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Supporters of Bears Ears National Monument

How do Native peoples feel about Pres. Donald Trump’s decision to re-size the Bears Ears National Monument? Braidan Weeks, communications coordinator for Utah Dine Bikeyah, talks about tribes’ historical involvement in the creation of the monument; and legal counsel for the tribes file a lawsuit against Trump’s action. Podcast: Play in new window | Download […]

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Drone Warfare and the Law of Armed Conflict

Today unpiloted airplanes – drones, flying virtually unseen miles above the Earth – are common in the skies over Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and elsewhere. They are increasingly used for surveillance of potential enemies, and if necessary, they are used to kill people deemed to be foreign terrorists. Recently Ryan Vogel, Director of National Security Studies […]

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Talking to Conservatives Effectively about Climate Change

(Air dates: November 22 ~ 25, 2017) — Climate change is among the most politicized and, sadly, polarized scientific issues in recent years. Surveys on the divide of climate change acceptance show that on average Conservative Republicans are much less likely to trust the science of climate change than Liberal Democrats. Former South Carolinian Republican […]

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The impostor syndrome

Have you ever felt like a phony? On today’s show, Emily Means discusses the “impostor phenomenon” with Aida Neimarlija, partner at the law firm of Gross & Rooney; Erin Jemison, Director of Public Policy at the YWCA of Utah; and Rachel Stone, founder of the BYU Women in Politics Organization and Business Intelligence and Research […]

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Unexpected Minorities in the U.S. Military

(Air dates: November 15 ~ 18, 2017) — In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Hinckley Institute hosted a conversation about “Unexpected Minorities” serving in the U.S. Armed Forces both historically and presently. Moderator Matt Basso, an associate professor of history and gender studies, leads a discussion about the many barriers ethnic, or religious, or LGBT […]

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