RadioACTive: April 27, 2020

  • April 27, 2020
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#EverydayPeople's Sue Robbins talks about mutual aid with educator and activist Chelsie Acosta, Utah Pride Festival virtual and postponed. #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and a #SiberianMule with Diversion Eatery, Utah VITA with tax filing tips, the latest prompt from #ProjectapArt, and more!

Tonight’s lineup:

#QuarantineCocktails Ep16, featuring:

  • John Saltas of City Weekly, an alt-weekly whose entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups — in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events — which are the industries most affected now. 

  • Ryan Peterson of Diversion - A Social Eatery, 535 N. 300 W., SLC. Wishing his wife a happy birthday and toasting the Marmalade community for its support, Peterson mixed a #SiberianMule, featuring Five Wives Vodka and Honest John’s Aromatic Bitters.

    • Just about 6 months old, the establishment is offering takeout and curb-side pickup. To order, call (801) 657-7326 or use contact-less delivery apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats or Postmates. Free delivery within 2 miles. Click here for menu.

COVID-19 case count with Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist, Utah Department of Health. Visit for the latest information and resources on the pandemic in Utah.

Eric Nelson, KRCL Volunteer Coordinator, on our project to turn KRCL t-shirts into face masks. We have more t-shirts. Interested in helping? Send an email to

Greg McDonald of Utah VITA with tax filing tips. He’s working with different groups to improve Utah’s participation rate in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Historically, 1 of 4 eligible people for EITC are not collecting it – representing nearly $25 million left in Uncle Sam’s pocket, not yours.

  • If your household income is $56,000 or less you qualify to have your taxes prepared for free at a VITA site. Call 2-1-1 or (888) 826-9790 to schedule an appointment with Utah VITA.

  • New EITC hotline — (800) 568-9397 — hotline will be live Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Steph Shotorbani with an update on #ProjectapART, collective creativity during quarantine. Featuring the song “COVID Times,” by Jamieson Stuart.

Utah Pride Festival online and IRL with Festival Director Hillary McDaniel and Utah Pride Center Director of Community Engagement Liz Pitts.

  • June 5: Pride Spectacular Virtual Gala, 5:30-7:00 p.m. online. Kick off a full summer of Pride at the first-ever virtual Pride Spectacular Gala. Click here for tickets. All registration fees & donations are 100% tax deducible.

Educator and activist Chelsie Acosta, who has been involved in mutual aid programs for minority communities. While Acosta recently shuttered Comunidad, there are several other mutual aid groups and resources to consider supporting:

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, 90.9fm KRCL.

Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Community Co-Host: Sue Robbins, Everyday People
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Risshan Leak