RadioACTive 05.02.22

  • May 2, 2022
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#VoicesAmplified's rising journalists reflect on their RadioACTive takeover, the future of the Fourth Estate, and a playlist where music meets activism. Plus, RadioACTive takes a moment to remember community activist Psarah Johnson for all the good trouble she caused.

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

In Memoriam for Psarah Johnson, a community activist who passed away over the weekend. A member of the Disabled Rights Action Committee, Psarah was always standing up for folks even when it was physically hard for her to do so.

  • A bunch of friends and family rallied on the steps of the Utah Capitol Building this evening to remember her. Click here to watch the archived FB feed.

  • From the archive: Watch Psarah Johnson speak at KRCL’s International Women’s Day 2018.

Rising journalists from Salt Lake Community College and Amplify Utah reflected on their semester producing RadioACTive every Monday night. RadioACTive asked them to share some of their favorite moments (links below). In addition to Marcie Young Cancio, assistant professor at SLCC and executive director of Amplify Utah, guests included the following student journalists:

  • Alexie Zollinger shared a clip from the Jan. 31st show, featuring a conversation based on her stories about sex ed and published in The Globe. To find links to those stories, visit the original show post.

  • Amie Schaeffer shared a follow-up conversation with Anton Piddubnyi. A Utah Valley University graduate, the native Ukrainian returned home with his wife who recently gave birth to their daughter amidst the current war. To hear the original conversation from April 4, 2022, click here.

  • Cristian Martinez, whose favorite moment was with a SLCC student who started a conversation about changing the name of the 100-year-old Columbus Community Center in South Salt Lake. It was based on Martinez's original reporting for The Globe and The Salt Lake Tribune in collaboration with Amplify Utah. To hear the original conversation from Feb. 14, 2022, click here.

  • Jonny Tollestrup shared a clip from the Feb. 7th show, featuring student filmmaker Amy Peterson and her documentary, “Love One Another, Polyamory in Utah.” That conversation was based on original reporting by fellow SLCC journalist Matt Didisheim for The Salt Lake Tribune and Amplify Utah.

  • Valene Peratrovich shared a clip from the show she hosted on Feb. 21 highlighting the Lunar New Year with guests Dr. Xin Zhao, Assistant Professor of Psychology for SLCC, and Anthony Dang, a student at the University of Utah

  • Sean Stetson's clip from the show he hosted on March 28 featured the hardest question he asked of Christopher "CJ" Killin, associate head Coach of SLCC men’s basketball.

To find out how you can get in on this class next time, contact Marcie Young Cancio,

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.