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Who should manage public lands in Utah?

If you missed Wednesday night’s live, Oxford-style debate at the Main Library, you can listen to it here in its entirety (files

5/9/14: No Parade for Mormon Gay Allies, U. Song, Baby Deaths, Rally at Recapture Canyon

The Days of ‘47 Parade denies a request by Mormons Building Bridges to participate in Utah’s largest parade, calling the group controversial. University of

The Twilight Concert Series – with SLC Arts Council’s Karen Krieger

Today on the show we’re looking at what is probably downtown Salt Lake City’s most popular summer event: The Twilight Concert Series.

5/2/2014: Tweet Controversy, New Liquor Law, UTOPIA, BLM and Streetcars

A state lawmaker’s tweet about the NAACP spurs outcry. A new law will allow Utah liquor licenses to be bought and sold. An Australian

Erin Mendenhall and Mike Johnson on the Live Green Festival and Sustainable Living

Today on the show we speak with city council member and Breathe Utah policy director Erin Mendenhall, and with Redirect Guide publisher

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 28: April 24

A showdown over public lands, State conventions, education elections becoming partisan and the Jazz will have a new coach Podcast: Play in

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 27: April 17

State Senator Todd Weiler sits in for Greg; Immigration reform, State conventions and the Trib in trouble? Podcast: Play in new window

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 26: April 10th

The Amendment 3 battle, Local mom gets deported? and is the University of Utah fight song sexist?   **Episode 25 was a

Episode 24: March 27th

The Antiquities Act and Rob Bishop, and Jim steps down from State party chair Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.8MB)

Episode 23: March 20th

Attendance at Utah Party Caucuses, Is Mitt a has-been? and Malaysia flight 370′s Utah connection Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Ben Bolte on the Successes of GREENbike as the SLC Bike-Share Enters Year Two

Today on the show we look at the launch of the second year of GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit Bike Share program.

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Salt Lake City Transportation Director Robin Hutchison on the Hive Pass and More

On today’s show we’re joined by Robin Hutchison, Director of Transportation for Salt Lake City. We’ll hear about the city’s new Hive

January 2014: Kate MacLeod

January 2014: Kate MacLeod

Utah Heritage Foundation’s Kirk Huffaker on Historic Preservation

Today on Downtown SLC, we’ll speak with Kirk Huffaker, Executive Director of the Utah Heritage Foundation, about historic building preservation, about the

NHMU’s Lecture Series Thursday March 20th: ‘Frankenstein’s Cat’

From the Natural History Museum of Utah’s Lecture Series: Biotechnology has given us a whole new toolbox for tinkering with life and

Episode 22: March 13th

On the last day of the 2014 Legislative session – winners, losers; the Pre-K bill, and a bill stating that open carry

Episode 21: March 6th

The Count My Vote initiative, a 100 million dollar property tax increase in the senate, and the Zion Curtain…     Podcast:

Byron Russell on Edison Quarter, The Plaza at State Street, and an Improving Downtown

Today on Downtown SLC we’re speaking with Byron Russell about the complex art of building a city, and about a new, mixed-use

Utah Film Center Executive Director Holly Yocom on the Tumbleweeds Film Fest

The Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls into town next week. Its aim? To engage children and families in the magic of film. The

Episode 20: February 27th

Medicaid expansion plans at loggerheads, new State revenue forecasts and implications, and the town hall between legislators and the LGBTQ Community  

Ryan Lowder, Chef/Owner of Copper Onion and its New Sibling Copper Common

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis is joined by Ryan Lowder, chef/owner of the acclaimed Copper Onion restaurant. Soon though, Copper

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams on the Prospects for a Convention Center Hotel

On today’s show we’re joined by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. We’ll hear about his support at the state legislature for

Episode 19: February 20th

Medicaid expansion arguments, Google Fiber potentially coming to SLC and Lockhart’s digital education bill.     Podcast: Play in new window |

Rep. Brian King on Giving Employers Incentives to Hire Homeless People

Today we’ll hear from Rep. Brian King (D – Salt Lake City) about an innovative bill he is sponsoring at the state

Episode 18: February 13th

A consensus on moving the prison, the Pre-K bill, and a blockade formed by LGBT protesters…   Podcast: Play in new window

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John Dahlstrom of Wasatch Commercial on Attracting Businesses and Residents Downtown

Today on Downtown SLC we’ll speak with John Dahlstrom, Executive Vice President of Wasatch Commercial. The company owns many of the largest

Episode 17: February 6th

Children being deprived of lunch at Uintah, Insensitive tweets sent from the Legislature, Lockhart and STEM, and SB100 animus Podcast: Play in

Episode 16: January 30th

State of the Union Reactions, and the Lockhart vs. Herbert Smackdown Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.8MB)