RadioACTive 09.26.23

  • September 26, 2023
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Drag queen story time, bomb threats and hate crimes. Utah's ongoing childcare crisis. Medical debt in Colorado.

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

Anne Holman of The King's English Bookshop, which recently experienced a fake bomb threat in an attempt to stop a drag queen storytime event at the Sugar House business.  

Anna Thomas, policy director for Voices for Utah Children who advocates and advances policies and practices that are good for all of Utah’s children. .

  • Sept. 28: Child Care Town Hall for Working Families, 7:00-8:15 p.m. online. Hosted by the Blue Collar Caucus, Voices for Utah Children, and the Care for Kids Network: "This virtual town hall is your opportunity to engage with Utah legislators on a critical issue: child care. Special guests, Representative Ashlee Matthews and Representative Tyler Clancy, co-chairs of the Blue Collar Caucus, will lead the conversation and are eager to hear your insights, concerns, and stories." To reserve your free seat at this community event, click here
  • Oct. 11: Stroller Rally, Pushing for Change for Child Care, 10a-12p at the Utah State Capitol. "On October 11th, kids from all over Utah will deliver a message to the Utah State Legislature: we need affordable and accessible child care! With federal emergency childcare funding winding down this fall, parents and providers are already feeling the strain. Centers are closing, tuition is increasing, parents are leaving the workforce, wages are stagnating, providers are being laid off, and families are facing tough decisions. It's time to recognize child care as a public good that requires public investment. Gather at the Utah State Capitol (350 N State St. SLC), on October 11 at 10 a.m. as we make some noise for childcare! We will meet on the south steps, have a rally, and then parade around the building, taking a quick lap inside to show the support for child care!"

Rocky Mountain Community Radio's Regional Roundup, featuring:

  • Noam Levey of KFF Health News on medical debt in Colorado

  • KSUT Tribal Radio on the Fort Lewis Indian Boarding School

  • KGNU in conversation with Wyoming author Craig Johnson about the latest Longmire book 

Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) is a coalition of non-commercial radio stations in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah, including KRCL. 

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: