RadioACTive: March 17, 2020

  • March 17, 2020
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St. Patrick's Day without a pub in sight -- Peter Donegan reports in from the Irish countryside. Legislative updates with the League of Women Voters and Action Utah. Census2020 update. Living the Circle of Life and Native American voting rights.

Tonight's lineup:

Tim Olson, associate director of field operations for the U.S. Census Bureau. By March 20, households will receive the first of several invitations to participate in the 2020 Census. Everyone can respond right now by visiting

  • The invitation will also include phone numbers for English and 12 additional languages, ensuring over 99% of U.S. households can respond over the phone in their preferred language. Telephone assistance is available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. EDT for those who prefer to respond by phone.
  • Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year, as well as how many seats in Congress each state gets.
  • By law, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. That's protected under Title 13 of the U.S. Code.

#ThePeoplesBusiness, a recap of the 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature, and social distancing, featuring:

St. Patrick's Day without an open pub in sight: A Skype conversation with Peter Donegan of Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin, Ireland. 

  • RadioACTive and Aldine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer, made the Irish horticulturist's acquaintance when he visited the Beehive State in 2017 as a guest of the Hibernian Society of Utah and Thyme and Place, a Salt Lake City boutique garden shop. We’ll rebroadcast the 2017 show on Friday night!

A special interview with Meg Singer, former Indigenous Justice Program Manager for ACLU of Montana. Braidan Weeks of KRCL's Living The Circle of Life interviewed Singer about Native American voting rights on the March 8, 2020, edition of his show honoring Indigenous women and artists.

  • Living The Circle of Life: Sunday mornings from 7 to 10. Showcasing the music, culture and news of the Native diaspora, Living the Circle of Life is Utah’s only Native American radio program.

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