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From politics to local news to opinion and even smack talk, you haven't really heard the news until you've heard JayMac's take on the news.

From politics to local news to opinion and even smack talk, you haven't really heard the news until you've heard JayMac's take on the news.

From politics to local news to opinion and even smack talk, you haven't really heard the news until you've heard JayMac's take on the news.
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From politics to local news to opinion and even smack talk, you haven't really heard the news until you've heard JayMac's take on the news.

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The odd day when there's good Facebook news

10/12/2018
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Facebook discovered nearly 30 million of their users’ information was stolen rather than the 50 million they initially suspected from the hack last month. Also, Facebook purged 800 U.S. accounts and political pages that sent out political spam. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the...

Duration:00:13:11

How one man conned an entire airline into free plane tickets

10/12/2018
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25-year old Alphonso Lloyd had a pretty sweet racket going: Between 2016 - 2017 he used fake airline employee IDs he'd made to take free flights all over the country on Spirit Airlines as a “non-rev” passenger -- a perk offered to airline employees. Until he got caught. Today he appears in federal court on fraud and ID theft charges which could result in a whopping 37-year jail sentence. ABC's Alex Stone joins us to bring you the latest. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News...

Duration:00:06:56

What the heck is Prop 4 and does it matter?

10/12/2018
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What the heck is Proposition 4? It’s on the 2018 election ballot. We’ve heard so much about Proposition 2, but nothing about this despite the fact that it could impact the future of politics as we know them in Utah. Prop 4, also known as Independent Redistricting Commission Initiative, is an attempt to create governing boards that will oversee and potentially reigns in gerrymandering. Will the measure be enough to get rid of Utah’s blatant gerrymandering? Will Prop 4 give more power to...

Duration:00:23:45

How Prop 4 could change Utah forever

10/12/2018
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What the heck is Proposition 4? It’s on the 2018 election ballot. We’ve heard so much about Proposition 2, but nothing about this despite the fact that it could impact the future of politics as we know them in Utah. Prop 4, also known as Independent Redistricting Commission Initiative, is an attempt to create governing boards that will oversee and potentially reigns in gerrymandering. Will the measure be enough to get rid of Utah’s blatant gerrymandering? Will Prop 4 give more power to...

Duration:00:19:25

The ScoobMac News show

10/12/2018
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What the heck is Proposition 4? It’s on the 2018 election ballot. We’ve heard so much about Proposition 2, but nothing about this despite the fact that it could impact the future of politics as we know them in Utah. Prop 4, also known as Independent Redistricting Commission Initiative, is an attempt to create governing boards that will oversee and potentially reigns in gerrymandering. Will the measure be enough to get rid of Utah’s blatant gerrymandering? Will Prop 4 give more power to...

Duration:00:06:34

Where did the word “gerrymandering” come from?

10/12/2018
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What the heck is Proposition 4? It’s on the 2018 election ballot. We’ve heard so much about Proposition 2, but nothing about this despite the fact that it could impact the future of politics as we know them in Utah. Prop 4, also known as Independent Redistricting Commission Initiative, is an attempt to create governing boards that will oversee and potentially reigns in gerrymandering. Will the measure be enough to get rid of Utah’s blatant gerrymandering? Will Prop 4 give more power to...

Duration:00:03:30

Comment of the day Oct.11, 2018

10/11/2018
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Our producer and resident germaphobe, Morgan Pratt, joins me to discuss the comment of the day. This one has to do with germs and specifically, the sign parents are placing on their babies asking other to keep their germ-infested hands off. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the...

Duration:00:05:02

Is there great BYU football quarterback shakeup coming?

10/11/2018
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Alex Kiry, our sports director at KSL Newsradio, joins me on air to discuss the quarterback toss up in the BYU ranks. An article was released recently speculating about Zack Wilson taking the starting quarterback position over Tanner Mangum. Nobody is entirely sure who will actually get the start on Saturday in their game against Hawaii, but we do know that coaches have explained that every position evaluated week to week and only the best players will be put on the starting line...

Duration:00:11:30

Are drones becoming a major security threat?

10/11/2018
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There have been several stories I have been dying to get to in the show, so I have decided to put them into snack-sized form. First, FBI director Christopher Ray talked about threats to our national security and cited drones as something that could cause serious problems. Second, emotional support animals are regulated. Make sure you aren’t trying to abuse the support animal right and please familiarize yourself with the rules surrounding the use of an emotional support animal if you have...

Duration:00:10:19

Hurricane Michael rips through the South

10/11/2018
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As hurricane Michael comes roaring through the south reports everywhere loose connections. The damage caused by this hurricane is comparable to the path of a tornado. I share a few of my personal experiences with severe weather. Pete Combs joins me live on the air to discuss the destruction this storm has caused and the devastating effects it has had on the communication systems in the area. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the...

Duration:00:09:12

How one woman overcame serious opioid addiction

10/11/2018
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All this week we have been covering the important issues surrounding opioid addiction here at KSL. I wanted to take a minute to talk about and share the story of Zulema Andino. Her parents struggled with addiction to Opioids and early on in life, Zulema developed a drug addiction of her own. The direct result was years of incarceration. In early 2014 Zulema was able to get help for her addiction and find recovery. She now shares her life experience and assists others in finding their own...

Duration:00:09:35

The Great Morgan Pratt Meltdown

10/11/2018
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Morgan Pratt receives some triggering voicemails and joins me on the show to rage against the bacteria. There are tons of different things that can house a lot of germs. Among them are shopping carts, grubby train buttons, and cell phones. Please, for goodness sake, wash your hands. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t...

Duration:00:08:03

Germ Moms are losing their mind

10/11/2018
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Mothers are losing their mind about the potential germs that might be hurting their babies so much that they’re creating signs so that strangers won’t touch their babies. I understand if your child has an immunity issue or they might be premature, however, at the same time, your child is being strengthened by the number of germs that they’re exposed to. We brought in Luke Gangi-Wellman from the Leonardo to discuss the science behind germs. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News...

Duration:00:17:13

Quit hacking e-scooters

10/11/2018
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I’m sure many of you have noticed that the e-scooters have made their way to Salt Lake City. People are beginning to abuse these and use them for things they aren’t meant for. In San Francisco, they’ve learned some hard lessons with these e-scooters and I’ve been paying attention so that we can learn from them in any way that we can. Homeless people have learned how to remove the tracking system from these scooters and turned them into their own personal transportation system. Other people...

Duration:00:03:49

Your squirrel is not an emotional support animal

10/11/2018
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One of the stories we’ve been covering for a long time is the emotional support animal. There are some people who try to game the system and find ways to turn their pets into emotional support animals. This is the equivalent of trying to get a handicap parking pass when they don’t really need one. It’s become so easy that people are doing it more often than ever. If you don’t believe me, look no further than in Orlando when a woman had brought her emotional support squirrel onto the plane...

Duration:00:05:13

Are germophobic moms going overboard?

10/11/2018
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As flu season heads our way, mothers are apparently looking for different ways to protect their babies from germs. First of all, these signs are crazy and to discuss why we are going to be bringing in some actual scientists to explain why germs aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Kids need to be exposed to germs at a young age because that is when they build up their immunity. Obviously, I don’t think that people should go up and touch someone’s belly. We’ve shared stories on this program many...

Duration:00:06:06

How will Hurricane Michael impact politics?

10/10/2018
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I join Jeff Caplan to talk about bravery, safety and KSL’s own Jared Auger, who is stuck in Florida in the middle of Hurricane Michael. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the JayMac Mac News Show podcast on iTunes. Or follow Jay on Twitter and Instagram @JayMacNewsShow or on Facebook at...

Duration:00:03:59

What journalists can learn from Hurricane Michael

10/10/2018
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I join Jeff Caplan to talk about bravery, safety and KSL’s own Jared Auger, who is stuck in Florida in the middle of Hurricane Michael. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the JayMac Mac News Show podcast on iTunes. Or follow Jay on Twitter and Instagram @JayMacNewsShow or on Facebook at...

Duration:00:03:57

Perfect storm: How many records will Hurricane Michael break?

10/10/2018
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In the midst of the strongest storm to hit the US since 1969, Jeff Caplan joins me to discuss the science and history of Southern-fried hurricanes. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the JayMac Mac News Show podcast on iTunes. Or follow Jay on Twitter and Instagram @JayMacNewsShow or on...

Duration:00:20:43

PSA: Don’t pick a fight with a hurricane

10/10/2018
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As the third-deadliest hurricane recorded in the US, Michael is not to be trifled with. But neither are any of the other storms that have hit the south! And people still refuse to take them seriously enough. Alex Stone joins me to talk about hurricane safety and giving these storms the respect they deserve. JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt...

Duration:00:17:19