RadioACTive: September 5, 2019

  • September 5, 2019
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The fate of Prop. 4, the independent redistricting commission approved by voters and now eyed for repeal by state lawmakers. Plus, Voting and Civic Engagement Among Utah Women-A 2019 Update from the Utah Women & Leadership Project.

Tonight's lineup:

Spy Hop’s Connor Estes talked about Loud And Clear Youth Radio, Utah's only youth produced radio program. He’s looking for more youths, ages 14-19, to join the program, for which there is financial assistance.

The Utah Women & Leadership Project - UWLP has a new research snapshot out on Voting and Civic Engagement Among Utah Women. Dr. Susan Madsen and Robbyn Scribner talked about the data and what it means.

  • Summary: The findings show a dramatic series of shifts in voter turnout among Utah women, ranking first in the nation in 1992 (76%), dropping dead last to 51st in 2006, and climbing to 11th in 2018. The study also reveals that Utah continues to rank first in the nation in volunteerism at 51% (national average is 30.3%) with women’s rates 6% higher than men’s, but that engagement does not extend as much into political areas. Click here to read the report.

Waiting for the third shoe to drop: The fate of Prop 4 is again in the news with Utah Policy.com reporting that state lawmakers are feeling emboldened to make changes to the independent redistricting commission approved by Utah voters last fall.

  • RadioACTive asked Sen. Todd Weiler (R-Dist. 23) about what he called “fatal flaws” in Prop 4
  • Alliance for a Better Utah’s Katie Matheson addressed the good governance implications of state lawmakers repealing and replacing Prop. 4, and what voters might to do if that happens.
  • Steve Urquhart, co-founder of the Utah Initiative Protection Act, shared his his insights on the legislative process. He served 8 years in both the Utah House of Representatives and Senate.

Got a story you'd like to share on the show or an issue you’d like us to cover? Record a voice memo on your smart phone, then email it to radioactive@krcl.org. Keep it under 3 minutes and be sure to include a name and phone number in the message.

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/Host: Eric P. Nelson

 

 

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