On this week’s episode, we explore the River District, the term encompassing areas along the West Side of Salt Lake City. We start with our host Dan Nailen interviewing City Council member Kyle LaMalfa; SLUG Junior Editor Alexander Ortega speaks with Pamela Perlich about the demographics in the area; and SLUG writer Ben Trentelman speaks with Charlotte Fife-Jepperson about her newspaper The West View. Plus, new music from garage rock band Color Animal and post-punk act Night Sweats. Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp will be back in the studio soon to talk Thai food, and we’d like to find out what your favorite spots are to talk about on the show. Call our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324 and tell us your thoughts. You may get played on the show!

Host: Dan Nailen
Executive Producer: Angela H. Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Ricky Vigil, Esther Meroño, Alexander Ortega, Dan Nailen
Theme Song by Birthquake
Theme Producer: Jesse Ellis
Art Design & Logo: Thy Doan
Technical Designer: Kate Colgan

Interviewers: Dan Nailen, Alexander Ortega, Ben Trentelman
Music This Episode: Palace Of Buddies, Color Animal, OK Ikumi, Night Sweats, Filtered By The Spiral

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Episode #344 – Pillars

Episode #344 – Pillars

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Episode #343 – Martian Textilez

Episode #343 – Martian Textilez

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Episode #342 – PETR Chubak

Episode #342 – PETR Chubak

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Episode #341 – World’s Worst

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