RadioACTive: February 10, 2020

  • February 10, 2020
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#EverydayPeople edition of RadioACTive with Sue Robbins, featuring Deb Hall of SAGE and the Utah Pride Center talking about programs and services for LGBTQ+ seniors. #ThePeoplesBusiness with the League of Women Voters, Action Utah and the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition.

Tonight's lineup:

#ThePeoplesBusiness, a report from community partners keeping an eye on lawmakers during the 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature. Guests:

  • Emily Walsh of the League of Women Voters of Utah, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
    • Bring your own lunch and meetup with the League’s Legislative Action Committee in the Seagull Room of the Senate Building from 11:30a-1:30p every Wednesday during the session to share observations, discuss bills and strategies for the general session.
    • Carrie Butler of Action Utah, a non-partisan community advocacy org providing an issues-focused pathway to civic engagement to empower Utahns to have a voice in the issues. They provide education, resources and advocacy opportunities to Utahns from both sides of the aisle.
      • Action Utah offers weekly Lobby Days every Tuesday at 1p at the State Capitol for people of any experience level. They’ll teach you how to advocate for current bills and how to participate in activities on Capitol Hill.

Jenn Oxborrow, executive director of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. In the past week, Salt Lake City has experienced three domestic violence tragedies: four deaths, two officer-involved shootings, three critical gunshot injuries—including a responding officer, and at least two children under the age of 10 who have directly witnessed horrific violence in their homes. 

Utah Pride Center’s Deb Hall, who discussed how we take care of the generation of LGBTQ+ folks who started the fight for Queer rights, as well as how Sage Utah is working to address their needs in Salt Lake City and around the state.

  • A program of the Utah Pride Center, SAGE Utah focuses on meeting the following needs and quality of life for LGBTQ+ adults as they age:

    • Social Needs (events, activities, functions, gatherings, outings, networking)

    • Emotional Needs (relationships, love, care giving & care taking, companionship, friendship development, support systems)

    • Physical Needs (wellness, healthcare, financial, sexual health and exercise)

    • Mental Needs (learning, growing, forums, lectures, panels, presentations, workshops, support groups, expanding mindsets)

    • Spiritual Needs (connectivity, self-awareness, renewal, self-enlightenment, reinvention and evolving) and is an affiliate of the national SAGE organization based in New York. SAGE Utah seeks to build a strong LGBTQ community, advocate for safe and affirming care for LGBTQ seniors, and impact societal outlook on aging in a positive way.

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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: Sue Robbins, Everyday People
  • Volunteer: Bryan Lanning