Downtown SLC Archive

Making the Decision to Work (and Live) in Salt Lake’s Downtown

Today on the show we’re joined by a group of people who have chosen to work in Salt Lake City’s downtown, for

Salt Lake City Economic Development Director Stuart Clason on Quality Growth

Today we hear from Stuart Clason, Director of Economic Development for Salt Lake City. We’ll talk about the current boom in the

Salt Lake’s Six Step Plan to Address Homelessness Around Pioneer Park

Today on the program, a conversation with Salt Lake City Homeless Services Coordinator Liz Buehler about a new city initiative to improve

Peak inside Utah Flying Trapeze with Bogart McaVoy and Nick Glomb

Utah Flying Trapeze will be offering classes all summer long in beautiful Pioneer Park.  We’ll speak with Bogart McaVoy and Nick Glomb

Previewing the State of Downtown Report – and Event – With Jesse Dean

Today on the program we’re speaking with Jesse Dean, the Downtown Alliance’s Director of Urban Development. We’ll get a preview of next

Previewing the 2014 Utah Arts Festival with Lisa Sewell and Topher Horman

The Utah Arts Festival, which runs this Thursday through Sunday, is in its 38th year. We’ll speak with Arts Festival Executive Director

Discovery Gateway and the Bumble Bee Bash!

Today we hear from Kirsta Albert, Director of Development and External Relations for Discovery Gateway. We’ll talk about the role this remarkable

Kicking Off the Downtown Farmers Market with Kim Angeli and John Francis

The Downtown Farmers Market – a celebration of food and community – gets underway this Saturday. We’ll speak with Market Manager Kim

Pride Parade and Festival in Salt Lake’s Urban Center

The Utah Pride Festival takes place this week, culminating in the massive Pride Parade on Sunday. The parade, one of Utah’s largest,

ClearWater Homes and Pioneer Park Neighborhood Renovations

Today we’re joined by Micah Peters and Matt Kidds of ClearWater Homes. We’ll talk about the need to have a thriving population living

UMOCA Executive Director Kristian Anderson on Contemporary Art in SLC

Today we visit with Kristian Anderson, the new(ish) Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, or UMOCA. A conversation about

Previewing the Living Traditions Festival with Jesse Schaefer

Today on the show, we preview the 2014 Living Traditions Festival, which begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. We’ll speak with

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.

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

Spy Hop Executive Director Kasandra VerBrugghen on Media Arts for Youth

Spy Hop has been helping Utah’s youth learn digital media arts for 15 years. Today we speak with Executive Director Kasandra VerBrugghen

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Volunteers of America and Helping Homeless Youth Downtown

Today we speak with Zachary Bale of the nonprofit Volunteers of America, about the challenges of providing services to Salt Lake’s homeless

Michael Mack on the Value of the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

Today on the show we’re joined by Michael Mack, VP of Services for Visit Salt Lake – the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Legislative Preview with Downtown Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah’s Legislative Session is coming up fast. Today we’re joined by Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck to get a preview of the session and

Scott Beck on Bringing a Convention Hotel to Salt Lake City

The idea of a convention headquarters hotel in downtown Salt Lake has been discussed for decades. This would be a large new

A Preview of EVE – Salt Lake’s Premier New Years Event

Today on the show we’re joined by Topher Horman, Creative Director of EVE to talk about coming together as a community to

Holiday Happenings at the Refreshed Gateway Shopping Center

In 2001 The Gateway opened its doors as Utah’s premier shopping destination. Now, 12 years later, it is in the midst of