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Episode 22: March 13th

On the last day of the 2014 Legislative session – winners, losers; the Pre-K bill, and a bill stating that open carry

Episode 21: March 6th

The Count My Vote initiative, a 100 million dollar property tax increase in the senate, and the Zion Curtain…     Podcast:

Byron Russell on Edison Quarter, The Plaza at State Street, and an Improving Downtown

Today on Downtown SLC we’re speaking with Byron Russell about the complex art of building a city, and about a new, mixed-use

Utah Film Center Executive Director Holly Yocom on the Tumbleweeds Film Fest

The Tumbleweed Film Festival rolls into town next week. Its aim? To engage children and families in the magic of film. The

Episode 20: February 27th

Medicaid expansion plans at loggerheads, new State revenue forecasts and implications, and the town hall between legislators and the LGBTQ Community  

Ryan Lowder, Chef/Owner of Copper Onion and its New Sibling Copper Common

Today on Downtown SLC, host Jason Mathis is joined by Ryan Lowder, chef/owner of the acclaimed Copper Onion restaurant. Soon though, Copper

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams on the Prospects for a Convention Center Hotel

On today’s show we’re joined by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. We’ll hear about his support at the state legislature for

Episode 19: February 20th

Medicaid expansion arguments, Google Fiber potentially coming to SLC and Lockhart’s digital education bill.     Podcast: Play in new window |

Rep. Brian King on Giving Employers Incentives to Hire Homeless People

Today we’ll hear from Rep. Brian King (D – Salt Lake City) about an innovative bill he is sponsoring at the state

Episode 18: February 13th

A consensus on moving the prison, the Pre-K bill, and a blockade formed by LGBT protesters…   Podcast: Play in new window

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John Dahlstrom of Wasatch Commercial on Attracting Businesses and Residents Downtown

Today on Downtown SLC we’ll speak with John Dahlstrom, Executive Vice President of Wasatch Commercial. The company owns many of the largest

Episode 17: February 6th

Children being deprived of lunch at Uintah, Insensitive tweets sent from the Legislature, Lockhart and STEM, and SB100 animus Podcast: Play in

Episode 16: January 30th

State of the Union Reactions, and the Lockhart vs. Herbert Smackdown Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.8MB)

Volunteers of America and Helping Homeless Youth Downtown

Today we speak with Zachary Bale of the nonprofit Volunteers of America, about the challenges of providing services to Salt Lake’s homeless

December 2013: Beachmen

December 2013: Beachmen

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Episode 15: Legislative Preview (January 23rd)

This week Greg, Jim and Natalie discuss the issues that are sure to be the big stories of the legislative session, including

Michael Mack on the Value of the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show

Today on the show we’re joined by Michael Mack, VP of Services for Visit Salt Lake – the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Episode 1: January 16th

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Episode 14: January 16th

Expectations for the upcoming Legislative session, Gov. Herbert meets with President Obama, Caps on campaign contributions, and the firing of a veteran

Legislative Preview with Downtown Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah’s Legislative Session is coming up fast. Today we’re joined by Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck to get a preview of the session and

Episode 13: January 9th

The legalization of Pot in Colorado weighed against the potential banning of Pop in schools, and gay marriage is illegal again Podcast:

Episode 12: December 26th The Year In Review

Natalie, Jim and Greg discuss the biggest political stories of 2013, predictions for the new year, and their year-end gripes. Podcast: Play

Scott Beck on Bringing a Convention Hotel to Salt Lake City

The idea of a convention headquarters hotel in downtown Salt Lake has been discussed for decades. This would be a large new

1/03/14: Gay Marriage Appeal, New AG, and Stale Air

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Brooke Adams, Robert Gehrke and Brian Maffly talk about gay marriage, a new attorney general and poor air

12/27/13: The Top Stories of 2013

Salt Lake Tribune editor and publisher Terry Orme, deputy editor Tim Fitzpatrick and assistant managing editor Dave Noyce discuss John Swallow, same-sex

Episode 11: December 19th

The Federal Budget Compromise, Utah’s Air Quality, and Matheson’s Big Decision Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.8MB)

Episode 10: December 12th

The AG Pick by the State Central Committee, Pay Raises for Elected Officials, and Obama gets in on the ‘Selfie’ craze Podcast:

A Preview of EVE – Salt Lake’s Premier New Years Event

Today on the show we’re joined by Topher Horman, Creative Director of EVE to talk about coming together as a community to