RadioACTive: April 21, 2020

  • April 21, 2020
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#QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and Johnny's On Second, Migrant Mutual Aid Utah, NSF Scholar Maria Alvarez, COVID-19 and local refugee communities, #ShelterInPoems with Rob Carney, #AskingForAFriend with Pediatrician Neal Davis

Tonight's lineup:

#QuarantineCocktails Ep12 with City Weekly's John Saltas and Johnny Dale of Johnny's on Second in downtown SLC. While Dale’s had to furlough his employees, he's using the downtown time to make improvements at the bar. Once the all clear is sounded, you’ll be able to catch up on several missed parties, including St. Patrick's Day!

RadioACTive Volunteer Isabella Sabala joined the ZOOM session to talk about homeschooling hits and misses, as well as Earth Day 50th Anniversary Digital Events

  • On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join Utah groups for three days of online events. Participate in digital workshops and webinars, watch keynote speeches and interviews, and join in an action from your home every day. To see the full schedule of online events and to RSVP, go to or click here for the schedule. 

  • At the helm of these events are groups like Utah Youth Environmental Solutions Network, Fridays For Future Utah, Sunrise Movement and Climate Strikes Utah. 

Cesia and Itza of Migrant Mutual Aid Fund Utah, a project by Abejitas Autónomas. They created the fund created meet the needs of the Utah Undocumented Community in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Undocu folks do not qualify for most private and state sponsored services. The fund will prioritize its support for Undocu folks living in Utah who are:

  • Non-DACA
  • Immuno-compromised
  • Elders
  • Families, especially one-parent households
  • Service workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic

Maria G. Alvarez Zavala, a Westminster graduate who has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellowship to research chemical impacts on agricultural workers. It’s a story fueled by her own family’s history in the fields.  

Steve Grider of Fish for Garbage, which promotes Leave No Trace principles, especially when recreating near a waterway. Fish for Garbage has postponed its first three river cleanups of the season, but invites the public to #FillTheNet and pick up trash when out walking the dog or getting your properly socially distanced exercise.

#ShelterInPoems: “The Story of the Forest and the Owl” by Rob Carney. It’s part of Facts & Figures, Carney’s latest collection of poems, available now from Hoot n Waddle and fine bookstores everywhere.

  • April is National Poetry Month. Search the hashtag #ShelterInPoems to see what folks are sharing around the world. RadioACTive would love to share your poetry. Just record one of your own or a short favorite. Be sure to tell us who you are, introduce the poem and why you’re reading it for us. Send it to

#AskingForAFriend: Coronavirus-related Q&A with Dr. Neal Davis, a pediatrician and medical director of community-based care at Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital. Dr. Davis said parents should still take their children to their wellness checkups, especially for vaccines, so as not to end the pandemic with an epidemic. If you have a medical question you were too timid to ask or didn’t know who to ask, email it to

#CommunityRoundtable, featuring leaders of Utah’s refugee communities talking about the impact of coronavirus. The panel included:

Although we’re practicing social distancing at KRCL, the RadioACTive Team is working remotely to bring you updates on the Coronavirus in Utah, as well as how communities are reacting. In fact, YOU can help us by sharing your experience and concerns:

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

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
  • Community Correspondent: Tamrika Khvtisiashvili
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer