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As musicians' livelihoods depend on audiences hearing their music, and as media continues to be a major gateway to reaching that audience, it's important that we understand how to navigate the relationship between musicians and the media. Executive Editor Doug Wilks from Deseret News, one of the strongest multi-platform newsrooms in the country, guides us through the complex world of media. He gives insights on how to catch the attention of national news sources, how to build credibility, and the resources available to musicians in this ever-changing media landscape.
A new report in The Hill says Democratic Party leaders are upset with "longshot", outsider candidates raising lots of money when there are several seats in more winnable races to protect. But Boyd argues that this happens on the Republican side, too...and that party bosses picking and choosing the candidates is not a good idea. (Comments originally broadcast at the Utah Gives Back event at Highland Junior High School in Ogden.) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President Biden recently made a nuclear submarine deal with the UK and Australia to counter China's military influence in the Pacific. But what does that mean for future trade deals that could counter the communist country's economic influence? Ian Johnson with the Council on Foreign Relations chatted with Boyd about what the US has to balance to be in the best position possible. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
State Rep. Ryan Wilcox joined Boyd during the Utah Gives Back event at Highland Junior High in Ogden yesterday, where he talked about the importance of education and gave his thoughts on how to best manage resources for schools. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband of The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had an interesting opinion piece in The Hill. Boyud looks at what he said about faith, economics, and more ahead of the upcoming G20 summit. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Would you like to get paid in Bitcoin? Some workers are saying yes, and governments both large and small are getting into the cryptocurrency game. Natalie Brunell, host of the Coin Stories podcast, talked with Boyd about what's going on and the future of crypto. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many parts of President Biden's agenda are broadly popular...but new poll numbers show a big drop in support for the $3.5 Trillion social spending legislation currently in Congress. The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell looked into why that is and offers some thoughts on what Democrats could be doing better to get more programs enacted. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The just wrapped Silicon Slopes Tech Summit brought big names to Utah. But many speakers had some unique insight into why America still works, despite all the challenges we face. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How do you make laws in such a polarized era? University of Utah Professor James Curry has a new book and a new piece in The New York Times discussing the limits of operating within political parties. What could Democrats be doing better to get their agenda items passed? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Biden Administration is asking oil companies to cut prices...while making their product greener...all during a global supply chain crisis. Boyd shows how the oil crunch we find ourselves in probably happened because there was no one in the room with a different opinion when earlier policies were being made. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President Biden's Supreme Court commission released its first recommendations today, which may not please progressives who want to completely remake the court. But The R Street Institute's Anthony Marcum argues any changes may have negative unintended consequences and ultimately make the court extremely political. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris, Melanie, and Zack return to discuss Richard Haass's critique of “Washington's new flawed foreign policy consensus.” The Council on Foreign Relations president laments the bipartisan turn away from the mostly internationalist spirit that has informed U.S. foreign policy since the end of the World War II. Is he right? Does such a consensus exist? And does that explain why successive U.S. presidents seem so skeptical of internationalism? The three also try to discern what Haass favors as an alternative, but conclude that dissatisfaction with the current direction of U.S. foreign policy doesn't easily translate into specific and implantable policies. Grievances for Katherine Tai for an underwhelming speech on U.S. trade policy, for Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley for holding up ambassadorial appointments, and to those who harassed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema — in the restroom! — for being … jerks. Attagirl to Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa who braved abuse and intimidation for uncovering corruption and misrule in the Philippines and elsewhere. Chris gives a shout out to Reps. Jim McGovern and Peter Meijer for introducing legislation to rein in executive power, and Melanie praises the developers at GlaxoSmithKline for their life-saving new malaria vaccine. She also gives a special shout out to her nephew Zack and his Utah state champion golf team at Long Peak High School. Links: Richard Haass, “The Age of America First: Washington's Flawed New Foreign Policy Consensus,” Foreign Affairs, November/December 2021, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-09-29/biden-trump-age-america-first. Richard Haass, “What Mike Pompeo doesn't understand about China, Richard Nixon and U.S. foreign policy,” Washington Post, July 25, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/25/what-mike-pompeo-doesnt-understand-about-china-richard-nixon-us-foreign-policy/. New American Engagement Initiative Annual Student Competition, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/programs/scowcroft-center-for-strategy-and-security/new-american-engagement-initiative/naei-annual-student-competition/. New American Engagement Initiative Future Foreign Policy series with Rep. Joaquin Castro, Monday, Oct. 18 at 3:30 pm, https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/future-foreign-policy-series-featuring-rep-joaquin-castro/. “America is shorthanded in foreign affairs. Thanks, Ted Cruz,” Washington Post, Oct. 10, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/10/america-is-shorthanded-foreign-affairs-thanks-ted-cruz/. Ankit Panda Twitter, https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/1447366126447570946?s=12. Apoorva Mandavilli, "A 'Historic Event': First Malaria Vaccine Approved by WHO," New York Times, Oct. 6, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/health/malaria-vaccine-who.html. Connor O'Brien, “Lawmakers aim for blockbuster overhaul of war powers, arms sales,” POLITICO, Sept. 30, 2021, https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/30/war-powers-act-bipartisan-overhaul-514794. Dina Smeltz, Ivo Daalder, Karl Friedhoff, Craig Kafura, and Emily Sullivan, "A Foreign Policy for the Middle Class--What Americans Think," Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Oct. 2021, https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/sites/default/files/2021-10/ccs2021_fpmc_0.pdf. Peggy Noonan, "Progressives Hold the Capital Captive," Wall Street Journal, Oct. 7, 2021, https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-progressives-aoc-squad-sinema-reconciliation-infrastructure-lbj-approval-polling-11633643510. Tyler Haslam, "High School Golf: Kihei Akina Leads Lone Peak Knights to 8th State Title in 9 Years," Deseret News, Oct. 5, 2021, https://www.deseret.com/2021/10/5/22708095/high-school-golf-kihei-akina-leads-lone-peak-knighs-to-8th-state-title-in-9-years-6a-uhsaa.
