Rising journalists once again took over RadioACTive for #VoicesAmplified, a collaboration between Salt Lake Community College, Amplify Utah and KRCL. Tonight, SLCC Prof. Jodie Jones on navigating difficult conversations in the age of polarization. BYU's Black Student Union, which is going viral on social media with its Black Menaces videos. SLCC Spring Social Pow Wow with AISL's Rocklyn Merrick. Plus, #PopCultureNuggets.
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Rising journalists once again took over RadioACTive for Voices Amplified, a collaboration between Salt Lake Community College, Amplify Utah and KRCL. Diversity, stories that matter, the things you care about — amplified. Listen to them every Monday night at 6 p.m. through SLCC’s spring semester at SLCC.
Host Ariel Widerberg spoke with Jodie Jones, Associate Professor in SLCC’s Department of Communications, about ways to navigate difficult conversations in the age of polarization. Jones is a board member of Utah’s Council on Conflict Resolution, as well as a court-approved mediator for the state of Utah.
CHECK OUT: Association for Conflict Resolution
Members of the Black Student Union at BYU are going viral as The Black Menaces. #Voices Amplified spoke with members Kylee Shepherd, Nathanael Byrd and Rachel Weaver, who are broadening the debate about race, gender, and other issues through viral videos on TikTok and Instagram.
READ: Battling Tik Tok Comments, Racism and the Church: BYU Students Want Change, Katherine Fung, Newsweek (April 5, 2022)
Pow wow season is back in Utah after a two-year pandemic pause. Rocklyn Merrick, SLCC Powwow coordinator, joined the program to share about the up-and-coming SLCC Spring Social Powwow. Diné (Navajo), Oglala Lakota and Omaha, Merrick shared the significance of Powwow gatherings. She wanted Natives and non-Natives to know that ALL people are welcomed at this gathering.
April 16: SLCC Spring Social Powwow, 12:00-10L00 p.m. at Bruin Arena on the SLCC Redwood Campus, 4700 S. Redwood Rd., SLC.
#PopCultureNuggets, a segment where the show’s team talks about what they’re watching, listening to, or activities coming up that they’re excited about.
Celebrity comeback: Against the backdrop of the Oscar slap, Lead Producer Jonny Tollestrup shared his thoughts about the recent Grammy win for the stand-up comic Louis C.K. This achievement comes after being ousted from entertainment after he admitted to sexual misconduct with multiple female comics. He was on top of the stand-up industry before being ousted in late 2017. Tollestrup wondered whether Louis can and should reach those same heights again.
Binge worthy: Host Ariel Widerberg shared the new TV series she’s looking forward to checking out: Under the Banner of Heaven. Based on the book, Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, the F/X series will stream exclusively on Hulu, starting April 28. It chronicles the true-crime events within the FLDS sect in Utah, which led to a double-murder in 1984.
Tonight’s RadioActive was a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, Salt Lake Community College and Amplify Utah. Tonight's team included:
Lead Producer: Jonny Tollestrup
Assoc. Producer: Amelia Cremer
Host: Ariel Widerburg of SLCC The Globe/Amplify Utah
Booker: Sean Stetson
Digital Producer: Valene Peratrovich
Adviser: Marcie Young Cancio, assistant professor at SLCC and Amplify Utah executive director
Editor: Lara Jones, RadioACTive executive producer
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.