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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel for the Progressive watchdog group Alliance for a Better Utah tells us about his organization's success in pushing to balance Utah politics and hold our elected officials accountable to the people, and about what it's like to come out as gay while a law student at BYU (not as bad as you'd probably think!).

In our panel discussion, we consider whether Orrin Hatch can really care about "the poor people" and still support the GOP tax plan, as he claims. We also discuss the progress and potential pitfalls of the #metoo movement.

Plus: Donald Trump is coming to Salt Lake City. Wendover's calling!

Nov 15, 2017

"Choosing the Right" is a new book exploring the seemingly unbreakable bond between the Mormon church and Republican politics. How did we get here? Are conservative politics really so compatible with Mormon doctrine? How has the political polarization of the church affected both politics and religion in Utah? Where do we go from here?

Larry Alan Brown takes us through all of these questions, with an expert's grasp of both history and church doctrine.

Plus, Ryan wonders if we've finally reached "Peak Pride Cycle" in 2017. Join us!

Nov 9, 2017

For Democrats, it's the first good day in over a year. For Republicans, it's a warning that they may not have it so easy in 2018. What does this election mean for the nation? What does it mean for Utah? An all-star panel of local political activists and experts walk us through the results.

But first, newly elected Sandy City Councilman Zach Robinson tells us how it feels to actually win an election. Spoiler: it doesn't suck.

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