RadioActive: May 10, 2018

  • May 10, 2018
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YouthWorks Reports on Conservation Trip to Canyonlands, Utah School Walkout Gears Up for National Gun Violence Awareness Day, The Great Read, Digital Inclusion

Tonight’s lineup included:

  • Riley Arnold and Ashley Jimenez of Utah School Walkout, which is changing its name to Utah Student League of Action.
  • The Great American Read with KUED’s Laura Durham and Tommy Hamby, adult services coordinator at the downtown Salt Lake City Public Library, explained.
    • Saturday, May 12: The Great American Read Kickoff Party, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the downtown Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Join KUED and The City Library as they kick off The Great American Read PBS, an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. FREE and open to the public.
  • YouthWorks is a community-based program that assists youth ages 14-18 in pre-employment training and important life skills. As Community Builders, students develop life and employment skills to help them find their first job and a pathway to success in life. YouthWorks in the Park Program offers them an opportunity to go on a camping trip to a National Park in Utah, including learning from local guides, exploring the nature the park provides, and having fun with their peers. We heard from a variety of folks about their most recent trip to Canyonlands, featuring:
    • Students Hope, Heba and Uriel
    • Sandra Black, Hope’s mom
    • David Foster, YouthWorks
    • McKenna Gunderson, Cotopaxi, which donated camping gear for the trip
    • Joette Langianese, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks
    • Cassidy Jones, former Student Conservation Association Intern and Forest Service Guide, now Administrative Outreach and Engagement and Coordinator for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
    • Erika Pollard, Utah Senior Program Manager, NPCA

RadioActive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

  • Host/Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Community Co-Host: Tommy Hamby
  • Associate Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Kristen Nielson