RadioACTive 07.28.22

  • July 28, 2022
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The story behind Asoso: Resting Collectively, Rising Collectively, an art installation exhibit by Oceania Pasifika communities in Utah. Community Care Block Party with the Utah Reproductive Roundtable Coalition, Healing Utah Success Summit, and KRCL's new executive director, Gavin Dahl.

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

Cándida Duran Taveras, community engagement director with Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, filled us in on tomorrow night's Community Care Block Party with the Utah Reproductive Roundtable Coalition. It will be at Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

  • During the block party, there will be an Abortion Care Kit donation drive. Help PPAU gather supplies that can support folks accessing abortion care. We are looking for the following items (please note that these must be new and unused items): fuzzy socks, disposable pads, disposable heating packs, journals and pens, coloring books and coloring pencils, masks for COVID, phone chargers, and charging packs. Additional items to support Utah Abortion Fund callers: Visa gift cards and monetary donations. The Utah Reproductive Roundtable Coalition is comprised of multiple organizations, including @plannedparenthoodutah @ppacutah @aclu_utah @ywcautah @utabortionfund @fpeutah @betterutah. Event art by @alethialunares. 

The story behind Asoso: Resting Collectively, Rising Collectively, an art installation exhibit by Oceania Pasifika communities in Utah. Guests included:

  • Filmmaker, photographer and writer Afā 'Aikona Niumeitolu, a recipient of a Harvard Oceania Collections Engagement Fellowship

  • Sinia Maile, Diversity Inclusion Values Action

  • Jake Siolo of Nuanua a Oceania, a queer LGBTQ collective in Salt Lake

  • Siolo “Solo” Toala, a Samoan community leader helping with social justice to stand and feed the unsheltered, serve youth, and listen and work together

Related events:

  • Aug. 11-13: Friendly Islands Tongan Festival @ Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC. "The 25th annual Friendly Islands Tongan Festival is one of the longest-running festivals to celebrate Tongan culture and heritage in the United States. The Friendly Islands Tongan Festival showcases the food, arts, crafts, and entertainment from Tonga and our Pacific Island community in Utah. Come join us for three days of cultural performances, entertainment, sports events, delicious food, and shop in our marketplace for crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more. The Friendly Islands Tongan Festival is organized by the National Tongan American Society. To find out more about the mission and vision of the National Tongan American Society, visit our homepage."

  • Aug. 12: Asoso: Resting Collectively, Rising Collectively, an art installation exhibit by Oceania Pasifika communities in Utah. You can see it at the Friendly Islands Tongan Festival, Aug. 12 @ Jordan Park.

Healing Utah Success Summit will take place Aug. 20 in St. George. RadioACTive got a preview with the organizers:

Meet Gavin Dahl, KRCL's new executive director. Since KRCL's Music Meets Movies is partnering with the Utah Film Center for a free screening of Summer of Soul tomorrow night at Liberty Park, Gavin shared his interview about the award-winning music doc with Eric Deggans, NPR's TV critic.

  • Help us welcome Gavin to KRCL by sending in your favorite Utah people, places and things. Email him at

Questions, comments or suggestions? Email 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. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: