Inside Sources

Inside Sources brings a one-of-a-kind insider perspective to Utah and national politics. 

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    April 22, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April 22nd, 2024: Michael Powell, Rabbi Hirschfield, Nick Robertson and More!

    Start your week off with Boyd Matheson and an inside look into the day's biggest news! Hear about the beginning of Passover from Rabbi Brad Hirschfield. Get a look at the inner-workings of Congress from Nick Robertson. Michael Powell joins to talk about the inflation disconnect between classes. Understand the aid vote from this weekend and more!

     

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    April 22, 2024

    Who Is Looking Out For the Little Guy?

    Populism is a dangerous tool that politicians across the spectrum use to maintain the status quo and therefore their power. The United States wants to be led, but the politicians are fighting for themselves instead of the little guys. Americans are convinced the game is rigged and their losing faith in a better future. 

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    April 22, 2024

    Positive-Sum Might Be Able To Push Our Nation's Economy Forward

    Is changing our perspective of the economy holding us back? There's a negative-sum mindset that is tanking our collective growth. What would happen if we understood that we can all excel without forcing anyone else to take a loss? Michael Kofoed joins the show.

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    April 22, 2024

    Could President Biden's Student Loan Plan Cost Him the Election?

    We have covered the very long saga of President Biden's attempts to relieve Americans' massive amount of student debt. He's been taking even bigger swings since campaign season started, but has he always planned on striking out? People are starting to wonder if the President ever planned on getting these plans passed after the block from the Supreme Court. Jennifer Graham from Deseret joins the show.

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    April 22, 2024

    Does the Upper-Middle Class Understand Inflation?

    It seems like nobody agrees on the state of the economy. Despite several politicians and economists boasting that we're finally coming out of the darkness, inflation is lower and interest rates are down, regular people are still feeling the effects of skyrocketing prices. A massive amount of Americans are spending absurd amounts of their paychecks on food and rent - so where is the disconnect? Michael Powell from the Atlantic joins the show.

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    April 22, 2024

    Examining the Life & Legacy of Neville Chamberlain

    Neville Chamberlain isn't a well known figure in American culture, but he's a major figure in 20th century political memory. Today, his name is usually thrown as a perjorative against perceived capitulation or appeasement. Who was Mr. Chamberlain? And what lessons can we learn from him, beyond the usual references to appeasement? Kevin Williamson joins the show.

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    April 22, 2024

    Congress Needs to Spend More Time Legislating and Less Time Squabbling

    How effective is the current congress at passing legislation and doing their job for the American people? Congress is passing less legislation and pulling each other further and further to the ends of the political spectrum to achieve their goals. And the result isn't good, not for those working in Congress and for the American people. What can be done about this? Nick Robertson from The Hill joins the show.

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    April 22, 2024

    Lessons For All From the First Passover

    Tonight, when the sun sets, another Passover will begin for those of the Jewish faith. There are many lessons from that first Passover that can apply to us today, struggling with the darkness and uncertain state of the world. The world has been cast in this uncertainty before, and we know the dark always passes to a new day. Rabbi Brad Hirschfield joins the show.

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    April 22, 2024

    Congress Passes Critical Aid for U.S. Allies After Months of Delay

    After many months of delay and debate, the House of Representatives has passed a series of bills relating to foreign aid to our allies. The bills covered military and humanitarian aid to Israel and Gaza, Ukraine, and aid to Taiwan. The legislation will go to the Senate where it has the chance to pass as soon as tomorrow, and go to the President's desk.

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    April 19, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April 19th, 2024: Jean Becker, Wilfred McClay, Robert Sherman and More!

    Finish out your week with Boyd Matheson and break down the days biggest headlines. Robert Sherman joins the show from Tel Aviv to give us a live update on how everyone in Israel is coping after the attack on Iran. Wilfred McClay stresses the importance of having a civic education lest we lose our national identity. Former chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush, Jean Becker talks to Boyd about her brand new book. What is going on in the presidential candidates camps and more!

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    April 19, 2024

    The Crossroads of Value and Behavior

    Twenty-five years later, Boyd reflects on the tragedy of the Columbine High Schoool massacre. This horrible attack brought the world to a small town in Colorado and would come to be the beginning of a vicous series of school shootings. Everyone agrees that the outcome needs to change, but how? We need to reinstate the value of integrity to protect our communitites. 

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    April 19, 2024

    How Can We Address the Loneliness Crisis?

    The nature of the friendships in our lives change over time, like all things. But today, men are reporting having fewer friends than ever, and are reporting higher levels of feeling isolated and lonely. How can we address this troubling trend and start connecting with each other? Michael Mooney joins the show.

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    April 19, 2024

    Leadership Lessons from Jean Becker and Her New Book: Character Matters

    It's always a pleasure to talk to the extraordinary people and great thinkers that reflect our nations identity. Jean Becker was President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff for over twenty years and has reflected on her time with President Bush in her new book: Character Matters...And Other Life Lessons from George H. W. Bush

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    April 19, 2024

    Boyd's Inside Look at Presidential Politics

    It's time for our weekly segment following the latest updates in presidential politics leading up to the 2024 election. What are the presidential candidates doing in the run-up to the summer conventions? Will we see presidential debates this year?

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    April 19, 2024

    Israel & Iran Are Poised to De-Escalate After Retaliatory Strike

    Israel has responded to the Iranian strike against them last weekend with a drone attack of their own, striking targets in Iran and Syria. Will this be the last flare up of direct hostilities between the two nations? Robert Sherman joins the show from Tel Aviv.

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    April 19, 2024

    How Have Speaker Johnson and President Biden Aligned on Foreign Aid?

    As the vote on foreign aid progresses in the House, some Republicans are angry at the Speaker for changing his position and showing support for the legislation. The President gave his approval on the Speaker's plan, which might be the only time they've agreed on anything. So what changed the Speaker's tune on Ukraine aid? Jennifer Haberkorn joins the show.

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    April 19, 2024

    The Civic Duty to Understand Civics

    What happens when Americans don't understand the struggles that provided their freedoms? They lose the foundation that binds that together. It’s time to raise the expectation of civic understanding in higher education and reap the benefits of national integrity. Wilfred McClay joins the show.

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    April 18, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April 18th, 2024: Nahal Toosi, Marc Hyden, Case Lawernce and More!

    Get an inside look on the week's biggest stories with Boyd Matheson! Nahal Toosi joins the show to stress the importance of the Biden Administration taking on an Iran plan. Understand why more government intervention isn’t always a good thing with Marc Hyden. Eric Bohem looks at the real effect of President Biden's new steel tariffs. Case Lawrence tells Boyd about his hopeful run for Congress and more!

     

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    April 18, 2024

    Do The Right Thing and Let The Chips Fall As They May

    Boyd takes a glance back at our representatives' leadership the past few days. The Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson and the Minority Leader, Hakeem S. Jeffries have finally started showing up like our legislators are supposed to. As Speaker Johnson presents his foreign aid packages, both parties are urging their peers to be on the right side of history.

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    April 18, 2024

    President Biden's Steel Tariffs Might Not Be the Success He Thinks They Are

    In another play for the Steel Unions votes, President Biden has announced even more steel tariffs. The ever-rising taxes are meant to discourage imported steel from places like China, but will they work? Have they ever worked before? Why are both presidential candidates so focused on adding more? Eric Boehm from Reason joins the show.

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    April 18, 2024

    Case Lawrence's Campaign for U.S. Congress

    Congressional hopeful Case Lawrence joins Boyd to talk about his run for U.S. Congress. Case explains why he believes his entrepreneurial success would be an aid to Utah in these urgent times. KSL continues its birdseye coverage of the race.

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    April 18, 2024

    Stemming the Tide of Bad Policy Proposals

    What happens when the government tries to fix problems caused by their intervention with more intervention? Well, the housing market is a perfect example. And for all the tax credit and cash-assistance, rates of home ownership continue to flat line. Marc Hyden from R-Street joins the show.

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    April 18, 2024

    The Biden Administration is Operating Without an Iran Strategy

    Iran spent years increasing its influence in the Middle East through the use of proxy paramilitary groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis in Yemen. It launched a strike against Israel over the weekend and now the world waits to see what an Israeli response to this attack will look like. What has been the U.S. strategy to counter Iran? The short answer: there isn't one. Nahal Toosi from POLITICO joins the show.

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    April 18, 2024

    Examining Leadership Principles in the Debate Over Foreign Aid

    Today, after long delays, foreign aid legislation may make it onto the House floor for a vote. Rather than use the bill passed in the Senate, foreign aid will instead be broken up into a series of 4 bills that each member will vote on. Will they pass? And will the aid get to Ukraine and Israel in time to make the difference on the battlefield?

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    April 17, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April 17th, 2024: Ronald Brownstein, Dan Lamothe, Ron Bailey and More!

    Spend Wednesday afternoon with Boyd Matheson and get an inside look on the country’s biggest issues. Ronald Brownstein breaks down how America's action in the Middle East might impact President Biden's reelection. Hear how Europe's expectations for U.S. aid are changing as the war against Ukraine continues from Dan Lamothe. Ron Bailey emphasizes the importances of maintaining our legacy of progress. Presidential campaign updates and more!

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    April 17, 2024

    Maintaining Americas Entrepreneurial Spirit

    A startling amount of Americans do not believe their childrens future is going to get brighter. There is a pervasive cultural pessimism infecting our once entreprenurial country, but now is not the time to rest on our laurels. We must maintain faith in the nation that was built in the parenthasizes of a crazy idea. We are capable of solving big problems, it's time to act like it.

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    April 17, 2024

    Will Gaza Cost Democrats the Election?

    If you're keeping up with the media, it might seem like the world is revolving around Gaza. Well, it's very possible the Biden Administrations next move in the Middle East will be the thing that decides the 2024 Presidential Election. Democrats and Independents alike are growing more and more intolerant of President Bidens passive criticism of Netanyahu. But what voters will he lose if he does take a stand for the Palestinian people? Ronald Brownstein from The Atlantic joins the show.

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    April 17, 2024

    The Reinstitution of 20th Century Progress Could Save Us

    Cynicism is plaguing more than just our politics. Our everyday lives have been weighed down by complacency, mindlessly taking the world-changing inventions of the 20th century for granted with little motivation to move forward. When would happen if we found our way back to the innovation that once defined our nation? Ronald Bailey from Reason joins the show.

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    April 17, 2024

    St. George Hosts the Agritech Summit

    Dr. Frank Glatz, Managing Director of Contact Organics, joins the show to talk about the importance of agricultural innovation and how Utah is fostering the field.

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    April 17, 2024

    Friends on the Spectrum

    MaShel West, founder of Friends on the Spectrum, joins the show to talk about the impact programs like hers can make when we open our hearts. Giving our autistic children a community, a space to call their own, is a crucial step to their wellbeing.

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    April 17, 2024

    Will President Biden's Latest Campaign Messaging Persuade Voters?

    The President is on a campaign blitz this week across the state of Pennsylvania. Yesterday he spoke in Scranton, today he will give remarks in Pittsburgh, and then go to Philadelphia on Thursday. He is using this week to contrast his own world with that of Donald Trump as much as possible. Posturing himself as a man of the people who is doing work for the people, while Trump belongs to the world of the super wealthy, and serves their interests. Will this messaging help his campaign as much as he needs to win re-election in November?

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    April 17, 2024

    Kiev is Increasingly Frustrated with U.S. Delays, Split Over Russian Energy Targets

    As the world focuses its attention on the Middle East in the aftermath of the recent attack on Israel by Iran, Russia is continuing its war of aggression into Ukraine. Needed aid from the U.S. may be passed as soon as this week, but delays and other issues have strained the relationship between Kiev and Washington DC. How is this playing out, and what is the effect on the Ukrainian war effort? Dan Lamothe from the Washington Post joins the show.

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    April 16, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April 16th, 2024: The Latest Trump Trial Begins, The Amazing Utah Charity Feeding the Hungry, & Following Foreign Aid Legislation

    The nation shows an attitude of apathy towards the latest in the string of trials involving Donald Trump. Is the media more interested in this trial than the people? Jessica Lowe founded an organization called Be a Little Too Kind. They are making a difference everyday. Boyd breaks down the plan to vote on foreign aid legislation led by Speaker Mike Johnson.

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    April 16, 2024

    Money Compounds, and so Does Knowledge

    As tax season comes to a close, Boyd reflects on the principle of compound interest. It applies to money, and to the knowledge and habits we develop throughout our lives.

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    April 16, 2024

    What is the Right Approach to Combat Misinformation?

    This election season has been plagued with too much finger pointing, slander and just plain old bad behavior. In a perfect world, we wouldn't have to deal with mis and disinformation coming from the highest offices in our nation, but here we are. So how do we cope with the new political normal? Steven Greenhut from the R-Street Institute joins the show.

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    April 16, 2024

    Col. Jonathan Sweet on the Shared Military Tactics of Russia and Iran

    Since Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend, there has been some concern about the comparison between Irans and Russia's military strategy. It is no secret that the two nations are engaged in weapon deals, but are they sharing battle strategies too? Are these two conflicts more connected than we initially thought? Col. Jonathan Sweet joins the show.

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    April 16, 2024

    Speaker Mike Johnson Unveils Plan for Foreign Aid

    This week could see a vote on the foreign aid legislation that has been delayed and debated for months. Remember, when Congress left at the end of 2023 we were talking about this issue. But the attack by Iran on Israel has changed the equation and increased the urgency of US aid to our allies. So what does the path forward look like?

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    April 16, 2024

    How is the Small Business Administration Making a Difference in Utah's Business Community?

    The Small Business Administration, or SBA, provides crucial support for small business owners all across the nation and right here in Utah. Dilawar Syed is the deputy administrator of the SBA, and is in the state of Utah to speak with global business leaders at the World Trade Center Utah. He talks with Boyd about the power of small businesses and how the SBA can help support Utah business owners.

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    April 16, 2024

    Boyd Talks with Jessica Lowe, Founder of Be A Little Too Kind

    Yesterday we were joined by Curtis Bennett, Executive Director of One Kind Act, to talk about the amazing summit that took place at the University of Utah last weekend. Today, we're keeping up our streak of community warriors on the show. Jessica Lowe is the founder of Be a Little Too Kind, an organization focused on feeding those in need in the Salt Lake Valley.

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    April 16, 2024

    Who is Kevin Young, BYU's New Basketball Coach?

    On the heels of March Madness, BYU has announced their new basketball coach: Kevin Young. KSL's own Mitch Harper joins Boyd to dive into what this means for the team.

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    April 16, 2024

    Is America Watching the Latest Donald Trump Trial?

    If you tune into the national media today, you may think most of the country is carefully watching the latest trial of former President Trump as it begins in New York. But seeing the proceedings inside and outside the courtroom paints a very different picture. A mostly empty courtroom, a disinterested public, apathetic at the latest Trump legal drama. What impact will this have on the 2024 election?

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    April 15, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April 15th, 2024: Stephanie McCrummen, Theo Meyer, Robert Sherman and More!

    Start off your week with Boyd and get past the headlines on the day's biggest stories. Take a look into what will come of Iran’s attack on Israel over the weekend with Robert Sherman and understand how it will affect the Speaker of the House with the help of Theo Meyer. Curtis Bennet, the Executive Direct of One Kind Act, joins the show to talk about the One Kind Act Summit that happened this past weekend. Eric Boehm fills us in on the biggest Tax Day qualms and More!

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    April 15, 2024

    The Unifying Force of Tax Frustration

    Boyd look back on the developing situation between Israel and Iran. How will this affect the conflict in Gaza? Will Speaker Johnson be able to pass an adequate aid package? Revisit the myth that Billionaires are only paying 8% in taxes. Why does this rumor persist despit being dubunked? The bottom line is that no one is happy with their taxes or what they're being used for. It's time for a change on a public stage.

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    April 15, 2024

    The Consequences of the Serengeti Land Grab

    Stephanie McCrummen joins Boyd to take a deep dive into her cover story for the Atlatic. In the name of conservation, the African government has snatched hundreds of acres of land away from its indigenous people, the Maasai. Is boosted tourism worth the death of a culture? Does the government have the right to do this? Stephanie McCrummen from the Atlantic joins the show.

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    April 15, 2024

    An Important Moment for Aid Packages & Speaker Johnson

    We're coming back to the Middle East discussion to understand how this will affect the aid battle in congress, specifically Speaker Johnson's ability to get controversial funding passed. Theodoric Meyer walks through the Speakers three most likely options in his Post piece today.

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    April 15, 2024

    The Humanitarian Work of the Inn Between

    We can't forget that real change starts at home. Without the first small step into your community, towards your neighbor, the big goals we are all reaching towards will never come. An organization that exemplifies this philosophy is the Inn Between, reaching out in the community everyday to change lives. Executive Director Jillian Olmsted joins the show.

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    April 15, 2024

    The One Kind Act Summit with Curtis Bennett

    Curtis Bennet, the Executive Director of One Kind Act, has made it his mission to increase kindness in the world, one day, one person, and one kind act at a time. The extraordinary work done by the One Kind Act a Day charity has transformed the lives of so many since its beginning, and continues their work around the world today.

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    April 15, 2024

    Who's Picking Up the Tab on Tax Day?

    It's April 15th and the nation has united to bemoan the last day to file your 2023 taxes on time. With tax season comes the conversation of who should be paying more when everyone wants to be paying less. What does a fair share look like when most Americans don't understand how things are divided now? Eric Boehm from Reason joins the show. 

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    April 15, 2024

    How Will Israel Respond to Iran’s Latest Attack?

    The world is still reeling from the attacks that took place over the weekend when Iran launched a series of missile and drone attacks against Israel. Thankfully, due to the Iron Dome, the skill of Israeli and American servicemen and women and the help of our allies, no one was killed from these attacks and minimal damage was done. But now we have to unpack what comes next. Robert Sherman from NewsNation joins the show.

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    April 11, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April, 2024: Rep. John Curtis, Time Shriver, Natalie Gouchner and More!

    Spend Thursday Afternoon with Boyd Matheson and get past the headlines on the days biggest stories. Representative John Curtis joins the show to discuss the EXPLORE Act and the importance of protecting Utahs natural wonders. Tim Shriver and Natalie Gouchner have a conversation on the importance of human dignity. Tal Wilk-Glazer talk about the Utah Agritech Summit all the way from Israel and More!

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    April 11, 2024

    High Impact Math: Adding Up the Principles That Produced the Amazing Life of Ted Wilson

    Boyd reflects on the honorable and admirable legacy Mayor Ted Wilson left behind on April 11, 2024. What does it take for a man to truly change his community for the better? To create an expectation of commitment and greatness for those around him? And most importantly, to be a friend to all? 

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    April 11, 2024

    The Life and Legacy of Mayor Ted Wilson

    Former mayor of Salt Lake City, Ted Wilson passed earlier today at the age of 84. "Mayor Ted" was a true statesman, community influencer and leaves a legacy to celebrate and emmulate. Jason Perry from the HInckley Institute of Politics and KSL 5 TVs Carole Mikita join Boyd to reflect on the principle that drove an extraordinary life.

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    April 11, 2024

    Tim Shriver on Human Dignity

    Our nation seems to be stuck in an age of rage and a season of unreason – where the cancer of contempt is undermining our confidence in our country and unraveling not only our trust in the institutions of our constitutional republic – but fraying the fabric of trust we have with each other as neighbors and fellow citizens. Many so-called leaders have resorted to political finger-pointing or finger wagging, while others have simply shrugged their shoulders saying “It’s not my job!” Two people who have taken a decidedly different direction to driving elevated dialogue and re-enthroning respect for human dignity are our friends Tim Shriver and Natalie Gouchner.

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    April 11, 2024

    Utah's Agritech Summit 2024

    Tal Wilk-Glazer joins the show from Israel to speak on how Utah acts as a global agricultural intersection. The Agritech Summit will run from April 15th-18th in St. George, Utah!

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    April 11, 2024

    Should President Biden Be Banking on a Childcare Revolution?

    Possibly the most important conversation we can have on this show is the conversation of our children's future. What kind of world are we leaving our kids and our grandkids and their kids? How can we make it better for them? Well, it's possible that this shared question could strengthen the Biden campaign in crucial swing states. But how exactly could accessible childcare re-elect President Biden? Professor Bruce Ackerman joins the show.

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    April 11, 2024

    Rep. John Curtis on the EXPLORE Act

    Utahns are passionate about the unique and incredible outdoor spaces that can be found throughout our state. Protecting these spaces of natural wonder is critically important, as is improving access so more people can share in the benefits of exploring the great outdoors. Rep. John Curtis is leading legislation to protect these places through the EXPLORE Act.

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    April 10, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show April 10th, 2024: Japans Prime Minister Visits, Ceasefire Talks Continue, J.D. Tuccille and More!

    Take on Wednesdays biggest stories with Boyd Matheson. Get a deeper understanding of the United States' role in the United Nations call for ceasefire in Gaza. Hear from J.D. Tuccille on Americas developing dictatorship problem. Get past the headlines on the FAFSA failure trial, the visit from Japans Prime Minister and more!

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    April 10, 2024

    Elephants Do Not Bite, But Fleas Do

    If you only focus on lifes big issues, you'll miss the little things that move us forwards. The only way to succeed, whether it be in policy or personal life, small moments are the only ways to create larger waves. Boyd asks us to keep focus on our everyday actions and remember that little things build life. 

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