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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

Keeping Flying J Aloft – Crystal Call Maggelet, CEO of FJ Management

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 30, 2016) – In the early 2000s, Flying J was one of the nation’s largest and

Which Utahns may Join Team Trump, Can Religious Libertarians Abide a Muslim Registry – Episode 160 (11/24/16)

For Thanksgiving this year Jim, Dan, and Natalie discuss political turkies and other current happenings around Utah, including: whether Mitt Romney or

U.S. Efforts to Promote Religious Freedom – David Saperstein

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 23 ~ 26, 2016) – David Saperstein, the Ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom for

Advancing Sustainability Culture in the Workplace – Bill Wilson, Sustain3

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 22, 2016) –Sustainability for a business has to be more than solar panels and office recycling.

Still Counting Votes in SL County, UofU Athletic Audit, & the Trump Transition – Episode 159 (11/17/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie talk about the many thousands of votes still to be counted in Salt Lake County, making

Election 2016 – Who Won, and Why?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 16 ~ 19, 2016) – This past week the Hinckley Institute hosted a discussion

Startup Santa: Addressing Early Childhood Literacy – Clint Betts, Beehive Startups

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 15, 2016) – Host Doug Wells recently spoke with Clint Betts, founder and editor-in-chief of Beehive

Fear and Loathing from the Dems, Glee from the GOP – the 2016 Election Results – Episode 158 (11/10/16)

Well, the results are in. What a shocker. A ‘Black Swan Event”. Jim, Dan, and Natalie share their experiences and feelings after

Lessons Learned From the Rwandan Genocide – Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 9 ~ 12, 2016) – This week the Hinckley Institute hosted Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper.

Making Robots Plow, Protect, Dig, and Clean – Mel Torrie, President and CEO of Autonomous Solutions

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 8, 2016) – The dawning age of driver-less cars are much-discussed as of late. But what’s

Nasty Robocalls, Leaked Debate Questions, FBI Throws Weiner’s Emails into the Dumpster Fire, & Utahns Get Your Ballots in Quick! – Episode 157 (11/3/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie find plenty to discuss with less than a week before the big election: Utah Republican officials

Teacher Retention, Online Sales Tax, Population Growth & More – Informed Decisions 2016

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: November 2 ~ 5, 2016) – A few weeks ago the Hinckley Institute held a

Interview with Utah’s Governor, Gary Herbert

The Bottom Line (Air Date: November 1, 2016) – Republican Gary Herbert has already served as Utah’s Governor for 7 years, and

Tim Kaine Panders Well to Utahns, Equality Utah Fights ‘No Promo Homo’ Laws in Schools, & More – Episode 156 (10/27/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie discuss whether the Utah Dems might be better at getting the votes out than the GOP

Myths & Realities of Cyber Conflict

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 26 ~ 29, 2016) – Brandon Valeriano, author and researcher on cyber conflict, spoke

McMullin’s Lead the Conscience of the GOP? Marijuana or Opioids, and More – Episode 155 (10/20/16)

This week Natalie, Jim, and Dan talk about independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin leading Utah in a latest poll – could Utah

Candidate Conversations: Salt Lake County Mayor

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 19 ~ 22, 2016) – The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and the Hinckley

Contact Sport: CEO, Brian Bethers on the Battled Rise of 1-800 Contacts

The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 18, 2016) –When two idealistic entrepreneurs – John F. Nichols and Johnathan C. Coon – launched

Republicans in the Fetal Position, Hillary’s Leaked Speeches, & More – Episode 154 (10/13/16)

This week Natalie, Dan, and Democratic Rep. Joel Briscoe, discuss the blow back across Utah from the bombshell “Trump tape” that emerged

Balancing Politics & LDS Church Values

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 12 ~ 15, 2016) – The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted a forum

Interview with Mike Weinholtz, Democratic Candidate for Utah Governor

The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 11, 2016) – Mike Weinholtz believes he has better ideas and better policy solutions to help

“Mormon Leaks”, What to do about Gary Ott, & More – Episode 153 (10/6/16)

This week Natalie is joined by Rep. Brian King and Sen. Todd Weiler. They review the 2nd District debate this week between

Candidate Conversations: Utah Governor’s Race

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 5 ~ 8, 2016) – On Tuesday this week the Kem C. Gardner Policy

From Headphones to Wood-Fired Grills: Jeremy Andrus, CEO of Traeger Grills

The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 4, 2016) – Before Jeremy Andrus discovered Traeger Wood Pellet Grills through a search fund, he

Presidential and Gubernatorial Debates, BYU’s Big 12 Bid, More – Episode 152 (9/29/16)

This week Jim, Dan, and Natalie review this week’s first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the gubernatorial debate

Constitution Day Forum: The Realities of Doing Legal Work in Utah

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: September 28 ~ October 1, 2016) – Recently the Hinckley Institute hosted its annual Constitution