RadioACTive - 01.18.24

  • January 18, 2024
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Tune in and dive deep into Utah's Pasifika culture as RadioACTive Talanoa Way welcomes back its community host, Stephanie Mahina! We're talkin' story with Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou, CEO and Director, Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action, Lynn Katoa, Darlene McDonald, Director of 1Utah Project and Richard Leverett about updates on House Bill 261: Equal Opportunity Initiatives. Then we sit down with Utah Pacific Island Film Series as they share about their 2024 Sundance Film Festival events.

Malo 'Aupito for tuning into tonight's show as we feature the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

A warm and wintery "Welcome Back" to RadioACTive, The Talanoa Way's Stephanie Mahina of Talanoa studios as she returns from her worldly travels this Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. We missed Stephanie we extend a huge Mahalo to Kamaile Tripp-Harris of The Island Wave Podcast for sitting in during the holidays!

Community advocates Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou, CEO & Director  Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action and Lynn Katoa, local business owner, discuss what they observed in sitting in for the House Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 17 for HB 261 on DEI.
Then we had a panel discussion to break down the nuances of HB 261 DEI and how to move forward with community activists: 
Richard Leverett, Attorney and Lobbyist has worked in government affairs in multiple Midwest and Mountain West
states, promoting efforts to close the digital divide through investment in infrastructure and technology education.
Darlene McDonald, Director of 1Utah Project and bestselling author, technology professional and political-thought leader. 

  • QUOTE: "The most effective form of voter suppression has been convincing people that their vote doesn’t matter. If your vote didn’t matter — they wouldn’t spend so much time trying to take it away."
    - Darlene McDonald

  • FOLLOW House Bill 261 Equal Opportunity Initiatives
Utah Pacific Island Film Series presents Voyaging in Film, an evening celebrating Pasifika Film and Filmmakers during the 2024 Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2024 from 6pm to 9pm.
  • SCREENINGLea Tupu’anga / Mother Tongue / New Zealand (Director: Vea Mafile’o, Screenwriter: Luciane Buchanan, Producers: Alex Lovell, Eldon Booth) in the Sundance INTERNATIONAL FICTION SHORT FILMS catagory. About a young speech therapist disconnected from her Tongan heritage lies about her Tongan language skills to get a job. Out of her depth, she must find a way to communicate or risk her patient’s life. 
  • EVENT: Voyaging in Film will feature a special screening of Lea Tupu’anga / Mother Tongue making its world debut at this year’s festival. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, Luciane Buchanan and Vea Mafile’o, moderated by Ailani J, and a closing panel discussion on the present and future of Pasifika Film with panelists Keoni TeTawa Bowthorpe, Angela Laprete, and Charlie Prescott. We encourage working and aspiring Pacific Islander filmmakers alike to join us for this special evening. We’ll be sharing more about our special guests and panelists leading up to our event so stay tuned!
     We’re also pleased to have our music provided by DJ Malfunktion. This is a 21+ event. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required for entry. Additional questions or concerns contact

Rallies & Resources:

Code Blue Info: If you or some you know is seeking shelter or resources please call 801-990-9999 or visit any of the following Homeless Resource Centers: 

  • Weigand Resource Center - 437 W 200 S 
  • Gail Miller Resource Center - 242 W. Paramount Ave. 
  • Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center - 131 E 700 S
  • Pamela Atkinson Men's Resource Center - 3380 S 1000 W 
  • Families with children can visit the Midvale Family Resource Center at 529 W 9th Ave. or call 801-569-1201. 
  • Youths ages 15-22 can visit the Youth Resource Center at 888 S 400 W. 

Transportation is available to and from Resource Centers and Code Blue shelters.  

Be sure to check out PIK2AR’s Food Resource List

January 27, 2024 - Check out this collaboration of influential Polynesian arts conservators and celebrate Senior Night with the next torch bearers of culture. Join Malialole for a Polynesian Cultural Arts Collaborative.

January 31, 2024 - “The Mask You Live In” film screening and panel. This film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. There will be a panel of men from our community willing to be vulnerable and further discuss the issues addressed in the film

February 5, 2024 at UVU’s the Noorda: Small Island Big Song - a multi-platform project uniting the seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans through songs–a contemporary and relevant musical statement from a region at the frontline of the Climate Crisis. This performance is suitable for ages.

April 20, 2024 at 12:00 pm - Kava Talks Heels to Heal St. George

May 18, 2024 Ministry Health Fair 8:00am - 2:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church at 1090 South State Street SLC

The Utah Warriors Major League Rugby Season Calendar is up for 2024! March 3 to June 29, with the home opener against Chicago, March 16. Check out the full schedule and get your season tickets at

Talanoa Playlist:

  • Uisa Ta Koe Fakapo - Konecs x Diamond Langi x Jay Black 
  • Every Night - Maoli
  • Lou Fatai - Fejoint

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

  • Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Community Host: Stephanie Mahina
  • Production Assistant, Host: Valene MC