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Standing Up For Utah’s Needs


(Air dates: October 25 ~ 28, 2017) — This week members of the Utah Citizens’ Counsel presented their 2017 report: Standing Up For Utah’s Needs. The group is an independent, non-partisan group of senior community advocates who are dedicated to improving public policy on complex issues through dialogue, creative problem solving, and consensus building.

This year’s report examines: Air quality and future water availability; Public education financing and the Our Schools Now initiative petition; Health care costs and quality, and the continuing need for Medicaid expansion; Personal security and the need to address gun violence; the lack of affordable housing for low income residents in our state; and gerrymandering and the Better Boundaries Redistricting initiative.

the speakers for this forum include:
– Andy Schoenberg, former professor, Biophysics and Bioengineering, U. of Utah; John Bennion, former superintendent of Salt Lake City and Provo School Districts; Michael Deily, former state director of the Utah Medicaid Program; 
Cheryll May, former adjunct associate professor, department of Political Science, U. of Utah; Dee Rowland, former Government Liaison for Catholic Diocese of Utah; 
Dixie Huefner, former professor of Special Education and Law, at the U. of Utah.

The event was co-sponsored by the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. It was recorded on October 23, 2017.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Produced by KCPW Studios
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