Politics Archive

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

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

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

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

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

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 71 (3/12/15)

In the last week of the session, Jim, Natalie, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg) discuss Scott Anderson and Jon Huntsman

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 70 (3/5/15)

From the Speakers office on Capitol Hill Natalie, Jim, and Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg Hughes), discuss the LGBT nondiscrimination agreement

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Deedee Corradini In Memoriam

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: March 4, 2015) –  Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake City’s first and only female mayor, died

The Bottom Line: Shaking Up the Insurance Marketplace

The Bottom Line (Air Date: March 3, 2015) –Last November Utah Insurance Commissioner Todd Kiser warned Parker Conrad’s San Francisco-based company Zenefits

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 67 (2/12/15)

From the Speaker’s office, Greg, Jim, and Natalie chew over cutting back the education budget, the GOP’s closed caucus for Healthy Utah

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 66 (2/5/15)

Into week 2 of the Legislative session Greg, Jim, and Natalie discuss the Utah House, Healthy Utah and the Department of Health

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Political Ruminations

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 4, 2015) – A few notable and outspoken public officials serving Utah spoke last

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 65 (1/29/15)

With the Legislature back in session this week the crew gather in the Speaker’s Office to talk football, the LDS Church’s support

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 63 (1/15/15)

Greg, Natalie and Jim talk about Mitt Romney in 2016, Russia, teetotallers on the alcohol commission, funding education, and Utah drops “Ag-Gag”

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 62 (1/8/15)

This week Sen. Todd Weiler on the right joins Jim and Natalie to squabble over Republicans taking over Congress, earmarks, Mia Love,

Political Cornflakes: Herbert Invites Some Senators Over, Congress Members Aren’t Popular, The GOP Still Loves Mitt

Last week, 14 U.S. Senators signed a letter written to President Obama, urging him to establish a new national monument in southern Utah.

Political Cornflakes: Utah Senators React to Senate Gun Hearing

Gun control took center stage this week in Washington as the Senate Judiciary Committee began its hearings on gun violence. So how

Acclaimed Historian to Speak on Politics & the Media in Salt Lake City

President Theodore Roosevelt's "bully pulpit" doesn't exist in the same way for modern presidents. That's part of the message Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Politics Up Close: Soren Simonsen Runs for Congress, Rep. Janice Fisher

Today on the show, Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonsen talked about his bid for Congress, running against incumbent Jason Chaffetz,

Ad War Continues Between Matheson and Love

With the election just two-and-a-half weeks away, having money to spend is going to be important for Utah’s Congressional candidates, especially in

Independent/Third-Party Congressional Candidates Debate Political System at City Library

Five independent and third-party candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate offered their thoughts about the U.S. political system

Politics Up Close: Gubernatorial Candidate Peter Cooke, Rep. Derek Brown

We talk with Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Peter Cooke, who just wrapped up his final debate with Republican Governor Gary Herbert. Then we

Chaffetz Takes on Administration Over Libya

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz became the face of the Republican Party on national security issues this week as he sparred with the

Shumway Concerned about Funding, Education Governance in Final State of Education Address

“We cannot have the best school system in the country and be the lowest in the country in funding.” State Superintendent Larry

With Hearing Planned Wednesday, Chaffetz Discusses Trip to Libya

Following the deadly September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya last month, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is among those

Politics Up Close: SLC Mayor Ralph Becker, U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Barron

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is concerned about the "fiscal cliff" the nation could face after the election. And independent U.S.

Leavitt Stays Busy Behind Scenes of Romney Campaign

While presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed what most pundits consider to be a superior debate performance this week, former Utah Governor Mike

Johnson Brings Libertarian Message in Presidential Race to Salt Lake City

Utahns and voters across the nation will have more than two choices when they vote for president on November 6. And one