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

  • February 4, 2023

    KSL at Night: 2-3-2023

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

     

    The China ‘Spy Balloon’ That Isn’t?

    A surveillance balloon belonging to China has been spotted in Montana, postponing a trip from Secretary of State Antony Blinken to China. National Correspondent for News Nation Robert Sherman joins us from Montana to give us the details on the balloon.

    Utah Lawmakers Introduce School Safety Bills

    A new bill being presented at the Utah capitol deals with the safety of kids going to school by creating a School Security Task Force. We speak with the bill sponsor, Utah Representative Ryan Wilcox, on what he aims to do with the bill.

    Rep. Ken Ivory on Congressional Term Limits

    On Wednesday, we discussed a referendum that would petition for congressional term limits. Today we speak to the sponsor, Utah Representative Ken Ivory, to discuss why he wrote the referendum.

    What Do These ‘Historic Tax Cuts’ Mean for Utah

    Utah legislators have promised big tax cuts this year, and it would be the third year in a row of tax cuts by the legislature. Taylor Morgan, Partner at Morgan & May Affairs, calls the show to discuss what the Utah legislature could have planned this year.

    D.C. Musical Chairs

    Surprises are still coming from Washington, and decisions on committees are leaving many people out, including Utah Senator Mike Lee. Leah and Greg discuss the changes being made.

    Court Says Gun Law Targeting Domestic Violence Suspects Is Unconstitutional

    The fifth court of appeals ruled a case unconstitutional on Tuesday that would prohibit people subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. Hosts Greg and Leah go over the decision and what it means for the country.

    Have The Tanks For Ukraine Shifted The Balance Of Power In Europe?

    Last week the U.S. and Germany agreed to give tanks to Ukraine after pressure from some smaller European countries. USU Assistant Professor Dr. Anna Pechenkina calls the show to discuss the power balance in Europe and what it means for the war in Ukraine.

    D.C. and State Legislative Internships

    For the last segment of the show, we speak with one of the unspoken heroes of the Utah legislature, the interns. Ben Nichols, Intern for Representative Robert Spendlove, calls the show to discuss the benefits of interning at the Capitol.

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  • February 4, 2023

    D.C. and State Legislative Internships

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    For the last segment of the show, we speak with one of the unspoken heroes of the Utah legislature, the interns. Ben Nichols, Intern for Representative Robert Spendlove, calls the show to discuss the benefits of interning at the Capitol.

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  • February 4, 2023

    Have The Tanks For Ukraine Shifted The Balance Of Power In Europe?

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Last week the U.S. and Germany agreed to give tanks to Ukraine after pressure from some smaller European countries. USU Assistant Professor Dr. Anna Pechenkina calls the show to discuss the power balance in Europe and what it means for the war in Ukraine.

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  • February 4, 2023

    Court Says Gun Law Targeting Domestic Violence Suspects Is Unconstitutional

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The fifth court of appeals ruled a case unconstitutional on Tuesday that would prohibit people subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. Hosts Greg and Leah go over the decision and what it means for the country.

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  • February 4, 2023

    D.C. Musical Chairs

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Surprises are still coming from Washington, and decisions on committees are leaving many people out, including Utah Senator Mike Lee. Leah and Greg discuss the changes being made.

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  • February 4, 2023

    What Do These ‘Historic Tax Cuts’ Mean for Utah

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Utah legislators have promised big tax cuts this year, and it would be the third year in a row of tax cuts by the legislature. Taylor Morgan, Partner at Morgan & May Affairs, calls the show to discuss what the Utah legislature could have planned this year.

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  • February 4, 2023

    Rep. Ken Ivory on Congressional Term Limits

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    On Wednesday, we discussed a referendum that would petition for congressional term limits. Today we speak to the sponsor, Utah Representative Ken Ivory, to discuss why he wrote the referendum.

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  • February 4, 2023

    Utah Lawmakers Introduce School Safety Bills

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    A new bill being presented at the Utah capitol deals with the safety of kids going to school by creating a School Security Task Force. We speak with the bill sponsor, Utah Representative Ryan Wilcox, on what he aims to do with the bill.

    Play Episode
  • February 4, 2023

    The China ‘Spy Balloon’ That Isn’t?

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    A surveillance balloon belonging to China has been spotted in Montana, postponing a trip from Secretary of State Antony Blinken to China. National Correspondent for News Nation Robert Sherman joins us from Montana to give us the details on the balloon.

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  • February 2, 2023

    KSL at Night: 2-1-2023

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    How States' Proposal Could Influence U.S. Decision On Colorado River Water Cutbacks

    Yesterday was the deadline given by the Interior Department for the 7 states who use water from the Colorado River to come to a joint agreement on how to cut and save water. We speak with the Utah Commissioner for the Colorado River Authority Gene Shawcroft on how the meeting went, and why California was the only state to not come to the table.

    Native American Caucus Day

    Today was Native American Caucus Day at Utah’s Capitol Hill. We speak with Utah Representative Christine Watkins who is sponsoring a new bill called “Indian Child Welfare Amendments,”  a bill that could codify the Indian Child Welfare Act into the Utah code. 

    Congressional Term Limits Bill

    A Joint Resolution dealing with Congressional Term Limits being considered at the Utah Capitol if passed Utah would join other states calling for term limits on members of Congress. Maura and Taylor go over the bill, and what it would mean if other states followed.

    New Bill Would Require Parental Permission For Teens To Use Social Media

    A new bill just passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee called the “Social Media Regulation Amendments.” Taylor and Maura go over the details of the bill and give their opinion on it.

    Utah Bills On Elections

    There are many bills being considered in this legislative session regarding the election and election rules. Maura and Taylor go over each of the bills and what they do.

    Trump-DeSantis Rivalry Approaches Boiling Point

     Former President Donald Trump announced late last year his candidacy for president in 2024, trying to dissuade other potential Republican candidates to enter the race. Staff Writer for The Hill Max Greenwood calls the show to discuss how Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's relationship is heating up.

    National News Round-Up

    The GOP has had control over the House of Representatives for a month now, with Speaker McCarthy being very busy between ensuring his position as speaker, dealing with the debt ceiling, and also deciding who sits in what committees. Taylor and Maura discuss some of the biggest news from Washington.

    Is Tipping Getting Out Of Control?

    There is a new phenomenon called "tipflation," a term used to describe tip requests at checkout. Maura and Taylor discuss why there is a lot of frustration across the country over excessive tipping.

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  • February 2, 2023

    Is Tipping Getting Out Of Control?

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

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  • February 2, 2023

    National News Round-Up

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The GOP has had control over the House of Representatives for a month now, with Speaker McCarthy being very busy between ensuring his position as speaker, dealing with the debt ceiling, and also deciding who sits in what committees. Taylor and Maura discuss some of the biggest news from Washington.

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  • February 2, 2023

    Trump-DeSantis Rivalry Approaches Boiling Point

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

     Former President Donald Trump announced late last year his candidacy for president in 2024, trying to dissuade other potential Republican candidates to enter the race. Staff Writer for The Hill Max Greenwood calls the show to discuss how Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's relationship is heating up.

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  • February 2, 2023

    Utah Bills On Elections

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    There are many bills being considered in this legislative session regarding the election and election rules. Maura and Taylor go over each of the bills and what they do.

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  • February 2, 2023

    New Bill Would Require Parental Permission For Teens To Use Social Media

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A new bill just passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee called the “Social Media Regulation Amendments.” Taylor and Maura go over the details of the bill and give their opinion on it.

    Play Episode
  • February 2, 2023

    Congressional Term Limits Bill

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A Joint Resolution dealing with Congressional Term Limits being considered at the Utah Capitol if passed Utah would join other states calling for term limits on members of Congress. Maura and Taylor go over the bill, and what it would mean if other states followed.

    Play Episode
  • February 2, 2023

    Native American Caucus Day

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Today was Native American Caucus Day at Utah’s Capitol Hill. We speak with Utah Representative Christine Watkins who is sponsoring a new bill called “Indian Child Welfare Amendments,”  a bill that could codify the Indian Child Welfare Act into the Utah code.

     

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  • February 2, 2023

    How States' Proposal Could Influence U.S. Decision On Colorado River Water Cutbacks

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Yesterday was the deadline given by the Interior Department for the 7 states who use water from the Colorado River to come to a joint agreement on how to cut and save water. We speak with the Utah Commissioner for the Colorado River Authority Gene Shawcroft on how the meeting went, and why California was the only state to not come to the table.

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  • January 31, 2023

    KSL at Night 1-30-2023_mixdown

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    LGBTQ Advocacy Groups To File Lawsuit Over Utah's Transgender-Related Surgery Law

    The National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU of Utah have announced they will file a lawsuit against the new Utah law banning transgender minors from getting surgeries and limiting hormone treatments. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins us to break down the announcement and give us the details of this possible suit.

    Water Week At Capitol Hill

    It’s water week at the state legislature, Utah State Senator Scott Sandall joins us to discuss what bills we should watch out for and he discusses two of the bills he is sponsoring.

    Utah Bill Would Let Home-School Students Play Sports Outside Their Boundary

    A new bill being discussed would let some students participate in sports outside of their boundary school. We are joined by the bill sponsor Utah Representative Jordan Teuscher to give all the details of this bill.

    Bill Could Ban Cellphones In Schools

    Phones are becoming more of a distraction in schools, Utah Representative Trevor Lee has a new bill to empower schools and teachers to have students store their phones when they are in class.  

    McCarthy To Meet Biden On Debt Ceiling And Spending

    The U.S. reached the debt ceiling over a week ago and we are no closer to both parties coming to an agreement. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field joins the show to discuss a future meeting between President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy.

    Sixth Memphis Police Officer In Tyre Nichols Case Taken Off Force

    The entire nation has been following the case of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died days after he was beaten after a traffic stop earlier this month. We now learned a sixth officer has been taken off the force. Leah and Greg discuss.

    Blinken In Israel Urges Calm As Violence Soars

    Today, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Jerusalem, as the Biden administration tries to contain a new surge of Israeli-Palestinian violence and navigate relations with the country’s new right-wing government. ABC News Correspondent in Jerusalem Jordana Miller calls the show to discuss the conversations between both countries.

    Is Age 13 Too Early To Join Social Media?

    The US Surgeon General says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms. We poll KSL Newsradio listeners and discuss if 13 is too young to join social media

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  • January 31, 2023

    Is Age 13 Too Early To Join Social Media?

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The US Surgeon General says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms. We poll KSL Newsradio listeners and discuss if 13 is too young to join social media.

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  • January 31, 2023

    Blinken In Israel Urges Calm As Violence Soars

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Today, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Jerusalem, as the Biden administration tries to contain a new surge of Israeli-Palestinian violence and navigate relations with the country’s new right-wing government. ABC News Correspondent in Jerusalem Jordana Miller calls the show to discuss the conversations between both countries.

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  • January 31, 2023

    Sixth Memphis Police Officer In Tyre Nichols Case Taken Off Force

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The entire nation has been following the case of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died days after he was beaten after a traffic stop earlier this month. We now learned a sixth officer has been taken off the force. Leah and Greg discuss.

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  • January 31, 2023

    McCarthy To Meet Biden On Debt Ceiling And Spending

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The U.S. reached the debt ceiling over a week ago and we are no closer to both parties coming to an agreement. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field joins the show to discuss a future meeting between President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy.

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  • January 31, 2023

    Bill Could Ban Cellphones In Schools

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Phones are becoming more of a distraction in schools, Utah Representative Trevor Lee has a new bill to empower schools and teachers to have students store their phones when they are in class.  

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  • January 31, 2023

    Utah Bill Would Let Home-School Students Play Sports Outside Their Boundary

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    A new bill being discussed would let some students participate in sports outside of their boundary school. We are joined by the bill sponsor Utah Representative Jordan Teuscher to give all the details of this bill.

    Play Episode
  • January 31, 2023

    Water Week At Capitol Hill

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    It’s water week at the state legislature, Utah State Senator Scott Sandall joins us to discuss what bills we should watch out for and he discusses two of the bills he is sponsoring.

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  • January 31, 2023

    LGBTQ Advocacy Groups To File Lawsuit Over Utah's Transgender-Related Surgery Law

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The National Center for Lesbian Rights and the ACLU of Utah have announced they will file a lawsuit against the new Utah law banning transgender minors from getting surgeries and limiting hormone treatments. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins us to break down the announcement and give us the details of this possible suit.

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  • January 28, 2023

    KSL at Night: 1-27-2023

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    Paul Pelosi 911 Call And Body Cam Footage Released

    Today, video footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was made public. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone joins the show to discuss the contents of the video, including the attacker’s interview by police.

    Utah Bar Takes Stand Joint Resolution Amendment HJR2

    House Joint Resolution 2 is a piece of legislation that is receiving a LOT of attention right now. We speak with the sponsor Representative Brady Brammer on the details of the bill. We also speak with Bar General Counsel Nancy Sylvester on why the Bar has chosen to oppose the legislation.

    Utah’s Vaccine Passport Legislation

    A bill to block businesses from requiring proof of vaccination is moving through the legislature, the bill was not successful last year. President and CEO of Bio Utah Kelvyn Cullimore calls the show to discuss the problems the bill had last year, and what needs to change.

    U.S. House Amendments and McCarthy’s Problem

    The House of Representatives has opened up its amendment process for the first time in seven years, and they are now debating over 140 proposed changes to the Strategic Production Response Act. Derek and Leah also discuss why Speaker McCarthy is also having problems keeping one of his promises.

    Economy Growth & Recession Fears

    The Commerce Department announced yesterday the US gross domestic product grew more than expected. Phil Dean, Chief Economist & Public Finance Senior Research Fellow at Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, joins the show to talk about what this means for Utahns this year.

    How To Avoid An Email Address Scam

     In today’s digital world, the entry into many a website is an email address, which allows the business to reach out to you, send you receipts, etc. But is it a good idea to give out your email address to everyone? Deseret News Reporter Lois Collins joins our show to give us some tips on what to do.

    Utah Resolution Proposes Friday Designation For Halloween Celebrations

    A new Utah bill would encourage Utah communities to bump Halloween festivities, like trick-or-treating, to the last Friday in October every year. Bill sponsor Senator Kirk Cullimore joins the show to give the details of his resolution.

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  • January 28, 2023

    Utah Resolution Proposes Friday Designation For Halloween Celebrations

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    A new Utah bill would encourage Utah communities to bump Halloween festivities, like trick-or-treating, to the last Friday in October every year. Bill sponsor Senator Kirk Cullimore joins the show to give the details of his resolution.

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  • January 28, 2023

    How To Avoid An Email Address Scam

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

     In today’s digital world, the entry into many a website is an email address, which allows the business to reach out to you, send you receipts, etc. But is it a good idea to give out your email address to everyone? Deseret News Reporter Lois Collins joins our show to give us some tips on what to do.

    Play Episode
  • January 28, 2023

    Economy Growth & Recession Fears

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    The Commerce Department announced yesterday the US gross domestic product grew more than expected. Phil Dean, Chief Economist & Public Finance Senior Research Fellow at Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, joins the show to talk about what this means for Utahns this year.

    Play Episode
  • January 28, 2023

    U.S. House Amendments and McCarthy’s Problem

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    The House of Representatives has opened up its amendment process for the first time in seven years, and they are now debating over 140 proposed changes to the Strategic Production Response Act. Derek and Leah also discuss why Speaker McCarthy is also having problems keeping one of his promises.

    Play Episode
  • January 28, 2023

    Utah’s Vaccine Passport Legislation

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    A bill to block businesses from requiring proof of vaccination is moving through the legislature, the bill was not successful last year. President and CEO of Bio Utah Kelvyn Cullimore calls the show to discuss the problems the bill had last year, and what needs to change.

    Play Episode
  • January 28, 2023

    Utah Bar Takes Stand Joint Resolution Amendment HJR2

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    House Joint Resolution 2 is a piece of legislation that is receiving a LOT of attention right now. We speak with the sponsor Representative Brady Brammer on the details of the bill. We also speak with Bar General Counsel Nancy Sylvester on why the Bar has chosen to oppose the legislation.

    Play Episode
  • January 28, 2023

    Paul Pelosi 911 Call And Body Cam Footage Released

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    Today, video footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was made public. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone joins the show to discuss the contents of the video, including the attacker’s interview by police.

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  • January 27, 2023

    KSL at Night: 1-26-2023

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    What Politicians Doing To Help The Great Salt Lake

    We begin the show by talking about one of the biggest concerns in this legislative session, saving water and the Great Salt Lake. We are joined by Senator Nate Blouin, who discusses his new resolution to help save the Great Salt Lake.

    New Utah Law Could Extend In-State Tuition To Refugees & Asylum Seekers

    This week, a House panel has endorsed a bill extending resident college tuition rates to refugees and political asylum seekers. Sponsor of the bill Rep. Jordan Teuscher joins the show to discuss the details of the bill.

    Legislative Roundup

    We are almost at the end of the second week of the Utah legislature, and there are many important bills moving through the House and Senate. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins the show to give us the details of today’s session.

    FDA Proposes Most Americans Receive One Annual COVID Vaccine

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a new COVID-19 vaccine strategy, similar to the flu, that would see Americans getting a single annual shot. Senior National Policy Reporter at ABC News Anne Flaherty joins the show with the details.

    U.S. To Supply Tanks To Ukraine

    The U.S. is sending 31 of its premier battle tanks to Ukraine, and Germany and other European countries are also sending tanks. Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post Karen DeYoung calls the show to talk about what this means for Ukraine, NATO, and Russia.

    Why The IRS Says To Expect Smaller Tax Refunds This Year

    You can now officially turn in your taxes to the IRS, but according to them, many people can expect a lower return this year. Tobias Burns, Staff Writer for The Hill, joins us to discuss what has changed.

