KRCL’s Lara Jones hosts this special one-hour show recapping the work of the 2015 General Session of the Utah Legislature.
You’ll hear from:
Bryan Schott of Utah Policy, who gave us regular updates all session long. For the politically passionate, check out Utah Policy’s session wrap here: http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/5084-bob-bernick-s-notebook-wrapping-up-the-2015-session
Jenn Gonnelly of the League of Women Voters of Utah, a woman and a group devoted to turning all of us into 10-minute activists. Check out the bill list they put together this session: http://lwvutah.org/Legislative%20files/2015_leg/Bill_List.html
RyLee Curtis of the Utah Health Policy Project will join that conversation too to talk about the broad coalition that backed Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan (SB164) to expand Medicaid but couldn’t win over lawmakers the way SB296 supporters did.
Also in this specialty show, you’ll hear from two veteran political reporters, Robert Gehrke of The Salt Lake Tribune and Lisa Riley Roche of the Deseret News with their picks and pans for the legislative session.
Plus if you support the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, the show includes parts of Lara’s interview with Sen. Mark Madsen, a Republican from Saratoga Springs who ran a bill on the subject this session. He’s down but not out. For more on that subject, click here.
Late Wednesday evening, the Utah House passed Senate Bill 296, granting housing and employment protections to the LGBT community for the first time in the state’s history. Equality Utah director and former KRCL producer Troy Williams was there for the historic moment.
Tune in Friday night at 7 p.m. for a legislative review that will include more from Williams, including the impact of SB-297, a religious liberties bill. For more voices of the people, keep listening to 90.9FM KRCL.
The Utah Legislature is poised to make history with Senate Bill 296, which grants housing and employment protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. The Senate has passed it and it’s making its way to the House. Meanwhile, Senate Bill 297 popped up and has created some controversy with language that could undo some of the work of 296. So I have just one question – what gives? Let’s cut to an expert on the subject, Equality Utah executive director Troy Williams
Got a question? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then listen for the answer on 90.9 FM, KRCL.
From time to time, KRCL will attend community events to bring you voices of the people in attendance. This VoxPop features voices from the Love Is Spoken Here Rally Thursday, February 26, 2015, on the steps of the Utah Capitol. Mormons Building Bridges hosted Latter-day Saint women as they presented flowers to Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and Speaker of the House of Representatives Greg Hughes to urge their elected representatives to support statewide non-discrimination — Senate Bill 100.
This is an excerpt from the speech given by Erika Munson during the rally.
This is commentary from Erika Munson of Mormons Building Bridges and Troy Williams, Equality Utah.
This is commentary from several LDS women attending the rally.
Troy Williams, Executive Director of Equality Utah
Bryan Schott of Utah Policy.
Al “Jazzbo” Collins (1919-1997) was a legendary jazz deejay and one of America’s original hipsters. His broadcast below the “Purple Grotto” ignited listeners with hip sounds on both coasts. He also was a jazz deejay right here in Salt Lake City on KNAK. Bad Brad and Troy Williams talk with KUER’s Steve Williams and Jazzbo’s son Brad about the musical and cultural legacy.