RadioActive: October 31, 2018

  • October 31, 2018
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Halloween special, featuring ghost stories,why Psycho still scares us, a conversation with a death doula, democracy and a free press, and live music from Rocky Lavoie

Tonight’s lineup:

  • Phil McCarthey of the McCarthey Family Foundation brought in 10th grader Molly Chien to share her winning essay in the foundation’s annual essay contest. Listen to her take on “Why a Free Press Matters in a Democracy”:

Nov. 10: The 13th Annual McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture: In Praise of Independent Journalism, 7:00 p.m. at Rowland Hall in SLC. The lecture is free and open to the public. Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, co-hosts of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, will discuss Press, Politics, & the Midterms.


  • Lara shared some of her interview with James Olsen of the National Funeral Directors Association, which was in SLC recently for an international trade show and expo. Listen to a longer interview for more about what Olsen said is a calling to help people, not just a job:

  • Live music from SLC’s Rocky Lavoie:

  • A great ghost story or two sent in by listeners Lizette Corvette and Craig:


Got a story you'd like to share on the show? Record a voice memo on your smart phone, then email it to Keep it under 3 minutes and be sure to include a name and phone number in the body of the message.


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: Nick Burns
  • Volunteer: Natalie Benoy
  • Intern: Isabella Sabala