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KSL Newsradio's team of experienced analysts and anchors offer the latest political news and commentary, from the presidential election in 2016 to Utah campaigns and state legislature issues. Doug Wright, Jay Mcfarland, Drew Steele and the KSL team...

KSL Newsradio's team of experienced analysts and anchors offer the latest political news and commentary, from the presidential election in 2016 to Utah campaigns and state legislature issues. Doug Wright, Jay Mcfarland, Drew Steele and the KSL team bring you perspective and balance.

KSL Newsradio's team of experienced analysts and anchors offer the latest political news and commentary, from the presidential election in 2016 to Utah campaigns and state legislature issues. Doug Wright, Jay Mcfarland, Drew Steele and the KSL team bring you perspective and balance.
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Salt Lake City, UT

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KSL Newsradio's team of experienced analysts and anchors offer the latest political news and commentary, from the presidential election in 2016 to Utah campaigns and state legislature issues. Doug Wright, Jay Mcfarland, Drew Steele and the KSL team bring you perspective and balance.

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English


Episodes

Senator Lee in Central America; still no word on the District Four race

11/9/2018
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Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. The final edition of this show is an extended version. We discuss the latest too close to call race between Mia Love and Ben McAdams. Also joining the show is Deseret News' Gillian Friedman who broke the story on Lee in Central America.

Duration:00:33:19

Calming Down With Some Post-Election Therapy

11/8/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. It's two-days after elections and tensions are still high with continued mudslinging, anger-filled statements and attacks on the media. With that in mind, Jay Mcfarland joins us to discuss what therapy we might need and to help point out that America is still a hopeful and progressing place to live.

Duration:00:19:03

An Election Results Rundown and A Resignation

11/7/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. It's the day after record-breaking midterm elections and Doug Wilks, editor of the Deseret News, joins to discuss the results, and give a peek into what the newsroom is like. Also, breaking news interrupts the show as Jeff Sessions resigns as attorney general at Trump's request.

Duration:00:18:53

Election day is finally here

11/6/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. Election day is finally here and we remind you all that there is still time to go out and vote and register today. Boyd provides some predictions and close races to watch for, and also is this the year that the young vote shows up and votes.

Duration:00:18:57

Election day is tomorrow; Governor Gary Herbert talks Question 1

11/5/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. Governor Gary Herbert joins the show to go over Question 1 on the Utah ballot. This is a non-binding question on the ballot which is asking about at 10-cent gas tax increase which would go to the general fund, and that extra money would then go to the education fund. We also remember North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor who passed away will on National Guard...

Duration:00:20:42

Special session for medical marijuana could be delayed

11/2/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. Today's episode the topics include discussing Prop 2 which is the medical marijuana and Prop 3 Medicaid expansion initiatives. Joining the program to discuss these two topics will be Deseret News reporter Ben Lockheart. Also, what will it take to get Millennials to get out and vote? A recent poll suggested only a third of those between 18-29 plan to vote...

Duration:00:17:19

A Positive Plea From Congressional Contestants

11/1/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. Today, hotly contested contestants for the 4th congressional district, Mia Love and Ben McAdams, join us to give their closing arguments for their campaigns, with the caveat of requiring them to remaining positive in their pleas. Also, Jesse Hyde, reporter and photojournalist, joins us to discuss some international repercussions of the midterm elections.

Duration:00:19:50

Facing Fear-Based Politics to Vote With Confidence

10/31/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. Today we are facing our voting fears and discussing the issues. What are we afraid of in our voting process? Is it the fear-mongering attack ads or is it worry about a lack of knowledge on the issues? Let's move beyond fear-based politics.

Duration:00:17:40

Mail-in ballot deadlines and pitfalls

10/31/2018
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With under a week until Election Day, the deadline to mail in your ballot in Utah is quickly approaching. Elections officials say you need to make sure your ballot is postmarked by 5 p.m. on the day BEFORE the midterm election in order to ensure your vote counts. If you miss that deadline, you can drop your ballot off in person on November 6th. But there are some other common mistakes that could keep your votes out of the final tally. KSL Newsradio's Paul Nelson has what you need to know.

Duration:00:01:28

Challenging Questions to Ask Yourself Before Voting

10/30/2018
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“Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. Five questions voters should ask THEMSELVES before voting, answering your questions on today's voting registration with the county clerk, and taking a look at the changing rhetoric of President Trump as we enter the final stages of this midterm election.

Duration:00:18:53

Your Voice Your Vote 2018; Informing, Challenging, and Empowering Your Vote

10/30/2018
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Welcome to “Your Voice, Your Vote,” a special presentation on the 2018 midterm elections hosted by Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News. We want you to be informed, enlightened with different ideas that challenge your thinking and help empower you to vote with confidence. Today we rundown ballot issues and electoral races that affect our beautiful state of Utah, and thus the state of the nation at large. We also discuss some of the tactics and ways voters are being distracted and...

Duration:00:20:43

You still have time to register to vote

10/30/2018
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You’re planning to do your civic duty and vote in next week’s mid-term election, right? State Elections Director Justin Lee says there’s still time even if you didn't register by the October 30th online or in-person deadline. In 2018, for the first time ever, people can register to vote at the polls and vote there on Election Day. KSL Newsradio's Nick Wyatt has more information on how to do that and make your ballot count.

Duration:00:01:49

How SB 54 paved the way for Utah election changes

10/29/2018
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The same legislative measure that cleared the way for candidates to get on the ballot using a signature-gathering method instead of Utah’s traditional caucus-convention system has also cleared the way for changes to the way an election works in Utah. As a result, voters are facing more propositions and initiatives on the ballot. Here's how Senate Bill 54, passed in 2014, has changed elections in 2018. KSL Newsradio's Nick Wyatt reports.

Duration:00:01:41

BYU Professor Wants Reform To Supreme Court Nomination Process

7/9/2018
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A BYU professor has advocated for reforms to the selection process to the United States Supreme Court after what he said is a process that has become more and more political.

Duration:00:06:58

Lee On Shortlist For Supreme Court

6/28/2018
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No matter who President Trump nominates, there is sure to be a -battle in Washington.

Duration:00:02:20

Mitt Romney Cruises To Easy Win In Gop Primary For Senate

6/27/2018
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Former GOP nominee for President and now Senate candidate Mitt Romney is making national headlines this morning for easily handing Dr. Mike Kennedy in Utah's Primary Election.

Duration:00:02:28

Mitt Romney Declared Winner Of Gop Senate

6/27/2018
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Right now with nearly 180,000 votes Mitt Romney has nearly 77 percent of the vote. WIth Mike Kennedy trailing far behind all night with 26% , 66,000. News Specialist Caitlin Burchill is live tonight at the Romney celebration party, where Romney and his wife greeted supporters to accept the nomination.

Duration:00:03:39

Prepping For Utah's Primary Election

6/25/2018
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The clock is ticking for voters to get in those mail-in ballots. Ladd Egan has that and other helpful hints for those hoping to have their vote counted.

Duration:00:02:22

Salt Lake County Certified as Welcoming Community

6/22/2018
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Protest over the Trump Administrations' so-called zero-tolerance policy on immigration isn't going away any time soon.. Critics are laying the blame directly on the President and his policies.. and say many families still await being re-united. But here in Utah, praise for how Salt Lake County is dealing with immigrants and refugees. For the first time, a national group that recognizes how communities help immigrants succeeds in business is giving a special recognition to a county...

Duration:00:01:12

Sunday Edition: 2018 06 17

6/19/2018
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This morning -- the high cost of childcare and where families can find relief. A simple way we can all make a difference in combating teen suicide. And three things you can do to protect your home from a wildfire.

Duration:00:25:01