Warming tents and rec centers with Unsheltered Utah and SL Co. Mayor Jenny Wilson. Week 3 at the Utah Legislature, with Utahns Against Hunger, Voices for Utah Children and the League of Women Voters of Utah. Plus, its Sugar-Free February Eve. Are you ready to take the challenge?
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Unsheltered Utah's Wendy Garvin reported on efforts by her nonprofit and other grassroots activists to provide warming tents last night on 500 West in SLC. With record low temperatures, SL County Mayor Jenny Wilson also opened the county's Central City Recreation Center, 615 S. 300 E., SLC, as a warming center last night. In partnership with group's like Unsheltered Utah, she told RadioACTive the center will be open tonight and tomorrow night, with future availability weather dependent.
The People's Business with Deborah Case of the League of Women Voters of Utah, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
FOLLOW: League of Women Voters of Utah's legislative tracker
JOIN: Every Thursday at 11:30 a.m., join the league's Legislative Action Committee meeting for the 2023 General Session as they hear from league observers and guest speakers. Meet in Room 210 of the Capitol Building or join on Zoom. Questions, contact email@example.com.
It's Sugar-free February Eve. Are you ready to take the challenge with Risshand and Lara? Dr. Mike Jaffe stopped in for pep talk. KRCL listener Heather Bruce joined in to share her strategies of growing and preparing her own food to reduce sugar in her diet.
Roundtable Tuesday Panel on Tax Cuts vs. Public Investment, featuring Anna Thomas of Voices for Utah Children; Prof. Thomas Maloney, Professor of Economics at the University of Utah; and Gina Cornia of Utahns Against Hunger.
Broad coalition calls for investment in Utah's future rather than tax cuts, documents $5.6 billion urgent unmet needs
Feb. 28, 2023: End of SNAP emergency allotments. Since the beginning of the pandemic SNAP households have been receiving the maximum benefit for their household size. Starting March 1, 2023, SNAP benefits will go back to the amount households are eligible for based on income and household size. For more information and help, visit Utahns Against Hunger.
Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments or suggestions for the show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: