Inside Sources

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

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    July 12, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show July 12th, 2024: Tom Nichols, James Phillips, Veronique de Rugy, Joseph Grenny, and More!

    Finish this week of news with Boyd Matheson! Boyd dives into the NATO Summit and President Zelensky’s remarks on the National Governors Association meeting. Tom Nichols weighs in on the accusations of the double standard in the media surrounding Biden and Trump. Dive into how we cannot rely on the Supreme Court to solve all of our problems with James Phillips. Veronique de Rugy shares the GOP’s fiscal goals in 2024 and how they would play out in reality. Learn the skills to have crucial conversations with Joseph Grenny and More!

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    July 12, 2024

    Crucial Conversations with Joseph Grenny

    Joseph Grenny joins Boyd to talk about the skills required to have crucial conversations with each other. The choice is not between talking it out and staying silent. It is actually between talking it out and acting it out. We need to be honest with ourselves and ask, “What are the consequences of not speaking up?” By weighing the consequences and  talking through things, we can learn how to disagree better and engage in better dialogue with one another.

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    July 12, 2024

    Veronique de Rugy: "Make America Affordable Again" is Actually Fiscally Insane

    At the heart of America's economic future lies a pivotal question: How do we create a more affordable nation without compromising our long-term fiscal health? The Republican National Committee's 2024 platform offers a bold vision, promising to end inflation and make America affordable again through deregulation and energy independence. While it looks good on paper, we each need to read beyond the headlines and ask what hidden consequences might lurk beneath well-intentioned policies? Veronique de Rugy from Reason joins the show to talk through the proposal and talk about the reality of their goals.

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    July 12, 2024

    Ukrainian President Zelenskyy Headlines Governor's Association Gathering in Salt Lake City

    Today, Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, addressed the National Governors Association conference that was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. In a time of global uncertainty, his presence brings the stark realities of international conflict to the forefront of state-level discussions. As governors from across the nation gather to listen, Zelenskyy's words carry the weight of a nation fighting for its very existence, reminding us of the far-reaching impacts of global events on local communities and the call for each of us to fight for goodness. 

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    July 12, 2024

    Rick Larsen: Sutherland Institute's Efforts to Combat Division

    In a world of rapid change and shifting values, the Sutherland Institute is calling for a renewed commitment to America's founding principles. As we navigate the complexities of modern governance, how can we harmonize timeless ideals with the pressing challenges of today? Rick Larsen from the Sutherland Institute joins the show to explore the delicate balance between faith, family, and freedom, and their role in shaping a prosperous future for all Americans. 
     
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    July 12, 2024

    Tom Nichols: We Need to Pay More Attention to Political Reporting

    With President Biden's recent controversies surrounding his health, there have been accusations thrown around of a double standard in the media's coverage of the presidential candidates. How do we navigate the delicate balance between reporting facts and shaping narratives in an era of increasing polarization? As we grapple with the challenges of media bias, candidate fitness, and the preservation of democratic values, what role do we as citizens play in this unfolding story? Tom Nichols from The Atlantic joins the show to give the latest.
     
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    July 12, 2024

    Biden's Performance at the NATO Press Conference

    Yesterday, the President gave an hour long press conference with NATO leaders. While the press conference was not a disaster as the debate was two weeks ago, it did little to assuage the unease Democrats are feeling towards the aging President as their candidate. While it seems that Biden’s controversy has overshadowed the day’s events, we need to remember the importance of the NATO conference as the alliance is facing critical decisions in the fight against Vladimir Putin's expansionist war into Ukraine.
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    July 12, 2024

    James Phillips: We Shouldn't Rely on the Supreme Court to Solve our Problems

    We just passed through another slate of Supreme Court decisions, and it predictably led to the same uproar we have seen time and time again. Rather than debate particular rulings or decry our court as an institution, I want to take us around that discussion to the founding principles. What is our highest court for, what is enshrined in the Constitution? And how have we gotten away from that? By relying so much on court litigation to determine our laws, how much has Congress, and we the people, abdicated our responsibility in governance? James Phillips from the Wheatley Institute joins the show.
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    July 11, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show July 11th, 2024: James Wallner, Eric Boehm, Megan McArdle, Jay Evensen, and More!

    Join Boyd Matheson to delve into Thursday’s big news about the toxic codependency of both Biden and Trump and deconstruction our presidential options. James Wallner comes on the show to talk about Congressional responsibility since the Chevron case was overturned. Dive into the lack of social security in the presidential campaigns with Eric Boehm. Megan McArdle calls for better media coverage since the fallout of the failure to report more about Biden’s declining health. Jay Evensen and Boyd talk about national debt and the call of all of us to talk more about the issue and More!

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    July 11, 2024

    The Eroded Supply Chain of Leadership

    Boyd comments on the growing feeling of discouragement that we are struggling to produce great leaders in America. To create good leaders, it starts with knowing the values of leadership, especially leading with a vision. Leaders need to be able to share that vision with everyone because people want to be part of a winning story, and as they do that, we can be unified in a common cause. Sadly, we are not seeing people painting these kinds of stories and that is a problem we need to fix.

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    July 11, 2024

    James Wallner: Congress Cannot Hide Behind Other Agencies Anymore

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Chevron deference, a seismic shift in the landscape of American governance appears imminent. But what if this landmark ruling, hailed as a victory against the administrative state, is merely a surface-level change in a deeper, more complex system? We're confronted with the possibility that perhaps the key to understanding and reforming our system lies not in the courts or regulatory agencies, but in the very institution meant to represent the will of the people – Congress itself. James Wallner from the R Street Institute provides insight as we grapple with the implications of this decision.

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    July 11, 2024

    Megan McArdle: Media's Unconscious Choice on Covering Biden's Health

    In the wake of the CNN Presidential Debate, stories about President Biden's health have taken the media by storm. But why is this only being openly talked about now? People are quick to throw metaphoric stones at journalists and reporters, but what if the media's coverage of President Biden's cognitive decline wasn't a conspiracy, but rather a complex interplay of journalistic norms, unconscious biases, and institutional constraints? Perhaps the path forward lies not in accusations, but in a thoughtful examination of how newsrooms function and the subtle ways in which our perspectives shape the stories we tell. Megan McArdle from the Washington Post joins the show to give insight on what the media can do moving forward.

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    July 11, 2024

    Deconstructing the Candidacies of Donald Trump and President Biden

    In an unprecedented move, the New York Times has called for the removal of both President Biden and former President Trump from the 2024 Presidential race. Both pieces by the editorial board give sound reasons on why both candidates are not fit for the job and leave the readers with profound questions about leadership, integrity, and the very essence of democracy. As we deconstruct our presidential options, we need to ask the question "Then what?" and construct this election into something that can bring about positive change.

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    July 11, 2024

    Jay Evensen: We Need More Conversations About National Debt

    The economic forecasting has spoken and we find ourselves peering into a future that seems both distant and alarmingly close. As we contemplate the financial landscape of 2034, what revelations await us about the choices we make today? How might the decisions of our leaders and the priorities we set as a nation shape the world we'll inhabit a decade from now? Jay Evensen from Deseret News and Boyd talk about how we as the people of this nation need to call for more attention to the national debt and start the conversations around the delicate balance between present needs and future stability, all while considering the profound impact our fiscal choices may have on generations to come.

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    July 11, 2024

    Eric Boehm: Both Presidential Campaigns Have No Plan to Save Social Security

    Both presidential candidates have blamed the other for harming our spending programs, social security and medicare. However, we have both of their records as President over the last 8 years, and their campaign platforms for the next 4. The truth is, both campaigns have nothing close to a real plan to prevent Social Security from going bankrupt soon. And things could get a lot worse if Medicare goes insolvent as well. What do we really need to be thinking about? And how can we communicate this message to our elected leaders? Eric Boehm from Reason joins the show.

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    July 11, 2024

    How Should the Biden Campaign Move Forward?

    While the headlines and story is fixed on President Biden and the tension happening in Congress between Democrats and the President, things may shift for the President next week as the Republican National Convention begins in Milwaukee. It has been forecasted that Donald Trump will announce his vice president soon, likely at the convention, which will be the big news of that day. So, what does the Biden team need to do to project confidence over the weekend, and shift the messaging next week?

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    July 11, 2024

    The Co-Dependency of Donald Trump and President Joe Biden

    The political machine in Washington, along with the media, has been covering the story of President Biden's age and fitness as President nearly non-stop since the debate two weeks ago - and there's a good reason for it. It's the most important question facing the nation right now. But there is someone else who is depending on President Biden staying the course, staying in the race, and not going anywhere: Donald Trump.

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    July 10, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show July 10th, 2024: Jeffrey McCall, Caroline Vakil, Faith Hill, and More!

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    Guest hosts, Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas, share the latest on the headlines this Wednesday. Jeffrey McCall delves into the issue that the media has failed to report about Biden’s health before the CNN Presidential Debate. As we look forward to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Caroline Vakil joins to share the significance of the event’s location in the race for the presidential seat. Faith Hill talks about the endless cycle of parenting and the trends occurring between parent and adult child relationships. Adam and Greg discuss the Frank Mylar charges made earlier today and More!

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    July 10, 2024

    Disenfranchisement Accusations in Utah

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    Adam and Greg round out the day by elaborating more on Utah’s District 2 Congressional election is heading for a recount. The issues with sending in ballots have accusations of disenfranchisement coming in and show discrepancies happening in urban and rural areas within the state of Utah. However there is no excuse for turning in your ballot because of the drop box that is located in every city or the ability to vote in person. Disenfranchisement is a real thing in our country, but Utah is not one of those states. In fact, it is easy to register and vote within Utah. Let’s all not procrastinate our democratic duty to vote for our political representatives.

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    July 10, 2024

    Caroline Vakil: Milwaukee Hosts the 2024 Republican National Convention

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    As the political spotlight turns to Wisconsin for the upcoming Republican National Convention, the state's pivotal role in the 2024 presidential election comes into sharp focus. This battleground state, which has swung between parties in recent elections, stands as a critical testing ground for both Republican and Democratic strategies. As candidates prepare to make their case to Wisconsin voters, the state offers a compelling snapshot of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in this high-stakes election year, according to Caroline Vakil from The Hill.

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    July 10, 2024

    Jeffrey McCall: Why is the Media Only Now Talking about Biden’s Health?

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    The recent coverage of President Biden's cognitive abilities has sparked a crucial conversation about media responsibility and transparency. The balance journalists must make between compassion and their duty to inform the public has made a deep impact on this year’s presidential election.  Jeffrey McCall from DePauw University talks about this situation and how it offers an opportunity for the media to be held accountable as the nation’s political watchdogs and is a reminder of the importance of delivering timely, accurate information to the American people, even when the subject matter is sensitive.

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    July 10, 2024

    Brigham Tomco: Utah Congressional Race Headed for a Recount

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    The election between Rep. Celeste Maloy and Colby Jenkins in Congressional District 2 has officially entered recount territory, extending this election contest further into the future. Rep. Maloy leads with just over 200 votes, and doesn’t expect a recount will change the election result. This is the closest Congressional election in Utah in decades, so what will happen from here? And what do you need to know about the process? Brigham Tomco from Deseret News joins the show.

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    July 10, 2024

    Emma Camp: Colleges Need Consistent Policies Towards Campus Protests

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    The recent wave of college campuses and protest demonstrations, including tent encampments and occasional clashes with law enforcement, has ignited a complex debate about the boundaries of campus activism and institutional responsibility. As administrators grapple with these challenges, they must navigate the delicate balance between fostering open dialogue and ensuring a safe, functional learning environment for all students. Emma Camp from Reason joins to discuss how this is an opportunity for universities to reassess their approaches to contentious issues and potentially embrace policies of institutional neutrality, shaping the future of campus discourse in the process.

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    July 10, 2024

    Faith Hill: The Endless Cycle of Modern Parenting

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    In recent years, a remarkable shift has occurred in the relationship between parents and their adult children, challenging long-held notions of independence and family dynamics. Gone are the days of weekly payphone calls from college dorms; instead, we're witnessing an era of constant communication and unprecedented emotional closeness. Faith Hill from the Atlantic elaborates on this evolution that is driven by technological advancements and is changing societal norms, sparking both concern and admiration.

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    July 10, 2024

    Utah Attorney General Candidate Frank Mylar Faces Bribery Charges

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas

    A candidate running in the election to become Utah’s next attorney general has been charred with felony bribery in elections. Frank Mylar sent a text message to another candidate in the Attorney General race last week, which led to a police report being filed. The message offered a job in Frank’s office in exchange for an endorsement. Adam and Greg go through the details of the case and the repercussions of the charge against Myler.

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    July 8, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show July 8th, 2024: Emma Camp, Christine Emba, Rebecca Glazier, and More!

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    Greg Skordas joins Inside Sources as a guest host to delve into Monday’s headlines. Greg walks through the Utah election process and the lawsuits surrounding it. Emma Camp joins Greg to discuss the implications of states requiring the Bible being taught in classrooms. Gambling has become more accessible and Christine Emba talks about the new Dave & Buster’s announcement surrounding this. Rebecca Glazier covers political polarization and how religious congregations can act like a bridge and More!

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    July 8, 2024

    The Legality of Utah’s Elections

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    With Election day coming up, we are still figuring out who the candidates are for the presidential race, the Utah governor race, and Utah’s District 2 congressional race. Greg delves into the Utah election process and the legal side of these issues. As citizens, we need to be confident in our election system and it is up to us to vote with a clear conscience for those who can move our country to a brighter future.

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    July 8, 2024

    Rebecca Glazier: Religion Can Help Solve Political Polarization

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    In an era of increasing political polarization, an unexpected beacon of hope has emerged: places of worship. Recent research suggests that religious congregations may serve as crucial meeting grounds where people of differing political views can interact, collaborate, and see each other's humanity beyond partisan labels. This unique role of faith communities offers a promising avenue for bridging the widening divides in our society. By fostering environments where shared faith and community service take precedence over political differences, religious institutions may hold a key to reinvigorating civil discourse and strengthening the fabric of our democracy. Dr. Rebecca Glazier from the University of Arkansas joins the show.

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    July 8, 2024

    Deep Dive into Utah’s Signature Gathering Process

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    Utah's recent gubernatorial primary has sparked a renewed conversation about election integrity and transparency. As candidate Phil Lyman calls for an independent audit, questions arise about the balance between voter privacy and public access to information. This situation highlights the complex systems and safeguards in place to ensure fair elections in Utah. By examining the roles of county clerks, state officials, and legislative oversight, we can gain a deeper understanding of how Utah strives to maintain the integrity of its democratic process.

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    July 8, 2024

    Marianna Sotomayor: President Biden Says That he is Staying in the Presidential Race

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    Congress has returned to session today, and tensions are high on Capitol Hill as Democrats are facing the new political reality that we’ve been in since the Presidential debate. This morning, the President issued a letter to Democrats in Congress making it clear that he intends to stay in the race, and try to win and beat Donald Trump. What is the response to this letter? What are we likely to see in the coming days? Marianna Sotomayor from the Washington Post weighs in on the situation.

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    July 8, 2024

    Christine Emba: Gambling Access is Expanding Too Far

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    In an era of rapid technological advancement, the landscape of entertainment and leisure is undergoing a profound transformation. The recent announcement by Dave & Buster's to introduce "real-money contests" in their arcades marks a significant shift in how we perceive and engage with recreational activities. This development not only blurs the lines between casual gaming and gambling but also raises important questions about the societal implications of such changes. Christine Emba from The Atlantic joins the show to discuss this announcement.

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    July 8, 2024

    Kelsey Dallas: Impending Questions Awaiting the Supreme Court’s Answer

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    As the Supreme Court prepares for its 2024-25 term, the nation's attention turns to the critical issues that will shape our legal landscape. With nearly 30 cases already on the docket and more to come, the Court is poised to address pivotal questions with a wide range. Kelsey Dallas from Deseret News shares that these cases not only reflect the complex challenges of our time but also hold the potential to profoundly impact individual rights, public safety, and the balance of governmental powers. As we anticipate the Court's deliberations, it's clear that the upcoming term will play a crucial role in defining the future of American law and society. 

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    July 8, 2024

    Emma Camp: Oklahoma is Requiring Classrooms to Incorporate the Bible

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    In a bold move that has sparked nationwide debate, Oklahoma has announced plans to incorporate Bible teaching into public school curricula. This decision, which mandates the presence of the Bible in every classroom, raises profound questions about the intersection of religion, education, and constitutional rights. Emma Camp from Reason joins us to discuss the implications of this announcement and what it means for American classrooms.

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    July 8, 2024

    Utah Election Lawsuits

    Guest Host: Greg Skordas

    It’s been 2 weeks since Utah’s primary election, and one race is still being counted. The close contest in District 2 will determine whether Colby Jenkins will replace Congresswoman Celeste Maloy. And while the race is close, Rep. Maloy maintains a lead. A judge struck down a lawsuit this morning filed by Colby Jenkins, we’ll cover what that lawsuit entails. Gubernatorial candidate Phil Lyman has also filed a lawsuit in the race against Spencer Cox. What do you need to know, and how will these lawsuits affect the election?

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    July 3, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show July 3rd, 2024: Chris Cameron, Todd Weiler, Lindsay Aerts, and More!

    Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon cover Wednesday’s headlines today! Chris Cameron joins to consider the future of the Democratic party and who could replace President Biden as their presidential candidate. Phil Lyman has continued to point fingers after his run against incumbent Governor Spencer Cox, Senator Todd Weiler weighs in on the situation. Lindsay Aerts reports on the developing plans to revitalize Salt Lake City’s Downtown area. Adam and Rusty discuss the SCOTUS immunity ruling, Bob Melendez’s case, the Good Neighbor Rule, and More! 

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    July 3, 2024

    Looking Forward to Fourth of July

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    As we look forward to another Fourth of July tomorrow, we are reminded of the enduring spirit of independence that has shaped our nation for nearly two and a half centuries. We not only reflect on the past but look forward to what lies ahead in our ongoing journey as a democracy. As we come together as families and friends tomorrow with all the traditions and fireworks illuminating the sky, let’s remember the spirit of freedom that has made America what it is today.
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    July 3, 2024

    Blocking EPA’s Good Neighbor Rule

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    In a landmark decision that could reshape environmental policy across the United States, the Supreme Court has temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency's "Good Neighbor" plan aimed at reducing ozone emissions. Gordon Larsen, Utah’s Senior Advisor for Federal Affairs, weighs into this ruling and how it underscores the ongoing tension between environmental protection and industrial interests but also raises profound questions about the balance of power between federal agencies and the judiciary. The Court's split decision shows the complexities of addressing air pollution that knows no state boundaries.

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    July 3, 2024

    Lindsay Aerts: Plans to Revitalize SLC’s Downtown

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    In a groundbreaking move that could reshape the heart of Salt Lake City, the Smith Entertainment Group and city officials have unveiled a plan to revitalize the downtown area surrounding the Delta Center.  Lindsay Aerts from KSL-TV shares that this visionary project not only promises to transform the urban landscape but also raises intriguing questions about the role of public-private partnerships in shaping our cities' futures. The proposed agreement, with its multifaceted approach to urban renewal, helps us to envision a future where sports, culture, and civic engagement converge to create a more vibrant and inclusive city center.

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    July 3, 2024

    Bob Melendez’s Corruption Case

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    One of the most fascinating and incriminating trials is happening right now in New York City. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is on trial for corruption, with charges such as bribery, extortion, wire fraud, and acting as a foreign agent for the country of Egypt. This is a wild legal case, and a look inside the alleged rampant corrupt activities of a sitting U.S. senator. Let’s deep dive into this case and see what the facts are.

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    July 3, 2024

    Todd Weiler: Phil Lyman’s Post Election Strategy

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    Despite trailing by a significant margin, state lawmaker Phil Lyman refuses to concede to incumbent Governor Spencer Cox. Instead, Lyman is pursuing an unorthodox strategy, questioning the legitimacy of Cox's ballot-qualifying signatures. This development adds a layer of intrigue to what appeared to be a settled race, raising questions about election integrity and the lengths candidates will go to challenge results. Is there any weight to Lyman’s claims? Senator Todd Weiler joins the show.

     

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    July 3, 2024

    Delving into the SCOTUS Immunity Ruling

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    There has been a lot of commentary about the recent Supreme Court ruling,which grants the President a presumption of legal immunity when carrying out official acts as President. Much of the reaction to this case has been partisan in nature, but let’s go beyond the headlines and false narratives. What have the justices themselves said in their opinions on this ruling? What is the impact of this ruling?  

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    July 3, 2024

    Andrew Van Dam: Analyzing Religion in America

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    America is a panorama of religious diversity. It is one of the great features and strengths of our nation. And the researchers for the U.S. religious census have been tracking the data relating to America’s religions for decades. So, what does the latest research tell us? What can we learn about the diversity of religion in America? And what does the future look like for America’s faith traditions? Andrew Van Dam from The Washington Post joins the show.

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    July 3, 2024

    Chris Cameron: Exploring Other Options for the Democratic Presidential Candidate

    **Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner and Rusty Cannon**

    In the wake of President Biden's debate performance, the Democratic Party finds itself at a crossroads, grappling with unprecedented questions about leadership and electability. Chris Cameron from the New York Times shares more about the growing dissent against the current President's campaign, which creates a challenge in keeping the delicate balance between party stability and the need for adaptability in the face of changing circumstances. The complex interplay between individual leadership, party dynamics, and the will of the electorate in shaping the future of our nation in this moment could reshape the landscape of American politics and can help us think again about our understanding of party loyalty and the democratic process.

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    July 1, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show July 1st, 2024: Jason Perry, Robert Spendlove, Jordan Teuscher, Derek Monson, and More!

    Guest hosts, Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas, fill in to delve into Monday’s news. Unpack the SCOTUS immunity ruling from this morning. See what Biden can do after last week’s CNN Presidential Debate with Jason Perry. Robert Spendlove adds to the conversation surrounding Gov. Cox’s message on X about the proposed power rate increase. Jordan Teuscher talks about the announcement of the split between the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Unified Police Department. Derek Monson shares how caucus-convention systems could lead to disastrous outcomes and More!

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    July 1, 2024

    Far Left and Far Right

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas

    Adam and Greg round out the show by going back to the CNN Presidential Debate and its repercussions. The terminology “far left” and “far right” has dominated the lingo used by media outlets but these words factionalize our country. We need democracy on the ballot and as we go into this election season leaning into this idea and getting rid of the factions, we have a chance at creating a more perfect union.

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    July 1, 2024

    Derek Monson: Are Caucus-Convention Systems the Right Way to Do Primaries?

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas

    In the heart of Utah's political landscape, a compelling tension has emerged between the caucus-convention system and primary election results. Derek Monson from Sutherland Institute argues that this discrepancy not only raises important questions about the allocation of taxpayer dollars in the nomination process but also invites us to reflect on the words of the Founding Fathers regarding factions and broad-based voter participation. We need to consider how our current political systems align with the constitutional framework and if it truly reflects the will of the people while safeguarding against the undue influence of narrow interests.

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    July 1, 2024

    Jordan Teuscher: A Split in the Salt Lake County Police Force

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas

    Salt Lake County embarks on a significant transformation in its law enforcement landscape. The separation of the Sheriff's Office and the Unified Police Department, while seemingly subtle in its day-to-day impact, raises profound questions about the structure, efficiency, and accountability of our public safety institutions. Rep. Jordan Teuscher emphasizes that this transition invites us to consider how organizational changes in law enforcement can shape community relations, fiscal responsibility, and the very nature of public service.

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    July 1, 2024

    Robert Spendlove: Gov. Cox Responds Forcefully to Proposed Power Rate Increase

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas
     
    Rocky Mountain Power is the biggest utility company in the state, providing electricity to the large majority of Utahns. And they’ve proposed rate hikes that are making waves, even prompting a response from our governor. What do you need to know? Will your electricity bill be going up in the near future? Rep. Robert Spendlove joins the show.
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    July 1, 2024

    Jason Perry: What Can President Biden do After the CNN Presidential Debate?

