How did two Utah lesbians use 'straight law' + grassroots politics to fight for queer families?

  • March 13, 2024
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RadioACTive talks with former SLC mayor, UT lawmaker Jackie Biskupski and attorney Laura Gray about The Fight for Family Project. Author Kathryn Aalto on the real-life forest that inspired the natural world of Winnie the Pooh. Plus, Gifts for Good with the Utah Food Bank, and a Storybook Wonderland.

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

Dr. Tamara Stevenson of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Greater Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter, which is hosting a children's book festival this month. 

  • March 23: A Storybook Wonderland: Diversity, Representation, & Imagination (Children's Book Festival), 10a-12p at Industry SLC, 650 S. 500 W., SLC. Event by GSLA Utah DST: "This literary extravaganza will showcase the talent and creativity of 8 remarkable authors with a commitment to fostering literacy and a love for reading. Attendees can look forward to engaging conversations, book signings, and opportunities to connect with some of the most talented children’s authors in Delta Sigma Theta’s sisterhood. Bring your children and/or the children in your orbit to be centered and celebrated. For free registration, click here."

Radiothon starts Saturday and KRCL is teaming up with Utah Food Bank for Gifts for Good. RadioACTive talks with UFB's Ginette Bott about food insecurity and ways the 120-year-old nonprofit is expanding to get more food to people in rural parts of Utah.

  • March 16: Annual Feed Utah Food Drive: In partnership with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, JustServe and Macey’s Grocery, Utah Food Bank asks the public to help by placing a bag of non-perishable food outside their front door by 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, for pickup by volunteers, who will take the food to a variety of drop-off sites across the state. Donated food will be distributed to Utah Food Bank and local food pantries throughout the state.

Red Butte Garden's Curating Wisdom & Wonder Speaker Series continues March 26h with Kathyrn Aalto, author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood. RadioACTive gets a preview. To get tickets, click here

Who decides what makes a family — parents or politicians? The Fight for Family Project's Jackie Biskupski and Lauren Gray share their documentary-in-progress with RadioACTive. 

  • Film synopsis: "Today, the U.S. political climate is shifting backward. New legislation seeks to strip rights away from the queer community. Transgender rights are on the chopping block. Marriage equality could be next. Revisiting history and the people who led the fight to protect queer families in Utah and across the nation feels both urgent and timely. Attorney Laura Gray and former SLC Mayor and Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupksi hope their story will inspire the next generation to rise up." To donate to the project, 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 Tonight's RadioACTive team included: