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Alex Kirry and Scott Mitchell are joined by Deseret News sports writer Ryan McDonald to get his thoughts aobut the NBA Draft and what the Utah Jazz might be doing. Follow UnRivaled onTwitter,InstagramandFacebook for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Utah State Prison is today. Over the next few months, the Dept. of Corrections will begin to move inmates from the soon-to-be retired facility in Draper to the new location. This is the culmination of one of the biggest public policy shifts of the past decade and there is one man who has been at the center of it from the beginning- Speaker Brad Wilson of the Utah House of Representatives. He wrote an op-ed that is in today's Deseret News and he joins us now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We are just under a week away from Primary election day taking place on June 28th – next Tuesday. Thanks to a new poll conducted by Deseret News and the Hinckley Institute, we now know just how close the 1st and 3rd congressional district races are. We'll talk about that as well as the candidates for the Utah Senatorial race. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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An iconic Christian hymn encourages listeners who may be “tempest-tossed” or otherwise burdened to “Count Your Blessings.”Jenae Nelson, who has conducted research on indebtedness with Brigham Young University professors Dr. Sam Hardy and Dr. Dianne Tice, bolsters this claim. In a yearlong study, Nelson found that recognizing what God has done, and feeling an indebtedness toward Him, doesn't create feelings of obligation, but rather leads to increased overall happiness, well-being and even prosocial behavior. Nelson received her doctorate from Brigham Young University and is now a postdoctoral research fellow at Baylor University and a research affiliate at Harvard University. She joins this episode of the Church News podcast to discuss her research and share how cultivating gratitude and indebtedness can improve a person's life and deepen his or her connection to God. 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.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor doesn't often see eye-to-eye with Justice Clarence Thomas. But during a recent forum, she had nothing but praise for her colleague. She also had some wise words about what to do when you an important fight. Guest Hosts Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan look at what she said. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Last week, the Utah Jazz unveiled their rebrand, and there was a lot of negative or confusing reactions among fans on social media. Whether you love it or hate it, Guest Hosts Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan discuss what it says about the importance of rebrands and community. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
There has been a lot of talk about the Pink Recession, where women dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic. Now there's concern not only about the Great Resignation but about young men dropping out of the workforce altogether. Steven Greenhut from the R Street Institute has a new piece outlining how the answer to a lot of these issues be found in the gig economy. Guest Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
People in Utah love tracing their ancestry, but that wonderful journey of discovery can be difficult for people in the Black community. However, FamilySearch is trying to make it easier for everyone to find lost relatives. Thom Reed and Bruce Miller join the program to discuss The African Oral History Project and why it's an important piece of the genealogy puzzle. Guest Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Democratic Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican Senator Mike Lee don't agree on much, but both won't support the bipartisan gun deal in Congress until they see the text. Guest Hosts Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan look at why that is. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A lot of people really don't like Big Tech, but an antitrust bill in Congress could make costs go up for American consumers during a time of record high inflation. James Czerniawski with Americans for Prosperity took a deep dive on the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and how exactly it raises the prices in everyone's online shopping carts. Guest Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Homelessness, poverty, and the wealth gap are serious problems facing our society. But could fatherlessness be an even bigger issue? Sam Lyman with the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation has a new piece in Real Clear Policy outlining what policies we should pursue to inspire more men to take on the role of fatherhood. Guest Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today, many Utahns are celebrating Juneteenth for the first time since it was declared a state and federal holiday. Betty Sawyer, head of the Ogden Chapter of the NAACP, has dedicated much of her life trying to make Juneteenth an official holiday. She joins us to discuss what this day means to her. Guest Hosts: Maura Carabello and Taylor Morgan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How do we close the Black wealth gap in Utah? Sidni Shorter, the President and CEO of the Utah Black Chamber, gives details of an event the organization held to address this issue. She also outlines a vision of how Utah and its Black community can best showcase what we have to offer during the upcoming NBA All Star Game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On Sunday, Americans across the nation will celebrate Juneteenth. While this is a holiday Black Americans have observed for a long, long time, how can all of us--no matter our race--use this holiday as an opportunity to come together as a country? Boyd revisits some wise words from Reverend Amos Brown, one of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last students. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
More and more Republicans are offering a populist message to voters. But if they retake Congress in November, how likely is it that they'll turn those slogans into concrete action? Patrick T. Brown from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has a new piece in Politico pointing out how the populist GOP needs to learn lessons from the collapse of the "compassionate conservative" movement 20 years ago. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The state of Utah is marking World Refugee Day with several events this weekend. But it's also a good time to reflect on the contributions refugees make to our society and the challenges those who come here face. Asha Parekh, the Director of Utah's Refugee Services Office, joins Inside Sources to talk about the experiences of these communities. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many people like to point fingers at politicians they hate or greedy oil companies for the rising cost of gas. But J.D. Tuccille from Reason took a deep dive into the problem and found that the real reasons you're paying through the nose at the pump are a lot more complicated and longstanding. They're also happening around the world. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What is the secret to America's success? Some might argue hard work, others a sense of fair play, and others an entrepreneurial spirit. Those are all good choices. But a new piece in the Substack Persuasion argues that the real secret sauce might be the ordinary religious people who do good for their communities and help their fellow man everyday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Watergate scandal broke 50 years ago today, and eventually broke the nation's trust. Today we are dealing with our own crises of trust and integrity: from January 6th, the Supreme Court draft leak, and elected officials who won't admit wrongdoing on anything. Boyd revisits a conversation he had with legendary journalist Bob Woodward and Elder D. Todd Christofferson from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on what we can learn from Watergate to help bring trust and integrity back into our institutions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.