There was an interesting article in the Deseret News this week about men and loneliness. There was research done at BYU that showed being lonely can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson asked her guests on A Woman's View for some feedback on this topic. Her guests this week include Ann House, Director of the Financial Wellness Center at the University of Utah, Representative Candice Pierucci and Luz Lewis-Perez, Director of Development for the Kidney Foundation for Utah and Idaho. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The House committee probing the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed a former Justice Department official described as having been at the center of then-president Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. Bloomberg has details. An investigation from the Intercept found that a network of right-wing health-care providers made millions selling bogus COVID treatments. America’s national parks are drawing huge crowds, and the National Park Service is making changes to balance access and preservation. The Deseret News reports from Arches National Park in Utah. Only 33 living people have been the son or daughter of a president. People talked to some about the quirks and perks.
Air Force Chaplain Jonathan Dawson felt the call to help Afghan evacuees well before the military came knocking. He chatted with Boyd from Qatar about the amazing effort he coordinated to get everything from basic supplies to toys as thousands of people escaped The Taliban. His experience teaches us about the role religion can play in helping those in the toughest of situations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President Biden's $3.5 Trillion spending package looks like it will get trimmed down. But could all of the haggling in Washington turn out to be a victory for progressives? The R Street Institute's James Wallner joins Boyd to break down the politics of it all. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What is really behind President Biden's sagging poll numbers? Politico's Christopher Cadelago did a deep dive on the differences between what the White House sees as important and what regular Americans do. How does this affect policy right now, and what are the lessons for politicians going forward? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Silicon Slopes is holding their annual Tech Summit today, where Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking. Utah Senator Mike Lee, who is taking part in the chat, sat down with Boyd first to talk about why Big Tech is increasingly attracted to the Beehive State and what issues they will have to sort out in the world at large. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On National Farmers Day, Boyd takes us back to Paul Harvey's 1978 "So God Made a Farmer" monologue and discusses why he thinks farmers are the most entrepreneurial people on Earth. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Charles Mizrahi, founder of Alpha Investor and host of the Charles Mizrahi Show, calls in to discuss his new book "Wall Street Profits for Main Street Investors" and the advice he would give people navigating their finances during these turbulent times. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
While the pandemic was universal, its impact on American families was not. Boyd talks with Lois Collins from the Deseret News who looked at a new American Family Survey that says while everyone felt the consequences of big government, not everyone was able to get through the pandemic better off than they were before. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sports and politics have been mixing for awhile. Alex Kirry, co-host of KSL's Unrivaled, chats with Boyd about the recent controversies over vaccine mandates and the emails that got the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders fired. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Do Democrats have the votes to pass Biden's full agenda? Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested they might have to cut a few things out of their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Boyd breaks down what she said and what the principle of "essentialism" can teach us about how to approach legislation in Washington. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic intensified across the globe, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints turned their thoughts to full-time missionaries facing increasing health risks and nations about to close borders. They began returning missionaries to their home nations and reimagining the work. This episode of the Church News podcast explores all that has happened to missionary work during the past year and a half and looks forward to the future of missionary work in the Church of Jesus Christ. The episode features Elder Marcus B. Nash, a General Authority Seventy and executive director of the Church's Missionary Department, and David N. Weidman, managing director of the Church's Missionary Department to talk about missionary work, with Church News managing editor and former Arizona Phoenix Mission president Scott Taylor as guest host. The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this "Throwback