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Contact with Mary Dickson

Contact with Mary Dickson airs weeknights at 9:55 p.m. on KUED. The long-running community service series features interviews with non-profit and arts organizations. Filmed in the KUED studio, the interviews provide an important outlet for more than 300 non-profit groups each year to reach a broader community audience with information about their services and upcoming events.

Utah’s Festival of Trees began 46 years ago, inspired by a group of women along the Wasatch Front. Last year, the Festival raised $2.3 million for Primary Children’s Hospital. Here to tell us more about this year’s event is Elaina Gillespie.

The Women of the World will host their 6th Annual Celebration of Refugee Women Success. Here to tell us more is Founder and Executive Director Samira Harnish

Based in New York, Shen Yun Performing Arts is the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music company. In April they will perform at the new Eccles Theatre in Salt Lake City. Here to tell us more is Nina Jarvis.

Each year the Crossroads Urban Center collects food and winter clothing for to assist Utahns with low incomes, those with disabilities and other financial needs. Here to tell us more is Executive Director Glenn Bailey.

Excellence in the Community presents Utah’s best musicians and dancers bringing people together and enhancing communities. In November they present Persian Songs of Love and Hope. Here to tell us more is singer and musician Monika Jalili.

Weller Book Works has teamed up with KUED to organize a book club called “Read and Watch.” Here to tell us what’s coming up is new book buyer, Catherine Weller.

Sumi Nungwa will be hosting a Benefit Gala, Auction & Sale for Hopi and Navajo Elders. Here to tell us more about it is cofounder Cheryl Marzec.

The Metropolitan Opera National Council is holding auditions in Utah. These auditions are open to the public. Gunter Radinger is here to tell us more.

The University of Utah Department of Theatre’s new production “Arcadia” is a vibrant play that moves through the centuries. Here to tell us more about it is Director Sarah Shippobotham

The Inn Between is Utah’s first hospice house for the homeless. They will be hosting a Casino Night Fundraiser. Executive Director Kim Correa is here to tell us more about the event.

Plan B Theatre Company presents “One Big Union” a play about folk hero and labor activist Joe Hill. Here to tell us more is the playwright, Debora Threedy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Utah will be hosting a free symposium for those living with epilepsy as well as those who care for them. Here to tell us more is Executive Director Margo Thurman.

The “Take a Stand” campaign is pressing the presidential candidates to lay out their plans to update Social Security. Here to tell us more about the campaign is Alan Ormsby.

The Adopt-a-Native-Elder Program is hosting its 27th Annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale. Here to tell us more is Program Coordinator Andrea Berman.

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