RadioACTive 10.05.23

  • October 5, 2023
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RadioACTive, the Talanoa Way with Stephanie Mahina. Tune in and dive deep into Utah from a Pasifika perspective. Featured guests: Filmmaker Tony Vainuku, entrepreneur Jon Beutler from The Mill at SLCC, and Black Bold and Brilliant's Russell Roots.

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

Russell Roots of Black Bold & Brilliant SLC, which is back for another season curating authentic and nuanced representation through film critique and discussions led by Black Utahns. 

  • 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.

In Football We Trust filmmaker Tony Vainuku.

  • WATCH: In Football We Trust,  an insightful and moving documentary feature film exploring in rich detail the remarkable story behind the Polynesian Pipeline to the NFL. The documentary premiered at Sundance in 2015. 

  • COMING SOON: Vainuku is working on a project focused on Polynesian culture, families and stories in SLC for Amazon Prime. 

Entrepreneur Jon Beutler, director of The Mill at SLCC. Being Utah’s first established business incubator, The Mill has an extensive background in providing space, education, and access to resources, for those wanting to start a small business or grow an existing business. Check out their resources, success stories, and events calendar.

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: