RadioACTive: September 1, 2020

  • September 1, 2020
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#RoundtableTuesdays hosts Tamrika and Risshan explore whether Labor Day still resonates in today's social and political climate. Guests include local labor leaders and rank-and-file, as well as small business owners, ghost kitchens, and a new documentary about American labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller and poet Bruce "Utah" Phillips.

Tonight's lineup:

All things union in a right to work state, featuring:

  • Jeff Worthington, president of Utah AFL-CIO, which advocates to improve the lives of working men and women in Utah. The chapter currently represent 48 unions in the Beehive State.

  • Brad Asay, American Federation of Teachers-Utah. Nationally, AFT was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO. The first Utah chapter, The Ogden Federation of Teachers Local #78, was chartered in 1919.

  • Britt Miller, a representative from Utah Teamsters Local 222, which serves more than 3,000 members working for 35 employers across the entire state of Utah.

Small business ups and downs this Labor Day, featuring:

  • Ken Sanders of Ken Sanders Rare Books, SLC’s full-service antiquarian bookshop since 1997. Despite big box bookstores and the rise of “Damnazon,” Sanders is hanging on at 268 S. 200 E., but the nearly 25-year-old small business could use your help. Click here for a GoFundMe push.
  • Danny Cheng of Ghost Sushi and ComComKitchen, a commercial commissary for food entrepreneurs in SLC. Cheng invites you check out Streusel, which bakes its old-school German pastries out of ComCom, 67 W. 1700 S., daily from 7a-12p, closed Tuesdays.

Tales From the Long Memory, a new documentary narrated by the late folksinger Utah Phillips, about the story of America you didn't learn in school. Tamrika and Risshan spoke with Charles Hall and Bevan Bell-Hall, director and co-producer, respectively (as well as husband-and-wife), about the film, which premieres this Labor Day weekend.

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 Co-Hosts: Tamrika Khvtisiashvili and Risshan Leak
  • Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Associate Producer: Billy Palmer