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.

Episodes

  • September 28, 2022

    Pence Endorses Lee

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

     

    In election season, we expect to see endorsements from all sides. But what happens when two opposing potential candidates endorse the same person? That's what seems to have happened for Senator Mike Lee. Both Former President Trump and Former Vice President Pence have endorsed the currently running senator. So what position does that put the senator in? Greg and Scott discuss the ups and downs of being everyone's favorite.

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  • September 28, 2022

    What Would You Pay?

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

    What would you pay to have the current or former presidents not run again? One thousand dollars? Two? How about five? That's what 58% of voters said they would pay for President Trump to not run again in a recent national poll. An additional 68% said they would pay for President Biden not to run. Jokes aside, what do these numbers mean for either candidate? Marty Carpenter, President of 24Nine joins us to talk about the meaning behind the numbers.

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  • September 28, 2022

    The Last (Maybe) January 6th Hearing

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

    The January 6th Commission is scheduled to have one more (probably) hearing before the November elections. Supposedly, the hearing was postponed because of Hurricane Ian, but could there be other motivations? Andy Field, ABC News Correspondent joins to talk about why the hearing was postponed and what we might expect to see when it's rescheduled.

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  • September 28, 2022

    For Profit Prisons

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

    California, ever the changemaker, has done it again. This time they've officially banned for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers. So what does that mean for the rest of the nation? Scott and Greg weigh-in on the value of setting this precedent and the possible political motivations.

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  • September 28, 2022

    Jamaican Rum, the Talladega Speedway and Government Shutdowns

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

    It's that time of year when the Senate comes up with a budget, and then decides to put it off for later. Continuing Resolutions are about as American as apple pie by now, but why do we do it? Host Boyd Matheson of Inside Sources talks with us about the history of the budget, and what is slowing it down this year.

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  • September 28, 2022

    Voting For Judges

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

    There's one section of the ballot that many of us often don't pay attention to: Judge retention. A new website is hoping to change that, and make Utahns more informed as to how they should vote. Jennifer Yim, Executive Director of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, shared with us the process of retaining Judges and why it's important. 

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  • September 28, 2022

    Back to the Office

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

    What would it take to get you back into the office? That's what a recent poll by Kem C. Gardner Institute asked Utahns in a recent poll. Samantha Ball, a senior research associate at the Institute, spoke with Greg and Scott about what's getting Utahns off the couches and into the boardrooms, and specifically what is motivating parents in the Beehive State. 

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  • September 28, 2022

    Democrats Call For Resignation

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Greg Skordas

    The time of long-running Senator Gene Davis is finally at close it seems. Following allegations of sexual harassment and a subsequent investigation, the Democratic Party is calling for his "immediate and unconditional resignation." Greg and Scott are joined by Eva Lopez, the Salt Lake County Democratic Party Chair, to talk about what led to this decision.

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  • September 27, 2022

    Armageddon Practice Run

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan

    Can ramming one object in space into another object in space really prevent an extinction level event? NASA is about to find out! Alex Stone, ABC News Correspondent, shares with us how the space agency is about to do just that in an effort to be prepared for future possible impacts.

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  • September 27, 2022

    44th Worst Place to Work

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan

    It’s probably not a big secret that Utah could do better for their worker protections. Family leave is almost non-existent, unionization is discouraged, and the unemployment benefits are minimal. So it will probably not come as a surprise that Utah came in 44th in a list of best and worst states to work in. Leah and Taylor weigh in with their thoughts.

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  • September 27, 2022

    Sean Reyes in the News

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan

    Utah’s Attorney General Sean Reyes has come out a number of times in defense of former President Donald Trump as well as against the Biden Administration. Recently he publicly supported Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, in his efforts to not be questioned in the January 6th hearings. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas calls the show to talk about Reyes' latest comments.

     

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  • September 27, 2022

    Midterm Poll Drivers

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan

    Midterms are coming up in a couple months, are all you political junkies ready? This is one of the biggest showdowns of political ideologies we’re going to see for a couple of years. So, what will win out? Reproductive rights or Inflation? Crime rates or LGBTQ equality? Taylor and Leah share their thoughts.

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  • September 27, 2022

    Twitter Accounts and Rapping Candidates

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan

    We’ve talked about a few different “secret” twitter accounts for Utah politicians on this show. From Pierre Delecto to @BasedMikeLee, we now have another undercover office-seeker on the scene, and his introduction to the world has been less than agreeable. What do maneuvers like this really do for candidates? Leah and Taylor discuss unusual PR tactics for political nominees.

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  • September 27, 2022

    Body Shaming at Homecoming

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan

    Over the weekend, American Leadership Academy ,a public charter school in Spanish Fork, had their homecoming dance. During what should have been a night of fun and celebration, over 60 students were not allowed to attend, allegedly for violating the dress code. Now the students are protesting, saying what the school really did was body shame. Leah and Taylor listen to students comments and share their thoughts.

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  • September 27, 2022

    Polling Unlikely Voters

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan

    Last week, we saw new poll numbers from the Deseret News and the Hinckley Policy Institute regarding the Utah Senatorial race. We spoke with the Institute at the time, but now Leah and Taylor break down what they really think of the poll’s methodologies.

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  • September 23, 2022

    Brett Favre Scandal

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Leah Murray

    A new report says former NFL quarterback Brett Favre obtained welfare funds to build a new volleyball stadium where his daughter played. Great and Leah go over the details and whether this story should get the same attention as other stories have.

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  • September 23, 2022

    House Passes Election Law Overhaul

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Leah Murray

    The House of Representatives has passed an election law overhaul in response to the 2020 elections and the aftermath of January 6th. Leah and Greg go over the details of the new law.

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  • September 23, 2022

    Government Funding Clock Ticking Down

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Leah Murray

    Congress could be heading to another shutdown if Democrats can’t find a compromise with Senator Joe Manchin on a bill senate leaders promised they’d pass. ABC News Reporter Andy Field calls in to discuss what needs to happen to prevent another shutdown.

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  • September 23, 2022

    What To Know About The Protests In Iran

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Leah Murray

    There are anti-government protests in Iran fueled by the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, while in the custody of the morality police in Iran. New York Times Reporter Farnaz Fassihi joins us to discuss how her death is fueling the protest, and whether this could make a change in the country.

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  • September 23, 2022

    Two Steves and Trevor Lee

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Leah Murray

    An interesting last-minute development in the race for House District 16 in Davis County. What used to be a race between Republican Nominee Trevor Lee and write-in candidate and incumbent Steve Handy is now a three-way race after Steve Fershtu declared he is running as a write-in too. Lindsay Aerts, KSL Newsradio Reporter joins the show to discuss why this last-minute candidate might be running to hurt Handy’s campaign. 

    Candidate Steve Handy calls in to discuss his reaction to the news.

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  • September 23, 2022

    Utah Drought Update

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Leah Murray

    The Utah Department of Natural Resources released some of the details of Utah’s efforts in water conservation so far this year. Laura Haskell, Drought Coordinator Division of Water Resources calls the show to go over how well Utah has done, and what we could do to improve.

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  • September 23, 2022

    Newest Election Poll - Lee vs. McMullin

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Leah Murray

    The Deseret News in partnership with the Hinckley Institute just released new data on Utah’s Senate race which shows the race is closer than some people thought. Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah joins the show to go over the results of the poll.

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  • September 22, 2022

    Student Debt Forgiveness Estimates in Utah

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    The White House has released a state-by-state breakdown of borrowers affected by President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan. Greg and Taylor go over the list and how Utah fares in comparison.

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  • September 22, 2022

    New York AG Files Lawsuit Against Trump And Family

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    New York’s Attorney General Letitia James announced she is suing former President Donald Trump, his family, and his company for fraud. ABC News Correspondent Derricke Dennis gives us the details on the lawsuit.

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  • September 22, 2022

    Fed Attacks Inflation With Another Hike

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday by a substantial three-quarters of a point for a third straight time and signaled more large rate hikes to come. Mark Showalter, Economic Department Professor at BYU calls in to discuss how this will impact Utahns.

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  • September 22, 2022

    Russia Escalates War With Ukraine

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to mobilize 300,000 militaries and inferring a possible nuclear option has many, including Russian citizens afraid of what's next to come. USU Professor Dr. Anna Pechenkina joins the show to discuss Putin's latest speech.

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  • September 22, 2022

    2024 Presidential Speculation

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    Mike Pence refused to answer whether he would run for President in 2024. Taylor and Greg have some fun speculating on the possible candidate options for the presidency in 2024.

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  • September 22, 2022

    Understanding the Gender Education Gap in Utah Higher Education

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    New research from the Utah Women & Leadership Project looks into the educational and career goals, resources, and challenges of women in undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Sojung Lim, Associate Professor of Sociology at Utah State University calls in to go over the study findings.

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  • September 22, 2022

    Joel Ferry Approved By The Senate

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    Joel Ferry has now been officially confirmed as the director of the Department of Natural Resources. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts shares with us her conversation with Ferry on what this means for his name on the ballot.

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  • September 22, 2022

    Utah AG Joins Effort To Support Trump’s Legal Battle

    Hosts: Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas

    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is throwing his support behind former President Donald Trump’s legal fight with the Department of Justice. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill joins the show to discuss why he opposes the move.

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  • September 21, 2022

    Study - Work/Life Balance in Utah

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    A new survey by Kem C. Gardner in partnership with the Salt Lake Chamber looked at how we could better have a work/life balance. President & CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber Derek Miller joins us to discuss the survey.

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  • September 21, 2022

    President Biden Wants to Disclose Super PAC Donors

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    President Biden has endorsed legislation to disclose super PAC donors, arguing that so-called dark money erodes public trust. Cate and Scott discuss how super PACs work, and whether the President is right to want to disclose those donors.

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  • September 21, 2022

    Migrants Flown To Martha’s Vineyard File Class-Action Suit

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    The migrants flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard are suing Governor DeSantis and are asking the judge to declare DeSantis’s relocations illegal under the Constitution as well as federal and state laws. Zach Schonfeld, Reporter for The Hill, joins us to discuss the story.

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  • September 21, 2022

    Trump's Legal Team Urges Court To Reject DOJ Request

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    Former President Donald Trump's legal team is urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the Justice Department's request for a partial stay of a district judge's ruling that has effectively paused the government's investigation into Trump's potential mishandling of classified records after leaving office. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field joins us to discuss the details.

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  • September 21, 2022

    Housing Market Recession Deepens

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    Many U.S. cities in the West have seen their home values plunge this summer. Scott and Cate discuss if Utah’s housing market could soon see prices go down or not.

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  • September 21, 2022

    McMullin’s Chances to be Effective

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    Evan McMullin is running as an independent in this year's Senate race. He has not stated whether he will caucus with the Republicans or the Democrats once elected. Martin B. Gold, partner with Capitol Counsel, joins us to discuss why in the Senate, you need to caucus with a side to be effective.

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  • September 21, 2022

    Mike Pence Visits Utah

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    For the second time in the last few months, Former Vice President Mike Pence has found himself in Utah. Today, he visited UVU to speak at a forum hosted by the Herbert Institute of Public Policy. Host of Inside Sources Boyd Matheson was at the event today, he joins us to discuss his thoughts on Mike Pence's speech and his exclusive one-on-one interview.

    Cate and Scott then go over Mike Pence’s speech, and whether it is a warm-up for a potential presidential run in 2024.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Best State For Teachers - Utah Ranks No. 2

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A new WalletHub study ranks Utah as the second-best state for teachers nationwide. Taylor and Maura go over the study.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Why Biden Is Seeing A Rise In The Polls

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    In the last few weeks President Biden has had some wins in his favor, which has increased his popularity in the polls. Max Greenwood, Staff Writer for The Hill joins the show to discuss what Biden’s recent wins mean for the midterms.

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  • September 20, 2022

    President Biden’s 60 Minutes Interview Takeaways

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    President Biden gave a recent one on one interview with 60 Minutes where he discussed the pandemic, inflation, Taiwan and his 2024 presidential bid. Maura and Taylor go over the interview highlights.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Using Migrants for Politics

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has faced some support and backlash after sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. Taylor and Maura discuss the tactics used, and why this should be about policy.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Should We Do Away With The Monarchy?

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    King Charles III is now in charge of the monarchy in the UK, with many calling for him to modernize the monarchy. KSL at Night Producer Carlos A Fortun joins Maura and Taylor to discuss if monarchies are a dated tradition.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Vaccine Season - What To Know

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Flu season is upon us, and there are many questions regarding when to take the flu shot, and if there can be any conflict with the latest Covid booster shot. Dr. Joseph Atkin with Foothill Family Clinic calls in to answer our questions.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Utah Divorce Case - What Can You Ask For?

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A Utah divorce case is turning some heads after a judge is allowing the ex-husband to keep the private pictures from the ex-wife because they were originally a gift. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas discusses the merits of the case, and why the judge ruled for the husband to keep the pictures.

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  • September 20, 2022

    Utah Senate Latest Poll

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Utah Debate Commission partnered with Lighthouse Research and Development to conduct a poll across the state looking into legislative candidates in Utah. Maura and Taylor go over the polls and its significance.

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  • September 15, 2022

    Utah’s Best and Worst

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Two recent studies place Utah at two different levels in its rankings. Maura and Taylor go over the studies.

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  • September 15, 2022

    2022 Primary Takeaways

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The final primaries of the 2022 election cycle were held last night. Maura and Taylor discuss the biggest takeaways from this year's primary elections.

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  • September 15, 2022

    Senate Republicans Divided on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Democrats are working hard to get Republican support for the Respect Marriage Act. Three Republican senators have firmly backed the bill, with a handful of others, including Mitt Romney, signaling they could support the legislation if there are changes.

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  • September 15, 2022

    Possible Rail Strike Getting Closer

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The U.S. could be on the verge of the first railroad strike in decades. Some deals have been reached, but there are unions that still have not come to an agreement. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone gives us the details.

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  • September 15, 2022

    Ukraine Pushes Back Against Russia

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has promised he would lead Ukraine to victory in its war against Russia. Jonathan Sweet, a retired Army colonel, who served 30 years as a military intelligence officer and Opinion contributor at The Hill discusses if Ukraine can keep up with its recent momentum to win the war against Russia. 

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  • September 15, 2022

    SCOTUS - Religious School Must Recognize LGBTQ Rights Club

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The full Supreme Court of the United States has decided to let a lower court ruling against the school stand. Deseret News Reporter Kelsey Dallas joins the show to walk us through the decision. 

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  • September 15, 2022

    Voter Registration Among Women

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Voter registrations among women have risen in several states in the wake of the Roe v. Wade decision last June. Dr. Susan Madsen, Founder, and Director of Utah Women & Leadership Project join the show to talk about why there is no sign of higher registration among women in Utah.

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  • September 15, 2022

    Voting Transparency

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    After the 2020 elections, there seems to be a lot of confusion and distrust in the voting process. Now there is a candidate running for Salt Lake County clerk who might be casting doubts on the process. Lindsay Aerts, KSL Newsradio Reporter joins the show to give the details.

     

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  • September 14, 2022

    Twitter Whistleblower Testifies on Capitol Hill

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    A Twitter whistleblower testified on Capitol Hill after damning allegations of widespread security failures and vulnerabilities at the social media platform. ABC News Correspondent Jay O’brien calls in to discuss what was said during the hearing.

