The R.O.I. brings you stories of people, non-profits and businesses who create a positive return on investment in the community. Pete Earley is a journalist-turned-advocate after his son was diagnosed with a mental illness. As his son’s condition spiraled, Pete turned to doctors and even the police for help, but quickly found out that the health care and criminal justice systems in this country are broken when it comes to dealing with the mentally ill. Earley applied his journalistic skills to the issue, which resulted in a Pulitzer prize nominatination for his book Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness. NAMI Utah invited him to the Beehive State earlier this year to share his findings – which aren’t that different from what he’s found in Utah.
Pete Earley was in Utah recently as a guest of NAMI Utah, which will host the 7th annual rally FOR ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY at the Capitol Friday, March 6. It starts with a walk to remember on the south side of the people’s house at 11 a.m. NAMI Utah also will hold its 2nd annual Re-Framing Mental Illness spring fundraiser dinner Friday, March 13.
More Pete Earley:
NAMI Utah’s Evening with Pete Earley (January 27, 2015, at Rowland Hall):
Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, there were widespread riots throughout cities in America. The Night James Brown Saved Boston details the story of how James Brown and producers at WGBH helped to keep potential riots at bay in Boston by holding a concert and broadcasting it live on TV in an attempt to keep people at home, glued to their sets watching the Godfather of Soul perform. When the concert ended, WGBH played it again, and again.
Join us on Thursday, Feb 12th Brewvies Cinema Pub for The Night James Brown Saved Boston, a film by David Leaf that documents that remarkable concert and the politics around it.
Tickets at 6pm – Screenings at 7pm and 9pm. Bring your KRCL member card for 2 for 1 entry.
view the trailer here
Today’s the day BEFORE Valentine’s Day! Please do your grocery and Valentine’s Day shopping at Whole Foods Market on Highland Drive in Cottonwood Heights today…5% of the day goes to KRCL!
KRCL will be on hand with the Wheel of Prizes from 10am to 4pm! Thanks to all of our fans at Whole Foods Market at
6930 S. Highland Drive in Cottonwood Heights!
January 8th is Elvis Presley’s Birthday and KRCL is celebrating with special screenings of “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”.
Join us for Music Meet Movies at Brewvies Cinema Pub on January 8th where we will show two screenings of “Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”, a documentary directed by Denis Sanders that offers a candid look at Elvis Presley backstage, in rehearsal, and on the road before the opening night of his 1970 Las Vegas Summer Festival performance.
“Elvis: That’s The Way It Is”, on Jan 8th at Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake.
Tickets on sale at 6pm – Screenings at 7pm and 9pm
2 for 1 entry with your KRCL member card
view the trailer here
Recently, the band Wilco celebrated their 20th Anniversary together, but back in 2002, during the recording of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the band nearly broke up. Join KRCL on Thursday, Dec, 11 @ Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake for a screening of “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco” by Sam Jones. This black and white documentary follows the band through the recording and distribution of their fourth studio album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. The film provides a unique insight into the politics of bands and their record labels, as well as an inside look at Wilco during the creation of what many critics describe as a landmark album.
Bring your KRCL membercard to Brewvies Cinema Pub for “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco” – Thursday, Dec, 11. Tickets at 7pm, screening at 8pm
We’ll also be giving away a copy of the 4CD Box Set Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014 and the new best of 2CD set What’s Your 20?, after the movie.
click here to view the trailer
Thanks so much to everyone who made a donation during KRCL’s recent Fall Radiothon. Now it’s time to pick up your gift. Join us this Friday from 3 to 7 for a Pick Up Party. Come meet some of your favorite DJs, pay your pledge, pick up your thank-you gift & tour the station. There will be food trucks in the parking lot, vinyl and CD’s for sale from our recent Record Sale. Plus, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah will be on site to collect donations of gently used clothing, books, small household appliances, and toys.
KRCL’s Fall Radiothon Pick Up Party…this Friday from 3 to 7pm at
1971 West North Temple…right next to the TRAX stop.
Join KRCL for November’s Music Meets Movies, featuring the film, “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton.” Selected as the SXSW 2014, this feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-see archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following. The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator, and many more.
Join us at Weber State University’s Wildcat Theater on Tuesday November 18th!
Tickets at 6pm Film starts at 7pm.
$5 – Students w/ ID $7 – Buy one get one free w/ KRCL Member Card $7 – General Admission
view the trailer here
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Thanks to you – 90.9fm KRCL had its most successful fund drive ever – raising more than $350,000.
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