RadioACTive 02.08.22

  • February 8, 2022
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Week 4, Day 22 of the Utah Legislature's General Session and the #RoundtableTuesday edition of RadioACTive with Community Co-Host Risshan Leak goes deep on no-knock warrants, death penalty repeal, prosecutorial discretion, and expungement with the League of Women Voters of Utah and SL County D.A. Sim Gill. Project Black Girl, now Raising Me, helps us shine a light on Kindred, a unique way for families to connect over past and current African-American history. And a preview of the next Black Bold and Brilliant with the Utah Black Artists Collective.

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

Stephanie Nguyen Draper and Bri Ray of Raising Me, formerly Project Black Girl, introduced us to Kindred, a unique way for families to connect over past and current African-American history. COMING SOON: The Raising Me podcast about transracial adoption, interracial families, and racial identity.

Chicago-based digital artist Tyrus Goshay whose Kickstarter for Kindred launched today. Kindred is a series of giant coloring posters created to do 3 things:

  1. To empower African-American families.

  2. To encourage families to spend meaningful time to unplug, learn, and connect with each other.

  3. To give kids an opportunity to learn about African-American history from the shoes and perspectives of the ones that changed our country for the better.

Jayrod P. Garrett and Wynter the Poet, founders of the Utah Black Artists Collective. It's a new group that presents African American creatives and their work throughout the state of Utah. Working on becoming an official nonprofit, UBLAC amplifies inclusivity in the arts throughout the state and mentors youth to develop their unique artistry. Both Garrett and Wynter will be part of the next edition of Black Bold and Brilliant.

  • Feb.  15: BLACK, BOLD, & BRILLIANT: HEARTS AND MINDS EDITION, 7:00 p.m. online. A collaboration of the Utah Film Center and KRCL RadioACTive: "A conversation about Black-centric films and media by diving into the legendary interview between James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni. In 1971, Baldwin, renowned author and intellectual, sat down with poet, writer, and activist, Nikki Giovanni, for a bold and breathtaking dialogue about race, love, and artistic inspiration. The BBB roundtable discussion will feature a collection of local writers and other literary figures to help us unpack this historic meeting of the minds." To reserve your free virtual seat, click here

Another round of #ThePeoplesBusiness, a recap of legislative action on Utah's Capitol Hill. Tonight's guests:

  • Deborah Case of the League of Women Voters of Utah, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Bills to watch: H.B. 124 -- Forcible Entry Warrant Modifications; H.B. 130 Substitute -- Driver License Test Amendments; and S.B. 53 Third Substitute -- Driver Speeding Amendments.

  • Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney. Bills to watch H.B. 147 -- Death Penalty Modifications; and H.B. 257 -- Public Prosecutor Modifications.

    • Feb. 10: Press conference as Utah’s Clean Slate law takes effect, 10:00 a.m. in the Old Supreme Court Room of the Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Event by Clean Slate Utah: “Many people across Utah have been waiting for this day, and we’d love for you to join us to celebrate! Governor Cox is holding a press conference with the courts to announce the beginning of automatic record clearance, as well as important information about total impact, how automatic clearance will work, and what records will be cleared when. Directly impacted people are at the center of our work, so Clean Slate Utah has also asked Amy Daeschel, from Utah Naloxone, to share her story. Please come support Amy, Clean Slate Utah, and show lawmakers how excited we are, how big our voice is, and how important this is to all Utahns!”

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 by Lara Jones and hosted by Risshan Leak.