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The Bottom Line: Killing Blackboard – Josh Coates, CEO of Instructure

The Bottom Line – Whether you are a 3rd grader or a college Freshman, the classroom is increasingly online.  Utah-based Instructure, and

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 90 (7/23/15)

This week Natalie, Greg, and Brian King (filling in on the Left) talk about Republican leaders reaching a Medicaid Expansion deal proposal,

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 89 (7/16/15)

This week Natalie, Rep. Brian King (filling in on the Left), and Sen. Todd Weiler (filling in on the Right) talk about

The Bottom Line: Randy Hales, CEO of ZAGG

The Bottom Line – Randy Hales took over the helm of ZAGG, a publicly traded company based in Salt Lake City, in

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 88 (7/9/15)

This week Natalie, Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg on the Right), and Rep. Brian King (filling in for Jim on the

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 87 (7/2/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie talk about who is positioning for the upcoming election, and how to get more women into

The Bottom Line: James Mayfield, Co-Founder of CHOICE Humanitarian

The Bottom Line –Forty years ago James Mayfield saw the challenges of extreme poverty around the globe and decided to do something.

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 86 (6/25/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie talk about petty politics in Salt Lake City Mayoral race, rural Garfield County declaring a state

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 85 (6/18/15)

This week Jim, Greg, and Natalie discuss Police Chief Burbank’s sudden resignation after clashing with Mayor Becker over sexual harassment allegations. Also

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 84 (6/11/15)

This week former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell fills in for Natalie to join Jim Dabakis and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg

The Bottom Line: Cotopaxi Founder & CEO Davis Smith

The Bottom Line – Davis Smith launched his new outdoor company Cotopaxi last year with a humanitarian mission.  He set out to

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 83 (6/4/15)

This week Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg) talk about Amanda Smith going to private sector, Ken Ivory being

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: What Makes the Magna Carta Still Relevant Today?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: June 3, 2015) – The 800-year old Magna Carta, in some form or another, is

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 82 (5/28/15)

This week Natalie, Greg, and Rep. Brian King (Filling in for Jim) discuss Medicaid expansion (yes, again), the developing Presidential race, immigration

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: May 27, 2015) – Professor Cheyney Ryan believes that people really don’t want to fight

The Bottom Line: Sara Jones, Women Tech Council & Applicant Pro

The Bottom Line – Sara Dansie Jones is CEO of Applicant Pro – a software firm that simplifies the hiring process for

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