RadioACTive 03.28.22

  • March 28, 2022
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Hosted by #VoicesAmplified, featuring the rising journalists of Salt Lake Community College and Amplify Utah. Tonight, resident #utpol reporter and Globe staff writer Jonny Tollestrup in conversation with Salt Lake Community College's Vice President of Student and Government Relations Tim Sheehan. Event Coordinator Shari-Fa Harrigan and Vice President Jessie Tembo on all the exciting happenings of the Black Student Union. Show-Host Sean Stetson and SLCC Associate Head Coach of men's basketball Christopher Killin on the Bruins' season. Plus, #PopCultureNuggets and the viral 'slap heard 'round the world' during this year's Oscars.

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Rising journalists once again took over RadioACTive for a Voices Amplified edition of the show. It’s a collaboration between Salt Lake Community College, Amplify Utah and KRCL. Diversity, stories that matter, the things you care about — amplified. Listen to them every Monday night at 6 p.m. through the spring semester at SLCC.

  • SIGN-UP: To find out how you can get in on this class next time, contact Marcie Young Cancio, assistant professor at Salt Lake Community College and Amplify Utah executive director. Her email is

Host Sean Stetson kicked the show off with an update on Utah Politics. Guests: Voices Amplified contributor and The Globe staff-writer Jonny Tollestrup and Vice President of Student and Government Relations Tim Sheehan.

  • Tim Sheehan was appointed to his current position of Vice President back in 2012, and he shared all the ways that Student and Government Relations have changed since he joined. Tollestrup delved into the nitty-gritty of a recent tax cut, where funds have been redirected from Utah’s education system, and how that will affect students and teachers moving forward.
  • READ: How a Billion in New State Spending Could Affect SLCC, by Jonny Tollestrup, published by The Globe.

The night’s show brings Black Student Union Event Coordinator Shari-Fa Harrigan, and Vice President Jessie Tembo in to speak on Black History Month celebrations, disappointments, as well as upcoming BSU events.

Show-Host Sean Stetson asked Associate Head Coach of men’s basketball Christopher “CJ” Killin about the ups and downs of The Bruins’ exciting season.

This week’s show closes with an exciting edition of #PopCultureNuggets, featuring “the slap heard ‘round the world.”

  • Tollestrup shared in the world’s shock of Will Smith’s uncharacteristic attack against comedian Chris Rock and debated its meaning with Stetson, who still wonders if it was staged or not.
  • Special guest and show collaborator Assistant Professor Marcie Young Cancio reminded folks that the Oscars’ has long been accused of being too white, to cisgender and too male-heavy yet this year’s telecast was set to prove otherwise. For it all to be reduced to the slap, she said, was “maddening.”
  • Stetson never fails to include an update from the world of sports. This time: March Madness “Final Four” is set with Kansas and Villanova facing off, and Duke and North Carolina are set to go head-to-head in Coach K’s final rivalry appearance.

Tonight’s RadioActive was a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, Salt Lake Community College and Amplify Utah. The Voices Amplified team included:

  • Lead Producer: Ariel Widerburg
  • Assoc. Producer: Jonny Tollestrup
  • Host: Sean Stetson
  • Booker: Valene Peratrovich
  • Digital Producer: Amy Cremer
  • Adviser: Marcie Young Cancio, assistant professor at SLCC and Amplify Utah executive director
  • Editor: Lara Jones, RadioACTive executive producer

Voices Amplified and their guests are building a playlist for their takeover sessions. Check it out:

Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm.