Episode 56 Tribe Rejects and the Homelessness culture in Utah

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Occasionally we need to ground ourselves and talk on a bit more serious level. We haven’t done that really since the election season.

For episode 56  Aaron Bryant sat down with us for a chat about his past, Salt Lake City’s homeless community and his own personal experiences with that “tribe,” and his new job with Inspiro Recovery. Aaron has taken a job as the clinical director for the upcoming recovery center, Inspiro Recovery, which will be opening in mid-July.

Inspiro Recovery is taking a different approach than other recovery/rehab centers in Utah by focusing on peer recovery services. We think that it will be a great addition to our state which is reported to have one of the highest rates of opioid addiction among other addictions.

 

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We have talked a lot about the homeless epidemic in Utah over the last few months because of the rapid increase. Aaron was able to give us a very unique perspective on addiction and Utah’s homeless situation. He shared with us his own story of addiction and recovery. From the lowest low to now carrying two master’s degrees. Aaron is in long term recovery and is the author of the memoir, Synchronous Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, which illustrates his journey in recovery, and his passion to support individuals in making positive life transformations. His book is still available!

 

If you know someone that is in need or you yourself are in need of the services of Inspiro Recovery, please reach out to 888-I-GOT-HOPE.

 

Events This week!
Thyme and Place Concrete Container workshop on the 24th
Utah Arts Festival starts Today through the 25th
Big Shiny Robot Nerd Swap on the 25th
Nick Passey at Urban Lounge on the 25th

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Utah’s One Thing: New Utah Host, Bre

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

The New Utah Podcast celebrated our 1 year anniversary recently. In Episode 52 ,we each thought we should do our “one thing” someone visiting Utah should do before leaving!

Bre had a hard time coming up with her one thing. After a little poking and prodding, she came up with the perfect one thing! While someone is visiting Utah, Bre said they must make it to a Real Salt Lake game! This is perfect because Bre and Chris spend their soccer season cheering and supporting Utah’s own MLS team, win or lose.

So if you believe, just stand up on your feet… we’re here for RSL!

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Utah’s One Thing: Melinda Meservy of Thyme and Place

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Of course we get a lot of the same answers on the one thing that people should do in Utah before leaving, because yes, we are known for Temple Square, our National Parks, and the mountains. When Melinda of Thyme and Place joined us for our year end episode 52, she brought to the table that someone visiting Utah needs to try some High West Whiskey! We couldn’t agree more. If you get a chance head up to the distillery, but if not you can get it at most, if not all, local restaurants and bars that serve alcohol! She did also throw in there to head south as well, but we know that is a given!

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Utah’s One Thing: Alan Scott of WaterPocket Distillery

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Episode 51 Alan Scott, of the brand new and shiny Waterpocket Distillery, told us that the one thing that people should do when visiting Utah is to head to Capitol Reef to his business name sake, the Waterpocket Fold.  He described it as a “miracle at your finger tips,” and “world class landscape.” And if you are short on time Alan did suggest heading up Little Cottonwood Canyon!

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Episode 55. On the Day that I Died.

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Sometimes it’s nice to get out of the studio and go record off-site! This week we joined producer, Hraefn Wulfson. Director Chuck Waagen, and actor Dutch Van Der Laan at McGrew Studios to talk about their upcoming film, On the Day that I Died.

On the Day that I Died is a passion project for Director Chuck Waagen. They have been working on filming for the past year and a half. Their budget is minimal (on purpose) and they are utilizing the mad skills of set designer, Hraefn Wulfson and Jen Mcgrew, and of course, the beauty of Utah. Without giving too much away, On the Day that I Died “follows a desperate man who, as a result his own selfish impulsive action (suicide) finds himself in a foreign and surreal world which he doesn’t understand; challenging him to make sense of this strange realm, inhabited by even stranger people, and come to terms with the reason he decided to end his life in the first place.

And who doesn’t love a life size armadillo? We are excited to see this movie come to fruition and if you would like to donate, or be part of the film, please reach out to us and we can get you in contact with the crew!

McGrew Studios is know for its paranormal activity and Hraefn took us on a tour of the studios after the show and we may have a lot to talk about next week!!

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Oh, and it’s Fathers day!

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Episode 54: And now, for a little Chocolate and Dating with Stephen Hatch

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Once upon a time there was a boy who picked up a lost tradition of hand-dipping chocolates from his hard working grandmother. . .

Episode 54 we were graced with the awesome presence of Hatch Family Chocolates owner, Stephen Hatch! A Utah food institution, and not located anywhere else in the valley but in the Avenues, they continue to offer some of the best and most original hand- dipped chocolates in Utah, even after 14 years of business! Hatch Family Chocolates goal of bringing a community together through memories and chocolate is a unique and special one and it is working! Hatch Family Chocolates will be starting up their annual outdoor movie series on June 16th. Check their Facebook and Instagram pages for up to date information and new treats! Especially their ice cream bars! **They do NOT ship in the summer**

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Stephen is a co-host on the Your Cre8tivity podcast with Dylan bringing tons of the creative Utah community together to show they each have a story and a place in Utah. Oh, and Stephen is also looking for a date. So if you want to read his list of 40, we can connect you!

Events this week include the start up on the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer park! Visit some of our awesome friends like Olio Beard and Skin Co. Artist Kat Martin, and RubySnap each Saturday!

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Utah’s One Thing: Tami Steggell of RubySnap

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At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

Episode 50 we had the extraordinary Tami Steggell, the owner and cookie architect, at RubySnap. Of course the one thing you should do when visiting Utah is to visit her shop and have some cookies! However, Tami said her one thing is to head to Emigration Canyon.  We guess that can be second best to her cookies!

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