The Bottom Line

Enriching Utah’s Classrooms Through Play


The Bottom Line(Original Air date: November 17, 2017) Playworks originated in Oakland, CA, as an innovative approach to resolving student discipline problems and bullying during recess. The idea quickly caught on across the country, and it arrived in Utah in 2011.  Since then the program has grown to 66 schools across the Wasatch Front, serving over 35,000 kids. Playworks Utah Executive Director Chris Conard speaks about how organizing fun and inclusive activities during recess helps children with mental and social development, as well as build conflict resolution skills.  Conard also discusses how Playworks sustains its operations financially, and how its ultimate goal to is to leave once they’ve successfully imparted a positive cultural shift for schools.

The Bottom Line
The Bottom Line was a business show that ran on KCPW from 2014 to 2017. Hosted by financial advisor Doug Wells, the show focused on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah, including the personal journey of founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and
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