KSL at Night

The latest in news and politics with a range of hosts every night. KSL at Night gives a refreshing take on the day's news with each host bringing their unique perspective and expertise to the conversation.

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    July 17, 2024

    KSL at Night: 7-16-2024

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    Status updates at the Republican National Convention
    Day 2 of the Republican National Convention is underway. Speaker of the Utah House Mike Schultz is there, and joins the program to share updates. KSL at Night hosts Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan discuss the overall mood at the convention and among Utah’s delegation. We also discuss the messages being shared at the convention and whether they’re more focused on unifying or fighting.

    What does selecting Vance as VP pick say about the future of the GOP?
    Ohio Senator JD Vance has been selected as the Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican Party. What does that choice say about the future of the GOP? Vance has been more of a MAGA politician, so does that mean the party will continue down that more conservative path? Or is it more of a strategic decision to cater towards younger voters? The hosts dig into Vance’s past and share their thoughts.

    Presidential polls following the debate, attempted assassination
    A new poll released today shows that Trump hasn’t received a big boost in support following the assassination attempt. Several polls from before the attempt – but after the presidential debate – show Trump holds a strong lead in several swing states. KSL at Night hosts Taylor and Leah explain the numbers and discuss whether the polls show anything concerning for either major candidate.

    The future of ballot initiatives in Utah
    There are still so many questions following the Utah Supreme Court’s decision last week on ballot initiatives and the legislature. KSL NewsRadio has covered the ruling extensively, but we want to know: what does the ruling mean for the future of ballot initiatives in Utah? Leah and Taylor talk about the ruling’s implications and whether the state legislature could pass new laws as a result. Could it become even harder to put citizen initiatives on the ballot? Listen to hear the hosts’ thoughts.

    Investigating the assassination attempt on former President Trump
    New details are coming to light every day in the investigation of the assassination attempt on former President Trump. The FBI is leading the charge on the investigation, but now Congress says they also want to conduct an investigation. Is that appropriate? The KSL at Night hosts discuss the investigations and give new updates.

    Toning down the rhetoric in today’s political world
    In the days following the historic assassination attempt, people across the country — politicians and regular folks — have called for a decrease in political rhetoric. Has strong language contributed to the deep political divide in America? KSL at Night host and political science professor Leah Murray shares some examples on how we can be better about the things we say, and how we can all take a breath and cool down. 

    News roundup: The Star-Spangled Banner, Gen Z getting health advice from TikTok
    We finish off this Tuesday with a lighter news roundup. An interesting… “rendition” of The Star-Spangled Banner is making its way around the internet; we take a listen and discuss why people feel the need to “jazz up” the national anthem. In other news, a new survey shows that Generation Z relies mostly on TikTok for their health advice. The hosts finish sharing some advice on where you should actually get health information instead.

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    July 17, 2024

    News roundup: The Star-Spangled Banner, Gen Z getting health advice from TikTok

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    We finish off this Tuesday with a lighter news roundup. An interesting… “rendition” of The Star-Spangled Banner is making its way around the internet; we take a listen and discuss why people feel the need to “jazz up” the national anthem. In other news, a new survey shows that Generation Z relies mostly on TikTok for their health advice. The hosts finish sharing some advice on where you should actually get health information instead.

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    July 17, 2024

    Toning down the rhetoric in today’s political world

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    In the days following the historic assassination attempt, people across the country — politicians and regular folks — have called for a decrease in political rhetoric. Has strong language contributed to the deep political divide in America? KSL at Night host and political science professor Leah Murray shares some examples on how we can be better about the things we say, and how we can all take a breath and cool down. 

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    July 17, 2024

    Investigating the assassination attempt on former President Trump

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    New details are coming to light every day in the investigation of the assassination attempt on former President Trump. The FBI is leading the charge on the investigation, but now Congress says they also want to conduct an investigation. Is that appropriate? The KSL at Night hosts discuss the investigations and give new updates.

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    July 17, 2024

    The future of ballot initiatives in Utah

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    There are still so many questions following the Utah Supreme Court’s decision last week on ballot initiatives and the legislature. KSL NewsRadio has covered the ruling extensively, but we want to know: what does the ruling mean for the future of ballot initiatives in Utah? Leah and Taylor talk about the ruling’s implications and whether the state legislature could pass new laws as a result. Could it become even harder to put citizen initiatives on the ballot? Listen to hear the hosts’ thoughts.

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    July 17, 2024

    Presidential polls following the debate, attempted assassination

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    A new poll released today shows that Trump hasn’t received a big boost in support following the assassination attempt. Several polls from before the attempt – but after the presidential debate – show Trump holds a strong lead in several swing states. KSL at Night hosts Taylor and Leah explain the numbers and discuss whether the polls show anything concerning for either major candidate.

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    July 17, 2024

    What does selecting Vance as VP pick say about the future of the GOP?

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    Ohio Senator JD Vance has been selected as the Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican Party. What does that choice say about the future of the GOP? Vance has been more of a MAGA politician, so does that mean the party will continue down that more conservative path? Or is it more of a strategic decision to cater towards younger voters? The hosts dig into Vance’s past and share their thoughts.

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    July 17, 2024

    Status updates at the Republican National Convention

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan & Leah Murray

    Day 2 of the Republican National Convention is underway. Speaker of the Utah House Mike Schultz is there, and joins the program to share updates. KSL at Night hosts Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan discuss the overall mood at the convention and among Utah’s delegation. We also discuss the messages being shared at the convention and whether they’re more focused on unifying or fighting.

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    July 16, 2024

    KSL at Night: 7-15-2024

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Sen. JD Vance selected as Trump’s running mate on the GOP presidential ticket

    On Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, former President Donald Trump announced his pick for Vice President: Senator JD Vance of Ohio. Vance hasn’t always been a fan of Trump, but does that mean the selection was actually a surprise? KSL at Night Hosts Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan give a brief background on the new nominee and share their thoughts on what Vance brings to the table.

    Preparing for a national event like the Republican National Convention

    What kind of planning goes into security for a major event like the one being held in Milwaukee right now? What about security at political rallies like the one former President Trump held this past weekend? Chris Burbank, former SLCPD Police Chief and former Head of Security for the Medals Plaza at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, joins us to talk about security for these kinds of major events.

    What’s the overall atmosphere like at the RNC?

    Republican delegates from around the country have descended onto Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 2024 Republican National Convention. KSL at Night host and President of ASG Consulting Adam Gardiner is at the convention. He talks to us about the overall feel and atmosphere at the convention, and tells us what he’s most looking forward to over the next few days.

    Trump’s classified documents case dismissed

    The case against Donald Trump regarding his handling of classified documents after his presidency has been dismissed. Federal Judge Aileen Cannon says the special prosecutor assigned to the case was not legally allowed to bring the case to trial; she says Congress needed to be involved in the selection of the special counsel. Taylor and Maura discuss the political ramifications of this decision.

    Discussing the historic assassination attempt of former President Trump

    KSL at Night continues KSL NewsRadio’s special coverage of the investigation into the shooting of former President Trump last weekend. Hosts Maura and Taylor give a brief recap of the events and then discuss what we know and what we’re still waiting to learn about. They also educate listeners on other presidential assassination attempts. They finish this double segment by giving some tips on how to avoid feeling anxious or overwhelmed by all the media coverage surrounding this historic event.

    Disagreeing better in a world of strong political feelings and opinions

    The National Governors Association wrapped up their summer meeting discussing ways Americans can disagree better. It was a profound message to think about following the violence against former President Trump just a day later. Are we still able to disagree better when political violence is so strong and prevalent? Is it possible to “turn down the political temperature?” The hosts share their thoughts.

    Finding unity in today’s world of divisive politics

    Deep political divides exist in this country. That can often create a sense of hopelessness for the average American. How do we find unity in politics when we’re feeling so discouraged by the state of the world? Tami Pyfer, Chief of Staff and VP External for UNITE and a leader at The Dignity Index, calls into the program to offer a more optimistic look at the political landscape. She also explains ways we can be more unified in our political efforts.

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    July 16, 2024

    Finding unity in today’s world of divisive politics

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Deep political divides exist in this country. That can often create a sense of hopelessness for the average American. How do we find unity in politics when we’re feeling so discouraged by the state of the world? Tami Pyfer, Chief of Staff and VP External for UNITE and a leader at The Dignity Index, calls into the program to offer a more optimistic look at the political landscape. She also explains ways we can be more unified in our political efforts.

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    July 16, 2024

    Disagreeing better in a world of strong political feelings and opinions

    Hots: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The National Governors Association wrapped up their summer meeting discussing ways Americans can disagree better. It was a profound message to think about following the violence against former President Trump just a day later. Are we still able to disagree better when political violence is so strong and prevalent? Is it possible to “turn down the political temperature?” The hosts share their thoughts.

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    July 16, 2024

    Discussing the historic assassination attempt of former President Trump

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    KSL at Night continues KSL NewsRadio’s special coverage of the investigation into the shooting of former President Trump last weekend. Hosts Maura and Taylor give a brief recap of the events and then discuss what we know and what we’re still waiting to learn about. They also educate listeners on other presidential assassination attempts. They finish this double segment by giving some tips on how to avoid feeling anxious or overwhelmed by all the media coverage surrounding this historic event.

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    July 16, 2024

    Trump’s classified documents case dismissed

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The case against Donald Trump regarding his handling of classified documents after his presidency has been dismissed. Federal Judge Aileen Cannon says the special prosecutor assigned to the case was not legally allowed to bring the case to trial; she says Congress needed to be involved in the selection of the special counsel. Taylor and Maura discuss the political ramifications of this decision.

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    July 16, 2024

    What’s the overall atmosphere like at the RNC?

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Republican delegates from around the country have descended onto Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 2024 Republican National Convention. KSL at Night host and President of ASG Consulting Adam Gardiner is at the convention. He talks to us about the overall feel and atmosphere at the convention, and tells us what he’s most looking forward to over the next few days.

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    July 16, 2024

    Preparing for a national event like the Republican National Convention

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    What kind of planning goes into security for a major event like the one being held in Milwaukee right now? What about security at political rallies like the one former President Trump held this past weekend? Chris Burbank, former SLCPD Police Chief and former Head of Security for the Medals Plaza at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, joins us to talk about security for these kinds of major events.

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    July 16, 2024

    Sen. JD Vance selected as Trump’s running mate on the GOP presidential ticket

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    On Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, former President Donald Trump announced his pick for Vice President: Senator JD Vance of Ohio. Vance hasn’t always been a fan of Trump, but does that mean the selection was actually a surprise? KSL at Night Hosts Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan give a brief background on the new nominee and share their thoughts on what Vance brings to the table.

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    July 12, 2024

    KSL at Night: 7-11-2024

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon

    Utah Supreme Court rules on citizen ballot initiatives

    This morning, the Utah Supreme Court released their ruling regarding the redistricting ballot initiative from 2018. If you remember, the measure passed, but the state legislature created a new law that rendered the measure null and void before it went into effect. The Supreme Court ruled today that the legislature cannot override the will of the people by disregarding successful ballot initiatives. KSL at Night hosts Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon break down the ruling. We also hear from Better Boundaries Executive Director Katie Wright and State Senator Todd Weiler to get their reactions to this historic decision.


    The potential future of ballot initiatives in Utah
    Along with the independent redistricting commission ballot measure in 2018, there were also ballot initiatives that year dealing with medical cannabis and medicaid expansion. Both passed, but the legislature made significant changes before they went into effect. Could today’s ruling on ballot measures affect the outcome of those two propositions? What about the overall future of citizen initiatives in Utah? The KSL at Night hosts dig in and share their thoughts.


    President Biden’s press conference following NATO summit
    Many people watched President Biden’s press conference today; not for what he said, but for how he acted. Political experts were curious to see how everything would go given his poor behavior and mental state during the CNN Presidential Debate and subsequent interview with ABC News. Did he instill confidence in voters, or did his presser spark more concern? The hosts discuss.


    Jury deliberations underway in corruption trial against Senator Bob Menendez
    Claims of bribery and corruption have landed New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez in hot water. His 9-week trial has just wrapped up, and now the jury deliberates his future. The KSL at Night hosts catch our listeners up on the allegations and what got us to this point today.


    Source: Biden campaign looking into possibility of moving V.P. to top of ticket
    A source close to the Biden campaign says the campaign is now looking into the possibility of moving Vice President Kamala Harris to the top of the Democratic presidential ticket. The campaign is allegedly running polls to see how strong Harris could be against Trump. With this insight in mind, the hosts discuss additional calls for the president to withdraw from the race.


    When is the right time to step away?
    As discussions continue regarding President Biden and his ability to continue in the presidential race, we ask the question: when is the right time to step away? It’s not just a question for our politicians, but also for each of us on our personal journey. Harvard Professor Arthur Brooks has an interesting take on this question and shared it on social media. We listen to part of his talk and discuss it to finish off tonight’s show.

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    July 12, 2024

    When is the right time to step away?

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon

    As discussions continue regarding President Biden and his ability to continue in the presidential race, we ask the question: when is the right time to step away? It’s not just a question for our politicians, but also for each of us on our personal journey. Harvard Professor Arthur Brooks has an interesting take on this question and shared it on social media. We listen to part of his talk and discuss it to finish off tonight’s show.

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    July 12, 2024

    Source: Biden campaign looking into possibility of moving V.P. to top of ticket

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon

    A source close to the Biden campaign says the campaign is now looking into the possibility of moving Vice President Kamala Harris to the top of the Democratic presidential ticket. The campaign is allegedly running polls to see how strong Harris could be against Trump. With this insight in mind, the hosts discuss additional calls for the president to withdraw from the race.

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    July 12, 2024

    Jury deliberations underway in corruption trial against Senator Bob Menendez

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon

    Claims of bribery and corruption have landed New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez in hot water. His 9-week trial has just wrapped up, and now the jury deliberates his future. The KSL at Night hosts catch our listeners up on the allegations and what got us to this point today.

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    July 12, 2024

    President Biden’s press conference following NATO summit

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon

    Many people watched President Biden’s press conference today; not for what he said, but for how he acted. Political experts were curious to see how everything would go given his poor behavior and mental state during the CNN Presidential Debate and subsequent interview with ABC News. Did he instill confidence in voters, or did his presser spark more concern? The hosts discuss.

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    July 12, 2024

    The potential future of ballot initiatives in Utah

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon

    Along with the independent redistricting commission ballot measure in 2018, there were also ballot initiatives that year dealing with medical cannabis and medicaid expansion. Both passed, but the legislature made significant changes before they went into effect. Could today’s ruling on ballot measures affect the outcome of those two propositions? What about the overall future of citizen initiatives in Utah? The KSL at Night hosts dig in and share their thoughts.

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    July 12, 2024

    Utah Supreme Court rules on citizen ballot initiatives

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon

    This morning, the Utah Supreme Court released their ruling regarding the redistricting ballot initiative from 2018. If you remember, the measure passed, but the state legislature created a new law that rendered the measure null and void before it went into effect. The Supreme Court ruled today that the legislature cannot override the will of the people by disregarding successful ballot initiatives. KSL at Night hosts Greg Skordas and Rusty Cannon break down the ruling. We also hear from Better Boundaries Executive Director Katie Wright and State Senator Todd Weiler to get their reactions to this historic decision.

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    July 3, 2024

    KSL at Night: 7-2-2024

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner

    Effects of the ruling on presidential immunity are already being felt
    It’s only been a day since the Supreme Court ruled that the president has immunity for “official” acts, and we’re starting to see some effects. Lawyers for former president Donald Trump have asked the judge in the hush money trial to delay sentencing due to evidence — introduced earlier in the trial — that could now be considered off-limits due to the ruling. KSL at Night hosts Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner discuss some additional effects of the ruling.

    Examining some of the other Supreme Court rulings
    There have certainly been some major rulings handed down from the Supreme Court in the past week. Some of them haven’t received as much air time, but they’re still incredibly important. The KSL at Night hosts dig into some of the other recent opinions, including those dealing with social media regulation and overall changes to the way federal regulations are created and enacted. 

    Democrats coming to President Biden’s side in support
    Discussion continues surrounding President Biden’s performance in the CNN Presidential Debate. As several Democrats call for him to withdraw from the race, many more are coming to his side to show their support. Hosts Greg and Adam talk about the Biden campaign’s future — does it have a chance? What needs to happen in order for Biden to come back from the dismal debate performance? 

    Who could take Biden’s place if he withdrew from the race?
    If Biden does decide to withdraw from the presidential race, what choices do Democrats have to replace him? Four people have really come to the top of the list: Vice President Kamala Harris, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The KSL at Night hosts discuss the options the Democratic Party may have if Biden were to end his campaign.

    How children are behaving in a post-pandemic world
    In the few years following the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been able to track the effects the isolation policies had on childhood education. Now, we’re getting a better look at the developmental effects on young children, specifically those born during the pandemic. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone joins the program to walk the hosts and listeners through a new report claiming the effects are more detrimental than originally thought.

    The Supreme Court’s decisions on social media regulation
    In another recent ruling, the Supreme Court pushed back on how much the government can regulate social media. Florida and Texas had taken harder stances, but the Court said it was too far and pushed the issue back down to lower courts. The KSL at Night hosts talk about social media usage in children and ways the state of Utah is working to protect kids from its harms.

    Investigating the continued trend of sexism in politics
    Is sexism in politics still a thing? It’s a question Holly Richardson, editor at Utah Policy, examines in a new piece in the Deseret News. She joins the program and talks with the hosts about ways sexism still manifests itself in the political sphere. She also shares ways everyone – men and women – can work together to help combat sexism in general.

    Effective ways to calmly have political discussions in 2024
    When you think about having political discussions, you probably imagine hot tempers, harsh words, and lots of yelling. But it doesn’t have to be this way — we can have calm and educated conversations about politics. In fact, we should be having these kinds of conversations. Greg and Adam finish off the evening discussing ways to have level-headed political conversations.

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    July 3, 2024

    Effective ways to calmly have political discussions in 2024

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner

    When you think about having political discussions, you probably imagine hot tempers, harsh words, and lots of yelling. But it doesn’t have to be this way — we can have calm and educated conversations about politics. In fact, we should be having these kinds of conversations. Greg and Adam finish off the evening discussing ways to have level-headed political conversations.

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    July 3, 2024

    Investigating the continued trend of sexism in politics

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner

    Is sexism in politics still a thing? It’s a question Holly Richardson, editor at Utah Policy, examines in a new piece in the Deseret News. She joins the program and talks with the hosts about ways sexism still manifests itself in the political sphere. She also shares ways everyone – men and women – can work together to help combat sexism in general.

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    July 3, 2024

    The Supreme Court’s decisions on social media regulation

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner

    In another recent ruling, the Supreme Court pushed back on how much the government can regulate social media. Florida and Texas had taken harder stances, but the Court said it was too far and pushed the issue back down to lower courts. The KSL at Night hosts talk about social media usage in children and ways the state of Utah is working to protect kids from its harms.

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    July 3, 2024

    How children are behaving in a post-pandemic world

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner.

    In the few years following the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been able to track the effects the isolation policies had on childhood education. Now, we’re getting a better look at the developmental effects on young children, specifically those born during the pandemic. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone joins the program to walk the hosts and listeners through a new report claiming the effects are more detrimental than originally thought.

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    July 3, 2024

    Who could take Biden’s place if he withdrew from the race?

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner.

    If Biden does decide to withdraw from the presidential race, what choices do Democrats have to replace him? Four people have really come to the top of the list: Vice President Kamala Harris, California Governor Gavin Newsom, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The KSL at Night hosts discuss the options the Democratic Party may have if Biden were to end his campaign.

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    July 3, 2024

    Democrats coming to President Biden’s side in support

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner.

    Discussion continues surrounding President Biden’s performance in the CNN Presidential Debate. As several Democrats call for him to withdraw from the race, many more are coming to his side to show their support. Hosts Greg and Adam talk about the Biden campaign’s future — does it have a chance? What needs to happen in order for Biden to come back from the dismal debate performance? 

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    July 3, 2024

    Examining some of the other Supreme Court rulings

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner

    There have certainly been some major rulings handed down from the Supreme Court in the past week. Some of them haven’t received as much air time, but they’re still incredibly important. The KSL at Night hosts dig into some of the other recent opinions, including those dealing with social media regulation and overall changes to the way federal regulations are created and enacted. 

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    July 3, 2024

    Effects of the ruling on presidential immunity are already being felt

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner

    It’s only been a day since the Supreme Court ruled that the president has immunity for “official” acts, and we’re starting to see some effects. Lawyers for former president Donald Trump have asked the judge in the hush money trial to delay sentencing due to evidence — introduced earlier in the trial — that could now be considered off-limits due to the ruling. KSL at Night hosts Greg Skordas and Adam Gardiner discuss some additional effects of the ruling.

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    July 2, 2024

    KSL at Night: 7-1-2024

    Host: Rusty Cannon

    The Supreme Court says President is entitled to some immunity
    Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion on presidential immunity. While they decided the president and former presidents don’t enjoy "absolute" immunity, they did specify that there are instances where presidential immunity is applicable. The biggest question now – based on their ruling – is what constitutes "official" versus "unofficial" presidential duties? KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas helps us break it down.

    What’s the future of President Biden’s campaign?
    In the days following the CNN Presidential Debate, calls for President Biden to withdraw have only continued to grow. Prominent Democrats have joined in the calls, but after a weekend spent with his family, Biden says he won’t drop out. ABC News Correspondent Jay O'Brien talks about the president’s insistence to stay in the race, and offers insights into any possible alternative choices for Democrats.

    The margin in CD-2's Republican Party nomination continues to narrow
    Counties continue to count and work to cure ballots relating to the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary race. With each new update, incumbent Celeste Maloy’s lead over Colby Jenkins seems to lessen. Deseret News' Brigham Tomco discusses what ballots are still outstanding and how many more are needed before Jenkins can request a recount.

    Digging into a rate increase proposal for Rocky Mountain Power customers
    A proposal to increase power rates for most Utahns made waves over the weekend, even prompting a scathing response from Governor Spencer Cox on social media. But what is the actual proposal, and how would it affect Utah families? Dick Garlish, President of Rocky Mountain Power, joins the program to walk our listeners through the proposal, explaining the reasoning behind the 30% rate increase. We also discuss how these new rates will compare to neighboring states’ electric rates.

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    July 2, 2024

    Digging into a rate increase proposal for Rocky Mountain Power customers

    Host: Rusty Cannon

    A proposal to increase power rates for most Utahns made waves over the weekend, even prompting a scathing response from Governor Spencer Cox on social media. But what is the actual proposal, and how would it affect Utah families? Dick Garlish, President of Rocky Mountain Power, joins the program to walk our listeners through the proposal, explaining the reasoning behind the 30% rate increase. We also discuss how these new rates will compare to neighboring states’ electric rates.

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    July 2, 2024

    The margin in CD-2’s Republican Party nomination continues to narrow

    Host: Rusty Cannon

    Counties continue to count and work to cure ballots relating to the 2nd Congressional District Republican primary race. With each new update, incumbent Celeste Maloy’s lead over Colby Jenkins seems to lessen. Deseret News’ Brigham Tomco discusses what ballots are still outstanding and how many more are needed before Jenkins can request a recount.

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    July 2, 2024

    What’s the future of President Biden’s campaign?

    Host: Rusty Cannon

    In the days following the CNN Presidential Debate, calls for President Biden to withdraw have only continued to grow. Prominent Democrats have joined in the calls, but after a weekend spent with his family, Biden says he won’t drop out. ABC News Correspondent Jay O’Brien talks about the president’s insistence to stay in the race, and offers insights into any possible alternative choices for Democrats.

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    July 2, 2024

    The Supreme Court says President is entitled to some immunity

    Host: Rusty Cannon

    Today, the United States Supreme Court issued their opinion on presidential immunity. While they decided the president and former presidents don’t enjoy “absolute” immunity, they did specify that there are instances where presidential immunity is applicable. The biggest question now – based on their ruling – is what constitutes “official” versus “unofficial” presidential duties? KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas helps us break it down.

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    June 27, 2024

    KSL at Night: 6-26-2024

    Host: Adam Gardiner

    Discussing the results of the GOP primary race for Utah GovernorKSL at Night host Adam Gardiner begins the show by digging into the results of the primary race for Utah’s governor. Incumbent Spencer Cox is the presumptive GOP nominee, beating out Phil Lyman. While Lyman says he won’t concede, does that actually matter? Adam shares his thoughts.

     

    Looking at the results of the U.S. Senate and Utah Attorney General races

    Current representative for the 3rd District John Curtis appears to have won the nomination for the open United States Senate seat. We hear how Curtis plans to represent all Utahns. KSL at Night also takes a look at the primary race for Utah’s Attorney General, discussing how Derek Brown came to lead that race.

     

    How did the three congressional primary races turn out?

    Three out of four congressional districts in Utah had Republican primaries yesterday. In the 1st District, incumbent Blake Moore appears to have won. In the 3rd District, state Senator Mike Kennedy also looks to have won. But the 2nd District race between incumbent Celeste Maloy and newcomer Colby Jenkins is still too close to call. Adam discusses these races and compares them to the results at the state convention.

     

    Examining the relationship between convention and signature-gathering candidates

    Throughout this whole election cycle, there’s been a rather large discussion on the way candidates make it onto the ballot: through the convention/caucus system, or through gathering signatures. Each method has its pros and cons, and Adam — as someone who’s run for office before — understands both routes. He shares some thoughts and we hear from supporters and opponents of the convention/caucus system.

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    June 27, 2024

    Examining the relationship between convention and signature-gathering candidates

    Host: Adam Gardiner

    Throughout this whole election cycle, there’s been a rather large discussion on the way candidates make it onto the ballot: through the convention/caucus system, or through gathering signatures. Each method has its pros and cons, and Adam — as someone who’s run for office before — understands both routes. He shares some thoughts and we hear from supporters and opponents of the convention/caucus system.

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    June 27, 2024

    How did the three congressional primary races turn out?

    Host: Adam Gardiner

    Three out of four congressional districts in Utah had Republican primaries yesterday. In the 1st District, incumbent Blake Moore appears to have won. In the 3rd District, state Senator Mike Kennedy also looks to have won. But the 2nd District race between incumbent Celeste Maloy and newcomer Colby Jenkins is still too close to call. Adam discusses these races and compares them to the results at the state convention.

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    June 27, 2024

    Looking at the results of the U.S. Senate and Utah Attorney General races

    Host: Adam Gardiner

    Current representative for the 3rd District John Curtis appears to have won the nomination for the open United States Senate seat. We hear how Curtis plans to represent all Utahns. KSL at Night also takes a look at the primary race for Utah’s Attorney General, discussing how Derek Brown came to lead that race.

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    June 27, 2024

    Discussing the results of the GOP primary race for Utah Governor

    Host: Adam Gardiner

    KSL at Night host Adam Gardiner begins the show by digging into the results of the primary race for Utah’s governor. Incumbent Spencer Cox is the presumptive GOP nominee, beating out Phil Lyman. While Lyman says he won’t concede, does that actually matter? Adam shares his thoughts.

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    June 26, 2024

    Lauren Boebert wins Colorado primary

    In our first primary election results of the night, Lauren Boebert won after an "interesting" campaign. Listen to Boyd Matheson, Morgan Lyon Cotti, Jeff Caplan and Jason Perry discuss her win on KSL at Night. 

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    June 25, 2024

    KSL at Night: 6-24-2024

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    Previewing the state’s Gubernatorial primary race 

    Incumbent Governor Spencer Cox is defending his seat against State Representative Phil Lyman. KSL at Night hosts Maura Carabello and Leah Murray go over some of the hot topics in this race. We also hear new poll numbers showing how close this race has become. 

    Discussing the primary race for the open U.S. Senate seat 

    It’s a full race – 4 candidates all vying for the GOP nomination to replace outgoing Senator Mitt Romney. Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs won at the state convention and faces current Representative John Curtis, former Speaker of the Utah House Brad Wilson, and entrepreneur Jason Walton. The hosts discuss some of the differences between the campaigns. 

    Examining the Attorney General GOP primary race 

    Three top-notch attorneys are in the race to be the Republican Party’s nominee for state Attorney General. Franky Mylar, Rachel Terry, and Derek Brown all claim they’re the best person to fill the role being left vacant by current A.G. Sean Reyes. The KSL at Night hosts look at the relationship between each of the candidates and their individual platforms. 

    Digging into the race for the 3rd Congressional District 

    Another open seat — being vacated by John Curtis — has brought out a slew of candidates. 5 people are asking for your vote: Roosevelt Mayor JR Bird, State Senator Mike Kennedy, State Auditor John “Frugal” Dougall, lawyer and veteran Stewart Peay, and entrepreneur Case Lawrence. The hosts look into how one candidate is choosing to not endorse Donald Trump for president, going against almost all other GOP candidates this election cycle. 

    The safety and security of Utah elections 

    Many people in this primary election voted using a mail-in ballot. And many people will choose to vote in person tomorrow. With the election on the top of everyone’s mind, we wanted to know: how safe and secure are Utah’s elections? State Director of Elections Ryan Cowley joins the program to share some ballot return numbers and walks our listeners through the protocol to secure our elections. 

    Taking a look at the 2nd Congressional District race 

    2nd Congressional District Representative Celeste Maloy has only been in her seat for a few months — following a special election — and now she’s fighting to retain her seat. Colby Jenkins believes Rep. Maloy has flip-flopped and is betraying Utah values. Rep. Maloy believes she’s doing what needs to be done to advance the issues important to Utah. 

    How’s the race in the 1st Congressional District shaping up? 

    Newcomer and blue collar worker Paul Miller is going up against incumbent Representative Blake Moore for the GOP nomination in Utah’s 1st Congressional District. Each candidate has been largely outspoken on abortion, so we discuss their individual stances — this, on the second anniversary of the Dobbs decision. 

    Political losers: how are candidates reacting if they lose their election? 

    Following several recent races — for Republicans and Democrats — the losing candidate has openly questioned whether the race they lost was rigged or fraudulent. What do these claims do to the future of our elections, and the future of democracy as a whole? KSL at Night hosts Leah Murray and Maura Carabello finish the show offering their insights ahead of tomorrow’s election. 

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    June 25, 2024

    Political losers: how are candidates reacting if they lose their election?

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    Following several recent races — for Republicans and Democrats — the losing candidate has openly questioned whether the race they lost was rigged or fraudulent. What do these claims do to the future of our elections, and the future of democracy as a whole? KSL at Night hosts Leah Murray and Maura Carabello finish the show offering their insights ahead of tomorrow’s election. 

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    June 25, 2024

    How’s the race in the 1st Congressional District shaping up?

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    Newcomer and blue collar worker Paul Miller is going up against incumbent Representative Blake Moore for the GOP nomination in Utah’s 1st Congressional District. Each candidate has been largely outspoken on abortion, so we discuss their individual stances — this, on the second anniversary of the Dobbs decision. 

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    June 25, 2024

    Taking a look at the 2nd Congressional District race

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    2nd Congressional District Representative Celeste Maloy has only been in her seat for a few months — following a special election — and now she’s fighting to retain her seat. Colby Jenkins believes Rep. Maloy has flip-flopped and is betraying Utah values. Rep. Maloy believes she’s doing what needs to be done to advance the issues important to Utah. 

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    June 25, 2024

    The safety and security of Utah elections

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    Many people in this primary election voted using a mail-in ballot. And many people will choose to vote in person tomorrow. With the election on the top of everyone’s mind, we wanted to know: how safe and secure are Utah’s elections? State Director of Elections Ryan Cowley joins the program to share some ballot return numbers and walks our listeners through the protocol to secure our elections. 

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    June 25, 2024

    Digging into the race for the 3rd Congressional District

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    Another open seat — being vacated by John Curtis — has brought out a slew of candidates. 5 people are asking for your vote: Roosevelt Mayor JR Bird, State Senator Mike Kennedy, State Auditor John “Frugal” Dougall, lawyer and veteran Stewart Peay, and entrepreneur Case Lawrence. The hosts look into how one candidate is choosing to not endorse Donald Trump for president, going against almost all other GOP candidates this election cycle. 

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    June 25, 2024

    Examining the Attorney General GOP primary race

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    Three top-notch attorneys are in the race to be the Republican Party’s nominee for state Attorney General. Franky Mylar, Rachel Terry, and Derek Brown all claim they’re the best person to fill the role being left vacant by current A.G. Sean Reyes. The KSL at Night hosts look at the relationship between each of the candidates and their individual platforms. 

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    June 25, 2024

    Discussing the primary race for the open U.S. Senate seat

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    It’s a full race – 4 candidates all vying for the GOP nomination to replace outgoing Senator Mitt Romney. Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs won at the state convention and faces current Representative John Curtis, former Speaker of the Utah House Brad Wilson, and entrepreneur Jason Walton. The hosts discuss some of the differences between the campaigns. 

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    June 25, 2024

    Previewing the state’s Gubernatorial primary race

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Leah Murray 

    Incumbent Governor Spencer Cox is defending his seat against State Representative Phil Lyman. KSL at Night hosts Maura Carabello and Leah Murray go over some of the hot topics in this race. We also hear new poll numbers showing how close this race has become. 

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    June 22, 2024

    KSL at Night: 6-21-2024

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas 

    Supreme Court rules on whether domestic abusers can own firearms 

    This morning, the Supreme Court issued a decision that bars domestic abusers from owning a firearm. Kari Still, JD, Law and Policy Advisor at Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions at the Bloomberg School of Public Health joins KSL at Night hosts Leah Murray and Greg Skordas to talk about what other cases led to this ruling and what this means for the future of the 2nd Amendment.  

    Supreme Court’s ruling on immigration and its relationship to Biden’s executive order  

    A new 6-3 decision by the Supreme Court says that U.S. citizens do not have a constitutional right to guarantee their noncitizen spouse admittance into the country. The hosts cover what this means for immigrants who are already living here, and expound on what it means for President Biden’s recent executive order protecting immigrant spouses. 

    The relevancy and politicization of the Supreme Court 

    Is the polarization of the Supreme Court causing Americans to lose overall confidence in the judicial system? The hosts discuss a recent Gallup poll that illustrates what could be seen as a disturbing trend over the past few years. Is there a growing distrust towards the Supreme Court? What are some of the pros and cons to having — or not having — a Supreme Court. 

    Utah sues over the BLM’s management of public lands 

    The state of Utah claims the U.S. Department of the Interior is negatively affecting the way the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages public lands in Utah. The lawsuit comes following the implementation of new land management rules in April. The hosts discuss the impact this new lawsuit will have on rural Utah and the environment in the Beehive State. 

    Public universities in Utah eliminate DEI support offices 

    Following new Utah legislation, public universities in Utah have started eliminating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion centers in their campuses. Jessica Oyler, Vice President for Student Access & Success at Weber State University joins the show to discuss why the changes were made, what the next steps are, and how the universities will continue to support students. 

    Nearly half of Utahns worried about economy heading into the election 

    A new poll from the Deseret News and the Hinckley Institute of Polices found that Utah voters believe their financial situation is getting worse. Interestingly enough, the poll results almost identically mirror a new presidential preference poll. The hosts discuss the correlation between feelings on the economy and supporting a presidential candidate. 

    Parents, how do you talk to your children about marijuana? 

    When was the last time you had a conversation about marijuana? A recent study shows how often kids and teenagers have tried or used marijuana, and how often that improper usage results in hospital stays. The KSL at Night hosts talk about how to have important conversations with your kids and how to approach the marijuana issue. 

    Getting the inside scoop on KSL’s newest podcast Dating at Her Age 

    Joined by Debbie Dujanovic, host of KSL NewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic, the hosts talk about KSL’s new podcast Dating at Her Age, and some of the struggles women face when it comes to dating, whether it’s virtual or in person. If you’re going through the dating struggles, or if you just want to learn more about the issues of dating in 2024, then make sure you download the podcast today. 

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    June 22, 2024

    Getting the inside scoop on KSL’s newest podcast Dating at Her Age

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Joined by Debbie Dujanovic, host of KSL NewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic, the hosts talk about KSL’s new podcast Dating at Her Age, and some of the struggles women face when it comes to dating, whether it’s virtual or in person. If you’re going through the dating struggles, or if you just want to learn more about the issues of dating in 2024, then make sure you download the podcast today.

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    June 22, 2024

    Parents, how do you talk to your children about marijuana?

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    When was the last time you had a conversation about marijuana? A recent study shows how often kids and teenagers have tried or used marijuana, and how often that improper usage results in hospital stays. The KSL at Night hosts talk about how to have important conversations with your kids and how to approach the marijuana issue.. 

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