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BYU messaging, a social media crackdown and a new cancer treatment

Faculty members at Brigham Young University are urged to align their teaching and research better with tenets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A bill to regulate social media companies and minors’ access to those apps receives unanimous approval in committee at the Utah Legislature. And a promising new therapy uses a person’s own cells…

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Ending the COVID-19 emergency declaration, the vote for a new state flag and other bills on Capitol Hill

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. The hosts discuss the ending of the federal COVID-19 emergency declaration, the murder of Tyre Nichols and a poll showing most Americans believe the…

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Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 26, 2022) — This week on the program, a forum with election law expert Richard Hasen on his new book “Cheap Speech: How Disinformation Poisons Our Politics and How to Cure It.”  According to a survey performed by the Pearson Institute and AP-NORC, 91 percent of U.S. adults say…

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KCPW Presents

The Lost Cause — the Civil War, then and now

Are we still living with the racial divide left over from the Civil War? This provocative audio documentary explores the history of a conflict that nearly tore America apart. Has it resurfaced today in the rise of white supremacism, election denialism, the attack on Critical Race Theory and the Confederate flags brought into the Capitol…

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School vouchers, health care for trans youth and a domestic violence database

A bill to prevent doctors from providing gender-affirming care to minors advances at the Legislature as crowds rally for transgender health care at the Utah Capitol. A domestic violence database could prevent more violence in Utah. And a controversial school voucher bill passes the Utah Legislature. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Emily Anderson Stern, Jacob Scholl and Courtney Tanner,…

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Teacher pay, school vouchers and transgender treatment bills on Capitol Hill

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. The hosts discuss the Utah legislation joining teacher pay raises with a student voucher program and the controversy surrounding a lobbyist’s comments about the…

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The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

All Dried Up: How We Can Save the Great Salt Lake

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air Date: October 19, 2022) — This week on the program, a panel of experts discusses the future of the Great Salt Lake, the negative effects caused by its rapid drying and the efforts to conserve the lake and its waters. The political will to address the drying Great Salt…

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Higher Ground

Climate change is the greatest persistent threat to the way of life in coastal cities. Higher Ground puts the microphone in the hands of a classroom of student scientists as they come to grips with the global crisis in Connecticut’s largest city. The students think they know something about global warming, but, together from the…

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Russell Nelson’s LDS presidency, Legislature’s start and Salt Lake Bees’ exit

Russell M. Nelson’s historic first five years as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Utah Legislature begins its 45-day session. And the Salt Lake Bees baseball team announces it is leaving Utah’s capital for South Jordan’s Daybreak. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Peggy Fletcher Stack, Emily Anderson Stern and Blake Apgar, along…

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More classified documents, the start of the 2023 Utah Legislature and the Bees buzz off to Daybreak

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. The hosts discuss President Biden’s second batch of undisclosed classified documents, the controversy surrounding Rep. George Santos’ falsified credentials and Moderna quadrupling their COVID-19…

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