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Post Election Debrief with Boyd Matheson

11/7/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee review the results of Election Day 2018 with Deseret News Opinion Editor Boyd Matheson. And Amy and Boyd try to keep Jasen from jumping on the proverbial political cliff.

Duration:00:26:11

Roundtable discussion examining Utah's ballot propositions

10/30/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee tackle Utah's various ballot propositions, including initiatives concerning medical marijuana, medicaid expansion and possible changes to legislative redistricting. Joining the discussion are state Auditor John Dougall, Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and state Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake.

Duration:00:36:08

A Candidate Conversation with Ben McAdams - AUDIO

10/12/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and guest host Dave Cawley have a Candidate Conversation with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, who is running for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in Utah's 4th District. He talks about the partisanship in Washington D.C. that prompted him to run in hopes of bridging the divide he believes currently exists that negatively impacts individuals and families in Utah and nationwide. Also, he highlights priority issues such as...

Duration:00:33:06

A Candidate Conversation with Rep. Mia Love - AUDIO

10/12/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with Rep. Mia Love, R-UT, who is running for re-election in Utah's 4th Congressional District. She talks about her life explaining how she got into politics, her policy priorities including immigration and why she wants to continue representing the people of her congressional district for the next two years.

Duration:00:33:07

A Candidate Conversation with John Curtis (AUDIO)

10/5/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with Rep. John Curtis, R-UT who is running for re-election in Utah's Third District. He said that addressing the various concerns about issues such as public lands, wildfire mitigation and redistricting are among his top policy priorities. He also acknowledged his political mandate from voters to try to overcome the partisan nature of how Washington D.C. operates.

Duration:00:29:03

A Candidate Conversation with James Singer (AUDIO)

10/5/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with James Singer, who is running for Congress in Utah's Third District as a Democrat. A college educator by training, Singer said he decided to run following the events of Standing Rock in 2016. He felt a calling to become part of the solution to represent cooperation in an increasingly dysfunctional Washington D.C. and promote ideals that would serve the people of Utah. Among his policy priorities are...

Duration:00:35:27

A Candidate Conversation with Rob Bishop - AUDIO

10/5/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with Rep. Rob Bishop, R-UT, who is running for re-election in Utah's 1st District. Having spent much of his life around local, state and national politics, he has a keen sense of how politics has evolved throughout the nation's history. He believes that knowledge has helped him during his tenure in congress. Bishop's policy priorities include public lands management, military spending and tax policy.

Duration:00:30:34

A Candidate Conversation with Lee Castillo (AUDIO)

10/5/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with Lee Castillo, Democratic candidate for Congress in Utah's 1st District. He said a desire to help people and heal the divide that he feels exists in the country is part of what prompted him to run for congress. His top policy priority is to address the healthcare crisis that is facing the nation currently and he favors a plan that would include universal healthcare for every citizen.

Duration:00:30:49

A Candidate Conversation with Eric Eliason (AUDIO)

10/3/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with Eric Eliason, who is running for Congress in Utah's 1st District in the United Utah Party. He said never thought he would ever run for political office, because he didn’t feel like he fell into any of the traditional political party categories. But that changed when he felt an allegiance to the principles of the upstart United Utah Party's message of ending extreme partisanship and focusing on practical...

Duration:00:32:55

Understanding the dyslexic brain

10/3/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee take a deep dive into understanding how the dyslexic brain works. Joining us are Karee Atkinson and Phoebe Beacham with Decoding Dyslexia Utah, a local nonprofit focused on raising awareness and helping families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia in public schools.

Duration:00:35:31

A Candidate Conversation with Chris Stewart (AUDIO)

9/27/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with Rep. Chris Stewart, R-UT about family, his military service, his time in Congress, his political priorities and his support of President Donald Trump and many of the President's policies.

Duration:00:30:41

The public opinion trial of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

9/21/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss the circumstances surrounding the allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Joining us is Bethany Warr, attorney with the Utah Crime Victims Legal Clinic.

Duration:00:33:41

A Candidate Conversation Shireen Ghorbani (AUDIO)

9/20/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk to Shireen Ghorbani, Democratic candidate for Congress in Utah's second congressional district. Ghorbani explains why she decided to run for office, her top policy priorities and how her experience as a professional woman who is also a mother and wife could help her better serve the people of Utah in Washington D.C.

Duration:00:32:37

A Candidate Conversation with Craig Bowden [Audio]

9/18/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee sit down with Craig Bowden, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah. Bowden talks about his family, policy priorities and how his military service helped shape his political philosophy.

Duration:00:33:19

A Candidate Conversation with Mitt Romney (Audio)

9/18/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason Podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee sit down with Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah. He talks about his reasons for running for office again, his policy priorities and family.

Duration:00:33:58

A Candidate Conversation with Jenny Wilson [Audio]

9/18/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee have a candid discussion with Jenny Wilson, a current Salt Lake County Council member and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah. As a second generation member of a political family, Wilson talks about her career in politics, her policy priorities and why she believes she could make a difference for the people of Utah in Washington D.C. as a liberal from a politically conservative state.

Duration:00:35:01

A Conversation with Black Klansman Ron Stallworth

9/5/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson have a candid conversation with retired police detective Ron Stallworth, author of Black Klansman and the subject of the film BlacKkKlansman. He talks about his career in law enforcement, including the period in the 1970's in which he infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan while with the Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department. He also talks about his new-found celebrity and his interactions with award-winning filmmaker...

Duration:00:39:15

Bonus: How Violence Against Women is obscured by Big-Time Football

9/1/2018
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On this bonus episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss how the prevailing attitudes in big-time sports have led to the acceptance of domestic violence and a lack of respect for women. This comes in the wake of Ohio State University's suspension of head football coach Urban Meyer for his handling of a situation involving an assistant coach charged with domestic violence. Joining us is Michelle Bodkin, a reporter for UteZone.com (247Sports.com) and UteZone...

Duration:00:44:09

Manafort, Cohen and The Donald's Presidency

8/29/2018
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On this episode of the Voices of Reason podcast, Amy Donalson and Jasen Lee discuss the political ramifications of the recent legal proceedings involving former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney and fixer Michael Cohen with political scientists Prof. James Curry of the University of Utah and Prof. Gary Johnson of Weber State University.

Duration:00:39:45

What is your political breaking point?

8/1/2018
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When it comes to politics, do your morals outweigh your loyalty to political party? Some Republicans say even though they don't like President Donald Trump, they will support him because the policy consequences are more important. Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk compromise and reaching your breaking point with your candidate. What kind of irreconcilable differences would it take for you to divorce the Democrat or Republican parties and vote values at the polls? We'd like to hear your...

Duration:00:40:53