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  • September 14, 2022

    The Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    The Supreme Court has been under a lot of scrutiny this year after some of its decisions. Chief Justice John Roberts and Elena Kagan have recently spoken about the Supreme Court's legitimacy in the eyes of the American people.

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  • September 14, 2022

    Republicans To Trump: Pony Up More Cash

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    Republicans are asking for President Donald Trump to open up his wallet and donate to some of the very important senate races. Meridith McGraw, White House Reporter at Politico joins us to discuss why Trump only endorses candidates. 

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  • September 14, 2022

    Consumer Prices Rise Unexpectedly In August

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    A new report says inflation went slightly up in August, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 1,250 points as a reaction to the news. Robert Spendlove, Senior Vice President for Zions Bank joins us to talk about the latest report.

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  • September 14, 2022

    Nationwide Abortion Ban Legislation

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill today that would ban abortions nationally after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Greg and Cate discuss if this is the correct strategy for Republicans before the midterm elections.

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  • September 14, 2022

    GOP Governors Letter to President Biden

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    Utah Governor Spencer Cox and 21 other Republican governors joined in on a letter calling on President Joe Biden to withdraw his student loan forgiveness plan immediately. Deseret Reporter Marjorie Cortez joins us to discuss the letter. 

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  • September 14, 2022

    Lewdness Law in Utah

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    After two University of Utah students went topless at a football game, there has been a lot of discussion about whether charges will be filed. Cate and Greg discuss how there might be some president in the 10th district court that could overrule Utah’s own law on lewdness.

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  • September 14, 2022

    App Helps Utahns Expunge Criminal Records

    Hosts: Cate Klundt and Greg Skordas

    A new Utah app has launched and it aims to help Utahns expunge criminal records from their past. Greg and Cate go over what criminal records can be expunged and how the app works.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Biden Pushing 'Moonshot' To Fight Cancer

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Today, President Biden channeled his inner John F. Kennedy to talk about his initiative "Cancer Moonshot." Maura and Taylor go over his speech and details on the initiative.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Antitrust Laws

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The world is more and more relying on tech for almost everything we do and use in our everyday lives. Doug Kelly, CEO of American Edge Project calls the show to discuss why some Antitrust laws could be worse for the U.S.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Putin’s Strategy To Weaponize Winter

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is using the looming winter months to hold Europe hostage. Mark Toth, Opinion Contributor for The Hill calls the show to discuss what Europe and the US need to do.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Senate Inches Closer To Passing Respect For Marriage Act

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    There could be action on the Senate floor this week to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, which would allow same-sex couples to marry. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field calls to give us the details.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Utah Unveils State Flag Semifinalists

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Utah State Flag Task Force has narrowed down the designs to 20 semifinalists. Utah Senator Luz Escamilla calls the show to discuss how they narrowed down the choices and how can Utahns get involved.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Polling in September

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Last week we got some internal polling from McMullin’s campaign that places him above his opponent Mike Lee and it contradicts Lee’s internal poll. Why are the two polls so different? Taylor and Maura discuss.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Debates For Utah’s Five Congressional Races

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Utah Debate Commission has announced the dates and moderators for the upcoming congressional debates. Maura and Taylor go over what to look for in the debates.

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  • September 13, 2022

    Utah’s New Plan For Affordable Housing

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    In recent years we have seen Utah's homeless population get worse. Wayne Niederhauser, State Homelessness Coordinator calls the show to talk about how they plan to spend $55 million appropriated by the Legislature for affordable housing.

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  • September 9, 2022

    New Words Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary has added 370 words to its dictionary this year, including words like “pumpkin spice,” “sus,” and “yeet”. Leah and Greg go over some of the new words, and what they mean.

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  • September 9, 2022

    Study: Suicide Among Utah Girls and Women

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    A new study by the Utah Women & Leadership Project talks about “Suicide Among Utah Girls and Women.” Dr. Kristy Hodson, College of Health Professions Instructor, Western Governors University joins us to discuss the details of the study and what we can do to help.

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  • September 9, 2022

    Queen Elizabeth’s Death

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas
    Britain’s longest serving monarch Queen Elizabeth died today at age 96. Ines De La Cuetara, ABC News Correspondent in London calls the show to discuss how the country is feeling today after her passing.

    Nick Mason, British Literature Professor & former head of European studies at BYU also joins us to discuss Queen Elizabeth's legacy and what comes next.

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  • September 9, 2022

    SLC Study to Permanently Ban Cars on Main Street

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    A new study is looking into whether Main Street in Salt Lake City could be a pedestrian-only street. Dee Brewer, Executive Director SLC Downtown Alliance joins us to discuss the benefits for businesses by removing cars from the streets.

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  • September 9, 2022

    SLC Landscaping Regulation Confusion

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Salt Lake City residents are getting confused with some of the landscape regulations for the city. Darin Mano, Salt Lake City Council Member, calls to discuss what the council is doing to fix it and to clear up some of the confusion.

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  • September 9, 2022

    Utah Democrats Sue Utah’s Lt. Governor

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The Utah Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against Utah’s Lt. Governor Henderson and candidate Joel Ferry after refusing to drop out of the ballot. Ben Anderson, Utah Democratic Party Communications Director calls the show to discuss the lawsuit.

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  • September 9, 2022

    How Close is the Lee & McMullin Race?

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Senate candidate Evan McMullin has recently released an internal poll that has him polling over his opponent Mike Lee. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins us to discuss why Mike Lee's own internal polling shows different numbers.

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  • September 8, 2022

    How To Contact Your Local Politician

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Local politicians are not that hard to contact if you ever need to get a hold of them. Taylor and Maura discuss why you should get involved in local politics and be in contact with your local politician.

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  • September 8, 2022

    Obama’s Return to the White House

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama returned to the White House today to unveil their official portraits. 

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  • September 8, 2022

    McCarthy To Unveil ‘Commitment to America’ Plan

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is looking to roll out a four-part plan dubbed “Commitment to America.” Emily Brooks, House Reporter for The Hill joins us on what the plan might look like.

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  • September 8, 2022

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline Misinformation

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The new 988 national suicide hotline was rolled out a few months ago. There has been some misinformation about what the hotline does. We spoke with Utah Senator Daniel Thatcher, who was instrumental in implementing the hotline in Utah to speak about what it does.

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  • September 8, 2022

    What Utah Is Losing With Donovan Mitchell's Departure

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Last week we learned Donovan Mitchell was traded to Cleveland, putting sports aside, Utah is losing a very important social figure. Darlene McDonald, Chairwoman of the Utah Black Roundtable joins the show to talk about what Mitchell has done for Utah, and why we need another figure like him.

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  • September 8, 2022

    Russia Is Buying 'Millions Of Rockets And Artillery' From North Korea For Its Ukraine Invasion

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A US official said that Russia's Ministry of Defense might be "in the process" of buying "millions of rockets and artillery shells" from North Korea. ABC Correspondent Andy Field gives us the details on why Russia looks to be running out of ammo.

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  • September 8, 2022

    Utah’s Multiracial Population Change

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A new study by the University of Utah shows how Utah’s Multiracial population has changed during the last decade. Mallory Bateman, Director of Demographic Research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute walks us through the research.

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  • September 8, 2022

    Heatwave and Utah’s Powergrid

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Utah is seeing record temperatures for the month of September, many counties are getting warnings to not overwhelm the power grid during peak hours. Tiffany Erickson, Rocky Mountain Power Spokesperson joins the show to speak about Utah’s power grid strength.

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  • September 7, 2022

    Utah School’s New Dress Code

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    West High School in Salt Lake City has changed its dress code to allow students more choice in what they can wear. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts explains the new dress code, and why the principal believes it is a better solution for students.

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  • September 7, 2022

    Alaska’s Special Election Surprise

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    A surprise result came out of Alaska after Democrat Mary Peltola defeated Sarah Palin in a special election. Scott and Leah discuss how a Democrat was able to win, and how Alaska's new ranked-choice voting system has changed the way candidates should run their elections.

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  • September 7, 2022

    Judge Grants Trump Bid for ‘Special Master’ In Document Search

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    Former President Donald Trump received an unusual win this week after a Judge granted him a request to appoint a 'special master' to review documents seized in the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago estate. Andy Field, ABC News Correspondent joins the show to discuss what this means for Trump and the FBI.

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  • September 7, 2022

    President Biden's Speech on the “Soul of the Nation”

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    President Biden delivered a speech to the nation on the “Battle For The Soul Of The Nation.” Some people have labeled it as divisive while some think it was appropriate.  

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  • September 7, 2022

    Republicans Are Running out of Money

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    Rick Scott and Mitch McConnell are fighting each other after money seems to be tight for Senate Republicans. Is Rick Scott’s new digital team working for Republicans?

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  • September 7, 2022

    UK’s New Prime Minister

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    Liz Truss has become the United Kingdom's newest Prime Minister. Scott and Leah discuss who the new prime minister is, and why the UK is feeling “declinism.”

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  • September 7, 2022

    Utah’s Fertility Rate Continues To Drop

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    The Salt Lake Regional Medical Center has shut down its maternity ward due to the low number of baby deliveries. Emily Harris, Senior Demographer at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute joins the show to discuss why Utah’s fertility rate continues to drop.

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  • September 7, 2022

    Utah’s Heat Closing Down Schools

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Leah Murray

    Utah is in the middle of a record-breaking heat wave, forcing many Utah schools to shut down early or completely close. KSL Meteorologist Kevin Eubank calls the show to talk about how much longer will the scorching heat last.

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  • September 1, 2022

    UTA To Offer Free Fares To Improve Air Quality

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Utah Transit Authority announced it would offer free fares this Thursday and Friday on all of its bus and rail services. Carlton Christensen, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for UTA calls the show to give the details.

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  • September 1, 2022

    The New Utah Office of Families

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Governor Cox has announced the director of the new Office of Families at the State Office. We speak with the new director Aimee Winder-Newton about what the new office will do for Utahns.

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  • September 1, 2022

    DOJ Alleges 'Obstructive Conduct' By Trump's Legal Team

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Justice Department has said that classified documents were "likely concealed and removed" from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an effort to obstruct the federal investigation into the discovery of the government records. Royal Oakes, ABC News Legal Analyst calls in to give us the details.

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  • September 1, 2022

    Candidate Trevor Lee

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The race for Utah’s District 16 is heating up, we speak with candidate Trevor Lee, the Republican nominee on why he is running.

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  • September 1, 2022

    SUU Professor Sues Over Pronouns

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A Southern Utah University professor is suing university leaders over sanctions after he refused to use the preferred pronouns of a student. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joins to go over the lawsuit and its merits. Sue Robbins with Equality Utah comes on the program to explain why it is so important for members of the LGBTQ+ community to be called by the right pronouns.

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  • September 1, 2022

    Gondola Top Choice for Little Cottonwood Canyon

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Utah Department of Transportation has announced it would like to build a gondola to ease traffic problems up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Maura and Taylor discuss how the history behind the ultimate decision by UDOT. Josh Van Jura, Project Manager for UDOT joins the show to give us the details about the new project.

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  • August 31, 2022

    Scorpions Appearing In Southern Utah

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    The torrential rains and flash flooding in Southern Utah made the headlines in the last several weeks. After the storms, scorpions are starting to come out and invade many areas of St. George. Alysha Lundgren, Reporter for St. George News, calls in to discuss how they are dealing with the new increase of scorpions.

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  • August 31, 2022

    Poll Finds Majority Of Republicans Want To Reelect Trump In 2024

    Hosts: Scott Simpson and Cate Klundt

    A new poll by USA Today says nearly 60% of Republicans want to nominate former President Donald Trump, while Democrats say they are ready to move on from President Biden and believe he shouldn’t run again in 2024. 

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