RadioACTive: April 23, 2020

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Co-hosted by March For Our Lives Utah, Domestic Violence during Covid19, Clean Energy Campaign, Circles Salt Lake, #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and the Tap Room, The American Red Cross

Co-hosted by Tory Peters and Andoni Telonidis of March For Our Lives Utah 

Tonight's Lineup:

#QuarantineCocktails Ep13 with City Weekly's John Saltas and Dennis Chambers of the Tap in the Sugarhouse neighborhood. One of Salt Lake City's longest running bars, the Tap Room has been closed. Dennis has been busy reorganizing the business and is prepared to open curbside service 5 days a week, providing food and growlers. 

Dr. Walter Kelly Medical Director for the American Red Cross talked about the need for blood donations from people who have recovered from Covid 19, who's plasma may hold antibodies that could help others to recover as well. 

  • People who have recovered from Covid 19 and may be a good candidate to help by donating their plasma can go to redcrossblood.org and find the Covid 19 Convalescent Plasma Program banner to get started. 
  • Blood donations are still needed to ensure that the Red Cross can maintain a sufficient supply to help patients in need and prevent any shortages. To accommodate social distancing guidelines, it is highly recommended to make an appointment to donate blood at www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS A free blood donor app is also available https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app.html 

The Clean Energy Campaign's Lola Maldonado, Arya Barkesseh, Emma Johnson joined MFOL's Andoni and Tory to commemorate Earth Day with to talk about what the campaign has been up to, including a project to push a resolution for the Salt Lake City School Board to reach 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030. The Campaign also has a call to action for people to contact their SLC School Board Members to vote for the resolution that is scheduled on June 2nd

  • Emails for school board members to write letters of support to:

           tiffany.sandberg@slcschools.org
           michael.nemelka@slcschools.org 

           katherine.kennedy@slcschools.org
           nate.salazar@slcschools.org
           samuel.hanson@slcschools.org
           melissa.ford@slcschools.org
           kristi.swett@slcschools.org

 

Circle Salt Lake, Director, Benjamin Sessions, talked about challenges people in poverty are facing during the economic down turn caused by stay at home measures 

 

A panel conversation on domestic violence and under-reporting with:

 

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, spoke at a press call arranged by the union to announce new estimates on meatpacking worker infections and deaths, to discuss the impact on the national food supply, and highlight a newly-released letter to demand action from the USDA and White House Covid 19 Task Force to strengthen safety standards and save lives. 

  • UFCW International President Marc Perrone
  • UFCW International Vice President for Meatpacking Mark Lauritsen
  • Smithfield pork worker in South Dakota - Achut Deng (the plant where a large number are refugees and have been blamed for the area’s infection rate)
  • Cargill beef worker in Kansas - Itzel Goytia
  • JBS pork worker in Iowa - Margarita Heredia
  • Cargill beef worker in Texas - Rhonda Trevino
  • Pilgrim’s Pride poultry worker in Georgia - Tony Adams

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:

  • Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Tory Peters 
  • Community Co-Host: Andoni Telonidis 
  • Exec. Producer: Lara Jones

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