RadioACTive: November 17, 2020

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#RoundtableTuesday asks how gratitude shows up during a pandemic, with Red Barn Farms, VOA-Utah, Fit to Recover, Spice Kitchen-to-Go and IRC-SLC's Breaking Bread initiative. Plus, #3QuickPicks on gratitude, Utah Film Center, and COVID Diaries: Incarceration.

#3QuickPicks with Azra Basic, adult services librarian at the Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library. Check out (literally) Basic's picks on gratitude:

  1. Gratitude, Oliver Sacks. "This book consists of four essays written in the two years before the author's death. It chronicles the author’s thoughts, wishes, regrets, and, above all, feelings of love, happiness, and gratitude even as he is faced with the cancer that ended his life. The Gratitude is short enough to be read in one sitting—but it’s huge in heart and it will stay with you forever."

  2. The Intouchables, Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. "This French uplifting comedy about friendship, trust, and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his ex-con caretaker, The Intouchables depicts an unlikely friendship rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common."

  3. Apple Cake: A Gratitude, Dawn Casey. "In this simple rhyming story, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special … a delicious apple cake! – the perfect read for Thanksgiving."

COVID Diaries #2: Incarceration. This special 10-part series explores the effects of COVID and quarantine on different communities within Utah. As the correspondent for this special project, Community Co-Host Tamrika Khvtisiashvili has been gathering first-person narratives and interviews about life during the coronavirus pandemic.

#RoundtableTuesday panel on gratitude, featuring:

  • Kate Idzorek, Spice Kitchen-to-Go program director, The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City (IRC-SLC).

  • Jesse Sheets with IRC-SLC’s Breaking Bread initiative. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, IRC-SLC invites you to its first-ever virtual fundraising event. Start your evening out by picking up a meal from their Spice Kitchen Incubator then join virtually from your family table for a program focused on all we've accomplished as a welcoming community during the pandemic and celebrating the contributions of refugees and New Americans in Utah.

  • Kathy Bray, CEO of Volunteers of America, Utah. Check out VOA's Candy Cane Corner, which helps clients served by The Road Home and Volunteers of America, Utah celebrate the season with love, happiness, and cheer by distributing presents and gift cards. Your donation of $25 or more can send winter greetings to a family in need this holiday season. Click here to make a donation. 

  • Ian Acker with Fit To Recover, a gym that provides a safe place for people in recovery to connect through fitness, nutrition, creative arts and community service.

  • Derek Johnson with Red Barn Farms Utah in Farmington. Red Barn is a two-year life-skills academy where residents reinvent their lives broken from addiction and crime by teaching honesty accountability and integrity in a farm setting. Need help moving? Want a chicken dinner? Then support Red Barn by hiring or eating at one of its social enterprises:

    • Red Barn Movers, packing and moving services.

    • Sticky-Bird, "our mission is to be the leader in fresh, quick, handcrafted food."

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:

  • Community Host: #Roundtable Tuesday’s Tamrika Khvtisiashvili, Risshan Leak
  • Exec. Producer, Host:  Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer

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