RadioACTive: April 7, 2020

  • April 7, 2020
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COVID-19 update with Rep. McAdams and Sen. Escamilla, Consul Borjon on digital DACA renewal, Dr. Dave on fear, #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and Proper Brewing, McCarthey Family Foundation launches nationwide essay contest on why a free press matters in a democracy, restaurant roundtable with Tamarika Khvtisiashvili, #ShelterInPoems with Trish Hopkinson

Tonight’s lineup:

COVID-19 update with Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah’s 4th Congressional Dist.) and State Sen. Luz Escamilla (D-Dist. 1), both of whom are recovering from the virus. For the latest information, visit Also, check out to #CrushTheCurve.

  • Today is World Health Day. At no time in recent history has the vital role of nurses in America been so clear.  To honor nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Kino Lorber is offering a free streaming re-release of the acclaimed documentary, The American Nurse. The release is timed to coincide with National Nurses Week, and the World Health Organization (WHO) also designating 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

José Borjón, head of Consulado de México en Salt Lake City, Utah, who said DACA renewals can now be completed online via SimpleCitizen. For more details, visit one of the following links:

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Jamila Alani of Helping Hand for Relief Development, a global humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disaster situations around the world. Special focus in countries with massive population living below the poverty line, including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Kenya and Sudan. The group canceled its 1st Global Village Festival due to COVID-19, but Alani said she’s still trying to raise funds for the orphans it would have helped. You can reach her through Helping Hand-Utah Supporters or donate here:

Utah Peace & Conflict Studies Director Dr. Dave of #TheRadicalMiddle, who reflected on fear through the teachings of Pema Chodron.

#QuarantineCocktails, Ep2, featuring:

  • John Saltas of Salt Lake City Weekly, which covers news, politics, arts, music, dining and nightlife in SLC and beyond. Click here to check out CW’s “lockdown” issue.

  • Eleanor Lewis of Proper Brewing Co mixed up a tasty cocktail with Proper’s Lei Effect, Reposado and lime. She promised to post the recipe on their social media. YOU decide whether to keep it to a 1-ounce pour.

  • Phil McCarthey of the McCarthey Family Foundation, which has launched a National Student Essay Competition. Topic: “Why a free press matters in a democracy.” Students are asked to e-mail their essay as a Word document of 500words maximum, typed and double-spaced, to

    • Awards: $15,000 in cash awards from the Boston Globe Foundation; Four-year scholarship to Westminster College (total current value: $152,000.)

    • Students are asked to e-mail their essay as a Word document of 500 words maximum, typed and double-spaced, to

    • All entries must be original and include the student’s name, phone number, e-mail, mailing address, name, and department of the school and grade in which the student is currently enrolled, as well as the name of the local news outlet.

    • Deadline is April 24. Click here for more information, go to

Many Cultures, One Sky with SkyWatcher Leo T. Tonight, look for the SUPER MOON!

Restaurant Roundtable, featuring:

Poetry Still Happens Bonus: "Poem for Pluto's Heart" by Trish Hopkinson of Rock Canyon Poets and the Poemball machines at Provo Poetry and KRCL. 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 high0quality audio file to and you just may find yourself on the show this month!

Support local bars, restaurants and cafés — are a vital part of the flavor of our community. KRCL suggests gift cards for later use or pass them on to essential workers, order curb-side pickup or no-touch delivery where available. Also, Salt Lake City food & beverage workers displaced by the Coronavirus pandemic and SLC earthquake need your help. Click here for Tip Your Server, a way to lend a hand to those who serve us.

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

  • Voicemail: Call (385) 800-1899 and tell us your story.
  • Voicememo: Use the built-in audio recorder or download a mobile app to record a short message about your coping strategies, questions you’d like an expert to answer, or anything else you’d like to share. BE SURE to check your general and all settings and use the highest quality audio setting. Then, email it to

Tonight's RadioACTive team included Lara Jones and Community Co-Host Amy Dominguez. 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.