TED is all about "ideas worth spreading." According to their website, anyway. If you have spent even a little time on TED's page, well, you've spent a lot of time on their site. It's addicting. The talks are full of people who do things you have never thought of or may never do. Sometimes the topic is something you didn't know you didn't know were things people did or even thought about!
Bill's TEDx talk, "Whatever Else You Do, Pay Attention", is very thought-provoking. Especially if you're in a period of flux or starting "adult life." Bill covers his academic career, acting and how it lead to radio, his trip to Nepal and how Radio From Hell works. It's a great talk if you are thinking about how to cut your own path. Take 16 minutes and listen. You'll catch a side of Bill you might not know by just being a Friend of the Program.
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Radio From Hell Live from Wasatch Brew Pub
for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival!
Join Kerry, Bill, and Gina January 18th, 19th, and 21st LIVE from The 2013 Sundance Film Festival at Wasatch Brew Pub at 250 South! FREE Coffee & donuts will be served during the broadcasts. Kitchen opens at 11AM! Stay tuned to X96 to win tickets to Sundance Film Festival screenings & gift certificates from Wasatch Brew Pub!
Pictures from Sundance
CUSTOMARY FESTIVAL BLOG NO. 1 IS ALL BUZZY! ISN'T TELLING YOU WHAT TO SEE THERE! FOR YOURS TRULY, THE FESTIVAL STARTS A DAY LATE . AND IN SALT LAKE CITY! IS ALL ABOUT FIIILLLMMM!!! DON'T LEAVE HOME WITH THEM! YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF! SUNDANCE BRINGS THE GOODS! 2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL IT'S SCIENTIFIC! ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END AND THE WINNER IS REGRETS, I HAVE A FEW!
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"The Case of the Missing Garlic"
As you may have heard on our last appearance on the "Radio From Hell" show, we have been victims of a garlic theft. First, they took one as you can see here. We had 5 total.
Then the bastard got brazen and came back for the rest of them! There are two things that really get me about this whole garlic heist...no actually three things. One: The clown didn't even take them when they were ready. Harvest was more than a month away. Two: Stealing from a community garden. That's just low. I mean, that's like taking from Goodwill. Lastly, and maybe even mostly, I know whoever took garlic was not a starving individual. You don't fill up on garlic. All I can hope is this person had a serious vampire problem going on and just felt like they had nowhere else to turn; even if it's the meth delusions causing the hallucinations. After reaching out to our fellow gardeners, we quickly realized that we were not the only plot to have things taken. Various other plots have had lettuce, broccoli, and basil taken. Our garden coordinator Britt Merrill was amazing during this time, making laminated signs for the garden gates describing a community garden space and that it's not appropriate to take from them at your own will. She also provided names and addresses of some nearby food banks. Though of course it's super lame to have things taken from a garden, we've been impressed with the communication and banning together of the garden members. The gardeners of Wasatch Community Garden's "People's Portable Garden" really do have a strong sense of community and that's really what these gardens are all about.
Garden From Hell - Starts from nursery Earth and Eden in Midway (the Rosemary, Raspberry, Tomatillo, African Blue Basil, Lemon Thyme).
We planted garlic and walking onion (our favorite onion). Walking onion is also known as egyptian onion, we didn't see too many people growing this in Boston but it seems to be a popular item here at the Wasatch Community Gardens. The garlic bulbs came from a classmate of Tara's in the Master Gardener's Program offered at USU extension at Thanksgiving Point. It is a hard-neck variety with strong flavor that will add much to the Salsa From Hell when it's ready...also they're HUGE! The walking onion is a 5th generation heirloom variety. Tara and I started the onion 4 years ago in Boston, this is its 5th season off the same mother plant. The onion is 100% edible; the bulb, the stalk and the cloves at the top. The bulb tastes like a spicy red onion, the stalks are very big around and have a flavor like very strong green onion/chives, and the cloves that grow on top (which are later planted if not eaten) are like a red onion with a hint of garlic. They call this plant "walking onion" because if left to it's own devices, it will bend down, drop the cloves to the ground and root itself again "walking" around the garden! This specific plant made the trek to UT in the back of a 14 ft U-haul over 5 days of driving while we moved here last August. With no light or water this sucker survived just fine. This onion has seen Mt. Rushmore and the Corn Palace in South Dakota (worlds only corn palace.......it's a palace made of corn, no joke.)
Cocktail of the week
Classic and simple with a hint of cucumber!
Step 1: Pour Hendrix into a shaker, 5 parts Step 2: A dash of vermouth Step 3: (optional) 1 tablespoon diced cuckes
Shake the hell out of it
Step 4: Garnish with a slice of cucumber
After weeding the garden it was time to treat the soil. Wasatch Community Gardens already had a compost pile for their patrons to use, SCORE! We added a couple of wheel-barrows full of compost, some sweet organic soil from Fox Farms, and some organic fertilizer also from Fox Farms. We gave it enough TLC that the crops should be plentiful all season long.
The next step was to get the square foot gardening set up. We laid out nails every foot of the perimeter of the raised bed with the help of Levi. We then tied twine around the nails marking square feet, in order to easily visualize our gardening space. We chose to use this method so we could more accurately plan the space and coordinate crop maturation times. We also chose this method because we are so awesome and we want a maximized yield from the Garden from Hell. This allows us to grow all the peppers, tomatoes and herbs we want for our salsa while pulling expired cool season crops (lettuce, spinach and peas) in time to make room for our heat loving veggies. Square foot gardening boasts benefits of intensive planting methods and proper crop planning/spacing. This method combined with companion planting should make a pretty kick-ass garden.
~Radio From Hell Gardeners
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