Dave and Dujanovic
What happens when a seasoned, award-winning investigative journalist and a well-known and very funny sports reporter get together to talk about news and politics? Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic, also known as D2, join forces, mornings on KSL Newsradio.
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show December 7th, 2023: The 4th GOP primary debate circus
- The fight for Ukraine funding
- UNLV Shooting: Where does the investigation go from here?
- 2024 Housing Outlook: Where is the right place to build more housing?
- 2024 Housing Outlook: Buy the home, lease the lot
- Mental health concerns rise among families
Is Nikky Haley rising as the alternative to Trump?
The 4th GOP debate took place on Wednesday and Nikki Haley was a prime target from some of the other candidates. Is she a threat? Leah Murray, KSL @ Night Host and Director of the Walker Institute of Politics at Weber State University joins the show to discuss what the polls show.
Mental health concerns rise among families
According to the ninth annual American Family Survey, money to meet inflations demands and affording family life is a real concern for many US Households. Dave and Debbie speak with Lois Collins with the Deseret News with more.
Who to tip and who not to tip during the holidays
Who to tip who not to tip during the holidays -- mailman? What about your child's daycare provider? Dave and Debbie have a guide with the help of Bankrate.
Utah has 56k new residents - where they're from and where they live
Utah gained 56,000 new residents from July of 2022 and July of 2023. Dave and Debbie speak with Emily Harris, Senior Demographer for the Kem C Gardner Policy Institute about where this growth is coming from and where it is going.
Opinion: Why is U.S. life expectancy lagging behind other nations?
The US Life expectancy is falling behind other countries. Jay Evenson, Opinion Editor Deseret News joins the show with his take on this and some of what may be the cause.
2024 Housing Outlook: Buy the home, lease the lot
As we're all brainstorming ideas on how to bring housing costs down... here's one. Buy the home... lease the lot.
Another chunk of money would be set aside to reducing the overall cost of a home because a homeowner would own the building, but not the lot -- they'd pay a nominal lease fee for the lot. Steve Waldrip, Senior Advisor for Housing Strategy and Innovation joins the conversation on how this could work.
2024 Housing Outlook: Where is the right place to build more housing?
All week we've been covering the Utah housing market as we are trying to find the way to affordable housing. As growth continues where is everyone going to live and how far will you need to afford housing. Dave and Debbie speak with Ari Bruening, and Ryan beck with Envision Utah
UNLV Shooting: Where does the investigation go from here?
We are continuing to learn more about the shooting at UNLV that led to 3 people being killed. Multiple law enforcement sources have confirmed to ABC News the identity of the gunman who opened fire Wednesday at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as 67-year-old Anthony Polito, a professor who had recently applied for a job at the school. Polito is now dead, what happens next with the investigation. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joins the discussion.
The fight for Ukraine funding
The US Senate making good on a promise to block funding to Ukraine and Israel -- Sen. Mitt Romney saying it out loud to give US southern border security in exchange. President Biden now joining in as he stressed the importance of bringing in more funding before the holidays. JUSTIN FINCH, ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, WASHINGTON joins the show with the latest details on the debate.
The 4th GOP primary debate circus
The battle for 2nd place was a doozy -- primary debate circus down to 4 with the ring leader noticeably absent -- Christie, DeSantis, Ramaswamy and Haley -- things got messy -- but does it matter ?The target of the night award goes to former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley -- polls show that in a head to head with Joe Biden -- Haley wins hands down -- she held her own but probably didn't have as good a night as she's had during other banks. Dave and Debbie break down the highlights.
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show December 6th, 2023: Governor Cox proposes to infuse 35k new starter homes into Utah's housing market
- Parents and Students in SLCSD give final feedback on school closures
- The battle over border security and funding for Ukraine
- Kevin McCarthy announces resignation from congress
- Concerns over a growing state budget
- What led to Kevin McCarthy's resignation?
Mom and 2 children pinned under a car at Layton Christian Academy
A group of students at Layton Christian Academy are being hailed as heroes after they helped rescue a mother and her toddler who were hit and pinned underneath a car. Dave and Debbie speak with Chris Crowder - head of school for Layton’s Christian academy, Senior Airman at Hill Airforce Base Dominique Childress, and 10th grade student Theo Roach who all took part in the rescue.
4 candidates remain on the GOP Debate Stage
NewsNation will host the fourth 2024 Republican presidential primary debate at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on December 6th at 8pm ET. 4 candidates will be in attendance. Dave and Debbie speak to Washington Correspondent Kellie Meyer as she breaks down the GOP climate surrounding the debate stage and as the 2024 election draws closer.
