RadioACTive: March 31, 2020

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A super-sized Stay-Home-A-Thon edition of RadioACTive, featuring music from Michelle Moonshine, new work-from-home job ops, renters’ rights, SLAC’s ‘We Got This’ storytelling project, The Audacity virtual engagement

It should be Radiothon, but ... coronavirus. If you're enjoying the soundtrack that is Listeners' Community Radio of Utah while you stay home to help flatten the curve, click to donate and pick up one of our cool new T-shirts. Each donation will result in a pay-it-forward donation to the Utah Food Bank. 

Guests on tonight's pre-recorded show:

  • Joel Smith Accelerant BSP, which is helping to hire folks who would like to work from home. Starting pay: $16/hour.
    • The Small Business Administration recently announced the SBA Disaster Assistance Loan Fund. With this announcement, the SBA, in partnership with PlusOne Company and Accelerant, is seeking a large number of individuals who can fill temporary positions to take the incoming calls from businesses in need. Specialists would answer questions of business owners seeking to access the loan assistance funds, helping them understand program requirements, and assisting them to take the next steps. Click here to apply.
    • With more than 3 million Americans filing for unemployment (more nearly 20,000 in Utah alone) last week, the idea of eviction moratoriums and rent deferments is trending. RadioACTive spoke with Sunni Hutton of Homes for All St. Louis and June Hyatt of Utah Renters Together.
      • Right to the City Alliance, a national alliance of over 80 housing, racial, economic and environmental justice organizations are joining forces with Grammy-nominated musician Aloe Blacc and a whole cast of socially engaged artists via Artivist Entertainment to launch a 10-day online concert series named the #CancelRent Festival beginning Sunday, March 29th, 5pm EDT/ 2pm EDT on Facebook Live and Youtube. The concert will be accessible at the following link: bit.ly/cancelrentfestival
      • Beginning on April 1, 2020 URT will host a series of “virtual sit-ins. “We want to create community and show people that they aren’t alone,” said Rosenzwieg. The virtual sit-ins will be this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 p.m. Participants will be invited to again join via Zoom, connect socially with other participants, and take turns calling state officials, demanding help for people who are worried about losing their homes.  More information can be found on the group’s website utahrenterstogether.org or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UTrenterstogether
      • Rachel Taber of the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network-New Orleans. She reported on hunger strikes that are taking place in I.C.E. Detention Facilities across the nation as the pandemic continues to affect communities.
      • #TheRadicalMiddle’s Dr. David Derezotes, director of the Utah Peace & Conflict Studies. He talked about crisis as an opportunity, pointing to one of what he said was César Chávez’s favorite sayings: “My heart is broken … open.”
      • Community Co-Host Amy Dominguez shared a cut off of her #QuarantineChronicles playlist. Click here to get it yourself.
      • As coronavirus changes the globe, Salt Lake Acting Company has launched We Got This to collect your stories here at home. RadioACTive got the scoop from Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming and Communications Director Joshua Black. Click here to add your story, or send an email to cynthia@saltlakeactingcompany.org.
      • Reminder from Everyday People - KRCL RadioActive’s Sue Robbins to share your story for Transgender Day of Visibility today. Click here to share your story with Sue, no matter the day.
      • Plan-B Theatre is offering The Audacity free to the community via online stream April 1-5. RadioACTive found out why with Artistic Director Jerry Rapier. Plus, a conversation with Jerry, playwright Jennifer Nii and actress April Fossen, who plays ALL the characters in this one-woman play:
      • Josie, Ann and Elizabeth Bassett were pioneers of the Wild West: Gold Rushes, and Butch Cassidy, and the deepening of Mormon Country. The AUDACITY is a play about women who had the audacity to fight for themselves – in, and at times against, a culture of patriarchy. Nevertheless, they persisted. Wait. Was that then or is it now? #WomensHistoryMonth
      • Salt Lake musician Michelle Moonshine played her new single, Oh So Many Days, from her forthcoming album. Click here to get a copy of your own when it drops on Friday.

Although we’re practicing social distancing at KRCL, the RadioACTive Team is working remotely to bring you updates on the Coronavirus in Utah, as well as how folks in our communities are reacting. In fact, YOU can help us by sharing your experience and concerns:

  • Voicemail: Call (385) 800-1899 and tell us your story.
  • Voicememo: Use the built-in audio recorder or download a mobile app to record a short message about your coping strategies, questions you’d like an expert to answer, or anything else you’d like to share. BE SURE to check your general and all settings and use the highest quality audio setting. Then, email it to radioactive@krcl.org.

 

Tonight’s RadioACTive team included Lara Jones, Amy Dominguez and Billy Palmer. Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, volunteers or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL.

 

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