RadioACTive: February 4, 2020

  • February 4, 2020
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Global Dispatches, #FirstToVote, Shakespeare in Prison, #ThePeoplesBusiness with League of Women Voters of Utah and YWCA Utah, Love Wins, Poet David Whyte

Tonight's lineup:

Former RadioACTive Host Tamrika Khvtisiashvili, who will be sending audio postcards from her travels abroad. A theoretical linguist by training, Khvtisiashvili has visited over 50 countries and lived in many different parts of the world, most recently in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where she taught at a university.

Neylan McBaine, CEO of Better Days 2020, which is preparing to celebrate suffrage milestones the week of Feb. 10-14, 2020. Visit the BD2020 art exhibition now 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. Click here for the schedule of activities. To volunteer, click here.
  • Feb. 14: Remembrance Walk for 150 Years of Voting Women, 11:45a-2:00p 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.

Lesley Currier, managing director of the Marin Shakespeare Company, on the company’s innovative and empowering Shakespeare in Prison program.

  • Feb. 10: Lesley Currier | Shakespeare in Prison, 6:00 p.m. at Rowland Hall, 843 S. Lincoln St., SLC. Currier will talk about the Marin Shakespeare’s unique social justice program, which has grown from a weekly Shakespeare class with three prisoners at San Quentin Prison to serving hundreds more incarcerated men, women and individuals with physical and mental health issues in 13 prisons throughout California. Free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. Doors open at 5 p.m. This one-night-only event is sponsored by the Salt Lake Shakespeare Society.

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

Anna Thomas of Voices for Utah Children, which is part of the Enriching Utah Coalition: Immigration Is About All of Us.

  • Feb. 13: Love Wins: Keep Families Together 2020 Annual Fundraiser, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Rico Cocina, 545 W. 700 S., SLC. The Enriching Utah Coalition is gearing up for its 3rd annual fundraiser “Love Wins: Keep Families Together 2020” to celebrate and support efforts to protect immigrants in the face of unprecedented threats and to raise money for an emergency fund to benefit families facing imminent separation or deportation.

Poet David Whyte, who will be in Utah Friday as a guest of the Jung Society of Utah. Use the media player below for a longer conversation with Whyte.

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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: Tamrika Khvtisiashvili