RadioActive: August 21, 2017

  • August 21, 2017
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Art, Activism and Politics, the Power of Film, and the Music and Message of The Alarm's Mike Peters

Hosted by Lara Jones and Ma Black, tonight's RadioActive connected the dots between art, activism and politics. Plus, a special visit with Mike Peters of The Alarm, who also played for us in the studio. 


  • Vickie Samuelson, League of Women Voters of Utah, reported on legislative issues being considered by lawmakers during interim committee meetings this week.

  • Geralyn Dreyfous and Elizabeth Nebeker of the Utah Film Center, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The center will screen Born Into Brothels, the 2004 Oscar-winning documentary for which Dreyfous served as Executive Producer, at the main City Library Tuesday, Aug. 22. No ticket necessary. Showtime is 7 p.m., with a Q&A after the film.

  • Mike Peters of The Alarm, who's in town with his band and the documentary Man in the Camo Jacket. Peters talked with Lara Jones about his life in music and how it was part of his plan to beat cancer when first diagnosed with it more than 20 years ago. Use the media player below to hear the full interview, a part of which was shared on tonight's show. It includes Peters playing acoustic versions of both The Stand and Strength.

  • Gretchen Dietrich, Utah Museum of Arts and Lisa and Janelle Iglesias of Las Hermanas Iglesias, the sisters behind Here Here opening this weekend at the newly remodeled museum. Click here for the lineup of festivities this weeken.

  • Sisters Patricia and Graciela Campos and their cousin, Alfonso, on We Exist | Existimos, an art show highlighting Latinx artists Friday, Aug. 25, at Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 S. 800 W., Salt Lake City. A portion of proceeds will go to help send school supplies to a school in El Salvador. And you're welcome to donate school supplies at the show, too.