Inside Sources

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

Episodes

  • September 20, 2021

    Surveying the Political Scene Right Now

    Boyd's monologue revisits the challenges Democrats face in getting their agendas passed and calls on Congress to focus on what's important to help the American people.

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  • September 20, 2021

    Senator John Cornyn on the Importance of Civics Education

    The Orrin G. Hatch Institute hosted a sit down with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) about a bipartisan bill to increase civics education. Matt Sandgrin, who moderated the forum, talks with Boyd about what Senator Cornyn said and the importance of civics education.

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  • September 20, 2021

    Cities Are More Centrist Than You Think (Part 2)

    Continuing the conversation with the Manhattan Institute's Michael Hendrix, Boyd looks at other factors like education and quality of life issues that are making people who live in cities more centrist.

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  • September 20, 2021

    Cities Are More Centrist Than You Think (Part 1)

    America is becoming more multicultural and urban, leading some commentators to argue that we'll only see progressives elected in the future. But The Manhattan Institute's Michael Hendrix has new numbers showing people in cities, regardless of race, are much more centrist than previously believed.

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  • September 20, 2021

    President Biden Heads to the UN

    The Washington Post's Olivier Knox joins Boyd to give a preview of President Biden's speech to the United Nations on Tuesday. What challenges does the president face with our allies, especially France, as he rallies them to support his plans?

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  • September 20, 2021

    Tim Carney on The Real Divides in America

    When you think about what's dividing America today, many would probably say things like the government, the media, or cancel culture. But The American Enterprise Institute's Tim Carney argues the real dividing forces in our country are a little closer to home. 

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  • September 20, 2021

    Is Confidence in the Democratic Strategy Waning?

    Congressional Democrats are trying to pass an infrastructure bill and a $3.5 Trillion spending package, as well as raise the debt ceiling. But is there strategy to get these items over the finish line a flawed one?

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  • September 20, 2021

    Is Confidence in the President Waning?

    As the fights over the debt ceiling and spending packages drags on, how will President Biden navigate these crises? And is he having a credibility problem on other items in his agenda? Boyd takes a look at the challenges he is facing.

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  • September 17, 2021

    Justice Thomas Warns About Politics and the Judiciary

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave a speech yesterday at Notre Dame law school warning people not to politicize the judiciary. Boyd looks at his words, his upbringing in the segregated South, and how the justices really interact with one another.

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  • September 17, 2021

    How Do You Price A Human Life?

    How do you price a life? That was the question facing Kenneth Feinberg in the days after 9-11. He joined Boyd to talk about his work on that tragedy and the shares stories of the people behind the insurance payouts.

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  • September 17, 2021

    Giving Hispanic Businesses A Hand Up

    An organization to help give a voice to Hispanic businesses is starting up in Washington D.C., and Utahns are playing a crucial role in making it happen. U.S. Hispanic Business Council President and CEO Javier Palomarez talks with Boyd about what they're doing and why it matters.

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  • September 17, 2021

    A Call for Kindness During the Pandemic

    State Representative Suzanne Harrison, who is also an anesthesiologist, got booed during a committee hearing this week on Utah's Capitol Hill when she shared her experiences working in the hospital during the pandemic. She chatted with Boyd about the need to be kinder when we talk about important issues, and encouraged people to get out of the political space and speak with your doctor about COVID-19.

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  • September 17, 2021

    Leadership During COVID-19

    Crisis can reveal who the true leaders are. Mike Gifford, the CEO of Vivant Health, talked with Boyd about how they responded differently and successfully after COVID-19 hit last year.

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  • September 17, 2021

    Master Mentors with Scott Miller

    If you could offer one piece of advice to the world, what would it be? Scott Miller, bestselling author and host of FranklinCovey's podcast "On Leadership with Scott", interviewed 30 people with important insights to share and put them all in a book. Scott joins Boyd to talk about "Master Mentors: 30 Transformative Insights from from Our Greatest Minds". 

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  • September 17, 2021

    The Danger of Putting the Self Above Others

    Building off Elder Christofferson's words, Boyd's monologue drills down on the topic of moral relativism by showing how putting the self above civil society is usually not a good idea. 

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  • September 17, 2021

    Moral Relativism and Gen Z

    Earlier this month, Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a devotional at Utah State University. His message was directed at Gen Z...those born after 1996...with lessons for how to avoid the traps set by modern society and its worldly philosophies.

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  • September 16, 2021

    How Washington's Been Wrecking the Constitution

    President Biden's slate of executive orders has angered some people as unconstitutional. But Chris Stirewalt has a new piece in The Dispatch detailing how presidents and Congress have shredded the Constitution over the past few decades. He also talks about the dangers of letting one person or unaccountable agency rule over millions of people on a whim. 

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  • September 16, 2021

    Utah Looks to Reign in Big Tech

    State Senator Mike McKell wants Utah to better regulate Big Tech companies. Boyd checked in with him to see where his bill on the issue is and asks what the state can do to ensure equal access.

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  • September 16, 2021

    Sharing Nuclear Powered Subs and Other Things with the UK & Australia

    President Biden has announced an alliance with Britain and Australia to counter China's influence in the Pacific. Boyd breaks down what is in the deal and what that means for the future.

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  • September 16, 2021

    20 Years of the AUMF in Afghanistan

    It's been 20 years since the Authorization of Use of Military Force in Afghanistan. Anthony Marcum from the R Street Institute called in to talk about what we've learned from it and how it applies to our national security challenges today.

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  • September 16, 2021

    Wait...We Spend HOW MUCH in Taxes?

    Americans are spending more in taxes than food, healthcare, clothing, and entertainment combined. State Rep. Robert Spendlove, who also works for Zions Bank, talks about the real numbers, as well as a new survey from the U showing Utahns are pessimistic about the business climate in the state.

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  • September 15, 2021

    The Capacity For Change

    Boyd's monologue looks at the need to give people the space to change--and the new media landscape and cancel culture that is not allowing it.

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  • September 15, 2021

    A Utah Business Inspires a Bipartisan US Senate Victory

    A bipartisan bill inspired by a Utah company just unanimously passed the Senate. Senator Mike Lee joins to talk about the "Made in USA" bill and how it could help all companies sell their products more easily.

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  • September 15, 2021

    Not All Working Class Parents Like the Federal Government's Help

    Congressional Democrats and some Republicans want to expand the Child Tax Credit. But Patrick T. Brown from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has a fascinating new piece in the New York Times pointing out that many working-class families of all racial backgrounds are frustrated by the ways government tries to help them, and they don't have a seat at the table when policy is being made for them.

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  • September 15, 2021

    What to Expect from the Debt Fight

    Congress is gearing up for a fight over the debt ceiling. But what will actually happen between now and October? James Wallner from the R Street Institute gives his thoughts.

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  • September 15, 2021

    What Can We Learn from the California Recall?

    California Governor Gavin Newsom crushed the recall effort against him last night. What can Utah learn from what happened? And how could the result affect all of us in the future?

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  • September 15, 2021

    Elder Rasband and Sister Eubank Address the G20 Interfaith Forum

    Over the past couple of days, faith leaders from around the world met for the G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna, Italy, focusing on making friends and religious freedom. Boyd looks at what Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Sister Sharon Eubank, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had to say.

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  • September 15, 2021

    Business Might Be in For a Huge Tax Increase...Even in Low Tax States

    If Congressional Democrats get their way on taxes and spending, companies could be footing the bill, even in low tax states like Utah. Alex Muresianu from the Tax Foundation crunched the numbers and talks about what local businesses can expect to be paying and what that means for them on the national and international markets.

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  • September 15, 2021

    The "Rotating Villain"

    President Biden is privately meeting today with Senators Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) as negotiations continue over his spending proposals. But what will really be happening behind the scenes? And how could the political concept of the "Rotating Villain" help explain what is really going on?

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  • September 14, 2021

    Justice Sotomayor and the "Mormon Bible"

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in to the nation's highest court using what she called a "Mormon Bible"...even though she is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Boyd has the amazing story behind why she wanted to use the Book of Mormon on her special day and what that experience can teach us all.

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  • September 14, 2021

    Connecting Diabetics

    Both Liddy Huntsman and Nate Checketts have Type 1 diabetes. They joined Boyd to talk about their work for the Beyond Type 1 organization and why it's important for diabetics to make a community and help one another.

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  • September 14, 2021

    Behind the Scenes of the California Recall

    The California Recall election is going on today. Boyd chats with KSL NewsRadio's Kelli Pierce, who lived and reported in the state for years, about what's happening behind the scenes politically, who will come out on top, and what it all means for Utah.

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  • September 14, 2021

    The Boogeymen of Right and Left

    What are Democrats and Republicans most afraid of? Scott Rasmussen has a new poll outlining each side's deepest fears. While the results might be surprising, what does it say about our ability to come together and see people for who they really are?

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  • September 14, 2021

    In Conversation - Edna Adan Ismail

    Edna Adan Ismail has been called the Mother Teresa of Africa. She has led a fascinating life and has been a pioneer in the fields of medicine, politics, and women's rights in her home country of Somaliland. She was in Utah recently and sat down with Boyd for an extended interview about her life and work to empower women and girls.

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  • September 14, 2021

    The Vaccine Mandate Controversy Has Gotten Crazier

    President Biden is being roundly criticized for a proposed vaccine mandate that will be handled through the Labor Department. But the Republican response in the House, where they tried to get the Judiciary and Transportation committees involved, is also leaving many scratching their heads. It begs the question: Is this any way to run a government?

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  • September 14, 2021

    Senator Romney Grills Secretary Blinken on Afghanistan

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced some extremely tough questions from Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) over the withdrawal in Afghanistan. What does it reveal about what happened and how political figures twist the narrative to suit their own ends? 

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  • September 13, 2021

    Rail Safety Week

    Carl Arky from UTA joins guest host Marty Carpenter to talk about Rail Safety Week and the importance of staying alert near railroad crossings.

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  • September 13, 2021

    BYU Wins the Holy War and Breaks a Streak

    KSL NewsRadio's Scott Mitchell calls in to talk about BYU winning this weekend's Holy War and breaking their losing streak against his Utes. He also discusses what this means for the future of BYU's program.

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  • September 13, 2021

    The Legalities of Vaccine Mandates

    How legal are vaccine mandates? University of Utah law professor Paul Cassell gave an interview to KSL NewsRadio's Dave and Dujanovic about whether President Biden's proposed vaccine mandate is legal and some of the legal issues that could be coming up in the fight over mandates. Guest Host: Marty Carpenter

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  • September 13, 2021

    George W. Bush Pushes for Unity

    Former President George W. Bush gave his thoughts on togetherness at a 9-11 tribute in Pennsylvania. Guest Host Marty Carpenter looks at the speech and why he might have said what he said. 

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  • September 13, 2021

    Businesses and the Mandate

    How will businesses respond to the president's vaccine mandate? And what sorts of things are they weighing when crafting their own policies? Don Willie from the St. George Chamber of Commerce explains what choices companies and workers are facing. Guest Host: Marty Carpenter

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  • September 13, 2021

    Masks and Schools: Are They Working?

    Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall is asking for an extension of the school mask mandate. KSL NewsRadio's Paul Nelson was at her news conference today and chats about the differences in cases between districts and the overall COVID-19 numbers in kids. Guest Host: Marty Carpenter

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  • September 13, 2021

    Hitting Pause on Booster Shots

    FDA administrators are coming out against most booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine. Guest host Marty Carpenter looks at why that might be.

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  • September 13, 2021

    Pushing Back on the Mandate

    President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandate has gotten a lot of press, as has the Republican response. Guest host Marty Carpenter looks at what's really going on from a strategy and communications point-of-view, as well as some of the questions this type of mandate has raised.

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  • September 10, 2021

    Please, Please Disagree with Me

    For his monologue, Boyd turns the microphone over to his son, who has an interesting, healthy perspective on those who disagree with him. Maybe if we follow the advice of McKay Matheson, the world will be a better place. 

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  • September 10, 2021

    KSL TV's Lori Pritchard on Telling the Stories of those Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

    Today is World Suicide Awareness Day. KSL TV's Lori Pritchard, who lost her husband to suicide, has a powerful conversation with Boyd about her experience and what's she's learned about how to help those struggling with mental health issues. She also has a project speaking to those who have survived a suicide attempt.

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  • September 10, 2021

    It's Official...BYU is Joining the Big 12

    BYU is going to the Big 12! Alex Kirry, the co-host of KSL's Unrivaled, joins Boyd to talk about that and this weekend's Holy War game.

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  • September 10, 2021

    Building a Hospital...and Building Up Women and Girls in Africa

    Edna Adan Ismail is the first woman to be foreign minister of Somaliland and a pioneer on the continent of Africa with an amazing life story. She spoke at the DoTerra convention this week and joins Boyd to talk about her life and the importance of education. She is joined by Kirk Jowers, the President of North America and Global Corporate Relations at doTERRA International, who will give an update on the hospital the company helped build in Somaliland.

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  • September 10, 2021

    Congressman Blake Moore on Helping Veterans and their Families

    Utah Congressman Blake Moore got some provisions added to the latest National Defense Authorization Act to help veterans and military spouses. He calls in to talk about that and more.