New wildlife overpasses to be built in effort to reduce wildlife collisions in Utah
The Utah Department of Transportation is receiving a $5.5 million grant to build wildlife overpasses to reduce collisions between vehicles and wildlife. Dave and Debbie speak with Matt Howard, UDOT Natural Resources Manager about this issue and what is to come.
What led to Kevin McCarthy's resignation?
Representative Kevin McCarthy has announced his resignation from congress after he was recently ousted as Speaker of the House. James Curry, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah shares his analysis.
SLCO Council proposes new ordinance for sex-specific changing rooms at SLC rec centers
The Salt Lake County Council has proposed a new ordinance to require sex-specific changing rooms at all Salt Lake County recreation centers. The proposal has drawn dozens of supporters and opponents. Dave and Debbie speak with KSL Newsradio Reporter, Aimee Cobabe about the latest information.
Concerns over a growing state budget
The governor has proposed a budget to the state legislature and the cost is $29.5B a year.
Most of us have no idea what that number means. Is it high. Is it low. How does it compare to other states? Dave looked back 10 years and found The Governor. is proposing a $29.5 Billion dollar budget. Nearly double what it was 10 years ago. Is there concerns that come along with a rising state budget? Dave and Debbie speak with Rusty Cannon with the Utah Tax Payers Association.
Kevin McCarthy announces resignation from congress
GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California is resigning. This comes 2 months after his ouster as House speaker. Dave and Debbie discuss what may have led to this shift in decision.
The battle over border security and funding for Ukraine
Senator Mitt Romney calling it as he sees it, if the democrats want more funding for Ukraine in support of their war efforts with Russia, there needs to be more done on the Homefront to secure the southern border. Senator Romney had a lot to say about this… Dave and Debbie break down the comments.
Parents and Students in SLCSD give final feedback on school closures
A surprisingly light turnout for a public meeting to deal with pending closures of 4 elementary schools in the Salt Lake School District. A dramatic drop off in students so the district is downsizing, but it's not made a final decision yet. Dave and Debbie speak with Yandary Chatwin with the Salt Lake City School District to ask if there's a chance any of the 4 schools live to see another school year?
Governor Cox proposes to infuse 35k new starter homes into Utah's housing market
The governor is proposing a plan to infuse 35k new starter homes into Utah's housing market. It's no secret Gen-zers are on the verge of become forever renters because of Utah's shortage of reasonably prices homes. Dave and Debbie go In depth on the governor's plan and speak with Senate President Stuart Adams on what is to come with the $20,000 first time home buyer grant and speak to KSL Newsradio Producer Caitlyn Johnston on how she feel as an aspiring home buyer in today's market.
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show December 5th, 2023: Protestors criminally charged at the University of Utah
- Governor Spencer Cox wants to put millions into fixing Utah's homeless problem
- D2's inflation report card
- Declining mortgage rates: Is hope on the horizon for homebuyers?
- Ousted Congressman George Santos now on Cameo
- Becky Edwards announces launch of Governing Group PAC
Wayne Pyle to retire as West Valley City Manager
West Valley City Manager, Wayne Pyle is retiring after 21 years as city manager; 30 years with the city. Pyle joins Dave and Debbie in studio to discuss his work with West Valley City and what is ahead.
Becky Edwards announces launch of Governing Group PAC
Former US Congressional Candidate, Becky Edwards joins Dave and Debbie in studio to announce the launch of the Governing Group PAC. This group is focused on electing leaders within the state who focus on solutions rather than partisan conflict. Becky Edwards speaks to Dave and Debbie with more details on how this PAC will work. Dave and Debbie take listener calls on if it's time to return to the old school way of governing and remove the finger pointing.
Is $186 million enough to solve homelessness in Utah?
Utah Governor Spencer Cox wants to put millions into fixing the states homeless problem.. concerned about tents popping up on city streets and in parks -- he's asking for almost 200-million most of that to go toward shelters, are there any holes in this plan? Wendy Garvin with Unsheltered Utah joins the show.
University of Utah weighs in on students criminally charged after protest
Rebecca Walsh, Director of Communication and Public Relations with the University of Utah weighs in after seven students are being criminal charged after crashing an on campus meeting.
Ousted Congressman George Santos now on Cameo
Ousted congressman George Santos has found a new source of income… sending personal video messages to people who pay for them. Dave and Debbie discuss.
Declining mortgage rates: Is hope on the horizon for homebuyers?
Is there hope for homebuyers? Mortgage rates have seen a drop but will it continue? Dave and Debbie speak with Robert Spendlove, Senior Vice President - Economic and Public Policy Officer at Zions Bank about where he sees the real estate market going in 2024. We'll ask an expert where they see the real estate market going in 2024.
D2's inflation report card
Prices are falling all around us. Debbie issues a price check report card and breaks down everything that has dropped in price…including gas prices.
Governor Spencer Cox wants to put millions into fixing Utah's homeless problem
Utah Gov asking lawmakers to set aside almost 200-million to address homelessness. Governor Cox and members of the community want unsanctioned camping on city streets to end. Dave and Debbie speak with Scott Howell with Solutions Utah, formally known as Pioneer Park Coalition which has lobbied on behalf of businesses impacted by homelessness.
Protestors criminally charged at the University of Utah
A conservative group on the University of Utah's campus, Young Americans for Freedom, tried to hold a movie screening of a documentary on about a woman that regretted transitioning to a male. A Trans-activists group called MECHA stormed the screening and disrupted the movie. Seven individuals involved in the protest have now been criminally charged. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joins the show to discuss.
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show December 4th, 2023: First month free? Sudden market shift in favor of Utah renters
- WSJ: Instagram's algorithm delivers toxic video mix to adults who follow children
- The pitch for dome schools
- Sleep shortage crisis in older Americans
- Utah gamers are 8th most likely to cheat in the nation
Utah gamers 8th most likely to cheat in the nation
Utah has a cheating issue when it comes to gaming. Dave and Debbie break down why this may be and if there is a cheating epidemic on our hands.
Sleep shortage crisis in older Americans
Why does sleep become more elusive as we age? New information is showcasing there is a big issue with a lack of sleep in older Americans. Dave and Debbie discuss the details as to why this is happening and how to address it.
George Santos threatens to file ethic investigation on members of congress after expulsion
After Friday's 311-114 vote to expel George Santos from Congress, the now-former Congressman George Santos is vowing to go after some of his former Republican colleagues who voted against him. Dave and Debbie discuss.
Apartment Rental incentives showing popularity in SLC
Rents across Utah are brutal. We're ranked 8th in the nation for most expensive rental prices. There are a couple of spots in Utah, however, where you can get a little sweetener when you sign your lease... You might get a free month's rent, or a new iPad, or a new electric scooter. Dave and Debbie revisit the discussion surrounding rental incentives and what the best moves are for those in the rental or buying market.
The pitch for dome schools
A massive dip in school-age kids has us facing a lot of school closures. Debbie did her homework this weekend to present a solution that will save taxpayers money in a lot of ways. The answer is dome buildings: round schools built because they cost less to build and they can be repurposed when a community ages out of the elementary school Debbie and Dave speak with Former KSL producer Candice Madsen who previously looked into this with Debbie, as they take a trip to Oklahoma where these are very popular and take listener calls.
WSJ: Instagram's algorithm delivers toxic video mix to adults who follow children
Parents, listen up! the WSJ put Instagram to the test -- and what they report is concerning. The tests showed the algorithm may be pushing sexualized content when accounts specifically follow accounts owned by pre-teens. Dave and Debbie speak with Senator Mike McKell about their reaction to what was found and bring an update on where Utah's new law is at to make these sites verify age.
First month free? Sudden market shift in favor of Utah renters
A sudden shift in Utah's apartment rental market, in favor of renters. Apartments are showcasing an increase in move-in incentives. Dave and Debbie speak with Paul Smith with the Utah Apartment Association on whether apartments have been overbuilt and if these incentives will last. Dave and Debbie also speak with Shane Stewart, Certified Financial Planner with DMBA about how to start the process of moving out of renting and saving for a home. Is it even possible in today's market?
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show - Rep. John Curtis speaks on the 2034 Olympics in Utah
- Carbon monoxide poisoning at Draper Preschool leaves students and staff members hospitalized
- Tesla Launches Cybertruck
- George Santos speaks on a renewed attempt at expulsion ahead of House vote
- How will Utah handle the shrinking school-age population?
- The Success Sequence- a new proposal for a successful life.
The Olympics are most likely coming back to Utah, but how could the spotlight affect Utah's cost of skiing and infrastructure?
Since the last Winter Olympics in 2002, winter recreation costs in Utah have soared. The winter 2023-2024 season is slated to run visitors up to $1200 for a season pass, and up to $104 for just a day. Could this drive be a result of Olympic chatter? Dave and Debbie speak to Alison Palmintere with Ski Utah about current ski prices and discuss the possible outcomes of Utah's famous slopes.
The Success Sequence- a new proposal for a successful life.
Writer, Professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, and the director of the National Marriage Project Brad Wilcox shares his proposal for happier children and more financially stable individuals. The method follows three steps- Get a high school education, work full time in your twenties, and get married before you have children. Wilcox details the plan and explains why it should be implemented in schools.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to hold Rally in SLC
Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy has arrived in Salt Lake and is preparing to hold a rally tonight at SKY bar in downtown SLC. Kennedy is touring various states in attempts to gather enough signatures to get himself on the ballot in all fifty states. What are his odds in Utah and is he a potential spoiler in the election? Dave and Debbie speak with Host of Inside Sources, Boyd Matheson about why Kennedy is in Utah.
A new study shows Mounjaro is more effective than Ozempic for weight loss
A new study shows popular diabetes drug Mounjaro is more effective than Ozempic for weight loss in overweight and obese adults... and one of KSL Newsradio's own has shared her journey with Mounjaro and now we are learning the drug is prompting some good news with her diabetes. Digital Content Producer Simone Siekely shares her experience with the drug.
How will Utah handle the shrinking school age population?
As some districts face potential school closures in Utah, its prompted a conversation about what the state as a whole will need to do to handle the shrink in Utah's class sizes as public enrollment declines. Dave and Debbie speak with Deseret News Senior Editorial Columnist Jay Evensen.
What is "doom spending" and why is Gen Z using it as a coping mechanism?
“Doom spending” may be one way to cope with stress as economic fears mount, however, it comes at the expense of your financial well-being. Rather than cut expenses, 73% of Gen Zers say they would rather live in the moment, a recent Prosperity Index study by Intuit found. More than half of Gen Zers said the increased cost of living is to blame for their sense of financial hopelessness and impulsive comfort buys. Dave and Debbie discuss and speak with KSL Newsradio Producer Alexie Zollinger about her experience with "doom spending" and what may be behind it.
George Santos speaks on renewed attempt at expulsion ahead of house vote
As another expulsion vote approaches, representative George Santos holds a press conference on the steps of the capitol, doubling down on his refusal to leave office. Santos describes the expulsion campaign as "bullying," and claims the house ethics report is full of "opinion and hyperbole." The vote date has been set for Friday and Santo's seat remains unstable.
Tesla Launches Cybertruck
It was four years ago this month that Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck. More than a million people have pre-ordered the truck and now the Cybertruck's official rollout is here. Dave and Debbie speak with ABC News Technology Reporter, Mike Dobuski, about what to know.
Carbon monoxide poisoning at Draper preschool leaves students and staff members hospitalized
Nine children and five adults were hospitalized with symptoms of Carbon monoxide poisoning on Wednesday in Draper at American Preparatory Academy. Dave and Debbie speak with KSL Newsradio Reporter Adam Small and Draper Fire Marshall Don Buckley on the latest information.
Rep. John Curtis speaks on the 2034 Olympics in Utah
SLC is one step closer to bringing the Olympics to Utah in 2034. Representative John Curtis who is also the co-chair of the Olympic Caucus calls the show to discuss how the Olympics will be funded and if new infrastructure may be brought into Utah for 2034.
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show - November 29th, 2023: Salt Lake City Announced as Preferred Host for 2034 Winter Olympics
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show - November 29th, 2023: Live from Olympic Announcement at City and County Building.
Dave & Dujanovic Full Show - November 28th, 2023: Celeste Maloy to be sworn into congress today
- Sen. Romney says any democrat would be an upgrade over Trump in 2024
- states offer universal childcare programs for 4-year-olds… should Utah?
- Should employers match an emergency savings account for employees?
- Mother sues school district after son was cut from basketball team
Mother sues school district after son was cut from basketball team
A mom in Illinois sued her son's school district Hinsdale South and several employees because the coach cut her son from the basketball team. Erin Savage is the mom of Brendan Savage, the kid who was cut from the team and she claims that the coach had some kind of vendetta against the family. Brendan Savage has since been allowed back on the basketball team after the lawsuit. Dave and Debbie discuss.
Could Nikky Haley be the alternative to Donald Trump in 2024?
Nikky Haley is soaring through the polls... The polls are saying Haley could crush Biden.. but is she the alternative to Trump? Dave and Debbie discuss.
17 states offer universal childcare programs for 4-year-olds… should Utah?
Dave and Debbie discuss a new study from the Kem C. Garnder Institute that shows that SLC has a kid problem. Earlier in the show they spoke with a researcher involved in the study and now take a closer look on solutions. Is Universal childcare something that should be brought to Utah to help couples feel secure enough to have kids? Dave and Debbie discuss and take listener calls.
Should employers match an emergency savings account for employees?
More workers are asking for an emergency savings account as a job benefit. More than half of employees live paycheck to paycheck according to Bankrate... so it is no wonder 60% of American's don't have enough money in an emergency fund. Could employees help with that? Dave and Debbie speak with DMBA Certified Financial Planner, Shane Stewart about if this is something employers could offer. Dave also thinks this could be a great thing to do with kids. Heather Kelly, Host of the Money-Making Sense Podcast joins the show to discuss how this could help incentive kids to save.