Entertainment
11:03 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Metropolis, 3/22

Credit SBTRKT

KCRW's Metropolis mix series continues to serve as a concise, well-rounded summary of recent exciting developments within dance music, with the latest offering running the gamut from the disco-tinted house of Todd Terje to Special Request's bass-heavy interpretation of Tessela's "Hackney Parrot." You can stream the playlist right here.  

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Entertainment
9:23 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Announcing the Launch of KUER Music

Navigating the music scene can be daunting, as genres evolve, bands split up and new artists emerge.

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Local Government
4:51 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

West Valley City Weighs Chicken Ordinance

Markus Koljonen via Wikimedia Commons

The West Valley City Council decided last night to postpone passing an ordinance that would allow residents to keep chickens in their yards. The decision came after residents made cases both for and against the measure at Tuesday’s meeting. Layne Morris is Director of West Valley City’s Community Preservation Department which deals with code enforcement and animal services. He says he gets up to 20 calls a week from residents complaining about chickens.  But he says people also complain about the city’s ban on the birds.  

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Health Care
3:57 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Agriculture Secretary Encourages Rural Utahns to Consider Obamacare

Kanab, Utah is home to Kane County Hospital

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is encouraging rural Utahns to sign up for health insurance before the federal deadline on Monday. Secretary Vilsack says that Utahns who live in rural areas have a lot to gain from the federal Affordable Care Act.

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Business & Labor
3:56 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Vail Resorts CEO Stokes Park City Mountain Resort Conflict

Park City Mountain Resort

The dispute over Park City Mountain Resort’s lease of land from Talisker Land Holdings, LLC has left the boardroom and spilled into the public domain.

Vail Resorts is now representing Talisker in the dispute after signing a long-term deal to operate the Talisker owned Canyons resort. Talisker has also offered to lease the land where Park City Mountain Resort now sits to Vail if and when 3rd district court judge Ryan Harris decides that PCMR failed to renew their lease with Talisker before it expired in 2011.

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Religion
1:04 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Letter from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Aims to Settle SLC Parish Disputes

Interior of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Salt Lake City

  Members of Salt Lake City’s Greek Orthodox parish have received a letter from the national leadership of the church that hopes to resolve some of the issues that have divided the parish.

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Entertainment
11:51 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Understanding Drew: Drew Danburry reveals his creative inspiration for making music

Drew Danburry
Credit Chad Tim Tim

In 2002, a bright-eyed, 22-year-old singer-songwriter decided he needed a new name: A stage name. He gave himself the moniker of Drew Danburry, hit the road with his guitar and never looked back.

Twelve years touring the United States and 700 shows later, a lot has changed for Mr. Danburry. He got married, became a father and settled down in Utah County. He bought a house and opened up a small business.

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Entertainment
9:36 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Yo-Yo Ma's Playhouse

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble incorporate various theatrical props from Brookyln's ACME Studio for a spirited offstage performance, courtesy of NPR Music Field Recordings.

Local Government
1:13 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Residents Speak Out Against Sugar House Zoning Plan

About 50 people spoke out against a proposed rezone in Sugar House that could bring permitted building heights in some areas up ten stories tall. the proposed changes are focused around the newly-laid Sugar House Streetcar. 

Many Sugar House residents who attended the meeting, like Wayne Halverson say they’re opposed to the administration’s plan to permit the construction of four-story buildings near single-family homes and buildings up to 10 stories tall along 700 east and 2100 south.

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Environment & Public Lands
5:52 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Writer Considers Clean Coal in Global Warming Fight

Steam and smoke rise from the cooling towers and chimneys of the Robert W. Scherer power plant, the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the U.S. The Juliette, Georgia, coal-fired plant burns 12 million tons of coal a year.
Credit Robb Kendrick / National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine’s latest cover story asks whether coal energy can be clean energy. It’s an important question for anyone concerned about climate change impacts and for states like Utah that mine coal for power plants.

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