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RadioActive: Free Speech

April 26, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

RadioActive host Nick Burns talks with several groups about their work related to free speech in this April 26, 2015, edition of the program.

 

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Socially engaged art with Wendy Wischer, Assistant Professor Sculpture Intermedia, University of Utah, and student Sabrina Stein. As the capstone project in Wischer’s Art, Action and the Environment class—and coinciding with the 45th anniversary of Earth Day— students went “begging” for a cleaner, safer environment last week. Check out the online resources created by the students, including a map of all parks in  Salt Lake City: ecoart.art.utah.edu/

Marina Lowe, ALCU Utah, Legislative and Policy Counsel, talks about the wins and losses during the 2015 legislative session. Topics include justice reform, LGBT anti-discrimination bills, breastfeeding rights, medical marijuana, and the return of the firing squad.

The arrival of Speakers Corner in SLC, with founders and dancers Amy Freitas and Tawnya London. The group’s first event will be held May 16 at Jitterbug Cafe. Event info: https://speakerscornerslc.wix.com/fest

 

RadioActive producer: Lara Jones

RadioActive: April 19, 2015

April 20, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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Host Nick Burns talks with two Utah women whose work benefits humanitarian causes in Africa: Karen Mathot of Lifting Liberia and Cathy Tshilombo-Lakemba of Mama Africa.

 

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Karen Mathot is back in Liberia this month to work with children, families, and communities to come up with best solutions for local Ebola orphans.

Mama Africa will present the Tribute to the Women of Africa Award & Fashion Show Saturday, May 9, at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park Hotel. All proceeds will go to support victims of rape and war in the Congo.

 

 

RadioActive: Stories

April 12, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

Host Nick Burns talks with two storytellers in the latest edition of RadioActive.

 

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Segment 1: Children Tell It Like It Is

Melissa Gemmill, a grad student at Westminster College, has been working with kids in South Salt Lake to help them tell grownups what they’d like to see in their city. As part of her research, Gemmill worked with Promise South Salt Lake to help kids express what they’d like to see in their own community through the recording of digital stories.

As she wrote in a draft of her dissertation: “Civic opportunities vary within different communities, but those opportunities become few and far between when it come to children. Children have become a disempowered population in terms of civic engagement because they lack a sense of agency, critical consciousness, and civic engagement opportunities.” Check out Gemmill’s digital story work here.

 

Segment 2: Grown-ups Tell It Like They Remember

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Giuliana Serena with excerpts from The Bee‘s most recent night of stories. Held at The Leo, the theme was “Attachment”:

  • Ash breaks up with her fiance but still travels with him and his family to his brother’s wedding in California the next day
  • Davey plans a grand romantic gesture with an old flame he finds out has moved on—after he’s bought the plane ticket
  • Nan has never held a bowling ball, and it doesn’t go so well for her date’s foot or car

Created with her sister, Francesca Rosa, Serena has made The Bee a place where grownups get together for a night of lovingly competitive storytelling. The only rules: it must be true and you’ve got to tell your story in 5 minutes, no notes!

The next Bee is Thursday night, April 16, at the Urban Lounge. Anyone is welcome to put their name in the hat, with 10 lucky folks invited to the stage to tell their story. This month’s theme is “Dirt: True Stories of Scandal and Soil.” What have you buried deep down? What do you wish you could wash your hands of? Have a burning secret you’re ready to share? How is the biology in your backyard? Are you gardening, getting down, digging, and filthying your fingernails? What is your relationship with the musty, dusty earth? Do tell. Write to The Bee SLC to put your name in the hat.” And get your tickets here. KRCL is a community partner of The Bee.

 

 

 

RadioActive: Clean Air, Community Organizer in Chief, Punk Rock Farmer

April 5, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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In a special one-hour, LIVE edition of RadioActive, host Nick Burns talked clean air with Ted Wilson of UCAIR, a visit from the Community Organizer in Chief with SLC Mayor Ralph Becker, and urban farming with Aldine, KRCL’s own Punk Rock Farmer, Felecia Maxfield-Barrett of Wasatch Community Gardens, and Carly Gillespie of BUG Farms.

 

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Thank you for your support!

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Punk Rock Farmer t-shirts available when you invest in your community radio station during Radiothon!

RadioActive: Growth Patterns

March 29, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

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What will Utah look like in 2050? More suburbs or more downtown high-rise apartments? More cars? More trains? Cleaner air?

