Ali Vallarta | KUER 90.1

Ali Vallarta

Manager of Events & Community Engagement

Ali joins the KUER team with over a decade experience in independent media, film festivals, and collaborations with blue-chip brands. As a multilingual and multi-national, Ali is passionate about seeing the stories at the heart of our communities unearthed for the screen, stage, and airwaves. She has crossed a variety of landscapes in support of independent storytelling, and her move to the Wasatch Front was no exception. When she’s not cooking-up opportunities for KUER, Ali can be found riding her horse, or gamely defending her home state of Florida.

Ways to Connect

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IRC / IRC

Your donation to KUER will go twice as far when you choose to support the International Rescue Committee — Salt Lake City (IRC) as your thank-you gift during KUER’s Fall Fund Drive through October 4, 2019.

The Salt Lake City branch of the IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their future.

45 Days Invite: Erin Mendenhall
KUER / KUER

The Salt Lake City Mayoral race is down to two candidates, and KUER political reporter Nicole Nixon is sitting down with each of them. Join us for two candid conversations, on two separate evenings.

Nicole Nixon in Conversation with councilwoman Erin Mendenhall on Monday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at Church & State.

This is a live recording. Seating is limited, register here.

45 Days Invite: Luz Escamilla
KUER / KUER

The Salt Lake City Mayoral race is down to two candidates, and KUER political reporter Nicole Nixon is sitting down with each of them. Join us for two candid conversations, on two separate evenings.

Nicole Nixon in Conversation with Sen. Luz Escamilla on Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. at Church & State.

This is a live recording. Seating is limited, register here. This is an all ages event, but beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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HBO / KUER

On Wednesday, August 21, we’re screening MOONLIGHT SONATA: Deafness in Three Movements at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Irene Taylor Brodsky will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

This is a free event. There will be an ASL translator for the Q&A, and the film will be shown with closed captions.

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KUER / KUER

On Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. — 11 a.m., join KUER staff and reporters at Amour Cafe in Salt Lake City for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Fall Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Fall Fund Drive (happening September 28 — October 5, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from Amour Cafe to test it out!

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KUER / KUER

On Friday, September 27 from 8 a.m. — 10 a.m., join KUER staff and reporters at The Coffee Shop in Riverton for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Fall Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Fall Fund Drive (happening September 28 — October 5, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from The Coffee Shop to test it out!

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KUER / KUER

On Wednesday, October 2 from 8 a.m. — 10 a.m., join KUER staff and reporters at Red Moose Coffee in Salt Lake City for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Fall Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Fall Fund Drive (happening September 28 — October 5, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from Red Moose to test it out!

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SLC Punk! / KUER

 

On Wednesday, September 11, we’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the cult-classic SLC Punk! with a free screening at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director James Merendino will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Revisit the cult classic that portrayed Salt Lake’s counterculture scene before anyone – outside Utah – knew it existed.

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KUER / KUER

On Saturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. — 11 a.m., join KUER staff and reporters at 3 Cups Coffee in Holladay for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Fall Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Fall Fund Drive (happening September 28 — October 5, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from 3 Cups Coffee to test it out!

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Art in Kayenta / Art in Kayenta

On Saturday, October 12, KUER will be at Art in Kayenta — a free community arts festival in Ivins. Come by, give us a high-five, pick-up some KUER stickers, and chat with our team!

Geoffrey Canada
United Way of SLC

Join KUER's RadioWest and the United Way of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at the S.J. Quinney Law School for the first installment in our Equality is Not Enough: Building Equitable Communities Speakers Series. RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio will interview author and education advocate Geoffrey Canada.

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT.

Wesley Morris
United Way of SLC

 

Join KUER's RadioWest and the United Way of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. at the S.J. Quinney Law School for the second installment in our Equality is Not Enough: Building Equitable Communities Speakers Series. RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio will interview the film and culture critic-at-large for The New York Times, 1619 Project contributor, and Still Processing podcast host Wesley Morris.

Ticket: $15

Purchase tickets here.

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KUER / KUER

  On Sunday, October 13 from 9 a.m. — 11 a.m., KUER staff are heading down south for a Mug Stop at Affogato West in St. George. For a $10 donation, you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from Affogato West to test it out!

Enjoy Affogato West's cool digs and chat with our staff about KUER's expansion in the southwest corner of our state. Or, give us a high-five and take it on the go.

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Kate Aitchison / Bluff Arts Festival

KUER will be participating in three days of the Bluff Arts Festival, from October 17 - 20. Bring your lawn chair and hear a radio essay from the late Ellen Meloy at the Riverside Storytelling Festival; see the RadioWest film DARK SKIES at the Bluff Film Festival; or stop by our booth at the artisan market for a high-five and to meet reporter Kate Groetzinger who is running our southeast Utah bureau.

