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City Cast Salt Lake
City Cast Salt Lake
City Cast

City Cast Salt Lake is Salt Lake City’s daily news podcast. Host Ali Vallarta and a bevy of smart and entertaining locals... more

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Your Ultimate Salt Lake Pool Guide

Welcome to pool season, Salt Lake. Not only are pool parties fun, they also provide an important avenue for cooling... more

31 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Corporations Have Rights. Should the Great Salt Lake?

People have legal rights. Should nature? Host Ali Vallarta talks with Grant Wilson, executive director of Earth Law Center, about... more

30 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Salt Lake’s Cheapest Beer, an Unconvincing Rebrand, and Anthem Auditions

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and Salt Lake Tribune reporter Andy Larsen may have found the cheapest beer in the county!... more

26 May 2023 · 33 minutes
Vegan Ice Cream Picks Even Dairy Lovers Will Like

Sure, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream on a hot Memorial Day weekend. But what about... more

25 May 2023 · 13 minutes
What’s NEXT for Smith’s Ballpark? Our Favorite Proposals.

competition asked Salt Lakers to submit their best ideas for the diamond and parking lot across the street. Host Ali... more

24 May 2023 · 26 minutes
When Can Gay and Bisexual Men Give Blood Here?

There’s always a need for blood donations, and with summer adventures approaching, the need is even more urgent. So while... more

23 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Could Our Wildfire Season Include Firefighter Raises?

All that water Utah got this winter means we’ll have a cool, fire-free summer, right? Not necessarily. And the threat... more

22 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Lawmakers v. Governor, Food Courts, and Huzzah to the Czar

Brace yourself: The Utah Legislature is back in town. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to break down... more

19 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Mastering the Cheese Board With a Salt Lake Monger

You’re hosting a summer party, and your grand vision includes a stunningly crafted cheese board that gets every guest talking.... more

18 May 2023 · 21 minutes
Sneaky Clauses in Your Utah Lease Agreement

Do you really know what’s in your lease? We don’t blame you if you only skimmed it — there’s a... more

17 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Can the SLC School District Restore Trust By Fall?

School is almost out for the summer, but Salt Lake City School District leadership still has a lot of homework... more

16 May 2023 · 22 minutes
Finding Romance in Small Lake City with Christina Lauren

Finding love in Small Lake City is hard. But romance writer Christina Hobbs, half of the bestselling duo Christina Lauren,... more

15 May 2023 · 16 minutes
Campaign Signs, the Lake Czar, and Picks for Mom

Campaign signs for Salt Lake City mayoral candidate Rocky Anderson appear to be dominating big streets throughout town. But do... more

12 May 2023 · 30 minutes
Concert Etiquette for Kilby Block Party and Beyond

The Kilby Block Party hits the Utah State Fairpark this weekend — in a big way. Andrea Racine, head of... more

11 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Effortless Gardening Tips for Renters and Plant Killers

This weekend is a gardening showdown in Salt Lake, with Wasatch Community Gardens and Red Butte Gardens hosting their annual... more

10 May 2023 · 18 minutes
A Conversation with PornHub’s New Nemesis

PornHub has turned off the tap in Utah after a new law took effect requiring adult content sites to verify... more

09 May 2023 · 21 minutes
10 Essential Rules for Surviving Salt Lake

What are the essential rules for surviving Salt Lake? From how to not overthink what you’re wearing to drink order... more

08 May 2023 · 26 minutes
445 Million of Our Dollars, Walking to Chick-fil-A, and Mexican Street Parties

Mayor Erin Mendenhall is asking the Salt Lake City Council to approve her $445 million budget proposal. How do we... more

05 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Who’s To Blame for the Draper Home Slides?

It’s not every day we see our neighbors’ houses fall off a cliff. But Utah made national news recently when... more

04 May 2023 · 17 minutes
Who Waters Salt Lake’s Urban Forest?

Salt Lakers love our urban forest. Over the past few years, the City has added thousands of trees to our... more

03 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Yes, Utah Has Bears. How Worried Should You Be?

Spring has arrived in Salt Lake City, so it’s time to say “good morning” to our black bear neighbors. Oh,... more

02 May 2023 · 22 minutes
How To Enjoy Salt Lake’s Slow Sundays

You may have heard there’s nothing to do on Sundays in Salt Lake, due to the cultural influence of the... more

01 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Manifesting Lifeguards, Unionizing the Library, and Homelessness Q&A

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall hosted an “Ask Me Anything” on homelessness this week. Lead producer Emily Means joins... more

28 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Salt Lake’s Sexiest Salads for Spring

There are few people in this world who feel a fiery passion for salads: Michelle Obama, rabbits and our very... more

27 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
3 Years After Protests, What Has SLC’s Policing Commission Done?

In the summer of 2020, protestors took to the streets calling for an end to racism in policing. Salt Lake... more

26 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Change Our Minds: Salt Lake’s Olympic Bid

Salt Lake City and Utah leaders — and frankly, most Utahns — are super hyped on the prospect of bringing... more

25 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Getting Around Salt Lake Like a Local

Salt Lake’s big transportation play is our grid system, but despite its simplicity, it can be tough to master. Sweet... more

24 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Is Crumbl Good? What’s Mud Rain? And Why Are Ponds?

The New York Times recently posed a big question: Are Crumbl cookies any good? Lead producer Emily Means and host... more

21 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
How's Utah's Medical Cannabis Program Doing?

Happy holidaze! It’s been three years since Utah’s medical cannabis program launched. As City Weekly’s annual 420 issue hits the... more

20 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Wardrobe

It’s time for spring cleaning, and we know you’re headed to the thrift store with your donation pile in tow.... more

19 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Did You Blink and Miss This Change to How We Choose Judges?

A new law changing how Utah officials pick judges takes effect on May 3. It was one of those “blink... more

18 Apr 2023 · 18 minutes
To Share or Not To Share Our Outdoor Spaces

You’ve found it: your special outdoor spot. But if you let people in on the secret, do you run the... more

17 Apr 2023 · 20 minutes
Salt Lake’s MLB Pitch, the Mayor Runs For Mayor, and Gripefest

A group of influential Utahns have a big pitch for Salt Lake’s Fairpark neighborhood: a Major League Baseball team and... more

14 Apr 2023 · 25 minutes
Spring Fashion Trends From Indigenous Creators

Salt Lake’s first Indigenous Fashion Week kicks off this weekend, and every designer and model on Saturday’s catwalk will be... more

13 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
Dare To Leave Salt Lake and Visit Provo

Salt Lakers hate crossing our county lines to the south. Provo? Never heard of her. But as one of the... more

12 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Would Eliminating Golf Courses Save the Great Salt Lake?

