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KCPW Public Radio 88.3 FM and 105.3 FM is Utah’s first and only 24-hour commercial-free news and information station. Owned by Wasatch Public Media, a Utah non-profit corporation, KCPW is a membership-supported community public radio station.

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Iran: Back to the Axis of Evil

Nov 13, 2019 59:18

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we air a forum featuring journalist and foreign policy expert Barbara Slavin on current U.S.-Iran relations and the history of the relationship between the two nations. More than 40 years since the Iranian Revolution and the overthrow of the United States-backed monarchy, the political tension between the U.S. […]

9 women and children with Utah ties are killed in Mexico and Erin Mendenhall is elected mayor of Salt Lake City

Nov 8, 2019 51:10

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Families are grieving after an attack from a Mexican drug cartel left three women and six children dead. Salt Lake City Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall was voted to be the next mayor of Salt Lake City after securing an early lead on election night. And The Salt Lake Tribune is now a nonprofit. At 9 a.m. […]

Mexican cartel massacre and Salt Lake City mayoral election results

Nov 7, 2019 25:42

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the deadly cartel ambush in Mexico that killed nine people, President Trump officially pulling out of the Paris Agreement, Sen. Mitt Romney’s low national popularity, […]

The Salt Lake Tribune becomes the first legacy newspaper to go nonprofit

Nov 7, 2019 28:07

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The Salt Lake Tribune’s application to become the first legacy newspaper in the U.S. to become a nonprofit organization has been approved. The paper announced this week that they received a letter from the IRS in late October confirming the Tribune’s status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. As a follow-up to previous coverage, today In the […]

Power to the People: U.S. Voting Rights

Nov 6, 2019 58:53

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we air a forum on the historical and current state of voting rights in the United States. This history marks the expansion of the vote from the few to the many through political agitation and protest. However, this progression was neither steady nor consistent and remains a concern […]

Rep. Ben McAdams votes for the impeachment resolution and The Salt Lake Tribune will no longer endorse candidates

Nov 1, 2019 51:15

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Rep. Ben McAdams votes in favor of an impeachment resolution, while his GOP colleagues oppose it. After an emergency meeting on homelessness, state and county leaders push for new housing, but say The Road Home shelter will close for good this fall. And a farewell (fond or otherwise) to candidate endorsements from The Salt Lake […]

Impeachment vote, another Fed tax rate cut and the Salt Lake City mayoral election

Oct 31, 2019 25:46

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Josh Kanter, Chairman of Alliance for a Better Utah. They discuss the prospective impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, the Federal Reserve cutting the tax rate for the second time in seven weeks, […]

Early Salt Lake City grave robber faced grave consequences for his ghastly crime

Oct 31, 2019 23:38

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In 1862, pioneer Salt Lake City was up in arms over the revelation that the grave digger at the city cemetery had been digging up corpses to rob them of their clothes and jewelry. But how much of the story of Jean Baptiste is true and how much of it is legend? Featuring: Will Bagley, […]

Pride Week: SLC Mayoral Candidate Town Hall

Oct 30, 2019 1:27:56

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we air a town hall with mayoral candidates, Salt Lake City Councilmember Erin Mendenhall and State Senator Luz Escamilla, to discuss their platforms on policy issues as they relate to LGBTQ communities. This event was put on by the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center as part […]

Massive tax reform proposal rankles teachers, anti-poverty advocates

Oct 25, 2019 51:11

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A massive tax reform proposal by state lawmakers draws fire from teachers and advocates against poverty. State and local leaders say they’ll consider keeping the downtown homeless shelter open through the winter to address a long-predicted shortfall in beds. And poll monitors in San Juan County report irregularities in the early voting process, including potential […]

Pierre Delecto, impeachment impact on legislative races and a December special session on tax reform

Oct 24, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Left by Sasha Luks-Morgan, President of the Young Democrats of Utah, and on The Right by Drew Rigby. They discuss Sen. Mitt Romney’s secret Twitter account, a political ad claiming Sen. Romney is a “Democrat secret […]

Unsheltered: Homelessness in Utah

Oct 23, 2019 1:05:19

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we air a forum on the issue of homelessness in Utah. Three new homeless shelters have been created in the Salt Lake City area to replace the capacity lost with the prospective closing of The Road Home. However, the new shelters combined have several hundred fewer […]

Homeless shelter overflow, conversion therapy bans and attempts to halt the Utah Inland Port

Oct 18, 2019 51:03

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Just weeks after opening in Salt Lake City, a homeless women’s resource center is already filled to capacity. The LDS Church opposes a proposed ban on ‘conversion therapy’ in Utah. And environmental organizations request a halt to construction at the Utah Inland Port. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt […]

Before the World Wide Web, there was ARPANET

Oct 17, 2019 24:59

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Today on the show, we go back to a time before Alexa and Siri, before AOL, before dial up modems, before websites even. In 1969 the University of Utah was at the forefront of something altogether new; something that would change the world as we knew it. Producer Roger McDonough gives us the story. Guests: Mary […]

The Democratic presidential debate, U.S. troops pulling out of Syria and state tax reform

Oct 17, 2019 25:46

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Emily Hase, Chair of the Salt Lake County Democrats. They discuss the latest Democratic presidential debate, the fallout from President Trump pulling U.S. troops from Syria, the 2020 vice presidential debate being […]

Trade Wars and Tariffs: U.S. Economic Policy in a Global Economy

Oct 16, 2019 59:45

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we air a forum on trade wars, tariffs and U.S. economic policy in the global market. Free and unfettered trade has been a lasting cornerstone of U.S. policy since WWII, with the U.S. making itself increasingly interconnected with global trade and supply chains. However, the free […]

Salt Lake City mayoral race heats up

Oct 11, 2019 51:21

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Rock climbing is a dangerous sport, but it doesn’t have to be so bad.

Oct 10, 2019 29:01

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Rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering have never been more popular than they are now. But as more people are heading to crags, more people are leaving with bruises, broken bones or sometimes not leaving at all. As more and more people are drawn to these extreme sports, will the industry and technology be able […]

Impeachment fallout and Salt Lake City mayoral endorsements

Oct 10, 2019 24:46

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Councilmember. They discuss the White House vowing no cooperation with the impeachment inquiry, President Trump insulting Sen. Mitt Romney over his support of the inquiry, Rep. Ben McAdams […]

SLC Mayoral debate focuses on community and environment

Oct 10, 2019 2:06:28

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On Thursday, October 10, KCPW broadcast a live debate from the auditorium of the downtown library between the candidates running to become mayor of Salt Lake City. KCPW’s Roger McDonough moderated the event, and posed questions submitted by a slate of environmental organizations regarding protection of our air, water, land, wildlife, wild places, people and communities.  Listen […]

Priced Out: Affordable Housing in Utah

Oct 9, 2019 54:10

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – This week on the program, we air a forum on the growing gap in affordable housing in Utah—what’s causing it, what it’s doing to our communities and how it may be addressed. Last month, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute reported to Salt Lake City officials that growth in both the regional […]

LDS church leader says gender is defined at birth, ATVs in Utah’s national parks, and a lewdness charge.

Oct 4, 2019 51:54

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A leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints defines gender as ‘biological sex at birth.’ The National Parks Service opens Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ to ATVs. And a West Valley City woman fights a lewdness charge after going topless in her own home. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David […]

Impeachment proceedings and the Utah gubernatorial race

Oct 3, 2019 25:46

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s conversation with the president of Ukraine, the impeachment’s impact on the presidential race, Bernie Sanders getting two stents […]

Climate Impacts on Minoritized Communities

Oct 2, 2019 59:09

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we air a forum on climate change’s effect on minority communities in the state, in the nation and across the world. Almost one year ago, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report that called for the limiting of average temperature rises to […]

Best of In the Hive – 2019

Sep 27, 2019 29:42

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Producers Roger McDonough and Tim Pierce share clips from their favorite episodes of “In the Hive” over the past year. Join them as they look back into a year of engaging, thoughtful stories that tie Utah together. This episode of “In the Hive” was created as a part of KCPW’s Fall Pledge Drive. Please consider keeping […]

Reactions to impeachment inquiry, State alters Lake Powell Pipeline plan, and a coal mine resumes production.

Sep 27, 2019 49:13

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Utah’s members of Congress react to the launch of an official impeachment inquiry. State officials significantly alter their plans for the Lake Powell Pipeline. And a Utah coal mine is expected to resume production — with an eye to overseas markets. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter […]

The legacy of Governor Gary Herbert, the Climate Strike and President Trump’s conversation with the Ukrainian president

Sep 26, 2019 25:41

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the Salt Lake City mayoral election, the Utah gubernatorial race, the legacy of Gov. Gary Herbert, the youth-led Climate Strike, the conversation between President […]

Fake News and Alternative Facts

Sep 25, 2019 55:08

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour—This week on the forum, we air a forum looking at the vilification of / and distrust in/ the media—the network of journalists, reporters, editors, producers and newscasters that gather and dispense the news. Referred to by many names: the press, the media, the fourth estate or the great bulwark of […]

Climate action in Salt Lake City on September 20th, 2019

Sep 20, 2019 5:49

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As part of a global action on climate change, scores of Salt Lake City residents participated in a rally on Friday, September 20th, 2019. Participants met at the City and County Building in downtown Salt Lake and then marched to the Utah State Capitol building. KCPW’s Roger McDonough attended the event to hear from rally-goers, […]

Lawmakers take cannabis private, rents continue to rise despite new construction, and those pesky scooter riders

Sep 20, 2019 49:01

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Lawmakers vote to take cannabis dispensing out of the state’s hands. Rents continue to rise, despite a boom in apartment construction. And Salt Lake City considers a crackdown on sidewalk scooter riders. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, reporter Taylor Stevens and columnist George Pyle join KCPW host […]

The strike on Saudi oil fields and partisan elections for Utah State Board of Education

Sep 19, 2019 25:44

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Holly Richardson, former state legislator and editorial columnist at the Salt Lake Tribune, and on The Left by George Pyle, Editorial Page Editor of the Salt Lake Tribune. They discuss the attack on Saudi oil fields, the Federal Reserve cutting rates by another quarter […]

Veteran political reporter Rod Decker on his new book and the SLC mayor’s race

Sep 19, 2019 23:41

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Rod Decker worked for more than 40 years as a journalist in Utah, primarily covering government and politics. His new book Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room looks at the history of the religious and political divides that have come to define Utah. For today’s episode, in addition to examining that history, Decker also […]

Genetics and Justice: DNA Identification Technologies in Post-Dictatorial Argentina

Sep 18, 2019 1:02:12

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour— This week on the program, we bring you a forum on the Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo, a group formed in 1977 to locate and reunify with their grandchildren disappeared during the Argentinian dictatorship. This organization of women championed a matriarchal politics and began a legal, psychological and scientific movement […]

Vaping wafts into politics, justice system exonerations and medical cannabis changes

Sep 13, 2019 49:15

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Following a spate of vaping-related illnesses, Sen. Mitt Romney suggests a recall of e-cigarettes, a Utah man is exonerated in a sexual abuse case after spending more than 15 years behind bars and marijuana opponents cry foul over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis law. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and […]

Unquenchable 3: The Fate of the Colorado River

Sep 12, 2019 28:59

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A historic drought has been ravaging the American Southwest for the past 19 years. For the first time ever, states intwined in the Colorado River system need to cut back their use of the river’s water. Finding a solution to water management has never been more dire. Will state and federal plans be enough to […]

Rocky’s comments, Jeff Burningham’s campaign, and John Bolton’s departure

Sep 12, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the ousting of national security advisor John Bolton, former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s bid to be the Republican presidential nominee, Jeff Burningham’s campaign for […]

Reviving Utah’s Rural Economies

Sep 11, 2019 57:49

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: April 14, 2019)— This week on the program, we bring you a forum that looks at distressed rural economies in Utah, the economic and geographic challenges that tend to constrain their growth, and what those rural communities can do to revive their economies. Challenges facing rural Utah […]

Money will be diverted from Hill Air Force Base to pay for Trump’s border wall and an immigrant-rights activist facing deportation is seeking asylum

Sep 6, 2019 51:11

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President Trump diverts $54 million from Utah military projects to fund his border wall. Facing deportation, an immigrant-rights activist seeks asylum. And Sen. Mike Lee visits Russia, even after two of his senate colleagues were denied visas. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr, reporter Lee Davidson and news […]

Proposition 4 and gun control policy

Sep 5, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by Sen. Kathleen Riebe, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the BYU-Utah rivalry game, declared and potential 2020 gubernatorial candidates, an upcoming special session on cannabis, state tax reform, the fate of Proposition 4, Brexit […]

Gender Wage Gap: (In)Equality in Utah

Sep 4, 2019 57:59

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today we feature a panel discussion on the gender wage gap in Utah—the causes that drive it, its consequences for women and the economy and what policies are effective in addressing the discrepancy. The gender wage or pay gap refers to the difference in income between men and women […]

Salt Lake City Council approves Inland Port incentive, United Nations conference in Salt Lake

Aug 30, 2019 51:10

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This week in news: the Salt Lake City Council approves a tax incentive for a developer to build on 3,000 acres inside the Utah Inland Port; the former Salt Lake City police officer who handcuffed nurse Alex Wubbels gets a job at the Weber County jail; and a United Nations conference descends on Utah’s capital. […]

Volatility in stock market and poll results on term limits in Utah

Aug 29, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Josh Kanter, Chairman of Alliance for a Better Utah. They discuss presidential candidate Joe Biden coming to Park City, a poll showing Sanders and Warren surpassing Biden in popularity, further escalations in the US-China […]

How recycling works (and how it doesn’t)

Aug 29, 2019 25:40

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Today on In the Hive, we take a deep dive into the blue bin. Generally, your curbside recycling gets hauled away by a private company to a sorting plant where the valuable materials are separated out and later sold to national or international processors. But trying to figure out just how much of what goes […]

The Wicked Problem of Food, Water, and Energy in Irrigated Systems: Local Solutions for Global Problems

Aug 28, 2019 58:44

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we feature a lecture delivered by Dr. Edward Weber, a professor of political science and public policy at Oregon State University. Professor Weber’s lecture focuses on the overconsumption of water and how so much overuse could present an array of problems, especially in the context of our […]

Sen. Mitt Romney in conversation on trade, climate change, and gun laws

Aug 23, 2019 15:31

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Sen. Mitt Romney is home in Utah for the August recess. On Monday he gave a speech at the Sutherland Institute, and he’s been holding town halls in Draper, Logan, and Vernal – with more planned for around the state. On Friday morning, KCPW’s Roger McDonough sat down with the freshman senator to talk about […]

Former state Rep. Ken Ivory leaves state Legislature

Aug 23, 2019 51:10

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Mitt Romney says states should take the lead on new gun laws. Ken Ivory resigns his legislative seat to work for a public lands consulting firm — one he helped secure a public contract for to the tune of $700,000. And despite losing federal funding, Planned Parenthood will keep operating in Utah. At 9 a.m. […]

The national economy and Salt Lake City mayoral race

Aug 22, 2019 25:46

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the health of the national economy, President Trump trying to buy Greenland from Denmark, Sen. Romney labeling himself a “renegade Republican,” Vice President Mike Pence visiting […]

Herbal remedy? Narcotic? ‘Passing fad?’ Just what is Kratom?

Aug 22, 2019 29:47

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This week on In the Hive, after a chance encounter with an unfamiliar word, we delve into the world of a plant native to Southeast Asia that has both opioid-like and stimulant properties: Kratom. How is it used? What do we know about the risks involved in taking Kratom? And why is there a state […]

Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Aug 21, 2019 53:52

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: December 12, 2018) —  In this week’s program, we feature a lecture given by University of Utah professor Annie Fukushima—who works in the Ethnic Studies Division in the School for Cultural & Social Transformation. Some of the areas of research that Fukushima focuses on are migration, human […]

Utah primary elections, campus safety and Overstock CEO’s Russia involvement

Aug 16, 2019 51:05

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Erin Mendenhall and Luz Escamilla advance to the next round in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race. The University of Utah implements changes to its campus safety policies. And Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne claims he played a key role in the Russia investigation. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor […]

The role of urban trails in transportation and recreation along the Wasatch Front

Aug 15, 2019 22:01

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Across much of the Wasatch Front, there’s a system of urban trails – often paved, sometimes not, that weave through neighborhoods and industrial parks and run along riverbanks and through undeveloped terrain. Today on In the Hive we explore our region’s urban trails and hear about some of the theory behind why they were originally […]

Salt Lake City mayoral primary results and the politics of a slowing market

Aug 15, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the results of the Salt Lake City mayoral primary, how the 2020 gubernatorial race is shaping up, the volatile stock market and what it means for […]

Sexual assault awareness

Aug 14, 2019 1:00:37

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: September 5, 2018/Revised Air Date: December 5, 2018) — The #MeToo movement, created by community organizer Tarana Burke in 2006, gained mainstream traction over a decade later in 2017 and has since grown to become a global movement of victims confronting their abusers and seeking justice. Despite […]

Jon Huntsman resigns as ambassador to return home for potential governor run

Aug 9, 2019 51:10

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Utah’s federal lawmakers respond to the latest mass shootings in America, including Rep. Chris Stewart voicing support of “red flag” laws. Jon Huntsman Jr. resigns as U.S. Ambassador to Russia, though there is no word on whether he will run for Utah governor. And the Salt Lake City mayoral primary enters the final stretch. At […]

U.S.-China trade war and what to do about mass shootings

Aug 8, 2019 25:46

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the escalating U.S.-China trade war, the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the return of Jon Huntsman Jr. to Utah, his potential […]

Snags in the rollout of Utah’s medical cannabis program, and the path forward

Aug 8, 2019 23:37

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Utah’s plan for rolling out medical marijuana is in flux. Last week, two Utah county attorneys advised the health departments in their counties not to distribute medical cannabis. They said that by participating in the state’s distribution scheme, those health departments would be in violation of federal law, and could be at risk of losing federal […]

Perceptions of China

Aug 7, 2019 50:53

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: January 13, 2016/Revised air date: August, 6, 2019) — This past week, the trade war between China and the U.S. has reached a new high-water mark with China suspending purchases of U.S. agricultural products in reaction to threats of a new round of U.S. tariffs on $300 […]

Utah’s plans for medical marijuana might leave counties breaking federal law

Aug 2, 2019 51:01

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Two counties warn that Utah’s plan for distributing medical marijuana might run afoul of federal law. Environmental groups raise an alarm over mislabeled nuclear waste shipments through the state. And remembering former Utah first lady Norma Matheson, who died this week at the age of 89. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune editor […]

Salt Lake City mayoral primary focusing on environmental issues

Aug 2, 2019 1:53:01

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On Thursday, August 1st, KCPW aired a primary debate between the eight candidates vying to become mayor of Utah’s capital city. The event was hosted by the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club and focused largely on environmental issues facing Salt Lake City. It was moderated by Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner […]

Mayor Jackie Biskupski on the mayor’s race, the inland port, homelessness, and more

Aug 1, 2019 28:32

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Today on In the Hive, a conversation with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. In five months’ time, Biskupski will wrap up her term in office. So what does she plan to do after leaving her post, and what does she make of the race to replace her? Also, with a United Nations conference coming to […]

Federal Reserve cuts interest rates and the second Democratic presidential debate

Aug 1, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Tyrell Aagard, First Vice Chair of the Salt Lake County Democrats. They discuss the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates for the first time since 2008, the second Democratic presidential debate, Medicare for All, Utah […]

Future of the European Union

Jul 31, 2019 58:41

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today’s program features a forum on the future of the European Union. Panelists delve into the historical unification of Europe, and why one country — the United Kingdom — is in the process of leaving the EU. “Brexit,” or the British exit from the EU, has defined the premiership […]

Rep. Chris Stewart slams Robert Mueller’s Russia probe

Jul 26, 2019 51:04

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Rep. Chris Stewart called out Robert Mueller for ensnaring “innocent people” in his Russia probe. The Utah Supreme Court finds that a state panel was unconstitutionally blocking medical malpractice lawsuits. And the hectic work schedule of a Utah public defender. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Thomas Burr and Jessica Miller, and […]

Unquenchable 2: Quagga Mussels’ Threat to Utah Water

Jul 25, 2019 23:40

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Quagga mussels, the aquatic invasive species that have made their home in Lake Powell, first showed up in Utah in 2013. They haven’t left since then, and their population is skyrocketing. But, what affect do they have on the lake? What plans does Utah have to eradicate them? And why is it imperative they do […]

LDS president attends NAACP convention and the Utah United Party’s term limit ballot initiative

Jul 25, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Nic Dunn, former chair of the Utah Young Republicans, and on The Left by Sasha Luks-Morgan, President of Young Democrats of Utah. They discuss LDS President Russell M. Nelson speaking at the 110th NAACP convention, President Trump’s treatment of minority congresswomen, Ben McAdams […]

Can Utah’s ski industry survive climate change?

Jul 24, 2019 57:00

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we bring you a forum on the effects of climate change in Utah — and in particular — its effects on Utah’s ski industry. Officially, adopting the phrase “The Greatest Snow on Earth” over four decades ago in 1975, does Utah, in 2019, still hold the mantle […]

Utah Representatives react to Trump’s Twitter tirade

Jul 19, 2019 51:07

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How Utah’s delegation in Washington responded to president Trump’s Twitter tirade against four progressive democrats. Utah Sen. Mike Lee votes against extending funding to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. And the homeless population living in Salt Lake City is still largely uninformed about what changes to services will happen when the […]

Facial recognition scans of Utah drivers license and driving privilege card databases

Jul 18, 2019 27:39

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Today on the show, a look at how federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and ICE make requests for facial recognition scans of Utah drivers licenses, IDs, and driving privilege cards. In recent weeks, the use of facial recognition by law enforcement has come under scrutiny from privacy watchdogs, state governments, and members of […]

House resolution condemning President Trump’s tweets and the Salt Lake City mayoral debate

Jul 18, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Josh Kanter, Board President of the Alliance for a Better Utah. They discuss President Trump’s tweets telling four members of Congress to “go back” to where they came from, the nonbinding resolution condemning those […]

Should we have a universal basic income?

Jul 17, 2019 59:03

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we bring you a forum to ask the question, “Should have a universal basic income?” in the U.S. A universal basic income (UBI) refers to the dispersing of an amount of income to all members within a society, no strings attached—to curb poverty and […]

Inland port protests, teacher pay increases and the evolving Utah Jazz roster

Jul 12, 2019 51:27

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This week in Utah, inland port protesters clash with police at the offices of the Salt Lake City Chamber; teachers and the Salt Lake City School District reach a tentative agreement over pay; and the Utah Jazz shake up their roster. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Taylor Stevens and Andy Larsen […]

Utah expands teleworking pilot for state employees

Jul 11, 2019 29:39

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Over the last year, Utah has been conducting an experiment of sorts with its state employees. As part of a pilot program on teleworking, dozens of workers have been staying home at least three days a week. Officials wanted to see the impact on productivity in state offices, on air quality, and on employee satisfaction. […]

Federal use of driver’s license databases and Inland Port protests

Jul 11, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Holly Richardson, former state legislator and editorial columnist at the Salt Lake Tribune, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Utah’s reaction to federal use of state driver’s license data, Mia Love’s potential bid for Utah’s 4th […]

Greater Avenues Community Council Mayoral Candidates Forum

Jul 11, 2019 1:28:20

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On Wednesday, July 10th, the eight candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor attended a forum hosted by the Greater Avenues Community Council in the LDS Hospital auditorium. The event was moderated by University of Utah professor emeritus Gene Fitzgerald, and featured questions about the candidates’ positions on the Utah Inland Port, homelessness and affordable housing, air […]

Immigration and the Economy

Jul 10, 2019 59:09

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we bring you a forum that looks at immigration and the economy. This conversation was held in the wake of significant changes to immigration enforcement by the Trump Administration such as family separation, stepped-up deportation, and significantly reduced numbers of allowed asylum applicants. Since the original air-date, […]

The Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center and the ‘new model’ for tackling homelessness

Jul 4, 2019 23:38

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Today we take a walking tour of the Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center. The center, which will be operational at the end of the month, is one of three, new homeless resource centers set to open soon in Salt Lake County. Beyond offering beds for 200 homeless women, it will also have a number […]

Democratic presidential debate and the Inland Port

Jul 4, 2019 25:46

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the two rounds of Democratic presidential debates, the Supreme Court decisions on gerrymandering and the citizenship census question, the Inland Port, the Salt Lake City […]

Utah’s changing demographics and the 2020 census

Jul 3, 2019 50:59

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we air a forum on Utah’s changing demographics and the upcoming 2020 census with Mallory Bateman, State Data Center Coordinator at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. The 2020 census has taken on a new political aspect this year, with the potential inclusion of a citizenship […]

Investigation into the disappearance of MacKenzie Lueck continues

Jun 28, 2019 50:55

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Clashing perspectives on the Utah Inland Port

Jun 27, 2019 23:38

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Today on the program, two vastly different perspectives on the planned Utah Inland Port. The project is the subject of litigation, with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski challenging the legislation that launched the port and shifted land use and taxing authority from the city to the state. This past week that lawsuit was amended […]

US-Iran tensions and student debt erasure legislation

Jun 27, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by George Pyle, Editorial Page Editor of the Salt Lake Tribune. They discuss President Trump’s decision to cancel an attack on Iran and his reaction to a new sexual assault allegation, Sen. Sanders’ legislation to […]

Salt Lake City mayoral candidates hold primary debate

Jun 27, 2019 1:49:59

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On Wednesday, June 26th, KCPW broadcast a live debate between the eight candidates vying to become mayor of Utah’s capital city. The event was hosted by Alliance for a Better Utah and the University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society and took place in the auditorium of Main Library in downtown Salt Lake City. […]

Future of nuclear power in Utah

Jun 26, 2019 54:52

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Hinckley Institute Radio Hour – Today we air a forum on the future of nuclear power in Utah with Peter Bradford, Professor of Law and Energy Policy at Vermont Law School and a former US Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner. While Utah has been a source of uranium throughout the 20th century, it has never embraced nuclear energy production. […]

Utah lawmaker wants to ban elective abortions, and the SLC mayor and City Council battle over the inland port

Jun 21, 2019 50:49

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This week in Utah, a state senator says he’s preparing legislation to ban elective abortions; a feud between Salt Lake City’s mayor and the City Council over the Utah Inland Port spills into the public view; and Midvale says a Confederate group won’t be allowed in their annual parade. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt […]

Trump’s presidential campaign and the 4th congressional district race

Jun 20, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton. They discuss Trump kicking-off his campaign in Florida, socialism in U.S. politics, immigration policy, Sen. McCay not running for U.S. Congress, the 4th and 1st congressional district races and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s releasing fundraising tallies.

Mass incarceration and higher education

Jun 19, 2019 50:59

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour —This week, a panel discussion on mass incarceration and higher education and the programs that connect them. In Utah, in spite of recent reforms made to sentencing and an overall drop in property and violent crimes, the prison population has continued to expand. Between 2016 and 2017, Utah’s had one of […]

FBI investigating a PAC run by Gov. Herbert’s former campaign manager

Jun 14, 2019 51:20

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The FBI is reportedly investigating a political action committee run by governor Gary Herbert’s former campaign manager. After a contentious debate, the Salt Lake County Council passes a resolution calling for immigration reform. And Sen. Mitt Romney calls out president Trump for appearing to welcome 2020 campaign help from foreign governments. At 9 a.m. on […]

Salary negotiations for SLC school teachers reach an impasse

Jun 13, 2019 28:57

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Last week, around 200 teachers in the Salt Lake City School District staged a walkout of a meeting of the board of education. That happened on the heels of two months of salary negotiations between the teachers union and the district – negotiations that have now stalled. In the background is a bigger picture about […]

2020 presidential race and Salt Lake County’s immigration resolution

Jun 13, 2019 25:45

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Both Sides of the Aisle – Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Left by Emily Hase, Chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party, and on The Right by Erik Roan of the Young Republicans and lobbyist. They discuss the 2020 presidential field, whether the United States is […]

What does the Inland Port mean for Utah?

Jun 12, 2019 1:06:22

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we bring you a forum on the Inland Port, its impact and future. The Inland Port refers to the planned development of Salt Lake City’s northwestern quadrant into a logistics and distribution hub connecting coastal seaports to inland destinations through rail and ground transportation. The Inland […]

Protesters are removed from Inland Port meeting

Jun 7, 2019 6:29

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Dozens of protestors are forcibly removed from a Utah Inland Port Authority board meeting. The field of candidates running for mayor of Salt Lake City becomes clear, as do some of the major issues of the race. And University of Utah police apologize for including slain student Lauren McCluskey’s name in the program for awards […]

The curtailed picture of refugee resettlement in Utah and the U.S.

Jun 6, 2019 27:58

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Today on the show a look at refugee resettlement in Utah in 2019. The numbers of refugees being resettled here has shrunk significantly as the Trump Administration has sought to restrict immigration. That’s happened as the world experiences what may be its worst-yet refugee crisis. We’ll hear about the work being done by refugee resettlement […]

Mitt Romney’s maiden Senate speech and Utah’s 2020 political races

Jun 6, 2019 25:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Josh Kanter, Board Chair of Alliance for a Better Utah. They discuss Sen. Mitt Romney’s first address to the Senate, Greg Hughes entering the race for governor, Christian Harrison dropping out of the Salt Lake City mayoral race […]

2019 HIP Talks Finale

Jun 5, 2019 50:20

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: April 8th, 2019) — This spring, the Hinckley Institute of Politics held its 5th annual HIP Talks, a two-minute speech competition at the University of Utah. Students were invited to speak at a series of qualifying rounds, before moving on to the final competition where 30 students competed for […]

Body of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley has been found and her uncle charged with her murder

May 31, 2019 51:15

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A tragedy unfolds in Logan after the disappearance of a 5-year-old girl. With needle exchanges legal, some local health advocates think it’s time for safe-injection sites for people with addictions. And an ax-throwing venue finds a workaround to get a recreational license to serve beer. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing […]

Perspectives on Utah’s water future

May 30, 2019 28:01

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Today we take a look at how water in Utah currently gets used, conserved or even wasted, and at plans to provide for the state’s water future. Right now the vast majority of water use in Utah goes to agriculture, and a big chunk of that is spent on one, very thirsty crop: alfalfa hay. […]

Democratic presidential candidates and Utah County commissioner comes out

May 30, 2019 25:45

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Tyrell Aagrad, First Vice Chair of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party. They discuss the field of Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Mitt Romney’s first address to the Senate, Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie coming out as gay, the […]

A feud between two Utah high school coaches reaches a boiling point

May 24, 2019 51:17

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Sen. Mitt Romney calls a GOP lawmaker ‘courageous’ for saying the president has engaged in impeachable behavior, though Romney doesn’t support impeachment himself. Democratic federal lawmakers want an investigation into whether the Interior Department broke the law by considering oil and gas leases inside the original boundaries of a Utah national monument. And a feud […]

Tax revenue and structure and the Utah gubernatorial race

May 23, 2019 25:45

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss solutions to Utah’s tax revenue and structure issues, the feud between President Trump and House Speaker Pelosi, Greg Hartley stepping down as chief of staff of the Utah House, […]

LDS Church comes out against an LGBTQ rights bill

May 17, 2019 51:09

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes out against an LGBTQ rights bill in Congress. In a separate move, the faith announces a plan to increase political participation on the part of its members. And Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox launches his gubernatorial campaign. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and […]

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox’s gubernatorial campaign and the Equality Act

May 16, 2019 25:45

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Lt. Gov. Cox’s gubernatorial campaign announcement, the LDS church’s new political “specialists,” the Equality Act going before Congress, and the mounting GOP opposition to Rep. Ben McAdam’s re-election.

Nonprofit news and the future of The Salt Lake Tribune

May 16, 2019 34:59

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The Salt Lake Tribune is seeking to become a nonprofit organization. Why? According to owner and publisher Paul Huntsman, it’s because the newspaper’s business model isn’t working. Years of financial losses have resulted in repeated layoffs at the paper, and two years of investments since Huntsman acquired the Tribune from the hedge fund Alden Global […]

The Tribune seeks to become a nonprofit and SLCPD ends its backlog of untested rape kits

May 10, 2019

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The Salt Lake Tribune seeks to become a nonprofit organization. Riverton declares itself a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn.’ And testing backlogged rape kits leads to 105 new suspects. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, reporter Taylor Stevens, and columnist George Pyle join KCPW guest host Marcie Young […]

Trade war with China and Riverton’s anti-abortion resolution

May 9, 2019 25:45

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Josh Kanter, the Board President of the Alliance for a Better Utah. They discuss the trade war with China, President Trump’s tax returns, William Barr being held in contempt of Congress, Riverton’s new anti-abortion resolution, the Salt Lake […]

Investigative oddities in an early 20th century SLC murder; and the Utah Cold Case Coalition

May 9, 2019 29:37

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Today on the program we take a look at an early 20th century Salt Lake City murder, and the unusual method detectives used to try to catch the killer. Plus, back in the present day, we’ll hear about efforts by the Utah Cold Case Coalition to launch the first nonprofit crime lab in the country. […]

A BYU valedictorian comes out during his commencement speech

May 3, 2019 51:18

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A BYU valedictorian comes out to fellow classmates during his commencement speech. Kennecott Utah Copper retires its last coal-fired power plant. And a man who was molested as a child by a prominent Latter-day Saint filmmaker goes public with his story. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, reporter […]

Air pollution’s risks for childhood cancer survivors

May 2, 2019 22:58

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Today on In the Hive: air quality in the spotlight. A new study from the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah shows that young cancer survivors face an increased risk for hospitalization on poor air quality days. We hear from the authors of that study, from the mother of a young-adult cancer survivor, […]

Federal infrastructure plan and gubernatorial popularity

May 2, 2019 25:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announcement, a bipartisan meeting on federal infrastructure, the 2020 census’ new citizenship question, Governor Herbert’s falling popularity, Utah’s political party chair races, […]

Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

May 1, 2019 55:50

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we bring you a discussion that examines the human rights and humanitarian crisis that the Yemeni people are facing today as a result of the ongoing civil war in Yemen. At its root, the conflict (which erupted in 2015) pits the U.S. and Saudi backed […]

Feds stack a Bears Ears advisory group with critics, and Moab’s tourism boom reaches a tipping point

Apr 26, 2019 51:10

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An advisory council for the reduced Bears Ears National Monument lacks monument supporters. Environmental activists shut down a Utah Inland Port Authority board meeting. And Moab’s tourism boom reaches a tipping point. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Brian Maffly and Taylor Stevens, and columnist George Pyle join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to […]

The Community Renewable Energy Act and the path forward for clean power in Utah

Apr 25, 2019 29:00

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Today on the program, we hear about what the passage of the Community Renewable Energy Act (HB411) means for Utah. Salt Lake City, Park City, Summit County, Cottonwood Heights and Moab have all committed to transitioning to a net-100% renewable electricity portfolio. Without the buy-in of the state’s electric utility monopoly, Rocky Mountain Power, those […]

Mueller Report reactions and the Salt Lake Temple construction project

Apr 25, 2019 25:45

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Derek Kitchen, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss reactions to the redacted Mueller Report, the field of presidential candidates, the Salt Lake Temple’s 4-year construction project, a potential special session to override the veto of SB123, the Salt […]

Noble Ambitions, Nobel Prize

Apr 24, 2019 1:02:57

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour —This week on the program, we feature a talk delivered by Susi Snyder, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for her contributions to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Those efforts include producing the report Don’t Bank on the Bomb, the only global report profiling the companies that produce […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes a Utah campaign stop

Apr 19, 2019 51:28

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes a campaign stop in Utah and says she would restore protections for Utah national monuments. Neighbors of the planned Inland Port say they fear the end of their rural way of life. And the state of Utah won’t enforce its 18-week abortion ban, for now. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt […]

A history of Utah beer and spirits

Apr 18, 2019 28:57

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Today we feature a history of alcohol production in Utah, focusing in particular on brewing and distilling – both of which have a rich history in the state. Beer was produced by early settlers to the Salt Lake Valley as early as 1850, when the Beach & Blair brewery opened. Meanwhile, the famed “Valley Tan” […]

Notre Dame burning and improving Utah’s education

Apr 18, 2019 25:44

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Kathleen Riebe, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral, the release of the Mueller Report, Elizabeth Warren’s presidential rally, Utah joining Super Tuesday, potential improvements to education, and the troubled prison […]

Reviving Utah’s Rural Economies

Apr 17, 2019 57:46

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we bring you a forum that looks at distressed rural economies here in Utah, the economic and geographic challenges that tend to constrain their growth, and what those rural communities can do to revive their economies. Challenges such as population decline stimulated by limited opportunities for jobs and […]

Current and former BYU students share their stories about the university’s Honor Code through an anonymous Instagram account

Apr 12, 2019 52:30

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An Instagram account sharing anonymous stories renews conversation about Brigham Young University’s Honor Code. U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. explores a return to Utah politics. And Utah sex-ed standards get an update, while preserving a focus on abstinence. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, reporter […]

Balanced budget amendment and body cameras

Apr 11, 2019 25:45

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Morgan Lyon Cotti is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Rep. Ben McAdams proposing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Consitution, Sen. Mitt Romney’s immigration comments, police wearing body cameras, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit over […]

Utah’s first-of-its kind data privacy law

Apr 11, 2019 28:59

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Today we explore a new, first-of-its-kind law in Utah requiring law enforcement to get a warrant to gather information from third parties like applications, websites, cell phone providers, and cloud storage sites. Who owns your information? Isn’t that data already protected from unreasonable search and seizure under the U.S. Constitution? We hear from Marina Lowe, […]

Immigrants and the Economy

Apr 10, 2019 1:00:18

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we bring you a forum that looks at immigration and the economy. This conversation comes in the wake of significant changes to immigration enforcement by the Trump Administration. Actions such as family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, stepped-up deportations of undocumented individuals, and reducing the number […]

The LDS Church reverses its policy on children of LGBTQ parents

Apr 5, 2019 51:24

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reverses a policy that generally prevented the children of same-sex parents from joining the faith, and that labeled same-sex married couples apostates. Under a new law, four Utah women ask for a second look at their sexual assault cases. And the exemption to a new law governing […]

Places gone by (re-broadcast)

Apr 4, 2019 23:07

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Today, we revisit a 2017 show that looked at some places of note that are no more, including Lamb’s Grill and Bill & Nada’s cafe.

Medicaid waivers and the Utah gubernatorial race

Apr 4, 2019 25:44

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the veto of the SB123 special election bill, the inland port project, Utah’s approval for a “bridge” Medicaid expansion and how the gubernatorial election could change if Jon Huntsman […]

Sports and Sexual Assault

Apr 3, 2019 1:05:33

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 The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness month, and as part of that, we feature a forum today that takes a look at how athletics intersects with sexual assault. Whether it is student athletics within colleges or high schools; or professional athletics within national leagues, or the Olympics – there are […]

Former Utah State University football star Torrey Green is sentenced to 26-years-to-life for sexual assault

Mar 29, 2019 51:25

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Former Utah State University football star Torrey Green is sentenced to 26-years-to-life in prison for sexual assaults. Sen. Mike Lee says the solution to climate change is people having more babies. And Utah women no longer need a prescription to buy birth-control pills and other contraceptives. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune editor […]

Gardening for good, maintaining our urban forest, and updating an old artesian spring

Mar 28, 2019 28:57

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Today we speak with Susie Marvin about the Seeds of Success program, a new initiative by Wasatch Community Gardens that aims to help low-income mothers through gardening. Also, a conversation with Salt Lake City forester Tony Gliot about the city’s database of 86,000 trees, and about what it takes to maintain our urban forest. And an […]

The Mueller investigation results and ballot initiatives

Mar 28, 2019 25:44

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Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in The Political Center and is joined on The Left by Sasha Luks-Morgan of the Young Democrats of Utah and on The Right by the Utah Young Republicans‘ Nic Dunn. They discuss the end of the Mueller investigation, Sen. Mike Lee’s speech on the Green New Deal, the role of ballot […]

2019 Legislative Wrap Up

Mar 27, 2019 57:57

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — After 45 days, the 2019 Utah legislative session ended just 2 weeks ago, and our state elected officials took on a lot of issues including abortion, conversion therapy, hate crimes and more. At the beginning of last week, state lawmakers convened at the Hinckley Institute of Politics to review this past […]

Salt Lake City mayoral race is getting crowded after Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced she will not seek election

Mar 22, 2019 49:25

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More candidates join an already-crowded field after Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces she won’t be running for a second term. Governor Gary Herbert quietly lets a bill allowing the storage of depleted uranium in Utah become law. And the passage of a controversial gravel-mine protection bill draws the ire of environmentalists At 9 […]

Utah’s 2019 legislative session and Trump’s criticism of John McCain

Mar 21, 2019 24:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the scaled-down budget for better air quality, the two abortion bills passed by the legislature, Trump’s criticism of late Senator John McCain, the effort to oust the Utah […]

KCPW Presents: “Sarah Parcak: Indiana Jones in Space” (3/22/19)

Mar 20, 2019 1:15:31

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Sarah Parcak, “space archaeologist” and the 2016 TED Prize winner, has used satellite imagery and complex process – which she developed – to identify thousands of undiscovered archeological sites across the globe. To date, Parcak and her team have found over 3,000 missing settlements, over 1,000 missing tombs, 17 pyramids, and the lost Egyptian city […]

Salt Lake Olympic Games: Past and Future

Mar 20, 2019 1:01:03

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: December 26, 2018) — Today on the show, a forum on Salt Lake Olympic Games past and (potentially) future. Panel members discuss the history of Salt Lake City’s bid process to host the 2002 Winter Olympics, as well as the more recent effort to make Salt Lake the U.S. […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says she won’t run for re-election

Mar 18, 2019 2:14

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(KCPW News) [Audio after break] Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced on Monday that she would not be seeking a second term. Holding her wife Betty’s hand tightly, Mayor Biskupski said that her decision not to run for re-election was due to a serious and complex family situation, but that it was a private […]

The 2019 legislative session in review

Mar 15, 2019 51:28

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Bills at the 2019 Utah legislative session addressed hate crimes, abortion bans, radioactive waste, the alcohol content of store-bought beer, conversion therapy, naming a state reptile, reconsidering the state flag and so much more. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce, and reporters Taylor Stevens and Benjamin Wood join KCPW’s Roger […]

Legislation to limit presidential power and the inland port lawsuit

Mar 14, 2019 25:45

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Sen. Mike Lee’s legislation to limit presidential emergency powers, Rep. Chris Stewart’s prospects as a choice for secretary of the Air Force, the tabling of the state tax […]

Mayor Jackie Biskupski on her decision to sue over the Utah Inland Port

Mar 14, 2019 24:57

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We’re featuring a conversation with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski about her decision to sue over the Utah Inland Port. Biskupski says that the law that came out of last year’s legislative session creating the project usurped city land and future tax revenue and that it was unconstitutional. In addition to a conversation with […]

The Wicked Problem of Food, Water, and Energy in Irrigated Systems: Local Solutions for Global Problems

Mar 13, 2019 26:22

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we feature a lecture delivered by Dr. Edward Weber, a professor of political science and public policy at Oregon State University. Professor Weber’s lecture focuses on the over consumption of water and how so much overuse could present an array of problems, especially in the context of our energy […]

KCPW Presents: “2019 NHMU Lecture Series: Duncan Metcalfe – Farming Among the Fremont”(3/15/19)

Mar 11, 2019 1:05:40

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Hear Duncan Metcalfe present Farming Among the Fremont: Anticipating Tomorrow. The advent and spread of farming was a major milestone in the human past. Agricultural production provides the economic foundation for more than 99% of the modern world. Understanding the processes underlying the switch from hunting and gathering wild foods to farming crops highlights the […]

Proposal on importing lower cost prescription drugs from Canada defeated

Mar 11, 2019 3:08

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(KCPW News) [Audio after break] A bill that would have started Utah down the path toward importing lower-cost subscription drugs from Canada was voted down in a senate committee on Friday. Provo Republican Rep. Norm Thurston’s House Bill 267 would have prompted an application from Utah to the Department of Health and Human Services. That […]

A prominent LGBTQ advocate resigned from a state suicide task force after a conversion therapy bill was drastically altered in the legislature

Mar 8, 2019 51:29

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Amendments drastically alter a bill to ban conversion therapy in Utah, leading to the resignation of a prominent LGBTQ advocate from a state suicide task force. Utah lawmakers abandon a proposed tax overhaul, for now. And prosecutors drop counts against a medical cannabis patient facing drug charges. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune […]

KCPW Presents: “2019 NHMU Lecture Series: Svante Pääbo – Archaic Genomics” (3/8/19)

Mar 7, 2019 7:04

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Svante Pääbo was one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2007 and has been called the father of Paleogenetics. Using the remains from ancient humans and other populations, Pääbo, and his team study the human ancestral tree and work to complete mankind’s understanding of its origins. Over 20 years ago Pääbo successfully sequenced Neanderthal […]

The beehive state is a hotspot for bees, but most don’t live in hives

Mar 7, 2019 29:39

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It was inevitable that with a show called “In the Hive” we’d have an episode dedicated to bees. But it turns out most bees don’t actually live in hives. Go figure. First, a conversation with Scott Christensen, a historian with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, about the origins of the beehive as […]

State tax reform and hub-and-spoke inland port proposal

Mar 7, 2019 25:45

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss state tax reform, several bills to alter the voter initiative process, the tabling of the conversion therapy ban, the hate crime bill, the inland port, and SCOTUS denying an […]

Can Utah’s Ski Industry Survive Climate Change?

Mar 6, 2019 57:12

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we bring you a forum on the effects of climate change in Utah — and in particular — its effects on Utah’s ski industry. In 1962, Utah began using the phrase ‘The Greatest Snow on Earth” as an effort to promote tourism for its fairly new skiing industry. And, […]

After years of attempts, Utah Senate approves hate crimes measure

Mar 4, 2019 3:41

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(KCPW News) [Audio after break] West Valley Republican Sen. Daniel Thatcher’s SB103 would allow a judge to enhance the penalties someone faces for committing a crime if they target a victim based on any number of personal attributes including their race, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, gender identity or ethnicity. Prosecutors say Utah’s current hate crimes […]

BYU police department faces decertification after not investigating alleged officer misconduct

Mar 1, 2019 51:25

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BYU’s police department faces decertification after failing to investigate alleged misconduct by one of its officers. A measure that would prevent cities from banning plastic bags advances at the legislature. And Utah U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams votes against president Trump’s border emergency. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan […]

The legacy of the Legacy Parkway, where a ban on heavy trucks is set to expire

Feb 28, 2019 22:25

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Right now, you can’t drive a heavy truck, like a diesel semi, on the Legacy Parkway in Davis County. But the prohibition on heavy trucks for the road expires January 1, 2020. Many residents along the parkway were caught off guard by the news that big rigs could soon be rolling through their neighborhood, so […]

Conversion therapy ban and potentially splitting Salt Lake County

Feb 28, 2019 25:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the hate crime and conversion therapy bills, a bill to mandate highschoolers learn about different economic systems, gun reform legislation, why some want to split from Salt Lake County […]

Inverting the Inversion: Addressing Utah’s Air Quality

Feb 27, 2019 57:55

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — If you’re a resident to Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo or really anywhere along the Wasatch Front, you know that the issue of air pollution is one that visits Utah every winter and summer season. In response to the days that have especially bad air quality, such as orange or red […]

Lawmaker expects Utah hate crimes bill to meet with opposition in Senate

Feb 22, 2019 50:30

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Utah hate crimes bill clears another hurdle, but its sponsor says he expects a fight on the senate floor. Lawmakers unveil a proposal ban so-called conversion therapy. And the Sandy City Council opens an investigation into the city’s response to contaminated water. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor Matt Canham, […]

Climate activism when the outlook is dire, and transitions in Utah coal country

Feb 21, 2019 29:39

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Today on the program, two conversations pertaining to climate change. Tim DeChristopher is an activist who was arrested ten years ago for disrupting a BLM oil and gas lease auction. He served 21 months in prison for his act of civil disobedience. Despite years of public awareness campaigns, big strides in renewable energy, and activism […]

National emergency and state tax reform

Feb 21, 2019 25:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the declaration of a national emergency by President Trump, sales tax reform in Utah, a bill to create more affordable housing, and potentially changing a state scholarship program to be […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Bonus Episode 2

Feb 20, 2019 43:07

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Our final episode at Slamdance and Sundance Film Festival speaks to THE UNTITLED AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY producer and founder of CherryPicks.com, Miranda Bailey, Kino Lorber CEO, Richard Lorber, and the Executive Director of the Film Festival Alliance, Lela Meadow-Conner. The Daily Buzz then speaks to THIS TEACHER director Mark Jackson and cowriter/producer Dana Thompson. In […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Bonus Episode 1

Feb 20, 2019 54:02

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Our first bonus episode at Slamdance and Sundance Film Festival includes a roundtable with San Francisco’s Ninth Street Film Center. We chat with Masashi Niwano (Festival Director at the Center for Asian American Media), Paul Struthers (Festival Director at Frameline), and Lexi Laban (Director of the Jewish Film Institute). We also speak to TIGERLAND director, […]

Trust In The Media

Feb 20, 2019 54:16

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: November 21, 2018) — Today’s program draws on a Hinckley Institute/Salt Lake Tribune poll from July 2018 where 42 percent of respondents said they had no trust in the media. But what exactly does “the media” mean? That’s one of a number of questions panelists grapple with on the […]

House passes resolution on maintaining Great Salt Lake water levels

Feb 16, 2019 3:25

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(KCPW News) [AUDIO AFTER BREAK] If the Great Salt Lake dries up much more than it already has, the consequences could be devastating. To underscore that point, Rep. Timothy Hawkes (R-Centerville) points to other places where terminal lakes – meaning lakes with no natural drainage – have dried up significantly, or altogether. “Around the world […]

Residents of an apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the building is deemed unsafe

Feb 15, 2019 51:26

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Residents of a Salt Lake City apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the property is deemed unsafe to occupy. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes increasing the alcohol content of store-bought beer. And the Salt Lake City School District wants a seat on the Utah Inland Port Board. At 9 a.m. […]

The Utah Inland Port and the future of the northwest quadrant

Feb 14, 2019 29:40

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Last week’s show featured a look at the largest inland port in North America, the CenterPoint Intermodal facility in Elwood, Illinois. This week, we turn our attention to the planned Utah Inland Port, which has been called “the largest economic development opportunity in the history of the state.” Proponents say it will bring jobs, economic […]

Public lands bill and replacing Utah’s flag

Feb 14, 2019 25:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the federal budget compromise, Utah’s U.S. senators splitting over public lands bill, potential changes to the state school board, and all the reasons why Utah’s flag should be changed.

The Future of Title IX

Feb 13, 2019 58:16

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week, we feature a discussion on the topic of Title IX, the federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. The law states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, […]

Utah House endorses change to state constitution on slavery

Feb 11, 2019 2:22

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(KCPW News) The Utah House of Representatives has endorsed a proposal to change the state constitution so that slavery is banned in all instances. House Joint Resolution 8, by Rep. Sandra Hollins (D – Salt Lake), targets a clause in the Utah constitution allowing slavery as a form of criminal punishment. Hollins told her fellow […]

KCPW Presents: “2019 NHMU Lecture Series: William Saturno-In Search of the Ancient Maya”

Feb 11, 2019 26:14

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The guide had sworn the ruins were just a few hours’ walk through the jungle. That was yesterday. Disoriented, lost, and parched from thirst, William Saturno stumbled across a looters’ tunnel that promised relief from the jungle heat. Turning on his flashlight, he couldn’t believe his eyes: the colorful figures of Maya deities seemed to […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 10 (2/8/19)

Feb 9, 2019 52:01

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This episode starts with a Shorts Filmmaker Roundtable featuring Stefanie Abel Horowitz (SOMETIMES, I FEEL LIKE DYING) and Andre Hyland (OLD HAUNT). We then speak with the Sundance episode, THE DRESS UP GANG talking to Creeper himself, Frankie Quinones, and creators Donny Divanian, Cory Loykasek, and Robb Boardman. Then we speak to director Alex Tibaldi […]

Medicaid replacement bill advances despite loss of support from its House sponsor

Feb 8, 2019 51:30

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A bill to replace voter-approved Medicaid expansion moves forward despite a “no” vote from its House sponsor. After historic changes in San Juan County, freshman Utah Rep. Phil Lyman says it might be time for a portion of the county to split away. And lawmakers endorse deleting language from the Utah constitution allowing slavery as […]

Bill to prolong heavy truck ban on Utah’s Legacy Parkway fails in senate committee

Feb 8, 2019 4:48

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(KCPW News) Woods Cross Republican Sen. Todd Weiler’s SB119 meant to extend the ban on large trucks currently in place for the Legacy Parkway in Davis County. The original expiration date for that ban is January 1st of 2020. If the ban expires, it would end fifteen years of Legacy Parkway being a quieter alternative […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 9 (2/7/19)

Feb 8, 2019 51:59

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Day nine of the Daily Buzz brings a rousing session of hot topics with Anne Thompson from INDIEWIRE, Dino Ray Ramos from DEADLINE, and Kaitlyn Booth from BLEEDING COOL. They give the scoop on their favorites at festival and discoveries they’ve found while watching those films. Then, we speak to several documentaries. Director Heidi Yewman […]

The State of the Union and hashing out Medicaid expansion

Feb 7, 2019 25:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Trump’s State of the Union speech, the details of SB 96, a potential amendment to Utah’s constitution, and recent polling numbers for prospective candidates in Utah’s 2020 races.

Lessons from the inland port experience of Elwood, Illinois

Feb 7, 2019 29:00

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A recent article in The New Republic recounts the story of the development of North America’s largest inland port. The small town of Elwood, Illinois (pop. 2,200) expected huge returns when they built the project in the early 2000s – so much so that they offered big tax incentives to the port developer, and to […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 8 (2/6/19)

Feb 7, 2019 52:02

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We start day eight of the Daily Buzz with a hot topics roundtable with EarthXFilm’s David Holbrook and Michael Cain; Monica Navarro, Senior Director of Programmes from the Tribeca Film Institute, and Clay Pruitt, Head of Acquisitions and Programming at Seed & Spark. Then we speak to a trio of fun girl-powered films. We chat, […]

The Role of a U.S. Attorney

Feb 6, 2019 53:05

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today, we bring you a lecture delivered by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Larry Leigh.  Leigh has extensive experience working on cases that include: mail and wire fraud, racketeering, public and commercial bribery, health care fraud, pension plan theft and much more. He is currently a criminal defense attorney in Salt Lake […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 7 (2/5/19)

Feb 6, 2019 52:01

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Day seven of the Daily Buzz begins with a roundtable with Firelight Media VP Loira Limbal and two documentary filmmakers from Firelight – the Sundance award-winning ALWAYS IN SEASON (director Jacqueline Olive) and MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF COOL (director Stanley Nelson). We also speak with Sundance veteran Alison Klayman about her Steve Bannon documentary, THE […]

House bill would alter decision-making process for radioactive waste

Feb 6, 2019 3:56

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(KCPW News) A House committee advanced a proposal to change the way decisions are made about radioactive waste disposal in Utah. KCPW’s Roger McDonough reports.

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 6 (2/4/19)

Feb 4, 2019 52:02

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Starting off the new week with the Daily Buzz, we first sit down with a roundtable of GLAAD representatives (Anthony Ramos and Jeremy Blacklow) and LGBTQ shorts filmmakers Mary Evangelista (FRAN THIS SUMMER) and Matthew Puccini (LAVENDER). The episode continues with the legendary Tracy Edwards, the star and subject of the Sundance documentary MAIDEN where […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 5 (2/01/19)

Feb 2, 2019 50:58

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Starting the program off with a programmer’s hot topics roundtable, the Daily Buzz speaks with Alamo Drafthouse co-founder Tim League ad Denver Film Society’s Andrew Rogers about festival buzz. We also speak with PADDLETON director Alex Lehman and Slamdance 2x award-winning film KIFARU (director David Hambridge and producer/editor Andrew Brown). We also talk to director […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 4 (1/31/19)

Feb 1, 2019 51:29

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Day four of the Daily Buzz starts with a roundtable session from the artist development team at SFFILM joining the Director of Artist Development, Caroline von Kuhn and Senior Manager of Artist Development, Lauren Kushner. The roundtable includes two SFFILM developed Sundance films: Suzanne Andrews Correas, director of GREEN, and Luke Lorentzen, Kellen Quinn from […]

Replacement for Prop. 3 is speeding through the Legislature

Feb 1, 2019 51:25

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A proposal to replace Utah’s voter-passed Medicaid expansion gets fast-tracked at the legislature. Republican lawmakers and governor Gary Herbert want to deliver the largest tax-cut in state history, but Democrats call for investments in other policy priorities (including education). And a judge rules that a San Juan County Commissioner is, indeed, a Utahn. At 9 […]

Revived proposal to ease traffic restrictions for cyclists advances at legislature

Jan 31, 2019 1:51

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(KCPW News)  Last year, with the clock ticking down on the legislative session, Rep. Carol Spackman-Moss (D-Salt Lake) saw her bill to let cyclists yield at stop signs and traffic signals hit its own red light. “I was in the Senate, thirty minutes before midnight, and it was four down [the list], and I’m watching carefully […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 3 (1/30/19)

Jan 31, 2019 51:16

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Day three of the Daily Buzz brings interviews with the Sundance film PAHOKEE, a special exclusive performance from THROAT SINGING IN KANGIRSUK (a short film in the Sundance Film Festival), a remote interview with the team behind the Indie Episodic QUARTER LIFE POETRY (Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr.) that will be coming to FX […]

Medicaid, education and tax cuts

Jan 31, 2019 25:44

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the end of the federal government shutdown, the legislative replacement for Proposition 3, several education bills, a potential $200 million tax cut, and how to best avoid a strain […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 2 (1/29/19)

Jan 30, 2019 53:34

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On day two of the Daily Buzz, host John Wildman and co-hosts Erin Lim and Angela Tabora speak with two different virtual reality installations at the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit. The VR Roundtable features Shannon Service and Lucas Gath from GHOST FLEET VR (produced by Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions) with Ayesha Nadarajah […]

The Power of the Ballot

Jan 30, 2019 57:50

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today, a panel discussion that examines the obstacles in place that make it challenging for communities — especially marginalized communities — to access the ballot box. Speaking on the panel: Professor Donna Deyhle from the College of Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah; Professor Edmund Fong in the […]

The Daily Buzz from Sundance: Day 1 (1/28/19)

Jan 29, 2019 51:15

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Day one of The Daily Buzz kicks off with a hot topics discussion between co-hosts John Wildman, Erin Lim and Angela Tabora – along with Variety’s Peter Debruge, IDA’s Simon Kilmurry, Julia Ricci from the Heartland International Film Festival, and Amanda Slack-Smith from the Brisbane International Film Festival. Plus a look at Ski Bum: The Warren Miller […]

Rethinking regenerative medicine with PolarityTE

Jan 29, 2019 43:57

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: November 6, 2018) – Denver Lough, MD, PhD is the Founder, CEO and President of PolarityTE. On the program, Dr. Lough talks to Doug about what led to his decision to leave medical school at Johns Hopkins University to form a regenerative medicine company that would later be known as PolarityTE.  […]

While lawmakers look to amend voter-passed Medicaid expansion, advocates hope to stop them

Jan 29, 2019 6:18

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(KCPW News) On the first day of the legislative session, an exchange between a state lawmaker and an advocate for Medicaid expansion underscores a difference of priorities. KCPW’s Roger McDonough reports on the chance back-and-forth between between Ogden Republican Sen. Allen Christensen and the Utah Health Policy Project’s Courtney Bullard at the Utah State Capitol. […]

Utah lawmaker wants to ban abortions after 15 weeks and The Road Home closure is delayed

Jan 25, 2019 51:26

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A Utah lawmaker introduces a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks, despite a federal judge striking down a similar measure in Mississippi. The closure of the Salt Lake City homeless shelter gets delayedwhile construction kinks are worked out for one of three new, smaller, shelters. And celebrities and filmmakers descend on Utah as the […]

Salt Lake City secrets (rebroadcast)

Jan 24, 2019 29:40

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In the Hive–Today on the show: Everyone has secrets–even the place where we live. Performance poet RJ Walker explains the different categories of secret things and what makes a good secret; Salt Lake City Public Library librarian Cherie Willis talks about the secrets of the city’s infrastructure that are featured in the library’s Future Vision […]

Shutdown economics and a legislative preview

Jan 24, 2019 25:43

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss shutdown economics, the (now delayed) State of the Union address, and the 2019 Utah legislative session, which begins Monday.

The State of the Environment: 2019 Legislative Priorities

Jan 23, 2019 55:28

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, it’s a panel discussion that takes a look at 2019 legislative priorities from an environmental perspective. Speaking on the panel: Carly Ferro, Associate Organizing Representative for the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club; Noah Miterko, Grassroots Organizer for HEAL Utah; Zach Frankel, Executive Director of the […]

100 Cures in 10 Years with Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Jan 22, 2019 42:51

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: May 15, 2018) — Chris Gibson, Co-Founder and CEO of Recursion Pharmaceuticals.  You may have heard of Recursion Pharmaceuticals in the media for its push to create 100 drug treatments in 10 years, focusing first on cures for rare diseases. The company’s approach is to combine drug repurposing efforts with […]

The trial of Torrey Green and Utah’s Medicaid expansion

Jan 18, 2019 51:20

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Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green, accused of sexually assaulting six women when he was student, takes the stand during the second week of his trial. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox says he doesn’t expect a delay in the implementation of medicaid expansion in the state, but lawmakers might have different plans. And grocery […]

Immigration and Medicaid expansion

Jan 17, 2019 25:46

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by former Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss how to end the federal government shutdown, the health of Utah’s economy, the future of a rapidly growing Utah Valley, and a bill to potentially replace Proposition 3’s plan […]

Harm reduction and opioid overdoses (rebroadcast)

Jan 17, 2019 28:59

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In the Hive —Today on the show: What does harm reduction mean for at-risk communities? Angela Stander Ito, opioid overdose prevention coordinator at the Utah Department of Health, shares a few reasons overdose deaths are down among Utahns; Patrick Rezac, founder and executive director of One Voice Recovery, explains how education about drug use and self harm […]

Campaign Finance Reform

Jan 16, 2019 53:26

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 3, 2018) — Today on the program, we feature a panel discussion on the role of money in politics and the rules governing how a political candidate, nominee or incumbent raises money to fund their election campaigns. This comes after the 2010 Supreme Court decision on Citizens United […]

Despite renewed criticism, University of Utah doesn’t plan on disciplining anyone for the death of Lauren McCluskey

Jan 11, 2019 51:36

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Despite renewed criticism from the mother of slain student Lauren McCluskey, the University of Utah doesn’t plan to discipline anyone. Legislation proposed by a Utah lawmaker would delay the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion. And Sen. Mike Lee urges Gov. Gary Herbert to drop his support of SB54, Utah’s dual-track election law. At 9 a.m. on […]

The border wall debate and finding a solution to bad air

Jan 10, 2019 25:47

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the president’s speech on the border wall, the Democrats’ response, Mia Love joining CNN as a commentator, and what to do with Gov. Herbert’s proposed $100 million investment in cleaner air […]

Poor people and the health care system (rebroadcast)

Jan 10, 2019 28:58

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Today on the show: How do people with limited means navigate Utah’s health care system? Stacy Stanford, health policy analyst at Utah Health Policy Project, explains the status of Medicaid in Utah and what it would mean for voters to expand the program through a ballot initiative this year. Connect2Health is an organization that brings […]

The First and Fourteenth Amendments: Transforming American Democracy

Jan 9, 2019 50:48

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — This week on the program, we feature a talk given in September of 2018 to mark Constitution Day, a day observed by the U.S. government recognizing September 17th as the day the U.S. Constitution was adopted. Clifford Rosky, Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College […]

Empowering women leadership in Utah with Dr. Susan Madsen

Jan 8, 2019

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The Bottom Line – Dr. Susan Madsen is an author, professor, and founding director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project and the Utah Women and Education Initiative. On this week’s program, Madsen discusses her research on women in leadership roles in Utah, her efforts to empower a new generation of women leaders, and the […]

Romney criticizes Trump and Utah has a new DUI law

Jan 4, 2019 51:27

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Days before being sworn in as Utah’s newest senator, Mitt Romney dusts off his criticism of President Donald Trump. Utah sees its first arrest under a new, stricter DUI law. And feminist members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints welcome changes to the faith’s temple ceremony. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt […]

Senator Romney takes on Trump and the federal government shuts down

Jan 4, 2019 25:48

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the federal government shutting down over funding the border wall, Sen. Mitt Romney’s op-ed on the Trump presidency, the new 0.05 blood alcohol standard implemented over New Years, and Governor Herbert’s […]

Immigration policy (rebroadcast)

Jan 3, 2019 29:00

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In the Hive — Today on the show: With over 11 million people living in the U.S. without documents, what will it take to streamline the country’s immigration system? The solution might change, depending on your status or occupation. DACA recipients Ciriac and Pablo share their experience living in limbo, since the Trump administration’s 2017 […]

2018 HIP Talks: Finale

Jan 2, 2019 51:13

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: September 12, 2018) — This past spring, the Hinckley Institute of Politics held its 4th annual HIP Talks, a two-minute speech competition at the University of Utah. Students were invited to speak through a series of qualifying rounds, before reaching the final competition. The HIP in ‘HIP Talks’ stands […]

2018 year in review

Dec 28, 2018 51:29

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Salt Lake Tribune editors reflect on the stories that defined 2018, including the debate around medical marijuana, the seismic shifts inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, election-year battles, fallen heroes, gun protests and wildfires. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Senior Managing Editor Matt Canham, Managing Editor David Noyce and […]

Political predictions for Utah and the nation in 2019

Dec 27, 2018 25:48

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Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour, Sen.-elect Dan McCay (R-Riverton) and Sen. Jim Dabakis (D-Salt Lake City) try their hand at political soothsaying. What does 2019 hold for the Utah State Legislature,  President Donald Trump, the Mueller investigation and Republican party politics? And how well prepared is Utah for the explosive growth it will […]

Land development and environmental justice

Dec 27, 2018 27:59

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Today on the show: Residents on the West side of Salt Lake County have concerns about how the inland port will affect the health of their community environments. University of Utah geography professor Tim Collins talks about environmental justice; and State Rep. Angela Romero and Sen. Luz Escamilla discuss the steps they’re taking to help their […]

Salt Lake Olympic Games: Past and Future

Dec 26, 2018 1:01:03

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today on the show, a forum on Salt Lake Olympic Games past and (potentially) future. Panel members discuss the history of Salt Lake City’s bid process to host the 2002 Winter Olympics, as well as the more recent effort to make Salt Lake the U.S. bid city for another Olympic […]

Data analytics, machine learning and AI with Big Squid

Dec 25, 2018 1:10:18

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The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: October 23, 2018) Chris Knoch, CEO and founder of Big Squid–a company focused on bringing the power of data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to business decision-makers. Knoch explains the technical intricacies of how Big Squid helps companies find the “hidden gold” stored within their collected data. He also describes what […]

Utahns are in the running to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and a neighborhood is trying to shut down a homeless hospice clinic

Dec 21, 2018 50:52

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The Utahns in the running to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is stepping down amid ethics investigations. A new report shows a link between Wasatch Front air pollution and miscarriages, but many doctors aren’t talking about it with their patients. And neighbors work to shut down a homeless hospice clinic on Salt Lake City’s […]

A conversation with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

Dec 21, 2018 25:40

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In the Hive — Today on the program, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski talks about what it would take for the 2030 Winter Olympics to succeed (again) in SLC, how the city plans to improve air quality in 2019, and about the upcoming race for city mayor.

Year in review part one: 2018 in Utah politics

Dec 20, 2018 25:48

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Both Sides of the Aisle — Part one of a 2018 year in review, featuring a conversation about politics and events in Utah from the prison relocation to the resignation of Sen. Orrin Hatch. Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen.-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by outgoing Sen. Jim Dabakis, […]

What is Europe’s Future?

Dec 19, 2018 59:03

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today’s program features a forum on the future of Europe. Panelists delve into the historical unification of Europe, and why one country — the United Kingdom — is in the somewhat-rocky process of leaving the European Union. What does the so-called “Brexit” mean for the EU and for the UK? Has […]

Jed Beal, Founder and Co-owner of Jed’s Barber Shop

Dec 18, 2018 18:26

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The Bottom Line – This week’s program featured a local spotlight interview with Jed Beal, founder and co-owner of Jed’s Barber Shop. A local barber shop franchise that blends vintage and modern decor, Jed’s is celebrating 8 years of operations early next year. Beal spoke with Doug about the history of Jed’s – including an early focus […]

Hatch’s dismissal of hush money payments; Utah’s homelessness data; and, Salt Lake’s dwindling Mormon population

Dec 14, 2018 50:59

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Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch dismisses court documents implicating President Donald Trump in illegal hush money payments during the 2016 campaign. Hatch also gives a farewell speech on the Senate floor, calling it a legislative body in “crisis.” Meanwhile, an audit shows Utah doesn’t have a good grasp on data relating to homelessness. And records from the Church […]

A less LDS Salt Lake County and the data on homelessness is inconclusive

Dec 13, 2018 25:47

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Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen.-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the changing demographics of Salt Lake County and how to represent the increasingly diverse population in the state; who will finish out Ben McAdams’ […]

Women’s role in American craft beer brewing

Dec 13, 2018 29:00

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In the Hive — (Original air date: October 19, 2017) Today on the show: Journalist and historian Tara Nurin talks about women’s role in brewing throughout history; Proper Brewing certified cicerones Rebecca Link and Eleanor Lewis discuss the nuances of different beers; and Emily Park from the Hop Bombshells Homebrew Club talks about making beers from the comfort of […]

Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Dec 12, 2018 53:45

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — In this week’s program, University of Utah professor Annie Fukushima—who works in the Ethnic Studies Division in the School for Cultural & Social Transformation—delivers a lecture on the research she compiled in her new book “Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.,” scheduled for release in July 2019. Some of the […]

Derek Kitchen, co-owner of Laziz Kitchen and State Senator-elect

Dec 11, 2018 43:06

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The Bottom Line – Laziz Kitchen co-owner and State Senator-elect Derek Kitchen tells the story of how selling hummus at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market with his partner, Moudi, ultimately led to opening up a Lebanese restaurant in Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth neighborhood. Kitchen also discusses his time on the Salt Lake City Council, his […]

Stewart’s defense of Trump, medical marijuana law replacement and candidates show for vacant county mayor seat

Dec 7, 2018 50:56

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Rep. Chris Stewart defends President Trump’s comments on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying “journalists disappear” everywhere.  Also, activists are suing the state, after the Utah Legislature passes a medical marijuana law that replaces the ballot measure passed in the midterm elections. And with two years left in the mayoral term of Rep.-elect Ben McAdams, candidates come forward […]

Romney the “standard-bearer” and Utah’s medical cannabis law

Dec 6, 2018 25:48

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Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen.-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the climate change report released by the White House, and whether or not Sen.-elect Mitt Romney will be a courageous voice in Congress; the […]

An exit interview with Sen. Jim Dabakis

Dec 6, 2018 40:17

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In the Hive — Today on the show: State Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, is leaving the Utah legislature. What’s he doing next? Dabakis talks about presidential press conferences on the playground, what his role is as a Democrat in a Republican super majority and what the public deserves to know about the legislative […]

Beyond Words: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Dec 5, 2018 1:01:06

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: September 5, 2018) — Despite the successful efforts of the #MeToo campaign to increase awareness around sexual assault and harassment, survivors and survivor advocates say that there is still a significant amount of work to be done. In April 2018, the Hinckley Institute featured a forum on the history […]

Jamaica Trinnaman of Hello! Bulk Markets

Dec 4, 2018 12:11

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The Bottom Line – This week’s program featured a local spotlight interview with Jamaica Trinnaman, founder and CEO of Hello! Bulk Markets. An early stage business, Hello! Bulk Markets offers bulk items including dried fruits and nuts, body care products, household cleaners, essential oils, and more.  Trinnaman shares how her vision for a low-waste, package-free store in Salt […]

Medical cannabis hearing, the Inland Port and Sen. Mike Lee v. the Mueller investigation

Nov 30, 2018 50:54

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Lawmakers hear from the public on the Utah Cannabis Act, which will be put to a vote during a special session of the state legislature. Also, an Inland Port watchdog criticizes the naming of oil and gas advocates to a new technical committee. And Sen. Mike Lee blocks a bipartisan attempt to protect the special […]

Mia Love is untethered and how tall IS Janet Yellen?

Nov 29, 2018 25:49

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Senator-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the upcoming special session to vote on the medical cannabis bill sponsored by House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper; Rep. Mia Love’s post-concession press conference; and how former Fed Chair Janet […]

Housing insecurity and tenants rights

Nov 29, 2018 27:59

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In the Hive — (Original air date: September, 9, 2018) Today on the show: What’s it like to deal with housing insecurity in Utah? Ian Decker from Wasatch Tenants United talks about the newly formed organization’s goals for supporting renters along the Wasatch Front; Martin Blaustein, Salt Lake managing attorney for Utah Legal Services, explains the landlord-tenant relationship within […]

Role of the Prosecutor in the 21st Century

Nov 28, 2018 54:10

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — In this week’s program, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill discusses the evolving role of the public prosecutor and the challenges prosecutors face in the 21st century. Gill contrasts what was historically expected of a district attorney—when success was generally defined by the number of convictions secured—with what a […]

Elevating the voices of product experts — Tom Stockham of ExpertVoice (formerly Experticity)

Nov 27, 2018 50:32

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The Bottom Line – Tom Stockham, CEO of ExpertVoice, describes how his company helps consumer brands—such as TOM Shoes, Purina and Skull Candy—identify category-specific experts within their brand who can provide personalized product recommendations to consumers. Tom also talks about his father’s legacy, Thomas G. Stockham Jr., of being the “father of digital recording.”

Political turkeys and a change in the wind

Nov 25, 2018 25:49

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Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Senator-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the results of the Love/McAdams race in Utah’s fourth congressional district; their picks for political turkeys; and Natalie thinks that the results of the midterm elections hint at […]

Immigration policy

Nov 25, 2018 29:00

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In the Hive — Today on the show: With over 11 million people living in the U.S. without documents, what will it take to streamline the country’s immigration system? The solution might change, depending on your status or occupation. DACA recipients Ciriac and Pablo share their experience living in limbo, since the Trump administration’s 2017 […]

Trust in the Media

Nov 21, 2018 54:16

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today’s program draws on a recent Hinckley Institute/Salt Lake Tribune poll where 42 percent of respondents said they had no trust in the media. But what exactly does “the media” mean? That’s one of a number of questions panelists grapple with on the show, which features a discussion on public […]

The road to RICO Brand with Jorge Fierro

Nov 20, 2018 41:37

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The Bottom Line – Jorge Fierro is the founder and CEO of RICO Brand, a company that makes a line of gourmet ready-to-eat Mexican products sold in grocery stores in the Mountain West region. Getting his start at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmer’s Market in 1997, Jorge has grown RICO Brand into a multimillion-dollar business and […]

Rep. Mia Love sues, jail deaths, Salt Lake City’s Olympics pitch and more

Nov 16, 2018 51:32

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Rep. Mia Love’s campaign sues to stop counting ballots in Salt Lake County, while the margin in the 4th congressional district race turns razor-thin. Seventy-one incarcerated people died in Utah jails in the past five years. And Salt Lake City jockeys to host another winter Olympics. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Jessica Miller and Chris Kamrani, government […]

High voter turnout and the future of ballot initiatives

Nov 15, 2018 25:48

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Matt Lusty fills in for Natalie Gochnour in the Political Center, and is joined on The Right by Senator-elect Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss CNN’s lawsuit against the White House for revoking correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials; what drove high voter turnout in the […]

The impostor syndrome

Nov 15, 2018 29:40

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In the Hive — (Original air date: November 16, 2017) Today on the show: Have you ever felt like a phony? Learn about the “impostor phenomenon,” with Aida Neimarlija, partner at the law firm of Gross & Rooney; Erin Jemison, director of public policy at the YWCA of Utah; and Rachel Stone, founder of the BYU Women […]

Civility in Politics: Resilience of American Institutions

Nov 14, 2018 55:13

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today, we feature the second part of a 2-Part panel discussion entitled Civility in Politics: Resilience of American Institutions. In part one, the panel addressed the challenges of incivility within today’s political and civil discourse. Part two features a look at both the historical and contemporary resilience of American institutions in […]

Shawn Bercuson: a self-proclaimed “startup junkie”

Nov 13, 2018 46:01

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: October 2, 2018) — There’s an oft-cited statistic that can put fear into the hearts of entrepreneurs–that 90% of startups end in failure. However, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that 80% of businesses make it to their second year of operation, and analysts point to different expectations […]

The future of this year’s ballot initiatives, Utah County voting woes, and more

Nov 9, 2018 50:59

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The dust is settling after the 2018 midterm elections. What does the future hold for the citizen ballot initiatives that passed? Plus, President Donald Trump lashes out at Rep. Mia Love. And Utah remembers North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor, who was killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune […]

Was it a blue wave or a blue ripple? And Love/McAdams is a toss-up

Nov 8, 2018 25:50

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the results of the election nationally and locally, as they wait for the dust to settle around the Love/McAdams race for Utah’s fourth congressional district; the amendments and propositions that […]

Harm reduction and opioid overdoses

Nov 8, 2018 28:59

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In the Hive —Today on the show: What does harm reduction mean for at-risk communities? Angela Stander Ito, opioid overdose prevention coordinator at the Utah Department of Health, shares a few reasons overdose deaths are down among Utahns; Patrick Rezac, founder and executive director of One Voice Recovery, explains how education about drug use and self harm […]

Civility in Politics: The Challenge of Incivility

Nov 7, 2018 1:00:41

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today, we feature the first of a two-part panel discussion entitled Civility in Politics: The Challenge of Incivility. The panel members examine the polarization of the American electorate today, and how that plays into the current political discourse. Speaking on the panel: Retired Utah Supreme Court justice Christine Durham; Former state […]

Rethinking regenerative medicine with PolarityTE

Nov 6, 2018 43:57

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The Bottom Line – Denver Lough, MD, PhD is the Founder, CEO and President of PolarityTE. On the program, Dr. Lough talks to Doug about what led to his decision to leave medical school at Johns Hopkins University to form a regenerative medicine company that would later be known as PolarityTE.  PolarityTE is a biotech startup […]

Medical cannabis, high drug costs and local response to the Pittsburgh shooting

Nov 2, 2018 51:32

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Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes holds a public meeting to discuss the medical cannabis compromise legislation he crafted with proponents and opponents of Proposition 2. Also, due to high drug costs, a Utah health insurance group is paying for public employees to fill prescriptions in Mexico. And the local faith community responds to the recent shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. […]

Straight-party voting and SLC’s Olympic bid

Nov 1, 2018 25:51

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by Sandy Deputy Mayor Evelyn Everton (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay).  They discuss the violent events of the past week and whether or not political rhetoric played a role; what the 2030 Olympics could mean for […]

Salt Lake City secrets

Nov 1, 2018 29:40

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In the Hive–Today on the show: Everyone has secrets–even the place where we live. Performance poet RJ Walker explains the different categories of secret things and what makes a good secret; Salt Lake City Public Library librarian Cherie Willis talks about the secrets of the city’s infrastructure that are featured in the library’s Future Vision […]

Ballot Ready 2018: Proposition 4 – Better Boundaries

Oct 31, 2018 58:23

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Today’s program wraps up the Hinckley Institutes’ Ballot Ready 2018 series with a panel discussion on this year’s Proposition 4: the initiative to create an independent redistricting commission in Utah.     The idea behind the initiative is to move the process of political redistricting, which occurs once-every-decade after the federal […]

In the Hive special feature: political scientist Matthew Burbank on Proposition 2 and the compromise legislation

Oct 30, 2018 10:37

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In the Hive–On last week’s episode of the show, University of Utah political scientist Matthew Burbank spoke with host Emily Means about how public opinion of medical cannabis has changed over time. In this excerpt from their conversation, Burbank addresses the relationship between Proposition 2 and the compromise legislation drafted by Utah’s political players and […]

Tragedy strikes at the University of Utah, members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe express concern about water pollution and more

Oct 26, 2018 51:33

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Tragedy struck the University of Utah this week when a student athlete was shot and killed on campus approximately one year after the shooting death of another student at the University. A debate between candidates for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District revealed stark differences in the race. And members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe are […]

Dabakis tries cannabis for legislative purposes and the Trib endorses Romney and Love

Oct 25, 2018 25:49

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by former Utah GOP Chair James Evans (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay). They discuss the Salt Lake Tribune editorial board’s endorsement of Mitt Romney and Rep. Mia Love; an increase in voter registration, especially for Democrats […]

Public opinion of medical cannabis

Oct 25, 2018 27:01

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In the Hive–Today on the show: How does public opinion shape cannabis policy? University of Utah political scientist Matthew Burbank discusses how attitudes have changed around medical cannabis nationally and in Utah; Laura shares her experience shifting from prescription drugs to cannabis to treat her ulcerative colitis; and Andy Golub, a senior principal investigator with National […]

Ballot Ready 2018: Utah Nonbinding Opinion Question 1 – Our Schools Now

Oct 24, 2018 1:00:48

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — On this week’s program, we continue with the Hinckley Institute’s Ballot Ready 2018 series, which aims to inform campus and community members about the issues they will be voting on this November. Today, we take a look at Opinion Question #1: a non-binding referendum to increase funding for Utah roads […]

Data analytics, machine learning and AI with Big Squid

Oct 23, 2018 1:10:18

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The Bottom Line – Chris Knoch, CEO and founder of Big Squid–a company focused on bringing the power of data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to business decision-makers. Knoch explains the technical intricacies of how Big Squid helps companies find the “hidden gold” stored within their collected data. He also describes what he looks for in […]

Rep. Mia Love calls on Ben McAdams to withdraw; 4 women seek a special prosecutor for sex assault cases; and an unsolved murder highlights cold case investigations

Oct 19, 2018 51:31

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Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission has cleared her of illegal fundraising and that her challenger, Ben McAdams, is unethical and should withdraw from the race. Also, four women ask the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to sexual assault cases that the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office declined to pursue. And the […]

A tense 4th Congressional District debate and Utah’s drought emergency

Oct 18, 2018 24:48

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by Salt Lake Tribune columnist Holly Richardson (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay). They discuss the debate between Rep. Mia Love and Mayor Ben McAdams; the closing of the New Yorker restaurant, a Salt Lake City institution; […]

Project Homeless Connect and tai chi on Library Square

Oct 18, 2018 28:00

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In the Hive — (Original air date: October 12, 2017): Today’s show looks at two programs helping connect people experiencing homelessness with the resources and services they need — and with each other. Mike Akerlow, deputy director of community and neighborhoods with Salt Lake City, talks about Project Homeless Connect, the one-day convening of homeless service […]

Ballot Ready 2018: Proposition 2 – the Medical Marijuana Initiative

Oct 17, 2018 56:09

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — With election day approaching, the Hinckley Institute has been hosting a series of forums called “Ballot Ready 2018.” The forums are intended to inform and prepare individuals as they get ready to cast their vote in just a few short weeks. This year, Utah has 3 ballot initiatives for voters to […]

Fostering entrepreneurship at the U with Troy D’Ambrosio

Oct 16, 2018 44:16

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Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the University of Utah Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and assistant dean at the David Eccles School of Business, discusses some of the programs at the two institutions, including the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge; the Lassonde 400; and Get Seeded. He also shares experiences from his time in politics and as a young […]

Mail-in ballots have been sent out and comments from Latter-day Saint leader Dallin H. Oaks about the LGBTQ community cause controversy

Oct 12, 2018 51:30

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The November election ballots hit mailboxes this week, with 27 of Utah’s 29 counties voting primarily by mail. Plus, comments by Latter-day Saint leader Dallin H. Oaks about the LGBTQ community stir up controversy. And President Donald Trump’s approval rating in Utah keeps falling. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune managing editor David Noyce and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s […]

Romney and Wilson politely disagree and Dabakis is a grassy-knoll guy

Oct 11, 2018 25:48

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Both Sides of the Aisle — Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Senate candidates Mitt Romney and Jenny Wilson’s rather cordial debate; notable news from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Conference; and […]

Salt Lake City streets and moving about town

Oct 11, 2018 29:40

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In the Hive — Today on the show: Salt Lake City has 600 miles of roads, and about 2/3 of them are in poor or worse condition. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski discusses the $87 million bond for street reconstruction on voters’ ballots, a funding option to repair the worst of the roads; Director […]

Opioid Truths, Myths, and Breakthroughs: Connecting Communities to Solutions

Oct 10, 2018 1:04:35

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — A few weeks ago, the Hinckley Institute held a panel discussion on the current state of the opioid epidemic here in Utah and nationwide. According to new data released by Lt. Gov Spencer Cox’s office, in 2017 Utah’s number of prescription opioid overdose deaths declined for the third consecutive […]

Serial entrepreneur: Jeff Burningham

Oct 9, 2018 47:36

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The Bottom Line – Jeff Burningham, co-founder and managing director of Peak Capital Partners & Peak Ventures, discusses the value of investing in local start-up companies and the challenges of building a successful investment management company coming out of the 2008 financial crisis. In 2007, Burningham co-founded Peak Capital Partners, a private equity firm that owns more […]

Prop 2 opponents and advocates announce a ‘shared vision’ on medical pot legislation, Utah power brokers drop lots of cash on state ballot initiatives, Salt Lake City looks to curb environmental effects of inland port

Oct 5, 2018 51:35

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Opponents and advocates of the Proposition 2 ballot initiative reach a “shared vision” on medical marijuana legislation. Utah power brokers, including Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller, spend big money on ballot initiatives in the state. And Salt Lake City moves to rein in the environmental impacts of the inland port. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Taylor […]

Small group protests AG Jeff Sessions in Utah

Oct 4, 2018 2:19

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A dozen people rallied on the steps of the Utah Capitol Wednesday, in protest of United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions addressed a room full of law enforcement officers, as well as Gov. Gary Herbert and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, about Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that was revitalized by the Trump Administration […]

Behind-the-scenes decision-making on medical marijuana and Kavanaugh the chameleon

Oct 4, 2018 25:51

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by Thomas Wright, Republican National Committee vice chair (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay). They discuss Sen. Orrin Hatch’s response to the FBI investigation into the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh’s behavior at […]

Being progressive in conservative Utah

Oct 4, 2018 27:00

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Today on the show: The midterm elections are coming up, and with progressive candidates across the nation winning primaries against Democratic incumbents, what’s the state of the left side of the political aisle in Utah? Utah Democratic Party Chair Daisy Thomas talks about engaging more voters in the big tent party on the issues they care […]

Campaign Finance Reform

Oct 3, 2018 53:13

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Today on the program: a panel discussion held last week at the Hinckley Institute focusing on the role of money in politics and the rules governing how a political candidate, nominee or incumbent raises money to fund their election campaigns. Those rules include disclosing the names of individuals, organizations and companies who donate to political […]

Shawn Bercuson: a self-proclaimed “startup junkie”

Oct 2, 2018 46:01

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There’s an oft-cited statistic that can put fear into the hearts of entrepreneurs–that 90% of startups end in failure. However, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that 80% of businesses make it to their second year of operation, and analysts point to different expectations of success as muddying the definition of failure. […]

Utah leaders respond to Kavanaugh hearings and Anita Hill speaks at University of Utah

Sep 28, 2018 51:32

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Utah leaders respond to the Senate hearings over sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, Prof. Anita Hill, who testified in remarkably similar hearings held 27 years ago, visits the University of Utah for a lecture on sexual harassment. And the LDS Church, House Speaker Greg Hughes and proponents of legalizing medical cannabis meet to draft […]

#MeToo2.0 and Weiler predicts the fate of medical marijuana

Sep 27, 2018 25:48

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Morgan Lyon Cotti fills in for Natalie Gochnour in the political center and is joined on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, and on The Right by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay). They discuss the new allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the social […]

The Poor People’s Campaign in Utah

Sep 27, 2018 27:59

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(Original air date: July 19, 2018) Today on the show: How are poor people faring in Utah? Rev. Monica Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden talks about the Poor People’s Campaign, a national movement against poverty on moral grounds; Tracy Gruber, senior adviser for Utah’s Intergenerational Poverty Initiative, gives us the numbers on Utah’s families experiencing […]

What Is the Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Sep 26, 2018 58:16

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour — Rick Wayman, deputy director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, discusses the future of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Wayman looks at the deal’s history and the broader foreign policy implications of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from […]

Ivanti: The Power of Unified IT

Sep 25, 2018 45:19

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The Bottom Line – Steve Daly, President and CEO of Ivanti, one of the largest tech companies in Utah.  Ivanti employs roughly 2,000 people worldwide and brings in about $500 million in revenue between their various business segments. Daly recently sat down with host Doug Wells to discuss the early days of IT, cybersecurity and the formation […]

Former LDS bishop excommunicated, Salt Lake City mayor says inland port lawsuits coming, one of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnappers released from prison

Sep 21, 2018 49:33

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says lawsuits are coming on the inland port because she believes the legislation that created it is unconstitutional. A Vernal detective walks a delicate line between enforcement and entrapment in sexual solicitation arrests. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints excommunicates a former LDS bishop who has been critical of one-on-one interviews between Mormon […]

Free speech on college campuses

Sep 20, 2018 28:59

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(Original air date: October 5, 2017) Today on the show: a look at the campus-wide conversation surrounding free speech at college campuses, specifically at the University of Utah. An appearance by conservative pundit Ben Shapiro, hosted by the Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Utah, prompted protests by Black Lives Matter, MEChA and Students for a Democratic […]

Civility in Politics: Why Has Civility in Politics Declined?

Sep 19, 2018 57:36

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 2, 2018) — Earlier this year, the Hinckley Institute hosted Part 1 of a 2-Part panel discussion titled: Civility in Politics. The panel surveys the political landscape, both nationally and locally, and then addresses the question: Why has civility in politics declined? The panelists include: Matt Burbank, Associate Professor in the […]

100 Cures in 10 Years with Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Sep 18, 2018 42:51

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The Bottom Line – Chris Gibson, Co-Founder and CEO of Recursion Pharmaceuticals.  You may have heard of Recursion Pharmaceuticals in the media for its push to create 100 drug treatments in 10 years, focusing first on cures for rare diseases. The company’s approach is to combine drug repurposing efforts with artificial intelligence.  Earlier this year, Chris sat […]

Hepatitis A at a Salt Lake City restaurant, Mia Love’s campaign donations and public land auctions

Sep 14, 2018 49:34

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The Federal Election Commission raises questions about more than a million dollars in campaign donations brought in by Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah. Sensitive areas near Canyonlands National Park are auctioned off as part of the largest oil and gas Bureau of Land Management lease sale since the George W. Bush presidential administration. About 650 diners at the New Yorker may […]

Consoler-in-chief and campaign finance reform

Sep 13, 2018 23:41

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss President Donald Trump’s role in consoling the nation in times of tragedy, as Hurricane Florence is scheduled to touch down this week; Rep. Mia Love raised $1.1 million for a […]

Salt Lake City: Birthplace of The New Yorker magazine and Sherlock Holmes?

Sep 13, 2018 25:00

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Today on the show, guest host Roger McDonough takes a look at some surprising Salt Lake City history. In particular, the strange tale of an early 20th century brothel, and how The New Yorker magazine can trace its origins to the Utah capital. And, bizarrely, how those two things are tied together. Featuring audio producer […]

2018 HIP Talks: Finale

Sep 12, 2018 51:13

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This past spring, the Hinckley Institute of Politics held its 4th annual HIP Talks, a two-minute speech competition at the University of Utah. Students were invited to speak through a series of qualifying rounds, before reaching the final competition. The HIP in ‘HIP Talks’ stands for Hinckley Institute of Politics. For the final competition, 30 […]

High West Distillery Founder, David Perkins

Sep 11, 2018 28:26

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: March 7, 2014) – David Perkins is the founder of High West Distillery in Park City, Utah.  In 2004, Perkins moved his family to Park City, Utah with an audacious dream to launch a new national brand of premium whiskey.  Ten years later his whiskey is sold in over 40 […]

Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during contentious confirmation hearings

Sep 7, 2018 51:32

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Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during contentious confirmation hearings. The race for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District takes a negative turn, with Rep. Mia Love and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams’ recently launched campaign ads. And commercials attacking a medical marijuana ballot initiative are pulled from local airwaves following complaints that they were […]

McCay is a moderate? And partisan politics at the SCOTUS confirmation hearing

Sep 6, 2018 25:50

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by June Hiatt of the Salt Lake Democratic Party (filling in for Sen. Jim Dabakis). They discuss Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing; Nike’s endorsement of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick; and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s tell-all […]

Land development and environmental justice

Sep 6, 2018 27:59

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Today on the show: Residents on the West side of Salt Lake County have concerns about how the inland port will affect the health of their community environments. University of Utah geography professor Tim Collins talks about environmental justice; and State Rep. Angela Romero and Sen. Luz Escamilla discuss the steps they’re taking to help their […]

Beyond Words: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sep 5, 2018 1:01:04

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Despite the successful efforts of the #MeToo campaign to increase awareness around sexual assault and harassment, survivors and survivor advocates say that there is still a significant amount of work to be done. In April 2018, the Hinckley Institute featured a forum on the history and culture of sexual violence. The event was part of […]

Getting Utah Girls to Code

Sep 4, 2018 50:40

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: August 11, 2015) — Only 102 Utah high school students took Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science during the 2014/2015 school year. Cody Henrichsen taught 30 of them.  The number of Utah youth studying computer science and coding is strikingly low compared to other states, even as demand for professional coders […]

Indictment targets polygamists, former missionaries seek more safety for Mormon proselytizers and some inland port meetings will remain closed

Aug 31, 2018 51:31

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Members of the local Kingston polygamist group are indicted in a $500 million tax-credit scheme, raising questions about a $50,000 campaign donation to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. And Sexual assault victims take their case to the church in hope of improving safety. And the Inland Port Authority board votes to keep its subcommittee meetings closed to the public. At 9 […]

The Olympic Darth Vader and opposition to the medical marijuana initiative

Aug 30, 2018 25:52

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss the Utah Supreme Court’s decision to keep Count My Vote off the November ballot; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints email to its members, urging them to vote […]

Integrating refugees into the community

Aug 30, 2018 29:39

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(Original air date: May 18, 2018) Today on the show: Aden Batar, Catholic Community Services director of migration and refugee services, talks about how the diminished number of refugees has affected resettlement agencies locally; Caren Frost, director of the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration at the University of Utah, explains the differences between assimilation and integration; […]

The Debate over Medical Marijuana in Utah

Aug 29, 2018 51:32

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(Original Air Date: April 25, 2018) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a panel that looks at the debate playing out in Utah over medical marijuana. Earlier this year, the Utah State Legislature passed laws that will legalize medical marijuana for a very small number of people:  those with a terminal illness who, at the […]

The Bottom Line: Crafting a Supreme Ski Experience – Bob Wheaton, President of Deer Valley Resort

Aug 28, 2018 27:31

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The Bottom Line – Bob Wheaton, President of Deer Valley Resort, has worked at the resort since 1981.  The resort has long prioritized customer service and hospitality.  Between 2007 and 2011, Deer Valley was ranked #1 as the best ski resort in all of North America by Ski Magazine.  Wheaton talks about his experience managing […]

Mormon church opposes Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative, but not its use under specific circumstances

Aug 24, 2018 51:34

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opposes Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative, but not the use of the drug under all circumstances. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. Chris Stewart respond to news about former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. And, though legal, private meetings held by subcommittees of the Inland […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski on Operation Rio Grande and Growing SLC

Aug 23, 2018 28:59

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Today on the show: It’s been one year since Operation Rio Grande launched to address crime and homelessness in downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski discusses updates on the operation so far, including how the city is tackling the spread of crime to different neighborhoods. Also, how is Salt Lake City’s […]

What’s in a name (of a church) and Hatch “not very happy” about hush money

Aug 23, 2018 25:47

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Emily Hase of the Salt Lake County Democratic Party (filling in for Sen. Jim Dabakis). They discuss Michael Cohen, longtime lawyer of President Donald Trump, pleading guilty to a variety of charges, including campaign finance violations for paying […]

Dolores Huerta: A Born Again Feminist

Aug 22, 2018 53:33

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(Original Air Date: March 21, 2018) — Dolores Huerta is an American Labor leader, civil rights activist, feminist and Mother. She is also the founder of the Agricultural Workers Association, and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union. Huerta has spent her life working to fight discrimination and to improve conditions for farm-workers. In 2012, […]

The Bottom Line: Estate Planning & Legal Advice for Aspiring Entrepreneurs — Scott McCullough, Attorney

Aug 21, 2018 36:34

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The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: June 7, 2016) Scott McCullough is a partner at Callister Nebeker & McCullough.  He specializes in business law, asset protection and estate planning, but he also advises entrepreneurs who are building their own companies.  Company founders are wise to seek professional advice early in their journey.  Important decisions […]

Religious freedom vs. medical marijuana, a big name change for Utah’s biggest church and a possible issue with state driver licenses

Aug 17, 2018 51:32

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After its first year of implementation, how has Operation Rio Grande impacted crime and homelessness in Salt Lake City? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bristles against the term “LDS” and asks that its members not be referred to as Mormons. Opponents to Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative argue against it on the basis of religious freedom. And the […]

Utah’s big political spenders and Count My Vote’s day in court

Aug 16, 2018 25:50

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Utah’s major political donors and what it means for an individual to invest so much money in a cause or candidate; how Republican women are doing in the midterm elections; […]

Black Lives Matter in Utah

Aug 16, 2018 29:38

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(Original air date: April 26, 2018) Today on the show: looking at the Black Lives Matter movement in Utah. Lex Scott, founder of the Black Lives Matter-Utah chapter, talks about the philosophy behind the movement and specific issues the group is working to address in the state; and Salt Lake City Police Department Det. Greg Wilking discusses […]

Examining Utah’s Urban-Rural Divide

Aug 15, 2018 54:52

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The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a panel addressing the Utah Rural-Urban Divide with students of the Honors College Praxis Lab attending in the audience. The panel examines how the divide between rural and urban Utah creates challenges for the State and its residents.  The Praxis Lab draws students from all disciplines to collaborate on […]

Smoothing the Mortgage Lending Process

Aug 14, 2018 33:30

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: December 20, 2016) – Matt Hansen has always loved to build things. In 2010 after he developed a simple mortgage loan processing program to help his brother in-law’s practice, he soon realized he had a tool that could make home buying easier for many people. Thus, Simple Nexus was […]

Willy Grayeyes returns to the ballot, climate change fans political wildfires, and Mia Love’s misleading mailers

Aug 10, 2018 50:57

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A judge rules that San Juan County Commission candidate Willy Grayeyes be put back on the ballot after an elections official backdated a complaint against him. U.S. Senate candidates Mitt Romney and Jenny Wilson offer differing takes on the cause of western wildfires. And Rep. Mia Love receives flack for a misleading mailer she sent […]

Mia Love’s mailers and the scooter takeover

Aug 9, 2018 25:49

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Emily Hase, Salt Lake County Democratic Party 1st vice chair (filling in for Sen. Jim Dabakis). They discuss the scooter craze in downtown Salt Lake City; trash piling up after the implementation of Salt Lake City’s Call2Haul program; […]

Housing insecurity and tenants rights

Aug 9, 2018 27:59

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Today on the show: What’s it like to deal with housing insecurity in Utah? Ian Decker from Wasatch Tenants United talks about the newly formed organization’s goals for supporting renters along the Wasatch Front; Martin Blaustein, Salt Lake managing attorney for Utah Legal Services, explains the landlord-tenant relationship within the legal system; and a listener […]

Utah’s Opioid Epidemic

Aug 8, 2018 57:04

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The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a panel that looks at Utah’s Opioid Epidemic and explores potential solutions in addressing the problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2016 – more than 63,000 people died from drug overdoses around the country, and nearly two-thirds of those deaths involved a prescription or illicit opioid. […]

Finding a “Corporate Theory”

Aug 7, 2018 42:28

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The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: May 23, 2017)  Often people have goals for their business idea or company, but don’t really know how to achieve them.  Having a clear, sustaining value strategy, or a “corporate theory” as Todd Zenger coins it, is critical.  Todd Zenger is Professor of Strategy and Strategic Leadership at […]

Sen. Mike Lee opposes move to ban 3D-printed guns, and the Inland Port Authority has its first meeting

Aug 3, 2018 51:33

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The Inland Port Authority has its first real meeting, during which one board member asks for fewer comments about environmental concerns. Utah’s request for a Medicaid waiver likely won’t be addressed until after voters weigh in on adopting full Medicaid expansion. And Sen. Mike Lee says plans for 3D-printed guns shouldn’t be kept from the public. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt […]

Breastfeeding in church and the Inland Port Authority’s first official meeting

Aug 2, 2018 25:50

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Michelle Quist (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton) and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss Mormon news from the week, including a former LDS bishop on a hunger strike to end one-on-one bishop interviews and a Mormon feminist campaign urging […]

Poor people and the health care system

Aug 2, 2018 28:58

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Today on the show: How do people with limited means navigate Utah’s health care system? Stacy Stanford, health policy analyst at Utah Health Policy Project, explains the status of Medicaid in Utah and what it would mean for voters to expand the program through a ballot initiative this year. Connect2Health is an organization that brings […]

Race, Class, and Gender Inequities in the U.S.

Aug 1, 2018 1:25:18

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: April 26, 2017) — The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted another in a series of Campus Community Dialogues: Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future – Race, Class, and Gender Inequities in the U.S.  The forum was sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Hinckley Institute […]

What Does a CFO Do?

Jul 31, 2018 1:03:54

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: May 2, 2017) – Doug recently spoke with Bill Benz, a finance executive who has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Energy Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado, Western Digital Corporation and other firms. They talk about the role that CFOs play inside their companies.

James Mayfield, Co-Founder of CHOICE Humanitarian

Jul 25, 2018 55:13

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: June 30, 2015) – Forty years ago James Mayfield saw the challenges of extreme poverty around the globe and decided to do something. Today CHOICE Humanitarian is engaged in five countries: Kenya, Nepal, Bolivia, Guatemala and Mexico. Working to end extreme poverty and “improve quality of life through a bottom-up, self-developing […]

Legislature creates inland port amid Biskupski’s criticisms, LGBTQ suicide prevention group V.P. resigns after LDS Church donation and what’s in store for Ambassador Huntsman

Jul 21, 2018 51:34

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The Utah Legislature changes the law that creates an inland port near the Great Salt Lake, but Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski criticizes its process for lacking public input. After President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, what happens next for U.S. Ambassador to Russia — and former Utah governor — Jon Huntsman? And […]

The Utah Legislature’s special session and the worst job in Washington is in Moscow

Jul 20, 2018 25:51

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City. They discuss tax law changes made during the special session of the Legislature; infighting in Salt Lake City between the City Council and the Mayor’s office over the inland port negotiations; and […]

The Poor People’s Campaign in Utah

Jul 20, 2018 27:59

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Today on the show: How are poor people faring in Utah? Rev. Monica Hall of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden talks about the Poor People’s Campaign, a national movement against poverty on moral grounds; Tracy Gruber, senior adviser for Utah’s Intergenerational Poverty Initiative, gives us the numbers on Utah’s families experiencing intergenerational poverty stuck in […]

Dog Whistle Politics

Jul 19, 2018 51:32

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: October 1, 2014) –  Ian Haney Lopez is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkley, and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Wrecked the Middle Class.  He examines how race-related language and imagery has been used since the 1960’s Civil […]

Solving Our Plastics Problem, While Profiting

Jul 18, 2018 36:30

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The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: January 3, 2017) – Plastic waste is a massive problem globally. It’s over-filling our landfills and littering our oceans – and it will never decompose. But because plastic comes from oil, why can’t it be returned to oil, and be profitable? This is a solution Priyanka Bakaya has devoted […]

Parkland students have their Utah rally canceled by venue, Honduras woman loses her asylum appeal and how much time are judges taking on search warrants

Jul 14, 2018 51:29

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Student survivors of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting lose the venue for their Utah rally. Vicky Chavez, a woman from Honduras who came to the U.S. seeking asylum, loses an appeal to have her case reconsidered by the courts. She says she’ll keep trying, while she and her daughters remain sheltered at the local church that has housed them […]

The SCOTUS beauty pageant and more debates, please

Jul 13, 2018 25:51

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Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Salt Lake Tribune columnist Holly Richardson (filling in for Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton); and on The Left by Emily Hase, Salt Lake County Democratic Party 1st Vice Chair (filling in for Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City). They discuss the pageantry of President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination […]

Automating the workforce

Jul 13, 2018 28:59

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(Original air date: May 3, 2018) Today on the show: Are robots taking over the workforce? Johnny Hanna, CEO of the Utah-based online real estate platform Homie, talks about the inevitability of automating the real estate industry; journalist Scott Santens discusses the costs and potential benefits of digitizing labor and questions whether or not we even need jobs; […]

Campus-Community Dialogue: #MeToo – Now What?

Jul 12, 2018 1:16:44

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 5, 2018) – The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted their final Spring Campus-Community panel discussion. The panel takes a look at the #MeToo movement — and, in particular, what the future holds for the movement.   The panelists include: Ella Myers, Associate Professor in Political Science and Gender Studies […]