Brittany Packnett
United Way of SLC

Join KUER's RadioWest and the United Way of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at the S.J. Quinney Law School for the third installment in our Equality is Not Enough: Building Equitable Communities Speakers Series. RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio will interview activist, author, and Pod Save The People co-host Brittany Packnett.

Ticket: $15

Purchase tickets here.

The Front Invite
The Front

KUER will be at The Front Summer Solstice Party on Wednesday, June 19 from 5 - 10 p.m. — stop by and say hello! This event is free for members of The Front, and guests can join with a day pass purchase. We will be tabling, Joshy Soul will be performing, there will be food from Rumsy's, local brews, yard games, and local artisans.

I Want My MTV Still
KUER

On Wednesday, June 19, we’re screening I Want My MTV at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Co-director Tyler Measom will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest's host Doug Fabrizio. This is a free event.

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Invite
WWDTM / WWDTM

Now in its 22nd season, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning comedy news quiz show. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, writers, listener contestants, and celebrity guests through a rollicking review of the week’s news.

Wait Wait is heading to Salt Lake City for TWO special appearances celebrating the show's 1000th original performance since their debut in 1998.

Join us on October 24 or 25, 2019, at the Eccles Theater!

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The Infiltrators still / The Infiltrators still

On Wednesday, April 17, we’re screening The Infiltrators at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, our partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Alex Rivera will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest's host Doug Fabrizio. This is a free event.

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KidsEat Utah / KidsEat Utah

Your donation to KUER will go twice as far when you choose to support KidsEat Utah as your thank-you gift during KUER’s Spring Fund Drive, March 30 - April 5, 2019.

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KUER / KUER

On Friday, March 22 from 1:30 — 3 p.m., KUER's Nate Hegyi will join fellow reporters from the Mountain West News Bureau (of which KUER is a member) to tell Big Stories of the Modern West live on-stage during this free event at Storyfort in Boise, Idaho. More details can be found on the Facebook event page.

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KUER / KUER

On Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. — 11 a.m., join KUER staff and reporters at the 3 Cups Coffee in Holladay for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Spring Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Spring Fund Drive (happening March 30 — April 6, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from 3 Cups to test it out!

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KUER / KUER

On Tuesday, April 2 from 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m., join KUER staff and reporters at La Barba Coffee in Draper for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Spring Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Spring Fund Drive (happening March 30 — April 6, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from La Barba to test it out!

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KUER / KUER

On Thursday, April 4 from 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m., join KUER staff and reporters at the Red Moose Coffee Company in Salt Lake City for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Spring Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Spring Fund Drive (happening March 30 — April 6, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from Red Moose Coffee to test it out! 

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KUER / KUER

On Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. — noon, join KUER staff and reporters at the The Bean Yard Coffee House in Sandy for a cup of coffee or tea in celebration of our Spring Fund Drive.

For a $10 donation to our Spring Fund Drive (happening March 30 — April 6, 2019), you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from The Bean Yard to test it out!

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Cracked Up / Cracked Up

On Wednesday, October 30, we’re screening Cracked Up at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of our Through the Lens series, a partnership with Utah Film Center. Director Michelle Esrick will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond performed brilliantly on live TV, but behind the scenes he struggled with debilitating flashbacks, self injury, alcohol and drugs and once was taken out of SNL in a straight jacket. In Cracked Up we witness the impact that childhood trauma can have over a lifetime through his incredible story.

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KUER / KUER

On Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. — 11 a.m., KUER staff are heading down south for a Mug Stop at the Xetava Gardens Cafe in Ivins. For a $10 donation, you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from Xetava to test it out!

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KUER / KUER

On Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. — 11 a.m., KUER staff are heading down south for a Mug Stop at the River Rock Roasting Company in La Verkin. For a $10 donation, you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee or tea from River Rock to test it out!

RYE
RYE / RYE

Head to RYE Diner & Drinks for breakfast or lunch on Wednesday, April 24th for Give Back Wednesday! For each entree purchased $1 will go directly to KUER. Grab some friends, get a delicious bite to eat and leave knowing you have supported your public radio station.

Next Door Strangers Still
KUER / KUER

On Tuesday, February 26 at noon MST, and again at 6 p.m. MST, the online discussion group Living Room Conversations will host a live, virtual discussion based on the "Tribalism 101" episode of KUER's podcast Next Door Strangers. Next Door Strangers host Andrea Smardon will lead the conversation, during which participants can tune in — and chime in — via their home computers.

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