RadioACTive: April 6, 2020

  • April 6, 2020
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RadioACTive launches #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and Ogden's Own. Dr. Dave on handling fear. Living the Circle of Life reports on Utah tribes and coronavirus. Hectic Hobo's Hasen Cone debuts a new song. Plus, #ShelterInPoems as Poetry STILL Happens, featuring Tacey Atsitty, Trish Hopkinson, Nancy Takacs and Joel Long.

Tonight’s lineup:

RadioACTive launched #QuarantineCocktails with Salt Lake City Weekly’s John Saltas and Steve Conlin of Ogdens Own Distillery. Raise a glass every weeknight during #StaySafeStayHome. Click here for Conlin’s tasty Maple Old Fashioned, featuring Porter's Whiskeys Rye and Salted Cacao Bitters (available at Caputo's Market in SLC.)

Utah Peace & Conflict Studies Director Dr. Dave of #TheRadicalMiddle, who will be reflecting on fear with us all week. Tonight, he talked about making friends with fear and highlighted the advice of 20th Century philosopher and writer Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Coronavirus and Utah Tribes, with Braidan Weeks of Living The Circle of Life, Sundays from 7:00-10:00 a.m. on KRCL, and Poet Tacey Atsitty

April is National Poetry Month. Part 1 of Poetry STILL Happens, our monthly visit with Utah poets, featured:

  • Trish Hopkinson runs the regional poetry group Rock Canyon Poets and folds poems to fill Poemball machines for Provo Poetry. To catch up on all the virtual poetry events, including #ShelterInPoems, and calls for submission this month, click here.

    • Record yourself reading a poem, and share why you chose that work online using the hashtag #ShelterinPoems. Be sure to tag @poetsorg on twitter and Instagram. Email a high-quality audio file to and you just may find yourself on the show this month!

    • Joel Long, CityArtSLC. His book Winged Insects won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. He also teaches poetry at Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City.

    • Nancy Takacs, recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize for her poem “Dearest Water.” She’s also the inaugural Poet Laureate of Helper City.

Use this media player to here the full Poetry Still Happens interview:

How YOU doin’? We’d love to share your experience and concerns:

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Tonight's RadioACTive team included Lara Jones and Community Co-Host Risshan Leak. Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, volunteers or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL.