RadioACTive: August 25, 2020

  • August 25, 2020
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New Community Co-Host explores maternal instincts and activism, from Summoned to the Mayor's Office, immigration to the environment, Islamaphobia to civic engagement, parenting and gender.

Do motherhood and activism go hand in hand? That was the question explored on tonight’s Roundtable Tuesday edition of RadioACTive with Community Co-Hosts Tamrika Khvtisiashvili and Risshan Leak. They passed the mic to a slate of mothers to share their unique perspectives on the subject, including:

  • SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall, whose activism turned into organizing after the birth of her first child amidst one of Utah's infamous inversion seasons.

  • Ty Bellamy, founder of Black Lives for Humanity Movement and chairwoman of Summoned, formerly the Utah chapter of Wall of Moms. 

  • Mama Dragons Neca Allgood and Jen Blair, current board chair of the group. From 2016-17, Allgood served as president of the group, which actively promotes healthy, loving, and supportive environments for mothers of LGBTQIA children.

  • Sue Robbins, a transgender activist and Community Co-Host of the Everyday People edition of RadioACTive. Listen for her Monday nights at 6 on RadioACTive. Past chair of the Utah Pride Center (2017-18), Sue currently serves as a member of the center’s Transgender Advisory Council.

  • Ma Black, a Latina and activist on immigration, Black Lives Matter and more. Black was a RadioACTive Community Co-Host before moving on to spin her own playlists on Night Estéreo, Saturday nights at 10:30 on KRCL.

  • Activists Luna and Mishka Banuri, mother and daughter, respectively.

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:

  • Community Co-Hosts: Tamrika Khvtisiashvili and Risshan Leak
  • Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Associate Producer: Billy Palmer