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Lee spent 4 years working side by side with KSL’s Doug Wright. Now, after stint working for Rob Bishop Washington D.C.,  he’s back at KSL, and has a lot to talk about! “KSL’s Live Mic” is driven by current events with an eye on politics, business, education and more.

Live Mic


    • Apr 2, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Lee says farewell

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 8:45

    After being the host of Live Mic for 15 months, Lee is taking on a new adventure. He looks back at the time he's spent behind the mic.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Former SLCPD officer arrested in connection to the US Capitol riots

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 8:17

    A former SLCPD officer has been arrested for his involvement in the deadly riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6. KSL NewsRadio's Nick Wyatt joins Lee to discuss the developing situation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Redistricting in rural v urban areas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 10:05

    Utah is redrawing the political lines. Former Congressman Rob Bishop joins Lee to breakdown how redistricting impacts rural vs. urban areas.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The body of missing Kearns woman found

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 7:55

    The body of missing Kearns woman, Conzuelo “Nicole” Solorio-Romero, has been found nearly two months after her disappearance. KSL-TVs Garna Mejia joins Lee to talk about the latest updates and recent criminal charges filed on the case.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    New firearms poll

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 9:58

    A new poll related to gun control and safety in the wake of a number of recent shootings suggests a growing number of Utah voters support at least some form of reform. Lee breakdown the poll results.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Passing the time on the road

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 8:02

    Lee has a long way to travel for his new job in DC. He takes listeners' calls about how they pass time during road trips and their favorite audiobooks to listen to.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Handing the reigns to Boyd Matheson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 11:37

    Lee is passing the baton to Boyd Matheson. The host of Inside Sources joins Lee to talk about his expended show and what to expect come Monday at 1 PM.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Shooting near US Capitol leaves two dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 18:08

    A shooting near the US Capitol left two people dead, including one US Capitol police officer. Lee breakdown the latest on the events.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Border thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 7:14

    Earlier this week, Sen. Mike Lee visited the US/Mexico border where thousands of immigrants are waiting to come into the United State. Lee shares his thoughts on the massive influx of immigrants at the border.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner's new documentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 20:01

    Retired Greco-Roman Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler, Rulon Gardner, joins Lee to discuss his new documentary "Rulon."  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The DWR's education and hunting program

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 16:51

    Hunter Education Program Coordinator Ralynne Takeda joins Lee to talk about the need for hunting instructors for the DWR's education program. Lee also asks listeners to share their first hunting experience.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rural Utah needs an economic boom

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 10:23

    Utah's rural communities are in need of an economic boost. Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, joins Lee to discuss what can be done to make it happen.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Utah's new "return to work" initiative

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 16:52

    Governor Spencer Cox made some milestone announcements at this week's COVID-19 briefing, including a “Learn and Work in Utah” grant program to create a new returnship program that would help out-of-work Utahns find a new career path.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Howell talks on President Biden's infrastructure plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 10:56

    Utah President surrogate Scott Howell joins Lee to give his thoughts on the President's massive infrastructure package. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Driver license goes mobile

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 6:45

    Lee goes in-depth on the new e-license plan being pitched at the Utah DMV. How would you feel about having your driver's license housed on your phone? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What's happening with Jen Shah?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 9:42

    Defense attorney Greg Skordas joins Lee to help understand the charges filed yesterday against reality TV star Jen Shah.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Research on childhood trauma

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 10:27

    Hayley Pierce, BYU professor of sociology, calls in to talk about the new ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study she conducted. The study shows a disparity between how girls and boys are affected by early childhood trauma.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Giving DC statehood

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 8:28

    Should Washington DC be a state? The debate is heating up again... Lee tackles the main arguments on each side.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Allergies vs. COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 9:26

    Dr. Todd Vento, an infectious disease doctor from Intermountain Health, calls in to help us figure out how to discern between seasonal allergies and COVID-19. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    President Biden's infrastructure plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 10:19

    President Biden is floating the idea of a massive infrastructure package, reminiscent of the WPA and other economy/public works programs.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Should there be a three party system?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 15:54

    Lee talks about a topic that's as old as America: should our country embrace a strong third-party offering? What did George Washington have to say about a two-party system? We take calls and texts regarding a third-party offering. What would be your single-issue party?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Takeout food bracket

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 10:47

    Josh Furlong, from KSL.com, calls in to give an update on the takeout food bracket. He calls in to give an update on the results, and to talk about what will be crowned as Utah's number one takeout restaurant.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star arrested

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 9:09

    Lee goes in-depth on the story of Jen Shah, a star of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, who has been arrested and charged for fraud.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Suez Canal traffic jam

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 8:15

    Lee plays audio from Dave and Debbie's interview this morning with James Very, who has piloted ships through the Suez Canal. He provided an expert perspective on the traffic jam on the canal.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    National Vietnam War Veterans Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 16:03

    Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Producer Robynn Garfield joins Lee to talk about her family's experience with the war; she lost an uncle when his plane was shot down over Vietnam in 1966 (17 years before she was born) and her father's 3 tours in Vietnam. Terry Schow, the former executive director of the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, calls in to talk about the legacy of the Vietnam War here in the United States and Utah.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The cost of a college degree

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 15:54

    What is the current value of a college degree? Lee talks about the rising issue of "degree inflation" and the cost of a college education in 2021. And the phone lines are open to talk to listeners about their experiences with their college degrees. Do you use your degree in your job? Do you wish you'd majored in another field? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A talk with the former Utah governor

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 8:07

    Former Governor Gary Herbert joins Lee to talk about what he's been up to since leaving office in January.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Free from the Suez Canal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 9:23

    The Ever Given is FREE! A large shipping vessel lodged itself in a tight fix on March 22, blocking all maritime commerce through the Suez Canal. Lee brings you the latest on the situation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Changes are coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 9:45

    Boyd Matheson joins Lee to talk about taxes, the federal budget, and the announcement of his new showtime coming to a radio station near you! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    SLCo GOP Chair resigns

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 11:19

    KSL NewsRadio's Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to talk about the meltdown with the Salt Lake County GOP over a letter sent by then-chair Scott Miller, who resigned over the weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Medal of Honor recipients in Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 8:32

    Today is National Medal of Honor Day. Lee will review Utah recipients. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    March Madness Food Edition Part Two: Callers give their opinion

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 8:29

    Calls and texts about take-out restaurants. We're doing to about 12 picks, what do you hope to see make the top cut? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    March Madness Food Edition: Which take-out restaurant takes the cake?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 8:33

    KSL.com is running a "best take-out restaurant bracket". What is your favorite take-out restaurant? Nick Wyatt joins to talk about his picks on the bracket. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Lee's Top 2 at 2 p.m.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 10:14

    Lee gives his 2 stories at 2pm. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    President Biden's news conference: How did he do?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 7:21

    ABC's Ike Ejiochi joins Lee to give a debriefing on today's press conference with President Joe Biden. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Sports: Are highlight reels all that matter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 10:41

    KSL NewsRadio's Alex Kirry calls in to talk about a recent study showing the majority of sports fans report watching the highlights of games only. What does this mean for the world of sports broadcasting? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Utah Rep on rural areas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 9:52

    Congressman Blake Moore calls in to talk about his recent tour of some rural areas of the state. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    VP Harris addresses border crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 8:43

    Yesterday, VP Kamala Harris was tasked with taking charge of the crisis at the United States-Mexico border. With the population of immigrants ever growing at the border, what will be the plan laid out by the Vice President? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Schools reopening amid pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 7:49

    Dave Noriega joins Lee to talk about Senator Mitt Romney's remarks during a Senate committee yesterday regarding the science behind schools being open during the pandemic. Romney asks: why are schools still closed when the data say it's safe to open? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    President Biden holds first press conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 10:01

    President Joe Biden held his first news conference this afternoon, and Lee breaks down the highlights.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gas prices on the rise, why?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:42

    Gas prices in Utah have sky-rocketed, up 30% from this time last year. Lee talks about some of the causes and gives tips on how to avoid paying high prices at the pump.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Lee wants to know about your appointment experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 7:49

    Lee asks for calls and texts on this, the first day of general vaccine availability. What has the process been like to book an appointment? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What would *you do to butt in the COVID-19 line

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 10:16

    A Lendingtree.com survey discovered just what Americans would do to cut to the front of the Covid vaccine line. The statistics are startling.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Top 2 @ 2, March 24, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:17

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The highest visited tourist site in Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:50

    Zion National Park was the highest visited tourist site in Utah last year. What draws people to the park and what are some off-the-beaten path places here in Utah people like to visit? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Forever Mighty iniative

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 7:59

    Managing Director of the Utah Office of Tourism Vicki Varela calls in to talk about a new initiative from her office called "Forever Mighty" aimed at drawing in more visitors to the Beehive State.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gov. Spencer Cox, widespread vaccine availability

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:56

    Gov. Spencer Cox joins Lee to welcome in the first day that COVID-19 vaccines are available to the general population here in Utah.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    COLD Podcast, Season 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:54

    Dave Cawley joins Lee to talk about the COLD podcast season 2 announcement. The murder Joyce Yost has gone unsolved for decades, Dave will spend a season of the podcast going in depth on what we know and don't know about the cold case.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Weight gain during the pandemic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:28

    A startling new study shows almost 50% of Americans reported weight gain during the Covid pandemic. Millennials report a 40 pound on average gain over the last year. Lee talks through some strategies on weight loss and what the experts say are effective strategies.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    No screens for a day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 8:07

    Would you have to alert your job? Would you have to alert your friends? Be honest...do you think you’re addicted to your phone? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Company paying people $2400 to go off screens for a day

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 9:16

    Could you do it? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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