Stay Salty podcast drops, plus master sarod player Alam Khan on ragas and Nirvana.

  • March 25, 2024
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RadioACTive previews a new podcast and multimedia project about overlooked stories from people connected to and impacted by the receding Great Salt Lake. Plus, Master of the Sarod: Alam Khan.

Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Alex Veilleux of Save Our Great Salt Lake,  a group of organizers, artists, business owners, and concerned citizens working together to prevent ecosystem collapse at the Great Salt Lake.

Travis Matthews of WeLuvFreely, which will host another art exhibit this weekend celebrating the return of spring.

  • March 29–30: Spring Group Art Exhibit on "Light," 6:00–9:00 pm. at Glitter Armada, 437 E. 3300, South Salt Lake. Event by WeLuvFreely: "Art for sale. We will have music, poetry, and comedy to entertain our patrons along with some clothes for sale by the venue owner, @glitterarmada." $15 at the door.

Alam Khan, Master of the Sarod, will be at Westminster University and the Indian Cultural Center of Utah this weekend. RadioACTive gets a preview with the artist born and raised in San Francisco, son of legendary sarod player Ali Akbhar Khan — a contemporary of renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar — but was more into Nirvana in his teens. He’ll talk about how he came to embrace his cultural and musical heritage. 

  • March 31: , 6:30 p.m. at India Cultural Center of Utah, 1142 S Jordan Pkwy, South Jordan. Event by Mundi Project: "Join us for a community concert and conversation with master sarod player Alam Khan, accompanied by Indranil Mallick on tabla! The event will involve an informal performance and opportunities for the audience to engage with the performers and learn more about India's rich musical culture. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served." To attend, click here to RSVP.

  • April 1: Westminster Concert Series Presents Master of the Sarod, Alam Kahn, 7:30–10:00 p.m. at Vieve Gore Concert Hall Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, Westminster University, SLC. "Renowned sarod musician Alam Khan will be featured in an evening of North Indian classical ragas. The son of the legendary sarod player Ali Akbar Khan, Alam performs and teaches at the Ali Akbar College of Music and tours internationally. This is a not-to-be-missed concert of classical North Indian music: on display will be an incredible array of complex rhythms (talas) joined together with a multitude of effects and modes in works called ragas inspired by everything from the time of day, the seasons, to emotional reflections. Alam’s visionary performance of North Indian classical sarod playing, accompanied by the Indian drum tabla player Indranil Mallick, is not to be missed bridging past to present."

Of Salt and Sand is a new storytelling collective exploring what it means to stay in a place through economic transition and climate crisis. Producer Brooke Larsen and hosts Olivia Juarez and Meisei Gonzalez share the first episode of Stay Salty: Lakefacing Stories. 

  • LISTEN: Stay Salty Podcast. The Great Salt Lake is drying up, and Utah’s major cities and towns could turn into a toxic dust bowl. This is making some Utahns ask: can we stay here? On Stay Salty: Lakefacing Stories hosts Meisei Gonzalez and Olivia Juarez explore what it means to stay in the Great Salt Lake Basin as we face an environmental and public health crisis. We talk with youth activists, moms, Indigenous leaders, people with disabilities, farmers, brine shrimpers, people who are incarcerated, and more. We ask, Why stay? How do we stay? And who gets to stay (or leave)? 

  • April 13–June 1: Stay Salty: Lakefacing Stories Exhibit @ Salt Lake City Public Library. Opening reception 4/13. "In this multimedia exhibit, we will showcase lakefacing stories through photos, audio clips, and text from people we interviewed for the Stay Salty podcast. The exhibit will invite people to move slowly through the space as people listen to our neighbors’ voices, appreciate photos from the imperiled inland sea, and read stories that answer our core questions about our future in the Great Salt Lake Basin: Why stay? How to stay? And who gets to stay (or leave)?"

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, suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: