The Daily Buzz: The harmful dust blowing from the shrinking Great Salt Lake

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As the Great Salt Lake continues to shrink, more of its dry lakebed is exposed to the elements. Reporter Leia Larsen explains to managing editor Grant Burningham why dust blowing from the uncovered lakebed is a worsening problem.

Also in this episode, reporter Tony Semerad discusses a win by historic preservations relating to Utah State Prison, and I highlight one of reporter Blake Apgar’s recent stories about an ordinance being considered by the Salt Lake City Council that would restrict protests outside of medical facilities.

Hear all of these stories in the Friday, May 13, episode of ‘The Daily Buzz’ podcast. You can listen to both today’s episode and past episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and SoundCloud.

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