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  • September 10, 2021

    Lessons from a Tiny Home Village in Austin, Texas

    The Other Side Village, a planned tiny home community for those experiencing homelessness, is getting a lot of buzz in Salt Lake City. Alan Graham, who founded a similar one in Austin, Texas, joined Joseph Grenny from the Other Side Academy to talk about how it works and the misperceptions people have about homelessness.

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  • September 10, 2021

    He was on Air Force One during 9-11

    What was it like on Air Force One during September 11th? Former Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Brian Montgomery was there with President George W. Bush. He shared this story, and what it was like to visit the Pentagon and Ground Zero in the days that followed, with Inside Sources.

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  • September 9, 2021

    Lessons from the Life of President Russell M. Nelson

    The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Russell M. Nelson, is celebrating his 97th birthday today. Sheri Dew, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for Deseret Management Corporation, stops by to talk about the prophet as a person and the lessons we can all learn from his life.

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  • September 9, 2021

    Weber Remembers 9-11

    The 'Weber Remembers' exhibit is kicking off in Ogden today. The Major Brent Taylor Foundation planned this as a tribute to the lives lost on 9-11. KSL NewsRadio's Jeff Caplan will be broadcasting live from this event this afternoon, but first he stopped by Inside Sources to give us a preview.

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  • September 9, 2021

    Congress Gears Up for Some Financial Fights

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers that the US is running out of money, which will probably trigger a fight over the debt ceiling before the October deadline. But that's not the only financial fight happening in Congress.

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  • September 9, 2021

    National Suicide Prevention Week

    It's National Suicide Prevention Week. In a special monologue, Boyd puts the problem in perspective and encourages those in a dark place to get help.

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  • September 9, 2021

    Lessons to Learn from Afghanistan

    The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah is holding a unique event to commemorate 9-11: a talk focusing on the lessons we need to learn from Afghanistan. Professor Amos Guiora chatted with Boyd about it.

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  • September 9, 2021

    Rabbi Avremi Zippel on How to Help People

    Faith leaders often help people through mental health or other challenges they face in life. With the 20th anniversary of 9-11 just days away, how do those in the faith community help those who've experienced tragedy or even just a hiccup in their life's journey?

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  • September 9, 2021

    President Biden to Speak on COVID-19

    President Biden is set to give a speech today about his 6 step plan to fight COVID-19. But will what he says matter to the American people? And why have public figures lost so much trust amongst regular Americans? The segment also opens with comments from Attorney General Merrick Garland on a challenge to Texas' new abortion law.

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  • September 7, 2021

    Predictions in the "Holy War"

    The co-host of KSL's Unrivaled Scott Mitchell calls in to talk about this weekend's BYU-Utah game, BYU possibly joining the Big 12, and their Tour de Fans. Guest Host: Ethan Millard

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  • September 7, 2021

    The Latest in Afghanistan

    ABC News' Andy Field gives an update on Afghanistan, as the US tries to get Americans out and the Taliban appoints people wanted by the FBI to its caretaker government.

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  • September 7, 2021

    Climate Change's Effect on Your Insurance

    Could climate change raise your insurance rates? The R Street Institute's Jerry Theodorou thinks so. He talks with guest host Ethan Millard about what you can expect down the road.

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  • September 7, 2021

    The Boys Left Behind

    A new report in the Wall Street Journal outlines how young men are being left behind in education and other ways of life. Guest Host Ethan Millard and Producer Kelli Pierce (who is the daughter of a retired teacher) talk about why men are tuning out college and what can be done to help them consider continuing their education.

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  • September 7, 2021

    Could Bitcoin Become Legal Tender?

    El Salvador has adopted Bitcoin as a currency. Overstock.com CEO Johnathan Johnson calls in to talk about the significance of this, what its future is in the US, and what we need to look at when we're talking cryptocurrency.

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  • September 7, 2021

    The Crime Problem in SLC

    Crime is on the rise in many parts of Salt Lake City. Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Police Chief Mike Brown held a press conference to update people on the latest numbers. KSL NewsRadio's Mary Richards was there and breaks down what's really going on with guest host Ethan Millard.

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  • September 7, 2021

    Jobs Numbers Miss the Mark--But What About Utah's?

    With millions of Americans losing their unemployment benefits today and the jobs numbers not so great, Utah State Rep. Robert Spendlove breaks down what's really going on with the economy nationally and in the state. Guest Host: Ethan Millard

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  • September 2, 2021

    How One Utah City is Helping Residents Discard Old Prescriptions

    Vineyard City Council member Cristy Welsh joins guest host Maura Carabello to discuss how Vineyard is taking the prescription collection box a step further to prevent addiction and overdoses. 

