Courtesy of the Artist

Betsy Burton reviews Mark Strand’s Collected Poems (Knopf) – a Pulitzer Prize winner and National Poet Laureate, Strand passed away last month. And Austen Diamond previews the upcoming holiday shows by The Lower Lights.

A lucky musician or band will play at the most famous desk in music this spring. Check out the latest submissions and spread the word!

Courtesy wasatchweatherweenies.blogspot.com

Atmospheric scientists at the University of Utah have installed an air quality monitor on a Utah Transit Authority TRAX train. It’s helping them get a detailed picture of air pollution around the Salt Lake valley.

TheDamnMushroom via Flickr

Communities throughout the Salt Lake valley are pleading with the Utah Prison Relocation Commission to remove them from the list of possible sites for the state prison. But public opposition probably won’t make much difference in the decision-making process.

Dan Bammes

Elected officials from Utah’s rural counties are watching the big omnibus spending bill closely as it moves through Congress.  It includes some critical funding they depend on.

Whittney Evans

Utah Governor Gary Herbert presented his 2016 budget proposal today. He wants to significantly increase education funding and he says the state has the ability to pay for it thanks to a strong economy.

Before joining NHPR in August 2014, Jack was a freelance writer and radio reporter. His work aired on NPR, BBC, Marketplace and 99% Invisible, and he wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and Northern Woodlands.

Before working in public radio, Jack worked as an environmental educator in just about every state in New England, most recently at the Harris Center in Hancock.

Jack comes from a rowdy family of Italians who wave their hands in the air while talking, and he competed for attention as a child by telling the loudest story. 

SLC Downtown Alliance Announces Eve Winter Fest

Dec 11, 2014
Tim Slover

The Salt Lake City Downtown Alliance announced plans today for the sixth annual Eve Winter Fest to ring in the New Year.

Fa la la! NPR Music has bundled their favorite songs of the past year into a massive, party-starting player. The complete list features more than 300 new releases from 2014. Hosting a holiday party? Press play and bask in the coolness!

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