It’s easy to look at golf courses in our drought-stricken state and wonder if they’re doing their part to conserve... more

11 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Mythbusting Salt Lake’s Air Quality

Salt Lakers tend to think of our city’s battle with air quality as recent history –– but that’s not really... more

10 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Flood Plans, New Homeless Shelters, and Downtown Getting Taller

The Salt Lake City Council was busy this week with all sorts of land-use proposals. Lead producer Emily Means joins... more

07 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
The Problem With Too Much Snow

It’s been fun to watch this winter’s snowfall break state records — most recently the all-timer at Alta Ski Area.... more

06 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Picking Salt Lake Fights With the ChatGPT Robot

Host Ali Vallarta and lead producer Emily Means want to figure out if the interactive online robot, Chat GPT, is... more

05 Apr 2023 · 26 minutes
The ‘Mother-In-Law’ Apartment Debate Heats Up

In a world full of acronyms, Building Salt Lake editor Taylor Anderson is here to convince you to care about... more

04 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Utahns' Quiet Obsession With Med Spas

Driving down I-15 there are dozens of billboards advertising medical spa procedures for botox, face filler, and body sculpting. These... more

03 Apr 2023 · 21 minutes
Gwyneth v. the Optometrist, Delicious Food News, and Construction Corner

Academy Award winner and lifestyle influencer Gwyneth Paltrow is in Park City for what’s been dubbed “the trial of the... more

31 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
A Big Idea for Ballpark Secures a Stadium for Women Athletes

Athletes and enthusiasts have submitted a bold proposal for Salt Lake’s soon-to-be-vacant Smith’s Ballpark: build the first women’s sports complex... more

30 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
The Unintended Consequences of a Shiny New Park

The Salt Lake City Council recently approved the plan for a brand spankin’ new regional park in Glendale. It’s the... more

29 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Why Two Local Banks Are on a Watchlist

A handful of Utah banks — including two in Salt Lake — have been put on a national watchlist for... more

28 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
Preparedness Tips from a Salt Lake Prepper

This winter is one for the books. Utah’s snowpack broke a 40-year record, and we’re seeing increasing preparations around the... more

27 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Sad Boy Concerts, Banning the Bible, and a Transit Conundrum

The lineup for Salt Lake’s Twilight Concert Series was announced this week, and well, it’s gonna be a sad boy... more

24 Mar 2023 · 24 minutes
How To Be a Good Neighbor During Ramadan

The crescent moon was spotted on Wednesday night which means that thousands of Muslims across Salt Lake are now celebrating... more

23 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
The Rallying Cry for Utah Gay Rodeo

It’s been 19 years since riders and wranglers came to town to compete in Utah’s gay rodeo. But this summer,... more

22 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
The New Normal for All-Ages Drag Shows

There is no Salt Lake as we know it without a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, and our drag scene reflects that.... more

21 Mar 2023 · 20 minutes
Why the Royals’ Return Is Big for Utah Women

From the triumphant return of the Utah Royals soccer club to the University of Utah Women’s basketball team taking home... more

20 Mar 2023 · 22 minutes
The Swarm, a Win for the Great Salt Lake, and Weekend Maybes

It seems like there’s always new news from Salt Lake City’s Ballpark neighborhood. This week, “The Swarm” proposal is the... more

17 Mar 2023 · 27 minutes
How Does Salt Lake City Criminalize Homelessness?

We recently asked Mayor Erin Mendenhall if Salt Lake City would consider rescinding its “no camping” ordinance, and she said... more

16 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Pocket Parks To Discover in SLC

We love our big parks here in Salt Lake: Liberty, Jordan and Sugar House Parks — all have a lot... more

15 Mar 2023 · 17 minutes
Is Utah’s New Flag Tattoo-Worthy?

Utah’s got a fever, and the only prescription is new flags. Salt Lake City’s redesigned banner has received glowing reviews... more

14 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Getting Arrested for More Accessible Transit

One of the reasons we live in a city is the promise of accessibility, right? Disability advocate Shelby Hintze explains... more

13 Mar 2023 · 21 minutes
Main Street 2.0, Ranked-Choice Mayors, and Brighter Days

Let’s get municipal. The Salt Lake City Council was busy this week, taking hours of public comment on oodles of... more

10 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Coming Soon? Weekend Train to Boise

Salt Lakers love a good commuter rail ride as much as the next transit nerd (see you on FrontRunner!). But... more

09 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
What Lawmakers Did About Housing, Education, and the Gondola

In just 45 days, Utah lawmakers passed nearly 600 bills. It’s a lot to take in. Fortunately, FOX 13 Capitol... more

08 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
What Lawmakers Did About Great Salt Lake, Liquor, and Your Health

Utah lawmakers passed nearly 600 bills in just 45 days. Whew! It’s a lot to take in. Luckily, FOX 13... more

07 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
The New Rules of Tipping

We could all use a stiff drink now and then — bartenders especially. It’s a tough gig, with difficult customers,... more

06 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
Burying Trains, Clearing the Air, and Abortion Access in Wendover?

Happy Meteorological Spring, everyone! The days are (hopefully, maybe) getting warmer. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to... more

03 Mar 2023 · 25 minutes
SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s Approach to Homelessness

It’s the freezing cold start to an election year, so this year we made a point of getting Salt Lake... more

02 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Rocky Anderson’s Approach to Homelessness

It’s the freezing cold start to an election year, so we wanted to get Salt Lake City’s candidates for mayor... more

01 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Mayoral Candidate Michael Valentine’s Approach to Homelessness

It’s the freezing cold start to an election year, so we wanted to get Salt Lake City’s candidates for mayor... more

28 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Getting Paid To Pay Rent in SLC

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall recently announced plans to fund a new approach to affordable housing. The program would... more

27 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Medicaid for Doulas, Three Lawsuits, and a Flood of Nostalgia

You would think the NBA leaving town cooled things off in the city, but nope! There’s still plenty of news... more

24 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
How to Midwife When the Rules Keep Changing

Utah lawmakers keep pushing for more restrictions on abortion. Plus, with a shortage of OBGYNs in this big-family state and... more

23 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
Taking Shaq’s Bait on Salt Lake’s Quiet Streets

NBA All-Star weekend has come and gone, and outside of the events, visitors saw a pretty quiet picture of the... more

22 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
How Two Bills Could Make Elections Weird

The 2023 Legislative Session has dropped some controversial bills in front of Utahns — and a slough of recent voting bills... more

21 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
A Doozy Abortion Bill, Republicans vs. Police, Cars and Bars

We’re heading into a three-day weekend, but the Utah Legislature isn’t slowing down. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali... more

17 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
Is All-Star Weekend Ryan Smith’s Pageant?

