Pasifika Filmmakers Share Fight to Save the Sacred Land, Mauna Kea

  • May 2, 2024
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RadioACTive the Talanoa Way, with Stephanie Mahina. Tune in as she talks story and dives deep into Utah's Pasifika community with Jenilyn Su'a to discuss the Pacific Islander candidates running for Utah's House of Representatives. Aaron Welcher of ACLU of Utah shares Protester's rights in Utah. Filmmakers, Jalena Keane-Lee and Hāwane Rios share their new feature length documentary, Standing Above the Clouds in their fight to protect Hawai'i's sacred Mauna Kea.

Malo 'Aupito for tuning into tonight's RadioACTive, the Talanoa Way with Radioactive Community Host, Stephanie Mahina as we feature the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Jenilyn Su’a of Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition (UPICEC) and VICE CHAIR Asian Pacific Island Democratic Caucus encourages Utah to get out and vote. UPICEC aims have Pasifika community members involved in their local government.

Aaron Welcher, Communications Director of ACLU of Utah shares about what to know when it comes to Protester's rights in Utah. As student-led encampments in solidarity with Palestine have been held on the lawn of Presidents Circle at the University of Utah.

Then filmmakers, Jalena Keane-Lee and Hāwane Rios share their new feature length documentary, Standing Above the Clouds in their fight to protect Hawai'i's sacred Mauna Kea.

  • READ: "No Construction of the TMT Telescope on Mauna Kea" Petition

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  • Guests' views, thoughts, or opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff, or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Questions, comments, or suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

    • Executive Producer: Lara Jones
    • Producer: Valene MC
    • Community Host & Booker: Stephanie Mahina