RadioACTive: May 13, 2021

  • May 13, 2021
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Is code colorblind? RadioACTive presents Tanner Humanities Center Director Erika George in virtual conversation with Ruha Benjamin, author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. Plus, Alliance for a Better Utah says ending COVID-related extended unemployment benefits in Utah is premature.

Tonight's lineup:

Katie Matheson of Alliance for a Better Utah, which is calling premature Gov. Spencer Cox’s decision to end the additional $300 weekly unemployment benefits and other federal unemployment programs related to the pandemic June 26, rather than the federal expiration of Sept. 6.

Last fall the Tanner Humanities Center launched Tanner Talks, a virtual lecture series that brought interdisciplinary scholars, writers or public figures together with campus and community members for unscripted conversations about contemporary challenges. Tonight RadioACTive presents their inaugural lecture: Executive Director Erika George in virtual conversation with author and associate professor Ruha Benjamin, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. For links to organizations and books mentioned in the show, click here.

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/Host: Lara Jones