RECA revived? Survivor, advocate and filmmaker report on latest US Senate vote.

  • March 11, 2024
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Project Rainbow on staking flags for TDOV. SLC-Pride on starting something new. Gifts for Good with Tree Utah.

Tonight's show features the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!

Radiothon starts Saturday and KRCL is once again teaming with our partners at Tree Utah for Gifts for Good. RadioACTive talks with Tree Utah's Amy May about the benefits of more trees along the Wasatch.

Trans Day of Visibility is March 31. RadioACTive talks with Jacey Thornton of Project Rainbow, a nonprofit started in 2018 to create widespread, visible demonstrations of community love and support for LGBTQ+ individuals. The nonprofit offers 3 ways to participate in its annual Trans Day of Visibility flag campaign

  1. If you are in Northern Utah, you can sign up to have a trans flag on a PVC pole staked in your yard. Flags will be delivered March 24-25 and collected April 1-7.
  2. Project Rainbow can ship you a 3'x5' trans flag to hang in your window, on an existing pole, or to give to someone who needs it! 
  3. Project Rainbow also can ship you a 12"x18" trans garden flag to put in your yard, hang from a window or balcony, or give away!

Bonnie O'Brien of SLC-Pride, working to build an independent Pride Festival June 27-30 at The Gateway. For more details, click here

Last Week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to protect and improve the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. It now heads to the House. RadioACTive talks with our RECA team: Utah downwinder, playwright and RECA advocate Mary Dickson; Mark Shapiro, director of Downwind; and Ian Zabarte, Principal Man and Secretary of State, Western Band of the Shoshone Nation

  • RESOURCE: "Urge your members of Congress to support legislation to expand and extend restitution for the communities harmed by U.S. nuclear weapons activities. You can find a full list of House co-sponsors and Senate co-sponsors from the last Congressional session on the webpages for each bill."

  • WATCH: Downwind, now live on most major streaming platforms. Released earlier this year at the Slamdance Film Festival, Downwind chronicles the nuclear testing that happened in Mercury, Nevada where 928 nuclear weapons were detonated between 1951–1992. Features members of the Shoshone Nation and people who were affected by the radioactive fallout of those tests. Narrated by Martin Sheen.

  • READ: Oscar nods honor 'Oppenheimer,' but what about Americans still suffering from nuke tests? (Mark Shapiro, USA Today, March 6, 2024)

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, suggestions for the show? Email Tonight's RadioACTive team included: