End your day happy with Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry from The Nightside Project. Limited Spring-time Edition- Nightside is back on the radio weeknights from 6-8 pm on KSL NewsRadio! We'll bring back some of your favorites. Each episode features a feel-good #ZenHeadlines story submitted by the audience.
Disney Recap, Winter Games and ZENHEADLINES
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry recap Ethan's trip to Disney where he rates the Genie Plus line waiting system that has replaced the fast pass and Alex wonders what a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing really actually accomplished. Plus, another week of Faux-Intern Ryan providing a zenheadline featuring a Dairy Queen Manager who takes the time to thwart a Karen.
Ethan Goes to Disney, How Australia Lost the War against the Emu
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry jump on together for a quick episode before Ethan heads to Disneyland where he forces his children to pay their own way. Millard then launches into a story not for the faint of heart if you are a large bird lover as details emerge as to how the Australians have had to fight to defeat the mighty emu over the past several decades. Finally, a #zenheadline that features two collegiate athletes who have found their niche in the NIL market earning hundreds of thousands of dollars for their massive social media presence as athletes. Ethan defends the bureaucracy that is the NCAA. Of course, he does.
Packs of Coyotes, a Meatloaf and Loving Thy Neighbor (kinda)
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry get together for their weekly session of news bytes, stupid rants, and Tom Cruise shenanigans. Alex compares Elon Musk to Willy Wonka, Ethan is approached at a local grocery store about how many coyotes he could kill if he was attacked by a pack of them and Amazon Prime is streaming the Mission Impossible movies, which Alex finds impossible to stomach.
A #zenheadline featuring a challenge from a gym owner to shovel your neighbor's walkways and a local Salt Lake City donut shop is opening a location near Alex's house and it's going to be a real problem for his diet. Don't worry, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall gives herself an 'A' for her grade on Mayor-ing last year.
Hey! Alex and Ethan are back.... What have they been up to?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard defy all odds and are back to posting episodes once a week for the Nightside Project on the KSL Podcast Network because they are slaves to the man(Sheryl)!
With the upheaval of both Ethan and Alex's work worlds, the boys catch up on what's been going on since KSL and Bonneville acquired The Zone Sports Network and Alex has to work full-time as a Sports Talk Show Host. Ethan rolls out a #zenheadline in true fashion from a 10-year old story of a dog dying (thanks, Ethan). Stay tuned as the guys will drop weekly episodes going forward now that things have settled down a little in both of their worlds. Plus, a walk down memory lane when KSL let Nightside into the building for the first time all those years ago and they proceeded to break things in the office because they treated it like a frat house. Not much has changed.
Tammy and Chad Daybell Murder Charges and 90's Fashion
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry have now lived to watch the waist height of pants go down. all the way up, all the way down and all the way back up again. This saddens them both as its just another indicator on how little they know about fashion and how old they are. Plus, new charges surface for Chad and Lori Daybell, the Idaho couple charged with the death of Tylee Ryan and her brother JJ Valow. Not only are there 1st degree murder charges in the deaths of Lori Daybell's kids, Chad's wife Tammy was also found to be murdered after a new autopsy and they have also been charged with the same 1st degree murder chagres of Tammy Daybell. Why does the nation, and Utah in particular love these murder stories so much?
Ethan Millard gets a New Car, Brags
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry come together for their weekly dressing down of one another on the Nightside Project Podcast as Ethan reveals he got himself a cool New (vintage) Mercedez-Benz. The guys then reminisce about the times when we used to scare kids into safe driving by showing them terrible, gruesome accidents. The viral youth football video that everyone is weighing in on makes an appearance and Ethan rolls out a Zenheadline.
Ethan goes to the San Diego Zoo
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry catch up after Ethan took some time to go to California where he had an interesting experience with the bathrooms at the famous San Diego Zoo. Plus, a round of Zenheadlines that is sure to uplift...maybe. Ethan makes it weird.
Tales of Mother Day
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start off the program with tales of Mother's Day 2021 when Ethan made the bold move of just leaving his wife home for the weekend by herself. He claims that it was his gift to her, not having to be around the kids and him for 3 whole days while Alex makes the argument that it's just another Valentine's Day-type holiday filled with pressure. Plus, Alex encounters his first Karen in the wild who laid down a profanity laced, anti-mask tirade at a poor Costco greeter. Grab the popcorn and enjoy the show.
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are back for another episode of the Nightside Project. The topic of cruising comes up again on this show and one of the most interesting ideas is to simulating cruise adventures instead of going to an actul excerusion.
Chicken Sandwich Challenge; Sports Radio Madlib Adlib
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard have some fun with Ethan explaining how he is doing a chicken sandwich with his kids and guessing what restaurant they come from and also what they like as well. It will be a bracket he will keep track of.
Alex also has some fun and creates a mock sports radio madlib adlib. They end with some zen headlines.
Guy's going through mid-life crisis because they don't feel important
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discussed turning 40 years old and that birthday is one that a lot of people have their eyes on. Alex said he usually doesn't care about birthday milestones and mid-life crises. He ponders if he should be buying a certain car. In an article, there was a theory about how mid-life crises happen because people want to feel important.
Could a four-day work week make its way to America?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry get together on the Nightside Project today to discuss the 4-day work week that is being tested in Europe as an alternative to the rigor of the traditional 40-hour workweek over 5 days, this would only be a 32-hour week. Spain is testing this right now and since the pandemic, the boys think that everyone will have warmed up to the idea. A #zenheadline recounting a man whose dream vacation was turned into a nightmare after getting off a plane early only to spend time in Bangor, Maine instead of San Francisco.
Can your work force you to get the vaccine before a return to the office?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are back in the saddle as the guys discuss if businesses or airlines will require people to have the vaccine to get back to the office or to traveling. The question is, will your workplace allow you to come back without a vaccine or is it lawful to even ask workers if they've had the COVID-19 Vaccine. Then, Ethan brings up a strange #zenheadline where one restaurant wants to avoid falling victim to the closures that have happened during the pandemic by promoting their place with a man spending 24 hours in a pool full of refried beans. 24-hours in a pool of beans? Where do you go to the bathroom? Oh, dear.
How to talk to your kids about dating
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss some of the latest headlines across their little world including a group rescued from a deserted island after being there for 33 days. They also talk about broaching the dating topic with their kids and The lady who sprayed her hair with Gorilla Glue instead of regular hair adhesive is getting a world-renown plastic surgeon to help her terrible situation out.
Vacationing at Disney World during COVID-19 is quite unique
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back for another episode and this time it is all about Alex's vacation to Florida where he and his family went to Disney World. The experience is like no other with the limited crowds due to COVID-19 restrictions and it was quite enjoyable.
Only one protestor should up at New York state capitol
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back after a bit of the break and bring you some new Nightside Project episodes. There was the threat of protests at state Capitol's across the country and at the New York state capitol just a single person showed up for the event. His goal was to be part of a peaceful protest and it was with just the one person.
Also, Alex describes how it took for his mom to get the COVID-19 vaccine and basically gamed the system with an accidental sign up.
Would you try baked pineapple... with cheese?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back after a bit of the break and bring you some new Nightside Project episodes. In this return episode, the two discuss a few serious things at the beginning about work safety. Then the silliness comes out with Ethan bringing forward a recipe for baked pineapple.
They also talk some sports with the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend.
Introducing new Christmas traditions; What is a pocket sax?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry start to get into the Christmas Spirit as Ethan rolls out a couple of new traditions that he's trying out on his family including chopping down their own tree and also a gingerbread house party. Ethan also found a perfect gift for a saxophonist, the pocket sax! Alex laments the fact that his family's Elf on the Shelf has actually found where their new house is and is ruining Alex's life a little but Ethan comes up with a plan to tell the kids that he has Covid-19 and to stay away from him. Plus, a zenheadline involving a very generous FedEx driver.
Mysterious Utah monolith might have an explanation about its removal
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry usher in December with a statement made today from the group of people claiming responsibility for removing the Utah Monolith out of the Southern Utah Desert. Ethan explains why it is a misdemeanor to poop in the desert and Alex breaks down why Santa Clause shouldn't be getting so much credit for bringing presents. Then Ethan rolls out another #zenheadline for you to finish your day happy involving an escape from North Korea by a very talented and brave gymnast.
Get ready for new TSA guidelines when traveling this holiday season
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about the TSA's new Thanksgiving guidelines to traveling with your favorite foods across the country. If you're thinking of taking sides, main dishes and desserts with you through the airports of America, this is your go-to guide to do so and Ethan brings zen headlines featuring a Spanish botched sculpture that they are now famous for.
NIghtside Gets in The (early) Holiday Mood
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard get together after the most recent birth of Alex's new baby to talk about how nice it was not to have to be working in the KSL Newsradio newsroom last week while the election results were slowly rolling out. Alex made the mistake of reading both Joe Biden and President Trump's supportive texts into the station that mostly just attacked the poor news anchors delivering the updated headlines.
Ethan shares a fast-food headline from Burger King in the UK who gave a rare shoutout to their main competitor, McDonald's, and Alex plays the first Christmas song of the season for Ethan to enjoy. No mention of Tom Cruise, thank heavens.
Timeout! Saved by the Bell is back
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard share their feelings on the new Saved By The Bell reboot that NBC's streaming service Peacock is rolling out this winter. Remembering Kelly Kapowski, AC Slater and Zack Morris, the guys recall that entertainment gurus are aiming everything at our childhood memories and taking advantage. Plus, Costco ends ties with a coconut water company that supplied their warehouses with Coconut water that was picked by monkeys. MONKEYS!
Is Tom Cruise really an American hero?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about Ethan's recent travels, taking kids to football games during COVID and Tom Cruise as an American hero and a #zenheadline featuring a Canadian man on a walk finding a random 43 million-year-old fossil.
Giant meals on a plane? We might have a solution
Ethan is in California and has had some interesting flights and some suggestions on what we can do about the passengers who find it necessary to bring giant meals on to the plane. Ethan was also at the BYU vs. Houston Football game last Friday night and says that BYU fans couldn't contain themselves and went from being socially distant and responsible to celebrating the win with a few too many exchanges of respiratory droplets.
Plus a Zen headline that had the potential of being out of this world but someone wanted to see their daughter's wedding. We'll explain.
Its Official, Tom Cruise is Heading to Space, How Much does President Trump Really Weigh?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry begin by discussing the difficulties of at-home learning to begin this school year.. COVID-19 may set back this generation of school kids for a lot longer than we are anticipating. Alex updates a story that was rumored back in May of this year and now its been confirmed, Tom Cruise will be shooting a movie in space! Hitching a ride on Elon Musk's Falcon 9 Dragon, the international super star will be solidified as silver screen deity forever more with Ethan. Finally, a #zenheadline featuring the kindness of strangers in a Dairy Queen drive thru and Dairy Queen has breakfast? Its a hoot.
Flying during COVID-19 is a surreal experience
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss traveling on a plan during COVID-19 pandemic. Ethan was on a short flight to St. George and he detailed the experience of flying which was unique.
Plus there we have zen headlines to brighten your day.
How to increase your chance of being involved in a shark attack?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back for another podcast episode. The two discuss the first-world problem about high-speed internet, but the main topic is an animal quiz that Ethan gives to Alex.
They also talk about political ads as we are nearing election day.
Everyone now has a tree blowing down story
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard react to the huge wind storm that rocked the Wasatch front with damage, school closures, and power outages. With these strong winds, everyone now has that go-to story about trees falling over and causing a mess.
Even in Utah people give you side looks if you have a lot of kids
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are back in podcast form. The two discuss how Alex is welcoming his sixth kid in a few months and he talked about how even in Utah which is known for big families he is getting a few eyebrows raised when people find out.
The second half gets into what the NBA has been doing with social justice and how to talk about it on the radio and to others in general about this sensitive topic.
July 31, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry take you through the lighter side of the news.
- The show wraps up its limited run as we achieved our goal of lowering covid numbers in Utah, wink, winnk
- We find out what those Chinese seeds are up to.
- Want to watch Netflix on slow speed?
- First World Problems
- Podcast keep on going?
- Trash pilling up in Philly?
- All of the Steve Stimulus' spoofs.
Will you speed up Netflix?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss a weird piece of tech news from Netflix which is allowing the shows to be slowed down or sped up. Is this something you would do?
Live until 130 years old?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss a golfer who clearly said and positively that they will live until 130 years old.
We really want to do normal stuff again
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss what they will do once COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror.
COVID-19 numbers are down, you are welcome, Utah!
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry were brought back to slow the spread of COVDI-19 and it has been achieved and this is why this show is our last broadcast.
Was this wedding invitation in good or bad taste?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard go over a wedding invitation that has some restricts and request for this in-person wedding being taken place during Covid-19.
Target lady who threw a fit is claiming an illness
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss how a lady who had a breakdown at a Target is now claiming she has mental issues. Should people forgive her?
Arnold Schwarzenegger is 73!!
Alex KIrry and Ethan Millard go through some headlines and the big one that is shocking to everyone is that Arnold Schwarzenegger is 73 years old.
More Vegas talks, Americans are still barred from European Union
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard continue talking about taking a work trip to Las Vegas just because. Also, the European Union has extended its ban of Americans traveling to its country.
July 30, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take you through the day in the lighter side of news.
- Back to school checklist is a bit weird this year.
- Steve is back with a buffet!
- Tech giants are rolling in the dough during covid-19
- Las Vegas wants you to come to town... to work?
- Should we accept an apology after she thrashed a Target?
- Couples therapy
- Start thinking about wearing eye protection
Las Vegas wants you to travel to its city and work remotely
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss how the city of Las Vegas wants to lure in people who are working remotely to come to their town and work and "play" in their town.
Tech giants are rolling in the dough during COVID-19
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss how the biggest of the biggest tech companies are making so much money with people stuck at home.
Back to school supply list is a bit different
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard go through the back-to-school checklist which looks a whole lot different during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We found the worst babysitting gig
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard go over some headlines with the main one being the worst baby sitting job offer ever.
Dr. Matt Wooley answers your questions
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry are joined by Dr. Matt Wooley to answer the questions people want answered regarding mental health during COVID-19.
Exchange coins for free food?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry find out Chic-Fil-A and Taco Bell that really want your coins and to entice people to do that these restaurants would give you some free food if you either brought in coins to pay or even to just exchange coins for cash plus a gift card.
July 29, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry take you through the lighter side of news.
- How has quarantine impacted your personality.
- News for the one percenter.
- Dr. Matt Wooley answers your questions.
- Worst babysitting job ever.
- Backseat drivers.
- Gold fight over Russia vs. China in Africa.
- Teddy Bear found after days of searching with help from Ryan Reynolds.
Is the lockdown changing your personality?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry get into some quarantine news and how being stuck at home is changing people's personality during these times.
July 28, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take you through the lighter side of news.
- Buffets are open in Utah!
- High school sports are going forward in Utah
- Man circles the globe on boat, has no clue about COVID-19
- Child care industry in trouble.
- Disney, Universal cancel Halloween events.
Child Care crisis that could be a problem for a generation
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss a serious topic with how child care could be an issue with how employment is changing during COVID.
Halloween events are canceled at Disney World
Alex KIrry and Ethan Millard take you through a vacation club.
- Airline travel may not be at pre-pandemic levels until 2024
- Disney and Universal scrapping Halloween activities.
Man circling the globe had no clue about COVID-19
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take you through some headlines. The big one is a man who spent about nine months sailing around the world. He had not technology or communiation devices and had no clue about coroanvirus.
High school sports will look different in Utah
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about high school sports in Utah. Right now they are going forward but they will look very, very different from concessions, where games are played and how many are involved.
Buffets are back! Are you going?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss the re-opening of buffets in Utah. There will be some strict rules to keep them as sanitary as possible at these type of restaurants.
Should in-person schooling be pushed back?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss returning to school. There is a push to get in-person learning but teachers want to postpone that and do remote learning into the fall months.
Would you allow your boss to record your computer at home?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard open the show discussing bosses "spying" on their employees who are working at home as a way to monitor those who are remotely working.
Is this something that should happen on work devices away from the office?
Dumb quiz: What type of food are you?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry have some fun with a dumb quiz that will predict what type of food they are.
Google to keep employees home through July 2021
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss how Google is extending keeping its employees at home. The tech giant will keep people home through the summer of 2021. They discuss how this could be the norm and also save companines a lot of money by reducing office space.
Maybe universal basic income has legs
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take texts from listeners about what they will spend their stimulus check on. Also, the first stimulus and possibly the next is a really good way to actually pump the economy rather than the tried and failed trickle-down economic theory.
What would you spend on your next stimulus check?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry have some fun about the potential of a new stimulus check sent out to the American people. The two go over KSL's Classifieds do find the best items for exactly $1,200.
Will you buy season tickets for the Utah Jazz, skiing right now?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about how companies are trying to proceed as normal by offering up season passes for the winter time. They do put in some safeguards for purchasers if COVID-19 does not allow for people to use these passes.
July 27, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry take you through the lighter side of the news.
- Is COVID-19 making us better drivers?
- Google to work remotely through July 2021
- What would you spend on the next stimulus check?
- Top Gun 2 getting pushed back, Ethan is OK.
- What type of food are you?
- Would you buy season passes for skiing or Utah Jazz for next year?
Has the pandemic made us more courteous drivers?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss an article that suggests that people are becoming much better drivers. Is that true?
July 23, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry take you through the day in the lighter side of news.
- The state of Utah really wants you to know how to go outdoors.
- Covid confessions.
- Service animals
- Ethan's injuries.
- Tom Cruise's space movie is going to be in the theatres.
- What are people buying now during COVID?
- First world problems.
Chad Daybell was wrong about the end of the world
Alex Kirry and Scott Mitchell go through some headlines and one of those was Chad Daybell's prediction that the world was ending was wrong. Plus, he predicted earthquakes, which anyone can do.
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard listen to some covid confessions which are hilarious.
How can we not ruin Mars once we get there?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss some space news and how we can make Mars a better place when people land on the planet in comparison to other colonizations.
Tom Cruises new movie will not be on a streaming platform
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry get into some coronavirus confessions from callers and some are very embarassing. Also, they discuss how the new Tom Cruise space-saga will not be going to a streaming service but want a theatrical release first.
July 22, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take you through the lighter side of news.
- Where can and can't shoot off fireworks.
- National hot dog day.
- Englanders making archaeological finds
- Dr. Matt Wooley answers your questions.
- Americans are no longer the fat tourist.
Gotta Go Utah
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss a new website put out by the state of Utah. It is GottaGoUtah.org and it is exactly what you think it is. How to properly use the bathroom when out in nature.
July 21, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry take you through the day in lighter news.
- How to go to the beach?
- An incident outside the studio.
- Amazon has robot delivery drones.
- How to survive a fire on the road and in your car.
- How to date during a pandemic.
- Walmart to give bonus, Thanksgiving off for employees.
- World's largest cruise ship delayed.
July 20, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take you through the lighter side of news.
- NASA has a contest to build a space toilet.
- What road trip foods should you avoid?
- BYU looks into mask studies and finds positive news.
- Yard work will help you drop the quarantine 15.
- New to RVing?
Bahamas says no to Americans
- 3-D printed chicken nuggets from KFC
July 17, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry go through the lighter side of news.
- First World Problems!
- Nightside is sticking around for a bit longer.
- Taco Bell is getting rid of some favorite items.
- Ethan got in a car wreck.
- Buy a COVID-19 fancy lanyard?
Lady not wearing a mask wants share of employee she berated
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard go through some First World Problems. The big one is the lady in San Diego who would not wear a mask in at Starbucks and verbally attacked an employee. People felt bad for him and took up a Go Fund Me that went over $100,000 and the lady who didn't wear a mask feels she is owed half of that money.
COVID FAQ's are back
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry go through a few of the most important COVID-19 questions people are asking.
- How will love scenes be handled with the pandemic on TV and movies?
- Do you need an accessorized lanyard for your mask?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's cancer is back
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard go through some of the headlines.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg's cancer has returned.
- Entertainment and information?!?!
- Princess Beatrice was secretly married.
Kanye West is still not officially out of running for President
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard open the show with some hodgepodge. Ethan got in a car wreck, Alex hypes of his mask wearing in his new Davis County home. Also, Kanye West is still not officially not running for President of the United State.
Taco Bell is removing favorite items from menu
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about how Taco Bell is removing some very popular menu items, at least according to Alex and he is not happy.
Mask Monday is coming
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard discuss how more and more national brands requiring patrons to wear masks. The biggest one that could be the most difficult to enforce is Home Depot.
Nightside is sticking around for a bit longer
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry make the announcement that the show is staying around for a few more weeks. This segment they discuss how Las Vegas' re-opening is not going well at all. They are calling it terrifying and not going well. Vegas is such a travel destination it is hard to not imagine that opening back up smoothly.
Are we tipping too much?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about tipping which can be a thorny subject and varies a lot across each industry. Ethan tells a story where he was at a full service gas station and tipped the attendant for fueling up his car.
But when, where and how much to tip?
Blue checkmarks were hacked
Alex Kirry and Scott Mitchell go into the hacking scheme in which verified accounts were targeted with some bitcoin scheme that netted just over six figures. However, this is a big deal if a more sophisticated group was able to gain this access to twitter accounts.
Utah County getting the national spotlight it doesn't want
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are talking about how a meeting with Utah County commissioners got out of hand as a group of anti-mask people tightly crowded room. It eventually was dismissed but it out some bad light on Utah County. The protests were about wearing masks in schools and wanting some exceptions.
When do sports mascots go from honoring to offensive?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard are joined once again by Adrienne Andrews from Weber State to discuss issues on race. This topic goes toward sports mascots and specifically the Washington Redskins name which is being changed, to something that has yet to be determined.
The issue is when do mascots that are named after Native Americans go from honoring them to being an insulting name.
Changing the names of sports mascots
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about sports franchises name changes with the latest from a national perspective being from the Washington Redskins and locally is the Bountiful high school which is named the Braves.
Companies, not government have been stepping up during COVID-19
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about how the Salt Lake City schools are getting an adjustment to the Orange color system which previously would not allow in-person schooling. Now, Governor Gary Herbert is tweaking that allows schools to submit a plan.
Also, businesses are leading the way with mask mandates across the country when some governmennts are not stepping up.
July 16, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take you through the lighter side of news, usually.
- Are you tipping too much?
- When do mascots go from honoring a group of people to offensive?
- Captain America does a great thing for a boy hero.
- Salt Lake schools have the option to go forward with in-class learning.
- Cruising keeps getting cold shoulder.
College athletics are seen as greedy
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about an editorial from Ralph Nader who is calling out college athletics. He thinks that since most colleges are not opening fully is worth it and safe for them to have sports to continue and go forward. It is not safe and he calls it greed for these universities to want to play sports while there is a pandemic going on.
Parents are cheating in online classess
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard get into online schooling and how there was a parent who was busted at cheating in their online classes and had to serve jail time over it.
English pub puts up electric fence for social distancing
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry go through some headlines.
- Electric fence is used in a bar to provide social distancing.
- Burger King wanting to reduce cow farts and burps.
- Tournament of Roses parade has been canceld.
Berkley changing how it uses cops for traffic stops, good idea?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss how the city of Berkley is adjusting how they are using their police. Instead of police officers being used for traffic stops with civilian traffic enforcement.
There are some positives on this and also some negatives in this plan as well. It is still being discussed and not yet implemented.
What states are good and bad at wearing masks
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about mask-wearing, yes, again. They found a Twitter study, so accuracy is iffy, but it geo-tagged hashtags with certain areas of the country are good at wearing masks down to anti-mask tweeting.
The most anti-mask for twitter is Idaho, Nevada, Florida, and Arizona.
Dr. Matt Wooley answers your questions this week
Dr. Matt Wooley joins the show and answers questions that were sent in about trying times people are having during COVID-19.
July 15, 2020 -- FULL SHOW
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry take you through the usually lighter side of news.
- Dr. Matt Wooley joins to answer your questions
- What states are good and bad at wearing masks.
- More stores are mandating masks nationwide.
- Parent goes to jail for helping kid with online school.
Large KFC order prompts police to bust large party
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry go through some headlines.
- Large KFC order leads to busting up an illegal gathering.
- Burger King wants cows to fart less.
Are shopping malls really dead?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the latest talk of the death of the mall and the latest issue is COVID-19 which is causing people not go out and about. This could be the next nail in the coffin for the traditional mall.
What would be tough to quit cold turkey?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about how South Africa immediately banned smoking as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19. The smokers of the country now had to basically kick it cold turkey depending on what they had at home. This had to be a very tough go for those smokers.
Is office life dead due to COVID-19?
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about office work and how going into the office may not be the norm. Having employees work at home will keep costs down for employees and employers as well. This could be the future of office work.
Too many cruise ships?
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry hit up their go-to topics when talking vacation news. The first story is that cruise ships were building too many and now with the lack of cruises, there are now too many cruise ships in production.
Fifty-day COVID-19 challenge should have been going on all this time
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss the 55-day challenge in which Deseret News is calling a "moonshot" which seems a bit high brow. People should have been doing this the entire time and shouldn't be considered this difficult.
Salt Lake school district is starting online this fall is hurting sports programs
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss how the Salt Lake school district is going online only and how it is impacting a lot of students, and especially so with some of the sports programs.
Not many parents are happy with this at all because they want to see their kids play sports. The idea of missing another season of sports.