City Views

CityViews 5/9/12: Neighborhood Watering Holes in SLC?/Environmentalist and author Katie Lee



Segment 1:

Since his first election in 2008, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has promoted walkable neighborhoods, the idea of allowing markets and restaurants to co-exist with homes and condos. He’d like that mix to include bars and taverns as well, but some residents worry about wild parties, traffic and drunk drivers that a bar could bring to quiet residential areas. On Wednesday, we’ll talk about the corner bar concept and the philosophical debate about where pubs should be allowed.


  • David Everitt, Chief of Staff, SLC Mayor Ralph Becker
  • Jonathan Dibble, resident of District 6




Segment 2:

Terry Tempest Williams describes Katie Lee as “a woman who embodies the power and tenacious beauty of the Colorado Plateau.” She’s been a river guide, a Hollywood actress songwriter and author, writing eloquently about cowboy music and forcefully about draining Lake Powell. Now in her 90s, Lee is publishing yet another book and on Wednesday, she joins us to talk about environmentalism, wilderness and Glen Canyon.


  • Katie Lee

Katie Lee will read from and sign her latest book, “The Ballad of Gutless Ditch,” on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 E., Salt Lake City. The event is free and you can call 801-521-3819 or visit for more information.

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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