RadioACTive 12.01.21

  • December 1, 2021
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Today is World AIDS Day. RadioACTive talks with the Utah AIDS Foundation, UoU Dr. Adam Spivak and activist Michael Sanders. Utah Health Policy Project on ACA open enrollment and Recognizing Disparities and Pursuing Health Equity. Plus, DIY creatives taking part in Craft Lake City's Holiday Market and SLC Arts Council's Finch Lane PopUp Shops.

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

Ellie Echeverio, Client Services Coordinator at the Utah AIDS Foundation. Check out their Seasons Givings program and lend a hand:

  • Red Ribbon Tree Adoption: "Adopting a family or individual living or affected with HIV/AIDS makes a great holiday project for your family, company, club, or church group. In many cases, our clients and their family members request only the most basic of items, including clothing, bedding, and basic household items. To make your adoptions, visit our Red Ribbon Tree here. Remember all gifts must be unwrapped and delivered to the Utah AIDS Foundation by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.”

  • Personal Care Stockings: "Personal care items are some of the most expensive items that we all need to buy with our groceries, and these items severely strain the already tight budgets of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. By donating a festive holiday stocking filled with essential personal care items you can help ease the finances of a family living with HIV/AIDS during the busy holiday season. Please have lots of fun and be creative with these stockings! We request that personal care stockings be delivered to Utah AIDS Foundation by Wednesday, December 15th."

  • Need more information? Please call Ellie Echeverio at (801) 487-2323 or email the Utah AIDS Foundation.

Stacy Stanford of Utah Health Policy Project, which advances health care solutions for underserved Utahns through better access, education, and public policy. UHHP reminds folks that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act has been extended to January 15, 20212.  The nonprofit offers assistance here:

  • Dec. 9: Health Care Solutions for Utahns 2021 Virtual Conference, 8a-3:30p online. Event by Utah Health Policy Project: "The theme of this year's conference is Recognizing Disparities and Pursuing Health Equity. Keynote speakers: Dr. Angelo Giardino, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, and Emily Stewart, Executive Director of Community Catalyst. Registration is $25, however, we encourage broad participation from the community and there is a free option on the registration page. Community members, students, and others are welcome to register at no cost." To register, click here.

DIY Creatives Spotlight, featuring artisans from The Third Annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market in Ogden Dec. 3 & 4 (Admission: $7, children under 12 FREE) and SLC Arts Council's Pop-up Shops at Finch Lane Gallery:

  • Julie Lindsey of Z's Hot Sauce & Marinade: "Producers of Gourmet Hot Sauces, Salsa, Spicy Beef Jerkys, Bloody Mary Mixes and more! Small Batch, Local, and Gourmet all the way!"

  • Joelle Wymer of The Basil Project: "Produces naturally dyed goods using botanical materials aka plants and flowers! All items are hand-dyed in small-batch here in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each product takes between 48-96 hours to complete our natural dye process. Every item is unique, one of a kind."

  • Claire Taylor of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, which will host a series of Pop-Up Shops at its Finch Lane Gallery starting this weekend. Twelve artists and craftspeople have been selected to hold individual pop-up shops featuring art and crafts for sale. A variety of media is represented in this line-up of artists. For the schedule and artists' info, visit

Community Co-Host Nick Burns leads a World AIDS Day discussion with Dr. Adam Spivak, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah, and activist Michael Sanders. Check out these HIV/AIDS resources:

  •, your connection to better prevention, treatment options, and clinics in Utah and nationwide. 

  • U of U PrEP Clinics, 5 locations that offer PrEP. The Redwood Road location offers PrEP for free for uninsured patients.

  • U of U Ryan White Program, providing primary care to those infected with HIV/AIDS in Utah. Clinic 1A is also the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care to patients in the surrounding Mountain West region.

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.