RadioActive: March 19, 2018

  • March 19, 2018
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March For Our Lives SLC Student Organizers Prepare for Saturday's Rally, Debut of Human by Tiana St. Clair, Plus Two Organizations Who Help Sexual Assault Survivors -- Wasatch Forensic Nurses and the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Guests:

  • March For Our Lives SLC student organizers:

    • Natalie Reese, Orem HS

    • Brandon De Melo, Skyline HS

    • Wilhelmina Graff, West HS

    • March For Our Lives SLC takes place Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Gather at West High at 11 a.m., march to the Utah State Capitol at 11:30 a.m., speeches there at noon.

  • When an adult or teen is sexually assaulted, Wasatch Forensic Nurses, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is ready to respond, providing care at 19 hospitals along Utah’s Wasatch Front 24/7 and free of cost to the patient. RadioActive talked with Executive Director Deborah Koons, Clinical Director Julie Melini, and Administrative Assistant McKell Eldredge.

    • WFN reported that a new mobile app to track the progress of rape kits through the forensic process is in beta testing and soon will be available to victims.

    • WFN's spring fundraiser and silent auction will be held Saturday, April 14, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. at SLC Marriot-University Park. CLICK HERE for tickets for a fun night in support of a serious cause.

  • Turner Bitton, executive director of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA), reported on HB 254, which threatened the confidentiality of victims who work with advocates on college campuses. Bitton said it was the second year the bill was sponsored, and it will likely be back next year.

    • April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. For a full list of UCASA activities, including the launch of a statewide #MeToo town hall series, click here

    • Check out UCASA's mobile app, You Are a Survivor, for primary and secondary survivors. 

  • Tiana St. Clair, an outdoor adventure guide and musician in southern Utah, shared her story and Human, a song about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault. 

RadioActive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

  • Host/Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Community Co-Host: Billy Palmer
  • Associate Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Tommy Sutter