RadioACTive: May 12, 2020

  • May 12, 2020
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#QuarantineCocktails gets a caffeine buzz with Alpha Coffee and City Weekly, Sor Juana Prize Call for Submissions. SLC Mayor Mendenhall on SLC's 'hot zips' and the equity failures laid bare by the COVID-19 crisis. #SaveUtahBiz with Silicon Slopes. Community Roundtable with Parent-Teachers.

Tonight’s lineup:

#Quarantine Cocktails with:

  • John Saltas of Salt Lake City Weekly, Utah's independent newspaper for 35 years and counting. Click here to read the latest issue.

  • Carl and Lori Churchill of Alpha Coffee, a husband-wife duo who whipped up for us a Viking: breve, butter, organic honey, sea salt, espresso.

    • Alpha Coffee is veteran-owned and gives back to the military by sending donated coffee to deployed warriors downrange. They also offer discounts to military, first responders, teachers and other folks who serve the community.

    • Check them out at their locations in Cottonwood Heights, West Jordan and soon on Regent Street in downtown SLC.

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall talked about “hot zips” in SLC and what they say about equity, or the lack thereof, in our community. According to the latest data from the Salt Lake County Department of Health, the capital city is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 in the 84116 (home to KRCL) and 84104 zip codes.

  • Friday, May 15: Utah Wellness Bus will be providing FREE COVID-19 TESTING from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Centro Civico, 155 W. 600 S., SLC. People with and without symptoms can be tested. This is a drive-thru testing location, which means you remain in your car. You must schedule appointment by calling 801-436-7118 (Spanish) or 801-747-9547 (English). To hear the other weekly locations of the Wellness Bus, which offers free tests and does NOT require ID, call 801-587-5257.

Clint Betts of Silicon Slopes on its #SaveUtahBiz campaign.

  • Click here for the Slope’s recent town hall on  Strategies for Re-Opening Your Retail, Restaurant, or Service Business

  • Click here for the Slope’s Economic Impact Committee

  • Click here for the Slope’s website to find out more about their COVID-19 testing options

Community Roundtable, featuring parents who juggle working from home and homeschooling their children.

  • Tamrika Khvtisiashvili, moderator

  • Jared Mendenhall

  • John Arthur

  • Carrie Skarda

  • Sara Bridge

RadioACTive strongly believes in passing the mic so you can share your own story. If you have an idea for a roundtable discussion, please email Roundtables air Tuesday nights during RadioACTive.

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: Amy Dominguez
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Isabella Sabala