RadioACTive: February 3, 2020

  • February 3, 2020
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Snow day edition of RadioACTive, featuring #ThePeoplesBusiness with the League of Women Voters of Utah and Action Utah, environmental writer Emma Marris with '5 Steps to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change' and a Sundance panel on diversity and inclusion in film

Tonight's lineup:

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

  • Peggy Carrico 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. We 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.

Famed environmental writer Emma Marris will be in town this week to give the first lecture in the Natural History Museum of Utah's new lecture series, The Essence of Nature. RadioACTive got a preview, including 5 steps to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change.

Has Recent Industry Emphasis on Diversity & Inclusion Influenced the Way We Tell Stories? An Allied Organization of Sundance Institute and member of its newly announced Accessibility & Inclusion Alliance, Easterseals Disability Services hosted a panel on the influence of diversity and inclusion initiatives in Hollywood in increasing the visibility of/opportunities for talent with disabilities in the entertainment industry. RadioACTive was able to share a portion of the panel discussion, featuring:

  • Britt Stephens, Celebrity & Entertainment Editor, Pop Sugar
  • Shanique Bonelli-Moore, Executive Director of Inclusion, United Talent Agency
  • Franklin Leonard, Founder and CEO, The Black List
  • John Travis, VP of Brand Marketing, Adobe
  • Shoshannah Stern, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer and Star of Sundance TV’s This Close

Got a story you'd like to share on the show or an issue you’d like us to cover? Record a voice memo on your smart phone, then email it to Keep it under 3 minutes and be sure to include a name and phone number in the message.

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/Host: Billy Palmer