RadioACTive: January 28, 2020

  • January 28, 2020
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Calling Women Who Rock, BD2020 on Utah HERitage, #ThePeoplesBusiness with League of Women Voters and YWCA, Red Barn Academy gets back to the farm to rebuild lives.

Tonight's lineup: 

Eugenie Hero-Jaffe on the call for visual artists for the “Queens of Music” mural project at The Gateway. It’s 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, a perfect reminder that women rock – let’s celebrate that!

  • March 7: International Women’s Day at The Gateway, a collaboration between KRCL Radio, The Gateway and The Blocks. We’re looking for 8 artists to participate in a mural project featuring their favorite “Queen of Music.” To apply click here.

    • Schedule of events for March 7:

      • 2:00-7:00 p.m. – Live music, live mural painting, games and vendor village

      • 7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion hosted by Bumble at Kiln Co-Working

      • 8:00 p.m. – Free Screening of RGB sponsored by Bumble

Naomi Watkins, Director of Education for 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: Celebrate 150 Years of Women Voting @ 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: Utah Women "First to Vote" Remembrance Walk, 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.

#ThePeoplesBusiness on Day 2 of 45 of the Utah Legislature, featuring:

Red Barn Academy goes back to the farm to focus on addiction recovery and mental wellness. RadioACTive spoke with Co-Founder and CEO Michael Haws and Red Barn Program Director Alan Fahringer.

  • Red Barn is a classic therapeutic community. Free of charge to approved students, it is a self-funded non-profit, serving men 18+ with pro-social life skills training and vocational experience in a two-year residency program, set in a family oriented, farm setting. Click here for more information.
  • Breaking ground soon on a second bunkhouse to accommodate 70+ more students. Completion scheduled for early 2021.   
  • Opening Sticky Bird, its first Red Barn restaurant, in March 2020. It will be staffed by the students of the Red Barn Academy. A portion of all sales from Sticky Bird locations goes directly toward addiction awareness and recovery through the partnership with Red Barn Farms.

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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: Amy Dominguez
  • Volunteers: Risshan Leak