Grassroots groups join RadioACTive to recap and rate the 2019 General Session of the Utah Legislature. Plus, Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer.
James Dao, The New York TimesOp-Ed Editor, on opinion journalism in the age of fake news. It's a subject he'll address tomorrow night during the 2018–19 Kim T. Adamson Lecture at Westminster College. The event is free and open to the public—no tickets required. For more information, click here. To hear an extended interview with Dao, use the media player below:
Stronger beer and hate crimes laws, inland port gets muddier, tax reform blues, and more as RadioACTive talks wins and losses with the grassroots groups that have been keeping an eye on #ThePeoplesBusiness for us this year:
- Emily Walsh, Catherine Weller and Vickie Samuelson of the League of Women Voters of Utah. The League is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Attend one of the league's legislative wrap-up meetings:
- March 19: Weber/Davis Unit, 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Library
- March 21: Salt Lake Unit, 6:00 p.m. at St. Pauls' Episcopal Church
- March 26: Park City Unit, 11:00 a.m. at the Park City Public Library
- Erin Jemison, policy director for the YWCA Utah. Check out the final status on all the bills we've been updating you about along the way at ywcautah.org/billtracker.
- Chase Thomas of Alliance for a Better Utah, which works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. Click hereto visit their website, where they will post information when their #Remember2020 service is ready.
Grassroots groups with an environmental review of this year's legislative session included:
- Grace Olscamp of HEAL Utah, which promotes renewable energy and protects public health and the environment from nuclear, toxic, and dirty energy threats. Click here for the group's 2019 bill tracker.
- Jonny Vasic of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, which is one of three presenting organizations for the March 25 Stop the Polluting Port Organizing Meeting, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Sweet Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 455 F St., SLC.
- Carl Fisher of Save Our Canyons, which works to protect the wildness and beauty of the Wasatch Mountains. The nonprofit is hoisting Pints for a Purpose down at RoHa Brewing Project until 9:00 p.m. tonight. Enjoy a pint, get updated on the current status of Governor Herbert's Roadless Rule petition, and take action to protect roadless areas.
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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/Host: Billy Palmer
- Volunteer: Tommy Sutter