RadioACTive: March 7, 2019

  • March 7, 2019
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A Week Against Prisons, ACLU Utah, NORML, Utah Prison Education, Wiping Out HIV in Utah, Legislative updates with LOWV and Voices for Utah Children

Tonight's Lineup:

Wiping Out HIV in Utah: After recent news reports that a second person is showing signs of being cured of HIV, we checked in with Dr. Adam Spivak from the Infectious Disease Clinic, UofU Health and Stan Penfold of the Utah Aids Foundation. 

  • Dr. Spivak emphasized that while the cure for HIV is always a focus for researchers, the prevention of HIV is possible through PrEP and in Utah it is free. click here for more information or search slcprepisfree. 

Legislative updates from the following groups:

A Week Against Prisons: A week long event consisting of rallies, film screenings, art activism and panel conversations. RadioActive talked with event organizers, Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI) and a panel to discuss issues on prison reform. Our panel included:

  • Douglas Nagie, SAMI

  • Erin Feeley, University of Utah Prison Education and SAMI

  • Jason Groth, Smart Justice Coordinator, ACLU Utah 

  • Pedro Padilla-Martinez Intern, ACLU Utah,  and founder of NORML

  • Nubia Pena, Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys Office

Week Against Prisons

Monday, 25 March 2019
Film Screening: 13th (Mariott Libary Rm 1440)
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Zine Making (Gardner Commons Rm 4200)
Banner Making (Art Building Rm TBD)
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Politics of Prisons (Gardner Commons in Hinckley Institute)
Panel on the School to Prison Pipeline (567 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116)
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Rally to Boycott HP (Library Plaza)
ACLU Panel on Prisons (Union Theatre)
Friday, 29 March 2019
Marijuana Legalization (Union Rm TBD)

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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: Kristen Neilson