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  • April 2, 2024
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RadioACTive talks with umbraphile David Baron, author of 'American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.' Plus, FACES of SL County, UT's legal psilocybin trials, Roadmap to Apartheid screening, and more.

Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Joseph Genda, SL County New American & Refugee Liaison, and Chris Jones stop by to share the County's new FACES book.

  • April 19: Mayor Jenny Wilson's Book & Media Club: Faces of Salt Lake County, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 E. South Temple St., SLC. Event by Mayor Jenny Wilson and Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans: "I would like to invite you to join my community-wide Book & Media Club! This selection features the wide array of faces who make up our county in the book Faces of Salt Lake County. This book is a collection of stories and photographs sharing the unique journeys of Salt Lake County residents made by our very own Office of New Americans. While the book is free during this event, we highly encourage you to make a donation at the event as proceeds from the sale of this book go towards green card and citizenship fees for New Americans in Salt Lake County. Reserve your FREE book today! This project is made possible through the Fund to Foster Belonging grant provided by Welcoming America."

RadioACTive correspondent Tamrika Khvtisiashvili talks with Ana Nogueira (South Africa) and Eron Davidson (Israel), the filmmakers who released Roadmap to Apartheid in 2012. 

  • April 4: Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land screening and discussion of Roadmap to Apartheid, 6:00 p.m. at Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 E., SLC. “With a comparison between apartheid South Africa and the Israel/Palestine conflict, this documentary traces the future of one conflict from the past of another. Weaving the history of apartheid into the complex issues facing Israelis and Palestinians, it highlights the frighteningly similar laws and tools used by Israel and apartheid-era South Africa. It’s a dark picture of the present but offers hope based on the peace that South Africa eventually found.”

For an extended conversation with the filmmakers, use the media player below:

Although Governor Cox didn't sign it, he didn't veto it, and S.B. 266 Substitute -- Medical Amendments (Sen. Cullimore, K. A.) becomes effective May 1, authorizing a pilot program for psilocybin and MDMA treatment for mental health. RadioACTive talks with Steve Urquhart of The Divine Assembly on what happens next. 

RadioACTive's Lara Jones and Skywatcher Leo T talk with David Baron, author of American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.

  • April 8: 2024 Total Solar Eclipse with Clark Planetarium in SLC: "On April 8, the Great American Eclipse will pass over the United States, completely eclipsing the Sun for those lucky enough to be within the narrow path of totality. While we won't witness a total eclipse in Salt Lake City, we will experience a partial eclipse with a maximum coverage of roughly 50% happening at 12:21 p.m. Don't forget to pick up a pair of solar viewing glasses for safety. Stop by one of our free viewing parties on Monday, Apr. 8 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to look through our solar telescopes and enjoy fun activities for all ages. We will be at the Gary C. Swensen Valley Regional Park in Taylorsville and Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City."

Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments, or suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: