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The Doug Wright Show is where news breaks in Utah - whether it's politics, local government or just the big talker of the day.

The Doug Wright Show is where news breaks in Utah - whether it's politics, local government or just the big talker of the day.
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Salt Lake City, UT

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The Doug Wright Show is where news breaks in Utah - whether it's politics, local government or just the big talker of the day.

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VIDEO: Presidents Help Hurricane Victims

9/26/2017
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How can you help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria? We asked Jim McGrath, the spokesman for former President George H.W. and Mrs. Bush, to talk about One America Appeal, the organization founded by all five living former Presidents in the wake of the disasters. Presidents Bush, Clinton, Carter and Obama joined the first President Bush by setting politics aside to raise money for disaster relief.

Duration: 00:08:35


It's time for a Diet Coke: BYU now allows caffeinated soda on campus

9/21/2017
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It's a day some thought would never come. Brigham Young University announced the college would start selling caffeinated soda on campus, which have been banned since the 1950's. Now students and guest can enjoy their Coke, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew anytime they please. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright explains what this means and plays his favorite vintage ads from the soda companies.

Duration: 00:10:53


LDS Church spends big bucks on Book of Mormon manuscript

9/21/2017
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spent $35,000,000 on an original printer's manuscript of the Book of Mormon. What makes this copy so special? KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Curt Bench of Benchmark Books about why the manuscript fetched such a high price tag.

Duration: 00:16:05


U.S. Attorney warns of growing child pornography dangers

9/21/2017
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After Dr. Nathan Clark was indicted in a U.S. District Court on charges of production of child pornography, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney General for the State of Utah John Huber talked to reporters about how the issue seems to be background noise to the general public. Because of the heinous nature of the crime, most people don't want to talk about it, but this can cause more harm than good. Huber joins KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright...

Duration: 00:21:16


Preventing gang violence in Utah

9/21/2017
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The Unified Police Department is fed-up with gang violence in Kearns. After gang members ran over and killed two innocent bystanders, the community is holding a town hall to address concerns. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera about how bad the problem is and what steps law enforcement officials are taking to prevent children from joining gangs in the first place.

Duration: 00:11:54


Hold on to your butts: the Graham-Cassidy Bill is a mess (Part 2)

9/21/2017
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You had one job, Republicans: repeal and replace Obamacare. After a poor excuse for a bill from the House was killed by the Senate, reworked and halted by John McCain, and seemingly abandoned, you'd think the GOP would have it's act together by now. Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham wrote a new bill to appease frustrations, but it appears to be even worse than the first. In a last-ditch effort to salvage campaign promises to do away with the Affordable Care Act, it looks like this sorry excuse...

Duration: 00:12:10


Hold on to your butts: the Graham-Cassidy Bill is a mess (Part 1)

9/21/2017
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You had one job, Republicans: repeal and replace Obamacare. After a poor excuse for a bill from the House was killed by the Senate, reworked and halted by John McCain, and seemingly abandoned, you'd think the GOP would have it's act together by now. Bill Cassidy and Lindsay Graham wrote a new bill to appease frustrations, but it appears to be even worse than the first. In a last-ditch effort to salvage campaign promises to do away with the Affordable Care Act, it looks like this sorry excuse...

Duration: 00:20:02


The state's role in homelessness (Part 4)

9/21/2017
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Governor Gary Herbert called a special legislative session to address the homeless crisis in Salt Lake City. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright takes the show on the road to the State Capitol to talk to the law makers about what they anticipate will happen. In this episode, Doug talks to Representative Brad Daw, Senator Luz Escamilla, and Representative Steve Handy.

Duration: 00:20:31


The state's role in homelessness (Part 3)

9/21/2017
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Governor Gary Herbert called a special legislative session to address the homeless crisis in Salt Lake City. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright takes the show on the road to the State Capitol to talk to the law makers about what they anticipate will happen. In this episode, Doug talks to Nate McDonald, Assistant Deputy Director of the Department of Workforce Services, Senator Gene Davis, and Scott Howell of Pioneer Park Coalition.

Duration: 00:28:14


The state's role in homelessness (Part 2)

9/21/2017
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Governor Gary Herbert called a special legislative session to address the homeless crisis in Salt Lake City. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright takes the show on the road to the State Capitol to talk to the law makers about what they anticipate will happen. In this episode, Doug talks to Salt Lake Mayor Ben McAdams and Representative Brian King. He also talks to former State Senator Steve Urquhart about a recent push for medical marijuana legalization in the state of Utah.

Duration: 00:22:24


The state's role in homelessness (Part 1)

9/21/2017
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Governor Gary Herbert called a special legislative session to address the homeless crisis in Salt Lake City. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright takes the show on the road to the State Capitol to talk to the law makers about what they anticipate will happen. In this episode, Doug talks to House Speaker Greg Hughes and Senator Todd Weiler.

Duration: 00:28:23


The future of retail

9/19/2017
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Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy protection, Kohl's announced a partnership that would allow customers to return Amazon products at their stores' customer service desks, and Walmart is launching quick check-out stores across the nation. The nature of the way we shop is changing and stores - both online and brick and mortar - are doing everything they can to stay on top of the trends. What do you think retail shopping will look like in 5 years? ​

Duration: 00:11:40


About that United Nations speech...

9/19/2017
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President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations and he hit the nail on the head in regards to North Korea. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright plays the highlights and explains the implications of the president's plan to temper Kim Jong Un.

Duration: 00:26:30


Highlights from Huntsman Confirmation hearing

9/19/2017
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It was a short confirmation hearing for former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his appointment to be the United States' next Ambassador to Russia. He answered questions about human rights, hacking, and meddling in the 2016 election. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to KSL TV's Ladd Egan about what it was like to attend the hearing, then Doug plays highlights from Huntsman's testimony.

Duration: 00:25:58


Huntsman confirmation hearing

9/19/2017
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We've been waiting for months for the next step in the process to appoint former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman to be the next Ambassador to Russia. Live coverage of his long-awaited hearing on KSL NewsRadio.

Duration: 00:19:04


Trump's United Nations speech

9/19/2017
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President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations and he hit the nail on the head in regards to North Korea. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright plays the highlights and explains the implications of the president's plan to temper Kim Jong Un.

Duration: 00:18:31


Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

9/18/2017
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Jimmy Buffet said it best when he dreamed of a "cheeseburger in paradise." To celebrate National Cheeseburger Day, KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright brings in one of Utah's own Burger Boys: Chris Williams, co-founder of JCW's. They talk about the burgers Utahns love and the secret to a great patty. The Doug Wright is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright. KSL NewsRadio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Duration: 00:25:05


Too many opioid deaths

9/18/2017
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We need to do more to prevent opioid overdoses in the United States. Thanks to synthetic drugs like fentanyl, 20,000 Americans will die each year due to these opioids. For a bit of perspective, 10,000 Americans died during the Vietnam War - and that was over 10 years. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Brian Besser, Head of the DEA in Utah, about how we got to Mission Critical in the fight against drugs, and where we go from here. The Doug Wright is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright....

Duration: 00:21:31


Are the Emmys too political?

9/18/2017
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America tuned into the Emmys to see which television show would walk away with the most awards. From the second the awards show started, host Steven Colbert and winners used the stage to bash the President of the United States and members of Congress. Did they take it too far with the political jabs? Weigh in on the Doug Wright Show on KSL NewsRadio. The Doug Wright is hosted by KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright. KSL NewsRadio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Duration: 00:15:39


Mike Lee on Jon Huntsman

9/18/2017
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It's about time. Ever since rumors started swirling in March that the White House was looking at appointing former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. as the Ambassador to Russia, the nation has been waiting on pins and needles for the confirmation hearings to start. With so many questions about Russian involvement in the 2016 election, the Russia ambassador position is one of the most important jobs in the administration. KSL NewsRadio's Doug Wright talks to Senator Mike Lee about what to watch...

Duration: 00:12:36

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