Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears, Plus #WestSideFest, Food Waste Digester
Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight's RadioActive explored the new book Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears. Published by Torrey House Press, it's a collection of essays, interviews, and poems giving testimony of the sacred landscape of Bears Ears and the Native American efforts to protect it.
- Wasatch Resource Recovery's Morgan Bowerman on diverting organic and food waste from the landfill and turning it into renewable resources. WRR just broke ground on Utah's first anaerobic food digester, which will be ready to take in food waste in about 14 months.
- Jade Sarver and Camille Cook of Restore North Temple, which hosts the first annual West Side Art, Food and Music Festival this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 S. 800 W., SLC. Radioactive's Billy Palmer will emcee the free event.
- Utah Diné Bikéyah's Braiden Weeks on a Native American Panel Discussion: What's Next for Bears Ears? Thursday, June 22, 5:30-8:00 p.m., Spencer Eccles Business Building: University of Utah Campus, SLC. Click here for a campus map.Panel includes representatives from Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, Utah Diné Bikéyah as well as leaders and community members from Utah Tribes and local Native American non-profits.
- Edge of Morning panel included Kirsten Johana Allen, Torrey House Press; Edge of Morning editor Jacqueline Keeler (Diné/ Yankton Dakota); and contributing writer Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk (Ute Mountain Ute). There are several events celebrating the release of the book, including Edge of Morning Reading & DiscussionSaturday at 5:30 PM