A 16 year old transgender female who wants to play volleyball. A 13-year-old swimmer transgender swimmer who wants to join the high school swim team have filed lawsuits because Utah lawmakers banned them. This wasn't without hurdles on the hill...the governor vetoed the ban -- lawmakers came back and over-rode his veto. Representative Kera Birkeland - Sponsor of the original bill joins the conversation to see where we go from here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As gas prices skyrocket pass the moon!, There has been discussion of gas rebates needing to be given to Americans. That sounds like a solution to a problem that just creates another problem. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many companies are in discussion of bringing workers back into the office and if workers decline, they could lose their jobs. In a leaked email from Elon Musk it was stated that remote work is no longer acceptable. Dave and Debbie discuss and take listener calls. Would you quit your job if you were forced back into the office? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The baby formula shortage is still expected to last another month or two. Why is it taking so long to get the factory back online? We're learning a little bit about the conditions at the Abbott Baby Formula making factory in Michigan. FDA Commish says the "inspection results were shocking" Dave and Debbie discuss the issue. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Two Utah families filed a lawsuit against the state in regards to the ban of transgender girls from playing high school female sports. This controversial bill from last legislative session took many by surprise as it was enacted on the last day of the session. Will the ban be overturned? Sue Robbins, Equality Utah Transgender Advisory Council See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It was a very wet long weekend and the question all homeowners are asking themselves is, when can I start watering my lawn and trees? Kelly Kopp, Professor and Extension Specialist in the Plants, Soils & Climate department at Utah State University joins the show to explain how long Utahns can hold out on watering. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With a record breaking storm bumping up water levels for May – D2 checks in on our lakes and reservoirs levels going into summer with Laura Haskell, Drought Coordinator, Utah Division of Water Resources. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Debate week all this week on KSL NewsRadio should people care about them and why are some politicians not participating? Boyd Matheson, Inside Sources joins the show to discuss the significance of the debates See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Uvalde Texas will begin burying the dead in that mass shooting at Robb Elementary. It took police more than an hour to kill the gunman last week -- today, we ask a Utah police department a question on Dave's Dad Brain - can he ask his police chief what their procedures are if a gunman gets into his child's school? And expect an answer? SGT. Melody Cutler with Unified Police Department calls the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Broken record: gas prices jumped up again -- new record high of $4.69 a gallon in Utah. John Treamor with AAA calls the show so we can ask – where does it stop? D2 takes listener calls – what's your price point when stopping for a fill up doesn't feel like a self-administered tooth surgery? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's Debate week for the GOP! After drama regarding the GOP and the Utah Debate commission -- some debates may only have one participant.. others may have more. Who is debating and who is not? KSL Newsradio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins the show live. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jon Parry, Assistant General Manager with Weber Basin Water Conservancy District joins the show as we find out if lawn watering restrictions will be eased. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gearing up for memorial day weekend, many of us I am sure are itching to get outside and maybe take a hike... As we continue our coverage of Be Ready, UT -- let's walk through some safety tips for hiking so you are fully prepared going into the weekend.Sgt. Josh Chapell, UT CO Sheriff's Office joins the show to share tips on hiking safety See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dave and Debbie continue their conversation of the growth of Utah county and ask Amelia Powers Gardner, Utah County Commissioner joins the show to discuss concerns of residents and what is being done to combat growth of the area. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The show is live from The Oaks Golf Course in Spanish Fork and Dave and Debbie talk to Ryan Rhees, the head golf professional joins the show about the pros and cons of the sport and how to get kids involved in the sport. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
According to Hopper, the average cost of a “good deal” round-trip domestic flight on April 17, 2022, was $358. That's just over $100 more than the same date's average in 2021. It's also more expensive than the pre-pandemic, April 17, 2018 average of $320.Ted Rossman, Analyst with Bank Rate joins the show to share data he has found. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This would damage the invaluable ecosystem services the lake freely provides us, including increasing local precipitation, cooling the valley during summer extremes, removing nutrients, providing world-class opportunities for recreation and photography, and creating habitat.”Ben Abbott, Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology Brigham Young University joins the show to discuss his concerns about the current redevelopment of Utah Lake. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
According to Utah Business: Utah Lake Restoration Project is a $6.4 billion project, including $2.2 billion dedicated to dredging Utah Lake, deepening the lake by seven feet, and using the leftover sediment to engineer artificial islands in the center of the lake.Lake Restorations Solution President /COO Jon Benson joins the show to share the latest developments See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Utah County. In the Beehive State, nearly 40% of its population growth from mid-2020 to 2021 can be attributed to one county. Experiencing a huge swell in population, Utah County ranked 10th in county numeric growth across the U.S., seeing an increase of 21,843. Mallory Bateman, Director of Demographic Research with the Kem C Gardner Institute joins the show to discuss how much the area has grown and what's to come. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The US Geological Survey's most recent water use data for Utah shows the state uses about 38 million gallons of water on golf courses per day -- enough to fill almost 58 Olympic size swimming pools. As we broadcast from The Oaks Golf Course in Spanish fork D2 speaks to Spanish Fork Mayor Mike Mendenhall on water conservation efforts that are in place in the city and at the golf course. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gas prices have soared so high that the US is now seeing demand destruction ahead of the summer driving season. Should Americans park their cars and take the bicycle out? Dave and Debbie discuss whether or not they have reconsidered traveling due to inflation. Traffic reporter Andy Farmsworth joins the show to tell us the best routes. Mike Headrick with KSL 5 TV joins to discuss a new campaign for road safety through KSL. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The nation is heartbroken after 19 children were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. But amidst the tragedy, where do we go from here? And how do we get past the partisanship and political showmanship and get to the right conversations about the right kind of policies? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Utah students and parents have a resource to find mental health help or report suspicious activity in the school. Rachel Lucynski, Director of Community Crisis Services at Huntsman Mental Health Institute calls in to give us the details on the app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jordan School District recently held a meeting to discuss whether they will ban cultural and religious Lei at their graduation ceremonies. Tracy Miller, Jordan School District Board President joins the show to discuss the board's decision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A student from Ogden High School may face assault charges after attacking another student in the school bathroom. KSL Newsradio Reporter Martha Harris calls in to discuss and give us the details. We call defense attorney Greg Skordas on what charges the attacker might get See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How are schools in Utah prepared for outside dangers? Is it protocol to have schools' entrances locked at all times? Justin Chapman, Director of Training at Aegix, joins the show on school prevention and management. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dave and Debbie go over the horrible attack from Tuesday on a school in Uvalde, Texas. Randy Watt, retired Chief of Police from the Ogden Police Department calls the show to talk about how police handle these types of situations. Jim Ryan, ABC News Reporter gives us the latest details live from Uvalde. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Jordan School District has been gaining attention as a policy is in place that restricts certain attire at graduation, including leis. Dave and Debbie discuss the topic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Wendy Hobson Rohrer University of Utah Health calls the show to discuss guidance for parents on how to navigate the baby formula shortage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Babysitting might be hard... According to the Wall Street Journal... "Teen babysitters are charging $30 an hour now, because they can" These are the post-pandemic prices. The old school babysitting was $15 an hour and you might be asked to do some light cleaning. Maybe a sink full of dishes. They site a few examples of 18 and 19 year olds making $25-30 an hour... and they don't have to do as many chores. They get snacks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Two weeks ahead of ballots going out for primary elections, a new law now requires drop-boxes have 24-hour video surveillance. County clerks say they're hustling to install the cameras, but still aren't sure who gets access to the video. Details from KSL Newsradio's Lindsay Aerts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.