RadioACTive 10.03.23

  • October 3, 2023
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A preview of Roots Race and Culture as it returns to PBS Utah for another season. Plus, Korean Culture Night, Black Bold and Brilliant, and Unidxs and author David Bowles.

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

Korean Culture Night and Utah Veterans' commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice on Oct. 12 at the Utah State Capitol at 10:30 a.m. RadioACTive talks to Cory Pearson, Deputy Director, Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, and Master Dragon and Elizabeth Miller of the Organizing Committee of the 70th Anniversary of the RO Korea - US Alliance.

  • Oct. 12: Korean War Veterans Recognition Event, 10:30 a.m. in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda, 350 N. State St., SLC. "Join the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the US-Republic of Korea (US-ROK) alliance. It’s a heartfelt tribute to the brave Korean War veterans and their vital role in the partnership between our nations. Lt. Governor Diedre Henderson and Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco Yoon Sang-soo will share remarks. The Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band’s Brass Quintet and the Utah Korean Boys and Girls Choir will perform. We’ll also honor Korean War Veterans with a commemorative challenge coin. This event is open to everyone, and we invite the media to help us honor these heroes."

  • Oct. 13: Korean Culture Night, 5:00 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall, SLC. "This event celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Korean-U.S. Alliance. Ticket proceeds go to support our veterans. Start the night off with a tribute to the amazing growth Korea has seen in the last few decades. Then enjoy these incredible performances:

Nick Arteaga and Olga Hernandez Favela of Unidxs SLC, which is hosting author David Bowles this weekend. Unidxs is a community council of passionate Latinx/Xicanx individuals addressing the intersections between the LGBTQIA+ and Latinx communities of Utah.

  • Oct. 7: Identity, Ancestry, and Connection: The Work of Author David Bowles, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the SLCC West Valley Center, 3460 S. 5600 W., West Valley City. "Join Under the Umbrella Bookstore, Unidxs, Artes de México en Utah, Plumas Colectiva, the Human Rights Campaign, the SLCC Campus & Site Services, and the SLCC Community Writing Center for a celebration of Latinidad and the works of author David Bowles. David will discuss his new book, The Prince & The Coyote, followed by a prose or poetry workshop." FREE. To register, click here. Doors at noon with light refreshments.

  • Oct. 21: Let’s Read: A Free Expression Halloween Party, 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W. 200 S. Suite 120, SLC. "Join the Let Utah Read Coalition for a Free Expression Halloween Party! This family-friendly day will be full of food, fun, and spooky stories featuring New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale to write postcards supporting the freedom to read! This event is brought to you by Let Utah Read, a joint partnership with The Utah Library Association, ACLU-Utah, PEN America, and EveryLibrary.

Black Bold & Brilliant SLC is back for another season curating authentic and nuanced representation through film critique and discussions led by Black Utahns. BBB events are programmed for the benefit of Black, Afro-Latino, Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQ, and allied communities in Utah; however, all are welcome to thoughtfully participate.

  • Oct. 14: Black Bold & Brilliant at Damn These Heels presents Kokomo City, 5:30 p.m. at Rose Wagner Theatre, SLC. Featuring a Q&A by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team with director D. Smith. 'In the wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary Kokomo City, filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver – who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession. Holding nothing back, the film vibrates with energy, sex, challenge, and hard-earned wisdom. This vital portrait, edited and shot by Smith in bold black and white, is her feature directorial debut. A two-time Grammy-nominated producer, singer, and songwriter, Smith made history as the first trans woman cast on a primetime unscripted TV show. Executive produced by Lena Waithe, Kokomo City won the Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT Innovator Award and NEXT Audience Award, as well as the Berlinale’s Audience Award in the Panorama Documentary section." Part of the @damntheseheels 20th Anniversary.

  • Nov. 1: Black Bold & Brilliant Presents Night of the Living Dead (1968), 7:00 p.m. at The City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. FREE, but an RSVP requested. "Featuring a roundtable discussion by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team with Jose Manzo, Spy Hop’s Lead Film Mentor, and other cult film lovers and media historians to celebrate Halloween and Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead."

Roots, Race & Culture returns for season three on PBS Utah. RadioACTive and Friday Night Fall Out talk with co-host Lonzo Liggins about identity and culture, from the perspective of Utah’s Black and POC communities. 

  • Oct. 5: Roots Race & Culture Season 3 Premier, 9:30 p.m. on PBS Utah. "This season features a diverse range of guests who share their perspectives and experiences on topics ranging from race and beauty to distrust in healthcare. Episode 1 tackles the theme of race and the beauty standard, addressing the impact of racial biases and Eurocentric beauty standards. Episode 2 delves into the issue of distrust in healthcare, particularly within marginalized communities. Episode 3 celebrates the vibrant history of Jazz music in Utah, paying tribute to its rich legacy. The final episode explores diversity and inclusion in America, examining the obstacles to achieving equality. By providing engaging dialogue and promoting understanding, Roots, Race & Culture Season 3 promises to enlighten and inspire viewers to learn more about cultural identity and equality throughout the world.

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:

  • Executive Producer, Host: Lara Jones

  • Volunteer Host: Keith McDonald, host of Friday Night Fall Out, FRI 10:30PM-1:00AM