Author Archive

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

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