RadioACTive: February 8, 2021

  • February 8, 2021
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Tonight's #EverdayPeople edition of RadioACTive explores bills aimed squarely at limiting the rights of transgender people with Equality Utah's Troy Williams. Plus, Utah Pride Center's Rob Moolman and BLM-Utah's Lex Scott on a State School Board Member's criticism of 'Pride Not Prejudice'.

Tonight's lineup:

Whitney Tassie, curator of modern and contemporary art at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, talked about Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem, on exhibit through April 10th at the museum.

  • "Featuring 100 works by nearly 80 artists from the 1920s to the present, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem surveys nearly a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent. This landmark initiative explores the vital contributions of these artists, proposing a plurality of narratives of Black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is one of six venues in the United States to host Black Refractions. Advanced tickets are required for entry. Plan your visit and buy tickets here."

  • Experience Black Refractions from the comfort of your own home through UMFA's digital events and programs. See the list of events here. 

Solidarity: Utah Pride Center's Rob Moolman and Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter's Lex Scott respond to a Utah State School Board member's criticism of Pride Not Prejudice Conference.

  • Click here for Scott's official statement on the issue

  • Click here to watch Moolman's full speech to the Utah State Board of Education (Feb. 4, 2021)

#3QuickPicks on the People's Business at the Utah Legislature with Catherine Weller of League of Women Voters of Utah

  • Wednesdays through March 5: Join the League of Women Voters of Utah for a virtual lunch at 11:00 a.m. each Wednesday. They'll catch you up on the action and answer your questions about the 2021 General Session of the Utah Legislature. 

Sue Robbins spoke with Equality Utah's Troy Williams about bills making the rounds on Utah's Capitol Hill that affect the LGBTQ+ community.

  • H.B. 92 -- Medical Practice Amendments. "This bill prohibits a physician or surgeon from performing a transgender procedure on a minor." To read Equality Utah's analysis of this bill, click here

  • H.B. 302 -- Preserving Sports for Female Students. "This bill addresses participation in athletic activities reserved for female students in public and higher education." To read Equality Utah's analysis of this bill, click here. 

  • Click here for Equality Utah's bill tracker.  

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:

  • Community Co-Host: Sue Robbins, Community Co-Host of Everyday People edition
  • Executive Producer:  Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer