City Views

CityViews 3/29/12: The Density Dilemma/Endangered Languages



Segment 1:

With population in the Valley expected to balloon over the next 20 years, Salt Lake City is looking for ways to boost its housing stock without encouraging sprawl. The answer, says Mayor Ralph Becker, is doubling up, allowing more mother-in-law apartments and separate dwellings on a single property. But opponents say more density would turn neighborhoods into slums.


  • Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonsen
  • Sydney Fonnesbeck, Greater Avenues Community Council




Segment 2:

Up to 1,500 languages in the United States are in danger of becoming extinct. Many of these are Native American languages and a group of linguists is trying to document as many of the languages as they can while native speakers are alive. On Thursday, we learn more about endangered languages and the race to save these languages.


  • Chris Rogers, Center for American Indian Languages, University of Utah
City Views
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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