Week 5 of #thePeoplesBusiness with Equality Utah and GSL Vigil Keepers.

  • February 13, 2024
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Plus, Hozho + Art Heals with photographer Eugene Tapahe, and a sneak peak at Plan-B Theatre's world premiere of Balthazar, a life-and-death journey through the law, love, and gender identity.

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

Week 5 of the Utah Legislature's General Session with Sue Robbins of Equality Utah. For her list of Utah LGBTQ+ Impacting Legislation, click here.

  • Feb. 17: Equality Utah PAC Brunch | Building Our Future, 10:00 a.m. at Kiln, 26 S. Rio Grande St., SLC. "Brunch with a mission! Get ready for PAC Brunch 2024 on Feb 17th at 10 AM at KILN, where we're 'Building Our Future' one mimosa and pro-equality candidate at a time. Get ready to be inspired: A day of political action, laughter, and community with keynote Sara Burlingame, the dynamic executive director of Wyoming Equality. A former state legislator, Sara is a powerhouse of advocacy and strategic organizing, known for her impactful work in advancing LGBTQ rights—music provided by Mona Stevens from The Sister Wives. Let’s celebrate change and raise funds for the work ahead. Your brunch awaits!" For tickets, click here

Plan-B Theatre’s world premiere of Balthazar, ⁠a new take on Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE that tackles a life-and-death journey through the law, love, and gender identity. Guests include playwright Debora Threedy and director and sound designer Cheryl Ann Cluff. 

  • Plan-B Theatre presents Balthazar, Feb. 15-Mar.3 @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S., SLC. "Portia is a noblewoman in 16th-century Venice. She wants to be a lawyer, but that profession is reserved for men. Her cousin Bellario, a doctor of law, won’t teach her. Her husband Bassanio is in serious legal trouble … and he’s in love with his best friend Antonio. Things are not going well. What’s a girl to do? 1) Create an alter ego (enter Balthazar). 2) Trick Bellario. 3) Represent Antonio (and Bassanio) in court. This riff on Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” is a life-and-death journey through the law, love, and gender identity." For tickets, click here

Poet Nan Seymour, who has kept vigil for Great Salt Lake for the last three years during the General Session of the Utah Legislature. This year, along with supporters and lots of cool puppets, they Walk the Waves and Celebrate the Species weekdays at 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., respectively. To help them carry the waves around the Capitol or a bird and brine shrimp puppets, click here.

  • WATCH: Great Salt Lake Vigil Keepers enshrimp Risshan and Lara

  • Feb. 17: River Writing to Take the Lake's Perspective with Nan Seymour & Amy May, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Antelope Island State Park Visitor Center in the media room. "River Writing is for everyone and we'd love to welcome you to the table. If the $40 tuition presents a barrier to your participation, please request asliding scale. ($15 Park Entrance Fee per Vehicle) Limited to 16 Participants (16+). Co-Facilitated by Amy NanThank you to Utah Humanities for supporting this writing circle which is part of the series Writing to Witness the Watershed."

  • Mar. 16: Songs from Along the Watershed: the Irreplaceable Poetry Reading 2024, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Antelope Island State Park (further location and transportation details will be sent via email). Event by River Writing: "Everyone is welcome! Free with registration. State park fee ($15 per vehicle) for access to Antelope Island will still apply. Please plan for extra travel time and dress warmly for outside! Join us for the third annual reading of irreplaceable, a collective praise poem devoted to Great Salt Lake. The poem is a prayer for the full restoration of the lake and an homage to all the species she sustains. The work is ever-swelling and contains over 400 voices. This year, poets from Bear River, the Weber River, and the Jordan River will join their voices to create a chorus of songs from along the watershed. Youth poets will bring their particular witness to the thousands of pelicans recently exiled from Gunnison Island. Our reading will also feature a special guest, Lisa Bickmore, Utah's current Poet Laureate. Every word we read and sing will be presented directly to Great Salt Lake as an offering of love and devotion for our imperiled sacred lake."

Living the Circle of Life host Valene MC talks with photographer Eugene Tapahe on the opening of Hózhó + Art Heals, his MFA thesis exhibition now on display at the BYU Weight Room Gallery (Old Provo High School, north-side doors on the second floor, room 2470) through February 16. 

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: