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CityViews 11/2/11: Soccer in the City



Segment 1:

Eight years ago, Salt Lake City voters approved $15 million for a soccer complex on the city’s west side. But the project has been stalled by a series of lawsuits filed by a conservation group. Both sides took their arguments to the Utah Supreme Court Tuesday and on Wednesday, we get an update.


  • Salt Lake City Councilman Carlton Christensen
  • Rick Graham, Salt Lake City Public Services Director
  • Karthik Nadesan, attorney for Jordan River Restoration Network (JRRN)
  • Jeff Salt, JRRN coordinator
  • Lucy Knorr, pro se plaintiff

Segment 2:


Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” portrays the struggles many African-American women face in life and love. We talk about the play’s themes and message with actors from People Productions.


  • Angela Trusty, Lady in Brown
  • Barbara Beard-White, Lady in Purple

People Productions presents “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” Nov. 4 thru 20 at the Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 W., Salt Lake City. For more information, call 801-355-6534 or check out or


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City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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    From FB:

    Karen Horne writes:

    Thank you Jennifer for your coverage of this issue. I feel so tricked by the city, and feel hostage to big money soccer interests. Haven’t we already diverted enough downtown hotel money to build the Real SL soccer stadium? Will we as local citizens now have to further subsidize the play of regional teams, who fly in this proposed complex to play??

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