RadioActive: February 27, 2018

  • February 27, 2018
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Day 36 at the Utah Legislature, Black History in Utah, SheTech, Rural and Proud, Peacemaking in a Violent World, Building Community with Women of the World


  • Robert Burch of Utah Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society with the group's monthly visit to share Black History in Utah. Tonight's story: Bill Schuffenhauer, Olympic bobsledder.

  • Sara Jones and Cydni Tetro, co-founders of the Women's Tech Council, which will host more than 2,000 high school girls at SheTech Explorer Day this Thursday. It's free, but you do need to register. CLICK HERE for details.

    • SheTech Explorer Day is a hands-on tech conference for high school girls 9th through 12th grade. This day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). 
    • SheTech's ultimate goal is to expose girls to technology in a fun atmosphere as well as meet STEM role models to learn more about opportunities in those fields. Girls who attend will have access to internerships, receive a SheTech certificate, receive pathway information and become part of a community to help girls have opportunities in STEM. 

  • Peggy Carrico of the League of Women Voters of Utah and Andrea Himoff of Action Utah with a recap of day 36 of 45 at the Utah Legislature. The end of the session — March 8 — is in sight!

    • With its motto “Rural and Proud,” Epicenter engages in design-based practices to support the residents, businesses, and artists within a town of 961 people.

  • Epicenter Artist Talk: “Designing Our Futures” with Ryan Baxter, Bryan Brooks, Jarod Hamm and Maria Sykes, and Ashley Farmer of the UMFA. The exhibit opens March 1 at the Utah Museum of Fine Art, offering patrons a chance to to “time travel” through an interactive, hands-on installation and explore possible futures for Green River. 

  • Frida Berrigan of The War Resisters League, who will be in SLC from March 6-9 to share her experiences as part of the non-violence movement in the 21st Century.

  • Samira Harnish of Women of the World (WoW), which helps refugee women achieve self-reliance, gives them a voice in the community, and empowers them to achieve economic independence. WoW's Mouneesha Chowdary and Taiba Aljamabi talked about their journeys to Utah, the challenges they face integrating into the community, and their plans for the future. The Trump Administration's proposal to end a rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work while pursuing their own greeen cards will affect both Chowdary and Aljamabi.

Tonight's RadioActive Team:

  • Host/Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Community Co-Host: Ma Black
  • Associate Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunter: Jim Boswell