City Views

CityViews 5/2/12: Teens in Foster Care/Samba Fogo


Segment 1:


Hundreds of Utah youth spend their teen years in foster care, but not many foster families want teens. A 2011 audit found that of the 1,300 foster care families statewide, just 200 were willing to bring a child in that 14-18 age bracket into their homes. On Wednesday, we’ll talk about the reality for teens in foster care and life after aging out of the system.


  • Dan Webster, Utah Foster Care Foundation
  • Michelle Ostmark, foster parent
  • Marianne Brough, Utah Youth Mentor Project


Upcoming events for National Foster Care month:

  • Utah Foster Care Foundation’s “Hearts of Gold” breakfast – a free fundraising event for the public – will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Zion’s Bank in downtown Salt Lake City. RSVP required to Julie DeLong at (801) 994-5205.
  • Utah Youth Mentor Project‘s fundraiser “Art and Science of Mentoring” will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at The Leonardo on Library Square.
  • Utah Foster Care Foundation‘s next “Ask a Foster Parent” event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Day-Riverside Library in Rose Park.




Segment 2:


Martial art, fire, acrobatics and contemporary dance are all part of what characterizes the Afro-Brazilian dance known as samba. On Wednesday, we’ll find out about the tradition and music of samba as well as an upcoming performance by Samba Fogo.


  • Lorin Hansen, Samba Fogo


Samba Fogo presents “Pegando Fogo (Catching Fire) May 3, 4 and 5 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S., Salt Lake City. For tickets, contact ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS and

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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