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Inside Sources brings a one-of-a-kind insider perspective to Utah and national politics.

Inside Sources brings a one-of-a-kind insider perspective to Utah and national politics.

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United States

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Inside Sources brings a one-of-a-kind insider perspective to Utah and national politics.

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English


Episodes

The Star-Spangled Banner’s fifth powerful verse

3/3/2021
Today marks the 90th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" becoming the national anthem of The United States of America, so on this National Anthem Day, Boyd celebrates the history, spirit, and lyrics of this most famous ballad. Many people have no idea there are actually four official verses to the anthem, and even fewer know about an unofficial fifth verse, written a half-century later by poet Oliver Wendell Holmes. Boyd celebrates our nation and its most beloved song. ‘Inside Sources...

Duration:00:08:16

Congressmen Blake Moore & Bruce Westerman on protecting our natural resources through productivity

3/3/2021
Congressmen Blake Moore and Bruce Westerman as part of the On the Natural Resources Committee, are concerned with the way the Biden administration is handling the protection of natural resources with the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act. While both Republican and Democratic parties believe in protecting our national resources, they ask for a more bipartisan effort and local guidance to be considered. Both Representatives join Boyd to discuss. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd...

Duration:00:11:24

RootsTech 2021 Review with Elder Kevin S. Hamilton and FamilySearch’s Steve Rockwood

3/3/2021
Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy and executive director of the Family History Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, share some highlighted messages from RootsTech 2021. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11...

Duration:00:10:26

Is the American Rescue Plan actually a “Washington Special”?

3/3/2021
As President Biden urges the Senate to pass his administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, some Republican leaders are calling it a “Washington Special” that is not focused on what is actually needed for economic relief during the COVID pandemic. While the president’s administration is pushing for the bill to pass, they are facing other complications as Biden’s Cabinet remains half-empty and nominations are being questioned and even pulled. In this complicated and divisive time,...

Duration:00:09:12

The power of stories is the power to connect

3/2/2021
Everyone wants to be part of a story, because stories connect us in ways we can’t imagine. This past weekend at RootsTech 2021, FamilySearch CEO, Steve Rockwood, expanded on the need to connect to one another through our stories because, “When we see how we and our stories are connected, we will see and treat each other differently.” Boyd reminds listeners to tell their stories; to their loved ones, their children, the others, and to the world. Because the power of stories is nearly...

Duration:00:11:43

Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Covering COVID one year on

3/2/2021
Doug Wilks, the editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look Inside the Newsroom at the ups and downs of covering this year of the pandemic rollercoaster. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your...

Duration:00:09:15

Jay Evenson: An eye on the last week on Utah's Hill

3/2/2021
Deseret News’ columnist Jay Evenson joins Boyd for a look at the top issues Utah lawmakers are facing in their final week on The Hill. From the outlook of a pandemic ‘endgame” to the continued drama of Dixie State’s needed name change, Evenson breaks down what listeners need to know about our legislature. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen...

Duration:00:09:44

Tackling topics, testimonies, and tactful questions

3/2/2021
Today, FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies and tackles claims of domestic terrorism in front of a Senate hearing on security issues surrounding the Capitol Riot on January 6th. Meanwhile, the Senate is tackling the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package, and Boyd asks are we tackling the right questions? ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's...

Duration:00:12:03

Reign in relief spending to provide for our present and future

3/1/2021
George Will put out an article this weekend dissecting the impact of Biden’s latest pandemic stimulus package and the danger of the intense spending currently proposed. While we struggle to correct the negative impacts of the covid pandemic, we must not add further problems to our future by throwing more money than needed at the problem. Real relief does not come from adding unnecessary and unprecedented spending, but smartly identifying and providing for the people impacted most by the...

Duration:00:08:18

Political strategist Amanda Makki asks, What kind of a leader is Joe Biden?

3/1/2021
Amanda Makki, lawyer and political strategist, joins Boyd to breakdown What kind of a leader is Joe Biden?. How does President Biden’s first days in office compare to our past presidents, Democratic and Republican, when it comes to executive orders signed, foreign policy, budgeting, and bipartisan effort? While leadership means different things to different people, what kind of leadership can we expect from our current Commander in Chief? ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor...

Duration:00:12:18

Savannah Hopkinson on women bearing the brunt of the pandemic

3/1/2021
Savannah Hopkinson, Deseret News opinion writer who frequently writes about family policy, recently was part of a discussion panel on women bearing the brunt of the pandemic. She joins Boyd to examine how we can address why women have suffered more job-losses than men, and how we can provide policy support for women in their roles as providers and parents. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events,...

