RadioActive: November 30, 2017

  • November 30, 2017
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World AIDS Day, Utah AIDS Foundation, Women's Work with The Bee and Dr. Kristen Reis, Archiving the Stories of HIV/AIDS in Utah

Hosted by Billy Palmer and Tommy Hamby, tonight's show featured:

  • Ron Barness of UTA Transit Adventures. He called in live during a trip via bike and TRAX from SLC to Ogden's historic 25th Street.

  • Stan Penfold of the Utah AIDS Foundation shared the latest info on the non-profit's work to prevent HIV infection and empower people living with HIV/AIDS to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Penfold talked about the stigma of AIDS today given the lack of sex ed in Utah.

    • Just a reminder that the Utah AIDS Foundation provides confidential, sex positive HIV/STI testing and counseling. Be sure to check out their HIV/STI testing info and locations.

    • The foundation's annual Season's Givings program helps families and individuals living with HIV. Click here to learn how you can help.

  • Giuliana Serena of The Bee stops by to share a story from Dr. Kristen Reis, a pioneer in medicine and compassion when AIDS first began afflicting people in Utah. Reis told her story in January during a special Bee event called Women's Work.

  • Terry Kogan and Professor Elizabeth Clement update RadioActive on the Kristen Ries & Maggie Snyder HIV/AIDS Archive. Clement is beginning to write a book based on the more than 20 oral histories she has conducted for the archive, as well as the papers donated by Ries and Snyder. 

    • Quiet Heroes, a documentary about the couple, will premier at Sundance in January. Directed by Jenny Mackenzie and produced by Jared Ruga, the film shows how "Dr. Kristen Ries along with her physician assistant, Maggie Snyder, forged a path of compassion, discovery and quality care for a marginalized population that everyone else seemed willing to just let die."