RadioACTive Summer Break: June 15, 2021

  • June 15, 2021
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#3QuickPicks for Juneteenth from Azra at The County Library. SL County Animal Services on high temps and hot dogs. DACA Turns 9 -- a shout-out from a Dreamer at the ACLU of Utah. Click here to listen on-demand to tonight's show or the last two weeks of any other show on KRCL.

Special guests featured on tonight's RadioACTive's Summer Break:

Azra Basic of The County Library with #3QuickPicks for Juneteenth:

  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
  • On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed provides a historian's view of the country's long road to end slavery, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. 
  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper. Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history. The day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth. 

For more ideas on how to celebrate this important holiday, visit and explore Juneteenth festivities. Events include a story time for kids celebrating Black authors, traditional Juneteenth foods with the Taste of Louisiana food truck, and an evening with reggae music from Natural Roots. All of Azra’s Juneteenth picks are available through The County Library catalog.

Callista Pearson of Salt Lake County Animal Services, which wants you to turn up the air conditioning for your dog! For more info on how to keep your fur babies cool, click here. For additional information please email

  • Aug. 19: SPAYghetti TO-GO, 7:00 p.m. online. SAVE THE DATE. “The night of, tune into our Facebook Feed and check out our auction items at Grab your 4-legged or 2-legged BFF and get ready for a fun hour of entertainment to raise money for our low-income spay/neuter programming at the shelter. Covid-19 may have changed the way we gather for our annual gala, SPAYghetti & No Balls, but it hasn’t stopped the need for low-cost spay/neuters in our community. If anything, pet owners in our community need our help more than ever. Interested in being a SPONSOR or donating an in-kind item for the silent auction? Email “

Dreamer Angelica Guzman of the ACLU Utah on the 9th anniversary of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy started under President Obama. Have questions about DACA? Find answers at

>>>>>>>RadioACTive is on a summer break until KRCL's new studios are up and running. In the meantime, you’ll hear more great music during the 6 p.m. hour, along with fresh interviews as Executive Producer Lara Jones passes the mic to nonprofits and other folks getting up to good trouble for the community this summer.

>>>>>>>Songs of Summer: Call 385-800-1889 to dedicate a song to someone in your life, a nonprofit or cause you support, or just shout out to the community some musical inspiration. Be sure to include your first name and neighborhood. Suggestion: If you're headed out on a hike, tell us where the trailhead is and share a song from the playlist you use to get ready to climb!

>>>>>>>RadioACTive Listener Survey: While we're off, we're not idle. We're thinking of ways to make the show even better and more local. Click here to answer 10 questions and share your thoughts on KRCL's show for grassroots activists and community builders. 

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 Summer Break was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.