In the Hive

Local reaction to the inauguration of President Joe Biden, and a bill to ban ‘DIY’ sexual assault kits


On this episode of “In the Hive,” local voices reflect on the inauguration of a new president. Plus a look at a bill seeking to ban so-called “at home” sexual assault evidence kits in Utah.

Guests, part 1:
Erin Mendenhall, Mayor of Salt Lake City
Mayra Cedano, Executive Director of Comunidades Unidas
Lex Scott, founder of Black Lives Matter Utah
Steve Bloch, Legal Director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Guests, part 2:
Dr. Julie Valentine, Associate Dean, BYU College of Nursing
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill
Democratic Rep. Angela Romero

If you or a loved one are looking for support, please call Utah’s 24-hour Sexual Violence Crisis Line at 1-888-421-1100 to be connected with a qualified advocacy team member at a sexual violence service provider in your area.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, help is available by calling the Utah Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Line at 1-888-421-1100 or the Domestic Violence Link Line at 1-800-897-LINK (5465).

Additional information about services offered by the Rape Recovery Center:

Resources offered by the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA):

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