RadioActive: August 1, 2018

  • August 1, 2018
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Hell's Backbone Grill co-owner speaks up on builldozers in Grand Staircase, POEMBALL Machine and Rock Canyon Poets, The Book of Sharks, Women in STEM and Air Quality and U

Tonight’s lineup:

  • Poetry Happens is a monthly feature on KRCL’s RadioActive provided by Rock Canyon Poets’ co-founder Trish Hopkinson, and includes poems read on air by Utah poets. Tonight:
    • Trish debuted the group’s third and newest POEMBALL Machine (which you'll find in the lobby next time you visit KRCL)
    • Featured poet Rob Carney shared verse from his new collection of verse, The Book of Sharks, which he’ll read from and sign during RPC’s Aug. 14th Open Mic at Pioneer Book, Provo
    • Click here for links to poetry events and publications for the month of August 2018
  • Air quality measured over the July 4th holiday shows interesting patterns of particulate matter, thanks to a new data visualization online at aqandu.org. RadioActive talked about it with four people working on the project:
    • Katrina Le, an incoming freshmen majoring in Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah and a current student in the 2018-2019 ACCESS Program for Women in Science & Mathematics.  She has been working under Dr. Kelly and Dr. Butterfield at the Chemical Engineering department on the AQ&U Project since 2016. 
    • Shaylee Larson, who just finished her first year at the University of Utah. She is originally from St. George, and came to the U to study chemistry. After her experience in ACCESS, Shaylee returned as a teaching assistant for the current class.
    • Dr. Kerry Kelly, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Utah. She is one of the leads of the AQ&U project, which seeks to understand the neighborhood-level differences in pollution in the Salt Lake Valley. 
    • Dr. Daniel Mendoza, a Fellow in the Pulmonary Division in the School of Medicine and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah. His research centers around highly resolved emissions and exposure models of pollutants, and the subsequent health impacts.


ACCESS provides women a supportive path into the sciences and engineering by offering a scholarship award, living- learning experience, and research opportunity. Established in 1991, ACCESS is a signature program of the College of Science at the University of Utah. Through partnerships with the College of Engineering and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences, ACCESS welcomes women majoring in all STEM disciplines. Women from all backgrounds, who are beginning their first year at the U, are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the ACCESS website or contact the College of Science Deans Office.

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RadioActive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

  • Executive Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Community Co-Host: Nick Burns
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Natalie Benoy