Olympics Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/tribtalk Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trib Talk: Fee for homeowners with solar panels? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58224100-71/fee-com-sltrib-solar.html.csp Opponents are lining up against a proposed fee on homes with solar panels, saying the fee would punish supporters of renewable energy. Rocky Mountain Power maintains net-metered customers aren’t paying their fair share of fixed costs. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., RMP spokesman Dave Eskelsen, Salt Lake City sustainability manager Tyler Poulson and Tribune reporter Brian Maffly join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk more about the fee and how it would affect consumers.  You can watch this online video c... Opponents are lining up against a proposed fee on homes with solar panels, saying the fee would punish supporters of renewable energy. Rocky Mountain Power maintains net-metered customers aren’t paying their fair share of fixed costs. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., RMP spokesman Dave Eskelsen, Salt Lake City sustainability manager Tyler Poulson and Tribune reporter Brian Maffly join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk more about the fee and how it would affect consumers.  You can watch this online video c... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58224100@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:56:27 MDT Trib Talk: ‘Hercules,’ ‘Lucy’ open and lots of music at venues near you http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58223923-71/tribtalk-hercules-lucy-lots.html.csp On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune entertainment reporters and pop culture geeks will discuss opening films “Hercules” and “Lucy,” the bevy of country musical offerings all weekend and Red Butte Garden’s triple header early in the week. Also up for discussion, violence in television and upcoming TV programming. Join the conversation by submitting questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+, or in the comment section below this story. You can also send texts to 801-609-80... On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune entertainment reporters and pop culture geeks will discuss opening films “Hercules” and “Lucy,” the bevy of country musical offerings all weekend and Red Butte Garden’s triple header early in the week. Also up for discussion, violence in television and upcoming TV programming. Join the conversation by submitting questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+, or in the comment section below this story. You can also send texts to 801-609-80... 58223923@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:33:26 MDT Behind the Headlines: Gay rights, SLC mayor's race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58216218-71/sltrib-com-sands-tar.html.csp Sen. Orrin Hatch wants a religious exemption to President Obama’s executive order extending LGBT workplace protections to federal contractors. Gov. Gary Herbert chimes in on the border crisis. Activists protesting against tar sands development in Uintah County are arrested. And the 2015 race for Salt Lake City mayor is on. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Matt Canham and Christopher Smart, as well as editorial writer George Pyle, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to process the week’s top headl... Sen. Orrin Hatch wants a religious exemption to President Obama’s executive order extending LGBT workplace protections to federal contractors. Gov. Gary Herbert chimes in on the border crisis. Activists protesting against tar sands development in Uintah County are arrested. And the 2015 race for Salt Lake City mayor is on. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Matt Canham and Christopher Smart, as well as editorial writer George Pyle, join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to process the week’s top headl... 58216218@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:59:02 MDT Utah Lit: “Stars Go Blue” http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58211864-71/tribtalk-lit-utah-blue.html.csp Ben and Renny Cross spent decades together living the ranching life and raising a family on the Colorado rangeland. But the murder of their daughter and an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis tear them apart, leading them to live on opposite ends of “Hell’s Bottom” ranch and to plan very different versions of the future. So begins Laura Pritchett’s novel, “Stars Go Blue.” On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune reporters Ellen Fagg Weist, Kathy Stephenson and Jennifer Napier-Pearce discuss life and deat... Ben and Renny Cross spent decades together living the ranching life and raising a family on the Colorado rangeland. But the murder of their daughter and an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis tear them apart, leading them to live on opposite ends of “Hell’s Bottom” ranch and to plan very different versions of the future. So begins Laura Pritchett’s novel, “Stars Go Blue.” On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune reporters Ellen Fagg Weist, Kathy Stephenson and Jennifer Napier-Pearce discuss life and deat... 58211864@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:02:30 MDT Trib Talk: NASA honors astronomer Patrick Wiggins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58207616-71/tribtalk-wiggins-astronomer-com.html.csp Patrick Wiggins loves the night sky. After 26 years at the Hansen Planetarium and the past 12 years as a volunteer Solar System Ambassador, Wiggins will receive NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, the same award given to astronomer Carl Sagan, sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein and ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Wiggins and Tribune astronomy reporter Sheena McFarland join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Wiggins’ honor, his continuing fascination with the... Patrick Wiggins loves the night sky. After 26 years at the Hansen Planetarium and the past 12 years as a volunteer Solar System Ambassador, Wiggins will receive NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, the same award given to astronomer Carl Sagan, sci-fi writer Robert Heinlein and ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry. On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Wiggins and Tribune astronomy reporter Sheena McFarland join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about Wiggins’ honor, his continuing fascination with the... 58207616@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:46:30 MDT Trib Talk: Chatting with new NEA leader Lily Eskelsen García http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58174635-71/tribtalk-eskelsen-com-garcía.html.csp Come September, a former Utah elementary school teacher will lead the nation’s largest teacher’s union. Lily Eskelsen García has been elected president of the National Education Association, vowing to push back on standardized tests and the privatization of public schools. On Monday at 12:30 p.m., Eskelsen García joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about high-stakes testing, class sizes, immigration and other lessons she learned in Utah classrooms. You can watch this online video chat at sltri... Come September, a former Utah elementary school teacher will lead the nation’s largest teacher’s union. Lily Eskelsen García has been elected president of the National Education Association, vowing to push back on standardized tests and the privatization of public schools. On Monday at 12:30 p.m., Eskelsen García joins Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about high-stakes testing, class sizes, immigration and other lessons she learned in Utah classrooms. You can watch this online video chat at sltri... 58174635@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:19:49 MDT