RadioACTive: October 30, 2020

  • October 30, 2020
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Aldine, KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer, brings you more true tales from the agrihood, including biochar and fall garden tips during his #UrbanFarmReport with GoBioChar and Green Phoenix Farm. Flourish Bakery and The Other Side Academy celebrate milestones helping folks rebuild their lives. Cleaning up Utah's waterways. SkyWatcher Leo T. Fresh, homegrown music from Memphis McCool.

Tonight's lineup:

Fresh, homegrown music from Memphis McCool, an all original Rock and Soul band from Salt Lake City. Click here to download the band’s new album, "The Blue One."

RadioACTive Volunteer Holly Lammert on how to get involved in cleaning up Utah's waterways. Sign up and share your experience (photos, reflections and data), learn from teacher Ms. Cat as she demonstrates how to clean-up trash at a reservoir in Moab, Utah, and have your questions answered by experts like water-nerd Hope from Utah Water Watch at University of Utah! Participate on the Wonderment platform to earn a 'water bender' sticker and be an "Element of Change!'"  

  • Oct. 21-Nov. 8: Pack It Out Utah - Utah's First STATEWIDE Trails & Waterways Cleanup. Hosted by USU Extension - Water QualityOgden Nature Center: "Utah’s public lands experienced a surge of outdoor recreation this year. Local governments and nonprofits across Utah are partnering to host a statewide clean-up event to remove garbage from public lands and help improve our waterways. The idea is to encourage people across the state to take initiative and act as stewards of our watersheds and public lands. By collecting trash, participants will help improve water quality and the health of the surrounding ecosystems. Check out our map of suggested locations to collect trash. Sites are still being added. You can also collect trash in your neighborhood, a local park, or a waterway. Anywhere trash is collected will have a positive impact on your local environment." To sign up, click here

SkyWatcher Leo T from the field with an update on celestial sightings. There's a Blue Moon for Halloween and The Leonids should be making a show this weekend, too.

Flourish Bakery's Rev. Aimee Altizer and Alex Lundy, who reported on the nonprofit's new home at 752 W. Center St., Midvale, and issued a call to Pie It Forward. Your pie purchase supports the work of the bakery, a social enterprise that teaches the art and skills of professional baking to individuals in recovery from addiction and/or incarceration. Pie orders accepted through Nov. 20, with pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Click here for the menu (get read to drool!).

The Other Side Academy just passed the 5-year mark helping folks rebuild their lives after incarceration. CEO Tim Stay and Executive Director Dave Durocher talked about the free self-help school's success in teaching "right living and vocational training for those who have hit bottom" and plans for the next five years. They've opened a campus in Denver and San Diego is on the boards.

  • How to get into TOSA: 

    • Sit on the bench: TOSA is located at 667 E. 100 S., SLC, UT 84102, where you may request an interview. No appointment is necessary. If you are accepted, you will begin your stay right then. There is no fee to attend the Other Side Academy.
    • Request an interview: If you are incarcerated, you need to write a letter asking for TOSA's help. Click here for more details. 
  • Ways to support TOSA: 

Aldine's #UrbanFarmReport with more tips for your fall garden, featuring:

  • John Webster of GoBioChar, which is "dedicated to the conversion of secondary biomass into biochar, a beneficial soil addendum, materials building block, and as a long-term method of carbon capture and sequestration for regeneration of ecosystems and the benefit of humankind."

  • James Loomis of Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Phoenix Farm, which works with women experiencing homelessness and poverty. For the last five years, Loomis has written the Garden Like a Boss column for Catalyst Magazine.

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: Aldine, KRCL’s Punk Rock Farmer
  • Exec. Producer, Host:  Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer

 

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