RadioACTive: November 5, 2019

  • November 5, 2019
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Existimos expands, DACA Day with Mexican Consulate, Thi Bui's Finding Home, PAWlitically Connected, and more

Tonight's lineup:

Opening of the new Men's Resource Center in South Salt Lake. Billy Palmer shared some of his interview with Nate McDonald of the Utah Department of Workforce Services. 

Dr. Susan Madsen of the Utah Women & Leadership Project, which earlier today released its 2019 Update on the Status of Women on Utah State Boards & Commissions. The report compares the data of 345 Utah state boards from 2016 to 2019 and identifies what progress has been made over the past few years in this area

  • Click here to apply or nominate someone else for a board or commission spot. 
  • In addition to the state boards discussed in the brief, there are many other public boards throughout the state that also need female representation. For information and links to state, county, and city boards, commissions, and committees, click here.

Kim Korinek, director of University of Utah Asia Center, talked about Thi Bui, who is known for her debut illustrated memoir, The Best We Could Do.

  • Nov. 7: Finding Home with Thi Bui, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. FREE. Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978. She was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. Bui is currently researching and drawing a work of graphic nonfiction about how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are impacted by detention and deportation.

Pawlitically Correct, with Jami Johanson of Salt Lake County Animal Services and three candidates for PAWlitical Mayor of the County: Dexter (Marissa), Nora Peach (Candice) and Hoss (Kristina).

  • Salt Lake County Animal Services has 24 candidates in the running for the chance to become the county’s next PAWlitical Mayor. Whichever candidate receives the most votes will serve a 2-year term "in office" as a working ambassador for all of Salt Lake County.
  • The best part: All funds raised from this campaign go directly toward the agency’s Injured Animal Fund to help the many animals they take in yearly that are in desperate need of medical care. This is the only election where it is LEGAL to buy votes. Each vote costs only $1. Click here to vote by 5 p.m. November 14th.

Consul Jose Borjón on DACA Day at the Mexican Consulate of Salt Lake City.

  • Nov. 9: DACA Day, 10a-3p at the Mexican Consulate, 660 S., 200 E. #300, SLC. Renew your unexpired DACA permit today. Less than 6 months to expiration? Renew it at this free event. All DACA recipients are welcome, free of charge. Partial financial assistance for renewal available for Mexican Nationals. For more details, call (801) 521-8502, extensions 110, 111, 112, 114, 115 or visit their website,

Graciela Campos from Existimos, a collective dedicated to coordinating inclusive/ diverse events and spaces that focus on art, community and healing.

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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
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Amy Dominguez