Politicos to the cosmos, stewardship to comedy

  • July 10, 2024
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Rural Utah Project and O2 Utah join forces as Stewardship Utah. Governors 'Disagree Better.' Comedy Bang Bang stops in SLC. And NASA Solar System Ambassador Patrick Wiggins on solar flares and summer star parties.

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

Stewardship Utah is a new organization created from the merger of the Rural Utah Project and O2 Utah. RadioACTive finds out more with RUP's Daylene Redhorse and Alma Baste.

  • Founded in 2017, the Rural Utah Project has given a voice to underrepresented communities and created life-long citizen advocates in Southern Utah through voter registration, local mobilization, and issue organizing. 

  • O₂ Utah opened its doors in 2019 to improve the Wasatch Front’s air quality through electoral involvement and political advocacy. 

The National Governors Association is in town this week for its Summer Meeting. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, who serves as NGA's Chair, will be touting his Disagree Better initiative. Earlier this month, Democrats, Republicans and Independents spoke out against a polarized system in American politics during the Aspen Ideas Festival. As Aspen Public Radio's Kaya Williams reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio, “common ground” was a common theme ((at several panels)).

KRCL's Eric P. Nelson, former host of Knock Knock Comedy Hour, talks with Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang! Bang! The Podcast. The show's Into Your Mouth tour stops in SLC later this month.

NASA Solar System Ambassador Patrick Wiggins is back with his refreshing and humorous take on the cosmos. You can catch up with him during the Salt Lake Astronomical Society's (SLAS) summer star parties:

  • July 10: SLAS Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Denny's Restaurant, 1701 W. North Temple St., SLC
  • July 12: Public Star Party, dusk-11 p.m. in the parking lot of Granite Branch Library, 3331 S. 500 E., South Salt Lake
  • July 13: Public Star Party, dusk-11 p.m., SPOC- Stansbury Park Observatory Complex, Tooele CLICK FOR MAP 
  • July 17: General Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College, Taylorsville Campus, Rampton Tech Bldg. #TB104

Want to test drive a telescope? Both the Salt Lake City and County library systems offer a limited number of Orion StarBlast Telescopes.

  • Salt Lake City Public Library, includes Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope with fanny pack; copy of Field Guide to the Night Sky by the National Audobon Society, c2018; headlamp; and cleaning pen. To find and reserve a telescope kit, click here

  • Salt Lake County Library is lending a limited number of Orion StarBlast Telescopes at each branch. The lending program is made possible through a partnership with the Salt Lake Astronomical Society. Checkout period: 7 days. To reserve, please call Customer Service at 801-943-4636 or stop by your local branch and talk with a librarian. The County Library is lending a limited number of Orion StarBlast Telescopes at each branch. 

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 radioactive@krcl.org. Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Executive Producer: Lara Jones
  • Community Co-Host: Nick Burns
  • Producer, Host: Valene MC