RadioActive: November 12, 2018

  • November 12, 2018
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A teachable moment, Operation Hemingway, interim legislative preview, and opportunities to get involved

Tonight’s lineup:

  • Fort Worth singer-songwriter Dan Johnson, who is spending a year on the road with his latest album, Hemingway. Johnson talked about turning the album into Operation Hemingway, a non-profit dedicated to decreasing the rate of veteran suicide.
    • Nov. 15: Dan Johnson’s Hemingway Concert, 8:00 p.m. at VFW Post #3586, 2290 S. Highland Dr., Sugar House. Free, although donations accepted. Proceeds fund “Operation Hemingway: Be a Hero Save a Hero,” which works in communities to inspire and educate civilians and veterans alike in the simple prevention of veteran suicide. Use the media player below to hear an extended interview with Johnson.

If you or a veteran you know is in crisis, the Veterans Crisis Line is available by phone or text:

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.

  • Civic engagement opportunities with:
    • Dr. David Parker, on A Teachable Moment: Intent and Impact. Dr. Parker is a well-known expert and presenter in the field of culture and climate, especially in the area of implicit bias. He teaches a graduate course in Inclusive Dialogue in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah.

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RadioActive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

      • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
      • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer 
      • Community Co-Host: Dr. David Derezotes
      • Volunteer: Tommy Sutter