RadioACTive: April 30, 2021

  • April 30, 2021
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The Punk Rock Farmer talks tomatoes with the pro, Marybeth Janerich of Wasatch Community Gardens, and watering tips with SLC Water Conservation Manager Stephanie Duer on the #UrbanFarmReport. Plus, Arbor Day with Tree Utah, City Nature Challenge with NHMU, #ManyCulturesOneSky with SkyWatcher Leo T, and fresh, homegrown music from Bly Wallentine.

Tonight's lineup with Community Co-Host Aldine Strychnine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer, and Lara Jones:

Fresh, homegrown music from Bly Wallentine, "an experimental/psychedelic pop, folk and jazz musician living in Provo, Utah. They have produced records with many Utah musicians at their recording studio, Studio Studio Dada, including Choir Boy, Little Moon, Emily Brown, and Sen Wisher. They released a groovy, wacky, ethereal pop record titled 'The Purpose of Dancing' last year — find it at or on any streaming service! They will be releasing their next lush, trippy, mind-bending, heart-wrenching pop record titled 'Dizzy Giant' on September 24, 2021. It hits the spot real damn good. They have four cats named Blossom, Phoebe, Marvin and Maude."

To catch up with Bly:

#ManyCulturesOneSky with SkyWatcher Leo T, featuring a spring star map, moon names from Indigenous cultures, Apollo 15 history including Utah's own James Irwin (who graduates from East High School in SLC, Class of 1947), making oxygen on Mars, remembering Apollo 11's Michael Collins, and more. 

Stephanie Duer, Water Conservation Manager with SLC Dept. of Public Utilities, who said now is not the time to start watering your lawn. Check out all the resources Duer mentioned:

Today is Arbor Day. RadioACTive checked in with Amy May of TreeUtah, who was planting trees in Salt Lake City’s West Pointe neighborhood.

  • May 8: KRCL and Tree Utah planting event along the Jordan River, 9a-12p, sign-up required. Thanks to listeners’ donations during Spring Radiothon, KRCL will be planting 105 trees in Tree Utah’s Eco-Garden next to the Day-Riverside Library. Visit to sign up as a volunteer for the event.

City Nature Challenge 2021 started today. RadioACTive spoke with the Natural History Museum of Utah’s Citizen Science Coordinator, Ellen Eiriksson, about the global event that starts right in our own backyards.

  • April 30-May3: City Nature Challenge, global event. As one of the 2021 Wasatch partners, The Natural History Museum of Utah invites all in Utah to participate and connect with nature in a collective scientific effort. While this year’s focus is more of a collaboration than competition, the goal remains the same: to encourage the public to learn about their environment by getting outside and exploring—wherever they are. And, as nature is proven to reduce stress and improve mood, it is a wonderful and free remedy for the added stresses so many of us face today. Download the iNaturalist app to get started.

Aldine's #UrbanFarmReport, featuring planting tips from Marybeth Janerich, community education director at Wasatch Community Gardens. Al and Lara recorded this interview in March for their Digging in the Dirt post for SLUG Mag. Check out the following WCG resources to help you get your garden started right this spring:

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:

  • Community Co-Host: Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer
  • Executive Producer, Host:  Lara Jones