Recycle Utah’s appeal for this year is to “do it all”.  Conserve water, recycle more and stop idling. The center has just come off of the biggest holiday recycling effort ever.  Carolyn Murray has more on their monthly update with KPCW.

There’s an epidemic of opiate abuse and overdose in Utah and Park City School District, along with Valley Behavioral Health are inviting parents, students and the general community to come to the Lunch and Learn on Wednesday to hear about ways to combat this problem.  Carolyn Murray has more:

This Green Earth - January 17, 2017

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  This Green Earth has focused on a widely used class of pesticides called neonicotinoids before on This Green Earth, in context of their impacts on honeybees as well as native pollinators.  But today, John and Nell spoke with Cynthia Palmer, Director of Pesticide Science and Regulation at the American Bird Conservancy, about the heavy impact of these chemicals on birds.  

Kimball Art Center

A new exhibit at the Kimball Art Center celebrates the independent spirit of Sundance.  Thirty-three artists represent the thirty-three years of the film festival.   And a popular writer, director and producer helped put the show together. KPCW's Renai Bodley explains:  

Local News Hour - January 17, 2017

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On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks  to Summit County manager Tom Fisher about the agenda for Wednesday's county council meeting. In studio. Kathy Day of Valley Behavioral Health and Lisa May Brand Supervisor with R&R Partners have details about the Park City school district’s second  Lunch and Learn tomorrow from noon to one. The topic is how community mobilization can create sustainable social change to address the alarming opioid overdose rate in Utah. In studio.

John Wells and Christie Dilloway’s guests include Elizabeth Hareza and Aaron English who perform Live in studio.  Then the topic turns to The Sundance Film festival, including a concert lineup during Sundance.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Sundance Transit Manager Brian Cambria. Erik Esquivel is the new Latino Community Outreach Specialist for the Park City School District. He talks about projects he's working on. Tom Kelly with the US Ski and Snowboard Association has the weekly team update and Snyderville Basin Recreation Director Brian Hanton is in with his monthly update.

Two snowboarders are lucky to be alive after setting off an avalanche Wednesday afternoon. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Community Development Director Pat Putt with an update of this month's "What's That with Pat? Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and Utah Open Lands Executive Director Wendy Fisher talk about last night's council meeting and the Bonanza Flats purchase and Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock talk about the newest exhibit at the Kimball.: Thirty-Three: Celebrating 33 Years of the Independent Spirit & Sundance Film Festival.

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Starship Avalon is  making its way to a new colony far, far away. With over 5,000 crew and passengers - all asleep for the next century - what could possible go wrong? Here's Barbara Bret with this week's Friday Film Review.

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