RadioACTive 10.26.21

  • October 26, 2021
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Guadalupe School needs your Halloween help, as well as adult mentors for English-language learners. First Person: ACLU Youth Activist Scholar Vishal Jammulapati. SLC Mayor Mendenhall's plan to spend $85M from the American Recovery Plan Act.

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

Katina Santamaria, principal at Guadalupe School in Rose Park, 1385 N. 1200 W., SLC. Since putting out the word for Halloween candy and costume bling, the charter school has received an outpouring of Halloween donations from the community. You can still drop off items through close-of-business this Wednesday. Fo r details, including  

  • Donate: Drop off Halloween candy and costumes between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at Guadalupe School, 1385 N. 1200 W., SLC. Click here for the school's full wish lists.

  • Volunteer: Over 160 community members donate their time every year to provide instruction to our adult students. Volunteers do not need to have teaching experience or know a second language. For more information, contact Kate Brainerd at 801-531-6100 (ext. 102) or

First Person: ACLU Youth Activist Scholar Vishal Jammulapati, whose top two tips to broadening one's worldview include learning another language — he now speaks English, French, Arabic and Hebrew — and listen to music outside your comfort zone. He shared the song "Laissez Passer" by the Syrian-Arab band TootArd. Here's a link to their video on YouTube to help you find it. 

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall shared her priorities for $85 million in American Recovery Plan dollars:

  • Social Impact Investment = $10 million
  • Salt Lake City Public Lands Park Rangers = $3.9 million
  • Community Grant Pool = $4 million
  • Westside Community Initiative = $4 million
  • Clean Neighborhood Team = $2.9 million
  • Emergency Winter Shelter anywhere in SL County = $1 million 
  • Taking Care of the City = $55 million 

The Salt Lake City Council is reviewing the Mayor's plan. Click here for more details on public meetings and options for public input.

Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Tonight's show was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.