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The Art of Persuasion   (09:48)5-11-2021
In his monologue, Boyd talks about the art of persuasion and how we can all argue better.
Social Media is Tearing Us Apart...But It Doesn't Have To   (08:09)5-11-2021
Boyd looks at a new report from NBC News about the ways social media divides us and what we can do to stop the hate.
Rick Larsen on the Importance of Learning Civics   (09:21)5-11-2021
Rick Larsen from the Sutherland Institute says the US is falling behind in its civics education, and that is becoming a big problem. But he also argues that fixing it will solve many of our political issues.
What's Really Happening in Israel?   (08:49)5-11-2021
University of Utah Professor Amos Guiora calls in from his home in Israel to explain why tensions have been rising and rockets firing between that country and Hamas, as well as how Israel's political instability is playing a role in all of this.
The Keys to Mental Wellness with Dr. Gray Otis   (08:51)5-11-2021
In our continuing series focusing on mental health, Dr. Gray Otis shares the keys to true mental wellness.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Week   (09:14)5-11-2021
Sean Marchant and Gary Sandberg, members of the South Salt Lake Police Honorary Colonels, join Boyd to talk the significance of Law Enforcement Appreciation Week.
A Blind Water Polo Player Makes His Mark   (09:48)5-11-2021
KSL TV's Mike Headrick has the story of a top notch water polo player in Hyrum...who happens to be legally blind.
Getting a Signing Bonus Instead of Unemployment   (09:10)5-11-2021
Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) would like to replace long term unemployment benefits with a job signing bonus instead. Would that jump start the economy and make hiring better for employers?
Do the Critics Really Count?   (09:19)5-11-2021
In his monologue, Boyd asks whether critics count (hint: they don't).
State Senator Mike McKell Wants to Regulate Social Media Companies...Somewhat   (08:00)5-11-2021
State Senator Mike McKell is reintroducing a bill to regulate social media companies in Utah and give consumers more information on moderation policies.
Professor Brian Gibson on the Computer Chip Shortage   (09:49)5-11-2021
Auburn University Professor Brian Gibson explains why we have a computer chip shortage and the big problems that happen when the supply chain is interrupted.
UVU Grads Get Words of Wisdom from Sister Nelson and President Tuminez   (08:52)5-11-2021
Sister Wendy Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah Valley University President Astrid Tuminez had some words of wisdom for graduates about loving others and overcoming adversity.
Businesses and the Homeless at Odds in Salt Lake City   (10:36)5-11-2021
KSL NewsRadio's John Wojcik investigated the rising tensions between businesses and the homeless on North Temple in Salt Lake City.
Democrats and Republicans Losing the Message   (08:45)5-11-2021
From Jen Psaki saying the quiet part out loud to Republicans grappling with what to do about Liz Cheney, a look at the highs and (mostly) lows of political messaging this week.
Canceling Comedians While the World Burns   (09:09)5-10-2021
YouTube star Ben Burgis has a new book, Canceling Comedians While the World Burns, a critique of leftwing cancel culture from the left. Burgis argues the left needs to change its focus if it wants to win. But what can people from all political persuasions learn from this book?
Shoshana Weissmann on Why We Should Keep Section 230   (07:29)5-10-2021
Some conservatives want Big Tech's Section 230 privileges (which allows for free speech on the internet) pulled because they say they're being censored. The R Street Institute's Shoshana Weissmann argues the cure would be worse than the disease.
Honoring Moms on Mother's Day   (09:23)5-7-2021
In his monologue, Boyd asks moms to stop comparing themselves to other moms and realize they have worth.
KSL's Kevin Eubank on How to Become a Weatherman   (08:55)5-7-2021
Kevin Eubank shares his journey from hating the subject of weather to becoming one of KSLTV's weathermen.
National Nurses Week with Dr. Liz Close   (09:21)5-7-2021
Utah Nurses Association Executive Director Dr. Liz Close is here to celebrate National Nurses Week and explain what we should be doing for our nurses.
Natalie Gochnour on How Diverse Utah Really Is   (08:33)5-7-2021
The numbers show Utah is getting more diverse. The Kem C. Gardner Institute's Natalie Gochnour explains what we need to do to bridge racial gaps.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival Turns 60   (08:50)5-7-2021
Utah Shakespeare Festival Executive Producer Frank Mack talks the return of live theatre and the 60th anniversary of the event.
Donovan Mitchell and President Nelson Give the Class of 2021 Some Advice   (08:10)5-7-2021
President Russell M. Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell had words of wisdom about overcoming adversity during the University of Utah commencement ceremony.
KSL's Kelli Pierce on a Looming Problem with Coronavirus Vaccine Manufacturing   (09:40)5-7-2021
President Biden supports waiving the patents for coronavirus vaccines and therapies, which would let other countries manufacture and sell these products without paying a fee. KSL NewsRadio's Kelli Pierce explains why that might not be a good idea, and the problem with the medical...
Think Again About the Bad Jobs Report   (08:51)5-7-2021
The most recent job growth predictions were off by A LOT--about 750,000. Boyd argues that the government is giving you exactly what you need to stay exactly where you are.
Supreme Court Justices Wear Robes, Not Capes   (08:48)5-6-2021
Some folks idolize certain Supreme Court justices. But Boyd reminds us that they're only human.
Rabbi Avremi Zippel on the National Day of Prayer   (09:01)5-6-2021
Rabbi Avremi Zippel talks about the what the National Day of Prayer means for the Jewish community in Utah and beyond.
Governor Gary Herbert on the Utah Valley's Rising Influence   (08:09)5-6-2021
The Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce has named former Utah Governor Gary Herbert as its new Executive Chair. He joins Boyd to talk about the new position and the rising economic influence of the area.
Purging Liz Cheney from the GOP   (09:01)5-6-2021
Some Republicans are trying to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership post. Is that a good idea?
Savannah Hopkinson Fights Hatred Towards Asian-Americans   (09:26)5-6-2021
Deseret News opinion editor Savannah Hopkinson has a new piece tackling the violence Asian-Americans have dealt with recently and how she and others will push back.
Elder Schmutz on the National Day of Prayer   (08:32)5-6-2021
In 1952, President Harry Truman designated the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. How are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints observing it today? Elder Evan Schmutz, a General Authority Seventy of The Church, explains.
The National Day of Prayer with Pastor Moses and Imam Shuaib   (09:44)5-6-2021
How are faith communities in Utah celebrating the National Day of Prayer? Why is prayer important to them? Pastor Oscar Moses from Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City and Imam Shuaib from the Utah Islamic Center join Boyd to talk the power of prayer.
Democrats Try to Retire Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer   (08:26)5-6-2021
Many Democrats are calling for Justice Stephen Breyer, a reliably liberal vote on The Supreme Court, to retire so President Biden can appoint a new associate justice. But is that a wise strategy?
Curing Our Contempt   (10:05)5-5-2021
It seems like we have a culture of contempt these days for our fellow man. In his monologue, Boyd looks at why that is and what we can do to cure it.
First Lady Jill Biden Visits Salt Lake City   (08:13)5-5-2021
KSL NewsRadio's Paul Nelson has all the details about the First Lady's visit to Utah's capitol city.
Alan Matheson on the Point of the Mountain Development Going Forward   (09:44)5-5-2021
Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Executive Director Alan Matheson gives an update on the planned redevelopment of the old prison site in Draper.
Protecting Liberties After the Pandemic   (09:04)5-5-2021
The Pacific Legal Foundation's Ethan Blevins talks the end of the COVID-19 restrictions in Utah and what the state should learn from the experience, especially about protecting people's rights.
Granite School Board Meeting Shut Down Over Mask Mandate   (09:16)5-5-2021
Boyd breaks down what happened last night at the Granite School Board meeting, which was shut down after angry parents complained about children wearing masks. Boyd asks people to set a better example for children on how to disagree better.
Mayor Erin Mendenhall on How to Help the Homeless   (08:56)5-5-2021
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall talks about SLC Corps, a new volunteer effort whose first task is to help the homeless. She'll also update us on the Other Side Village and First Lady Jill Biden's visit.
Who Decides What You See Online?   (09:47)5-5-2021
There's been a push for tech companies to censor some speech on their platforms. Boyd says both right AND left have been caught up in the tech censor wars. But he also argues censoring speech based on politics is a bad idea.
Think Again - ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze on Facebook Banning President Trump   (07:57)5-5-2021
ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze talks about why President Trump's Facebook ban was upheld and what legal problems the company might face down the road.
Where Are We?   (08:42)5-4-2021
In his monologue, Boyd argues that we can't know where we're going without knowing where we are.
David D'Orazi on Artistic Creation, Bipolar Disorder, and Walt Disney   (07:26)5-4-2021
David D'Orazi's father, Tony D'Orazi, was the first animator on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and created the character of Dopey...all while dealing with bipolar disorder. David wrote a book about his dad to show how we can give people dealing with mental illness a seat at the...
Tim Shriver: A Democrat Goes to a Red State...and Builds Bridges   (10:09)5-4-2021
In part two of Boyd's conversation with Tim Shriver, the Special Olympics Chairman explains why he is working with two Republicans--Utah First Lady Abby Cox and Former Governor Gary Herbert--on initiatives in the red state of Utah.
Tim Shriver on the Power of Uniting   (08:26)5-4-2021
Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver joins Boyd in studio to talk about his new book The Call to Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening. Tim shares the wisdom of many great modern thinkers and challenges us to put aside our prejudices.
Fighting Teen and Young Adult Suicides with Congressman Chris Stewart   (09:32)5-4-2021
Congressman Chris Stewart has reintroduced a bipartisan bill to increase mental health access for teens and young adults. It's a simple idea he thinks will make a big difference.
What We Can Learn From Star Wars   (08:46)5-4-2021
Boyd breaks down the political lessons we can learn from the Star Wars films on Star Wars Day.
Utah's Getting A Lot of Federal Money. Senate President Stuart Adams on What We Should Do With It   (06:46)5-4-2021
Utah Senate President Stuart Adams talks about how Utah should spend its extra $1.5 billion in federal funds and what bills Utahns can expect when the new bill file for the legislative session opens tomorrow.
Michael Steele on the Future of the GOP   (12:56)5-4-2021
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele talks about what the Republican Party should do to renew itself and stay relevant post-President Trump.
Monologue - Empires of the Mind   (08:50)5-4-2021
Boyd talks about how learning will look different in the future and why we should be constant students. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Biden or Trump   (09:22)5-4-2021
Are Biden and Trump really that different? Boyd argues that there are a lot of similarities between the two. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jordan Hess   (09:04)5-4-2021
Jorden Hess shocked the local political world when he and other millennials were elected to take over the state GOP. He joins Boyd to talk about their victory and what's next for the party. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cheap College   (09:31)5-4-2021
Southern Utah University President Scott Wyatt joins to talk about why they're offering degrees for $9,000. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think Again - Is Bernie Sanders Winning the War of Ideas   (09:58)5-4-2021
Bernie Sanders may have lost the presidency, but his ideas are gaining ground politically...even in red states. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think Again - Mitt Romney Booed At GOP Convention   (27:58)5-4-2021
Boyd looks at why Mitt Romney was booed at the state GOP Convention over the weekend, discusses how to disagree better, and talks about why people shouldn't just blow off the jeerers concerns See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Monologue - Why Climb?   (06:03)5-1-2021
Why should you try to climb the ladder of success and better yourself? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ambassador Robert O'Brien and Mike Lee   (10:08)5-1-2021
Ahead of this weekend's state convention, Ambassador Robert O'Brien and Senator Mike Lee talk about the geopolitical challenges facing our nation, reigning in domestic spying, and the challenges at the Southern Border. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mia Love on the racism Senator Tim Scott's facing   (09:25)5-1-2021
Former Rep. Mia Love responds to the racist comments Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) recently got. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Water Infrastructure   (08:52)5-1-2021
Governor Spencer Cox was on CNN, hinting he may use the $1.5 billion in federal relief funds for water infrastructure. Boyd also takes listener comments on what we should do with the money. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Thoughts on the Passing Scene   (08:53)5-1-2021
Boyd takes a look at the political scene and what we can learn from business to move forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wrong About Lockdowns   (09:02)5-1-2021
Economic historian Phil Magness uses economic principles and scientific data to explain why the COVID-19 lockdowns were unsuccessful almost everywhere they were tried. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Biden Touts His Success   (09:07)5-1-2021
President Biden is touring the country after wrapping up his first 100 days in office. He touts them as a success, but Boyd discusses how we should really be looking at them and his policy proposals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think Again - Tiny Homes   (09:42)5-1-2021
Boyd talks about the new Other Side Village (the tiny home community in SLC) and why he thinks it will be a success. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why You Should Climb   (05:59)4-30-2021
In his monologue, Boyd explains the benefits of trying to climb up the ladder and bettering yourself.
Ambassador Robert O'Brien and Senator Mike Lee on Geopolitics and Spying   (10:08)4-30-2021
Ahead of this weekend's Utah State GOP Convention, former Trump National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Senator Mike Lee talk about the geopolitical challenges facing our nation, reigning in domestic spying, and the problems at the Southern Border.
Mia Love on Senator Tim Scott Facing Racist Critics   (09:25)4-30-2021
Former Congresswoman Mia Love speaks out after Senator Tim Scott faced racist critics online following his speech this week.
What Should Utah Do With An Extra $1.5 Billion?   (08:52)4-30-2021
Governor Spencer Cox was on CNN, hinting that Utah may use an extra $1.5 Billion in federal dollars on water infrastructure. Boyd explains how that could work best and takes listener comments on where the money should go.
Prioritizing Our Federal Funds   (08:53)4-30-2021
Boyd talks about federal spending and the need to prioritize projects. What can we learn from business to help us determine what to do with federal money?
Why the Lockdowns Failed   (09:02)4-30-2021
Lockdowns were used as a tool to fight COVID-19...but in many countries they have completely failed to stop the pandemic. Economist Phil Magness from the American Institute for Economic Research explains why treating people like SimCity characters was a big mistake.
President Biden Takes a Victory Lap   (09:08)4-30-2021
Like the song from "Hamilton", President Biden is racing to pass his policies like he's running out of time. And he's also taking a victory lap over his first 100 days. But Boyd asks: Is the wise thing to do?
Can Tiny Homes in Utah Be A Success?   (09:42)4-30-2021
There was some concern when The Other Side Academy announced plans for a tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake City. Won't there be drugs and crime? Boyd explains why that's unlikely.
Breaking Through The Brick Wall   (08:33)4-29-2021
Boyd talks about how to break through a brick wall on your way to success.
Zach Wilson and the NFL Draft with Scott Mitchell   (09:35)4-29-2021
KSL Unrivaled Co-Host Scott Mitchell joins Boyd to talk about BYU Quarteback Zach Wilson's prospects in the NFL Draft. He also explains which other players in the state of Utah people should keep their eye on.
The Other Side Village Offers Tiny Homes to the Homeless   (19:02)4-29-2021
Joseph Grenny and Moe Egan from The Other Side Academy join Boyd to talk about The Other Side Village, a community of tiny homes for the homeless launching in Salt Lake City.
The World Trade Center Comes to Utah Valley University   (08:25)4-29-2021
World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Miles Hansen talks about their new office at Utah Valley University (UVU) and what that means for the average Utahn.
Getting Past the Talking Points on President Biden's Speech   (09:03)4-29-2021
Boyd wraps up his analysis of President Biden's speech by moving past the Democratic and Republican talking points. The main issue the speech highlighted is how Americans need to figure out how to live within our means.
Will President Biden's Tax Plan Take In As Much Money As He Claims? With Alex Muresianu   (09:21)4-29-2021
President Biden has proposed a tax hike on wealthy Americans and corporations, claiming it will pay for his new spending bills. Alex Muresianu from the Tax Foundation joins Boyd to talk about why we only need look back in history to show that the president's argument is unlikely ...
Breaking Down President Biden's Address to Congress   (10:08)4-29-2021
What was President Biden trying to communicate to the country during his address to Congress last night? Should the answers to our problems come from the government? Boyd also breaks down Senator Tim Scott's response to the president.
Boyd's State of the Union   (07:48)4-28-2021
Boyd gives his own annual State of the Union address. It seems the fear of losing power is driving political decisions these days, and that is having a negative effect on Congress. Boyd lays out what the politicians should be doing instead.
Joe Trippi Remembers Walter Mondale   (09:56)4-28-2021
Legendary Democratic Strategist Joe Trippi went viral on Twitter recently with his memories of former Vice President Walter Mondale. Joe joins Boyd to talk about his friendship with Vice President Mondale.
Senator Mike Lee on How the U.S. Can Really Help Families   (08:55)4-28-2021
Senator Mike Lee has come out against President Biden's American Families Plan. But what would he do instead to help American families deal with the rising costs of raising children?
