Utah Youth Symphony players lead petition to Save Abravanel Hall

  • May 21, 2024
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Find out why kids today love the hall their parents' taxes built. An update on Carolyn on Kensington's summer concerts, which SLC has given the greenlight. And Utah poet Rob Carney, who's just released The Book of Drought.

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

Jacey Thornton of Project Rainbow, which stakes rainbow flags at “host” homes and businesses on significant dates to create community-wide displays of LGBTQ+ love and acceptance. To learn more, click here

  • May 31: Deadline to order your Pride Flag from Project Rainbow. "Show your pride and/or allyship with our community statewide! If you live outside of our Northern Utah service delivery area, we can send your choice of 3’x5’ or 12"x18" Progressive Pride flag! Flags will be staked the weekend of June 8th and picked up through the week of June 16th! One-time and ongoing subscriptions are available."

#TheRadicalMiddle's Dr. David Derezotes and Caitlin McDonald, Program Manager, Utah Humanities' Center for Local Initiatives, are teaming up this week for a community dialogue examining hate. And you're invited. Simply email mcdonald@utahhumanities.org to request a seat to the Thursday evening event.

  • May 23: How to Talk About Hate, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Clubhouse on South Temple, 850 E. South Temple, SLC. Event by Utah Humanities' Center for Local Initiatives as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities United We Stand Initiative: "Utah Humanities invites you to an evening of conversation based on 'combating hate through the humanities.' In addition to time for networking with other participants, our facilitated breakout conversations will utilize art, poetry, or literature to help provoke thoughtful conversation in which participants are asking questions of and talking TO one another, and not just to the facilitators. Participants will leave with a conversation toolkit and resources to combat hate in Utah." To RSVP and reserve a FREE seat, email mcdonald@utahhumanities.org.

In March, we spoke with Carolyn Turkanis about her negotiations with the city to keep her backyard private parties and live music series going. She's back with an update with SLC Director of Community & Neighborhoods Blake Thomas. 

Barbara Scowcroft and Debbie Hsu of Utah Youth Symphony and youth players on their quest to Save Abravanel Hall petition. Thanks to students Jack, Octavia, Olivia I., Claire, Ava, Sam, David, and Olivia G.

Utah poet Rob Carney reads from his latest book of poetry, The Book of Drought, for which he's been awarded the  X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. It will be published in September by Texas A&M University Press. To pre-order, click here

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 radioactive@krcl.org. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: