RadioActive: September 24, 2018

  • September 24, 2018
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March For Our Lives Utah explores youth suicide, voter registration. Plus, a #BannedBooksWeek voicememo on "The Hate You Give"

Tonight’s lineup:

  • March For Our Lives Utah co-hosts included:
    • Ainsley Moench, a junior at Skyline High School
    • Allegra Erznoznik, a senior at West Jordan High School
    • Nicolas Baca, a senior at East High School
    • Ann Slagle, a senior at Brighton High School
  • March For Our Lives Utah in a peer-to-peer conversation about youth suicide with Hannah Warren, Kaylee Fluckiger and Riley Walker. Earlier this year, the three young women graduated from Herriman High School, a school that saw seven students die by suicide during the 2017-18 school year.
  • National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, September 25. March For Our Lives talked with:

    • Justin Anderson of Voterise, which has 40 voter registration drives planned tomorrow, including schools, libraries and Rancho Markets.
    • T.J. Ellerbeck of the Rural Utah Project, which works to register voters in rural parts of the state.

 

If you or someone you know is in crisis and suicidal, there is help:

  • SafeUt Smartphone App: A statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through texting and a confidential tip program via smartphone. Licensed clinicians in this 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats, texts, and calls by providing:
    • supportive or crisis counseling,
    • suicide prevention,
    •  and referral services.
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255. Provides 24/7 free and confidential help to families in distress.
  • University of Utah Crisis intervention Team: (801) 587-3000.
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

 

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RadioActive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Volunteer: Tommy Sutter