RadioActive: 1/21/16

  • January 21, 2016
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Why does sexual assault cost Utah $4.8 billion annually? With that question, Community Organizer Billy Palmer made his debut as a Co-Host of KRCL's RadioActive tonight.

Rep. Angela Romero stopped by the show to talk about the bills she'll be running on the subject, including a request for $1.5 million for sexual assault prevention and education. Last year, Romero succesfully passed a concurrent resolution to recognize the first Wednesday in April as "Start by Believing Day" to support victims of sexual assault:


From the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Executive Director Alana Kindness and Training Coordinator Nubia Peña explained Costs of Sexual Violence in Utah, a new report from the Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program & the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault:


Chanta'l Lauryn of the Utah Chapter of UN Women spoke about Ending Violence Against Women: A look at refugee populations and resources here in Utah, a public event this Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, from 6-8pm at the YWCA, 322 E. Broadway Street, Salt Lake City. The event will feature different groups who work with and support refugee women in Utah, including Samira Harnish of Women of the World, who stopped by the program with Marie-Chantal Niwenshuti:

If you have an idea -- guest, topic, something new -- for RadioActive, send an email to Be sure to write "Billy Palmer" in the subject line if you want him to consider your idea.