    5 Ex-Memphis Cops Charged With Second-Degree Murder

    Greg and Leah discuss the details of a developing national story on five ex-Memphis police officers who were charged with second-degree murder after being fired following the arrest of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old man who died days after a forceful traffic stop.

    Utah Ranked 2nd Healthiest State In The U.S.

    A new ranking by Forbes Magazine places Utah as the second healthiest population in the nation. Leah and Greg go over the details of the study and their thoughts on Utah's position.

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  • January 27, 2023

    Utah Ranked 2nd Healthiest State In The U.S.

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    A new ranking by Forbes Magazine places Utah as the second healthiest population in the nation. Leah and Greg go over the details of the study and their thoughts on Utah's position.

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  • January 27, 2023

    5 Ex-Memphis Cops Charged With Second-Degree Murder

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Greg and Leah discuss the details of a developing national story on five ex-Memphis police officers who were charged with second-degree murder after being fired following the arrest of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old man who died days after a forceful traffic stop.

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  • January 27, 2023

    Why The IRS Says To Expect Smaller Tax Refunds This Year

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    You can now officially turn in your taxes to the IRS, but according to them, many people can expect a lower return this year. Tobias Burns, Staff Writer for The Hill, joins us to discuss what has changed.

    Play Episode
  • January 27, 2023

    U.S. To Supply Tanks To Ukraine

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The U.S. is sending 31 of its premier battle tanks to Ukraine, and Germany and other European countries are also sending tanks. Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post Karen DeYoung calls the show to talk about what this means for Ukraine, NATO, and Russia.

    Play Episode
  • January 27, 2023

    FDA Proposes Most Americans Receive One Annual COVID Vaccine

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a new COVID-19 vaccine strategy, similar to the flu, that would see Americans getting a single annual shot. Senior National Policy Reporter at ABC News Anne Flaherty joins the show with the details.

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  • January 27, 2023

    Legislative Roundup

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    We are almost at the end of the second week of the Utah legislature, and there are many important bills moving through the House and Senate. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins the show to give us the details of today’s session.

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  • January 27, 2023

    New Utah Law Could Extend In-State Tuition To Refugees & Asylum Seekers

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    This week, a House panel has endorsed a bill extending resident college tuition rates to refugees and political asylum seekers. Sponsor of the bill Rep. Jordan Teuscher joins the show to discuss the details of the bill.

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  • January 27, 2023

    What Politicians Doing To Help The Great Salt Lake

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    We begin the show by talking about one of the biggest concerns in this legislative session, saving water and the Great Salt Lake. We are joined by Senator Nate Blouin, who discusses his new resolution to help save the Great Salt Lake.

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  • January 24, 2023

    KSL at Night: 1-23-2022

     

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Gov. Cox and AG Reyes To Sue Social Media Companies

    Today, Governor Cox and Attorney General Sean Reyes had a press conference at the Capitol announcing plans for a lawsuit by the state of Utah against social media companies for allegedly harming children. We call KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas to go over the significance of this lawsuit.

    Utah State Board Of Education Votes To Oppose School Choice Bill

    As the school choice bill continues to advance through the House and Senate, the Utah State Board of Education today voted to oppose the bill. Utah State Board of Education Board Member Sarah Reale joins our show to discuss why she voted to oppose the bill.

    Utah Legislature On Education

    A New leaked audio by the executive director of Kaysville-based Education Opportunity for Every Child has sparked some controversy. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins us to give the details.

    Legislation Gameplay

    During the first weeks of the legislative session, the bills making it through the floor are often not as important or controversial, but that’s not what we have seen this year. Maura and Taylor discuss why we are seeing so many controversial big bills getting passed so early.

    Biden & McCarthy To Meet On Debt Ceiling

    The U.S. started the year by reaching its debt limit. Last week, the U.S. hit its borrowing cap of around $31.4 trillion dollars. ABC News Correspondent Elizabeth Schulzet joins the show to discuss the upcoming meetings between Speaker McCarthy and President Biden.

    Supreme Court Releases First Opinion

    The Supreme Court today finally handed down the first ruling of its term, and it comes unusually late. Zach Schonfeld, Reporter for The Hill, joins the show to discuss why it is taking longer for SCOTUS to hand down their opinions.

    What To Do About Gun Violence

    Over the weekend we had another tragic shooting in Monterey Park, California. Maura and Taylor talk with the chairman of the Utah shooting sports council Clark Aposhian on what solutions we should be discussing.

    The Impact of Moving The Bees

    Last week Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced the Bee’s is moving to South Jordan. Taylor and Maura discuss the repercussions the city could face by the move.

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  • January 24, 2023

    The Impact of Moving The Bees

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Last week Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced the Bee’s is moving to South Jordan. Taylor and Maura discuss the repercussions the city could face by the move.

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  • January 24, 2023

    What To Do About Gun Violence

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Over the weekend we had another tragic shooting in Monterey Park, California. Maura and Taylor talk with the chairman of the Utah shooting sports council Clark Aposhian on what solutions we should be discussing.

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  • January 24, 2023

    Supreme Court Releases First Opinion

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Supreme Court today finally handed down the first ruling of its term, and it comes unusually late. Zach Schonfeld, Reporter for The Hill, joins the show to discuss why it is taking longer for SCOTUS to hand down their opinions

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  • January 24, 2023

    Biden & McCarthy To Meet On Debt Ceiling

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The U.S. started the year by reaching its debt limit. Last week, the U.S. hit its borrowing cap of around $31.4 trillion dollars. ABC News Correspondent Elizabeth Schulzet joins the show to discuss the upcoming meetings between Speaker McCarthy and President Biden.

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  • January 24, 2023

    Legislation Gameplay

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    During the first weeks of the legislative session, the bills making it through the floor are often not as important or controversial, but that’s not what we have seen this year. Maura and Taylor discuss why we are seeing so many controversial big bills getting passed so early.

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  • January 24, 2023

    Utah Legislature On Education

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    A New leaked audio by the executive director of Kaysville-based Education Opportunity for Every Child has sparked some controversy. KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins us to give the details.

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  • January 24, 2023

    Gov. Cox and AG Reyes To Sue Social Media Companies

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Today, Governor Cox and Attorney General Sean Reyes had a press conference at the Capitol announcing plans for a lawsuit by the state of Utah against social media companies for allegedly harming children. We call KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas to go over the significance of this lawsuit.

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  • January 24, 2023

    Utah State Board Of Education Votes To Oppose School Choice Bill

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    As the school choice bill continues to advance through the House and Senate, the Utah State Board of Education today voted to oppose the bill. Utah State Board of Education Board Member Sarah Reale joins our show to discuss why she voted to oppose the bill.

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  • January 20, 2023

    Rep. Moore - Reaching the Debt Ceiling

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The U.S. has reached its debt ceiling today, forcing the Treasury Department to start taking extraordinary measures to keep the government paying its bills. We speak with Representative Blake Moore about how we got here and what solutions he wants to propose.

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  • January 20, 2023

    Transgender Medical Treatment Bill

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Utah Senator Mike Kennedy joins our show to talk about one of the most talked about bills so far, S.B.16, which deals with transgender medical treatments and procedures for minors. We also speak with Utah Senator Jennifer Plumb who has openly opposed the bill to discuss why she is against it.

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  • January 20, 2023

    Lt. Gov Henderson on Domestic Violence in Utah

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    We begin the show talking with Lieutenant Governor Deidre Henderson on new legislation she is supporting this legislative session concerning domestic violence and how to better help victims.

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  • January 18, 2023

    KSL at Night: 1-17-2023

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    2023 Utah Legislative Session Begins

    Today is the first day of the 2023 Legislative Session in Utah, newly elected House Speaker Brad Wilson joins us to discuss how the first day went and what bills Utahns need to look out for this year coming out of the legislature.

    School Choice Bill

    One of the bills being talked about most this year is the ‘Funding For Teacher Salaries And Optional Education Opportunities.’ We speak with the sponsor Senator Kirk Cullimore about the bill and the changes made from last year's bill.

    Age Requirement for Adult Site in Utah

    A new bill is being worked on that would require adult websites to require users to prove their age. Senator Todd Weiler is working on the bill and joins the show to give us the details, he also discusses other bills he is presenting this session.

    Campaign Finance Rules Are The Wild Wild West

    Utah’s Lieutenant Governor has announced they are looking into possible misuse of campaign funds by former Senator Gene Davis. We speak with Matt Lusty, Co-founder at Election Hive, about Utah's campaign finance regulations and how they work.

    Speaker McCarthy: Biden Vs. Trump Classified Docs Inquiry

    New documents were found at President Biden’s residence and newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has promised he is going to investigate both President Biden and Trump over the classified documents found at their possession. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field joins the show to give us the latest.

    Debt Ceiling Standoff

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced last week that the country will hit its borrowing cap of around $31.4 trillion on Thursday, will the new House leadership and the White House be able to come to an agreement before then? The Hill Reporter Stephen Neukam calls in to discuss what could happen if they don’t come to an agreement.

    Police Stop NM Candidate Shooting Plot

    A failed candidate for the New Mexico state House was arrested Monday after a string of shootings at the homes of state and local Democratic leaders. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone gives the details of the investigation.

    For The Love Of Bagels!

    A new article ranks the worst cities for bagels, and Utah did not do very well. Our host Leah Murray who is from New York discusses why she thinks Utah is not the best place for bagels.

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  • January 18, 2023

    For The Love Of Bagels!

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    A new article ranks the worst cities for bagels, and Utah did not do very well. Our host Leah Murray who is from New York discusses why she thinks Utah is not the best place for bagels.

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  • January 18, 2023

    Police Stop NM Candidate Shooting Plot

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    A failed candidate for the New Mexico state House was arrested Monday after a string of shootings at the homes of state and local Democratic leaders. ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone gives the details of the investigation.

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  • January 18, 2023

    Debt Ceiling Standoff

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced last week that the country will hit its borrowing cap of around $31.4 trillion on Thursday, will the new House leadership and the White House be able to come to an agreement before then? The Hill Reporter Stephen Neukam calls in to discuss what could happen if they don’t come to an agreement.

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  • January 18, 2023

    Speaker McCarthy: Biden Vs. Trump Classified Docs Inquiry

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    New documents were found at President Biden’s residence and newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has promised he is going to investigate both President Biden and Trump over the classified documents found at their possession. ABC News Correspondent Andy Field joins the show to give us the latest.

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  • January 18, 2023

    Campaign Finance Rules Are The Wild Wild West

    Utah’s Lieutenant Governor has announced they are looking into possible misuse of campaign funds by former Senator Gene Davis. We speak with Matt Lusty, Co-founder at Election Hive, about Utah's campaign finance regulations and how they work.

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  • January 18, 2023

    Age Requirement for Adult Site in Utah

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    A new bill is being worked on that would require adult websites to require users to prove their age. Senator Todd Weiler is working on the bill and joins the show to give us the details, he also discusses other bills he is presenting this session.

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  • January 18, 2023

    School Choice Bill

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    One of the bills being talked about most this year is the ‘Funding For Teacher Salaries And Optional Education Opportunities.’ We speak with the sponsor Senator Kirk Cullimore about the bill and the changes made from last year's bill.

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  • January 18, 2023

    2023 Utah Legislative Session Begins

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Derek Brown

    Today is the first day of the 2023 Legislative Session in Utah, newly elected House Speaker Brad Wilson joins us to discuss how the first day went and what bills Utahns need to look out for this year coming out of the legislature.

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  • January 12, 2023

    KSL at Night 1-11-2023

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    Social Media’s Influence on Youth Mental Health

    Governor Cox hosted a Social Media and Youth Mental Health Symposium yesterday, where he was joined by several panelists, including professors, policymakers, and advocates. Derek, who attended the event, shares some of the key concerns that were brought up and discusses with Taylor what parents can do to help their children with their social media usage.

    What to Expect From Utah’s 2023 Legislature

    The 2023 legislative session is starting next week. We’ve covered some interesting bills this past week, but we want to prepare our listeners by giving them a general overview of what you can expect from Utah’s 2023 Legislature. Holly Richardson, Deseret News columnist, Editor of Utah Policy, and former Utah legislator, joins Derek and Taylor to share what we should watch for.