Host Nick Burns talks with Robert Grow, president of Envision Utah, which will issue its Your Utah Your Future survey this week. Find out what will be in it and why.

Plus, producer Lara Jones talks about development that is reshaping Salt Lake City at the street level right now. Guests: Micah Peters of Clearwater Homes, which has two projects near Pioneer Park, and Isaac Riddle of SLCityNews.com, a new website focusing exclusively on urban development and trends.

If you’re looking for the housing initiative mentioned by Peters, visit slc5000doors.com.

 

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RadioActive: Mountain Accord, American Settler Colonialism

March 23, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones

RadioActive for Sunday, March 22, 2015:

 

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Host Nick Burns gets a read on the status of the Mountain Accord with Jeff McCarthy, director of the Environmental Humanities graduate program at the University of Utah; Carl Fisher, executive director, Save Our Canyons; and Robin Hutcheson, Transportation Director, Salt Lake City

Plus, producer Lara Jones talks with Walter Hixson, distinguished professor at University of Akron, about American Settler Colonialism. He’ll be in town this week as a guest of the Peace Advocacy  Coalition to lecture at at area universities and colleges and the downtown Salt Lake City Library:

Repeating Vietnam in the Middle East: Ethnocentric U.S. Catastrophes

Wednesday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.
Salt Lake Community College, Redwood Campus Academic and Administration Building (AAB) 135
4600 S Redwood Rd, SLC, UT

American Settler Colonialism: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Foreign Policy

Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 p.m.
Westminster College, Gore Auditorium
1840 South 1300 East, SLC, UT

Repeating Vietnam in the Middle East: Ethnocentric U.S. Catastrophes

Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Main Library, Meeting Room A
210 E 400 S, SLC, UT

American Settler-Colonialism: The Historical Roots of Contemporary Foreign Policy

Thursday, March 26, noon
Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah, Orson Spencer Hall Room 255
260 S Central Campus Drive, SLC, UT

Zionist Settler-Colonialism in Palestine

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Public Library Meeting Room A
210 E 400 S, SLC, UT

Zionist Settler-Colonialism in Palestine

Friday, March 27, 11:00 a.m.
Utah Valley University, Library (LI) 120
800 University Parkway, Orem, UT

 

Radioactive: Women in Leadership, Politics

March 10, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones RadioActive_336x280-190x190

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Host Nick Burns talks about women in leadership and politics with:

KUED Channel 7 filmmaker Nancy Green, whose work includes “Makers: Voices of Utah Women” and “Martha Hughes Cannon: Physician – Plural wife – Politician.” The film screens Friday night at SLCC in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Utah.

Jenn Gonnelly, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Utah, who has been sharing her perspective on the 2015 legislative session with KRCL this year.

Former Salt Lake City Council member Jill Remington-Love. who was just named SLC’s Director of Community & Economic Development by Mayor Ralph Becker.

Lara Jones talks with Dr. Susan Madsen, who runs the Utah Women & Leadership Project at Utah Valley University.

 

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RadioActive: Power of Play

March 2, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones RadioActive_336x280-190x190
Coach Desi, Playworks Utah, plays state tag with kids at Sandy Elementary.

Coach Desi, Playworks Utah, plays state tag with kids at Sandy Elementary.

Host Nick Burns talks with guests about the power of play to create schools that thrive. By empowering kids to play every day and engage with their peers through play, Playworks has created an average of 43% DECREASE in bullying in affiliated schools across the nation. In Utah, they work with 18 schools. Playworks Utah will host its annual Race to Reduce Bullying 5K and Fun Run Saturday, March 7, at Wheeler Farm.

Guests:

  • Coach Desi Arends, Playworks Coach at Sandy Elementary
  • Principal Sandra Dahl-Houlihan, Sandy Elementary
  • Chris Conard, Playworks Utah

 

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Producer: Lara Jones

RadioActive: The Great Public Lands Gamble Rally

February 22, 2015 in RadioActive by Lara Jones RadioActive_336x280

RadioActive host Nick Burns talks with players in the Great Public Lands Gamble Rally, which is set for 4:30 p. m. March 2 in the rotunda of the Utah Capitol building. The stated goal of the rally is “to unite all those who oppose the takeover of Utah’s public land to show the State Legislature how they do not have the public’s support on the Transfer of Public Lands Act.”

 

Guests:

 

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Host: Nick Burns
Producer: Lara Jones