Tuesday" HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Jared Olsen about disruptive people innovations and the future of HR (Originally aired December 7th, 2020). See the video here: https://youtu.be/jRwyRch3LPM. Jared Olsen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredolsen/) is a father, husband, entrepreneur, workplace culture enthusiast, millennial, and Nacho Libre lover. He spends his day at Motivosity helping HR Executives and other C-Suite members create a culture where employees can be happier about being at work. He does this by combining disruptive HR ideas, software, and thought leadership. He is a board member at Disrupt SLC and was named by Utah Business Magazine as the first ever HR Disruptor of the Year. His thought leadership has been published by Fox Business, TEDx, Silicon Slopes, Utah Business Magazine, KSL, and the Deseret News. While he loves advancing company culture, and focusing on people, he loves nothing more than leaving work at 4:00 to head home and spend time with my family. Check out Dr. Westover's new book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/bluerthanindigo. Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/leadershipalchemy. Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine, here: https://www.innovativehumancapital.com/hci-magazine. Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/performance_management_podcasts/ Ranked #6 Workplace Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/workplace_podcasts/ Ranked #7 HR Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/hr_podcasts/ Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast: https://blog.feedspot.com/talent_management_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_podcasts/ Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts: https://blog.feedspot.com/leadership_podcasts/
Sarah Todd, Utah Jazz beat reporter for the Deseret News and host of the Unsalvageable podcast, sheds light on last season's best regular-season team. How can the Jazz take their pre-playoff success and parlay it into a deep postseason run? 4:48-6:28: “I think it all has to do with versatility and health. Because if Mike Conley is healthy through the Clippers series, if Donovan Mitchell doesn't have a bum ankle, then maybe the Clippers' offense isn't able to break the point of attack as easily as it was able to, which then causes problems on the switch, which is what caused so many problems for Gobert on the defensive side. It wasn't that he wasn't good; it was just that the perimeter gave him too much to deal with because they weren't holding guys out. … Other teams have been exploiting that flaw of the Jazz's for years. … As far as versatility goes, that's what they tried to address in the offseason. They got Rudy Gay and Eric Paschall, both guys that can play small-ball 5 and can switch 1 through 5, are versatile defenders.” 12:50-13:06: “They saw firsthand last season how important health is once you are in the postseason and how much it can change things in a really drastic way. And so, in talking with some of these players over the last couple of weeks, they are more open to the idea of resting.” 14:42-15:10: “These are elite athletes. You've got two max players that the Jazz have completely built their roster around in Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. They want to be the best in their lane, and if there wasn't any tension between them at all, I think that I would be really surprised. That's not just for the Jazz; that's on all 30 NBA rosters. There's not an NBA roster out there where there aren't quibbles among teammates, and I think that's what this is.” 20:25-20:55: “His last season in Cleveland, some of the coaches started working with him on finding more efficient ways to play. They started trying to take and cut out some of his midrange game. And then when he came to the Jazz, they completely expedited that, and they say, ‘OK, let's almost nearly eliminate the midrange game. You can shoot absolutely as much as you want.' Jordan Clarkson wants to get buckets, he can get ‘em all he wants as long they're from the 3-point line or at the rim. And so, they just let him loose.” 28:24-28:51: “When you have a season like they did last year, I think that pressure is eased a little bit because the front office is able to look at the health of the team and say, 'What was Quin [Snyder] supposed to do when he's got injured players?' If something like that were to happen again this year, again I think the pressure will be off, but if the Jazz go into the postseason completely healthy, basically no excuses, I think that raises the pressure a lot because then you start looking at the fact that he's been here eight years and they haven't been able to get past the second round.” 36:33-37:38: “The fact that [Jared Butler] dropped to 40 and they were able to get him, that was like Christmas morning for the Jazz. …His handle and his decision-making with the ball in his hands seem incredibly advanced for a guy coming in to his rookie NBA season. I've been really impressed with that. … He's also just a pure shooter. He has just a beautiful shot, and he has amazing range.” Sponsor: Use code TBPN during sign-up at DraftKings.com to claim your free shot at millions of dollars in total prizes.
