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Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 81 (5/21/15)

This week Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg Hughes) discuss polls, pot, and prison.  Also Mitt Romney’s bout with

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Are We Getting North Korea Wrong?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 20, 2015) – Kirk Larsen is a professor of History at Brigham Young University

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 80 (5/14/15)

This week Natalie, Greg, and Jim get into the GOP’s acceptance of the new Count My Vote law, a possible challenge by

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Divestment from Fossil Fuels

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 13, 2015) – The idea of divestment as a tool to pressure fossil fuel

The Bottom Line: Taylor Randall, Dean of U of U’s Business School

The Bottom Line –  Taylor Randall became Dean of the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business in 2009.  The school

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 79 (5/7/15)

This week Greg, Jim and Natalie converse about the Economist’s recent article – is Utah really “Young, tolerant and surprising”?  Also, Quality

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: How Congress Really Works

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 6, 2015) – Much public dissatisfaction stems from a lack of understanding of how

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 78 (4/30/15)

This week Jim joins JT Martin (filling in for Natalie), and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg) to discuss police use of

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Gender Wage Gap

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 29, 2015) – Dr. Gunseli Berik, professor of Economics at the University of Utah,

The Bottom Line: Mark Gorenberg & Zetta Ventures

The Bottom Line –  Mark Gorenberg is the Founder and General Partner of Zetta Ventures.  Gorenberg has been successful at finding promising entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 77 (4/23/15)

Today Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over the conflicts in Utah’s Republican party, Josh Romney, why no one is challenging Sen. Mike

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: 2-Minute Speech Competition (HIP Talks) 2015

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 22, 2015) -Last week the the Hinckley Institute of Politics, ASUU, and the Wayne

The Bottom Line: Co-working spaces The Holodeck & Pando Labs

The Bottom Line – Co-working spaces for groups of entrepreneurs and startup companies to collaborate are becoming more popular across the Wasatch

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 76 (4/16/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie discuss Jim’s decision now to leave the mayoral race.  Also Hillary and other GOP candidates in

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: American Settler Colonialism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 15, 2015) – Walter Hixson, a distinguished professor of history at the University of

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 75 (4/9/15)

This week Jim, Greg and Natalie talk about Jim’s decision to run for Salt Lake City mayor, a review of President Obama’s

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 8, 2015) – Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government, Sociology

The Bottom Line: Isomer Coding Bootcamp

The Bottom Line – A national lack of computer programmers is holding back growth and new products for many companies.  To address

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 74 (4/2/15)

This week Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over President Obama’s Utah visit. Also Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement, LDS Conference weekend, the Salt

The Daily Buzz at SXSW 2015: Episode 5

Day Five (Hot Topics Roundtable, LANDFILL HARMONICS, GOOD THINGS AWAIT, DANNY SAYS, ROLLING PAPERS, FOR THE RECORD, BEST OF ENEMIES, ENTERTAINMENT, KEVIN

The Daily Buzz at SXSW 2015: Episode 4

Day Four  (Hot Topics Roundtable, CISCO’s DETECTED: THE BRA THAT DETECTS CANCER, KTOWN COWBOYS, CREATIVE CONTROL, TWINSTERS, BOUNCE, A WOMAN LIKE ME,

The Daily Buzz at SXSW 2015: Episode 3

Day Three  (Hot Topics Roundtable, MAVIS, UNCLE JOHN, MADE IN JAPAN, and THEORY OF OBSCURITY) https://soundcloud.com/daily-buzz/day-03-sxsw-2015-daily-buzz

The Daily Buzz at SXSW 2015: Episode 2

Day Two  (Hot Topics Roundtable, FRAME BY FRAME, FOR GRACE, TREX, BARGE and SANDWICH NAZI) https://soundcloud.com/daily-buzz/day-o2-sxsw-2015-daily-buzz

The Daily Buzz at SXSW 2015: Episode 1

Day One (Hot Topics Roundtable, A BRAVE HEART: THE LIZZIE VALESQUEZ STORY, BIKES VS. CARS, NED RIFLE, and GOD BLESS THE CHILD)

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Was the War in Afghanistan Worth It?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: April 1, 2015) – Recently the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a debate: “Was the

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 73 (3/26/15)

This week Natalie Gochnour, Jim Dabakis, and Chris Bleak discuss whether Jim Dabakis will run for Salt Lake City mayor. Also, whether

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: U.S. – Latin American Relations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 25, 2015) – The Hinckley Institute of Politics recently hosted the 17th Annual Rocco

The Bottom Line: Jay Bean, Freshlime

The Bottom Line – You may not know of FreshLime yet, but if Jay Bean’s track record is any indication, it’s about

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 72 (3/19/15)

With Natalie gone, Jim and Greg have no referee between them.  They discuss the productivity of Utah’s Legislative session, the House’s maneuvering

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: American Indian Decolonization in the West

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 18, 2015) -Recently Dr. Leo Killsback, Associate Professor in American Indian Studies at Arizona