RadioACTive 09.11.23

  • September 11, 2023
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Building a healthier nation with Utah Dr. Michelle Debbink, who was recently named a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology fellow. Plus, UNITY Block Party: Discovering the U in Community.

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

Crate Digging with Matt Skaggs, co-host of Night Light, Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 a.m. on KRCL. Our next record sales take place at the 9th & 9th Street Festival this Saturday at Liberty Park, then Sept. 23 at the Downtown SLC Farmers Market. Tonight's picks:

  • Song: "Lonely" || LP: "Closing Time" by Tom Waits 
  • Song: “ ’Round Midnight” || “ ‘Round About Midnight” by Miles Davis
  • Song: "Shah Jahan" || LP: "Inside (recorded live in the Taj Mahal)" by Paul Horn

Amy May of TreeUtah, a nonprofit that has planted more than 400,000 trees in public spaces across the state with the help of students, municipalities, local businesses, community groups, and volunteers (including KRCL) since 1988. They could use your help at some of their upcoming plantings:

Michelda George, founder and CEO of Versatile Image, and poet Wynter Storm on this weekend's UNITY Block Party: Discovering the U in Community at Library Square, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. And you bet we asked Wynter for a poem! 

  • Sept. 16: UNITY Block Party: Discovering the U in Community, 2:00 p.m. at Library Square, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Event by Utah Black Artists Collective and Versatile Image: "Showcasing local artists and social media phenomenon INIKO. This inclusive, art-centric event will encompass a gallery, vendors, and food trucks and conclude with a benefit concert showcasing local artists and the headliner, Social Media Phenomenon, INIKO. The proceeds will kick off fundraising efforts for establishing an innovative hub for creative professionals in Utah - a Versatile Image initiative more than three years in the making." For tickets and info, click here

Building a healthier nation: RadioACTive's Valene MC talks with Utah Dr. Michelle Debbink, who was recently named a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow

  • Dr. Debbink received her MD and PhD from the University of Michigan in 2013, after which she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Michigan. She completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah, and subsequently joined the MFM Faculty in the School of Medicine in July 2020. She currently serves as the Co-chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence Task Force, which seeks to generate a culture of enthusiastically embracing the value and importance of diversity and inclusive excellence in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department, with an eye toward diversifying the women’s and reproductive health workforce to better care for our patients, communities, and colleagues. Her academic research focuses on reproductive justice, in particular on understanding the community and neighborhood drivers of racial and ethnic disparities in perinatal outcomes such as low birthweight, infant mortality, and maternal mortality and morbidity using qualitative and quantitative approaches.

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: