RadioACTive: April 14, 2020

  • April 14, 2020
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Bye-bye Core Civic. #WyoSayNo on the latest win against for profit prisons. #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and A Bar Named Sue's #suericki. Dr. Dave on positivity during a pandemic. The Emerald Project goes virtual as it seeks to combat the misrepresentation of Islam. #PandemicPoetry with Ken Sanders. Creativity and coronavirus with Tamrika Khvtisiashvili.

Tonight's lineup:

GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s nonprofit bike share program, has extended the registration period for its discounted $0.01 annual membership for essential workers. RadioACTive spoke with GREENbike's Katie Mykleseth for details. 

  • All residents who still need to head into the office during "Stay Safe, Stay Home" are eligible to activate their annual membership until May 1, or as long as the directive is in place. 
  • Click here to join with promo code Essential2020.

Community Co-Host Amy Dominguez spoke with Antonio Serrano of Wyo Say No, which reported another victory in the fight against for-profit prisons. Late week, Core Civic announced it would no longer seek the bid to build an ICE prison in Uintah County, Wyoming.

#QuarantineCocktails Ep7, featuring Salt Lake City Weekly’s John Saltas and Tyson Ennis of A Bar Named Sue. With locations in Millcreek and Midvale both shuttered during the pandemic, Ennis is waiting to reopen. In the meantime, he shared the recipe for a refreshing #suericki. Listen to the archive and/or check their social media for the recipe!

Utah Peace & Conflict Studies Director Dr. Dave, who said, "No one is hallucinating. This is as hard as it feels." Dr. Dave took us down #TheRadicalMiddle to try striving to be "good enough," especially in times of strife, as well as the fact that everyone is doing the best they can under the circumstances as they see them.

#PandemicPoetry with the namesake of Ken Sanders Rare Books. Ken shared poems by e.e. cummings and Wendell Barry. Located at 268 S. 200 S., SLC, the shop is open for business and has a ton of poetry on hand. Give Ken a call at (801) 521-3819 or email to place an order for curbside pickup or shipment to your home. Tune in for Poetry Is Wanted on RadioACTive Monday, April 27, 2020, featuring Sanders and Alex Caldiero, the Sonosopher of Utah County.

The Emerald Project's Satin Tashnizi talked about adjustments being made due to COVID-19 as it seeks to combat the misrepresentation of Islam. Ermina Mustafic shared the project's youth ambassador program, which had planned a Muslim youth conference this month.

RadioACTive Community Correspondent Tamrika Khvtisiashvili talked to artists about coping and creativity amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists included:

  • Lenka Konopasek, a Czech-born visual artist working in 2- and 3-D, residing and working in SLC. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the world. She teaches studio art at the University of Utah and Westminster College.
  • Cordell Taylor, a Utah sculptor who has done numerous site-specific commissions and public art works throughout Utah, nationally and abroad.
  • Anne Morgan Jespersen, an artist, architect and designer. She lives and works in historic Helper, painting but also operating Anne Jespersen Fine Arts.
  • Steph Shotorbani, the Senior Designer at the Sorenson Impact Center hosted at the University of Utah. She is a creator of Project apART, which is a new artistic movement featuring creativity in quarantine and will launch on April 15, World Art Day. More to come about the initiative in few minutes.


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, 90.9fm KRCL.

Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Community Co-Host: Amy Dominguez
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer