RadioActive: NSA Spying, Too Wild To Drill

  • September 13, 2015
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RadioActive, your public affairs program airs Sundays at 6 p.m.

RadioActive Fall 2015
Host: Nick Burns
Producer: Lara Jones

Sunday, September 13, 2015:

How do you feel about the NSA and the FBI reading your emails and texts and listening to your phone calls? When former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson found out that’s what happened during the 2002 Olympics, he decided to file a lawsuit. Anderson tells us why and what comes next, plus he also talks about police brutality cases and the SLC mayor's race. Then we close out the show with Paul Spitler of The Wilderness Society on the group's Too Wild to Drill Report. It's a list of critical wildlife habitat and cultural, historical and recreation lands at risk due to energy exploration, including Bears Ears and Desolation Canyon here in Utah.

Scroll down the page for this week's latest RadioActive Report, a list of rallies, events and open public comment periods for the local and global community builder. Send feedback, including ideas for future shows, to


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KRCL's RadioActive 09-13-15



RA Rewind Rocky Anderson Sues NSA


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The following is the RadioActive Report, a list of upcoming rallies, events and public comment periods for the local and global community builder:


Wednesday & Thursday, Sept. 16-17: Executive power will be the focus of Utah Valley University’s annual Constitutional Conference sponsored by The Center for Constitutional Studies. The events will feature a keynote address by Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Judge on the International Court of Justice. He will discuss “The Powers and Privileges of U.S. Presidents Abroad under International Law.” His keynote address will be held Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. in the Classroom Building 101. Visit for a full schedule of events and registration information.

Saturday, Sept. 19: the 2015 Salt Lake AIDS Walk starts at 10 a.m. at City Creek Center in downtown SLC. A production of the Utah AIDS Foundation, this event celebrates 30 years of raising awareness that HIV infections are still occurring and that HIV stigma can no longer remain the norm. For more details, visit

Also Saturday, Sept. 19: Utah Against Police Brutality will meet at 4 p.m. at Mestizo Coffeehouse, 631 W. North Temple, SLC, to plan and organize for the October 22nd National Day of Action rally in Salt Lake City.

Also Saturday, Sept. 19: The Chinese Society of Utah invites Salt Lake City residents of all ages to take part in the International Peace Gardens Festival from 12pm to 5pm inside Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC. Opened in 1947, the Peace Gardens represent 28 countries and symbolize the true spirit of history, cultural heritage, and world peace. No ticket is required. For more information about the gardens, visit Website:

Sunday, Sept. 27: at 1:30 p.m. on the south steps of the Utah Capitol building, join ADAPT as it demands justice for disabled individuals. As many as 200 ADAPT supporters from Utah and across the country will engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, at this rally.

As part of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this rally will protest the ongoing budget shortfalls that drastically cut home and community-based services that routinely force seniors and people with disabilities into nursing facilities and other institutional settings. MEETUP: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Red Lion Hotel, 161 W. 600 S., SLC, then proceed to the capitol for the rally.

This event will be followed by three days of intense, non-violent protests directed at various political and bureaucratic leaders in our state. ADAPT will leave each morning (Monday-Wednesday) from the Red Lion Hotel. Details will be given out each evening in their “big meetings” at the Red Lion. For more details, visit


PUBLIC COMMENT WANTED: on Rocky Mountain Power’s request to start charging net metering customers an additional fee. Use Docket #14-035-114 to email your comments to Public Service Commission hearings on the matter will start Tuesday, October 6.

Net metering measures the difference between the electricity a customer buys from the utility and the energy generated by a customer’s own solar or wind equipment. Rocky Mountain Power wants to charge an additional fee to net meter users to recoup the cost of infrastructure it says net meter customers benefit from but don’t pay for. Several environmental groups oppose the fee and claim that it will discourage the use of clean energy.

How you take action is up to you, but now’s the time to be the change you want to see in the world. To submit an item to the RadioActive Report, send an email to