Live Mic

Lee Lonsberry spent 4 years working side by side with KSL's Doug Wright. Now, after a stint working for Congressman Rep. Rob Bishop in Washington D.C., he is back at KSL and has a lot to talk about! Live Mic is driven by current events with an eye on politics, business, education and more.

Episodes

  • April 2, 2021

    Lee says farewell

    After being the host of Live Mic for 15 months, Lee is taking on a new adventure. He looks back at the time he's spent behind the mic. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Former SLCPD officer arrested in connection to the US Capitol riots

    A former SLCPD officer has been arrested for his involvement in the deadly riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6. KSL NewsRadio's Nick Wyatt joins Lee to discuss the developing situation. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Redistricting in rural v urban areas

    Utah is redrawing the political lines. Former Congressman Rob Bishop joins Lee to breakdown how redistricting impacts rural vs. urban areas. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    The body of missing Kearns woman found

    The body of missing Kearns woman, Conzuelo “Nicole” Solorio-Romero, has been found nearly two months after her disappearance. KSL-TVs Garna Mejia joins Lee to talk about the latest updates and recent criminal charges filed on the case. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    New firearms poll

    A new poll related to gun control and safety in the wake of a number of recent shootings suggests a growing number of Utah voters support at least some form of reform. Lee breakdown the poll results. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Passing the time on the road

    Lee has a long way to travel for his new job in DC. He takes listeners' calls about how they pass time during road trips and their favorite audiobooks to listen to. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Handing the reigns to Boyd Matheson

    Lee is passing the baton to Boyd Matheson. The host of Inside Sources joins Lee to talk about his expended show and what to expect come Monday at 1 PM. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Shooting near US Capitol leaves two dead

    A shooting near the US Capitol left two people dead, including one US Capitol police officer. Lee breakdown the latest on the events. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Border thoughts

    Earlier this week, Sen. Mike Lee visited the US/Mexico border where thousands of immigrants are waiting to come into the United State. Lee shares his thoughts on the massive influx of immigrants at the border. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner's new documentary

    Retired Greco-Roman Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler, Rulon Gardner, joins Lee to discuss his new documentary "Rulon." 

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  • April 2, 2021

    The DWR's education and hunting program

    Hunter Education Program Coordinator Ralynne Takeda joins Lee to talk about the need for hunting instructors for the DWR's education program. Lee also asks listeners to share their first hunting experience. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Rural Utah needs an economic boom

    Utah's rural communities are in need of an economic boost. Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, joins Lee to discuss what can be done to make it happen. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Utah's new "return to work" initiative

    Governor Spencer Cox made some milestone announcements at this week's COVID-19 briefing, including a “Learn and Work in Utah” grant program to create a new returnship program that would help out-of-work Utahns find a new career path. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Howell talks on President Biden's infrastructure plan

    Utah President surrogate Scott Howell joins Lee to give his thoughts on the President's massive infrastructure package.

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  • April 2, 2021

    Driver license goes mobile

    Lee goes in-depth on the new e-license plan being pitched at the Utah DMV. How would you feel about having your driver's license housed on your phone?

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  • April 2, 2021

    What's happening with Jen Shah?

    Defense attorney Greg Skordas joins Lee to help understand the charges filed yesterday against reality TV star Jen Shah. 

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  • April 2, 2021

    Research on childhood trauma

    Hayley Pierce, BYU professor of sociology, calls in to talk about the new ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study she conducted. The study shows a disparity between how girls and boys are affected by early childhood trauma. 

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  • March 31, 2021

    Giving DC statehood

    Should Washington DC be a state? The debate is heating up again... Lee tackles the main arguments on each side. 

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  • March 31, 2021

    Allergies vs. COVID-19

    Dr. Todd Vento, an infectious disease doctor from Intermountain Health, calls in to help us figure out how to discern between seasonal allergies and COVID-19.

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  • March 31, 2021

    President Biden's infrastructure plan

    President Biden is floating the idea of a massive infrastructure package, reminiscent of the WPA and other economy/public works programs. 

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  • March 31, 2021

    Should there be a three party system?

    Lee talks about a topic that's as old as America: should our country embrace a strong third-party offering? What did George Washington have to say about a two-party system? We take calls and texts regarding a third-party offering. What would be your single-issue party? 

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  • March 31, 2021

    Takeout food bracket

    Josh Furlong, from KSL.com, calls in to give an update on the takeout food bracket. He calls in to give an update on the results, and to talk about what will be crowned as Utah's number one takeout restaurant. 

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  • March 31, 2021

    Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star arrested

    Lee goes in-depth on the story of Jen Shah, a star of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, who has been arrested and charged for fraud. 

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  • March 31, 2021

    Suez Canal traffic jam

    Lee plays audio from Dave and Debbie's interview this morning with James Very, who has piloted ships through the Suez Canal. He provided an expert perspective on the traffic jam on the canal. 

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  • March 30, 2021

    National Vietnam War Veterans Day

    Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Producer Robynn Garfield joins Lee to talk about her family's experience with the war; she lost an uncle when his plane was shot down over Vietnam in 1966 (17 years before she was born) and her father's 3 tours in Vietnam. Terry Schow, the former executive director of the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, calls in to talk about the legacy of the Vietnam War here in the United States and Utah. 

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  • March 30, 2021

    The cost of a college degree

    What is the current value of a college degree? Lee talks about the rising issue of "degree inflation" and the cost of a college education in 2021. And the phone lines are open to talk to listeners about their experiences with their college degrees. Do you use your degree in your job? Do you wish you'd majored in another field?

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  • March 30, 2021

    A talk with the former Utah governor

    Former Governor Gary Herbert joins Lee to talk about what he's been up to since leaving office in January. 

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  • March 29, 2021

    Free from the Suez Canal

    The Ever Given is FREE! A large shipping vessel lodged itself in a tight fix on March 22, blocking all maritime commerce through the Suez Canal. Lee brings you the latest on the situation. 

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  • March 29, 2021

    Changes are coming

    Boyd Matheson joins Lee to talk about taxes, the federal budget, and the announcement of his new showtime coming to a radio station near you!

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  • March 29, 2021

    SLCo GOP Chair resigns

    KSL NewsRadio's Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to talk about the meltdown with the Salt Lake County GOP over a letter sent by then-chair Scott Miller, who resigned over the weekend. 

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  • March 26, 2021

    Medal of Honor recipients in Utah

    Today is National Medal of Honor Day. Lee will review Utah recipients.

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  • March 26, 2021

    March Madness Food Edition Part Two: Callers give their opinion

    Calls and texts about take-out restaurants. We're doing to about 12 picks, what do you hope to see make the top cut?

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  • March 26, 2021

    March Madness Food Edition: Which take-out restaurant takes the cake?

    KSL.com is running a "best take-out restaurant bracket". What is your favorite take-out restaurant? Nick Wyatt joins to talk about his picks on the bracket.

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  • March 26, 2021

    Lee's Top 2 at 2 p.m.

    Lee gives his 2 stories at 2pm.

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  • March 26, 2021

    President Biden's news conference: How did he do?

    ABC's Ike Ejiochi joins Lee to give a debriefing on today's press conference with President Joe Biden.

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  • March 26, 2021

    Sports: Are highlight reels all that matter?

    KSL NewsRadio's Alex Kirry calls in to talk about a recent study showing the majority of sports fans report watching the highlights of games only. What does this mean for the world of sports broadcasting?

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  • March 26, 2021

    Utah Rep on rural areas

    Congressman Blake Moore calls in to talk about his recent tour of some rural areas of the state.

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  • March 26, 2021

    VP Harris addresses border crisis

    Yesterday, VP Kamala Harris was tasked with taking charge of the crisis at the United States-Mexico border. With the population of immigrants ever growing at the border, what will be the plan laid out by the Vice President?

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  • March 26, 2021

    Schools reopening amid pandemic

    Dave Noriega joins Lee to talk about Senator Mitt Romney's remarks during a Senate committee yesterday regarding the science behind schools being open during the pandemic. Romney asks: why are schools still closed when the data say it's safe to open?

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  • March 26, 2021

    President Biden holds first press conference

    President Joe Biden held his first news conference this afternoon, and Lee breaks down the highlights. 

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  • March 25, 2021

    Gas prices on the rise, why?

    Gas prices in Utah have sky-rocketed, up 30% from this time last year. Lee talks about some of the causes and gives tips on how to avoid paying high prices at the pump.  

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  • March 25, 2021

    Lee wants to know about your appointment experience

    Lee asks for calls and texts on this, the first day of general vaccine availability. What has the process been like to book an appointment?

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  • March 25, 2021

    What would *you do to butt in the COVID-19 line

    A Lendingtree.com survey discovered just what Americans would do to cut to the front of the Covid vaccine line. The statistics are startling. 

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  • March 25, 2021

    Top 2 @ 2, March 24, 2021

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  • March 25, 2021

    The highest visited tourist site in Utah

    Zion National Park was the highest visited tourist site in Utah last year. What draws people to the park and what are some off-the-beaten path places here in Utah people like to visit?

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  • March 25, 2021

    The Forever Mighty iniative

    Managing Director of the Utah Office of Tourism Vicki Varela calls in to talk about a new initiative from her office called "Forever Mighty" aimed at drawing in more visitors to the Beehive State. 

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  • March 25, 2021

    Gov. Spencer Cox, widespread vaccine availability

    Gov. Spencer Cox joins Lee to welcome in the first day that COVID-19 vaccines are available to the general population here in Utah. 

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  • March 25, 2021

    COLD Podcast, Season 2

    Dave Cawley joins Lee to talk about the COLD podcast season 2 announcement. The murder Joyce Yost has gone unsolved for decades, Dave will spend a season of the podcast going in depth on what we know and don't know about the cold case. 

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  • March 25, 2021

    Weight gain during the pandemic?

    A startling new study shows almost 50% of Americans reported weight gain during the Covid pandemic. Millennials report a 40 pound on average gain over the last year. Lee talks through some strategies on weight loss and what the experts say are effective strategies. 

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  • March 25, 2021

    No screens for a day

    Would you have to alert your job? Would you have to alert your friends? Be honest...do you think you’re addicted to your phone?

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  • March 25, 2021

    Company paying people $2400 to go off screens for a day

    Could you do it?

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  • March 25, 2021

    2020 Tax season could be most complicated ever!

    Lee speaks with Shane Stewart, Certified Financial Planner with Deseret Mutual Benefits Administrators about how best to move toward tax season.

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  • March 25, 2021

    Top 2 at 2, March 23, 2021

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  • March 25, 2021

    Can your boss fire you for not getting a covid vaccine?

    Matt Gephart, KSL TV investigative reporter

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  • March 25, 2021

    Another shooting in America - Debbie Dujanovic

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  • March 25, 2021

    Another Mass Shooting in America

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  • March 25, 2021

    Another mass shooting in America - Brad Garrett ABC

    The FBI is assisting local police and will help investigate the shooting suspect's background to establish motive. They'll need to quickly determine exactly what this is because, as Brad has said many (many) times before: concern among law enforcement about mass shootings is mounting. In 2018, there were 337 mass shootings, according to the Gun Policy Archive—which defines such an incident as a shooting with four or more victims injured or killed — not including the shooter. In 2019, the number spiked to 417. And last year -while we were all preoccupied with COVID-19 pandemic, the number surged to a stunning 611 mass shooting incidents. There have already been 102 mass shootings so far this year – only three months in. Why is this happening?

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  • March 24, 2021

    Who's your celebrity cabinet?

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  • March 24, 2021

    Presidents portrayed by actors

    So who's your favorite?  Lee's talking about American presidents and the actors who've played them. 

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  • March 24, 2021

    One year ago, former Congressman Ben McAdams was hospitalized

    It's been a year since former Utah Congressman Ben McAdams was hospitalized with COVID-19.  Lee speaks with McAdams about the experience and the year it's been.

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  • March 24, 2021

    Top 2 and 2, March 22, 2021

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  • March 24, 2021

    Lee takes listener calls and texts

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  • March 24, 2021

    LGBTQ gun owners

    Lee speaks with Ermiya Fanaeian, the director of the Salt Lake City chapter of Pink Pistols - an LGBTQ gun owners group.

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  • March 24, 2021

    Ozlem Tureci. Remember her name

    The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine has an important message.

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  • March 24, 2021

    First ever Feed Utah Food Drive

    A statewide food drive takes place tomorrow! Lee will share audio from Utah Gov. Spencer Cox about the new initiative, and he'll speak with Ginette Bott, the CEO of the Utah Food Bank, the organization that will benefit from the state-wide drive.

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  • March 24, 2021

    New CDC School Guidelines

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  • March 24, 2021

    Could the Olympics return to Salt Lake?

    Are the Olympics coming to Salt Lake? Lee goes in-depth on the current bid, and what the Olympic-hopeful team is working on the bring the games to Utah once again.  

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  • March 24, 2021

    Tokyo Summer Olympics - the latest

    ABC reporter Alex Stone calls in to give the latest on the Tokyo Summer Olympics-Tokyo is telling tourists and visitors to stay home. What will be the economic impact on Tokyo with a scant amount of money coming in from visitors during their Olympic turn?

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  • March 24, 2021

    Starting new things late in life - one woman's story

    An 89-year-old sharpshooter? A woman from India started her journey as a sharpshooter at the age of 65. Now at 89, she has a trove of medals and awards. Lee talks about why this is significant and what we can learn from starting new things late in life.

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  • March 24, 2021

    Amelia Powers Gardner, candidate, Utah County Commissioner

    Amelia Powers Gardner is running for Utah County Commissioner following the departure of Tanner Ainge. Gardner calls into talk to Lee about her campaign and what she hopes to accomplish as a potential commissioner. 

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  • March 24, 2021

    Top 2 at 2, March 22, 2021

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  • March 24, 2021

    Listener feedback on couples and digital communication

    Lee asks for texters and callers to weigh in on the digital communication conversation. When you send a text to your significant other, what is the acceptable time-limit on response? Do you argue over text?

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  • March 24, 2021

    Digital communication in modern-day relationships

    We're talking about digital communications in modern-day relationships. Producer Robynn Garfield joins Lee to talk about some startling statistics on how couples communicate, how digital communication affects relationships, and she offers her thoughts on how texting and social media have impacted her own marriage. 

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  • March 24, 2021

    Working from home in Kaysville and Price - it's a great gig says PC Magazine

    A recent survey on PC Magazine says Kaysville and Price are two of the best cities North America for working from home. What are the metrics for the study and what do Kaysville and Price have that sets them apart?

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  • March 24, 2021

    White House Staffers Fired - Lee weighs in on security clearance

    On Friday, the White House revealed 5 staffers had been let go following revelations on their marijuana use. What is the precedent for something like this? Lee weighs in on the news and gives his perspective as someone who has gone through the security clearance in Washington. 

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  • March 24, 2021

    Top 2 at 2 March 18th

    The two biggest stories of the day at 2 pm. Today, Gov. Spencer Cox announced anyone in the state of Utah 16 and up can start signing up for the vaccine next week. And of course, we're officially 1 year after the massive 5.7M earthquake that rocked us all last year. 

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  • March 19, 2021

    How do you preserve a relationship broken by conspiracy?

    This last year has been a wild one, and there were a fair number of conspiracy theories that were spread and accepted. What do you do if a loved one has been caught up in one of these conspiracy theories? We break it down, and get your input. 

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  • March 19, 2021

    The Earthquake: One Year Later

    There's a lot of good praise heaped on Tim Huges and Amanda Dickson for staying on the air and helping us all through that morning one year ago when the earth started to move beneath our feet. But there's one other name that should be added up there. Gustabo Rodriguez. Gustabo is the man behind the glass that pushes all the buttons to make sure all the mics are on and the commercials play. He's the one that keeps us on the air everyday. And Gustabo was instrumental in making sure everything stayed up and running that day during the Magna Earthquake here in Utah. 

    We talked about his experience, and yours. 

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  • March 19, 2021

    Drought

    Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced a state of emergency this morning, it didn't have anything to do with COVID-19 though, it was about Utah's water supply. We spoke to Craig Buttars, Commissioner of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food about this drought to find out just how bad it is. 

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  • March 19, 2021

    Online Charter Schools

    We spoke to DeLaina Tonks the principal of Mountain Heights Academy all the way back on December 7th about how their online charter school was doing in the midst of this whole pandemic. We're talking to her again and continuing our conversation about online learning. 

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  • March 17, 2021

    Utah's commercial real estate market

    Realtor Jon Wright calls in to talk about the commercial real estate market in Utah. How will the office space industry change as more people stay home to work?

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  • March 17, 2021

    Statewide food drive

    Governor Spencer Cox calls into the show to discuss this week's statewide food drive and how you can support the cause. 

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  • March 17, 2021

    Lee's top 2 at 2

    Lee breaks down the top two stories you need to know at 2 o'clock. 

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  • March 16, 2021

    Mitt Romney calls for a boycott of the 2022 Olympics

    Senator Mitt Romney penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Lee explores the details of this boycott and what makes it unique. Lee also asks for listeners to weigh in on the Beijing Boycott.

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  • March 16, 2021

    Do you go running with your phone?

    Do you use an app to track your distance and speed? Robynn Garfield joins Lee to talk about how she cut tracking apps and digital distractions out of her outdoors time.

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  • March 16, 2021

    The future of education and online learning

    Lee talks about online learning and what the future of education might look like post-pandemic. How can kids learn and develop socially when they choose to go to school online? Anthony Godfrey, Superintendent of the Jordan School District, joins Lee to talk about the announcement that their school district will open three online schools in 2021. These will be K-12 schools, with emphasis on the upper grades. How will this program work, what are the details, and what are the benefits?

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  • March 16, 2021

    The US Capitol and COVID-19

    With so many covid restrictions in place, what has been the impact on the speed of business at the United States Capitol? With COVID-19 protocols, congress has slowed down even further.

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  • March 15, 2021

    It's time for March Madness

    KSL TV's Dave McCann joins to talk to Lee about March Madness.

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  • March 15, 2021

    All about the Oscar nominations

    Oscar nominations came out this morning. KSL's resident movie expert Doug Wright calls in to talk about his favorite and least favorite films that made the list.

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  • March 15, 2021

    Lee's top 2 at 2

    Lee breaks down the top two stories you need to hear at 2 o' clock. 

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  • March 15, 2021

    What's up with large settlements?

    In the wake of the $27 million lawsuit awarded to the family of George Floyd, Lee talks about historic lawsuits and where the money comes from in these big government payouts. And defense attorney Greg Skordas calls in to talk about lawsuits and money. Do the taxpayers end up fronting the bill for large settlements? What about state-run universities?

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  • March 15, 2021

    Pandemic life: working from home, but will you stay at home?

    A year into the pandemic, many are still working from home. Lee talks about some of the pros and cons of working from home and what the trends look like. Are people going to stay put or move back to the office? Then, he talks to listeners on the subject. 

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  • March 15, 2021

    Fatalities on Utah roads up, even though drivers on the road are down

    Carlos Braceros, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, joins Lee to talk about recent data about fatalities on Utah's roads. Cars on the road decreased by 13% in 2020, but fatalities were up 11%. Utah isn't alone in these startling statistics. What changes need to be made and what is already in the works to keep Utahns safe behind the wheel? 

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  • March 13, 2021

    No more Netflix password sharing?

    Over 50% of Americans share their streaming services. Netflix is testing a crackdown. Is sharing a service you pay for really stealing?

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  • March 13, 2021

    Democrats move on gun legislation

    Having passed the COVID-19 relief package, Democrats are now quickly moved on to passing gun regulation bills. Lee breaks down what is being discussed on Capitol Hill. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    Lee's top 2 at 2

    Lee breaks down the top two news stories at the top of the hour. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    New York reopens and where will you travel?

    Gov Cuomo announces quarantines will no longer be required for travelers starting April 1, but Mayor de Blasio is calling it an April Fool's joke. Lee also asks where you will travel when restrictions are lifted. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    A new website promises to help stop vaccine waste

    Dr. B's says it will text people if a vaccine becomes available because someone didn't show up for an appointment. KSL NewsRadio's Frank Muller joins Lee to talk about the website. 

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  • March 13, 2021

    Dissecting President Biden's speech

    Lee spends time on President Biden's speech from last night, where he discussed the vaccine and the recently signed stimulus package.

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  • March 13, 2021

    Feds approve Breeze Airline with SLC as hub

    Lee has some personal experiences and an interview with Jeff Benedict about founder David Neeleman, an atypical CEO. 

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