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Just 1 Question: Is It Worth It to Start a Garden from Seed?

January 28, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Seed Swap contenders

Seeds picked up at the annual Seed Swap hosted by Wasatch Community Gardens. Which ones should we plant at the station?

It’s been a very mild winter so far in the Salt Lake Valley, which means a lot of dirt is visible in a lot of yards. KRCL’s Lara Jones went to Wasatch Community Gardens‘ annual “seed swap” to ask Just 1 Question: is it worth it to start a garden from seed? The answer comes from WCG’s Felicia Maxfield-Barrett.

 

 

The R.O.I. — Freedom Rider Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, An Ordinary Hero

January 21, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Hosted by Lara Jones, The R.O.I. features stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. Today the R.O.I focuses on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the power of small acts by ordinary individuals. Meet Loki Mulholland, who says his mother is anything but ordinary. But he didn’t always know it. Listen to the story with the media player below:

 

 

For a the whole interview, use this media player:

 

 

More details about the foundation, ordering the DVD, and class materials are posted on the website for An Ordinary Hero foundation. And be sure to watch the movie trailer below for An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.

 

Loki Mulholland with his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Joan points to herself in the lunchcounter photo

Joan Trumpauer, 1963

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, 2015

Photos (above) taken during the interview with Lara Jones, host of KRCL’s The R.O.I.:

  1. Loki Mulholland with his mother, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.
  2. Joan talks about the famous lunchcounter photo, copy of which hangs on the wall in her son’s office.
  3. A photo of Joan in 1963, wearing a t-shirt that reads “Just a Cracker from Georgia.”
  4. Joan holding a framed copy of the history lesson about her time as a freedom rider.

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Just One Question: How Do You Put Dr. King’s Legacy into Action Everyday?

January 20, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The Martin Luther King holiday was a day to reflect and act on what Dr. King called “the cause of peace and brotherhood.” It’s become a day of service for many, a day of protest and call to action for others. But that’s one day a year. So I have just one question – how might we as individuals put Dr. King’s legacy into action everyday for ourselves? A marade – a march, rally and parade – at East High in Salt Lake City seemed like a good place to get answers on Martin Luther King Day (1/19/15). Here’s what people had to say:

 

 

 

Got a question? KRCL will track down the answer. Send it to just1question@krcl.org, then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

Frances Battle at East High on MLK Day 2015 0Marade starts at East High School, MLK Day 2015 Marade arrives at Kingsbury Hall, MLK Day 2015  Rev. Jerrod Lowry, Kingsbury Hall, MLK Day 2015

 

Photos from marade to celebrate Martin Luther King Day 2015 in Salt Lake City (left to right): Frances Battle; marade starts at East High School; marade arrives at Kingsbury Hall; Rev. Jerrod Lowry and sons at end of marade.

The R.O.I.: Columbus Community Center

January 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

The R.O.I, stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in our community, stops by the Columbus Community Center.

 

 

RadioActive: Legislative Preview from League of Women Voters of Utah, Civil Rights with the NAACP/SLC

January 18, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

RadioActive host Nick Burns had two guests on the show Sunday, January 18, 2015:

  • Jenn  Gonnelley, League of Women Voters of Utah, previewed the league’s expectations for the general session of the Utah Legislature that starts in a week. She breaks down myths about access and invites KRCL listeners to a day of training at the capitol during the legislative session. We’ll be there. Will you?

 

  • Jeannetta Williams, president of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP and the Tri-State Conference for Idaho, Nevada and Utah, talks about civil rights cases in Utah, Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and historic accuracy in the movie Selma.

 

 

 

Just One Question: How to ride one’s bike during inversion season

January 14, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

It’s winter, the inversion is in full effect, and we can all see, maybe even taste, the chunky gunk we’re breathing. So we have just one question: how can bike riders protect their lungs on a red air quality day? To find the answer, Lara Jones recently paid a visit to David Eyre Davis of the Bike Collective. He says cyclists may want to think pink.

Check it out:

 

Michael Holden, daytime volunteer coordinator, and David Eyer Davis, executive director at the Bike Collective, demo the pink mask.

Michael Holden, daytime volunteer coordinator, and David Eyer Davis, executive director at the Bike Collective, demo the pink mask.

Closeup of 3M respirator with P100 filters.

Closeup of 3M respirator with P100 filters.

The 411 on the Bike Collective's operation.

The 411 on the Bike Collective’s operation.

 

 

 

Album of the Day – 03.28.14: St. Vincent

March 18, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin b3b2ca91

Annie Clark’s self-titled, fourth studio album was released on February 25.
Described by Annie as a “party album you could play at a funeral,” St. Vincent is more confident, quirky, and full of Clark’s personality.

She’ll be playing at The Depot on March 28th. Tickets are available here(more…)

Album of the Day – 03.14.14: The B-52′s

March 14, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin MI0000678327

In 1979, The B-52′s released their debut, self-titled album. Establishing their sound with upbeat lyrics, hook-laden harmonies and new wave sound set them apart. Rock Lobster became an instant underground success.

Hear the Album of the Day Monday – Friday at 6:40, 8:40, 12:40 and 4:40! (more…)

Album of the Day – 03.12.14: English Oceans

March 13, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin DBTEngOceanCoverart_400

Drive-By Truckers released their 12th release today, English Oceans. The album is consistent with its tone, it’s simplistic and not full of studio magic. The five of them come together to create a fantastic new album, full of great energy. Most of the album was written by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, it’s the most Cooley has ever contributed on a DBT album.

Drive-By Truckers are an act to see live to truly appreciate their deeply rooted, southern rock talents. (more…)

Album of the Day – 03.11.14: The Take Off and Landing of Everything

March 11, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin Elbow-Take-Off-Landing-Everything

Elbow released their sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, yesterday, March 10, 2014. Together for seventeen years, the band started recording in November of 2012. The Take Off and Landing of Everything is full of heart and soul, signs of the groups experiences over the years laced throughout the album.

Tune in throughout the day at 6:40, 8:40, 12:40 and 4:40 to hear a few of our favorites from the new album.

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