The World Around You Interview: Representative Chavez-Houck

Today we’ve got a special extra episode and our first interview! The World Around You sat down with Representative Chavez-Houck, representing the University of Utah Fort Douglas area. We chatted about her path to the State House, her time here at the U, and what she’s currently working on.

We also talked about how to become involved as a citizen. Anyone can make their voice heard, even at the State Capitol and beyond! Representative Chavez-Houck is holding a special town hall at the Intermountain LDS Hospital, along with State Senators and Representatives from most of Salt Lake City this Saturday, February the 4th! If you’d like to meet with and talk to your local representatives, head there Saturday at 1 pm.

Thanks to Synthis for the intro and outro song today.

Download the episode here or listen below!

Students For A Democratic Society

This week on The Rostrum we interview Shirley Reyes and Bryn Dayton, members of the Students for a Democratic Society. The “SDS” is an activist group that was inspired by the civil rights movement and is concerned with equality, economic justice, peace, and participatory democracy. Currently, this group is working to make the University of Utah a sanctuary for undocumented students.

Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Sexual Assault on Campus

The Rostrum sits down with Darrah Jones, Sexual Assault Support Advocate, to discuss the topic of sexual assault on college campuses, at the University of Utah and across the nation. We explore the information and context of rape and sexual assault and how, as students, we can combat rape culture and the violence it perpetuates.

Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music