RadioACTive: December 17, 2019

  • December 17, 2019
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Mayra Cedano takes the reins at Comunidades Unidas, Miller Family Boys and Girls Club names Carrisa Vera Youth of the Year, Chef Abudu of Kafe' Mamai and Spice Kitchen Incubator gets his food truck rolling, Roam Wyld launches with a Wyld Transition Soulstice Dance Party, Soap2Hope's #HolidayWishlist, and live, homegrown music from The Pho3nix Child, Martian Textilez, 2020 Vandal Visionariez and Omnipotent Genii.

Tonight's lineup:

Live, homegrown music from The Pho3nix Child, Martian Textilez, 2020 Vandal Visionariez and Omnipotent Genii.

  • Dec. 21: Zodiac ENT Presents: Midwinter! Clothing Drive/Fundraiser, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Mestizo Coffee House, 631 W. North Temple, SLC. This event is all ages, FREE and open to the public. Accepting winter gear (such as blankets, gloves, scarves, hats, shoes, or pretty much anything warm) to be given to folks on the streets or just plain struggling. Zodiac Entertainment is an entertainment group, artist collective and online web series combined into one. This movement was pioneered and is led by Salt Lake City native Cassandra Houston, aka The Phoenix Child.

Jillian Orr, director of the teens program at Murray’s Miller Boys & Girls Club, introduce us to Carissa Vera, the club’s youth of the year. A 4.0 sophomore at Murray High School, Vera organized a service project last Saturday to make sack lunches to feed over 600 homeless individuals. She recruited more than 80 teenagers and 20 adult volunteers to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and holiday cards, then deliver the meals throughout downtown Salt Lake City.

Spice Kitchen Incubator was back for another visit with Kafe’ Mamai Llc.-Catering company’s Chef Abudu. Since last time, he’s launched the Kafe’ Mamai food truck 11a-2p at the University of Utah Student Union when class is in session. And look for him quite possibly at Streamline Industries, Inc. in Sugar House this weekend.

#HolidayWishlist, featuring January Riggin and Courtney Averett of Soap2hope, a nonprofit 501(c)3 that that builds awareness, offers resources and advocates for women, men and teenagers who have been sexually exploited, sex trafficked and are working in the sex trade, as well as individuals who are facing addictions, abuse and trauma in the community. 

Roam Wyld is a new women-owned Consulting & Event Production company for Cultural Creatives. Founders Michelle Stephen and Jennifer Hamilton stopped by the show to talk about the start-up and the launch party, WYLD Transition - Winter Soulstice Dance, this Saturday from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at Avenues Yoga, 867 E. 2100 S., SLC.

  • Click here for tickets to the “full spectrum immersive event that will draw you into ecstatic states of being as Hooplah and Sukara weave a transcendent tribal sound tapestry of exploration into the space between dark and light. Mark the transition of Winter Soulstice at 9:19 p.m. with a ritual infused journey and weave your dreams into reality through an interactive art installation.”

Latina Mayra Cedano has been named executive director at Comunidades Unidas, which for 20 years has been empowering Utah’s Latino Community to recognize and achieve its own potential and become a positive force for change in the larger community. RadioACTive talked to the community organizer about her new job and what’s in store for 2020. 

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

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Amy Dominguez
  • Volunteer: Risshan Leek
  • Audio Engineer: Sullivan Phetchanpheng, Willis Krammer