RadioACTive: April 24, 2020

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#QuarantineCocktails meets #TipYourServer and The State Room. Fresh, homegrown music from Version Two, #UrbanFarmReport with The Green Urban Lunch Box and Keep It Real Vegetables, Arbor Day with Tree Utah, and so much freakin' more!

Tonight's lineup:

#QuarantineCocktails Ep15, featuring:

Fresh, homegrown music from Ogden’s own Version Two, which recently performed LIVE for the “love in the time of corona virus music festival” put on by The Co-Op. V2's Ty Norton said the band has a couple of new EPs in the pipeline. To support them and download their music, click here.

Terry Foust, Community Health Director and Intermountain Healthcare, talked about the non-profit hospital group’s efforts to reach people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. From mobile testing to hospital stays and meals while processing tests, Intermountain is providing all services are being provided at no cost as part of its community stewardship.

Alex Samuel of the PSL Salt Lake - Party for Socialism and Liberation on Saturday’s national day of car protests to demand #CancelTheRents. The group’s single demand is the cancellation of all rents, mortgages for homeowners, small landlords and small businesses for the duration of the pandemic.

  • “While we and society recognize the First Amendment and the exercise of First Amendment rights as essential, our April 25, 2020 “Cancel the Rents” car caravan will practice the socially responsible regulations outlined in the county-wide “stay-at-home” executive order, including physical distancing and mask-wearing. We believe that we must act now to defend the essential right of all people to housing during and after the COVID-19 crisis.”

Amy May of TreeUtah, which is celebrating Arbor Day. In fact, her group is helping to fulfill the Spring of Hope Family Tree Giveaway to get trees planted in yards on SLC’s west side. It’s a partnership with SLC Mayor Mendenhall and Ivory Green. To find out more, click here.

RadioACTive volunteer and educator Holly Lammert, who is keeping busy offering science classes for parents and students in collaboration with The Wonderment

  • Save the Penguins: Students are invited to go on an adventure to South Africa, learning about how climate change affects baby penguins, applying heat transfer principles to an engineering challenge to build a house to save the penguins.  Complete the project to win a sticker!

Ellen Eiriksson of the Citizen Science Program at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

  • April 24-27: City Nature Challenge - The Wasatch, a virtual and self-guided three-day event to observe the biodiversity right where you are. The City Nature Challenge is the largest community science project in the world and you can participate using iNaturalist.org to make observations of spiders in your house, birds you see from your window, and dandelions in the grass. They're looking for WILD & FREE, not cultivated & captive, so yes to squirrels, and no to cats. Click here for more details on how to participate.

Aldine’s #UrbanFarmReport, featuring true tales from the agrihood:

  • Katie Nelson of The Green Urban Lunch Box. From 12 weeks of fresh local fruit in their Fruit Box, to 20 weeks of farm fresh sustainably grown produce in their CSA, support local growers with GULB’s Fruit and Vegetable subscriptions. Click here to reserve your spot before they are all gobbled up!

  • Tyler Montague of Keep It Real Vegetables, which farms by hand on several small-scale gardens in the Salt Lake Valley. Beginning the first weekend in May, Keep It Real will debut online ordering. If you would prefer to order over the phone, call Tyler at 801-884-9770 or Holiday at 971-217-4505. Curbside pickup or limited-area delivery options.

How YOU doin'? We’re airing messages from listeners, organizations, folks in the community about how they’re coping, how they’re distracting the kids, how they’ve gone virtual with their fundraisers and meetings, tips for working from home. We'd love to air one from you. You can record it at your leisure on a smartphone, just make sure it’s high quality audio (lossless on an iPhone).Then, email that file to radioactive@krcl.org. Or you can call (385) 800-1889 and just leave us a voicemail. 

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: Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Holly Lammert

 

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