RadioACTive: March 4, 2020

  • March 4, 2020
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Exposed by Mary Dickson, The Chocolatier: An Immersive Art Experience, On The Hill With The League of Women Voters Utah and Alliance for a Better Utah 

#ThePeoplesBusiness, a report from community partners about the actions of lawmakers and lobbyists during the 45-day general session of the Utah Legislature — which ends March 12. Tonight’s report courtesy of:

  • Lauren Simpson of Alliance for a Better Utah, a nonprofit that holds politicians accountable and advocates for progressive policies that make Utah an even better place.  
    • Follow Better Utah on Twitter for Utah legislative updates on the hill as they happen
  • Mariah Mann Mellus, External Relations Director, Utah Film Center, urged listeners to join in on pushing legislators to insentivise film in Utah by joining the  Motion Picture Association of Utah.

The Chocolatier: Opening March 13th 

Graham Brown, Artistic Director, SONDERimmersive talks about this multi-sensory dance and theater experience that turns a functioning business (The Chocolate Conspiracy) into a theater venue where only 30 audience members at a time are invited to tour the shop, and enter the life and mind of The Chocolatier.

Exposed: by Mary Dickson 

Mary Dickson talks an event coming up where she will read from the play she wrote called Exposed. A powerful and very personal play that documents the human cost of nuclear testing, original performed by Plan B Theater.

  • Join UtahPresents and Mary Dickson for a free reading Exposed, March 10, 6:30p at the Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088. 
  • During the Cold War the U.S. government exploded 926 nuclear bombs, all more powerful than the one that leveled Hiroshima, at a Nevada test site. After its premiere at Plan B Theatre, the Chicago Tribune Syndicate called it “a sacrament of grief and anger that doesn’t stop at the edge of the stage or end with the actors’ bows. Be careful. It gets under the skin and into the marrow.
  • A talkback will be led by the author following both readings. Presented in conjunction with Phantom Limb Company’s performance of Falling Out on March 20

Got a story you'd like to share on the show or an issue you’d like us to cover? Record a voice memo on your smart phone, then email it to Keep it under 3 minutes and be sure to include a name and phone number in the message.

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

  • Exec. Producer: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Nick Burns 
  • Volunteer, Isabella Sabala