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The Gateway gets a makeover

Host Jason Mathis talks with Edie Trott, marketing director at The Gateway. They discuss upcoming events, new features and plans for the outdoor mall.

Duration: 00:22:17

Re-envisioning Library Square and the civic campus

Host Jason Mathis talks with Christine Richmond from the Urban Land Institute and Lia Summers, Senior Art and Culture Advisor to Mayor Jackie Biskupski. They discuss plans to better utilize the space that spans the area from Washington Square to the Public Safety Building.

Duration: 00:22:14

3rd Annual Utah Blues Festival

Producer Emily Means talks with Brian Kelm of the Utah Blues Society about the upcoming Utah Blues Festival.

Duration: 00:21:24

26th Annual Downtown Farmers Market

Host Jason Mathis talks with Market Director Alison Einerson about what’s new at the market this year and reminds everyone to bring their re-usable bags — vendors won’t be providing plastic bags this season.

Duration: 00:21:27

2017 Utah Pride Festival

Host Jason Mathis speaks with Liz Pitts from the Utah Pride Center about this year’s festivities and progress made by the LGBTQ community in Utah.

Duration: 00:21:33

National Immigration Forum Director Ali Noorani on the Utah Model

Today on the show Jason speaks with Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum about his book “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.” In particular, Jason and Ali discuss the role that Utah has played in helping to shape the conversation around immigration reform […]

Duration: 00:21:30

John Milliken on Homelessness, Artspace, and Reinvigorating Distressed Neighborhoods

Today on the show Jason speaks with John Milliken, president of Salt Lake City-based Milcom, Inc., about his work with Artspace, the need for low-income housing, and the changing dynamic along 500 West. Milliken also discusses why he initially came to Utah, and why he chose to make his home in Salt Lake City.

Duration: 00:21:30

Downtown Rising Action Plan Updates: Residential and Tech Growth and More

Jesse Dean, Director or Urban Development for the Downtown Alliance joins Jason for a preview of the updated Downtown Rising Action Plan, which is meant to inform and inspire policymakers and local stakeholders. The original plan identified 8 priority projects for Salt Lake City from regional rail to the Eccles Theater. The new plan looks […]

Duration: 00:21:31

Spotlight on Alcohol Laws and Restaurants at the Legislature

Jason speaks today with Michele Corigliano, Executive Director of the Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association about alcohol regulations related to restaurants in Utah. In particular, they examine efforts underway at the 2017 Utah State Legislative Session to try to eliminate the requirement for so-called “Zion Curtains.”

Duration: 00:22:05

Arlyn Bradshaw on Salt Lake County Council Resolution Opposing Executive Order

Today on the show, host Jason Mathis speaks with Salt Lake County Council Member Arlyn Bradshaw about the action the council took this week to oppose a recent executive order by President Donald Trump. Bradshaw’s resolution, written after consulting with fellow councilors, asks the federal government to rescind the order, which freezes the admission of […]

Duration: 00:21:31

Salt Lake’s Sundance Festival Café

Today on the show, Jason speaks with Michael Mack from Visit Salt Lake about the Sundance Festival Café. During the Sundance Film Festival, the Café will feature live music. The location: Sicilia Pizza Kitchen at 35 West 300 South – between the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and Broadway Centre Cinemas, the two main Salt […]

Duration: 00:22:01

Council Members Derek Kitchen and Stan Penfold on Addressing Homelessness

Today Jason is joined by Salt Lake City Council Members Derek Kitchen and Stan Penfold for a conversation about the strategy behind the city’s planned homeless resource centers, and to talk more broadly about what it will take to more successfully address homelessness in our community.

Duration: 00:21:31

UMOCA Director Kristian Anderson on Utah’s Art Scene and the Year Ahead

Today on the show, Jason is joined by regular guest Kristian Anderson – Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, or UMOCA. They discuss the state of Utah’s art scene, how art reflects politics, and the year ahead for creative expression. Plus New Years resolutions, and more.

Duration: 00:21:33

The Jingle Bus Rolls on this Holiday Season

Now in its 5th year, the Jingle Bus rolls through downtown Salt Lake City through the holiday season every day (except Christmas) from 5-10pm. This free holiday themed ride circulates between The Gateway, Temple Square, City Creek Center Gallivan Plaza & Capitol Theatre. Host Jason Mathis speaks with the proprietor and driver of the Jingle […]

Duration: 00:21:33

Dee Brewer from City Creek Center Helps Kick Off the Holiday Season

This week, Dee Brewer Marketing and Sponsorship Director for City Creek Center, joins Jason Mathis to talk about the holidays in Downtown Salt Lake City – from Santa Visits to fountain shows to “Santa Paws” and beyond.

Duration: 00:21:29

Opening Weekend of the Winter Market at Rio Grande Depot

Today on the show, Alison Einerson, Director of the Winter Market at the Rio Grande Depot – an every-other-week market in our downtown. Host Jason Mathis and Alison discuss what’s on offer at the Winter Market, and about efforts to launch a year-round market in the Rio Grande district.

Duration: 00:22:31

Grand Opening of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater

Today on the show, host Jason Mathis speaks with Katherine Potter, Senior Advisor to the Redevelopment Agency and Executive Director of the Utah Performing Arts Center Agency to talk about the grand opening of the new George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater – taking place through this weekend. A preview of upcoming performances and […]

Duration: 00:22:18

Zest Kitchen and Bar: Vegan and Vegetarian Food in SLC

Today Jason speaks with Casey Staker – the owner, head chef, chief bottle washer (and much more!) at Salt Lake’s Zest Kitchen and Bar. As Zest celebrates four years in operation, Jason and Casey talk about SLC’s vegan scene, and about what it takes to make a successful restaurant downtown.

Duration: 00:19:43

Police Chief Mike Brown and Deputy Chief Josh Scharman on Operation Diversion

Today on the program, Jason is joined by Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and Deputy Chief Josh Scharman for a discussion about the multi-agency, multi-faceted “Operation Diversion,” an experimental new approach to crime and drug use in the city’s Rio Grande neighborhood that offers treatment to addicts and jail time to dealers.

Duration: 00:22:59

The City’s David Litvack on 250-bed Resource Centers

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis is joined by David Litvack, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Salt Lake City has plans to build two new homeless resource centers as part of a larger strategy by the city and county to address homelessness in our community. Litvack and Mathis discuss what those […]

Duration: 00:16:57

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