Events for Lectures/Discussions

Live Wire Radio with Luke Burbank and Special Guest Scott Carrier

Now in its fourteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, Ore., the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. Hosted by Luke Burbank, the Sept. 23rd show in Salt Lake City will feature storyteller and radio producer Scott Carrier and author Mark Sundeen. Doors at 7p, show at 8p.


Live Wire Radio with Luke Burbank and Special Guest Scott Carrier

Now in its fourteenth year, Live Wire is committed to bringing friends and artists together to celebrate and capture the intimacy and energy of live theater for radio listeners everywhere. An independently produced non-profit in Portland, Ore., the show turns people on to an eclectic cadre of artists, musicians, writers, comedians and cultural observers. Hosted by Luke Burbank, the Sept. 23rd show in Salt Lake City will feature storyteller and radio producer Scott Carrier and author Mark Sundeen. Doors at 7p, show at 8p.


Eric Hinderaker, PhD - Free Lecture

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity. Fundamental uncertainties about the night's events cannot be resolved. But the larger significance of the Boston Massacre extends from the era of the American Revolution to our own time, when the use of violence in policing crowd behavior has once again become a pressing public issue. --- Dr. Hinderaker is the interim chair of the Department of History at The University of Utah. He received his BA Degree from Augustana College; his MA from the University of Colorado, Boulder; and his PhD from Harvard University. He is the author of several monographs and articles on early American history. His 2010 publication, "The Two Hendricks: Unraveling a Mohawk Mystery" (Harvard University Press), was awarded the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize by the New York State Historical Society and the Herbert H. Lehman Prize by the New York Academy of History. His latest book, "Boston's Massacre", was published by Harvard University Press in 2017.


Read Local: Joe Totten and Michael Gills

Join local writers Joe Totten and Michael Gills as they read from their work. A conversation about the writing process with be facilitated by David G. Pace.


Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility Tour

Join Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility for lunch and a tour. Part of the 2017 Get into the River Festival Learn about one of the state’s largest wastewater treatment facilities - Water treated and returned to the Jordan River - Treatment processes - Energy and bio-solids that are captured and utilized - Challenges facing the industry - What the future holds for wastewater treatment


God Awful Movies Podcast

We'll be breaking down some of Christian cinema’s crummiest creations with all the hand waving, facial expressions, and costume changes you never knew you were missing with special guests Dan and Mark from Thank God I'm Atheist


Public Works and Stormwater Expo

The Utah Chapter Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Utah City Engineers Association have partnered to bring quality education to private and public services. Public work directors, city engineers, consulting engineers, fleet managers, facility managers, sanitation supervisors, public services operators and maintenance crews may attend their choice of over 80 seminars on maintenance, management, and engineering topics related to fleets, streets, snow, water, transportation, emergency management, safety, administration, engineering technology, and MS4 stormwater compliance. This public works education opportunity is the Largest Public Services Conference in the Intermountain West and will be held October 2-4, at the South Towne Expo Center (Sandy, Utah). To register and find out more - visit http://utah.apwa.net Utah Chapter of APWA utahchapterapwa@gmail.com 801.209.1051


RDT Presents Sacred Lands Sacred Waters: A Bears Ears Discussion Panel

The free, public event, funded in part by Utah Humanities, will focus on the sacred nature of the Bears Ears National Monument, not only sacred to sovereign nations, but to white settlers, recreationists and environmentalists. The discussion will use as a departure point the notion that this land speaks to all of us about the spiritual and mythological connections we have to each other and to the earth, not only in Utah but across the nation. Panelists include: Willie Grayeyes (Diné) Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk (Ute Mt. Ute) Mary Benally (Diné) Ann Hannibal, Natural History Museum Sara Dant, Historian, Weber State University Moderator: Daniel McCool, University of Utah The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at http://www.rdtutah.org/shows/sanctuary


Dynamics of the Changing Bonneville Salt Flats

The Bonneville Salt Flats is a vast perennial salt pan in northwest Utah that is sensitive to variations in rain, wind, evaporation, groundwater flux, and land use. The ephemeral BLM-managed landscape is valued for land-speed racing and potash mining, but recent environmental changes may be limiting these historic uses. Ongoing research is examining the salt flats as a coupled natural and human system to determine how and why the environment is changing. More info: http://www.law.utah.edu/event/stegner-green-bag-brenda-b-bowen/


What are We Going to do About Immigration

What Are We Going To Do About Immigration, a panel discussion hosted by Danny Quintana and the law firm of Grindstaff & Quintana

Sharon Preston- immigration/Criminal law attorney:  “Repeal of the 1986 Immigration Act” why we should go back to the old system that worked.”

Kent Davis- Assistant District Attorney, former Immigration Attorney: Due Process and the immigrants

Adam Crayk- Immigration/Criminal Law Attorney: Why the Trump plan is not working

Dustin Pead: United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Utah: “Stories of immigration, a view from the bench

5:30- 6:00 social (food light music)

6:00-7:30 panel discussion with questions from the audience