NBA All-Star weekend is finally here, and billionaire Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith are selling a very particular vision... more

16 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Why Aren’t These Vacant SLC Buildings Housing?

Have you ever stared down a vacant building in downtown Salt Lake City and thought, “Why isn’t this housing?” Host... more

15 Feb 2023 · 22 minutes
Salt Lake’s Most Awkward Dates

Raise your hand if you’ve been the victim of a truly awkward date. On this Valentine’s Day, we stand in... more

14 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
V Is for Valentine but Also for Virgin

The Brigham Young Virginity Club Instagram page claims to be a “Utah-based club dedicated to preserving and promoting Virginity on... more

13 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Shelter Funding, Pickled Birds, and Galentine's Recs

A big headline hit the streets of Salt Lake City this week: “Plan seeks to keep homeless off Salt Lake... more

10 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
What One Teen Thinks About Utah’s Anti-Trans Bills

Lawmakers made passing bills that impact young transgender people an early priority this legislative session. Adults spoke out on both... more

09 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
Who Decides What’s a Neighborhood?

A few weeks ago we published a neighborhood guide to Sugar House in our newsletter, and the feedback sparked a... more

08 Feb 2023 · 20 minutes
How Serious are Lawmakers About Saving the Great Salt Lake?

Last week was Water Week at the Utah Legislature. So, did lawmakers save the Great Salt Lake? Salt Lake Tribune... more

07 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
A Hater’s Guide to Salt Lake

We all love our city, but nobody’s perfect! Host Ali Vallarta asks Kendall Rodriguez, a.k.a. @queenofslc, for the best Salt... more

06 Feb 2023 · 14 minutes
Car Lots v. Housing, Making a Downtown, and SoSaLa Who?

We love our neighbors in South Salt Lake. Sometimes, we even think about annexing them. But it’s a city in... more

03 Feb 2023 · 27 minutes
Can a Groundhog Grant Utah More Winter?

As Salt Lakers, we love winter — but how much do we have left? It’s Groundhog Day, and every Feb.... more

02 Feb 2023 · 18 minutes
How Would Salt Lake Fare in a Recession?

There’s much talk about how Utah is well-poised for a recession, but how can that be true when veteran tech... more

01 Feb 2023 · 16 minutes
The Ripple Effect of Utah's New Voucher Law

There’s a wave of “school choice” bills hitting red states across the country, and Gov. Spencer Cox has just signed... more

31 Jan 2023 · 22 minutes
Why Are Squirrels Taking Over the City?

In 2011, Salt Lakers got some new neighbors: Eastern Fox Squirrels. Now, the Natural History Museum of Utah and a... more

30 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
SLC's Report Card, Ballpark’s $100 Million, and Sundance’s White Claw Showdown

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall graded the city’s performance this week. Would lead producer Emily Means and host Ali... more

27 Jan 2023 · 33 minutes
Why Does the Ski Bus Suck This Year?

This winter’s snow storms have made for some great pow days. But getting to resorts up the Cottonwoods via public... more

26 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Utah’s Obsession With One Reusable Cup

What has a straw, a handle, and a matte pastel finish? Why, it’s the Stanley Adventure Quencher 40 oz. Tumbler,... more

25 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
How Has Utah’s Stance on Sex Changed Since the ’80s

What drew Planned Parenthood Association of Utah CEO Karrie Galloway to the organization in the 1980s? Her belief in responsible,... more

24 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
Tips and Tricks for Salt Lake Renters

Finding a new place to live in Salt Lake's housing market is tough. City Cast Salt Lake producer Ivana Martinez... more

23 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Farewell Bees, Legislative Stunts, and Some Good News for GSL

Big news week for Salt Lake! Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to break down local stories, including... more

20 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
Skijoring Is Utah’s Next Big Thing

Snow sports don’t always make for great spectator sports, but skijoring sure does! Ahead of next weekend’s Ski Joring Utah... more

19 Jan 2023 · 10 minutes
Will Salt Lake Movie Theaters Disappear?

Salt Lake cinemas are in the fight of their lives to get people off the couch and into the theater.... more

18 Jan 2023 · 17 minutes
What To Expect From Utah Lawmakers on Big Issues

Utah lawmakers from across the state are making their way downtown and walking fast through the halls of the Capitol,... more

17 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Knives Out SLC, Safer Streets, and Navajo Nation’s Millennial President

Happy Friday! Host Ali Vallarta and lead producer Emily Means round up the headlines you might have missed this week... more

13 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Sundance Tips From Former Staffers

Locals love to roll their eyes at the Sundance Film Festival, but host Ali Vallarta and former staffer Daniela Weinreich... more

12 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Can We Be Car-free in SLC?

Can you truly live car-free in Salt Lake? That’s the question host Ali Vallarta is trying to answer after her... more

11 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
What’s On This Millennial Senator’s Agenda?

The Utah Legislature’s annual general session can be tough for anyone who is nervous about what our state lawmakers can... more

10 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Avalanche Safety Isn't Just for Skiers

All snow is good snow when you’re in a megadrought, but how it layers up can have big implications for... more

09 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
Antenna-gate, Special Elections, and One Disturbing Fry Sauce Recipe

New year, new news. Welcome to 2023! Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to talk about the top... more

06 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Could This Plan Revive SLC’s Rio Grande Station?

When civil engineer Christian Lenhart and designer Cameron Blakely teamed up to create the Rio Grande Plan, they never dreamed... more

05 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Why Salt Lake is Worth Fighting For

If you’ve spent a winter in Salt Lake, you’ve probably found yourself staring at the brown film on the horizon... more

04 Jan 2023 · 20 minutes
New Year, New Salt Lake? Our Resolutions for 2023

Happy New Year! Let’s set some goals — but the cool, fun kind. Lead producer Emily Means and host Ali... more

03 Jan 2023 · 26 minutes
Princess Kennedy Wants To Apologize

Legendary socialite Princess Kennedy tells host Ali Vallarta why she is getting out of the bar scene, after hosting the... more

30 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Less Than Half the Water for a Whole Peach

Utah's ongoing drought has us interrogating our summer fruit: How much precious water was used to grow this juicy peach?... more

29 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
From SLC Punk to 127 Hours, This Prop Master Has Seen It All

If you’ve seen a movie that was filmed in Salt Lake, then you’ve probably seen prop master Scott Arneman’s work... more

28 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Swipe Left on Your Dating App Burnout

Cuffing season is in full motion, and in the wise words of Olivia Rodrigo: “It’s brutal out here.” It’s been... more

27 Dec 2022 · 22 minutes
Shelter, Shipwrecks and Holiday Joy!

Before you sled home for the holidays, lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to talk about the shipwreck... more

22 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
Utah Football's Magic Number

The Utes are going to the Rose Bowl (again)! Can they win this time? KSL University of Utah Athletics beat... more

21 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
Why Everybody’s Sick This Season

We all hate flu season. But there’s a lot of other stuff going around right now, too. So, host Ali... more

20 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Naughty or Nice With the Queen of SLC

Santa, #takenote. TikTok’s own Queen of SLC, Kendall Rodriguez, joins host Ali Vallarta to count down who was good and... more

19 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
East Side Emissions, West Side Pollution, and Celebrity Basketball

Cheers to a snowy weekend, baby! Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to round out this week’s news,... more

16 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Booze News You Can Use

The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services aka the DABS aka our state alcohol regulator are out of bar licenses... more

15 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Predicting Salt Lake’s Future

Happy birthday, City Cast Salt Lake! For our first anniversary celebration, host Ali Vallarta and lead producer Emily Means throw... more

14 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
City Creek: A Mall With a Vision

Nothing says the holidays like the bustle at City Creek mall, where last-minute shoppers and casual mall walkers unite on... more

13 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
The Future of State Street’s Strange Sculpture Project

Oddly beautiful or beautifully odd? How do we best describe Ralphael Plescia’s Christian School on State Street? Salt Lake Tribune... more

12 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
School Closures, More Housing, and a Lot of Olympics

It’s the most wonderful time of the week — its end. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to... more

09 Dec 2022 · 28 minutes
A Very Salt Lake Gift Guide

Depending on who you are, you either love shopping for gifts or find it demoralizing. Don’t know what to get... more

08 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
Help for Your Holiday Sports Small Talk

It’s that time of year when your uncle tries to small-talk with you about sports at your grandma’s holiday party.... more

07 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Salt Lake’s Best Salad (No, Really)

There are few people in this world who feel a fiery passion for salads: Michelle Obama, rabbits, and our very... more

06 Dec 2022 · 19 minutes
How Many More Lanes Does I-15 Really Need?

Ready for more construction on I-15? The Utah Department of Transportation is making plans to widen the section between Salt... more

05 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Rocky Rebrands, Alfalfa v. Lagoon, and We Knew It Was Cold

Hello weekend, my old friend. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta to talk about Rocky Anderson’s rebrand as... more

02 Dec 2022 · 27 minutes
Queering Salt Lake’s Favorite Musical

If you saw Donny Osmond in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, you may have had, oh, we don’t know... more

01 Dec 2022 · 18 minutes
You Don’t Have To Be Rich To Need a Will

There are a lot of things city slickers need in this life: a good hairstylist, a credit score, a cell... more

30 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Utah’s Wild Horse Conundrum

Have you heard about Mongo? His story brought Utah’s wild horse conundrum close to home and served as unusually good... more

29 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Why Do We Have So Many Scammers?

Utah is known for a lot of things: the greatest snow on earth, fry sauce, national parks — and getting... more

28 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Security Checks, Ciao to Big Daddy’s, and Swig-Aplex

This week has been tough — and it’s only Wednesday. From the Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs to... more

23 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
How Park City Plans to House Its Workers

Some would argue that the affordability crisis in Park City has been raging since the ‘02 Olympics, making housing out... more

22 Nov 2022 · 20 minutes
Water Lessons From Las Vegas

As we round out yet another dry year in Utah, our neighbors in Vegas have made Salt Lake news recently... more

21 Nov 2022 · 14 minutes
Bigger Highways, Restaurant Closures, and an Election Update

It’s the week after the election, but there’s no rest for the wicked in this town! Lead producer Emily Means... more

18 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
How Far Has Representation In Utah's Art Scene Come?

Artist Ruby Chacón is a self-proclaimed “Utahna.” The Chicana artist and founder of Salt Lake’s Mestizo Institute of Culture and... more

17 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
It’s Not Impossible for Utahns To Win the Lottery

A lucky Californian recently won the record-setting $2.04 billion Powerball. But if Salt Lakers even wanted a chance at that... more

16 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
How to Save Park City

The resorts are opening, the snow is accumulating, and our local ski towns are trying to survive their worst instincts.... more

15 Nov 2022 · 24 minutes
Can a True Crime Show Be Ethical?

Nowadays true crime is inescapable. Whether it’s Netflix's latest doc-series or a podcast relaying the details of a grizzly murder... more

14 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Tight Races, Weird Judicial Reviews, and the Seasonal C-Word

Election day is over but the ballots persist! As county clerks continue their herculean effort to update the latest midterm... more

11 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
The GSL Could Lose 100,000 Gallons Per Minute

Everyone is trying to save the Great Salt Lake from becoming a puddle and an ecological wasteland. But a plan... more

10 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
Let’s Talk About Last (Election) Night

The vote totals are still trickling in, but in this deep red state … some races are essentially called the... more

09 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Election Day Therapy

Do you doomscroll on Election Day? Stay up to watch the poll numbers come in? Tired of being told, “This... more

08 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
No Ballot Initiatives, Less Voters

The midterm election is upon us! There's a glaring difference between this year’s ballot and 2018's: no citizen-led initiatives. Host... more

