RadioACTive: July 31, 2020

  • July 31, 2020
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Fresh, homegrown music from Utah's own Kate MacLeod, Punk Rock Farmer's #UrbanFarmReport with Localscapes for hot summer months, Melon Monologues for the kids, puncturevine bounty, #makeitpretty on the Weber River, PANDOS preps for Indigenous Day online music fest, Quarteto Nuevo preview.

Tonight's lineup:

Utah's own Kate MacLeod has a new single, The Secret Forest Lament, inspired by Charles Bowden's book The Secret Forest. The creation, recording, and release of this song was made possible through the financial support of Utah Humanities, Utah Arts and Museums, and those who support MacLeod's projects through

  • As mentioned by Kate and Lara, you could pick up books by Bowden at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 S. 200 E., SLC, which is in need of support during these uncertain times. Did you know Ken made one of the first donations to start up KRCL? Click here to check out the KSRB's online fundraiser, and check out new coverage from The Salt Lake Tribune or the Deseret News.

SkyWatcher Leo T with another celestial report, featuring some NASA news and the constellations of the Incas. Click here for his sources sharing many cultures, one sky.

Dave John of PANDOS — Peaceful Advocates for Native Dialogue & Organizing Support — reported back on the non-profit's online music fest/fundraiser to supply COVID-19 testing kits to the Navajo Nation. He also dropped details about a virtual music festival planned for Indigenous Peoples Day in October and a film festival in 2021. 

  • PANDOS is only about one-third of the way to its fundraising goal to keep supplying test kits to the Navajo Nation. Click here to do what you can. 

Make it Pretty Weber River cleanup begins tomorrow. Dawna Little Zukirmi of Destination Sports - Weber River Adventures and the Weber River Partnership shared ways the public can help clean up the Weber and possibly win prizes for their good deeds. She said it's all part of a larger 60-day event to do the same across 15 rivers and 11 states. 

Soren Simonsen of the Jordan River Commission, which is offering a $2/lb. bounty on puncturevine along the Jordan River. Groups must register in advance and work within 250 yards of the Jordan River. Click here to register, then happy hunting of this noxious weed that loves to eat bike tires and tender soles alike!

Cynthia Stringham of Melon Monologues, which now offers live Zoom calls for kids interested in learning more about growing a row. Venture At Home is a weekly 30-minute, interactive and free opportunity to connect children and families with the outdoors. Perfect for ages 3-10.

Music from Quarteto Nuevo, which will be at The Monarch in Ogden Aug. 4 for socially distanced performances of "Jazz Road Suite." Each movement will draw inspiration from one of the states on this tour schedule, including Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Click here to get your tickets now.   

  • For these shows they are doing two shows of 75 minutes each with no intermission so people can be socially distanced in the hall, and come in and out once. 

  • Plus the band will do several pop up shows around Ogden on August 5.

Aldine's #UrbanFarmReport, featuring true tales from the agrihood in the Beehive State. Tonight's special guest: Shaun Moser, Conservation Garden Park Manager at Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District

  • Interested in ripping your strip but don't know where to start? Start with JVWCD's Localscapes, a landscaping method that "creates five different use types in your landscape, ensuring there's enough variety to provide interest and value."
  • Ready to start saving water on your landscape or in your home? Create a Utah Water Savers account to view cash rebates and programs available in your area.

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: Aldine Strychnine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer