RadioACTive: December 20, 2019

  • December 20, 2019
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Live music from Mana and Versace (FT. King Ruizze), #UrbanFarmReport with Jonathan K and a #HolidayWishlist from Wasatch Community Gardens, holiday traditions with Ma Black and Made in Utah Winter Fest, SkyWatcher Leo T's solstice report, UCCD's winning WorldQuest Team

Tonight's lineup:

Live, homegrown music from Mana Eini. Mana performs at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Made in Utah Winter Fest 2019.

Symbria Patterson of Cedar City's Red Acre Center, which hosts the Utah Farm & Food Conference 2020 in February. Click here for tickets to 3 days of legendary breakouts, workshops, special events, meals, and keynotes from inspirational farmers, ranchers, activists, and writers, including Kristin Kimball, Bob QuinnMary Craft, Brook Levan and more.

Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy’s Gary Crofts stopped in with Christopher Davis, Dan Peterson, Elliott Detjen and Nicholas Wilson, the council’s winning WorldQuest team from Lone Peak High School. They will represent UCCD at nationals in Washington, D.C. in April.

SkyWatcher Leo T with stories of the solstice, which happens at 9:19 p.m. Saturday night.

Live, homegrown music from Versace Mccarthy and King Ruizze. Look for them at the hip hop showcase at the Fox Theatre in Hurricane Jan. 25 and Coast2Coast Live Feb. 14, in SLC.

Holiday traditions from around the globe with Ma Black, host of Night Estéreo KRCL and Danny B. Stewart, local folklorist and tradition bearer.

  • Listen for Ma Tuesday nights at 10:30 on KRCL. Her mission is to break stereotypes and push boundaries through music without borders. Musica sin fronteras!
  • Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. at the Made in Utah Winter Fest, Stewart will be sharing unfiltered—and uncensored—Christmas ghost stories and tales of long-lost holiday traditions, origins, and the mysteries of beloved, and often misunderstood, holiday traditions from all over the world.

Richard and Golda Hukic-Markosian of the annual Made in Utah Winter Fest 2019, which showcases some of Utah’s top artists, musicians, artisans and makers, including breweries, distilleries, restaurants, food trucks, and other local businesses in Utah. With them, they also brought:

  • Petra Vigil, owner of Petra's Backstubchen, maker of traditional German pastries and, most importantly, stollen—a special coffee bread that is only made in Germany during Christmas time.
  • Mana Eini, a musician whose music is a reflection of her Persian heritage. Singing and rapping in both English and Farsi, Mana combines her Persian sounds with soulful singing and an enticing flow. She also started Lipstick Revolt, an international women’s collective.
  • Dec. 21-22: Made in Utah Winter Fest 2019 @ The Gateway. has just two more days, this Saturday and Sunday, to showcase some of Utah’s top artists, musicians, artisans and makers, including breweries, distilleries, restaurants, food trucks, and other local businesses in Utah. To help with your last-minute holiday shopping (and local, at that), RadioACTive spoke with festival organizer Golda Hukic-Markosian. She brought with her

Al’s #UrbanFarmReport, featuring true tales from the #agrihood with Rose Park urban farmer Jonathan K. Plus, a #HolidayWishlist from Ashley Patterson at Wasatch Community Gardens.

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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: Aldine Strychnine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer
  • Audio Engineer: Willis Krammer