RadioACTive: February 17, 2020

  • February 17, 2020
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Presidents' Day Special, featuring voices from the Women Power the Vote Rally and the launch of One Democracy, a new social media platform that aims to return the power to the people. League of Women Voters of Utah and Action Utah with a report on #ThePeoplesBusiness. The Ziegfeld Theater sings and signs Newsies.

Tonight's lineup:

The Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden premieres Newsies! in ASL this Friday. RadioACTive talked with the Ziegfeld's Kaylee Nelson and cast members Wyatt Welch (voice for Davey), Dylan Brinkman (Jack) and Kenzie Stinger (Katherine) about incorporating American Sign Language into the award-winning musical.

  • Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right. Click here for tickets for Newsies, which runs Feb. 21 – March 14.

Catherine Weller of the League of Women Voters of Utah and Action Utah’s Carrie Butler with a report on #ThePeoplesBusiness happening during the 45-day General Session of the Utah Legislature.

Dave Schutt and Dave Nugent of One Democracy, a new interactive web app they believe will revolutionize democracy and transparency and put power back into the hands of the people over special interests. Some features of the app will include:  

  • Election and debate info
  • Real-time local, state and federal policies
  • Biographies, investigations and contributions
  • Balanced media excerpts and official quotes
  • Interactive maps and forums
  • Verified users confirm their district so that polls and moderation remain accurate throughout the site

Voices from the Women Power the Vote Rally. Held Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, on the steps of the Utah State Capitol building, the rally celebrated 100 years of women voting and the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters. RadioACTive shared comments from the first three speakers: former Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Rep. Sandra Hollins and Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. To hear the entire rally, use the media player below.

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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