RadioACTive 05.17.23

  • May 17, 2023
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Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance on proposed public lands rules and Quiet Title changes. Ballpark Next with Jack Waters. RMCR report on predatory treatment centers in AZ, CO. Plus, Māsima: Pacific Islands Film Tour, curated and presented by Salt Lake Film Society, Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR) and Utah Pacific Islands Film Series.

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

On Tuesday, the Governor of Arizona announced that the state would take action against fake rehab centers that have been targeting Indigenous communities throughout the Rocky Mountain West, including the Navajo Nation and the Ute Mountain Ute tribe in Colorado. In addition to defrauding the state out of millions in Medicaid payments, the centers have been coming onto tribal land and luring vulnerable people — sometimes with drugs and alcohol — to these centers where they often didn't get treatment and were subsequently stranded far from home. Yesterday, during a press conference, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes said she believes the state of Arizona owes its tribal nations an apology. Rocky Mountain Community Radio's Maeve Conran spoke with Crystal Ashike of KSUT Tribal Radio and Chris Clements of KSJD who have been reporting on the issue.

Ballpark Next Design Competition update with Jack Waters, a resident of the area surrounding the ballpark stadium that will be repurposed once AAA team The Bee's vacate it in 2024. To learn more about the design options and vote, click here

  • May 22: Ballpark NEXT Showcase, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at the Salt Lake Community College South Campus, at 1575 S. State St., SLC. Event by Ballpark Community Council: "The 9 Ballpark NEXT finalists have been invited to share their proposals live to the community via 4-minute flash talks and Q & A sessions." To view the proposals in advance, click here

Lauren To’omalatai on the Māsima: Pacific Islands Film Tour, curated and presented by Salt Lake Film Society, Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR) and Utah Pacific Islands Film Series.

  • May 18-24: Māsima: Pacific Islands Film Tour, various dates and times at Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway (300 S.), SLC. Event by Salt Lake Film SocietyPacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources and Utah Pacific Island Film Series: "An exciting lineup that highlights acclaimed filmmakers and emerging voices from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. These films, touching on incredible stories of connection, traditions, resistance and much more. Get the full schedule and film info - > Also on the program are six pre-recorded interviews featuring Māsima 2023 filmmakers, in exciting conversations ranging from art that pushes boundaries and decolonial foodways, to animation, Pasifika culture and celebrating diversity. All conversations moderated by The Island Wave Podcast co-host and producer, Kamaile Tripp-Harris. Māsima 2023 is part of our annual Cultural Tours, a decade long celebration of history, culture, diversity and heritage of Utah communities."

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance's Steve Bloch and Michelle White on proposed public lands rules and Quiet Title changes.

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: