RadioACTive 11.21.23

  • November 21, 2023
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Redemption Holding Bank Co.'s Ashley Bell and Byron Russell on starting the 17th Black-owned bank in the country, increasing access to capital and the opportunity to build generational wealth. Plus, Black Bold and Brilliant, and SafeZone Utah and The Kinsey Sicks.

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

Ed Turner of the Utah Lgbtq+ Chamber of Commerce and Jess Burns of LGBTQ SafeZone Utah on The Kinsey Sicks benefit for SafeZone.

  • Dec. 3: , 6:00 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway (300 S.), SLC. "Drag Queen Storytime Gone Wild with The Kinsey Sicks—America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet: Drag Queen Storytime Gone Wild! is a fresh, timely, satirical show with parodies of children’s classics! Returning to Salt Lake City with a critically acclaimed new show, America’s most potty-mouthed and politically outspoken drag quartet have somehow been put in charge of the morning assembly at your local elementary school. What can possibly go right? Not for children, but definitely for immature adults, this show takes on the latest right-wing scare tactics to vilify the LGBTQ+ community. No Disney tune, nursery rhyme, or TV theme song is safe from their signature Dragapella treatment of outrageous parodies in delicious four-part harmony. This musical has been rated PG for 'Patently Ghastly!' For more information, and to sponsor this event, click here." For info and tickets, click here

Black Bold & Brilliant's Aja Washington and Russell Roots (Utah Film Center) on the December 6 screening, Blurring the Color Line. Plus, Russell connects us with Jeremy Coon, co-director of A Disturbance in the Force: How the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened. 

  • Nov. 28:  Utah Film Center Presents, A Disturbance in the Force: How the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened, 7:00 p.m. at The City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. "Utah Film Center is giving the gift of the worst film ever made this holiday season! A Disturbance In The Force: How The Star Wars Holiday Special Happened is a documentary about the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special that left fans wondering...what the hell was that? Grab your family and friends, pull out your ugliest holiday sweater, and head to the SLC Library on Tuesday, November 28th at 7pm for a free screening of this film! It also features a post-film discussion with directors Jeremy Coon and Steve Kozak, hosted by Doug Fabrizio." To reserve your FREE seat, click here.

  • Dec. 6: Black Bold & Brilliant Presents, Blurring the Color Line, 7:00 p.m. at The City Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. "What did it mean to be Chinese in Black spaces during segregation? Follow director Crystal Kwok’s personal journey of discovery, as she digs into the ways her grandmother’s family navigated life as grocery store owners in the black neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia. Her film Blurring the Color Line is a personal family story told alongside memories from the larger Chinese and Black communities in Georgia, which opens up uncomfortable but necessary conversations around anti-Black racism and the deeply rooted structure of white power and Chinese patriarchy. Which fountain did the Chinese drink from? Where did they sit on the bus? An important entrance into all of our connected histories which many of us never knew or dared speak about. Followed by a roundtable discussion by the Black, Bold & Brilliant team and Ze Min Xiao, President and CEO of The Center for Economic Opportunity & Belonging." To reserve your FREE seat, click here

Redemption Holding Co. Board Chairman and CEO Ashley Bell and board member Byron Russell on the new minority-owned bank's plans to "create an unparalleled hub for Black investment in the Rockies that will deliver families and business owners from exclusionary tactics and the intergenerational poverty they breed."

  • Redemption is in the process of acquiring Holladay Bank & Trust, a Utah community bank since 1974. Since 1955, the number of Black U.S. banks has plummeted from 144 to 16, making Redemption Bank, once it earns regulatory approval, only the 17th Black-owned bank nationwide. 

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: