RadioACTive: April 10, 2020

  • April 10, 2020
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#QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and Red Iguana, new music from Andrew Wiscombe, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox with a COVID-19 update, Dr. Dave's reflections on fear, poetry from Nancy Takacs, #UrbanFarmReport with Wasatch Community Gardens, Green Phoenix Farm and Stagl Organics CSA

Tonight's lineup:

Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox with an update on COVID-19 in Utah, including what farmers are dealing with.

#QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly’s John Saltas and Lucy Cardenas and Bill Coker of Red Iguana. The Home of Killer Mexican Food should reopen Red Iguana 2 for curbside pickup the week of April 20th. Check the stream to hear the secret ingredient in their jalapeño margarita!

Support local bars, restaurants and cafés — a vital part of the flavor of our community.

  • KRCL suggests gift cards for later use or pass them on to essential workers, order curb-side pickup or no-touch delivery where available.
  • Salt Lake City food & beverage workers displaced by the Coronavirus pandemic and SLC earthquake need your help. Click here for Tip Your Server, a way to lend a hand to those who serve us.

Utah Peace & Conflict Studies Director Dr. Dave of #TheRadicalMiddle, who wrapped his week-long reflection on coping with fear. Tonight, he shared the wisdom of Irvin Yalom who wrote Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death.

Book tip: Call a local bookseller and pick up a copy of Yalom’s book:

Music from Andrew Wiscombe, who just released his new album, Strangest Congregations. Join his virtual release party tonight at 8 p.m.on Facebook and Instagram. 

Poem from Nancy Takacs, inaugural poet laureate of Helper City. To hear the full edition of this month’s #PoetryHappens, click here.

  • To catch up on all the virtual poetry events, including #ShelterInPoems, and calls for submission this month, click here.
  • Record yourself reading a poem, and share why you chose that work online using the hashtag #ShelterinPoems. Be sure to tag @poetsorg on twitter and Instagram. Email a high0quality audio file to and you just may find yourself on the show this month!

#UrbanFarmReport, featuring:

  • Ashley Patterson of Wasatch Community Gardens, which is taking its annual spring plant sale virtual on April 30th. Click here for WCG’s plant guide.

  • James Loomis of Green Phoenix Farm, where all the WCG plant starts are grown with the Green Team.

  • Shad Stagl of Stagl Organics, which still has shares available in its CSA. Click here for details. The 2020 season’s first pickup is Thursday, May 7th. Full, half and monthly shares available. Support urban farmers!

How YOU doin’? We’d love to share your experience and concerns:

  • Voicemail: Call (385) 800-1899 and tell us your story.

  • Voicememo: Use the built-in audio recorder or download a mobile app to record a short message about your coping strategies, questions you’d like an expert to answer, or anything else you’d like to share. BE SURE to check your general and all settings and use the highest quality audio setting. Then, email it to

Tonight's RadioACTive team included Lara Jones, Community Co-Host Aldine Strychnine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer. Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, volunteers or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL.