Day 7, week 2 of the Utah Legislature. RadioACTive talks about reproductive health bills with Planned Parenthood's Karrie Galloway and Alyson Adams, whose recent loss of her child at 20 weeks shows what a blunt instrument Utah law can be. Sundance Film Festival news with Merata Mita Fellow Fox Maxy and Indigenous Programs Director Adam Piron. Eric P. Nelson reviews the latest Cosby documentary. Filmmakers behind short films Hallelujah, a traumedy, and The Panola Project.
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Karrie Galloway, CEO of Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, on the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, SCOTUS rulings that could repeal it and new bills circulating at the Utah Legislature.
Alyson Adams shared her family's story of finding out her first-born child had a rare genetic condition known as Thanatophoric Dysplasia Type 1 and would suffer horribly if carried to term. She said it was then she learned some disturbing truths about abortion laws in Utah. To read more about her story, click here for her blog.
Sundance Film Festival 2022 updates, featuring:
Adam Piron, Interim Director, Indigenous Program at Sundance Institute, and Fox Maxy, recipient of Sundance's 2022 Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous women-identified artists who are striving to direct a feature film. To follow Maxy over the next year of her fellowship, click here.
KRCL's Eric P. Nelson reviewed W. Kamau Bell's We Need to Talk About Cosby, which premiered at the festival this year. Jan. 26 @ 4:45 p.m. MST: Join NPR’s Eric Deggans and W. Kamau Bell, as they discuss the docuseries We Need to Talk About Cosby. Click here to RSVP.
Producer Duran Jones and filmmaker Victor Gabrial on HALLELUJAH, a traumedy about two brothers in Compton, California, who must decide if they are willing to take on the responsibility of becoming guardians to their annoying, bookworm nephew. Click here to watch on-demand during the festival. To follow Gabriel and Duran's journey to turn their short into a full-length feature, visit instagram.com/ablackboynamedhallelujah.
Filmmakers Rachael DeCruz and Jeremy S. Levine, whose film The Panola Project is at Sundance. THE PANOLA PROJECT highlights the heroic efforts of Dorothy Oliver to keep her small town of Panola, Alabama safe from COVID-19. Click here to watch on-demand during the festival.
Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Tonight's show was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.