A lot of people's mental health suffered during the pandemic. Utah State Rep. Steve Eliason gave Boyd a sneak peek at what legislation lawmakers are working on to help people, as well as what resources are available for everyone, including children, right now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President Biden's poll numbers are crashing, despite advocating for some popular policies. What is going on? Boyd shows where the messaging has gone awry and discusses what that means for the Democrats. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What does a program started by Congress actually cost? The R Street Institute's Phil Rossetti talks with Boyd about how a little-known budgetary score can conceal bad policies we can't pay for. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The United States and 135 other countries have agreed to a 15% global tax on big business. Utah State Rep. Robert Spendlove, who is also an economist at Zions Bank, joined Boyd to discuss what's in the deal and the problems many places will face implementing it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Could your Congressman stay a Republican or a Democrat...forever? Many states are significantly changing their Congressional maps during the once a decade redistricting process, and a lot of swing districts are becoming even more red or blue. Colby Itkowitz from The Washington Post talks with Boyd about what this means for voters and future legislation in Congress. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy Columbus Day...or is it Indigenous Peoples Day? Why not both? Many people think the fight over what to name this holiday is another outgrowth of our recent culture war. But Reason's Eric Boehm joined Boyd to talk about how federal holiday designations have been political for well over 100 years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mark Schindler is joined by Sarah Todd of the Deseret News to discuss the Utah Jazz and their coming season. After a historic regular season and disappointing playoffs, how to the Jazz build towards the next level of contention? Listen to Sarah's pod Unsalvageable: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unsalvageable-a-utah-jazz-podcast/id1566054064 Check out our articles at https://premiumhoops.org and follow us on Twitter @PremiumHoopsNBA Be sure to Rate and Review Premium Hoops on Apple Podcasts! Credit to BRBeats Podcast Music @BenRauman
Is carbon fee and dividend really the policy that can bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats? On this month's call we'll talk to Dr. Ray Ward, a Republican state representative in Utah, about why he likes the policy. When he's not working in the legislature, Ward is a family physician in Bountiful, Utah. Earlier this year, he signed on to an op-ed in the Deseret News with two dozen other Utah Republicans endorsing carbon fee and dividend. Skip ahead to the following section(s): (0:00) Welcome (2:45) Rep. Ray Ward (9:07) Q&A Discussion (22:59) Legislative Updates w/ Ben Pendergrass (35:44) October Updates & Actions CCL's October Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet October Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/626727421 Desert News Republican Carbon Dividends Op-Ed: https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2021/6/4/22453352/carbon-dividend-act-republicans-for-climate-change Register for November 13-14 Conference: https://cclusa.org/November President Biden Campaign: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/white-house/
We check out cellphones a lot. It almost seems like we're chained to them. Boyd looks at the problem of swearing allegiance to your cell phone at the expense of personal relationships and noticing the world around you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's the end of a long week on Capitol Hill. And while lawmakers managed to pass a short term debt limit suspension, it is not a long term solution. We are now 56 days away from the next deadline. Meanwhile, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are publicly at odds over the messaging behind the debt ceiling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We have a lot of problems in America...polarization, inflation, high costs, a less than ideal criminal justice system. But is there a one size fits all solution? LaVarr Webb wrote a piece in Utah Policy arguing instead for multiple, "big gear" ideas to fix our issues. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The popular Tuttle Twins children's books is getting a TV Series. Creator Daniel Harmon joins us to talk about the power of crowdfunding and how children's books can start crucial conversations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President Biden signed several executive orders resetting the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments in Utah during a ceremony at The White House today. But both the president and members of his administration had some interesting things to say about how this all fits into the president's political vision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The race for US Senate seat in Utah has a new face: Nick Mitchell. He joined Boyd to talk about his platform and why he's running. Could he be the first Democrat to represent the state in the upper chamber since 1970? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's official: President Biden has restored the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah. Congressman Blake Moore (R-UT) joined Boyd to talk about the problems he sees, both political and practical, with this decision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week Bree is talking with Brooke Romney all about connecting with your teens. Brooke Romney is a writer, speaker, educator and connector. She has been published in The Washington Post, The Deseret News, and a host of other online publications where her pieces have been read millions of times. In October 2020, she published her first book, I Like Me Anyway: Embracing Imperfection, Connection, and Christ which has changed the lives and perspective of thousands of women and men all over the world. Her next book, 52 Modern Manners for Today's Teens will be out this fall and helps parents and teenagers adopt fresh perspectives and doable strategies for living a more successful and connected life. Brooke comes from girly roots but has morphed into an outdoor exploring, dirt loving mom of 4 boys (ages 9-18) and couldn't be happier about it. She is married to a man who keeps her on her toes but loves unconditionally, even when she leaves all the cupboards open and lights on. When she is not writing or mothering, you can find her in a good book, volunteering in the schools, or on a walk with a friend. She has a weakness for gummy candy, sunshine, youth sports, and family travel but also finds magic in the ordinary moments that have become rather sacred in our fast paced world. Meaningful connection with family, friends, strangers, and God is where she finds purpose and joy. Learn more about Bree and her programs at www.bodybybree.com or follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bodybybreefitness/
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