07 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
Racist Costumes, Overflow Shelters, and Last-Minute Voting

Unclench your jaw, grab a warm beverage and take a load off — we made it to the weekend. Lead... more

04 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Lee vs. McMullin: Choose Your Fighter (AKA Senator)

It’s a City Cast Salt Lake X State Street crossover! In preparation for the upcoming election, we’re bringing you an... more

03 Nov 2022 · 28 minutes
What’s Your Vision for State Street?

The old Sears Building on State Street is coming down to make way for something new. That has us wondering:... more

02 Nov 2022 · 17 minutes
As Sears Comes Down, We Flirt With State Street’s Past

State Street could easily be considered the grand boulevard of our city. The multi-lane highway cuts through the heart of... more

01 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
How Marie Odgen Tried to Raise the Dead In Southern Utah

Happy Halloween, ghosts! This is your time to shine, and today we invoke Utah spiritual medium Marie Ogden. Host Ali... more

31 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Salt Lake County’s Proposed Budget Isn't Sexy

What’s scarier than ghosts? Not knowing how your tax dollars are going to be spent this upcoming year. Lead producer... more

28 Oct 2022 · 30 minutes
Step Away From the Rake and Leave Your Leaves Alone

Knock knock. (Who’s there?) Leaf. (Leaf who?) Leaf me alone! Leaf-peeping season is coming to a close, while leaf-cleanup season... more

27 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
The Jazz Are Playing With Our Hearts and Minds

Buckle up, Utah Jazz fans. This year’s team is fresh-faced, bright-eyed and ready to break our hearts — so of... more

26 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Should We Invest More In SLC’s Parks? You Decide

This election season, SLC residents will crack open their ballots and vote for or against the Salt Lake Parks Bond... more

25 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Skeptics, Spirits and Seances of Salt Lake

What’s it like to contact the dead? RJ Walker, local poet and host of the Mancy Podcast, joins host Ali... more

24 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Tiny Homes Are a Go and So Is Jazz Season

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Lead producer Emily Means joins host Ali Vallarta for a very local... more

21 Oct 2022 · 25 minutes
Gather ’Round for 'The Great Great Salt Lake Monster Mystery'

It’s not a trick — here’s a family-friendly, Great Salt Lake-related treat! Professional narrators Nancy Peterson, Cindy Kay, and BJ... more

20 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
Corporations Have Rights. Shouldn’t the Great Salt Lake?

People have legal rights. Should nature? Host Ali Vallarta talks with Grant Wilson, executive director of Earth Law Center, about... more

19 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
Vibe Checking Utah’s Response to the Great Salt Lake

News about the Great Salt Lake crisis — you know, the shrinking water levels that have us careening toward an... more

18 Oct 2022 · 21 minutes
Can a Hockey Team Help Save the Great Salt Lake?

Craig Gelman is a graphic designer who thinks it’s high time and low tide for Utahns to get an NHL... more

17 Oct 2022 · 15 minutes
Will SLC’s Updated Crime Plan Work?

Welcome to Friday! Another zany week in our big little city means it’s time to round up the news. Lead... more

14 Oct 2022 · 24 minutes
Why Salt Lake's Hottest Dance Party is Taking a Break

It's Friday night in Salt Lake City. The clock strikes midnight. Bars are preparing to close. And in the distance,... more

13 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
How Much Fear Can One Fear Factory Produce?

Haunted houses are an absolute blast for everyone — except for host Ali Vallarta. She’s scared of her own shadow!... more

12 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
What Makes the 999 So Magical?

If you’re a Salt Laker, you’ve probably seen herds of bikers making their way around town on a Thursday night.... more

11 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
We Need Indigenous Wisdom To Heal the Great Salt Lake

If you follow the Bear River north from the Great Salt Lake up to Preston, Idaho, you will reach the... more

07 Oct 2022 · 18 minutes
Who Are the Jazz Players, Really?

Jazz nation! We’ve got new players and a new coach, but our favorite in-arena host, Nayo Campbell, is back for... more

06 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Is Salt Lake's Best Record Store in an Elevator Shaft?

Girl, put those records on. Host Ali Vallarta talks with State Room Presents Marketing Director Kylie Fitch about where to... more

05 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Can the Kum & Go in Sugar House Be Stopped?

Sugar House residents aren’t thrilled about a Kum & Go Gas Station at the corner of Sugar House Park. Is... more

04 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Utahns, Your Mother and I Are Getting a New Flag

Move over, state seal, Utah is getting a new flag. Fun! But the question is how can this piece of... more

03 Oct 2022 · 17 minutes
Don’t You Knooow the Air's Tox-IIIC??

Host Ali Vallarta and lead producer Emily Means round up this week’s news, including public transit cuts, polling on the... more

30 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
What To Do if You Meet a Mountain Lion

A mountain lion recently attacked a woman in Millcreek Canyon while she was out for a morning run on the... more

29 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Salt Lake’s Best Chicken Tenders Aren’t Tenders

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single person in possession of a good fortune, must be in want... more

28 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
How the Inland Port Authority Fumbled the Bag

If you know anything about Utah’s inland port, it’s probably that it’s hugely controversial. The port authority has navigated murky... more

27 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
RHOSLC S3 Brings Black Eyes and New Lies

Season three of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City premieres on Wednesday! Ali Vallarta and Deseret News Features Editor... more

26 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
SLC Pays $3M to the Family of Linden Cameron

Salt Lake City reached a $3 million settlement with the family of Linden Cameron, an autistic teenager who was shot... more

23 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Three Latinas Walk Into a Podcast

Happy Hispanic/Latino Heritage month, mi gente. Producer Ivana Martinez and Ali Vallarta talk with Axios Salt Lake City’s Kim Bojórquez... more

22 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
The Best Meal After Midnight

It’s 1 a.m. — last call at your favorite bar in Salt Lake. Midnight has come and gone, and you’re... more

21 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
We’re All Just Winging It in Utah’s Housing Market

Utah’s housing affordability woes are probably one of the definitive issues of our generation. Raise your hand if you’re a... more

20 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
Swipe Left On Your Dating App Burnout

Cuffing season is upon us, and in the wise words of Olivia Rodrigo: “It’s brutal out here.” It’s been 10... more

