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DACA and immigration reform, the reactionary SLCPD and Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat

Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray. They discuss DACA and the future of immigration reform; the Salt Lake City Police Department’s reaction to the aggressive arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels; and potential candidates for Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat — if […]

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The redistricting process

Emily Means talks with Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, and Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, about redistricting, the process of re-evaluating and redrawing political boundaries following the U.S. census; and their thoughts on the Better Boundaries initiative. Also, Jason Perry from the Hinckley Institute of Politics lays the groundwork for understanding where congressional seats are […]

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Operation Rio Grande arrests, no Herrod concession and heavy metals in schools’ drinking water

Operation Rio Grande’s arrest tally rises above 200 in less than a week of the downtown crackdown, and the ACLU of Utah calls the strategy “business as usual.” Provo Mayor John Curtis likely wins the Republican nomination in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, but Chris Herrod, the probable runner-up, refuses to concede until more votes are […]

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Reflections of an Aid Worker in South Sudan

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: May 3, 2017) — Recently the Tanner Center for Human Rights co-sponsored Renuka Naj to speak at the Hinckley Institute.  Naj recently returned from serving a year in Juba, South Sudan, a country that has collapsed into violent civil war.  She spoke on February 8, 2017. Podcast: […]

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Ozone levels, the Koch Foundation and Utah’s Third Congressional District

Ozone levels along the Wasatch Front are the worst they’ve been in almost a decade. A $10 million donation from the Charles Koch Foundation has some University of Utah faculty concerned about potential political influence at the school. And after a judge ruled in the party’s favor, Jim Bennett will be on the ballot as the […]

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