RadioACTive Summer Break: July 8, 2021

  • July 8, 2021
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Franque Bains, poet and founder of Utahn Convos, cues The Gap Band for our #songsofsummer playlist and invites you to a mural party. Plus, a COVID update -- it ain't pretty, folks -- from the Utah Department of Health.

Franque Bains, founder of Utahn Convos, added "Outstanding" by The Gap Band to our #songsofsummer playlist. Songs of Summer Hotline: 385-800-1889.

Utahn Convos began facilitating community conversations about anti-racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year. That work — "asking how can this time of pain become an opportunity for community healing" — has led to a new community mural in collaboration with UC participants, artist Blondine Jean-Packard and Patagonia SLC

  • July 10: Conversations With Salt Lake City Artist Blondine Jean-Packard, 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Patagonia SLC, 2292 S. Highland Dr., SLC. "Created for the community of Salt Lake City in celebration of Black joy. The mural commemorates a project called Utahn Conversations which was developed last year in light of the murder of George Floyd. Utahn Conversations is a communal project that provides support and tools for folks to step into the role of host, and have critical conversations that create change and build safety for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ identifying bodies in our communities. Please join us to learn more about the artist, Blondine Jean-Packard, the project, and ways you can bring these conversations to your community.” To reserve your spot for this event, click here

Utah was identified this week as a national Top 5 COVID hotspot, as cases and hospitalizations are rapidly climbing. RadioACTive shared comments from Dr. Michelle Hofmann, Utah Department of Health Deputy Director, given during a press conference on the spike and potential impact on Utah’s hospitals and caregivers. To watch the full press conference, click here.

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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 Summer Break was produced and hosted by Lara Jones and Aldine Strychnine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer.