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Boyd Matheson brings a one-of-a-kind “insider” perspective to Utah and national politics. Matheson is the former chief-of-staff to Senator Mike Lee, head of the conservative Sutherland Institute and is current Opinion Editor at the Deseret News.

Boyd Matheson brings a one-of-a-kind “insider” perspective to Utah and national politics. Matheson is the former chief-of-staff to Senator Mike Lee, head of the conservative Sutherland Institute and is current Opinion Editor at the Deseret News.
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Boyd Matheson brings a one-of-a-kind “insider” perspective to Utah and national politics. Matheson is the former chief-of-staff to Senator Mike Lee, head of the conservative Sutherland Institute and is current Opinion Editor at the Deseret News.

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The Four Commitments with David Brooks

4/17/2019
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New York Times bestseller David Brooks joins Boyd to discuss the four commitments that compromise the “second mountain” and lead to greater fulfillment and joy in life. The four commitments include spouse and family, philosophy or faith, vocation, and community. David shares examples from his book of how commitment to these can lead individuals to heal and overcome adversity and find greater fulfillment in a world that encourages individuals to strive for personal success. Boyd Matheson,...

Duration:00:10:40

Democratic Strategy for Utah

4/17/2019
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Elizabeth Warren is in Salt Lake City today. Scott Howell, the Democratic nominee for United States Senate in 2000 and 2012, joins Boyd to discuss why Democrats are starting to come to Utah and what future candidates would be wise to do when visiting the Beehive state. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this country and make Utah a great place to thrive and live....

Duration:00:10:02

Building up Notre Dame and Building up Communities

4/16/2019
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Just 24 hours after the devastating fire at Notre Dame, over $700 million has been raised to rebuild the historic cathedral. We can learn great lessons about the potential of coming together in communities. We often focus on economic, political, and religious division, but business leaders are starting to recognize their critical role in uniting communities, individuals and countries. In a pre-recorded interview with Boyd, David Brooks expounds on this idea and how deeper commitment to...

Duration:00:19:46

The Redemption of Tiger Woods with Jeff Benedict

4/15/2019
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With what is being called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters this past weekend. Jeff Benedict, one of the authors that wrote the unauthorized biography of Tiger Woods, joins Boyd to talk about and what it was like watching someone get their life back - not just their game back. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this...

Duration:00:21:38

Committing to Being Present

4/12/2019
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In his "Rules for Civility" George Washington wrote "Read no letter, books, or papers in company, but when there is a necessity for the doing of it, you must ask leave;" Long before smart phones and Apple watches, Washington understood, and warned of, the need to be present in the presence of others. Boyd discusses the importance of being present and how focusing on our real priorities can transform and enrich our relationships. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you...

Duration:00:09:09

From Cancer to Congress: Representative Chip Roy

4/12/2019
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Texas’s Rep. Chip Roy’s cancer diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma jump started his move from staffer to congressman and renewed his sense of purpose to “save the republic” for his kids. Boyd and Rep. Roy will discuss his battle with cancer, being a freshman in congress, going from being a Chief of Staff to a member of congress, and what his agenda is being in the minority. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated...

Duration:00:10:38

Protecting Religious Liberty with Senator Hatch and Leonard Leo

4/11/2019
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Could court-packing have significant implications for religious liberty? Former Senator Orrin Hatch and Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society, join Boyd to discuss protecting our religious liberties, the role of the United States on the national stage of religious liberty, and what could potentially undermine our most monumental freedom. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated...

Duration:00:20:48

Debt Doesn’t Lead to Prosperity

4/10/2019
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The debt and deficit spending is expected to climb to just under $1 trillion under President Donald Trump. A new champion for fiscal responsibility is coming from an interesting place in congress: the Blue Dog Coalition of moderate Democrats. Congressman Ben McAdams joins Boyd to discuss his proposed balanced budget amendment, reaction from other members of the House of Representatives, and what this could mean for Americans. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside...

Duration:00:22:14

Trump's purge and the trouble with 'acting' leadership

4/9/2019
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After Kirstjen Nielsen leaves her post as the Secretary of Homeland Security, three of the president's cabinet members will be serving in an acting capacity. Trump has said that he likes "acting" capacities because it allows him to move quickly. How has “acting” leadership impacted Trump’s time in office? How does it impact his leadership of the country? Boyd discusses strategic leadership, bounceability, and what needs to happen next for America. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret...

Duration:00:19:14

Sheri Dew: Insights from a Prophet's Life

4/5/2019
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Boyd is joined by Sheri Dew, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Deseret Management Corporation to discuss her latest work, Insights From a Prophet's Life: Russell M. Nelson. Boyd and Sheri discuss how she feels Pope Francis and President Nelson have similar leadership styles, the art of writing a religious leaders biography, her thoughts on the CNN article about President Nelson, and lessons from President Nelson’s life. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News,...

Duration:00:19:25

Room for Everyone with Tom Christofferson

4/4/2019
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this morning that they will allow baby blessings, baptisms of children of LGBT parents, and they no longer define same-gender marriage by a member as ‘apostasy’. Boyd is joined by Tom Christofferson; author of "That We May Be One: A Gay Mormon's Perspective on Faith & Family", and Deseret News’ Tad Walch to discuss the policy change, what it mean for the LGBTQ community, and what the message is for members of the church. Boyd...

Duration:00:20:52

Curing a culture of contempt

4/3/2019
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In America today, there is an outrage industrial complex that prospers big time while setting Americans against each other. Divisive politicians, screaming heads on TV, angry campus activists and Twitter trolls are everywhere. New York Times bestselling author and social scientist Arthur Brooks joins Boyd to discuss his new book, “Love Your Enemies,” his upcoming new film, "The Pursuit," and how we can model compassion and love so we can disagree better, not less, in a world filled with...

Duration:00:17:37

Leadership is most noticeable by its absence, not by its presence

4/2/2019
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The American people are asking to be led. Arthur Brooks wrote a piece for the Washington Examiner about why we don't have the leaders we want - the emergence of coercive leadership, and why America is ready for unifying, authoritative, visionary leadership at all levels. Boyd uses this lens to look at leadership in Washington - how it is shaping the discussion on border security, healthcare, and the upcoming 2020 election. 44 years ago this week, one of the great leaders in sports, Coach...

Duration:00:19:24

Are compassion and the rule of law compatible principles?

4/1/2019
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President Trump has threatened to close the US-Mexico border this week. Boyd talks about the history of Presidents closing and tightening borders, and how this dialogue will change primaries and the upcoming 2020 general election. In the second segment, in honor of April Fools’ Day, Dalton Johnson from Studio C joins Boyd to discuss comedy and what role humor should play to elevate conversations. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political...

Duration:00:21:39

Has critical thinking vanished?

3/29/2019
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Many Americans have become intellectually soft, floating about in their own echo chambers of self-selected news and social media channels. Critical thinking seems to be vanishing and civility and civil dialogue have all but disappeared. The answer may surprise you. Mark Roosevelt, president of St. John's College, joins Boyd to discuss education, humility, and civil dialogue even amidst our differences. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political...

Duration:00:18:42

The integrity of compromise

3/28/2019
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In today’s hyper-partisan, turbo-tribal and deadly-divisive rhetorical battles within American political discourse the word compromise has taken a direct hit. Intolerant extremists on the left and party purists on the right often deride the term compromise as code for someone who is about to become a traitor, a squish, a person without principle or a sellout for political expediency. Compromise comes from the Latin compromissum, which means "mutual promise." Considering compromise is the...

Duration:00:18:02

We run out of energy before we run out of opportunity

3/27/2019
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This week’s headlines have been filled with the Jussie Smollett case, the college admission scandal, and the Green New Deal. The pace and the avalanche of news is exhausting us all, but we run out of energy before we run out of opportunity. What do we do from here? Boyd discussed the importance of taking a pause to reframe and refresh so we can refocus on the issues ahead. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated...

Duration:00:17:55

The Green New Deal isn't the answer to climate change; what is?

3/26/2019
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The United States Senate is voting on the Green New Deal this week - Utah’s Sen. Lee takes a lighthearted look at some to the ridiculousness that is in the proposal in his most recent speech on the Senate floor - but concludes with a pivot to a poignant proposal for protecting the planet. Boyd looks at how Americans should approach climate change and other important issues like poverty in this episode of Inside Sources. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the...

Duration:00:19:58

Obstruction is the new collusion

3/25/2019
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Boyd breaks down the Mueller report and what it means for the 2020 race, both political parties, and the American people. Russia has successfully sowed seeds of doubt and discord amongst the American people - what needs to happen to bring us back together? He then turns to Duke's Coach Krzyzewski and legendary Coach Valvono to break down some important principles that could help us more forward as a country. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest...

Duration:00:22:30

Is it possible to love an enemy in politics?

3/22/2019
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Boyd interviews Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, about his new book "Love Your Enemies - How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt". Brooks says people are not changed by hatred and you can't insult anybody into agreement. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this country and make Utah a great place to thrive and...

Duration:00:20:08