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Turmoil for the White House, an Outdoor Retailer Showdown, and Did Paid Outsiders Scream at Chaffetz? – Episode 172 (2/16/17)

The session is half way over, and this week Natalie, Jim, and Dan talk about the Outdoor Retailer showdown with Utah lawmakers

Climate Discourse in Russia

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 15/18, 2017) — Jessica Graybill is an Associate Professor of Geography, and the Director

How to Get People to Eat Bugs, and Like It

The Bottom Line (Air Date: February 14, 2017) – How do you launch a sustainable food revolution? Perhaps it requires a good

Week 3 of the Session, Utahns March to Support Refugees, and Lawmakers Urge Trump to Rollback Bears Ears – Episode 171 (2/9/17)

It’s the third week of the legislative session, and this week Natalie, Dan, and Jim talk about Jim’s criticizing of last year’s

Systemic Racism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 8/11, 2017) —The Hinckley Institute recently hosted a panel addressing systemic racism.  The panelists

She Tech Explorer Days

The Bottom Line (Air Date: February 24, 2017) – Sara Dansie Jones joined Doug Wells recently to chat about the upcoming She

Week Two of the Session, Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee, and Will the Zion Curtain Fall This Year? – Episode 170 (2/2/17)

It’s week two of the legislative session, and Natalie, Rep. Dan McCay, and Rep. Brian King discuss Trump’s conservative SCOTUS nominee Neil

The Case For ‘Our Schools Now’

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: February 1/4, 2017) — Earlier this week the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a forum

Week One of the Session, Speaker Hughes Focuses on Homelessness, and Lawmakers Hear Utah Women Roar – Episode 169 (1/26/17)

It’s the first week of the 2017 legislative session, and Dan, Jim, and Natalie are recording on Capitol Hill. This week they

Doomed To Cooperate: How Russian and American Scientists Made the Post-Cold War World Safer

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air dates: January 25/28, 2017) — Last week the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted Siegfried Hecker, a

The Shortcomings of the Sharing Economy – an Interview with Steven Hill

The Bottom Line (Air Date: January 24, 2017) – Millions of Americans love using Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, Airbnb, Upwork and many other

Inauguration, Chaffetz Calls Ethics Foul By Ethics Official, and Audit Finds Possible Corruption by Former Fire Authority Leaders – Episode 168 (1/19/17)

It’s inauguration week, and Jim, Dan, and Natalie are wondering if this time around it’s NO Hope and ALL Change? Also, who

The Rise and Fall, Then Rise Again of Sportsman’s Warehouse

The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: July 15, 2014) – Stuart Utgaard is the former CEO of Sportsman’s Warehouse.  Utgaard originally purchased

Obama’s Final Address, Trump’s Team in the Hot Seat, & OR Threatens to Leave Utah Again – Episode 167 (1/12/17)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie talk about the upcoming legislative session and the Our Schools Now petition movement – will it

Perceptions and Misperceptions of China

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original air date: January 13, 2016/Revised air date: January 11, 2017) — In the past month President-Elect

Energizing Students with STEM through Tiny Satellites

The Bottom Line (Air Date: January 10, 2017) –Today’s satellites are smaller, more powerful, and cheaper than ever before. They’re also even

State Inauguration, Public Pushback on Homeless Shelters, & How to Spend Political Capital – Episode 166 (1/5/17)

This week Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joins Natalie and Dan to talk about the opening of 2017 and the state

Solving Our Plastics Problem, While Profiting

The Bottom Line (Air Date: January 3, 2017) – Plastic waste is a massive problem globally. It’s over-filling our landfills and littering

Best Gripes of 2016 – Episode 165 (12/29/16)

In this show we highlight some of the best gripes from Both Sides of the Aisle in 2016. So sit back, grab

Hungry? Meet Hello Eats

The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 27, 2016) – Gabe Gundersen believes he has a better meal-ordering platform for hungry restaurant patrons,

Review of Utah Politics & News in 2016 – Episode 164 (12/22/16)

For the week before Christmas Jim, Dan, and Natalie review the political high-points and low-points, winners and losers of 2016 in Utah.

Safe Spaces for LGBT People

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 21 ~ 24, 2016) – Safe Spaces at educational institutions are places or communities

Smoothing the Mortgage Lending Process

The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 20, 2016) – Matt Hansen has always loved to build things. In 2010 after he developed

Homeless Shelters, Amazon Deal Confusion, Russian Meddling – Episode 163 (12/15/16)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Dan talk about Salt Lake City’s four new homeless shelters – did the state give the city

Panel Discussion on How Utahns are Working to Resettle Refugees

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 14 ~ 17, 2016) – The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted a panel

An 8th Term for Orrin?, Legislative Committees Get Scrambled, & Herbert’s Budget – Episode 162 (12/8/16)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Dan talk about what it would mean if Sen. Orrin Hatch runs again for an 8th term

How to Micro-target Voters

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: December 7 ~ 10, 2016) – Last week Tom Schultz, the former data director for

How Utah Draws Companies to the State

The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 6, 2016) – Utah has worked hard in recent years to diversify its economy and attract

Trump Using the ‘Art of the Deal’ on Romney? Could Mr. Noel Go to Washington? Huntsman for Senate in 2018? – Episode 161 (12/1/16)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Dan critique Trump’s cabinet picks; is Trump using ‘The Art of the Deal’ on Mitt Romney?; Could

Tales From Covering Donald Trump’s Campaign: McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 30 ~ December 3, 2016) – Last week the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted