RadioACTive: March 12, 2019

  • March 12, 2019
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SLC Mayor Biskupski on lawsuit over Utah Inland Port, campaign for 1M new citizens by 2020, NHMU's weaver-in-residence, 10 Steps to Personal Resilience with the Good Grief Network

Tonight’s lineup:

Mayor Jackie Biskupski explained why Salt Lake City is now suing the Utah Inland Port Authority, its Executive Director Derek Miller and Governor Gary Herbert.

Veronica Zavala, citizenship coordinator for Comunidades Unidas, talked about CU’s “One Million Citizens by 2020." In collaboration with the National Partnership for New Americans, the goal is to reach one million eligible lawful permanent residents by 2020, including the more than 20,000 eligible in Salt Lake County.

  • Comunidades Unidas is ready to help new Americans navigate through the naturalization process. They encourage eligible residents to call 801-487-4143 to make an appointment for a consultation. Applicants may qualify for a reduced fee or a fee waiver depending on income.

Ma Black shared an interview with Maria Elena, an artist-in-residence at the Natural History Museum of Utah. She’ll be demonstrating weaving and embroidery techniques that date back to the Maya. Look for her on the museum’s second floor, near the elevator. The items she’s making are also available for purchase.

Ma also shared the connection between Mexico and Ireland with story of the St. Patrick’s Battalion during the Mexican-American War.


It’s Day 43 of 45 at the Utah Legislature. Tonight’s updates provided by:

Meet the Salt Lake and Ogden Chapters of the Good Grief Network, which meet regularly to work the 10 Steps to Personal Resilience in a Chaotic Climate. Panelists included Adair Kovac and Nikki Spalding of the SLC group and Steve St. Peter of Ogden.


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RadioACTive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer:  Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Ma Black
  • Volunteer: Saida Dahir