RadioACTive 10.27.21

  • October 27, 2021
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Gender and nature with Prof. Kilo Zamora and HawkWatch International's Nikki Wayment. Hometown Disney on Ice Skater Allison Merges adds to the RadioACTive playlist. Svetlana one Russian rib music and other childhood memories as she makes her way to the Orem Public Library for a gig next month.

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

Prof. Kilo Zamora, a gender scholar at the University of Utah was back to continue crowd sourcing material for his class on gender and nature. Tonight's guest: Nikki Wayment of HawkWatch International, the mission of which is to conserve our environment through education, long-term monitoring, and scientific research on raptors as indicators of ecosystem health.

  • Oct. 28: Sounding the Alarm: How Migration Data Alerted to Declines in Golden Eagle with Dr. Steve Slater. "Learn from Dr. Steve Slater, our Conservation Science Director, on how we discovered this decline and what projects we have undertaken to be a part of the solution. All-Access Pass holders will be automatically registered for the event. Visit to purchase yours. And remember, the tax-deductible portion of each ticket will be matched, $1 for $1 up to $50,000 by the JAKA Foundation. Your support will help us keep counting!

  • Nov. 3: 35 Years and Counting, HawkWatching from Home, 6:00 p.m. online. "ONE WEEK FROM TODAY at 6:00 PM MDT is our virtual gala HawkWatching from Home. You’ll see all you’ve made possible for raptors—and people—over the last 35 years, from conserving species to building the next generation of biologists. And, you’ll hear about the future of raptor research, education, and conservation, and how together, we can conserve raptors and our shared environment." Click here to purchase your tickets.

A graduate of Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Allison Merges is headed back to town for a run as Cinderella in Disney On Ice Nov. 4-7 at Vivint Arena. RadioACtive spoke with her about the most difficult move in her ice routine (hint: nobody puts baby in a corner, especially on ice!), her favorite food stops in SLC, and three songs on her workout playlist.

In advance of her FREE show in Orem next month, Svetlana shared stories of movies and jazz from Russia (including "rib  music") to NYC. She's an acclaimed chart-topping vocalist, composer, bandleader, educator, and a Manhattan School of Music MA and Columbia Ph.D. graduate. 

  • Nov. 3: Svetlana and the New York Collective, 7:00 p.m. at the Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem. Event by Orem Public Library: "Russian-by-birth but American-by-music, acclaimed vocalist, composer, arranger, and band-leader Svetlana will be visiting the Orem Public Library with her band, the New York Collective, for a swinging, popping night of New York jazz." No registration required for this FREE event. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes before the program.

Extended Play with Svetlana: Use the media player below to hear a longer conversation between Lara Jones and Svetlana.

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.