RadioACTive 10.04.23

  • October 4, 2023
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In honor of Banned Books Week, RadioACTive's Nick Burns talks with Carmen Maria Machado The Haunting Reality of Book Bans in America. Mayra Cedano of Comunidades Unidas, which is having a great year. Plus, Rocky Mountain Community Radio with stories from community radio stations in our region, including KRCL.

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

Mayra Cedano, executive director of Comunidades Unidas. The Utah Nonprofits Associates recently named her the 2023 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader, and CU was names UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year.

  • Comunidades Unidas (CU) is an organization founded in 1999 that fights to build the social and political power of people who identify as Latinx immigrants(including undocumented folks) living in Utah. We defend the human rights of our community by connecting them to the social service programs they need to prosper and with opportunities to organize to transform themselves and their community.

  • CU Immigration Help Line: 801-793-7704

The Tanner Humanities Center hosts author Carmen Maria Machado tomorrow night at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. RadioACTive's Nick Burns speaks with the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House, the graphic novel The Low, Low Woods, and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties.

  • Oct. 5: Tanner Humanities Center presents, Camen Maria Machado-Banned Books, 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., SLC. "The Tanner Humanities Center hosts author Carmen Maria Machado for a conversation with Jeremy Rosen, associate director for faculty at the Tanner Humanities Center and associate professor of English. As a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2023 PEW fellow, Machado is among a lineage of artists, writers and scholars recognized for their substantial contributions to their fields. Her unique brand of genre-defying storytelling and blending forms highlights overlooked societal, psychological and personal anecdotes that are as haunting as they are enlightening. In her memoir, a collection of short stories, she recounts a horrifying abusive relationship and her struggle to leave it. After being unable to find resources on same-sex domestic abuse, Machado hopes her memoir will help others not feel so alone and believes that now more than ever, literature matters. Machado will discuss her works "In the Dream House" and "Her Body and Other Parties," during PEN America’s Banned Books Week. The event is free and open to the public.  

Rocky Mountain Community Radio shares another regional roundup of stories from community radio stations in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoning and Utah, including KRCL. Tonight:

  • KVNF's Lisa Young on the Sunset Mesa Funeral Home body-brokering scam
  • KHOL's story about new legal help available for immigrants in Jackson, WY

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: