Student journalists report on Great Salt Lake

  • April 23, 2024
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April 23: From fate to future, this collaboration delivers fresh perspectives on our namesake lake. Plus, 25 years of Spy Hop, and 7 years of SSL Mural Fest Walk.

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

Spy Hop Executive Director Kasandra VerBrugghen on the nonprofit's Silver Anniversary. Founded in 1999 as an alternative after-school tutoring program, Spy Hop served twelve students during its first year of operation. Today, they now serve over 18,000 students a year from more than 120 schools across the state, making it one of the largest and most diverse youth media organizations in the U.S. 

  • April 25: 25th Anniversary Annual Benefit: Transmissions to the Future, 6:00-9:30 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, SLC. ‚Äč"It’s Spy Hop’s Silver Anniversary! We’re celebrating 25 years at Salt Lake’s quirkiest annual fundraiser. Come together to raise funds for Spy Hop’s mission. Join us for a night of food, fun, youth performances, and transmissions to the future!" For tickets, click here

  • May 3: Spy Hop Summer Open House, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at 208 W. Harvey Milk Blvd., SLC. "We’re opening our creative doors to the community: come see what we’ve been up to and explore our nonprofit community arts center. What’s in store at the open house? Tours, student work, chatting with our team, tasty food, and more. RSVP if you plan to come! Don’t forget to bring a friend." To RSVP to this free event, click here

South Salt Lake Arts Council's Lesly Allen and artists Trevor Dahl and Daas on this year’s Mural Fest Walk.

  • May 1: Mural Fest Artist Talk, 6:00 p.m. at PDQ, 2200 S. Main St., South Salt Lake. Event by South Salt Lake Arts Council: "Mural Talk is an 'ask me anything' open panel discussion with some of the 2024 Mural Fest artists. Join us to meet the artists during a social session, and then hear from the artists as they answer your questions! Featured artists: @ernestomaranje@graffitiegypt@chanate_art, and @bunnieluvrocks. Moderated by Lara Jones from KRCL's RadioACTive." To reserve your free seat, click here

  • May 4: Mural Fest, 4:00-8:00 p.m. in South Salt Lake's Creative Industries Zone. "Artists from all over Utah and from across the country have brought an exciting vibe to the streets and alleyways of South Salt Lake’s Creative Zone. Take a self-guided walking or bike tour to see the murals, meet the artists, and celebrate. 2024 Mural Artists:  Alixandra Jade, Beau, Bunnie Reiss, Chanate, Chuck Berrett, DAAS, Davia King, Egypt, Ernesto Maranje, Jenna Morello, Jessica Wiarda, Jetpack Johnson, Key Detail, Trevor Dahl."

University of Utah journalism students have been working with the Great Salt Lake Collaborative this semester. RadioACTive checks out their work, including:

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 Tonight's RadioACTive team included: