RadioACTive: April 23, 2019

  • April 23, 2019
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Las Aguilas de la Esperanza, Poet J Delgadillo, celebrating Mother's Day with immigrants, refugees and asylees, plus the nuts and bolts of Audacious policing with Chris Burbank, and more

Tonight's lineup:

Esmeralda Torres, a teacher from Esperanza Elementary brought in Las Aguilas de la Esperanza, a kids' mariachi band that will be headlining the Day of the Child - Día del Niño celebration this Saturday at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Barbara Pioli of Wasatch Cooperative Market, which hosts Sip and Savor this Sunday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Meditrina, 165 W. 900 S., SLC.  Enjoy local, seasonal ingredients that are expertly paired with outstanding wines. Sample four lite bites with an option to try three wines selected by Francis Fecteau, of Libation, for their complement with each dish. Learn more about what a food co-op is and why Salt Lake needs one. Reservations recommended as seating is limited. Click here for tickets.

Latara Frieson, founder of Entrepreneurable, and 10-year-old Chase Hansen of Kid Labs, a social impact company he and his dad, John, founded in 2013. Chase will be the keynote speaker at this weekend's Spring Into Entrepreneurship at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Aimed at middle and high schoolers, the half-day event will teach basic leadership skills and problem-solving techniques to address current social, cultural, and environmental issues facing Utah communities today.

  • The mission of Entrepreneurable, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is:
    • To execute an educational program for middle school aged children of underserved communities focusing on Social Entrepreneurship.
    • To promote the engagement of local small business owners in mentoring and teaching the skills required to become an entrepreneur and impact communities.

Maxine Lucero and Ed Muñoz stopped in to "save the date" for Cinco de Mayo with WestSide Dance. On Sunday, May 5, 2019, WestSide Dance will host a party for its 21st birthday in the west SLC community. Watch dancers perform as they bring their neighbors and families together in celebration. Free and open to the public from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 S. 800 W., SLC. Tune in next Tuesday night to hear more, including music and folklore. 

It's National Poetry Month. Tonight's featured poet was J Delgadillo, who was raised in Guadalajara, México, and the west-side communities of the Salt Lake Valley. Look for her on the Big Mouth Stage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, during this year's Utah Arts Festival.

Use the following media player to hear more poetry from Delgadillo:

Aimee Dot Harmer of the Utah Refugee Connection and Jana Richardson and Sarah Gibson of Women of the World. The two groups have partnered to celebrate the traditions, food, and stories of refugee mothers in a special Mother’s Day event on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School, 450 E. 3700 S., South Salt Lake.  

  • Utah Refugee Connection, Women of the World, and Granite School District welcome mothers from all over Utah to join in a celebration that honors the joys and trials of motherhood. While many of the women invited to this event are survivors who have had to fight to provide their children with better opportunities, there are so many commonalities in their journeys as mothers that can be shared with their neighbors here in Utah. 

Ending racially disparate policing with Chris Burbank, SLC's former Chief of Police and now Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Policing Equity. Cities that have partnered with CPE have seen an average of 25% fewer arrests, 33% fewer force incidents, and 13% fewer officer-related injuries.

  • CPE gathers and analyzes data on policing in order to shed light on disparities and the biases that may influence police behaviors. CPE partners with police departments to obtain data, tracking police stops, use of force data, and survey data. These data are combined with census and geospatial data to pinpoint and differentiate the portion of racial disparities police cannot control (e.g., poverty) from the portion they can (e.g., policies). This scientific analysis allows law enforcement to take informed steps to address bias.
  • With $30 million in funding through The Audacious Project announced last week, CPE expects to work with more law enforcement agencies across the country to eliminate racial bias in policing.

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RadioACTive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones   
  • Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Saida Dahir