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Radio Caravan: Potato Salad as Melting Pot

July 2, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Radio Caravan, stories by, about and for Utahns

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Marguerite Henderson, food writer and cooking teacher, makes potato salad with a Mediterranean twist for the 4th of July.

What’s in your potato salad this 4th of July? A favorite at backyard bbqs, the sidedish is somewhat of a metaphor for the melting pot that is America. Add vinegar, serve it warm, it’s German; throw in some mint and feta for a Greek twist. KRCL’s Lara Jones talks with Salt Lake food writer and cooking teacher Marguerite Henderson, who says she has several versions in her recipe box:

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Check out the full interview. Marguerite shares a couple more recipes, including a red, white and blue version:

 

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However you serve up your potato salad this weekend, here’s to a happy and peaceful 4th of July!

Punk Rock Farmer’s Daughter: Pop Quiz

July 1, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer, gives Azure, the Punk Rock Farmer’s Daughter, a pop quiz to wrap up her time at City Sprouts Summer Camp. Plenty of garden opportunities for grownups and kids through the classes, workshops and camps of Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Garden.

A quick shout out to Cokie Bastian who wrote in and said the Punk Rock Farmer’s Daughter inspired her to work with kids in the garden. If you’re doing something cool in the garden or on the farm, let us know about it. Send an email to punkrockfarmer@krcl.org.

Radio Caravan: Youth City Gets Idle Free

July 1, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Radio Caravan, stories by, about and for Utahns

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Idle Free signs created by kids from Youth City.

The Clear the Air Challenge has started. It’s a month-long public education campaign that, in a way, dares you to reduce vehicle emissions by choosing alternative modes of transportation. Bike, walk, take TRAX, trip chain. A simple way to play – stop idling your car. KRCL’s Lara Jones brings you this story from the Radio Caravan:

 

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Signs like this one remind motorists that Salt Lake City has an idle free ordinance.

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At Liberty Park Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Youth City kids set up for a press conference about Salt Lake City’s idle free ordinance.

 

Just One Question Are You Ready for a Leap Second?

June 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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Every four years, we add a day to the calendar. And that year is called a Leap Year. But Tuesday, June 20, 2015, at 5:59:59 p.m. local time, we will add a leap second. Which leads KRCL’s Lara Jones to just one question: How much does this matter? To find out, she spoke with NASA Solar System Ambassador Patrick Wiggins.

 

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Patrick Wiggins holds forth on space, science and leap seconds on his website,  utahastro.info.

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

The R.O.I.: Women of the World

June 29, 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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Samira Harnish started Women of the World five years ago to help women refugees learn English, adapt to their new culture, and develop skills to be independent. KRCL’s Lara Jones spoke to her about her work, which is a long way from her introduction to America in the late-70s:

 

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Women of the World, which will hold a fundraiser in September, is always looking for volunteers to help with is programs, including teaching clients English, helping them access education, and improving their life and job skills.

 

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Vox Pop: Love Wins Rally

June 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah, address the Love Wins Rally at City Creek Park, Friday, June 26, 2015.

 

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Motorist drives pride flag by LDS Temple on Decision Day 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Decision Day 2015 attendees on the streets of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Attendees at the Decision Day 2015 Love Wins Rally, City Creek Park, June 26, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Vox Pop: Bishops United Against Gun Violence March

June 29, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
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Clergy lead the Bishops United Against Gun Violence march Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday morning outside the Salt Palace for the Bishops United Against Gun Violence March. The march was held during the Episcopal Church’s General Convention in Salt Lake City. Under the banner Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence, the bishops issued a call for thoughtful debate about gun violence and solutions to the underlying problems. Vox Pop brings you some of the voices from the rally:

 

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Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop-Elect of the Episcopal Church, address the Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, which gathered outside the Salt Palace Sunday, June 26, 2015.

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Carolyn Tuft, who was injured and her daughter, Kirsten Hinckley, killed, during the Trolley Square shooting in 2007, address the marchers.

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A view of the crowd before the march starts

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Scott Hayashi (left, in robes), Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah, with marchers.

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The march returns from Pioneer Park, passing in front of the Holy Trinity Cathedral on 300 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City.

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Marchers listen during speeches at Pioneer Park.

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Speakers address crowd during rally at Pioneer Park, including Rev. Gayle Fischer-Stewart (center). Prior to joining the clergy, she served as a police officer in Washington, D.C. for 20 years.

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Marchers entering Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The march enters Pioneer Park, with the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the background, 300 S. 300 W., Salt Lake City

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The Bishops United Against Gun Violence march, Sunday, June 18, 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

The R.O.I. on Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environmennt

June 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.

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Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment has been speaking out on the connection between pollution and health since 2007. KRCL’s Lara Jones speaks with Dr. Brian Moench, the group’s president, who says we can get worked up all we want when it comes to big polluters, but the trend of backyard fire pits is just as worrisome:

 

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July is Clear the Air Challenge month. Join the KRCL Team and help us once again beat KUER’s team!

Radio Caravan: SCOTUS Rules 5-4 in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

June 26, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Radio Caravan, stories by, about and four Utahns

 

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Early Friday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a 5-4 decision in favor of same-sex marriage. KRCL’s Lara Jones and Ebay Hamilton spoke with Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah and former KRCL producer, for his reaction:

 

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Radio Caravan: PanCretans Are Coming

June 25, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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The Pancretan National Convention is in town this week. KRCL’s Lara Jones learns that, while all PanCretans are Greek, not all Greeks can say they’re PanCretans:

 

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For more information on the Pancretan National Convention, visit www.paaslc2015.org.