Why Corporations are Going "Woke" with Charles Mizrahi   (09:21)4-28-2021
Writer and finance guru Charles Mizrahi explains why corporations are embracing "woke" mobs, especially after Georgia's voting law. But are these new found beliefs sincere or a distraction? And what's the downside of going woke?
Rep. Brian King on what Utah Democrats Want to Hear from President Biden   (08:47)4-28-2021
Utah House Democratic Caucus Leader Rep. Brian King talks about what local Democrats hope President Biden will talk about during his address to Congress. He also gives his thoughts on which of the president's proposals should get bipartisan support.
The Art of the Rebuttal   (08:41)4-28-2021
Boyd takes a look at some famous rebuttals to the State of the Union addresses, and breaks down what worked...and what did not.
How Popular Are President Biden's Proposals Really? Scott Rasmussen has Answers   (09:31)4-28-2021
Some of President Biden's ideas seem popular...until you dig into the numbers more. Pollster Scott Rasmussen explains.
President Biden Addresses the Nation   (09:30)4-28-2021
Boyd previews President Biden's speech to Congress tonight and digs into whether his proposals will have enough support to pass.
Presidential Speeches and the Need for Applause   (09:22)4-27-2021
Boyd talks about past State of the Union addresses and the downsides of writing just for those standing ovation moments.
Abby Palmer Cox's New Initiative   (08:06)4-27-2021
Utah First Lady Abby Palmer Cox has a new initiative to help people in the state. Boyd breaks down what it is, and updates the audience on the news of the day.
Congressman Blake Moore on Young People Transcending Partisanship   (10:31)4-27-2021
Utah Congressman Blake Moore is the new co-chair of the Congressional Future Caucus, which aims to solve problems civilly and in a bi-partisan fashion.
School Choice Gains Steam in Utah and the U.S. with Kim Coleman   (08:27)4-27-2021
Former Utah State Representative Kim Coleman explains why school choice initiatives are gaining popularity across the country and what options are available for parents here.
Mike Connelly on What to Look for in President Biden's Speech to Congress   (10:20)4-27-2021
What should we expect from President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress tomorrow night? Veteran speechwriter Mike Connelly gives Boyd a preview.
The Utah State GOP Convention with Derek Brown   (08:16)4-27-2021
This is Derek Brown’s last Utah GOP convention as chairman. He tells Boyd what he expects to see and what the party should do to keep Utah red.
Utah's Drought and Its Effect on Farmers with Ron Gibson   (08:21)4-27-2021
Utah Farm Bureau Federation head Ron Gibson joins Boyd to talk about how the drought is affecting the agriculture industry, and what farmers want to see in terms of water policy in the state.
What Republicans Can Learn From Dominos Pizza   (10:10)4-27-2021
Congressional Republicans on their annual retreat are very confident about winning back the House and Senate majority. But should they be? A couple of years ago, they heard a speech from the CEO of Dominos Pizza. It's a turnaround lesson Boyd thinks they should remember today.
Making It Rain...And Getting Hosed   (09:01)4-26-2021
Boyd explains why throwing money at problems seems like a wonderful shortcut--but usually just leaves everyone stranded in the mountains of bureaucratic red-tape, deficit spending, debt, and government dependence.
ABC's Andy Field on Biden's First 100 Days   (08:11)4-26-2021
ABC News' Andy Field discusses Biden's presidency as he heads toward his first 100 days in office.
James Wallner on Infrastructure, The Filibuster, and More   (08:15)4-26-2021
The R Street Institute's James Wallner is here to tell us what's going on with infrastructure and other hot political topics.
Bill Kristol on America's Rising Centrists   (09:09)4-26-2021
Conservative commentator Bill Kristol joins the show to talk about how the political center may be becoming more powerful in America.
What's working--and what isn't--as Utah tackles homelessness with Scott Howell   (07:52)4-26-2021
Boyd talks with Scott Howell, a Pioneer Park Coalition member and former Utah state lawmaker, on what is and what isn't working in Utah's anti-homelessness plan.
Biden Recognizes the Armenian Genocide   (08:39)4-26-2021
Why did President Biden acknowledge the Armenian Genocide now, and what does it mean for international relations? Aaron Sherinian, a member of the Armenian-American community and a former U.S. Diplomat, shares his insights.
Who Deserves the Credit for Utah's Strong Economy with Jason Perry   (08:27)4-26-2021
Jason Perry joins Boyd to talk about his new piece in the Deseret News about who should get credit for Utah's booming economy. He'll also give us the lay of the political land.
Republican Hypocrisy on the Debt   (09:01)4-26-2021
Republicans love to say that President Biden is spending too much...but it's something many didn't have an issue with under President Trump.
Making Your Day Amazing   (08:43)4-23-2021
Some days are just amazing. Recently, Jarrell Brantley did not throw away his shot when he played for the Utah Jazz. Boyd talks about the little things that make your days count and takes listener texts about what is making their day great.
A Lunch Lady Gets Her Citizenship   (09:29)4-23-2021
Boyd looks at the story of a lunch lady in Layton who has become a citizen after living in America for three decades. He also returns to the words of former President George W. Bush on immigration.
Government Stopping Religious Groups from Helping the Homeless with Bill Duncan   (09:42)4-23-2021
Despite devoting nearly $3 billion to homeless assistance, the federal government is not the top provider of shelter to those experiencing homelessness. Instead, it is religious organizations that provide more than 50% of the emergency shelter beds in major cities across the U.S....
Kamala Harris Talks Immigration   (08:16)4-23-2021
How do we fix the United States' broken immigration system? Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Northern Triangle recently and gave her thoughts.
Utah's Public Lands Get the Short End of the Stick with Amy Joi O'Donoghue   (09:23)4-23-2021
Utah is getting very little money for parks maintenance this year, and our congressional delegation is asking Interior Secretary Deb Haaland why. Amy Joi O'Donoghue from the Deseret News joins Boyd to break down their letter and try to figure out how Utah got the short end of the...
Transcending Addiction to Find Success with Todd Sylvester   (09:53)4-23-2021
Todd Sylvester spent years in drug and alcohol addiction before finding the Hope of God's Light. Now, he is helping others do the same.
Why You Need A Civics Education with Overstock.com CEO Jonathan Johnson   (08:47)4-23-2021
Overstock CEO Jonathan Johnson has a new piece in the Deseret News arguing that we could heal America's political divide with better civics education.
Republicans Have A Plan...An Infrastructure Plan   (10:29)4-23-2021
The Republicans have presented their own plan on infrastructure, which costs MUCH less than Biden's. But how will it be paid for and what are the chances it will pass? And some inside sources are telling Boyd that Biden wants to raise taxes.
President of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch reacts to Chauvin verdict   (08:49)4-23-2021
President of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch, Jeanetta Williams, reacts to the news that the Derek Chauvin verdict is in and what she hopes for the future. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
All About the PPP Loans   (09:13)4-22-2021
Heather Kelly, KSL NewsRadio, and Money Making Sense Podcast host joins Boyd to talk about PPP loans in wake of the pandemic.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Religious Liberty Wins at The Supreme Court   (07:25)4-22-2021
SCOTUS is ruling in favor of Religious Liberty. And it's not just conservatives celebrating the victory. Deseret News reporter Kelsey Dallas joins Boyd to discuss what the victories mean.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Life of Walter Mondale   (08:27)4-22-2021
Following the death of Walter Mondale, U of U professor James Curry takes a deeper look at the office of VP.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think Again: Rep. Water's Comments on Chauvin Trial   (09:28)4-22-2021
Boyd breaks down Congresswoman Maxine Waters's comments ahead of the Derek Chauvin verdict, why that was irresponsible, and how we should react before a verdict is handed down. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Butterflies in the Garden   (09:19)4-22-2021
For Earth Day, Boyd tells the story of Former Japanese Emperor Hirohito, who wondered many years ago why he did not see butterflies in his garden. The answer to that simple question led Japan to address some serious environmental issues. Boyd thinks we can all learn a lesson from...
Congressman John Curtis on Going Green Without Getting Partisan   (08:34)4-22-2021
Congressman John Curtis joins Boyd to talk about Earth Day and his weekly "Curtis Climate Chat" on Twitter highlighting environmental issues. He also talks about a couple of environmental-related bills he's working on with Senator Romney. Congressman Curtis wants to see Republica...
Thinking Again About the Environment with Congressman Chris Stewart   (08:00)4-22-2021
Congressman Chris Stewart joins Boyd to talk about his new bill to protect mining in the U.S. On this Earth Day, Congressman Stewart argues if we want "clean energy", we're going to have to mine for those essential minerals--that power everything from batteries to solar panels--i...
Abby Cox: Utah's First Lady Brings Her Friends Along   (08:25)4-22-2021
Utah First Lady Abby Palmer Cox has a new KSL podcast called First Lady and Friends, where she has conversations with ordinary and extraordinary people making a difference.
Jennie Taylor Grows a Mini-Farm for Earth Day   (08:04)4-22-2021
Jennie Taylor is celebrating this Earth Day by opening a new mini-farm in North Ogden. She joins Boyd to talk about what she hopes it brings to the community.
Dealing with the Pornography Problem During and After the Pandemic with Laurel Arnold   (08:17)4-22-2021
Boyd talks with Laurel Arnold from the Utah Coalition Against Pornography about their upcoming event, "Dealing with Pornography During and After a Pandemic". Laurel speaks about the dangers of porn, why it's such a problem during the pandemic, and how we can help our kids navigat...
The Danger of Instant Certainty   (09:55)4-22-2021
LeBron James is in hot water for his reaction to a fatal officer-involved shooting involving a knife-wielding teenage girl. But Boyd looks at how many times sensational stories in our social-media driven age turned out to be false--and what we can do to avoid be caught up in the ...
Dana Perino's Advice for Young Women   (18:55)4-22-2021
Former White House Press Secretary and current Fox News Host Dana Perino joined Boyd to talk about her new book of advice for young women. Here are both parts of his interview with her. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Storm Before the Calm   (06:57)4-21-2021
You have heard of "The Calm Before the Storm". But Boyd argues that, many times, there is a storm before the calm. It is how you react to it and learn from it that matters.
A Jewish Woman Celebrates Ramadan with Mya Jaradat   (08:56)4-21-2021
Deseret News writer Mya Jaradat continues sharing her experiences as a Jewish woman celebrating Ramadan.
Sim Gill on Whether Utah Will Rethink Criminal Justice After George Floyd?   (07:56)4-21-2021
Where does criminal justice reform go from here? Salt Lake County D.A. Sim Gill gives his thoughts on what we can and should expect next in Utah.
Senator Romney on Countering the Threat from China   (09:16)4-21-2021
Senator Romney is supporting a bill aimed at countering China's rising dominance on the world stage. He joins Boyd to talk about what it means, why it's getting bipartisan support, and why regular Utahns should pay attention.
Learning Civics with Dr. David Bobb   (08:16)4-21-2021
Bill of Rights Institute President Dr. David Bobb is on a mission to better educate the country on civics. Boyd chats with him about why that is so important.
Autism After 21 with JaLynn Prince   (10:03)4-21-2021
People with autism can face many challenges after they turn 21. JaLynn Prince joins Boyd to talk about a new Utah state initiative to help them.
Criminal Justice After George Floyd   (07:24)4-21-2021
How should the criminal justice system change now that former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murdering George Floyd? And is there a lesson we can learn here about how to treat each other?
President Trump's Unique Legacy   (10:16)4-19-2021
Boyd talks about the real legacy of President Trump and how his transactional style of politics could be a better path forward for D.C.
Water Shortage in the West with Kevin Eubank   (07:59)4-19-2021
The federal government is about to declare a water shortage for Arizona and Nevada. KSL's own Kevin Eubank talks with Boyd about what that means for Utahns.
A Super Sports League comes to Europe. We ask Alex Kirry if the U.S. is Next?   (09:28)4-19-2021
KSL's own Alex Kirry joins Boyd to talk the new super soccer league in Europe and whether something similar could happen in the U.S.
Rejecting "Rage-ism"   (09:13)4-19-2021
Governor Spencer Cox received some harsh criticism from Fox News host Tucker Carlson after he defended a Utah Jazz scholarship program on KSL NewsRadio. Boyd breaks down the reaction and encourages everyone of all political persuasions to reject "rage-ism" and argue better.
Progressives Flex Their Muscles on Refugees   (09:03)4-19-2021
President Biden has done an about-face and will likely not cap the number of refugees at 15,000. And he seemed to change his mind after some strong words from progressive members of Congress. But how many refugees will the U.S. let in this year?
Marketing Mess to Brand Success with Scott Miller   (09:21)4-19-2021
Author Scott Miller joins Boyd to talk about his new book, "Marketing Mess to Brand Success". Learn how one man's mistake can be another man's lesson and what the book can teach people about successfully navigating 2021.
"Majority-Minority" America with Scott Rasmussen   (09:52)4-19-2021
In a new piece in the Deseret News, pollster Scott Rasmussen looks at what it will mean if America is a "majority-minority" country by 2040. It may not be what some analysts predict.
Derek Chauvin Trial Ends   (09:19)4-19-2021
As the Derek Chauvin trial comes to a close, Boyd talks about the questions of race, policing, and others we need to keep our focus on.
Leaving a Trail   (08:01)4-16-2021
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Many people have heard this quote, but Boyd explains what it really means to leave a trail.
Greg McKeown on making it "Effortless"   (19:33)4-16-2021
New York Times Bestselling Author Greg McKeown is out with a new book called "Effortless: Make it Easy to Do What Matters". Boyd breaks down the important lessons from it with Greg himself.
Packing the Supreme Court   (09:51)4-16-2021
There is a new push to expand the Supreme Court from 9 justices to 13. Why? Some members of Congress are being very open about their intentions. But does this legislation have a chance to pass?
How the Afghanistan Withdrawal Affects Regular People--Especially Women and Girls   (09:41)4-16-2021
What will life be like for regular people--and especially women and girls--after the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan? World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Miles Hansen will give his thoughts.
Iran Nuclear Latest   (08:05)4-16-2021
University of Utah Law Professor Amos Guiora gives Boyd the latest on the Iranian nuclear program and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's strong response to it.
George W. Bush on Immigration   (08:57)4-16-2021
In an interview airing this weekend, former President George W. Bush says his biggest regret is not passing comprehensive immigration reform. His words are getting a lot of press, but the sentiment is not new. Two years ago, he talked about the need for immigration reform and the...
The Power of "And"   (09:25)4-16-2021
The word "And" is only three letters. But Boyd believes it can help us solve the problem of where we go from here after the deadly mass shooting in Indianapolis.
Jackie Robinson Day   (11:24)4-15-2021
Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier 74 years ago today. Boyd uses Jackie's own words to show how community and culture can lead to change more than politics can.
Bettering the American Experiment for Everyone   (07:24)4-15-2021
Pollster Scott Rasmussen has a new piece for the Deseret News called, "Wrestling with America's shortcomings should not include abandoning her principles." He encourages everyone not to abandon America's foundational principles while advocating for change.
Salt Lake City is #1 Again   (09:58)4-15-2021
Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Derek Miller breaks down a new Wall Street Journal Survey showing the Salt Lake City area had the best job market in the country in 2020. He also discusses what we need to do to lift everyone up, no matter their economic status.
Governor Spencer Cox Shares His Leadership Principles   (08:24)4-15-2021
Utah Governor Spencer Cox posted a list of 19 leadership principles to social media. He joined Boyd to explain why and what he has learned after years of public service.
The House Intelligence Committee Meets...Finally   (09:24)4-15-2021
The House Intelligence Committee met for the first time under the Biden Administration. Congressman Chris Stewart explains why he's upset it took almost four months to start meeting again and why it should concern Utahns.
30 Years with The Tabernacle Choir   (07:52)4-15-2021
On March 31, 1991, a 34-year-old Lloyd Newell gave his first message as announcer for Music and the Spoken Word. He is the third announcer in the program's 92 year history. He joins Boyd to reflect back on his career.
Transcending Addiction to Build New Lives   (20:34)4-15-2021
The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City has transformed the lives of dozens of addicts. Executive Director Dave Durocher talks about his own story with addiction, and how we should treat people so they go onto success.
Will you be ready for your once in a lifetime shot?   (09:23)4-14-2021
c had an amazing game for the Utah Jazz. And it got Boyd thinking: are we ready for our own moment of greatness when the opportunity comes?
Truth in Property Taxes   (08:28)4-14-2021
A Utah idea is gaining traction in other states. Kansas recently passed a "truth in taxation" bill to let people know more about their property taxes. Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy for the American Legislative Exchange Council breaks do...
What happens to the old Road Home shelter   (09:57)4-14-2021
Scott Howell talks with Boyd about the plans for the old Road Home homeless shelter in downtown Salt Lake City. Scott also gives his thoughts on what needs to be done for the homeless population.
Helping Military Spouses   (07:46)4-14-2021
Utah's senior Senator Mike Lee talks about a new bill he introduced with California Senator Dianne Feinstein to help military spouses. The law would allow military spouses with valid professional licensing reciprocity in another state. This means a licensed hairdresser in Tenness...
Returning Power to the People...or the States   (09:49)4-14-2021
LaVarr Webb joins Boyd to talk about his recent piece, "A speech I wish a new president would deliver". LaVarr argues that many problems would be better solved if the federal government shrunk and more power was given to the states.
The Science Behind Ramadan   (07:43)4-14-2021
Ramadan is a holy holiday to the world's more than 1 billion Muslims. But there is some interesting brain science behind it as well. The Deseret News' Mya Jaradat breaks it down with Boyd.
Biden Pulls Troops from Afghanistan   (09:57)4-14-2021
Boyd talks with World Trade Center Utah President/CEO Miles Hanson about President Biden's decision to draw down troops from Afghanistan. Hanson says while the U.S. has not made major inroads there in a long time, the situation will remain complicated.
How Immigrants Contribute to Utah's Success   (07:52)4-14-2021
New research from Utah State University shows immigrants--particularly those with H1-B visas--are crucial to the success of businesses in the state and the country. Josh Smith joins Boyd to explain his findings and expand the conversation about immigration.
Packing the Supreme Court   (10:02)4-13-2021
Boyd will discuss the push to expand the Supreme Court. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
End of the statewide mask mandate   (08:13)4-13-2021
Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi talks about the end of the statewide mask mandate and what will — and will not — change because of it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think Again - How to really solve the homelessness problem   (09:06)4-13-2021
John and Chase Hanson, the father and son duo behind Project Empathy, talk about using human connection to solve homelessness.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Priced Out: Utah’s hot housing market   (08:42)4-13-2021
Local realtor Chris Sidwell talks about the hot housing market in Utah and what he would coach buyers to do now.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
News Roundup - April 12, 2021   (08:41)4-13-2021
Boyd will break down the major stories of the day, everything from President Biden’s immigration agreement to infrastructure.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ranked Choice Voting   (10:01)4-13-2021
Boyd welcomes Deseret News reporter Jay Evenson to the show.  Jay has written about ranked-choice voting for years -- and says he has some concerns.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Think Again - Ranked Choice Voting   (08:09)4-13-2021
The Salt Lake City Council is debating whether to be part of a pilot program testing out ranked-choice voting. What is it, and what will the process be like to adopt/reject it?  Guest:   Salt Lake City Council Chair Amy Fowler See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati...
Women count in Utah from the home to the top of the sky   (07:48)4-8-2021
We started the day today, talking about what counts and counting what counts, and how do we count the things that actually count. At the heart of Utah, what counts to us is taking care of each other, including supporting women. Women like Capt. Kristin BEO Wolfe who is the  F...
Ben McAdams and Governor Herbert on Partisanship & the Public Good   (11:22)4-8-2021
Two unlikely former politicians are coming together to show the world how partnership does a lot more than partisanship. Former Governor Gary Herbert and Former Congressman Ben McAdams will be part of a virtual discussion hosted by Utah Valley University Friday, April 9, 2021, o...
Think again about counting what counts   (08:51)4-8-2021
So often we think we have things figured out, we know the news of the day, we're kind of settled in getting a little uncomfortable. But it's important for us to learn to suspend judgment and to suspend what we think we know to get outside of our bubble just a little bit. Includin...
Counselor Jenny Howe: commercials and confirmation bias   (09:23)4-8-2021
Counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to teach listeners about confirmation bias. In a world of constant communications and advertisements from individuals and companies trying to sell their products, what is the danger of commercials catering to your preferences? Well, it's bigger t...
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: The need for real kind immigration reform   (08:31)4-8-2021
Doug Wilks, the editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look Inside the Newsroom as he discusses our need to put partisan politics aside and focus on what is better for the people of our nation, and coming to our nation.
Integrity. Why is it the most valuable value?   (09:46)4-7-2021
Boyd discusses the value of integrity and why it's so crucial in life.
How the pandemic exposed problems with the US economy   (09:12)4-7-2021
Deseret News reporter Art Raymond breaks down comments yesterday from former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon on how the pandemic exposed problems with the US economy. Boyd and Raymond discuss why they agree with the conclusion that Utah will bounce ...
Dave Cawley talks about the new season of the hit podcast “Cold”   (07:25)4-7-2021
KSL Newsradio’s own Dave Cawley joins Boyd to deep dive into his latest season of the wildly popular Cold podcast. Season 2 launches today as an Amazon Music Exclusive and follows the life and case of Joyce Yost whose body has never been found.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante   (09:00)4-7-2021
Congressman Blake Moore has a follow-up on protecting Utah’s natural resources through productivity. This week Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will be visiting Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to review the management of...
Who pays for Corporate Taxes?   (10:21)4-7-2021
Democrats want to pay for the Biden administrations $2.5T infrastructure package by increasing the tax rate on corporations including internationally. But Boyd has a common sense question about that logic; in the long run who actually pays corporate taxes? The answer might surpr...
Salt Lake Chamber President and CEO Derek Miller talks the PRO Act and what it means for Utah   (08:24)4-7-2021
Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, joins Boyd to dissect the potential outcomes of the House bill H.R.842 , or Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021. The pro-union legislation is connected to Biden's $2.5T infrastructure plan and would dramatically c...
