RadioACTive 03.28.23

  • March 28, 2023
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Project Rainbow's Dallas Rivas and Logan Hill on Transgender Day of Visibility. The power of 243 with Tyler Bastian, principal of the farm-based Roots Charter High School. Black Bold and Brilliant, Project Homeless Connect, and Meet the DJ Taylor Van Roekel, host of Night Light, KRCL's new jazz show.

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

Black Bold & Brilliant SLC with Risshan, Russell Roots and Aja Washington.

  • April 6: BLACK, BOLD, & BRILLIANT: Spring Series, featuring a Q&A by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team with subjects from the film The Sacrifice Zone. If you travel down a one-mile stretch of Doremus Avenue in Newark, NJ, you pass a natural gas plant next to a sewage treatment facility next to an animal fat rendering plant next to a series of ominous-looking chemical storage containers behind acres of fencing. Airplanes pass overhead every two minutes, their engines rattling windows, while a putrid smell wafts from the open pools at the sewage treatment plant. This stretch is known as Chemical Corridor, and it’s located just down the road from schools and apartment buildings. It borders the Ironbound neighborhood, where Portuguese, Brazilian, Central American and African American residents are separated from toxic substances by little more than a railroad track.

    The Ironbound district of Newark, New Jersey, is one of the most toxic neighborhoods in the country. Maria Lopez-Nuñez, a Honduran-American resident there, is waging a war for environmental justice. She is part of the Ironbound Community Corporation, one of the most effective environmental justice organizations in the country. The Sacrifice Zone follows Maria as she leads a group of environmental justice fighters determined to break the cycle of poor communities of color serving as dumping grounds for our consumer society.

    Black, Bold & Brilliant is proudly presented by Utah Film Center with support from KRCL.

  • April 7-May 7: The Sacrifice Zone virtual screening with Utah Film Center.

Project Rainbow’s Dallas Rivas & Logan Hill on Friday's Transgender Day of Visibility and events in our community.

  • March 31: 14th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) Rally and March. "Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates the resilience and success of transgender and gender-nonconforming people and raises awareness of transgender rights. It's very important for trans and non-binary youth to have support and to be seen. All ages."
    5:00 PM - Rally at the Utah State Capitol
    5:30 PM - March to City Creek Park
    5:45 PM to 7 PM - Speakers and Youth Open Mic
    Followed by an amazing and fun-filled 21+ event at @milk.slc

Tyler Bastian, principal of the farm-based Roots Charter High School. His 2-4-3 program, which represents the number of letters in the words I Love You, gave staff and students a code to help each other and decrease self-harm at the school.

Voices from Project Homeless Connect, the one-day event where people experiencing homelessness cab ne connected to hundreds of services, such as food, clothing, employment and legal support, housing info, and more. RadioACTive's Lara Jones spoke with Rachel Santizo, Princess Kennedy, Ricky & Evangeline, Joshua Lucero and Gorgeous Jared Gomez. To learn more, visit the following links:

  • Get Help. If you are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness, Project Homeless Connect can put you in touch with social and government organizations that can help you

  • Volunteer. Learn more about volunteer roles and start planning for 2024. 

Meet the DJ Taylor Van Roekel, host of Night Light, KRCL’s new jazz show. KRCL is able to bring you a wide variety of music because of the passion and expertise of more than 40 on-air DJs and hosts, including Taylor. This KRCL host moved to Utah from Montana a year ago and found KRCL as a way to connect in a new town. Listen to find out how Steely Dan got him into jazz, his day job, a past with the cello, and where you'll find him on the weekends. 

  • Every Wednesday, 1-3AM: Night Light with DJ Taylor VanRoekel, featuring jazz from the old New Orleans sound to modern adventures in free improvisation. Salt Lake's source for jazz and the jazz-adjacent. Click here to listen on-demand to the last 2 weeks of Night Light. Better yet, download KRCL's mobile app and listen when you want, where you want!

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: