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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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KUER will be at the KUED Kids Reading Marathon Kick-Off Party on Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library. It's a free celebration of reading! Pick up a Reading Log, choose a book to take home, enjoy hands-on activities, and take a picture in the special Sesame Street 50th Anniversary photo booth. You can also meet Daniel Tiger and other PBS KIDS characters!

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On Saturday, November 2 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Pioneer Theater Company (directly following their matinee performance of "The Lifespan of a Fact") join KUER for a rountable discussion about what constitutes a fact in the news today. KUER news director Andrew Becker, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Bethany Rodgers, and Fox 13 reporter Ben Winslow will make-up a panel moderated by KUER managing editor Elaine Clark.

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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.

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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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Join RadioWest on Wednesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m., for a special panel celebrating the life of author Ellen Meloy, and her newly released collection of radio essays from 1994-1998, Seasons: Desert Sketches. The event is free and will take place at Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City 84102. You can find more details on the Facebook event page.

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On Wednesday, May 15, we’re screening Union Pacific at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. It’s part of RadioWest's Through the Lens series, our partnership with Utah Film Center. Film historian James D'Arc will join RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio for a post-film discussion. This is a free event.

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Ever wondered what a glacier sounds like when it collapses into the ocean? Join RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio for a live, immersive audio experience that will take you inside the world's — and even universe's — most mysterious sounds at Envelop SLC, Utah's new home for deep listening.

Tickets to this event are sold out. 

*This is a 21+ event.

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On Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m., the RadioWest original short documentary DARK SKIES will screen at the Faultline Film Awards — a culminating celebration of the Faultline Film Festival's winning entries. The Faultline Fest is a local film competition for local filmmakers and for films about Utah’s incredible outdoors and wilderness.

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On Wednesday, November 13, we’re screening Chained For Life 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 Aaron Schimberg will be there for a post-film Q&A with RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

"Building on the promise of his hallucinogenic debut Go Down Death, filmmaker Aaron Schimberg delivers another brilliantly oddball, acerbically funny foray into gonzo surrealism.

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KUER Sustainers: join us on Thursday, November 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Clark Planetarium as we celebrate...you!

Win raffle prizes, make science crafts, and watch shows in Clark Planetarium's Hansen Dome and 5-story IMAX theater at the KUER semi-annual Sustainer Party.

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On Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m., the RadioWest film, Survivor, will be presented as part of the Salt Lake City Library's monthly 12 Minutes Max series. Survivor introduces us to Margaret Dalglish ... a bad-a pioneer woman.

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Tanzina Vega is bringing The Takeaway to Salt Lake City for a live show on Thursday, June 6.

She'll be leading a discussion about the abduction and murder of indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people in the Mountain West and across the country. The conversation will touch on the role that law enforcement plays, the need for better data and what communities and local government are doing to end the cycle of violence. Confirmed guests include journalist Graham Lee Brewer, Representative Angela Romero, and PANDOS board member Jennifer Boyce. Join the audience as Tanzina and her guests talk about the crisis and look for solutions to the cycle of violence. 

Get individual tickets now via eventbrite.

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On Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. — noon, KUER staff are heading north for a Mug Stop at Grounds for Coffee on 25th in Ogden's historic district. For a $10 donation, you will receive one of our collectible Mug Stop mugs, and a free cup of coffee from Grounds for Coffee to test it out!

Swing by that morning on your way to the neighboring Ogden Arts Festival, and chat with our team about your favorite KUER stories. Or, give us a high-five and take it on the go.

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Join KUED and KUER on Monday, February 11 at 7 p.m., for a free screening and discussion surrounding "Coal's Deadly Dust," at the Salt Lake City Library. FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners, and the failure to respond. This joint investigation reveals the biggest disease clusters ever documented, and how the industry and the government failed to protect miners.

KUER — in conjunction with the Utah Broadcasters Association — will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, March 6th, from 9 a.m. — 1 p.m. in the University of Utah Student Union Ballroom. Meet with representatives from TV and radio stations throughout Utah and discuss open positions in the broadcast industry including sales, engineering, on-air, clerical, traffic, promotions, internships and more.

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