RadioACTive: March 9, 2020

  • March 9, 2020
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An #EverydayPeople edition of RadioACTive with Sue Robbins, featuring a panel discussion on LDS Handbook changes and their impact on LGBTQ+ members and families.

 

Tonight's lineup:

The Utah Investigative Journalism Project's Eric Peterson on independent journalism. The Project digs deep to develop investigative stories vital to the public interest, as well as teach investigative skills to newsrooms large and small, both to journalists with decades on the beat and to students just getting their start in journalism. 

  • March 15: Local & National News Trivia Fundraiser, 7:00-10:30 p.m. at Fisher Brewing Company, 320 W. 800 S., SLC. Raise a glass to the end of the 2020 legislative session and test your trivia knowledge against others to see how well they followed the shenanigans on Utah’s Capitol Hill. There will also be a national news trivia round as well for those keeping up with Election 2020. Cost per person is $5, with teams of up to six. All proceeds go to benefit The Utah Investigative Journalism Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Bennion Center's Bryce Williams on the new Gail Miller Community Engagement Tower at the University of Utah. The themed community will offer first-year students the ability to explore community engagement opportunities and pathways, develop awareness about justice and equity, and build connections with other students to foster a sense of belonging at the University of 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:

  • Emily Walsh of the League of Women Voters of Utah.

    • Bring your own lunch and meetup with the League’s Legislative Action Committee in the Seagull Room of the Senate Building from 11:30a-1:30p every Wednesday during the session to share observations, discuss bills and strategies for the general session.
    • March 18: League of Women Voters Centennial Celebration at SLAC. The League of Women Voters of Utah is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a special performance of Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet. Click here for tickets, which include a pre-play reception, silent auction, photo ops, post play discussion, and the warm feeling you'll get knowing you're helping the League in its mission to empower voters and defend democracy for the next 100 years.

  • Andrea Himoff of Action Utah.

    • Join Action Utah for weekly Lobby Days every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol. Suitable for people of any experience level. They’ll teach you how to advocate for current bills and how to participate in activities on Capitol Hill.

 A panel of #EverydayPeople with Sue Robbins. Topic: The new LDS Handbook changes and their impact on LGBTQ+ members and families. Panelists included:

  • Blaire Ostler
  • Samantha Richardson
  • Kris Irvin

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 radioactive@krcl.org. 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:

 

 

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