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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:

 

J1Q What's a Food Forest?     

 

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
Miss Norton's class at Bonneville Elementary

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.

 

ROI - Bonneville Elementary     

 

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

The R.O.I. with Sister Dottie Dixon

May 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Sister Dottie Dixon

 

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:

 

 

ROI Sister Dottie     

 

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:

 

VoxPop1 Prison Relocation     

 

VoxPop2 prison relocation     

 

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.

Just One Question: What Does a Sexton Do?

May 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Grounds crew working at Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street.

If you’re like most people, you may be thinking of stopping by a cemetery to pay your respects to those who have passed on this Memorial Day weekend. Ground crews at the Salt Lake City Cemetery have been working hard to groom the 250 acres where more than 120,000 people have been laid to rest since 1848. It’s the busiest time of the year for a cemetery’s sexton, not a job you hear much about these days. Which leads KRCL’s Lara Jonese to just one question: what does a sexton do? To find out, she took a drive through the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 4th Avenue and N Street, with Sexton Mark Smith:

 

J1Q Sexton     

 

Resources:

 

If you’ve got a question, email it to just one question at KRCL dot ORG. Then listen for the answer here on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

 

 

Just One Question: Who Owns the Water That Falls From the Sky?

May 19, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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This edition of Just One Question comes from Deb in Salt Lake City. She wanted to know who owns the water that falls from the sky. KRCL’s Lara Jones tracked down Zach Frankel of the Utah Rivers Council for an answer:

 

J1Q Water Ownership     

 

Resources:

Rain harvesting

SaveSomething.org

 

If you’ve got a question, Lara will try and find an answer for you. Email it to justonequestion@krcl.org. Then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

 

 

The R.O.I. on Marbut Approach to Homeless Services

May 19, 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.

 

For three decades, Robert Marbut has worked to improve services to the homeless.  First in San Antonio, Texas, where he was a city councilman and founded Haven of Hope. Marbut came to Salt Lake City recently to talk to the Pioneer Park Coalition. I invited him to the studios to about his approach to providing social services. Although some call it controversial, he says it’s really about convenience and efficiency, just like a shopping mall:

 

ROI - Marbut Approach     

 

For the full interview, listen to this file:

 

Extended interview Robert Marbut Scott Howell     

 

Resources:

The R.O.I. on Utah Archaeology

May 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Utah Division of State History

 

May is Utah Archaeology and History Month. You can tour quite a few archaeological and historical sites in the Beehive State, but Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Lori Hunsaker tells KRCL’s Lara Jones that only a small amount of Utah’s archaeological treasures have been documented:

 

ROI - Archaeology - Lori Hunsaker     

 

To find lectures, tours and other archaeology and history activities across the state this month, visit history.utah.gov.

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 Nature in the City

May 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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As Salt Lake City holds open houses this month to gauge public input on parks, trails and open spaces, people are starting to share very specific ideas. KRCL’s Lara Jones recently spoke with Ray Wheeler, director of the Earth Restoration Network, who lives on the Jordan River in Glendale. He hahs written a Riparian and Community Restoration Master Plan called Nature in the City:

 

ROI on Nature in the City     

 

Extended interview - Ray Wheeler - Nature in the City     

 

Resources:

 

To give the city your feedback on parks, trails and open space, take the city’s survey or consider attending one of the remaining open houses this month:

Tuesday, May 19, 3-7 p.m., Sorenson Unity Center Outdoor Plaza, 1383 South 900 West

Wednesday, May 20, 4-7 p.m., Lindsey Gardens Pavilion, 426 North M Street

Thursday, May 21, 4-7 p.m., Northwest Community Center Outdoor Plaza, 1255 Clark Avenue

Wednesday, May 27, 4-7 p.m., Forest Dale Golf Course Clubhouse, 2375 South 900 East

Thursday, May 28, 11-2 p.m., Gallivan Plaza, 239 South Main Street

Thursday, May 28, 3-7 p.m., Library Square Outdoor Plaza, 210 East 400 South

 

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.