Social Issues Archive

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

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

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

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: 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: 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

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

Both Sides of the Aisle – Episode 68 (2/19/15)

This week from the Minority Party’s office at the Capitol, Chris Bleak (filling in for Greg on the Right), joins Jim and

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Militarization of Contemporary Policing

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: February 11, 2015) –  a discussion about the militarization of contemporary policing, as it relates

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Housing the Homeless

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 28, 2015) – Salt Lake City’s Housing First program to manage homelessness has received

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Prison Reform

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: January 21, 2015) –  America incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. 

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,

Bill Offering Tax Credit for Hiring the Homeless Passes the House

(KCPW News) Utah is one step closer to helping the homeless find a job. Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill

Rev. Jesse Jackson Coming to University of Utah

(KCPW News) Next week, the country will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Headlining the celebration at the

Colder Weather Means More People Seeking Assistance at Local Shelters

A recent drop to winter temperatures in Salt Lake City has meant a spike in people looking to stay warm at local

CityViews 11/12/12: Utah’s Latino Vote/Writing for Social Change

  Segment 1: According to Latinovotemap-dot-org, Utah saw a 65 percent increase in the growth of eligible Latino voters in the state

Former Governor Huntsman Continues to Champion LGBT Equality

Nearly three and a half years ago, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced his support for same-sex civil unions shortly before leaving

KSL-TV Meets with LGBT Rights Groups

Two LGBT rights groups sat down Wednesday with the head of KSL-TV’s parent company, Bonneville International, following the NBC affiliate’s decision not

Community Urged to Help Share the Cost of Feeding the Hungry

It’s been nearly a year since the Salvation Army ran out of funding to keep running its soup kitchen downtown. Since then,

Issues Facing Latinos in Colorado, Nevada Could Shape Election

While Utah can hardly be considered a swing state in this year’s presidential election, its neighbors to the east and west are

Homeless Outreach Service Team Looking For More Business Partners

There are two kinds of meters in downtown Salt Lake City. Both sit on the sidewalk and accept change, but instead of

District Attorney Reflects on Impact of Sikh Temple Shooting

The impact of Sunday’s massacre at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin by a white supremacist hit especially hard for Salt Lake County

Huntsman to Be Honored by LGBT Rights Group

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is among those who will be recognized by Equality Utah as it holds its 11th Annual Allies

Geena Davis to Visit Salt Lake Bees Game, Highlighting Women in Baseball

She’s been a fugitive, baseball player and President of the United States… all on screen. Now, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis is coming

BYU Research Indicates Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions Decreasing

New research from Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy indicates opposition to same-sex marriage and civil unions

Equality Utah Releases 2012 Endorsements, Some Stay Private

Equality Utah has released its list of endorsed candidates for statewide office, Congress, the legislature and local races based on their views

Politics Up Close: Dougall Runs for Auditor, Davis School District Pulls Book

What do Internet memes with Ryan Gosling and neon green lawn signs have in common? They’re both part of Representative John Dougall’s