RadioActive: April 21, 2017

  • April 21, 2017
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Foodtrepreneur Festival, Fairpark Plant Sale, Venture Academy Teens, Sidecar Judy, Poet Jesse Parent

Hosted by Lara Jones and Aldine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer, tonight's RadioActive brought you grassroots activists and community builders making a difference in the community through storytelling, poetry, music, food and gardening. Lineup:

  • Alison Einerson, Urban Food Connections of Utah, and Deb Bilbao, Women's Business Center, on the 3rd Annual Foodtrepreneur Festival Thursday, April 27, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at The Falls Event Center, 580 S. 600 E., SLC. Tickets to this event are free but limited, so click here to register now. "This year again, participants will enjoy behind-the-scenes stories and learn how to start their own ventures from a standout panel of locally-based entrepreneurs and innovators. Attendees should come hungry and ready to taste the best food and drinks from local companies."
  • Tom King on the Fairkpark's Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center, 1255 Clark Avenue, SLC. More than 4,300 plants growing in the Fairpark's community greenhouse. Along with the plant sale, they will have workshops and activities for all! 
  • SLC poet Jesse Parent rounds out our week featuring poets from Utah's Capital City. If you missed it, listen to the archived show to hear "Hotbox Love Test," a poem about farts and oh, so much more, and "To The Boys Who Will One Day Date My Daughter." One thing we learned about Jesse, he loves helping teens get into the slam poetry movement -- in fact, he spent the morning with 300 students at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan. If you'd like him to come to your school, go here: Jesse Parent
  • Venture Academy High School students went to southern Utah to see the landscape for themselves, talk to locals and tourists and record some stories along the way. RadioActive got a report from teacher Claire Wolters and students Shaylynn Wilson, Kenzie "Cake Lover" Hampton, Beth Fitch, and Stockton Mair. Look for a podcast on their adventurers in partnership with Ogden's Banyan Collective.
  • Live music from Sidecar Judy, which is donating all proceeds from the sale of their song "Better" to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support research and patient support. To listen and find out how you can help, CLICK HERE.