Duration:00:09:05

There is a role for government but a broad bailout is not it

3/1/2021
Sunday ‘marked one year from the coronavirus’s first patient in Utah, marking the start of a rollercoaster of ups-and-downs regarding the impact of the pandemic. From school closers and unemployment highs to covid relief bills and local power debates, Americans and Utahns have tried to adapt in ways that protect ourselves while we assist others. As the next round of economic stimulus progresses through our lawmakers’ hands, Boyd reminds listeners that there is a role for the federal...

Duration:00:10:15

Moving from I to We: A charismatic leader won't save us, but our youth might

2/25/2021
Boyd continues his lessons learned from his “Therefore, What? podcast” conversation with Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett, about American society’s morality cycle of shifting from an “I” to a “we” mentality. In their new book, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, they point out that it is not charismatic leaders who spark an upswing, but the efforts of the people and especially our youth. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor...

Duration:00:10:55

Scott Howell on the Utah Senate deciding to discuss the Dixie State name change

2/25/2021
Former Senate Democratic Leader Scott Howell is excited that the Utah Senate will be discussing Dixie State University’s name change bill after all! While previously, the senate had no plans to hold a hearing, a student-led protest at the capitol on Wednesday caused them to reconsider. Many, such as Boyd, believe that the bill is necessary for the success of Dixie’s former and future students, while others fear the change would be an attack on the school’s history. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd...

Duration:00:10:42

R-Streets James Wallner on the complications of the current coronavirus stimulus bill

2/25/2021
R-Street’s James Wallner joins Boyd to comment on the complications of the current coronavirus stimulus bill and explain the process it has to take as it works its way through lawmakers’ hands. The $1.9 Trillion stimulus package is set for House vote within days and faces new hurdles, including terms like a parliamentarian, reconciliation, and the standards of the Byrd rule. Wallner gives our listeners a 101 of the mechanism of progression. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor...

Duration:00:10:49

Is the stimulus a “socialist bill on steroids” or a lifeline for American families?

2/25/2021
This phase of the most recent coronavirus stimulus plan is in its waning hours as it advances to a House vote within days, but negotiations and debate continue between the reigning parties as Democrats frame it as an essential lifeline for American families and Republicans call it “a socialist bill on steroids” packed with erroneous requirements. Also, Boyd has some exciting breaking news regarding coronavirus vaccinations in Utah. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at...

Duration:00:10:24

The “Utah Advantage” is a mix of rugged individualism and compassionate communitarianism

2/24/2021
The “Utah Advantage” is a mix of rugged individualism and compassionate communitarianism according to ‘Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community’ author Robert Putnam’s conversation with Boyd on his Therefore, What? Podcast. Boyd expands on the conversation adding some wisdom from Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2020 conference address ‘Sustainable Societies” and Boyd’s own insights. Because our future...

Duration:00:08:40

Counselor Jenny Howe: Stress, fatigue, and resilience regardless of external circumstances

2/24/2021
As we mark over a year since the coronavirus pandemic hit Utah, Counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to breakdown the mental health impact of the long-waging war against the virus. From the risk our youth faces from social isolation and Zoom weariness to the difference between stress and fatigue, Howe provides insight into and tips to fight the wear-and-tear the pandemic has caused on our most valuable resource, our minds. Boyd and Jenny discuss what can we do to promote hope, that is the sense...

Duration:00:11:01

The Wheatley Institution’s Paul Edwards previews their Thursday’s “The Upswing” webinar

2/24/2021
Paul Edwards Director of the Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University joins Boyd for a preview of their free webinar this Thursday, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again” with Robert D. Putnam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett. Putnam and Romney Garrett recently joined Boyd on his Therefore, What? Podcast discussing their book and how we as Individuals can break through our current selfish thought process and engage in community to create a new...

Duration:00:09:06

Is Biden’s &1.9 Trillion relief bill the wrong plan, at the wrong time, and for all the wrong reasons?

2/24/2021
With Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief plan heading to House vote later this week, Boyd asks if this is “the wrong plan, at the wrong time, and for all the wrong reasons?” GOP leaders including Utah’s Senator Mitt Romney say that the plan is a ‘clunker’ and are offering other options. And Boyd offers his listeners a look into his “sometimes weird” life as yesterday Boyd was set to talk politics on a news show, but with the breaking news of Tiger Woods’ rollover accident, the whole panel...

Duration:00:12:05