RadioACTive 08.16.23

  • August 16, 2023
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SL County Mayor Jenny Wilson and BYU Professor Ben Abbott invite you to take action to protect the Great Salt Lake. Center for Biological Diversity rallies for Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. And we go back to school with art teacher Megan Hallett and students who reflect on the meaning of home. 

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

There are currently 1,946 Active Duty Sailors from Utah, 360 Navy Reservists from Utah, and 2,222 Navy Retirees that call Utah home. With Navy Week in September, RadioACTive spoke with Navy Lieutenant Kyle Hanton. 

  • Sept. 11-17: Utah Navy Week. Sailors from across the fleet will take part in the service’s signature outreach program. Salt Lake City Navy Week will give the community an opportunity to learn about the Navy, its Sailors, and its importance to national security and prosperity. Look for them at the Utah State Fair with aircraft on display. The Navy Band will be performing at various locations throughout the area during the week, such as at a UofU football game and at the State Fair. SLC Mayor will be hosting the band and sailors for a proclamation signing and there will be a 9/11 Joint Memorial with Army and Air Force ROTC Units at Rice-Eccles Stadium early Monday morning, Sept. 11, among other events.

Rally Alert: Deeda Seed of the Center for Biological Diversity with a call to join the group and others tomorrow at the Utah State Capitol building for a press conference & rally to save the  from negative impacts of the inland port.

  • Aug. 17: , 10:00 a.m. at Utah State Capitol, first floor, Hall of Governors. Event by Stop the Polluting Port: "Help save the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge from industrial development on its doorstep! Great Salt Lake and its wetlands face catastrophic drying and ecosystem collapse, yet the Utah Inland Port Authority wants to provide tax subsidies enabling industrial development less than half a mile from the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and next to a designated Globally Important Bird Area. They also propose subsidizing an agricultural exporter in the Bear River basin that ships 140,000 tons of hay internationally (which consumes approximately 67.5 billion gallons of water). Join us to protect Great Salt Lake and the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Let the Port Authority know you oppose this outrageous and harmful use of public money." For petition, click here

 is hosting a book club talk with author Terry Tempest Williams. RadioACTive gets a preview from the mayor and BYU Professor Ben Abbott. Working with a team of 32 researchers and managers, the Abbott Lab of Ecosystem Ecology at BYU released an emergency briefing on Great Salt Lake earlier this year.

  • Aug. 26: Mayor Jenny Wilson's Book Club: A Discussion with Terry Tempest Williams, 11:00 a.m. at The City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. "The Book Club is an opportunity for our community to engage around a common theme or interest. The selection we will read is Terry Tempest Williams’s article, I Am Haunted By What I've Seen At Great Salt Lake. This harrowing article and accompanying photographs tell the story of the retreating Great Salt Lake and the repercussions its potential death will have on the Valley, the State, and the Nation. We are thrilled that Terry Tempest Williams will join me for a discussion along with Professor Ben Abbott and Friends of Great Salt Lake. This will be a remarkable event where we can all learn about the threats the dying GSL poses to our community and what we can do! I hope to see you there! RSVP here:"

Keith McDonald of KRCL's Friday Night Fall Out Show stops by with an update on his annual back-to-school drive. You still have time to drop off donations here at KRCL. To learn more about the items in demand, click here. To donate $$, click here

Escalante Elementary art educator Megan Hallet and students Artiola and Myla stopped by RadioACTive to talk about HOME, the subject of their most recent storytelling project. Hallet has been teaching for more than 15 years in a variety of school and museum settings. She created Framework Arts to engage youth, educators, and the public in creating and representing personal narratives.

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: