City Views

CityViews 8/15/12: Local Economics/Mental Health Awareness



Segment 1:

The numbers are in and the results are – in a consultant’s words – “unequivocal”: independent businesses boost local economies in ways chain stores can only dream of. On Wednesday, we’ll hear about more about the economic benefits of local businesses.


  • Nan Seymour, Local First Utah
  • Dan Houston, Civic Economics

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Segment 2:

Since age 10, Graham Watanabe’s life has been filled with poptarts, fakies and other tricks on the half-pipe. But after losing a close friend to suicide, the professional snowboarder is now broadening his experience to become a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. On Wednesday, Watanabe joins us to talk about the hope for recovery from depression and other mental illnesses.


On Thursday August 16 – NAMI Utah will kick off the 8th Annual NAMIWalks event at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton (110 W. 600 South), Salt Lake City. This year’s NAMIWalks will be held Saturday, September 29 at Liberty Park.

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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