How are the people faring at #ThePeoplesHouse?

  • February 5, 2024
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RadioACTive reads the room for Week 4 of the Utah Legislature with the League of Women Voters of Utah, ACLU Utah, Voices for Utah Children, Transit Equity Day, Utah AFL-CIO, and more. Plus, live music from David Burchfield and the Fireguild.

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

Homegrown music from David Burchfield & the Fire Guild, "indie-americana out of CO & UT. Sometimes there’s fiddle and banjo, sometimes there’s drums and telecasters. There’s always sad bangers."

  • Feb. 8: Cosmic Hootenanny, a Musicians Helping Musicians Show, 8:00-11:00 p.m. at The Commonwealth Room, 195 W. 2100 S., South Salt Lake. "Presented by the Trash Moon Collective, the Cosmic Hootenanny is a celebration of our local acoustic music community and a chance to help a friend in need through the power of music and a rowdy good time. Four staple bands of the SLC scene—David Burchfield and the Fire Guild, Hot House West, Pompe ’n Honey, and Pixie and the Partygrass Boys—will be donating their performing time so almost all ticket sales will go to our dear friend and fiddler extraordinaire, Megan Nay, who is experiencing financial hardship due to medical complications." For tickets, click here

Jeff Worthington, president of the Utah AFL-CIO, with an update on the union-busting bill H.B. 285 Second Substitute -- Labor Union Amendments (Rep. Teuscher, J.). To learn more about this union fight, click here

Olivia Juarez and Grace Tyler on today's Transit Equity Day, a national day of action to commemorate the Feb. 4th birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring that public transit is a civil right. Juarez and Tyler offer the following to-do list: 1) Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the Transit To Trails Act; 2) Learn how to apply for federal grants to create transit equity locally; and 3) Say NO to the Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola.

After #UTCancerActionDay last week, Stacy Stanford of the Utah - American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network shares an update on S.B. 152 -- Cost Sharing Amendments (Sen. Bramble, C.). The bill would reduce out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Utahns.

Rev. Brigette Weier of Utah Care for Kids Network and Jenna Williams of Voices for Utah Children on the crisis in childcare in the Beehive State. 

  • Feb. 9: Childcare Advocacy Day on the Hill, 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Capitol Rotunda, 350 N. State St., SLC. "Parents, childcare providers and advocates will gather to demand that the Utah state legislature do what is best for children: vote no on HB 153, invest in Utah’s childcare system, Utah families, Utah communities and Utah’s future. For more information on efforts to improve Utah’s child care system, visit"

RadioACTive panel discussion with grassroots groups watching #ThePeoplesBusiness on Utah's Capitol Hill. Panelists:

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: