RadioACTive: March 2, 2020

  • March 2, 2020
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Indy film and literature for children, featuring Newberry Honor Author of Scary Stories for Young Foxes, Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Kids, Anbessa filmmaker. #ThePeoplesBusiness with the League of Women Voters and Action Utah. SL County DA Sim Gill on new Victim Support Services Division. Poetry Happens with Utah Poet Natasha Saje.

Tonight's lineup:

State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah Department of Health, with the latest on coronavirus in the Beehive State. Earlier today, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a state task force to coordinate the state’s public health response, including the launch of a new website,

  • If you're worried about whether you may have #COVID19, please call your health care provider of the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 established by the Utah Department of Health.

  • If you are a health care provider evaluating a patient for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection, please contact the Utah Department of Health immediately at 888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

  • Infogram: 10 Things You Can do Now to Prepare for Covid-19. Source: Salt Lake Valley Health Department.

Poetry Happens, our monthly check-in on verse courtesy of Rock Canyon Poets. This month’s featured poet: Natasha Sajé, author of three books of poems, most recently Vivarium, winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award and the Utah 15 Bytes award for poetry; a poetry handbook (Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory); and a forthcoming book of personal essays, Terroir: Essays on Otherness. She has been teaching at Westminster College since 1998.

#ThePeoplesBusiness, a report from community partners about the actions of lawmakers and lobbyists during the 45-day general session of the Utah Legislature — which ends March 12. Tonight’s report courtesy of:

  • Vickie Samuelson of the League of Women Voters of Utah.

    • Bring your own lunch and meetup with the League’s Legislative Action Committee in the Seagull Room of the Senate Building from 11:30a-1:30p every Wednesday during the session to share observations, discuss bills and strategies for the general session.

    • March 18: League of Women Voters Centennial Celebration at SLAC. The League of Women Voters of Utah is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a special performance of Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet. Click here for tickets, which include a pre-play reception, silent auction, photo ops, post play discussion, and the warm feeling you'll get knowing you're helping the League in its mission to empower voters and defend democracy for the next 100 years.

  • Angela McGuire of Action Utah.

    • Join Action Utah for weekly Lobby Days every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol. Suitable for people of any experience level. They’ll teach you how to advocate for current bills and how to participate in activities on Capitol Hill.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, who recently announced the formation of a Victim Support Services Division. If you have questions, have been a victim, or witness to a crime, please contact the DA’s Office:

35 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Main Phone (385) 468-7600

West Jordan
8090 South 1825 West
West Jordan, UT 84088
Main Phone (385) 468-755

RadioACTive panel on indie film and literature for children, featuring:

(Narrator: Chris Chambers • Violine: Hannah Garrett)

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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: Risshan Leak
  • Volunteer: Bryan Lanning, John Merrick