Downtown Alliance

Hosted by Jason Mathis from the Downtown Alliance, ‘Downtown SLC’ is a half hour, weekly show that discusses the people, the places and the events that help to shape Utah’s urban center. Tune into KCPW Thursday mornings at 10am to keep up to date with all things downtown!

2017 UMOCA Annual Gala

Guest host Kristian Anderson of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art talks with Steven Labrum from UMOCA’s Board of Trustees about the 2017 UMOCA Annual Gala, what it means to live downtown and their recommendations on where you should grab dinner tonight. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | […]

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More Jail Beds, Less Crime?

Host Jason Mathis speaks with Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and SLCPD Deputy Chief Josh Scharman about the effect increasing the number of jail beds throughout Salt Lake County will have on the criminal element in the Rio Grande district. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Salt Lake Chamber Celebrates 130 Years of Supporting Local Businesses

Today on the show, Jason speaks with Heidi Walker, COO of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber advocates for businesses in matters of public policy, networking and employee development. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Pop-up Parks on Main: A Continuing Tradition

Today on the show Jason speaks with Kristin Beck, Director of Urban Activation and Public Art at the Downtown Alliance, about the Downtown Garden Stroll (Parks Pop Up on Main). In April and May, downtown bursts with colors of spring. The Garden Stroll builds upon one of the premier urban gardens in the west, at Temple […]

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National Immigration Forum Director Ali Noorani on the Utah Model

Today on the show Jason speaks with Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum about his book “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.” In particular, Jason and Ali discuss the role that Utah has played in helping to shape the conversation around immigration reform […]

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