19 Sep 2022 · 22 minutes
Are You Sold on the Olympic Dream?

Producer Ivana Martinez joins Ali to round up this week’s news. We talk about the lack of OB/GYNs in Utah,... more

16 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
From SLC Punk to 127 Hours, This Prop Master Has Seen It All

If you’ve seen a movie that was filmed in Salt Lake, then you’ve probably seen prop master Scott Arneman’s work... more

15 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
Here’s the Scoop: SLC’s Best Vegan Ice Cream

Sure, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. But what about our vegan and lactose-intolerant friends? What... more

14 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
How Any of Us Could Reverse an Overdose

September is National Recovery Month. In Utah, 80% of adult drug overdoses are due to opioids. Today, a conversation between... more

13 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
The SLC/Boise Fry Sauce Smackdown

We heard a rumor that some people in Boise think they invented fry sauce. Scoff! Ali Vallarta joins our friends... more

12 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Where Will Salt Lake’s Unsheltered Residents Sleep This Winter?

Producer Ivana Martinez joins Emily Means to round up this week’s news. We’re talking about Salt Lake’s winter homeless shelter... more

09 Sep 2022 · 23 minutes
Meet the Tap Dancers From Shirley Temple Square

When dance instructor Kim Luke moved to Salt Lake, she realized tap dancing just wasn’t really a thing here. So... more

08 Sep 2022 · 14 minutes
The Best Pocket Parks in Salt Lake

We all love our big parks here in Salt Lake: Liberty, Pioneer and Sugar House Parks all have a lot... more

07 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Like Voting By Mail? Thank Sherrie Swensen

Have you ever voted in Salt Lake County? If so, you can thank Sherrie Swensen for making your life easier.... more

06 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Row, Row, Row Your Boat Out of GSL

Producer Ivana Martinez joins Emily Means to round up this week’s news. We’re talking about the Great Salt Lake Rowing... more

02 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Utah’s Racist Sports Fans

Utah sports fans have a reputation — and it’s nothing to be proud of. Recently, a BYU fan reportedly heckled... more

01 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
The Best Thrifting in SLC

Thrifting has become increasingly popular in the last couple of years. More and more people are heading to the Goodwill... more

31 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Was Your College Loan Worth It?

Last week, President Joe Biden announced a new student loan forgiveness plan, canceling up to $20,000 of student debt per... more

30 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
What’s the Dill With Utah Accents?

From “oh my heck” to dropping our Ts, lots of Utahns have a special way of speaking. Lead producer Emily... more

29 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Will This Construction Ever End?

Lead producer Emily Means joins Ali to round up this week’s news. Plus, thrifting! Vacations! And apply to host City... more

26 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Are Salt Lake Skaters Into the Vert Alert?

Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert is back in SLC. His goal: He wants vert skateboarding to debut at the 2024 Paris... more

25 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Did We Just Become Boba Best-teas?

Boba Tea — the delicious, surprisingly filling, Taiwanese tea with tapioca ‘bubbles’ — is a popular treat in Salt Lake.... more

24 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
Back to School Without a Superintendent

School is about start in SLC — without a superintendent (or associate superintendent) to lead the district. Ali talks with... more

23 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Less Than Half the Water for a Whole Peach

It's peach season, baby! But Utah's ongoing drought has us interrogating our fruit over how much precious water was used... more

22 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
Who’s Gonna Pay For This Park?

Lead producer Emily Means joins Ali to round up this week’s news. Plus, we make a big announcement! Schedule giving blood at... more

19 Aug 2022 · 25 minutes
Pens, Notebooks, Votes! SLC Teachers Need It All

It’s almost time to head back to school, and teachers in our community need more than just pencils and notebooks... more

18 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
Get In Losers, We’re Going Hiking

As Utahns, sometimes we just get the urge to walk up a frickin’ mountain. Luckily, there are lots of big... more

17 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Wait, What’s In My Lease?

Do you know what’s in your lease? We don’t blame you if you only skimmed it — there’s a lot... more

16 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
It’s Leo Szn at the City Library

If you don’t normally try to figure out your favorite book characters’ astrological signs, we forgive you. But that changes... more

15 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
Why Would Anyone Want to be Mayor?

Lead producer Emily Means joins Ali to round up this week’s news. Call or text the City Cast hotline anytime at (801) 203-0137.... more

12 Aug 2022 · 22 minutes
Is Craft Lake City Punk?

Craft Lake City is not just for knitters! Founder Angela H. Brown shares how Salt Lake’s formative makers market brings... more

11 Aug 2022 · 12 minutes
The Best Breakfast Burrito, According to Locals

Have you ever woken up one morning (or afternoon), and thought to yourself, “Man, I could really use a breakfast burrito”? It’s an essential part of... more

10 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Why Would the Jazz Trade Donovan Mitchell?

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Jazz beat writer Andy Larsen explains why the Jazz would want to trade 25-year-old rockstar player Donovan Mitchell, and how we might... more

09 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
BYU Virginity Club: Satire or Serious?

Is it tough to be a virgin in today’s society? That’s what members of the Brigham Young Virginity Club seem... more

08 Aug 2022 · 21 minutes
Big Bucks for GSL, Shorter Strolls at the Airport, and Introducing: THE BEST

Lead producer Emily Means joins Ali to round up this week’s news.  Wanna catch a ball game this weekend? Find Bees... more

05 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
Will House Plants Save You From Bad Air In SLC?

Is bad air quality in the valley sneaking into our homes? We ask Dr. Kerry Kelly, associate professor of chemical... more

04 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Monkeypox Pt. 2: SLCo Health Department Answers Our Questions

Salt Lake County Health Department Spokesperson Nicholas Rupp answers some of our most pressing questions about monkeypox. Get up-to-date information... more

03 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Monkeypox Pt. 1: A Personal Story

Ali talks to Addison Jenkins, a Salt Laker who is dealing with monkeypox and has some experiences to share with all of... more

02 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Why Is Gas So Expensive In Utah?

If you’ve been camping in neighboring states this summer, you might have noticed that gas prices are higher in Utah!... more

01 Aug 2022 · 17 minutes
Slowing Down, Judge Pohlman, and Mini Bottles

Lead producer Emily Means joins Ali to round up this week’s news. Find details on disco night here: https://www.nightfreq.com/event-details/sdc-ladies-choice Call or text... more

29 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Is Dog Pee Worse Than Deer Pee in the Watershed?

What makes dogs so different from every other creature that pees in the canyons, and why are the rules so... more

28 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Was Zhifan Dong’s Death Preventable?

Reporting from Courtney Tanner at the Salt Lake Tribune shows how the University of Utah mishandled the case of student... more

27 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
A Brief History of Air Quality in Salt Lake

The history of air quality in Salt Lake, as told by Logan Mitchell, an atmospheric scientist and analyst with Utah Clean... more

26 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Unsheltered Salt Lakers Try to Beat the Heat

It’s been a record hot summer in this valley, so what does that mean for our unsheltered neighbors? Lead Producer... more

25 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
The Unsafe U, Gentrification, and Cutthroat Trout

City Cast Salt Lake’s new lead producer, Emily Means, joins Ali to round up this week’s news. Find details on... more

22 Jul 2022 · 21 minutes
Anti-Pioneer Day in Salt Lake City

This weekend might mark your first Pioneer Day in Utah, or your 30th. It’s a holiday that commemorates the arrival of... more

21 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Mapping Salt Lake’s Many Stories

Utah writer Paisley Rekdal joins the program, after recently wrapping a long stint as Utah Poet Laureate, to talk about... more

20 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Utah Has Its Own Stanley Cup

What has a straw, a handle, and a matte pastel finish? Why, it’s the Stanley Adventure Quencher 40oz cup, of... more

19 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
Clever Octopus Staff Filed for a Union Vote

No store is too small to unionize! Clever Octopus store associate Samantha White and her former colleague Logan Rusho join... more

18 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
An Injunction, the School Board, and Free Transit

City Cast Salt Lake’s new lead producer, Emily Means, joins Ali to round up this week’s news. Later, Newsletter Editor... more

15 Jul 2022 · 25 minutes
How Do We Maintain Hard Fought Rights in a Post Roe World?

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said the end of Roe v, Wade meant a number of other landmark cases should... more

14 Jul 2022 · 16 minutes
A Hidden Gem at the SLC Public Library

Did you know the Salt Lake City Public Library has a very early edition of “Birds of America” by John James Audubon?... more

13 Jul 2022 · 20 minutes
Should We Get Vaccinated for Monkeypox?

The Salt Lake Health Department is administering Monkeypox vaccines within the community. What do we need to know about this... more

12 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
The Summer of Pedal Assist

The new Rad Power Bikes store in Salt Lake anticipated selling 4 e-bikes on Opening Day. Instead, they sold 54.... more

11 Jul 2022 · 15 minutes
Cottonwood Heights, the Great Salt Lake, and the Parley’s Pit

City Cast Salt Lake’s new lead producer, Emily Means, joins Ali to round up this week’s news. Call or text the... more

08 Jul 2022 · 23 minutes
Jordan River Beavers are Misunderstood

Ali strolls the Jordan River with Frances Ngo, Conservation Outreach Biologist at Tracy Aviary, in search of beaver activity. The Aviary... more

07 Jul 2022 · 17 minutes
Saving Water with City Cast Las Vegas

John Oliver told us that Las Vegas is crushing it at water conservation. How are they doing it? And what... more

06 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
How is SLC Hookup Culture Changing, Post-Roe?

How is the overturning of Roe v. Wade and Utah’s pending abortion ban impacting Salt Lake nightlife, if at all?... more

05 Jul 2022 · 18 minutes
Emissions, Airbnbs, and the Utah Supreme Court

A two parter: Ali chats with HEAL Utah’s Executive Director Lexi Tuddenham about how the new EPA ruling will impact Utahns. Later,... more

01 Jul 2022 · 30 minutes
A Birthworker on Pregnancy and Abortion Care

Today, our guest Ashley Finley talks about the abortion that saved her life. Looking to advertise on City Cast Salt Lake? Check... more

30 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
Does Salt Lake Have Fashion?

How do you shop local for clothes? Seems hard. The founder of Salt Lake Fashion Collective, Kalei Hinano, joins Ali to share... more

29 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
A Temporary Order Resumes Abortion Care in Utah

Utah’s abortion laws are in flux right now. Former County Councilmember and Community Health Director Shireen Ghorbani is here to help make... more

28 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
An Abortion Provider on ‘Relief and Respect’

Today, we revisit an important City Cast Salt Lake conversation. Ali visits with one of Utah’s few abortion providers, obstetrician/gynecologist... more

27 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
Jazz Rebrand, Ryan Smith’s Utah, and Title IX

Salt Lake Tribune Jazz Beat Writer Andy Larsen joins Ali to round-up the sports news of the week in Salt Lake.  Call or... more

24 Jun 2022 · 24 minutes
Why Are There Letters in These Hills?

Why are there letters in our hills? And who put them there? Evelyn Corning knows! She’s the author of “Hillside Letters A-Z – A Guide to... more

23 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
Princess Kennedy Wants to Apologize

Short: Princess Kennedy is getting out of Salt Lake’s bar scene. Long: Ali visited with Salt Lake icon Princess Kennedy to... more

22 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
Why Should We Care About Brine Shrimp?

Why are brine shrimp important to Salt Lakers, and why is Great Salt Lake Institute co-founder Jaimi Butler so optimistic right now? Adopt a... more

21 Jun 2022 · 25 minutes
BONUS: Two Millennials Discuss Gen. Z Fashion

As millennials, Ali and Ashley Finley (City Cast contributor and friend of the show) notice some interesting trends in the... more

18 Jun 2022 · 6 minutes
Abortion Funds, Heat, and Juneteenth

Community activist and birth-worker Ashley Finley joins Ali to round-up the news you might have missed this week.  Call or text... more

17 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
Utah’s First Official Juneteenth

On Monday, Utah will observe Juneteenth with a holiday for the first official time ever, thanks to a bill passed... more

16 Jun 2022 · 11 minutes
Archie Archuleta Loved Building Bridges

On Friday morning, the 1,200 foot pedestrian bridge connecting 200 S and North Temple over the Jordan River will be... more

15 Jun 2022 · 17 minutes
What’s Up with Salt Lake’s Walnut Trees?

Walnut trees are being struck down by a weird disease called ‘thousand cankers disease.’ Nate Orbock of the SLC Division of Forestry... more

