RadioACTive: February 11, 2020

  • February 11, 2020
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U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. UT Supreme Court makes it possible for Dreamers to take the Utah Bar. Suffrage Week in Zion. A Doll's House Part 2 at SLAC. Valentine's Day night with Mariachi and Banda at Centro Civico. #ThePeoplesBusiness with League of Women Voters of Utah, YWCA and Planned Parenthood.

Tonight's lineup:

Robert Marbut of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness is in SLC this week to talk about our community's progress in improving the delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness. 

Don't forget to send us your Love Notes for Valentine's Day. Then, on Friday, February 14th, tune in to hear love songs, break-up songs, make up songs and listener love-notes on air. Call 801 834-6721 to leave a message for your valentine. The hotline will be open until Wednesday, February 12. 

RadioACTive got a preview of A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, running through March 8th at Salt Lake Acting Company. Click here for tickets. 

  • SynopsisNora Helmer leaving her husband and children at the end of Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece was the “door slam heard ‘round the world.” Fifteen years later, there’s a knock at that same door. Nora’s back. But why? And where has she been? Lucas Hnath’s brilliantly funny sequel to Ibsen’s classic was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and now makes its Utah premiere at SLAC.
  • Use the media player below to hear a longer conversation with the cast—Stacey Jenson (Nora Helmer); Paul Mulder (Torvald); Annette Wright (Anne Marie); and Rachael Merlot (Emmy)—in addition to SLAC’s Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming. 

Naomi Watkins of Better Days 2020 on events to celebrate Utah Suffrage Week. Visit the BD2020 art exhibit on display on the 4th floor of the Utah Capitol Building, featuring 50 illustrations of Utah suffragists and advocates, including KRCL's own Ellen "Mama” Selu.

  • Feb. 12: Celebration of 150 Years of Women's Suffrage @ Utah State Capitol. One hundred and fifty years ago, on February 12, 1870, the Utah Territorial Legislature passed a women’s suffrage bill that allowed female citizens to vote under the same laws as the men. Join Better Days 2020, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, and Utah Cultural Alliance at the Utah State Capitol to commemorate and celebrate this important anniversary and the Utah HERitage of women who continued to fight for representation and improve their communities. At 1:00 p.m., Official Gold Room Commemoration with Governor and Mrs. Herbert, featuring Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal.
  • Feb. 14: Remembrance Walk for 150 Years of Voting Women, 11:45a-2:00p, starting at City Creek Park, 110 N. State St., SLC. Join Better Days 2020, Preservation Utah, Voterise, the Utah Cultural Alliance, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Utah YWCA to walk in memory of a Utah woman who inspires you to lead. You are invited to wear purple, white, or yellow (suffrage colors), with pins and ribbons provided for you to wear the name of the woman you’re honoring. Click here to register and claim free tickets.

#ThePeoplesBusiness, a report on lawmakers' activities during the 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature, featuring:

o    Feb. 14: League of Women Voters of Salt Lake100th Anniversary Rally, 4:00 p.m. on the south steps of the Utah Capitol Building, 350 N. State St., SLC. Celebrating 100 years of fighting for voting rights, rally to support women’s rights. Speakers: Former Congresswoman Karen Shephard, former Utah Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, SL District Attorney Sim Gill, Deed Seed, and more.

o    YWCA Utah Policy Director Erin Jemison. Click here and sign up to stay current about YWCA Utah policy advocacy. Click here for the YWVA Utah Bill Tracker.

o    Karrie Galloway, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, regarding S.B. 67 – Disposition of Fetal Remains. Galloway said she views this bill as another example of targeted restrictions on abortion providers, aka TRAP laws, disguised as supporting a woman's choice.

Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day? Centro Cívico Mexicano is throwing a party and RadioACTive got a preview with CCM’s Vicky Fuentes and Ballet Folklorico’s Arsenio Gonzalez.

Heidi Chamorro, one of two DACAmented students who petitioned the Utah Supreme Court to change the law and allow Dreamers to take the Utah State Bar. With a rule change by the court, Chamorro plans to take the bar in July.

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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 Leak