Ep 44 - Quick and Dirty A&E Roundup May 18-20

May 15, 2018

Salt Lake Speaks is Salt Lake magazine’s regular podcast digging deeper into stories with experts in local politics, arts, culture and food to give you dear reader the best of life in Utah. Today we’re talking with Salt lake magazine’s managing editor Christie Marcey to hear what’s going on around town this wekend.

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Ep 43 - Salt Lake Speaks - Quick and Dirty A&E Round Up May 11-13, 2018

May 10, 2018

Salt Lake Speaks is Salt Lake magazine’s regular podcast digging deepr into stories with experts in local politics, arts, culture and food to give you dear reader the best of life in Utah. Today we’re talking with Salt lake magazine’s managing editor Christie Marcey to hear what’s going on around town this weekend.

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Salt Lake Speaks - Episode 42 - Quick and Dirty A&E Roundup

May 3, 2018

Weeekend of May 4-6, 2018 — Maybe you heard a little something about some basketball being played in Salt Lake this weekend. Sure. We’ve got the details on that, but it’s a busy weekend—and we know just what you should do all weekend long.

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EP 39 - Weekend Round Up (Baby Animals Edition)

April 27, 2018

Our guide to the weekend that is April 27-30, 2018. We sit down with Salt Lake magazine's Managing Editor Christie Marcey to get her picks for weekend fun. Hint: Baby Animals!

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EP 38 - The Opioid Epidemic

March 27, 2018

The morning of November 11, 2016 began like any other Friday morning for Charla Bocchicchio. She woke up to her alarm going off and was ready to get out of bed for an early morning yoga practice to kick off her weekend. And just like the rest of us, she grabbed her phone to see what she might have missed during the sleeping hours of the night. But unlike the rest of us, she found a throng of missed calls and text messages from her ex-husband, Chris Cochran, including a daunting notification: “Cassidy Aspen Cochran was born June 22, 1994.” Without hesitating Bocchicchio quickly called Cochran to hear the thing every parent dreads to hear; “She’s gone, Cassidy’s gone, she’s dead.”

Cassidy, only 22 years old, had passed away of an opioid overdose. High does of fentanyl had been found in her system by the medicinal examiner. Cassidy and her boyfriend Frank thought they were taking heroin, but it ended up being something more lethal.

Across the nation, fentanyl is now the fifth most common drug involved in overdose deaths. Counterfeit pills are common on the street, but with fentanyl, one person may take a fake pill and use it and the next person make take the pill and die almost instantly. In Cassidy’s case, according to the medical examiner, she unknowingly injected a lethal dose of it.

In 2016, more Americans died of drug overdose than died in the Vietnam War. Two-thirds of those overdose deaths were from opioids. The opioid addiction is on the rise and is being referred to as an epidemic, but yet it has still not been declared a public health crisis by the Utah Legislature.

Joining us today is Cassidy’s mother Charla Bocchicchio to help spread awareness about the opioid epidemic by sharing Cassidy’s story.

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EP 37 - Ghosting the Wasatch

March 14, 2018

You may be familiar with hit TV shows like Ghost Hunters or Ghost Adventures, but what is the reality of ghost hunting like? And what kind of locations along the Wasatch are prime targets for local ghost hunting teams? Jennifer Jones, founder of The Dead History and author of Ghosts of Ogden, Brigham City, and Logan, sat down with Salt Lake Speaks to talk about her experiences as a real life ghost hunter as well as some of her favorite haunted locales. She’ll also explain the legend behind infamous Ogden Cemetery ghost, Flo, to prime you for our upcoming Utah Weird column in the May/June 2018 issue of Salt Lake Magazine.

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EP 37 - Robyn Cage: From Musical Theatre to Singer-songwriter

March 5, 2018

Robyn Cage, might be a local musician, but Robyn’s experience and music has taken her to Boston, New York City and back to Utah. Described as dark and dreamy alternative/pop, she is often compared to Adele, Lana Del Rey or Florence + The Machine. Robyn is an incredibly prestigious singer-songwriter who's inspiration is drawn from Unity, freedom and owning your true inner self.

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EP 36 (Part II) - How to Ski all 14 Utah Ski Resorts in 7 Days (Part II)

February 22, 2018

Locals in Salt Lake City are spoiled when it comes to winter sports. We know that. We own that. If you're a skier or snowboarder, you relish the access to miles and miles of snow—be it groomers, trees, parks or open range back country. We most of us have that one mountain or one resort that we have a pass to and play on every time it snows. We have our favorite. But there are 14 Utah Ski Resorts all within driving distance from the Salt Lake International Airport. From 20mins to 3 hours. If you are motivated enough and happen to have a bucket list, like Matthew D. LaPlante, you might find yourself skiing all 14 ski resorts in just seven days. It is possible. Listen to part one to hear about the first 3 days of his incredible journey.

 

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EP 36 (Part 1) How to Ski all 14 Utah Ski Resorts in 7 Days (Part I)

February 21, 2018

Locals in Salt Lake City are spoiled when it comes to winter sports. We know that. We own that. If you're a skier or snowboarder, you relish the access to miles and miles of snow—be it groomers, trees, parks or open range back country. We most of us have that one mountain or one resort that we have a pass to and play on every time it snows. We have our favorite. But there are 14 Utah Ski Resorts all within driving distance from the Salt Lake International Airport. From 20mins to 3 hours. If you are motivated enough and happen to have a bucket list, like Matthew D. LaPlante, you might find yourself skiing all 14 ski resorts in just seven days. It is possible. Listen to part one to hear about the first 3 days of his incredible journey.

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EP35 (Part II) - Exploring the Hidden Gay History of the Wild West

February 8, 2018

This is Part 2 with LGBTQ writer and historian, Gregory Hintons. Hinton's background lies in the study of the hidden gay history of the West Hinton grew up a gay in Boulder, Colorado but after a violently aggressive phone call from a religious neighbor, he “evacuated” as he would say to Southern California. Hinton is back in Cody, Wyoming digging deeper into the history of gay rodeos, Buffalo Bill's friendship with French artist Rosa Bonheur and author Oscar Wilde and continuing through his writings, films and art projects illuminating the contributions of the LGBT community in the history and culture of the America West.

"By bringing up the LGBT community and telling their stories in particularly the story of the American West, it's on us to tell our stories because somebody else will they'll just tell them wrong," - Gregory Hinton

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