14 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
A Salt Lake Scientist Sues DiscGenics for Discrimination

Utah’s tech sector is booming, and it’s bringing conversations about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) right to Salt Lake’s doorstop. We’ve... more

13 Jun 2022 · 22 minutes
Aaron James’ Verdict, Western Garden Center, and Gov. Cox is Being Petty

Former journalist and disability advocate Shelby Hintze joins Ali to round-up the news you might have missed this week. Call or... more

10 Jun 2022 · 22 minutes
When Will We Know if it’s the Toxic Dust?

Which dust is in the air this spring? Is it the toxic dust from the Great Salt Lake yet? How... more

09 Jun 2022 · 14 minutes
Your State Senate Candidates Debate Methodology

The first segment from last Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate for Utah Senate District 9, between Dr. Jennifer Plumb and Sen. Derek Kitchen. Later,... more

08 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
Historic Water Access on the Navajo Nation in Utah

Diné advocate and southern Utah candidate, Davina Smith, joins Ali to talk about a historic water rights settlement between the... more

07 Jun 2022 · 18 minutes
A Slice of Salt Lake’s Sweet Tooth

Dominique Wilson, founder and owner of Pie’s the Limit, is just keeping up with demand. He and Ali talk about the... more

06 Jun 2022 · 19 minutes
Justice for Zane James, SLCo Covid Risk, and Ughhh the Avenues

Local news enthusiast Shireen Ghorbani joins Ali to round-up the news you might have missed this week. Call or text the... more

03 Jun 2022 · 26 minutes
Can Open Streets Stay Forever?

Open Streets is officially Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this year! Ali asks Urban Affairs Director Jessica Thesing what it would... more

02 Jun 2022 · 21 minutes
There is No Salt Lake Without Pride

Eva Lopez, LGBTQ liaison for the SLC Mayor’s Office, joins Ali to talk about the evolution of Salt Lake pride.... more

01 Jun 2022 · 20 minutes
The Unraveling of MomTok, An Explainer

Meg Walter, editor-in-chief of The Beehive, breaks down Utah’s MomTok scandal. Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. Looking to advertise on City Cast Salt... more

31 May 2022 · 21 minutes
Ruff Haven is Punk Rock

Ruff Haven is a local organization that takes care of people’s pets while they are experiencing crisis. This could mean... more

27 May 2022 · 14 minutes
The Media the Morning After

Lead Producer Nick Steffens and Producer Diane Maggipinto have been reporting on mass shootings in this country for a decade.... more

26 May 2022 · 27 minutes
BIPOC Recreationists‘ Stories at Liberty Park

It’s summer movie season! Ashley Cleveland, who heads up Salt Lake’s Outdoor Afro chapter, and Russell Roots, Community Outreach Manager... more

25 May 2022 · 22 minutes
Salt Lake Needs Our Blood

Ali donates blood. And it was easy! And it didn't hurt! Blood donations are down across our state, especially this time... more

24 May 2022 · 17 minutes
Will We Ever Buy Wine in the Grocery Store?

The DABC (Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) wrote a strategic plan! Fox 13 Reporter Ben Winslow joins Ali to break it down. Read... more

23 May 2022 · 20 minutes
Raised Rent, Zoning Changes, and Leaving Salt Lake

Local news enthusiast Shireen Ghorbani joins Ali to talk about this week’s various housing and development proposals. Later, Ali talks... more

20 May 2022 · 28 minutes
We used to luxuriate in the Great Salt Lake

The lost history of the Saltair! Ian Christensen is writing a book about the lost history of the Saltair Bathing Palace, where... more

19 May 2022 · 16 minutes
The Songs of Dance with Malialole

This weekend is the Living Traditions Festival! Haviar Tuitama Hafoka, creative director of Malialole Cultural Ensemble, joins Ali to talk... more

18 May 2022 · 16 minutes
Can we get Gov. Cox to say ‘Just Transition?’

Alex Veilleux, policy associate with the Healthy Environmental Alliance of Utah (HEAL) breaks down the roses and thorns of the Governor’s new ‘Energy Plan’... more

17 May 2022 · 17 minutes
Dr. Dunn answers students’ Covid-19 questions

Dr. Angela Dunn, the Executive Director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, answers questions about Covid-19 submitted by 6th... more

16 May 2022 · 14 minutes
Pomp and Circumstance

Ali is joined by Amie Schaeffer, a recent Salt Lake Community College grad, and Kurt McLaughlin, Judge Memorial High School’s... more

13 May 2022 · 27 minutes
A Kilby Court Primer Ahead of Block Party Weekend

If you scored tickets to the Kilby Block Party this weekend, congratulations. They sold like hot cakes! The Block Party... more

12 May 2022 · 16 minutes
The Who/When/Whys of Fry Sauce

Why is ‘fry sauce’ our one true love? And who invented it? The Beehive Editor-In-Chief, Meg Walter, is on the case.Later, Ali mentions this... more

11 May 2022 · 21 minutes
Why Are We So Obsessed With Bathrooms?

Multi-stall, all-gender public restrooms are the future. Salt Lake Community College students have been protesting in an effort to get... more

10 May 2022 · 21 minutes
Talking Abortion Rights with Idaho and Nevada

Western states like Utah, Idaho and Arizona face looming abortion bans that might have their cities turning to Nevada, where... more

09 May 2022 · 22 minutes
Sundance Menus, Cautious Feminism, and the Sistine Chapel

Palak Jayswal, Culture Reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune, joins Ali to round out the week’s news. Subscribe to our... more

06 May 2022 · 22 minutes
Filling Salt Caverns With Hydrogen Like its Normal

Last week Utah got news it will receive a half a billion dollars from the federal government to generate hydrogen... more

05 May 2022 · 18 minutes
An Abortion Provider on "Relief and Respect”

Ali visits with one of Utah’s few abortion providers, obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. David Turok, about the Supreme Court memo foreshadowing the... more

04 May 2022 · 17 minutes
You Can Still Get an Abortion in Utah

At 9pm Monday night, Politico reported that the Supreme Court has taken a preliminary vote to overturn the right to... more

03 May 2022 · 21 minutes
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Why is ‘fry sauce’ our one true love? And who invented it? The Beehive Editor-In-Chief, Meg Walter, is on the case.Later, Ali mentions this court case. Subscribe... more