KRCL Music Blog

Just One Question: Heat, Ozone, Trees, Exercise

July 5, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones
ucar photo

Photo: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), a nonprofit consortium of research universities, on behalf of the National Science Foundation and the university community.


High heat coupled with the ozone situation this summer makes it rough on one’s lungs when exercising outdoors. This brings us to just one question from a listener. Sue asked KRCL’s Lara Jones to find out whether her lungs are safe if she bikes later in the day, when ozone and temperatures are higher, as long as she rides a route with lots of trees. Dr. Jeffrey Cline, who practices both pediatrics and Sports Medicine at the University of Utah, gives us the benefit of his experience:


J1Q Heat Ozone Exercise     


The photo above also led to the following video from UCAR:

If you have just one question, send it to Then listen for the answer on your community connection, 90.9fm KRCL.

J1Q: U.S. Hostage Policy Review

June 24, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones


More than 80 Americans have been taken hostage since 9/11. Negotiating with terrorists has been a non-starter for the United States. However, on Wednesday, President Obama announced changes to the U.S. government’s hostage policy that allows for discussion with terrorist organizations. KRCL’s Lara Jones has just one question: Is this truly a sea change in U.S. policy or just acknowledgment of longstanding practice? For an answer, she turned to law professor Amos Guiora, co-director of the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law:


J1Q US Hostage Policy     






Just One Question: What is Safe to Eat in Light of GMOs?

April 22, 2015 in KRCL Music Blog by Lara Jones

Altered Genes

Steven Druker is the public interest attorney who in 1992 filed the lawsuit that forced the US Food & Drug Administration to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods. Last month, he released his book documenting that work. It’s called Altered Genes Twisted Truth, How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. It’s a gut wrenching read – and by that I mean, I have no idea what’s safe to eat now. So I called him up with just one question – after all he’s learned, what is safe to eat?


J1Q Altered Genes Twisted Truth     


041315 Steven Druker interview KRCL     


Druker speaks Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the main City Library, 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, no ticket necessary. He’ll also give a press conference Friday morning with Jane Goodall, who says Altered Genes Twisted Truth “one of the most important books of the last 50 years.” The two are visiting the Beehive State as guests of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program and the Pax Natura Foundation.


If you have just one question, let Lara Jones find the answer. Email it to Then listen for the answer here on your community connection, 90.9fm, KRCL.

Mapping SLC

June 26, 2013 in The Beehive by KrclAdmin Beehive_336x280
The Beehive - Mapping SLC     


Students, Scholars, and Civilians come together in this online project to ‘map’ spaces of historical and cultural significance in Salt Lake City. Inspired by Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘Infinite Cities,’ professors at the University of Utah and Westminster College have collaborated to launch ‘Mapping SLC,’ a creative cartography project that asks residents to submit essays, videos, and other projects that survey the town – what it is now, and what was here before.

More information: