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Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are speaking out and speaking up about the issues facing our community. We are engaging in conversations that seek to help us understand our differing views and opinions on complex social justice issues, and what possible common ground might guide us in our search for solutions.

Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are speaking out and speaking up about the issues facing our community. We are engaging in conversations that seek to help us understand our differing views and opinions on complex social justice issues, and what possible common ground might guide us in our search for solutions.

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United States

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Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are speaking out and speaking up about the issues facing our community. We are engaging in conversations that seek to help us understand our differing views and opinions on complex social justice issues, and what possible common ground might guide us in our search for solutions.

Language:

English

Contact:

801-575-6397


Episodes

Sexism in Sports Journalism with Amy D. & Co.

6/4/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson is joined by University of Utah Athletics Director Mark Harlan, Deseret News NBA Reporter Sarah Todd and veteran sports reporter Michelle Bodkin to discuss sexism in the world of sports journalism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:52:25

The historical impact of redlining with Jennifer Gnagey

5/25/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Weber State University economics professor Jennifer Gnagey delves into the impact of redlining in housing and how it has shaped communities nationwide. The website mentioned at the very end of the discussion: https://www.neighborsfurtherfairhousing.org/ The Facebook group is linked at the bottom of that web page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/936516223855691 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:34

The story of Black Mormon Pioneer Green Flake with Mauli Bonner

5/14/2021
On this episode, Amy and Jasen are joined by Mauli Bonner, a Grammy Award-winning vocal director and now filmmaker, whose first feature film His name is Green Flake chronicles the life a Black Mormon pioneer who literally paved the way for 70,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints to journey west where they settled in what is today the state of Utah. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:57

Making personal connections with the great outdoors with Forest Good

5/6/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen are joined by Forest Good, CEO and founder of Pastimes — an app that connects people who are interested in doing outdoors activities. It’s a social platform of all things outdoors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:50

Examining the Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Verdict with Dr. Roderic Land, Ph.D

4/23/2021
Dr. Roderic Land, Ph.D joins Amy and Jasen on this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. An ordained minister, he holds a Ph.D from the University of Illinois in educational policy with an emphasis in critical race theory and sociology. He's done extensive research on social justice, racial attitudes and race relations in America. He is also a previous chair of the Utah MLK Human Rights Commission. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:13

How laughter fills the soul with comedian with Arvin Mitchell

4/23/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen are joined by comedian Arvin Mitchell to discuss how making people laugh has helped him find meaning in life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:50

The Second Amendment with Attorney and author Mitch Vilos

4/9/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen are joined by author and attorney Mitch Vilos to discuss Second Amendment issues, including legislation proposed by the Joseph Biden administration in the wake of a spate of deadly shootings across the country. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:44:34

How to manage a COVID pet adoption

4/1/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen discuss the best way to handle adopting a new pet during a pandemic with Jackie Hansen, owner of Central Park Pet Retreat in Salt Lake City and Ashley & Ryan Wolf-Heidt, founder of Bark & Biscuit — a dog training business also in Salt Lake. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:48

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox talks about his first days on the job in the era of COVID-19

3/25/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox joins Amy and Jasen to talk about a variety of topics he’s been tackling since taking over as the state’s top elected public servant, including the success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:05

Catching up with Ben McAdams

3/17/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by Ben McAdams, former Congressman and founder of the Common Ground Institute, an organization focused on promoting building consensus on important public policy issues. He now work with the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business, which promotes investing in causes for the public good. Find Ben on Twitter @benmcadamsut and on Facebook; contact him via...

Duration:00:39:13

Stimulus, privilege and reparations with Dr. Paul White, PhD

3/12/2021
On this episode, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by Dr. Paul White, professor of social psychology at the University of Utah. They discuss the potential impact of the recently passed federal stimulus package, how privilege affects public perception of the package and the case for reparations to African Americans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:37

Utahn Danielle Rowe talk about growing up Black in an otherwise White environment

3/5/2021
This episode, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by freelance photographer and storyteller Danielle Rowe, whose passion is to detail the stories of individuals and their life experiences. She recently embarked on a new project called "Black Utah" that profiles African Americans who have lived in the Beehive State for 15-20 years or more to find out what that experience has been like for them and why they now call it home. Check out those stories on Instagram @daniellerowephotography See...

Duration:00:42:11

Are politics the symptom or the cure for what ails us?

2/26/2021
This week, Boyd Matheson, Deseret News Opinion Editor and host of Inside Sources on KSL NewsRadio joins Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee to talk about the current state of political discourse in your neighborhood and across the nation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:34

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace with Sui Lang L. Panoke

2/19/2021
This week, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by Sui Lang L. Panoke, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Utah-based Zions Bank to discuss creating diverse, welcoming spaces on the job. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:41:12

Latino or Latinx with Kim Bojorquez

2/6/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, we’re joined by Kim Bojorquez, Latino communities reporter for the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Bureau and journalist for Report for America — talking about about the use of certain language in describing people of Hispanic heritage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:46

Entering a new POTUS era with Amy and Jasen

1/22/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen discuss the beginning of a new presidential era and what to expect in the coming weeks and months from the freshly minted Joe Biden presidency. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:35

How to get business back onboard with diversity and inclusion now that protests are over with Neelam Chand

1/13/2021
Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by Neelam Chand, founder and CEO of Shift SLC — a diversity and inclusion consulting firm — to discuss the loss of momentum following the protests this summer to raise awareness about diversity and inclusion in the business world. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:36

A historic moment of political turmoil in the U.S. with Jim Curry

1/7/2021
Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by University of Utah political science professor James Curry to discuss the historic storming of the U.S. Capitol and chaos in the final days of the Trump presidency. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:40

Hello 2021, and good riddance 2020

1/1/2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy. Donaldson are joined by Loudmouth partner Jason Comstock to discuss what to look for in the New Year and what we won't miss about the year that was 2020. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:55

Talking COVID-19 with Dr. Angela Dunn

12/18/2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, We’re joined by Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah state epidemiologist — who’s job is to study and investigate patterns and causes of infectious diseases for the good of public health. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:56