archaeology and historic preservation month in Utah. Benjamin Pykles is an archaeologist who has worked to document and preserve the history of Iosepa, what some call a Hawaiian pioneer town, in Utah’s west desert. When immigrants from the Pacific Islands first arrived and settled in the Warms Springs neighborhood of Salt Lake in the late-1880s, Pykles said they did not receive a warm welcome:

 

ROI on Archaeology_Iosepa     

 

Pykles will talk about Iosepa Wednesday, May 6, 2015, during a brown bag lecture at noon at the Utah State Archives, 346 S. Rio Grande St., in Salt Lake City.

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Cemetery in Iosepa, Utah. (Credit: Benjamin Pykles)

 

Use the player below to hear a longer conversation with Pykles, including details about the Iosepa petroglyphs and its big dipper connection to the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City:

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Photos, l-r: a sea turtle from the Iosepa petroglyphs; a boulder showing the Big Dipper constellation. (Credit: Benjamin Pykles)

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Photos, l-r: a closeup of the Big Dipper petroglyph in Iosepa; a drawing showing the rock art more clearly. (Credit: Benjamin Pykles)

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.

Just One Question: Why Do Dogs Bark at Doorbells?

May 4, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Ashley Wolf of Bark & Biscuit

Ashley Wolf of Bark & Biscuit

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but KRCL’s Lara Jones took out the doorbell that used to ring not once but twice during Just One Question. Find out why and get a few dog training tips in this edition of Just One Question:

 

J1Q on Why Dogs Bark at Doorbells     

 

Get more tips from Ashley Wolf of Bark & Biscuit in this full-length interview:

Ashley Wolf of Bark & Biscuit     

 

If you have a question you’d like someone to answer, email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Be sure to listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

The R.O.I. on Troy Williams, Equality Utah

May 4, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Troy Williams (at podium) during a Capitol 13 press conference held at the Utah Capitol March 6, 2015. (Photo: Lara Jones/KRCL)

 

Equality Utah holds its annual Say Yes Celebration this weekend. Troy Williams of Equality Utah, formerly of KRCL, was in the studio Monday to update you on that, the outcome of the Capitol 13’s court dates, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality expected next month. But first, Lara Jones spoke with him about the music that helped him on his journey toward living an authentic life.

 

The ROI on Troy Williams     

 

Use the player below to hear the full conversation, with music:

 

Troy Williams on KRCL May 4 2015     

 

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.

 

The R.O.I. on Preserving a Pithouse

May 3, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

May is Utah Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Coincidentally, archaeologists have been processing the discovery of a pit house in Dimple Dell Park the last couple of weeks. Questar crews were replacing a 50-year-old pipeline in the Sandy, Utah, park last month when an environmental worker saw soot-stained rock and charcoal debris. Work was halted and archaeologists were called in to excavate. During a press conference at the site last week, Laura Springsteen, environmental coordinator for Questar, said the find wasn’t unexpected:

 

The ROI on Preserving a Pithouse     

 

For more details on activities during Utah Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month, click here.

 

Why do archaeologists screen dirt at excavation sites? Find out in the video below:

Vox Pop on the Work of the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission

May 1, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015, at the Salt Lake City & County Building, members of the community were invited to see and respond to information gathered by the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission (photo above). The group is working to evaluate and consider the future of homeless services and facilities in the Capital City. Here’s some of what people in attendance had to say:

 

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To stay in the loop on the work of the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission, go to:

 

 

Punk Rock Farmer Talks to the Tomato Boss

May 1, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Punk Rock Farmer episode 8 Hardening plants off.

After starting from seed indoors, there comes a time in every Punk Rock Farmer’s life when you must move your babies out into the real world. In this edition of KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, Aldine talks with Gianni (host of KRCL’s Dirty Boulevard) about life as the “Tomato Boss” and the best way to move your seed starts outside. Listen in at KRCL 90.9FM too!

Just One Question on State of the Air

April 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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According to the American Lung Association’s new State of the Air Report, Salt Lake City ranks as the 7th most polluted city. That’s up one spot from last year’s list. While nationwide cities are seeing lower particle pollution levels, SLC-Ogden-Provo saw a slight increase in year-round particle pollution or soot levels, ozone levels got worse, and the number of unhealthy days of short-term grew substantially. With all the rallies and media attention, KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question—what the BLEEP?

To talk about the report and answer some questions, Jones talked with Jamie Riccobono, executive director of the American Lung Association of Utah.

 

J1Q State of the Air     

 

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

 

The R.O.I. on Pop-Up Parks

April 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Toss Across Park designer Erik Junge of In Bloom Design. Check it out on the southeast corner of 100 S. Main Street, SLC, through Mother's Day.

Toss Across Park designer Erik Junge of In Bloom Design. Check it out on the southwest corner of 100 S. Main Street, SLC, through Mother’s Day.

Landscape designer Erik Junge of In Bloom Design enjoys designing outdoor spaces where people can relax. One of those spaces is the Toss Across Park on Salt Lake City’s Main Street, one of five Pop-Up Parks sponsored by the Downtown Alliance. KRCL’s Lara Jones met him at his park to talk about it.

 

The ROI on Pop-Up Parks     

 

The pop-up parks will be in place through May 10, but you’ll want to check them out during a special Downtown Garden Stroll Friday night, May 1, from 6-9 p.m. In addition to the parks, there will be floral-themed exhibitions at four Main Street galleries, plus music and street art in galleries and along Main Street between South Temple and 200 south.

Toss Across Pop-Up Park on Main Street, Salt Lake City.

Toss Across Pop-Up Park on Main Street, Salt Lake City.Downtown Garden Stroll Map

 

 

 

The R.O.I. on the Nepalese Association of Utah

April 28, 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, KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with Aarati Ghimire, vice president of the Nepalese Association of Utah, which works to represent the cultural interests of the nearly 700 Nepalese families living in Utah. Ghimire says the local Nepalese community is banding together in the wake of the massive earthquake that struck their home country Saturday. She encourages Utahns to give what they can to help, but first make sure they’re giving to a verified charity:

 

ROI on Nepalese Association of Utah     

 

Ghimire will be on KRCL this Friday from 1-2 p.m. with details about recovery efforts in Nepal and a candlelight vigil NPAU is organizing. Ghimire says her grandmother was injured during Saturday’s quake, while her grandfather has yet to be found.