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas

    Last week’s presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump captivated the nation, offering a stark contrast between two very different visions for America's future. Viewers were treated to a spectacle that not only highlighted policy differences but also reignited concerns about age, stamina, and leadership in presidential candidates. The debate's aftermath has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, prompting serious discussions within the Democratic Party about Biden as their candidate and potentially reshaping the trajectory of the 2024 election. Jason Perry from the Hinckley Institute of Politics helps us digest the implications of this crucial face-off. It's clear that the road to November has become even more unpredictable, with both campaigns now facing new challenges and opportunities in the wake of this dramatic encounter.

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    July 1, 2024

    Supreme Court Overturning Chevron v. NRDC

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas

    In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court's overturning of Chevron v. NRDC has sent ripples through American regulatory policy, challenging assumptions about the balance of power in governance. This pivotal moment deep dives into the intricate relationship between expertise, democratic accountability, and public trust in our institutions. As we reconsider how our government can effectively address complex societal challenges while remaining true to the principles of representative democracy, we are also reminded that the new overturning can change the future of policymaking and the role of expertise in our increasingly complex world.

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    July 1, 2024

    Gene Steuerle: Endless Cycle of Government Spending

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas

    Our country is currently on an unsustainable track when it comes to our national debt. We started 2024 at $34 trillion dollars, and have added $720 billion dollars in just 6 months. Gene Steuerle from Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center shares that by the end of the year we will cross the $35 trillion dollar mark, with no end in sight to get on a sustainable path. It will take more than just spending cuts and nominal tax increases to fix this. So what needs to happen before our country feels the full effects of a national debt crisis?

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    July 1, 2024

    SCOTUS Presidential Immunity Ruling

    Guest Hosts: Adam Gardiner & Greg Skordas

    In a ruling by the Supreme Court this morning on presidential immunity, a fundamental debate about the balance between executive power and accountability has been reignited. This landmark decision not only affects the immediate legal challenges facing former President Trump but also has far-reaching implications for the very nature of the American presidency. Does this ruling maintain the delicate equilibrium between protecting presidential decision-making and upholding the principle that no one is above the law? And how can we best preserve our democracy’s integrity for future generations?

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    June 28, 2024

    Inside Sources Full Show June 28th, 2024: Wyatt Sharpe, Kelsey Dallas, Joseph Grenny, & More!

    Boyd gives a fresh perspective after last night's disappointing presidential debate. Teenage journalist Wyatt Sharpe is an incredible example of a young professional in journalism. Boyd and Joseph Grenny give their model for engaging better in crucial conversations. 

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    June 28, 2024

    Joseph Grenny: Modeling Crucial Conversations

    Many listeners of this show often ask how they can better have crucial conversations in their own lives. So, Boyd and friend of the show Joseph Grenny are modeling how to conduct crucial conversations between loved ones, friends, and communities. It's based off of the award-winning book co-authored by Joseph Grenny called "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High".

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    June 28, 2024

    Erin Banco: Tension Grows on Israel's Northern Border Between the IDF and Hezbollah

    The tensions between Hezbollah and Israel are at an all-time high. With the ongoing negotiations and calls for a cease-fire in Gaza still in the works, both sides look to be preparing for war. U.S. intel is issuing warnings that the conflict could break out into war between Lebanon and Israel. What happens if a deal for a cease-fire doesn't come to fruition and what does that mean for the US, Israel, and the broader Middle East? Erin Banco from Politico joins the show.
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    June 28, 2024

    Kelsey Dallas: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of De-Regulation and Against the Chevron Doctrine

    The Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn the Chevron doctrine marks a significant shift in American administrative law. This ruling, which eliminates the long-standing practice of judicial deference to federal agencies' interpretations of ambiguous statutes, has far-reaching implications for the balance of power in government, regulatory processes, and the implementation of public policy. Kelsey Dallas from Deseret News joins Boyd to break down this ruling.
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    June 28, 2024

    Wyatt Sharpe: Restoring Confidence in the Future of Freedom and Journalism

    Boyd talks with 15-year-old professional journalist Wyatt Sharpe, who was in the spin room at CNN last night after the CNN Presidential debate. He describes his start in journalism, and the conversations he has had with world leaders.
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