Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet-Day Is April 30

  • April 29, 2024
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Listen to find out how you can help reduce the number of cats and dogs in rescue shelters. Author Nikki Walker on mental health epiphanies. And, as Utah's new bathroom bill goes into effect Wednesday, Loud and Clear student Maggie Brunner reports on the impact on LGBTQ+ kids in our community.

Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Author Nikki Walker talks about the epiphany she had about her mental health—an experience she shares in a chapter she contributed to a new book, Awareness Put Me On: Leading By Choice, Thriving By Design. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

  • May 1: Awareness Put Me On: an author event with Nikki Walker, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Golden Braid Books, 151 S. 500 E., SLC. "The theme of Nikki Walker’s chapter, 'Stronger Than Pride,' revolves around resilience, self-awareness, and the transformative power of confronting and embracing one's emotions, particularly in the context of mental health challenges. The chapter emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and addressing personal struggles, seeking help and support, and finding strength in vulnerability. It also touches on the societal stigma surrounding mental health issues, highlighting the need for increased awareness and accessibility to mental health care, especially for underserved communities like Black women. This is a free community event and all are welcome."

Loud & Clear student Maggie Brunner has been following the implementation of Utah's bathroom bill, HB257 Sex-based Designations for Privacy, Anti-bullying, and Women's Opportunities. She talked to community members and her peers to find out how they feel about HB257 going into effect on Wednesday.

  • READ: ACLU FAQ on HB257: What People Need to Know About Utah's New Bathroom Law

  • SURVEY: ACLU invites Utahns to participate in its survey assessing the implementation of HB 257, commonly known as the “bathroom law.” This law passed during the 2024 Utah session and goes into effect on May 1, 2024. Your insights will help the ACLU understand how this law impacts students and schools across Utah. To take the survey, click here.

Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet-Day is Tuesday, April 30. Animal advocate Temma Martin, a spokesperson for Shelter Animals Count, stops in to talk about what it means to adopt a shelter pet, how to get ready, and why it's important to adopt vs. buy from a breeder. Plus, she has a big announcement to make during the show.

  • Looking for Alfredo? He's at Angel Paws Veterinary Services, Utah’s only veterinary clinic that focuses on providing medical care to homeless pets being cared for by shelters and nonprofit rescue groups. He's staying the night at Temma's and will be available for adoption in the morning at Angel Paws.

Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of  Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments or suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: