RadioACTive 02.02.22

  • February 2, 2022
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#ThePeoplesBusiness spotlights alarming bills affecting freedom of the press and parental education rights with the Utah Society of Professional Journalists and the Utah Education Association. The Multi, a short film created by a majority deaf cast and crew and showing this week at Slamdance. Plus, bald eagles are easy to spot this month and Eccles Wildlife Education Center in Farmington wants you to swoop in, too.

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

REMINDER: February is Free Fare Month. All month long, UTA is free across its entire service area — all UTA bus and rail services, including Ski Bus, paratransit service, the Park City-SLC Connect, and UTA On-Demand. Click here for more details. Be sure to tag us on your ride!

Billy Fenimore, manager of Eccles Wildlife Education Center, 1157 S. Waterfowl Way, Farmington, talked about DWR viewing events and other places where you can see bald eagles in Utah in February. The raptors fly to Utah in the winter to find food and escape colder conditions farther north. By the time February arrives, hundreds of eagles are typically in the state. If you can’t make it to one of the following events, there are plenty of places where you can see eagles on your own, as well. And, you can pick up a free, collectible Bald Eagle Month pin at the events or any of the regional DWR offices (while supplies last).

  • All month long at Eccles Wildlife Education Center, which is open Tuesday–Saturday,  9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. To plan your visit, click here. The nature trails may be used during daylight hours any day of the week and on holidays.

  • Feb. 5: Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Southern Utah, 8a-12p at Rush Lake Ranch, 9600 N. Minersville Highway (State Route 130). The ranch is located about 12 miles north of Cedar City. While the event is free, participants are encouraged to register in advance on Eventbrite. 

  • Feb. 5: Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Fountain Green, 9a-3p at the Fountain Green State Fish Hatchery at 700 N. Big Springs Road, Fountain Green. At the hatchery, you will be directed to an eagle-viewing location approximately 1 mile from the hatchery. DWR staff and volunteers will be near a large tree where up to 50 bald eagles have been seen in past years. While the event is free, participants are encouraged to register in advance on Eventbrite. 

  • Feb. 19: Bald Eagle Viewing Day - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, 9a-12p at the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge headquarters at 19001 E. Wildlife Refuge Road in Randlett, Uintah County. As with the other events, DWR biologists will be available to answer questions and to help participants spot golden and bald eagles on the refuge. Spotting scopes and binoculars will be available for use, but you should bring your own if you have them. Bathroom facilities will be open at the refuge during the event. While the event is free, participants are encouraged to register in advance on Eventbrite. 

#ThePeoplesBusiness, a legislative update, featuring the following folks and nonprofits:

Slamdance Film Festival with KRCL's Morgan Keller, who spoke with Natasha Ofili about her short film The Multi. Based on her own experiences with mental health and challenges faced by women of color, the film is a powerful, raw look at the life of an isolated Black Deaf woman who has constructed a world of order to keep a childhood trauma buried deep in her psyche, but an unexpected turn of events forces her to confront demons from her past. The majority of the cast and crew were Deaf and Hard of Hearing working side by side with a hearing crew.

  • Slamdance runs through February 6th. For just $10, you get on-demand access to more than 100 films —- features, short films and episodic, live filmmaker Q&As, special guests, panels and more.

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 and Community Co-Host Nick Burns.