RadioACTive: July 30, 2019

  • July 30, 2019
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Full Medicaid Expansion Now rally, field trip to Bear River, Flutopia plays it forward, foodtrepreneur Chef Vini, Animalia

Tonight's lineup:

Stacy Stanford, health policy analyst at Utah Health Policy Project, explained how the Trump Administration's denial of the latest Utah Medicaid waiver should trigger the SB96 backup plan and something closer to the voter-approved Prop 3.

  • Aug. 1: Full Medicaid Expansion Now rally, 4:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda, calling on Utahns to show up and send a message to state lawmakers to quickly implement the full Medicaid expansion backup plan they passed into law as part of SB96, now that their partial expansion waiver was rejected. 

Nick Halberg, water conservation specialist at Utah Rivers Council, which is organizing a Bear River Field Trip at BSA Camp Fife in box Elder County next month. To RSVP, contact Halberg at (801) 486-4776 or at A donation of $10 is recommended to join the Aug. 10th field trip. 

Thousands of flutists are headed to SLC this weekend for the 47th Annual National Flute Association Convention. One of many concerts will be given by The Flutopia Initiative. RadioACTive got a preview from Flutopia founder/organizer Dr. Cathy Collinge Herrera; Sally Humphreys, who plays flute/piccolo with the Ballet West Orchestra and also performs regularly with the Utah Symphony and teaches at Westminster College; and Fourth Street Clinic's Laurel Ingham.

Spotlight on Spice Kitchen Incubator, featuring foodtrepreneur Chef Vini of Cafe India SLC and SKI's Jackie Rodabaugh. Find out how Vini made it from Hyderabad, India, to a food truck in SLC, and how she transitioned from the world of IT to cooking up home-styled authentic gourmet Indian cuisine. Plus, the secret to a good chicken tikka.

Throughout the month of August, the walls of Urban Arts Gallery - Utah Arts Alliance will be adorned with art celebrating the diverse beauty of animal life on Earth. RadioACTive got a preview with gallery manager Scott Tuckfield and artists Todd Powelson, Ruchi Soni and Jessica Douglas. 

  • Aug. 6-Sept. 1: Animalia: Wild Animals in the City @ Urban Arts Gallery, 116 S. Rio Grande St., SLC. This exhibit features 26 local artists, exploring the animal kingdom in a wide range of styles and techniques. The result is a fascinating, colorful, and inspiring collection of beautiful artworks for the whole family. Gallery stroll reception August 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 9: Connect at Urban Arts Gallery, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Do you know an artist who needs to share their work? Connect is the FREE event where every artist can show their work. It’s easy! Bring up to two pieces of ready-to-hang work. BRING YOUR OWN EASELS/ TABLE EASELS! Vote for your favorite 3 pieces. Top 5 selected artists showcase their work in the gallery until the next event. All top selected are entered to win a portion of a grant at the end of the year.

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Views, thoughts and opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff and 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