RadioACTive 01.12.23

  • January 12, 2023
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Pro climber Alex Johnson stops by as Outdoor Retailer's Snow Show wraps up its return to SLC. Rising journalists of Salt Lake Community College, who are gearing up to take over RadioACTive on Thursday nights this semester. Plus, Downwind, a must-see Slamdance documentary about nuclear fallout in the United States -- specifically in Utah.

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

As the Outdoor Retailer Snow Show wraps up its return to SLC, RadioACTive spoke with local pro climber Alex Johnson. Plus, Lauren Maguire of evo Hotel, Alex’s home gym when she’s in town.

Prof. Marcie Young Cancio, founder of Amplify Utah, and Salt Lake Community College rising journalists McCaulee Blackburn and Kyle Forbush, who are part of a class gearing up to take over RadioACTive Thursday nights this semester. Got a story to share with them? Email, and be sure to put SLCC Journalists in the subject line.

RadioACTive sneak peek at Downwind, a must-see documentary at Slamdance about nuclear fallout in the United States — specifically in Utah. Guests included Mark Shapiro, co-director of the documentary, and Mary Dickson, a longtime activist and advocate for Downwinders. A Downwinder herself, Dickson has been working the last few years on a bill that expands and extends the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

  • Jan. 23: Downwind panel discussion, 11:15a-12:15p in the Crescent Room, Treasure Mountain Inn, 255 Main Street, Park City. Panelists will include Mary DicksonClaudia PetersonIan Zabarte (Principal Man of the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation of Indians), Scott Williams Nuclear Policy consultant from HEAL Utah.  Plus Mark Shapiro and Douglas Brian Miller, co-directors of Downwind.  Moderated by Lara Jones, host of Radioactive on KRCL Community Radio.

  • Jan. 23: Downwind screening at Slamdance, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom, Treasure Mountain Inn, Park City. For schedule and tickets, click here. "Downwind is relevant today, global in context and deeply tied to the American West and beyond.  The film exposes a tragic and largely forgotten chapter of United States history and the ongoing health consequences for Americans living downwind of 928 nuclear detonations in Nevada, including the Western Shoshone whose sacred land, by treaty, continues to be cordoned off as a nuclear test site. For 40 years, large-scale atomic weapons obliterated the landscape and exposed people, the environment, livestock and agriculture across the country to deadly fallout. Despite a moratorium on testing, the Nevada Test Site remains operational with the possibility of resumed testing. This panel will address the current state of Downwinders, the hopeful expansion of compensation and the continued tenacity of heroic activists who won't be stopped in their pursuit of government accountability -- and humanitarian justice."

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: