RadioACTive: January 21, 2020

  • January 21, 2020
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Live music from First Daze, VOA Utah with an urgent call for volunteers, BD2020 on history of Utah suffragists, launch of Magna Community Coalition, Allegory with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co.

Tonight's lineup:

Live, homegrown music from First Daze. Band members: Taylor Lines, Gui Pelaez and Benjamin Thornton.

Tori Duhaime of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, which presents Allegory Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 S., SLC. Includes a re-envisioned version of The Live Creature & Ethereal Things with guest artist Tito Vilas and bilingual programming as a way to be more inclusive to the local Spanish speaking community. Also new this year are magical storybook style projections by Nicolas Ridruejo that will immerse the audience deeper into this extraordinary world. 

Urgent call for volunteers to serve meals at new Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center (SLC) or the Center for Women & Children (Murray). Volunteers of America, Utah's Alexis Brown-Brotherton, volunteer engagement director, explained the need, while volunteer Julie Warr talked about the different ways volunteers can get involved. Click here to volunteer.

  • Jan. 31: RadioACTive live broadcast for the 2nd anniversary of Maud's Cafe, 422 W. 900 S., SLC. Doors at 5:00 p.m., with live broadcast from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The cafe is a job training program for VOA-UT's Youth Resource Center, explained VOA's Savannah Young. She said Super Taqueria food truck will also be making an appearance, providing food for purchase, with free samples of Maud's Caffe Ibis coffee and Streusel SLC pastry.
    • Maud’s Café offers an employment training program for the youth from Volunteers of America, Utah’s Homeless Youth Resource Center, Young Men’s and Women’s Transition Homes. Patrons of Maud’s support the Wasatch Front economy by purchasing quality, locally-produced goods, while giving homeless youth the opportunity to contribute to our community, as they stabilize their lives and work toward self-sufficiency.

Katherine Kitterman, historical director of Better Days 2020, which along with the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts kicked off a year-long suffrage celebration with "Utah Women Working for the Vote and Beyond." The art exhibition on the 4th floor of the Utah Capitol Building features 50 illustrations of Utah suffragists and advocates, including KRCL's own Ellen "Mama: Selu.

  • Feb. 12: Celebrate 150 Years of Women Voting @ Utah State Capitol. One hundred and fifty years ago, on February 12, 1870, the Utah Territorial Legislature passed a women’s suffrage bill that allowed female citizens to vote under the same laws as the men. Join Better Days 2020, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, and Utah Cultural Alliance at the Utah State Capitol to commemorate and celebrate this important anniversary and the Utah HERitage of women who continued to fight for representation and improve their communities. Click here for the schedule of activities. To volunteer, click here.
  • Feb. 14: Utah Women "First to Vote" Remembrance Walk, 11:45a-2:00p City Creek Park, 110 N. State St., SLC.  Join Better Days 2020, Preservation Utah, Voterise, the Utah Cultural Alliance, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Utah YWCA to walk in memory of a Utah woman who inspires you to lead. You are invited to wear purple, white, or yellow (suffrage colors), with pins and ribbons provided for you to wear the name of the woman you’re honoring. Click here to register and claim free tickets.

    • The walk will start from City Creek Park at 12:15 p.m., head north on State Street for a short speech and exhibit viewing at Council Hall, then end at Memorial House in Memory Grove Park. Following the walk at 1:00 p.m., enjoy food, music, activities, and a collaborative art project at Memorial House (375 N. Canyon Road). Meet at City Creek Park to check in from 11:45-12:15 (175 N. State St., corner of State St. & 2nd Ave.).

Debut of the Magna Community Coalition with SL County Youth Services Kellen Schalter and Chandler Parkinson, who coordinates the Me Time Empowerment and Education Group at Matheson Jr. High.  The new coalition will be tackling youth substance use prevention in the coming months.

Dr. Shalini Sharma, oral historian and trustee of the Remember Bhopal Museum, which commemorates the victims of an industrial disaster that killed thousands of people in 1984. #MeetUp at the Marmalade Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, to hear Dr. Sharma talk about her work on environmental justice, heritage and urbanism.


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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
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Amy Dominguez
  • Volunteer: Risshan Leak
  • Audio Engineer: Sullivan Phetchanpheng