RadioActive: December 7, 2017

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Human Rights at Home and Abroad, National Monuments and Lawsuits, Adventure Not War Redux

Hosted by Lara Jones and Erika George, tonight's show featured:

  • Update on human rights at home and abroad with Erike George, Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. 

    • George is fresh off a trip to Paris and Geneva where she presented her latest work multinational corporations and their human rights responsibilities. George co-authored a chapter on "Treaty Talks and the Terms of a New  Accountability Accord" in the new book “Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights" (Cambridge University Press). Her next work, "Incorporating Rights: Corporate Social Responsibility, Conscious Communities and Transnational Order," is under contract with Oxford University Press.

    • Professor George teaches Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law, and Civil Procedure. In 2008 she was awarded the College of Law’s Early Career Award. She is also an Editor for the blog globaljusticeblog.com.

  • Davey Davis called in from the Verizon Protest for Net Neutrality - Salt Lake City that he organized this evening. What's net neutrality all about? Davis recommended battleforthenet.com for details.

  • Linda Newell and Elizabeth Love from the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah stopped by to talk about Sunday's nationwide vigil to #EndGunViolence, as well as concealed-carry reciprocity legislation passed this week by the U.S. House.

    • Sunday, Dec. 10: There will be a candlelight vigil from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church (1710 Foothill Drive, SLC, UT 84108) to mark the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and honor all people —half-a-million hurt or killed since Sandy Hook — who have been victims of gun violence in our state and nation. The public is welcome to attend. The vigil is hosted by the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, an affiliate of States United to Prevent Gun Violence. Other participating organizations include: Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network, Moms Demand Action, and Bulletproof Kids.

  • Gavin Noyes, Executive Director at Utah Diné Bikéyah. He’ll have the latest on legal action over Pres. Trump’s reductions of Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

  • Military veterans Stacy Bare and Garrett Eaton return to talk about the role of nature in treating depression and PTSD. 

    • KRCL will co-present a free screening of Bare’s documentary, Adventure Not War, tomorrow night at Access Salt Lake, 175 W. 200 S., SLC. After the 30-minute film, Lara Jones wil moderate a Q&A with Bare.

    • Stacy Bare, an Iraq War veteran, now runs Sierra Club Outdoors and founded the nonprofit initiative Adventure Not War.

    • Garrett Eaton, an Afghan war vet, is an oilman and river guide based in Vernal, Utah. Return from Desolation, a documentary about his journey, debuts in January.