RadioACTive 10.31.23

  • October 31, 2023
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A RadioACTive Halloween special with spooky stories from SLC to Sweden, Alaska, Tonga and Hawaii. Plus, Feliz Dia de Los Muertos with Ma Black and Chefs Jorge Fierro and Adalberto Diaz!

Tonight's show is a little bit different. We asked DJs and friends to share their stories of Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. Take a listen to our storytellers:

  • Jack Waters, a Swedish American, with the story of the last witch burned at the stake in Sweden.

  • Rachel and Jordan of the SLC band Mowth shared a story of possible possession while playing a gig in Ely, NV. Plus, they brought their new single, Ghost to Bone — now streaming on all platforms.

  • Stephanie Mahina, host of RadioACTive the Talanoa Way every Thursday, gets a ghost story or two from her father, Anitelu Mahina, who was born in Tonga. 

  • Kamaile Tripp, host of The Island Wave podcast, with the story of Pele, the goddess of volcanoes and fire, and the demi-god of weather, KamapuaŹ»a.

  • Valene MC talks with her mom, Charmaine Peratrovich, about the Kóoshdaa káa — the land otter man story from her tribe, the Tlingit Nation — and Devil's Club, both of which she learned about as a child from her grandmother while growing up in southeast Alaska.

  • Ma Black talks about Día de los Muertos and how to share it with children. She read from Funny Bones and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh, but also recommends the PBS and BookRiot lists of book about the holiday. 

  • Chef Jorge Fierro of Rico Brand and Chef Adalberto Diaz of Fillins & Emulsions talk about their shared love of Día de los Muertos and the traditional pan de muertos baked on Nov. 1 and 2 to place on ofrendas for loved ones who have gone ahead.

    • Nov. 3: Day of the Dead Food Traditions Cooking Class, 6:00 p.m. at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City. Event by Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley Arts and West Valley City Government: "Come learn about the importance of Day of the Dead's food traditions. Jorge Fiero (Founder of Rico Brand Foods & Pastry Chef) and Adalberto Diaz (Founder of Fillings and Emulsions) are going to teach a Day of the Dead Food Traditions Cooking Class! Learn how cultural food traditions have helped shape their lives as they demonstrate the preparation of foods that connect to their experience of Day of the Dead. And of course, you'll get to enjoy some tasty samples. Registration is FREE, but space is limited! So register today to join us at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center on November 3 at 6:00 p.m. To find out more and register, click here." 

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
  • Production Assistant: Connor Estes, Valene MC