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  • September 2, 2021

    Some Utah Counties Shutting Off Water Early

    CEO of Weber Basin Water Tage Flint walks guest host Maura Carabello through the impacts of the ongoing drought and why Weber and Davis County are shutting off their water early. 

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  • September 2, 2021

    SCOTUS Rules on the Texas Abortion Bill

    Deseret News reporter Kelsey Dallas breaks down the latest Supreme Court case on the Texas abortion bill. 

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  • September 2, 2021

    Gondola or Buses in Little Cottonwood Canyon?

    Tomorrow is the last day for the public to submit their opinions for either a proposed gondola or bus system in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Salt Lake County Mayor prefers a bus option. Others prefer a gondola. Is either option a good idea? Or is it time to go back to the drawing board? Dave Fields, President and General Manager at Snowbird, joins us to discuss the ongoing debate. 

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  • September 2, 2021

    Neurodiversity in Utah's Tech Sector

    Louise Stone, Head of Recruitment and Community Partnerships at Auticon, joins guest host Maura Carabello to discuss their new office in Salt Lake City and how they're helping adults on the autistic spectrum find jobs in Utah's tech sector. 

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  • September 2, 2021

    How To Get More Women Elected to Public Office

    In a recent report, Utah ranked the lowest for women's equality and representation. CEO of the Women's Leadership Institute Patricia Jones talks with guest host Maura Carabello about how we can get more women elected to public office. 

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  • September 2, 2021

    Preserving Utah's Unique History

    Ian Wright is the new Cultural Site Stewardship Coordinator for the Utah Division of State History. He joins guest host Maura Carabello to discuss how this new program is preserving our state's history and how you can get involved. 

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  • September 2, 2021

    First Lady Abby Cox on 9-11 National Day of Service

    Utah's First Lady Abby Cox joins guest host Maura Carabello to discuss the upcoming National Day of Service on 9-11 and how we can transform that somber day into a day of unity.  

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  • September 1, 2021

    The Certain Trumpet of Leadership

    Boyd's monologue looks at the concept of the "certain trumpet of leadership", how the public wants to answer the call of character, and how President Biden is failing on both those accounts.

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  • September 1, 2021

    The Letters of Mr. Rogers

    The final episode of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood aired on television 20 years ago this week. Boyd revisits an interview he did with writer Court Mann last year about Mr. Rogers letters.  And what he found inside them holds important lessons for all of us.

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  • September 1, 2021

    You Could Soon Upload a Digital Driver's License to Your Phone

    Utahns could soon out their driver's licenses on their phones. ABC News' Mark Remillard shares the latest announcement from Apple, as well as what the company is saying about privacy concerns.

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  • September 1, 2021

    The Latest Updates on COVID-19

    With booster shots, natural immunity, and COVID-19 in kids making all the headlines, how can we make sense of it all? Dr. Filip Roos with MountainStar Healthcare guides us through the latest news.

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  • September 1, 2021

    Jane Clayson Johnson on the Tabernacle Choir and Remembering 9-11

    Award-winning journalist Jane Clayson Johnson remembers 9-11 with Boyd and gives a preview of the Tabernacle Choir's event marking the occasion.

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  • September 1, 2021

    Inside the Mind of Those Struggling with Addiction

    Yesterday was International Overdose Awareness Day. Bryce Herrera from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute takes us into the mind of someone struggling with addiction and explains how we can help them.

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  • September 1, 2021

    The Problem with Passing the Buck

    Boyd really, really wanted to like President Biden's speech following the end of the war in Afghanistan yesterday. But he points out the problems of blaming others and treating people like percentages.

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  • August 31, 2021

    How BYU Football Built Its Brand in Las Vegas

    Dave McCann joined Boyd to discuss how BYU was able to build a name for itself in Las Vegas. Dave is a contributor to the Deseret News and is the studio host for “After Further Review,” co-host for “Countdown to Kickoff” and the “Postgame Show” and play-by-play announcer for BYU.  

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  • August 31, 2021

    Overdose Awareness Day

    Today is Overdose Awareness Day. Utah mother Terry Olsen knows what it's like to lose a loved one to an overdose. She joined Boyd for a crucial conversation about what we can do for those struggling with addiction.

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  • August 31, 2021

    Mia Love Joins The View

    Mia Love, former Congresswoman for Utah's 4th District,  joined Boyd to discuss her new role as a guest host on ABC's political talk show "The View".

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  • August 31, 2021

    President Biden Speaks After the U.S. Leaves Afghanistan

    President Biden addressed the nation today following the end of the America's 20 year war in Afghanistan. Boyd breaks down what he said and what it means for America's future. 

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  • August 31, 2021

    Questioning U.S. Leverage Over the Taliban

    The White House and many of the President's advisors believe we have a lot of leverage with the Taliban. But is that true? Michael Rubin, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former Pentagon official, talked with Boyd about what these claims mean and the alarm bells they should be setting off.  

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  • August 31, 2021

    Congressman Chris Stewart on the Afghanistan War Ending

    The last plane with U.S. troops left Afghanistan yesterday after 20 years of war. But hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghans are still stranded there.  Congressman Chris Stewart who represents Utah's 2nd Congressional District joins Boyd to talk about America's next steps. 

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  • August 30, 2021

    Does the US Have Leverage over the Taliban?

    Over the course of our withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. is partially relying on the Taliban to get our citizens, allies, and friends safely out of the country. But does the U.S. have any leverage over the new rulers of Afghanistan?

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  • August 30, 2021

    Is the "Endless War" Really Over?

    The U.S. has officially pulled its troops from Afghanistan. But will we still be stuck in an "endless" war? Will we have to send troops back over to that region of the world in the near future? Some current and former policymakers are giving their thoughts (some of which they gave on Boyd's show last week).

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  • August 30, 2021

    Remembering Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover

    Gold Star Widow Jennie Taylor stops by to talk about last night's vigil for Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, who was killed in the blast at Kabul airport. She is joined by State Senator Kathleen Riebe, whose tweet about the event really captured the best of our state.

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  • August 30, 2021

    The Feds are Angry with Utah over Masks in Schools

    The U.S. Department of Education is launching a civil rights investigation into Utah and four other states who do not have universal mask mandates in schools. Utah State Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers gives his thoughts on the investigation and who should control school mask mandates.

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  • August 30, 2021

    The Humanitarian Need in Afghanistan

    Jacob Kurtzer with the Center for Strategic and International Studies joins Boyd to look at the need for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, what's blocking it, and why we need to think differently about the situation to help the most people possible.

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  • August 30, 2021

    China is Interested in Afghanistan

    With the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, some eyes in the international community have turned to...China. Why? It doesn't seem like China could benefit from a country with lots of violent extremists and virtually no exports. Ian Johnson with the Council on Foreign Relations joined Boyd to dig into this emerging alliance.

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  • August 27, 2021

    Gaining Strength, Courage, and Confidence after Tragedy

    Following the news of the death of a Marine from Utah in Afghanistan, Boyd looks at some wise words from Eleanor Roosevelt on how to go forward with strength, courage, and confidence despite a bad situation.

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  • August 27, 2021

    A Utah Marine Loses His Life in Afghanistan

    Congressman Blake Moore joins Boyd to talk about the situation in Afghanistan when news comes down that Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover lost his life in the blast at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

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  • August 27, 2021

    The President and Prime Minister Meet Part 2

    What did President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Bennett say following their meeting today? Boyd has a look.

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  • August 27, 2021

    The President and Prime Minister Meet

    President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met for the first time today. University of Utah law professor Amos Guiora gave us some background on the new prime minister, as well as a sneak peek at what they will be talking about and what both men want out of the meeting.

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  • August 27, 2021

    Live by the Pen, Get Undone by the Pen

    A series of Executive Orders from President Biden have been struck down in the courts recently. Boyd explains why that is not surprising and why Congress needs to get back to legislating.

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  • August 27, 2021

    The US Looks REALLY Bad Right Now

    Friends and foes of the United States are giving their thoughts on the pullout from Afghanistan. How is what's going on over there impacting how the world sees the USA? 

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  • August 27, 2021

    Steve Hayes on the False Choices in Afghanistan

    The Dispatch Editor and CEO Steve Hayes did a wide-ranging interview with Boyd on Afghanistan. From how we're leaving to our alliances to women's rights, the theme of false choices and bad outcomes seems to be a constant in US policy. 

    For only the second time in its history, The Dispatch did an all staff editorial, which you can read here: https://thedispatch.com/p/a-defeat-of-choice

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  • August 26, 2021

    Looking for the Helpers

    How can we respond best to any bad circumstance? Boyd looks at the words of Mr. Rogers, who urged us to look for the helpers. Senator Mike Lee also calls in to talk about what his office is doing to help people stranded in Afghanistan.

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