All Along the Wasatch

All Along the Wasatch is a weekly Public Affairs Program hosted and produced by long-time Salt Lake City radio personality Mike Parsons. All Along the Wasatch is a program dedicated to raising awareness for non-profit organizations, local charities, humanitarian groups, and anybody willing to improve our quality of life in Utah. All Along the Wasatch can be heard on KRSP and KSFI weekly on Sunday mornings at 5 am. AATW is also rebroadcast on Sunday nights on KRSP at 11:00 and is available as a podcast.
More Than A Flag   (25:39) December 02, 2022
A 2021 survey reported Utahns value the history of our current flag, which features our state’s seal, but a majority of respondents didn’t feel like the banner represented them. Few Utahns can draw our current flag. And as Sen. McCay suggests, few Utahns currently display our flag. The idea of creating a new flag isn’t […]
The FMK Foundation   (23:47) November 25, 2022
The FMK Foundation was founded by Jennifer and Jon Kikel in memory of their deceased parents Frank J. Kikel and Marlene S. Kikel. Both Frank and Marlene set an example to their kids to dream big and become entrepreneurs. They encountered life’s lemons along the way through the loss of their parents at such a […]
Intermountain Therapy Animals   (23:08) November 18, 2022
Mike chats with Kathy Klotz and Karen Burns, co-executive directors. Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) is a non-profit organization founded in Salt Lake City in 1993. ITA alone has over 300 therapy teams who visit over 100 facilities spending time with individuals who are in need and going through some of the most difficult experiences of […]
Utah Community Action   (25:26) November 11, 2022
Mike chats with Janell Cerva, Chief Impact & Strategy Officer and Stacy Weight, Chief Administrative Officer about the organization and their Holiday plans. Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is one of the largest nonprofit agencies dedicated to fighting poverty and its root causes in Utah. Today, they serve over 60,000 people annually through six […]
Friends of Great Salt Lake   (28:12) November 04, 2022
Mike chats with Katie Newburn, Education & Outreach Director and Holly Simonsen, Membership & Programs Director. The mission of FRIENDS is to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake ecosystem and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the Lake through education, research, advocacy and the arts. The long-term vision of FRIENDS is to achieve […]
Usana Kids Eat   (26:19) October 28, 2022
Mike chats with Director Michelle Benedict and Operations Manager Stephen Cook. The USANA Kids Eat program provides the framework to combat hunger, remove meal uncertainty, and challenge the community to join our cause. By creating powerful partnerships within the community, together, we can provide a stable source of food, helping kids reach their fullest potential.  […]
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah   (25:48) October 21, 2022
Mike chats with President and CEO Nancy Winemiller-Basinger and CDO Brandi Jolley. BBBSU’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Their vision is that all youth achieve their full potential. Every child has the innate ability to achieve great success. With our mission and vision, […]
American Cancer Society   (23:01) October 14, 2022
Mike chats with American Cancer Society Utah Senior Development Manager Amy Guiliano and Joelle Fierro with the Utah Department of Health & Human Services. At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading […]
Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS)   (26:09) October 09, 2022
Mike chats with foster volunteers Di Lewis and Tiffany Henline. CAWS is a no-kill, volunteer, and foster-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is working with the community to help animals. As Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, our ongoing rescue, foster, education, and adoption programs help animals whose time is up at shelters, those who are […]
Envision Utah   (26:29) September 30, 2022
Mike chats with CEO Ari Bruening and Vice President of Communications Jason Brown. From air quality to education, and from agriculture to transportation, Envision Utah is a nonprofit that brings business, government, and community leaders together to ensure we’re all taking a holistic, balanced approach to the future. Envision Utah also brings the discussion to […]
The Other Side Academy   (27:54) September 23, 2022
Mike chats with Executive Director Dave Durocher. The Other Side Academy is based on the methodology developed over the last 40 years known as the Therapeutic Community Model. Rather than hire professional therapeutic staff, we have hired ex-convicts and ex-addicts who graduated from therapeutic communities to train our students, manage the facility and help run […]
4th Street Clinic   (25:56) September 16, 2022
Mike chats with CEO, Janida Emerson and Development Director, Laurel Ingham. Fourth Street Clinic helps individuals experiencing homelessness improve their health and quality of life by providing high-quality integrated health care. For many homeless Utahns, Fourth Street Clinic is their first and only chance at a diagnosis and ongoing treatment. By increasing homeless Utahns access […]
Remembering 9/11   (25:24) September 09, 2022
Mike chats with Sonia Agron & Bill Romaka about their experiences on 9/11 and what their lives have been like since. Sonia was a former EMT on 9/11 but sprang into action after the attack. Her husband Joe was an NYPD officer and also responded to the emergency. They both worked on “the pile” after […]
Utah Veterans Alliance   (24:53) September 02, 2022
Mike chats with Tim Jenson, President and Corporal William Wiggins, Co-Founder and Outreach Specialist. While there are several veterans’ charities that provide services for our veterans nationally and abroad, it is for our Utah heroes that the Utah Veterans Alliance was established. Their goal is to recognize and show appreciation to Utah’s military community through […]
Utah Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association   (20:59) August 26, 2022
Mike chats with Development Manager, Moriah Mason. Walks to end Alzheimer’s are coming up in Provo on 9/17 and Sandy 9/24. The Alzheimer’s Association of Utah is the premier source of information and support for Utahns living with dementia and their families and caregivers. Their statewide offices in St. George and Draper help them to […]
The INN Between   (24:36) August 19, 2022
Mike chats with Jillian Olmsted, Executive Director, & Kellie Mieremet Community Engagement Manager, The INN Between. The mission of The INN Between is to end the tragic history of vulnerable people dying on the streets of our community by providing a supportive and safe haven for people who have nowhere to go during a medical […]
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)   (26:17) August 12, 2022
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. Mike chats with Taryn Hiatt, Area Director for Utah and Nevada about the new national suicide prevention lifeline, the […]
Mike interviews Angela H. Brown, Executive Director of Craft Lake City.   (24:38) August 06, 2022
Elevating Utah’s creative culture through science, technology & art, Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival is 8/12-8/14 at The Utah State Fairpark. www.craftlakecity.com