    Ranked Choice Voting

    Ranked choice voting is one of those political concepts that has always been in the background - but never really taken seriously, unless necessity dictates it. Now, however, it has come to the political forefront - but not in a positive way. Thom DeSirant, Millcreek City Council Member and Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Party, comes to the show to share how ranked choice voting has already worked in Utah.

    The Utah Attorney Hiring Crisis

    The remote work boom has had an interesting impact across the country. More flexibility over hours and work location has made a lot of people happy. Something that has made Utah employers, specifically public service employers, unhappy is the competition with out of state firms. Dan Burton, General Counsel for the Utah Attorney General’s Office, joins the show to explain how the remote work trend has negatively affected the Utah AG’s office.

    New House GOP Rules

    The activities of the United States House over the past few weeks has attracted a lot of attention. First with the Speaker vote, and then with the new and unusual House Rules. But was all the bartering and haranguing worth it? Taylor and Derek weigh-in. 

    The Biden and Trump Probes

    Most people are aware of Trump and the Mar-A-Lago incident. What some people may not know, is that President Biden also has a classified document possession problem. Now, the new Republican-led House Oversight Committee is investigating him and his son Hunter Biden. Andy Field, ABC News Correspondent, joins Derek and Taylor to fill them in on the investigation.

    Americans’ Biggest Concern: Climate Change

    It seems like a lot of people have been experiencing some extreme weather conditions lately… Should we be concerned? A recent CBS News poll shows that Americans’ top concern for the new year is climate change, and most people want Congress to prioritize it. Nick Huey from Citizens Climate Lobby, joins the show to discuss this issue and share some possible solutions.

    Is Utah a Family-Friendly State?

    Here in Utah we pride ourselves on being family-friendly - it would be easy for us to think that we are the MOST family-friendly. Recently, WalletHub ranked states in the U.S. based on a total of 51 factors to determine which state is the most family-friendly… and Utah didn’t quite come out on top. Derek and Taylor discuss.

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  • January 12, 2023

    Is Utah a Family-Friendly State?

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    Here in Utah we pride ourselves on being family-friendly - it would be easy for us to think that we are the MOST family-friendly. Recently, WalletHub ranked states in the U.S. based on a total of 51 factors to determine which state is the most family-friendly… and Utah didn’t quite come out on top. Derek and Taylor discuss.

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  • January 12, 2023

    Americans’ Biggest Concern: Climate Change

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    It seems like a lot of people have been experiencing some extreme weather conditions lately… Should we be concerned? A recent CBS News poll shows that Americans’ top concern for the new year is climate change, and most people want Congress to prioritize it. Nick Huey from Citizens Climate Lobby, joins the show to discuss this issue and share some possible solutions.

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  • January 12, 2023

    The Biden and Trump Probes

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    Most people are aware of Trump and the Mar-A-Lago incident. What some people may not know, is that President Biden also has a classified document possession problem. Now, the new Republican-led House Oversight Committee is investigating him and his son Hunter Biden. Andy Field, ABC News Correspondent, joins Derek and Taylor to fill them in on the investigation.

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  • January 12, 2023

    New House GOP Rules

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    The activities of the United States House over the past few weeks has attracted a lot of attention. First with the Speaker vote, and then with the new and unusual House Rules. But was all the bartering and haranguing worth it? Taylor and Derek weigh-in

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  • January 12, 2023

    The Utah Attorney Hiring Crisis

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    The remote work boom has had an interesting impact across the country. More flexibility over hours and work location has made a lot of people happy. Something that has made Utah employers, specifically public service employers, unhappy is the competition with out of state firms. Dan Burton, General Counsel for the Utah Attorney General’s Office, joins the show to explain how the remote work trend has negatively affected the Utah AG’s office.

    Play Episode
  • January 12, 2023

    Ranked Choice Voting

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    Ranked choice voting is one of those political concepts that has always been in the background - but never really taken seriously, unless necessity dictates it. Now, however, it has come to the political forefront - but not in a positive way. Thom DeSirant, Millcreek City Council Member and Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Party, comes to the show to share how ranked choice voting has already worked in Utah.

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  • January 12, 2023

    What to Expect From Utah’s 2023 Legislature

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    The 2023 legislative session is starting next week. We’ve covered some interesting bills this past week, but we want to prepare our listeners by giving them a general overview of what you can expect from Utah’s 2023 Legislature. Holly Richardson, Deseret News columnist, Editor of Utah Policy, and former Utah legislator, joins Derek and Taylor to share what we should watch for.

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  • January 12, 2023

    Social Media’s Influence on Youth Mental Health

    Hosts: Derek Brown and Taylor Morgan

    Governor Cox hosted a Social Media and Youth Mental Health Symposium yesterday, where he was joined by several panelists, including professors, policymakers, and advocates. Derek, who attended the event, shares some of the key concerns that were brought up and discusses with Taylor what parents can do to help their children with their social media usage.

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  • January 10, 2023

    KSL at Night 1-9-2023

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    What’s Next for Speaker McCarthy?

    We are starting a fresh week and McCarthy is getting a fresh start. What's in store for the newly elected House Speaker? Well first, he has to get the House Rules passed. Unfortunately, it looks like that might be just as difficult as getting elected…

    The Trump Effect on the Speaker Vote

    When McCarthy spoke with reporters last week regarding his laborious win, he gave a shout out to the former President Trump, saying the President’s support was influential in gaining the Speakership - was it though? Maura and Taylor weigh-in.

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake at Risk

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake is on the verge of disappearing. According to a report that was released last week, the lake is on track to be empty in 5 years. Ben Abbott, Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology at BYU, joined Taylor and Maura to really get into the details of the report and what factors could affect it.

    Is Building a Pipeline Really a Pipedream?

    To continue the discussion on Utah’s water crisis, Taylor and Maura speak with Dr. Joseph Atkin, Founder and President of SSJR Water Solutions, who uses Lake Powell as a reference to share some proposed solutions that might just help.

    Protesters Executed in Iran

    The Iran protests have been going on for a few months now, and I’m sure many of our listeners have been aware of this and keeping abreast of it. We’re familiar with the stories of female protestors being executed - secretly and otherwise. This past Saturday, however, Iran executed two men who were involved in anti-government protests. Jasmin Ramsey, Deputy Director of Center for Human Rights in Iran, joins Taylor and Maura to discuss what this means for the movement.

    The Outdoor Retail Show Back in Utah

    Many outdoor enthusiasts will be excited to learn that the Outdoor Retail show is coming back to Utah! This massive event is coming back after opting to go to Denver for the past five years. 2017 was the last time it was held in Utah. The reason why this uber-successful event left is interesting, but what might be more interesting could be why they are coming back…

    Biden’s Visit to the Border and the Three Amigos Summit

    For the first time since Obama visited Mexico in 2014, the President of the United States is crossing the border. The visit comes just ahead of the North American Leaders’ Summit today. So what do the two events - so close to each other - mean? Andy Field, ABC News Correspondent, joins Maura and Taylor to discuss the symbolism of the event and how it will affect the summit.

    Overcoming Burnout - Less Can Be More

    Feeling worn out at just the thought of making New Year’s resolutions? A recent article in the Deseret News culled together some tips and tricks to help you have a better - and simpler - year. Taylor and Maura weigh-in on some of the ways you can gain greater returns from less effort.

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  • January 10, 2023

    Overcoming Burnout - Less Can Be More

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Feeling worn out at just the thought of making New Year’s resolutions? A recent article in the Deseret News culled together some tips and tricks to help you have a better - and simpler - year. Taylor and Maura weigh-in on some of the ways you can gain greater returns from less effort.

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  • January 10, 2023

    Biden’s Visit to the Border and the Three Amigos Summit

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    For the first time since Obama visited Mexico in 2014, the President of the United States is crossing the border. The visit comes just ahead of the North American Leaders’ Summit today. So what do the two events - so close to each other - mean? Andy Field, ABC News Correspondent, joins Maura and Taylor to discuss the symbolism of the event and how it will affect the summit.

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  • January 10, 2023

    The Outdoor Retail Show Back in Utah

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Many outdoor enthusiasts will be excited to learn that the Outdoor Retail show is coming back to Utah! This massive event is coming back after opting to go to Denver for the past five years. 2017 was the last time it was held in Utah. The reason why this uber-successful event left is interesting, but what might be more interesting could be why they are coming back…

    Play Episode
  • January 10, 2023

    Protesters Executed in Iran

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    The Iran protests have been going on for a few months now, and I’m sure many of our listeners have been aware of this and keeping abreast of it. We’re familiar with the stories of female protestors being executed - secretly and otherwise. This past Saturday, however, Iran executed two men who were involved in anti-government protests. Jasmin Ramsey, Deputy Director of Center for Human Rights in Iran, joins Taylor and Maura to discuss what this means for the movement.

    Play Episode
  • January 10, 2023

    Is Building a Pipeline Really a Pipedream?

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    To continue the discussion on Utah’s water crisis, Taylor and Maura speak with Dr. Joseph Atkin, Founder and President of SSJR Water Solutions, who uses Lake Powell as a reference to share some proposed solutions that might just help.

    Play Episode
  • January 10, 2023

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake at Risk

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    Utah’s Great Salt Lake is on the verge of disappearing. According to a report that was released last week, the lake is on track to be empty in 5 years. Ben Abbott, Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology at BYU, joined Taylor and Maura to really get into the details of the report and what factors could affect it.

    Play Episode
  • January 10, 2023

    The Trump Effect on the Speaker Vote

    Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    When McCarthy spoke with reporters last week regarding his laborious win, he gave a shout out to the former President Trump, saying the President’s support was influential in gaining the Speakership - was it though? Maura and Taylor weigh-in.

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  • January 10, 2023

    What’s Next for Speaker McCarthy?

    Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan

    We are starting a fresh week and McCarthy is getting a fresh start. What's in store for the newly elected House Speaker? Well first, he has to get the House Rules passed. Unfortunately, it looks like that might be just as difficult as getting elected…

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  • January 7, 2023

    KSL at Night -1-6-2023

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  • January 7, 2023

    Is the 14th Time the Charm?

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    Tonight at 10 PM Eastern Time, the United States Congress is going to try, again, to vote in a new House Speaker. After 13 rounds, will it finally take? Utah Congressman John Curtis joins the show to give the insider’s scoop on what obstacles remain for Republican nominee Kevin McCarthy and whether this process will resolve in the next few days.

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  • January 7, 2023

    A Returning Ritual for the Supreme Court

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    There’s a little-known change coming to the Supreme Court--as they did before the pandemic, justices will again announce their decisions in open court. The return to pre-pandemic rules has brought some yawns and some cheers. Why does this matter? Professor Paul Cassell, of the University of Utah School of Law and former Federal Judge, joins the show to explain why this is significant. 

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  • January 7, 2023

    State Constitutions and Abortion

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    What do Idaho and South Carolina have in common? Their state supreme courts just made controversial rulings about abortion’s status based on their individual state constitutions. While Idaho’s supreme court has ruled that abortion is not protected in its state constitution, South Carolina says it is for its own state constitution. To understand the new patchwork quilt of states that allow or ban abortion, Derek and Greg get the legal insights of Former Chief Justice of Utah’s Supreme Court, Christine Durham.

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  • January 7, 2023

    The Anomaly of Speaker Elections

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    The House of Representatives is undergoing a gauntlet of Speaker votes, but how does the process of electing a Speaker actually work? Derek and Greg discuss the methods behind the current madness of electing a national Speaker of the House and compare it to Utah’s own process. 

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  • January 7, 2023

    The Priorities of Utah’s House Democrats

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    A number of lightning-rod issues face Utah lawmakers this year, including abortion access, healthcare, and the Great Salt Lake. House Minority Leader Angela Romero joins the show to discuss these and other issues that top House Democrats’ agenda.

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  • January 7, 2023

    Revisiting Utah’s Proposed Abortion Amendments

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    Utah’s legislature is taking a whack at its abortion law- again. In 2022, Utah’s trigger law was put into effect following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. This session will see a number of bills focused on abortion, including HB 153, which would codify the 18-weeks ban and include new restrictions. Earlier this week Rep. Ray Ward joined us to explain his bill H.B. 153. This time, we’re joined by Former Minority Leader Rep. Brian King to share his thoughts and goals for the topic.

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  • January 7, 2023

    Legislative Plans for the Endangered Great Salt Lake

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    According to a new report, the Great Salt Lake has a five year lifespan if current water flows stay the same. Utah’s legislators on both sides of the aisle agree something must be done to protect one of our state's most defining features, but what? Derek and Greg speak with Rep. Casey Snider, Co-Chair of the Legislative Water Commission, to find out what we can expect in 2023.

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  • January 7, 2023

    The Priorities of Utah’s House Republicans

    Hosts: Greg Skordas and Derek Brown

    Last night, the House Majority released their priorities for the 2023 legislative session. Some top issues include water, housing, and education. House Majority Whip Rep. Jefferson Moss joins Derek and Greg to dig into what House Republicans hope to accomplish in the next few months.

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  • January 6, 2023

    KSL at Night: 1-5-2023

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Fixing the Candidate Replacement Problem

    Many people remember the outcry this past August when Joel Ferry resigned from the legislature, but was still on the ballot. What people may not remember is that it has happened before. Utah Sen. Curtis Bramble of District 16 has submitted a bill that will, hopefully, put an end to that kind of confusion in the future. 

    A Retroactive Bill on Injunctions

    In our ongoing coverage of bills submitted for the upcoming legislature, one very interesting submission has caught Greg’s eye- and he’s not happy. ‘H.J.R. 2’ would change the rules of granting injunctions both in the future and, interestingly, in the past. Leah and Greg discuss whether this is legislative overreach or a simple matter of checks and balances.

    Greg Clears the Air on the Sex Offender Registry

    Earlier this week, Greg made some strong statements regarding his view of the sex offender registry and some suggested amendments to the current laws - which turned out to be a little flawed. Dan Strong, Director of the Utah Sentencing Commission joined the show to help Greg understand the new amendments a little better.

    A Disturbing New Affidavit on the Idaho Killings

    Idaho police have released a new affidavit detailing how they caught suspect Bryan Kohberger, who is charged in the killings of four Idaho college students. Dave Cawley, host of KSL podcast Cold, joins the show to discuss the DNA, phone pings, and white sedan that led law enforcement to arrest Kohberger.

    Social Media on the Teen Brain - part 1

    A new study on social media and adolescent development has shown that teens are becoming increasingly sensitive to reward and punishment. But what does that mean? Maria Maza, a 3rd-year graduate student Developmental Psychology at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and Co-Author of the study, joins the show to explain the findings.

    Social Media on the Teen Brain - part 2

    Social media is the dragon of our time to many. Rep. Chris Stewart recently proposed that social media was the cause of so many teen suicides. But is that true? Dr. Melinda Schreiner, University of Utah Department of Psychiatry joined Greg and Leah to dispel some myths and share some warnings about the dark side of social media.

    Biden Raises Proposes a Price Hike for Immigrants

    The Biden administration has proposed a bump of $600 more for immigrants’ employment visa applications. To understand why President Biden is pushing this new hurdle to immigration, Greg and Leah talk to Professor Kristina M. Campbell, Visiting Professor of law from the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law. 

    Who Wants to be a House Speaker?

    As the House enters its ELEVENTH round of voting, it’s becoming more apparent that McCarthy is just not the guy. So who is? Greg and Leah discuss what has led to this moment, what it says about McCarthy’s capabilities, and what needs to happen in the future.

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  • January 6, 2023

    Who Wants to be a House Speaker?

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    As the House enters its ELEVENTH round of voting, it’s becoming more apparent that McCarthy is just not the guy. So who is? Greg and Leah discuss what has led to this moment, what it says about McCarthy’s capabilities, and what needs to happen in the future.

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  • January 6, 2023

    Biden Proposes a Price Hike for Immigrants

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    The Biden administration has proposed a bump of $600 more for immigrants’ employment visa applications. To understand why President Biden is pushing this new hurdle to immigration, Greg and Leah talk to Professor Kristina M. Campbell, Visiting Professor of law from the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law. 

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  • January 6, 2023

    Social Media on the Teen Brain - part 2

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Social media is the dragon of our time to many. Rep. Chris Stewart recently proposed that social media was the cause of so many teen suicides. But is that true? Dr. Melinda Schreiner, University of Utah Department of Psychiatry joined Greg and Leah to dispel some myths and share some warnings about the dark side of social media.

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  • January 6, 2023

    Social Media on the Teen Brain - part 1

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    A new study on social media and adolescent development has shown that teens are becoming increasingly sensitive to reward and punishment. But what does that mean? Maria Maza, a 3rd-year graduate student Developmental Psychology at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and Co-Author of the study, joins the show to explain the findings.

    Play Episode
  • January 6, 2023

    A Disturbing New Affidavit on the Idaho Killings

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Idaho police have released a new affidavit detailing how they caught suspect Bryan Kohberger, who is charged in the killings of four Idaho college students. Dave Cawley, host of KSL podcast Cold, joins the show to discuss the DNA, phone pings, and white sedan that led law enforcement to arrest Kohberger.

    Play Episode
  • January 6, 2023

    Greg Clears the Air on the Sex Offender Registry

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    Earlier this week, Greg made some strong statements regarding his view of the sex offender registry and some suggested amendments to the current laws - which turned out to be a little flawed. Dan Strong, Director of the Utah Sentencing Commission joined the show to help Greg understand the new amendments a little better.

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  • January 6, 2023

    A Retroactive Bill on Injunctions

    Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

    In our ongoing coverage of bills submitted for the upcoming legislature, one very interesting submission has caught Greg’s eye- and he’s not happy. ‘H.J.R. 2’ would change the rules of granting injunctions both in the future and, interestingly, in the past. Leah and Greg discuss whether this is legislative overreach or a simple matter of checks and balances.

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