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Wofa Afro-Fusion Drums, Science on Tap, and the Value of Arts in Education and the Economy
Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight's RadioActive lineup:
Rosie Banchero, artistic directior of Wofa Afro-Fusion, which cultivates the tradition of African dance, drum and song in Salt Lake City. Joining her were drummers Quinn Reesor, Timothy Butler and Golden Gibson for a preview of:
Science on Tap, a new monthly meetup where the public can bring their questions, skepticism and "boundless enthusiasm for the scientific method." Organizers Justice Morath, Audrey Rutz and Sky Hatter and featured scientist Dr. Jacob Hummel explain.
In an effort to give local school boards more flexibility when it comes to required courses, the Utah State Board of Education earlier this month voted to "offer district and charter school flexibility in required course for middle school and junior high students." It could mean the reduction or elimination of arts classes, not to mention health and P.E. RadioActive consulted:
Crystal Young-Otterstrom, executive director at the Utah Cultural Alliance. UCA's advocacy arm will be asking the Utah State Board of Education to revisit its decision and allow for more public input.