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Community Co-Host Nick Burns and Lara Jones dip into unions with two Starbucks employees organizing in Cottonwood Heights, Utah Prison Education Project seeks first paid Director of Prison Education this spring. Walk out at West High in support of transgender students. Plus, debating the future of the Great Salt Lake with SL Tribune reporter Saige Miller and high school policy debates from West High and Rowland Hall.
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Erin Castro, outgoing director of the University of Utah Prison Education Project, which is hiring its first-ever paid Director of Prison Education this spring. UPEP is also moving into the Office of Undergraduate Studies to join a robust portfolio of community engagement initiatives, including the STEM Community Alliance (STEMCAP) and INSPIRE program. Together, these three programs will comprise UPEP’s efforts to engage with incarcerated adults and youth-in-custody throughout the state.
Organizing Starbucks with local organizers Jacob Lawson and Brittany Glazier. They both work at the Cottonwood Heights store, where they’re leading a union push. To learn more about the push to organize the chain nationwide, follow @SBWorkersUnited and @CMRJB.
Student organizer Sadie Nelson-Stippich reported in on the walk out she helped organize earlier today at West High. Students were showing their support for their transgender peers affected by a ban enacted by lawmakers in the final hours of the legislative session last month.
Debating solutions for the Great Salt Lake, featuring:
The panel is part of RadioACTive’s commitment to The Great Salt Lake Collaborative: A Solutions Journalism Initiative where our collective aim is to partner across news, education and media organizations to inform you about the Great Salt Lake.
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.