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The R.O.I. on Troy Williams, Equality Utah

May 4, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Capitol 13 press conference during 2015 Utah legislative session

Troy Williams (at podium) during a Capitol 13 press conference held at the Utah Capitol March 6, 2015. (Photo: Lara Jones/KRCL)


Equality Utah holds its annual Say Yes Celebration this weekend. Troy Williams of Equality Utah, formerly of KRCL, was in the studio Monday to update you on that, the outcome of the Capitol 13’s court dates, and the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality expected next month. But first, Lara Jones spoke with him about the music that helped him on his journey toward living an authentic life.


The ROI on Troy Williams     


Use the player below to hear the full conversation, with music:


Troy Williams on KRCL May 4 2015     


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 Then listen for more from The R.O.I. on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.


2015 Legislative Wrap Show

March 13, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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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:

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:

Troy Williams of Equality Utah on the historic passage of Senate Bill 296, which for the first-time grants housing and employment protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

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.


Legislative Wrap Up Show     


VoxPop: Troy Williams on the Passage of SB296

March 11, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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.


VoxPop - SB296 Passes     


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.





Just One Question: SB296 vs. SB297

March 6, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
Capitol 13 Return to People's House in Support of SB296

Capitol 13 Return to People’s House in Support of SB296

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


J1Q SB296 vs SB297     


Got a question? Send it to Then listen for the answer on 90.9 FM, KRCL.

VoxPop: Flowers for SB-100

March 1, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

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.

VoxPop - Flowers for SB100 part1     

This is an excerpt from the speech given by Erika Munson during the rally.


VoxPop - Flowers for SB100 part2     

This is commentary from Erika Munson of Mormons Building Bridges and Troy Williams, Equality Utah.


VoxPop - Flowers for SB100 part3     

This is commentary from several LDS women attending the rally.


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Feb. 26, 2015, Flowers for SB-100 rally

Feb. 26, 2015, Flowers for SB-100 rally

Feb. 26, 2015, Flowers for SB-100 rally

Troy Williams and friends at Feb. 26, 2015, Flowers for SB-100 rally

LDS women gathered at Feb. 26, 2015, Flowers for SB-100 rally

Erika Munson at Feb. 26, 2015, Flowers for SB-100 rally

RadioActive Jan. 25, 2015: Equality Utah Update, Legislative Landscape with Utah Policy

February 2, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog.RadioActive by Lara Jones RadioActive_336x280-190x190

Show date: January 25, 2015


Troy Williams, Executive Director of Equality Utah

Bryan Schott of Utah Policy.



Al “Jazzbo” Collins

June 4, 2013 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

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.

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