How Paris Hilton helped regulate Utah’s “troubled teen” homes   (09:06)4-7-2021
Deseret News reporter Katie McKellar joins Boyd to talk about SB 127 to better regulate Utah’s “troubled teen” homes. What does it do? How did Paris Hilton get the ball rolling on this legislation? Boyd will also discuss how unlikely people (like Hilton) can amplify victims...
Randy Economy on the need for and power of recall elections   (10:11)4-7-2021
Randy Economy, the Senior Advisor for the Recall Gavin Newsom campaign in California, joins Boyd to discuss whether Utah should have recall elections. Currently, the only way to remove a Utah politician is by impeachment, but according to a recent poll by Deseret News and Hinckle...
March Madness: A lesson in the loss   (09:57)4-6-2021
Despite what Hollywood movies and romance novels regularly portray, in this mortal existence there really is no such thing as “happily ever after.”  There is only “happily.” This is even more prevalent when it comes to the world of sports. And with the ending of the NCAA...
Senator Jake Anderegg on creating affordable housing in Utah   (08:40)4-6-2021
Utah State Senator Jake Anderegg joins Boyd to talk about a recent affordable housing bill, which makes it easier for people to rent out their basements and put “mother-in-law” units on their properties. What needs to be a priority to create more affordable housing?
Looking ahead to the mask mandate dropping with SLC councilwoman Aimee Winder Newton   (10:07)4-6-2021
The statewide mask mandate will be no more on April 10th. But will you still need to wear one? A lot of cities and counties are thinking of instituting their own mask mandates once the statewide one expires. Salt Lake County Councilwoman Amy Winder Newton  joins Boyd to break do...
Tax rate hikes and reconciliation woes   (08:45)4-6-2021
Boyd revisits the problem of corporate tax rate hikes as part of Biden’s infrastructure bill and earlier conversation with R Street Institute’s James Wallner. With Democrats poised to push through more expensive packages with the reconciliation process, what can citizens do t...
Professor Ronnell Andersen Jones on social media and Supreme Court   (12:16)4-6-2021
U of U Professor Ronnell Andersen Jones joins Boyd to discuss why the Supreme Court dismissed a moot case questioning Donald Trump's blocking of critics on Twitter. Justice Clarence Thomas has some strong words about internet free speech and Professor Andersen Jones shares some o...
Utah Inland Port Authority executive director Jack Hedge with an update on the expansive project   (06:27)4-6-2021
The Inland Port project--which gets some people excited, others not so much--has continued to move forward during the pandemic. To get us up to speed on what’s going on, Boyd is joined by Utah Inland Port Authority Executive Director Jack Hedge. They explore the economic and en...
The Younique Foundation founder on Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action   (09:04)4-6-2021
It might be a hard conversation to have, but it is also a crucial conversation to have. This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and today is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action. We are joined by two incredible people working toward spreading awareness of the issue, ...
James Wallner on the real expense of continued reconciliations spending   (08:44)4-6-2021
The R Street Institute’s James Wallner joins Boyd to the repercussions of the Biden administration's $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. With the Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian ruling in favor of allowing the Democratic efforts to be passed through the reconciliation...
Continue seeing, saying and doing good   (09:47)4-5-2021
Boyd reminds audiences of 3 principles to transform the way you live  And challenges his listeners to continue to “See something that inspires. Say something that uplifts. Do something that makes a difference.”
Scott Rasmussen on the risk of another prohibition era   (08:53)4-5-2021
American pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen is worried we might be entering another failure of a “prohibition era.” Back in the 1920s when booze was banned, it was continually undermined by bootleggers and “upstanding citizens” alike who found ways around legi...
Next is Now with World Trade Center Utah's Aaron Starks   (09:08)4-5-2021
Boyd introduces a new segment for the show, “The Next is Now,” which focuses on how some thought-leaders are blazing a path to a better future for others. Today World Trade Center Utah's Vice President of Growth Services Aaron Starks previews their event tomorrow,  a virtual...
The China Paradox continues   (10:11)4-5-2021
With a new administration in the White House and a pandemic continuing to rage across the world, many people are worried about the United States’ relationship with China. Recently Utah Senator Mitt Romney and the CEO of World Trade Center Utah Miles Hansen, have participated in...
Financial credibility is a challenge for all parties   (07:48)4-5-2021
On the national level right now, there's been a lot of conversations about the over $2.25 trillion infrastructure bill and it is amazing to Boyd that when you are the party that is not in power, suddenly you find fiscal responsibility as a guiding principle. The question is, does...
General Conference Spring 2021: An international Easter celebration   (09:44)4-5-2021
This last weekend was the 191st Annual General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This weekend fell over Easter which added deeper meaning to members and audiences alike. For the historic conference Easter messages, international inclusion, and numero...
Wisdom from Charles Barkley & Mike Lee   (08:29)4-5-2021
In his first extended episode, Boyd has some wisdom to share from Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley and Utah’s own Senator Mike Lee. What can we learn about dividing the rage from the reason in regards to racial tension and handling disagreements better?
Enjoying the slow down   (07:05)4-1-2021
As Boyd prepares to shift to a two-hour radio program later in the day this Monday. He faces his final ‘fastest 60-minutes in radio,’ and takes a moment to enjoy slowing down.
VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon on season two of ‘The Chosen'   (10:46)4-1-2021
VidAngel CEO Neal Harmon joins us for a behind-the-scenes look at the formation of the television/streaming  hit, ‘The Chosen.’ With ‘The Chosen’ Season 2 premiering this Easter Sunday, Boyd asks what audiences can expect from this season that focuses on the ministry of ...
General Conference Conversations Spring 2021 Preview   (24:01)4-1-2021
This Easter weekend is also the Spring General Conference Weekend for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and our KSL Newsradio talk teams have put together some amazing specials to continue to uplift and enlighten you weekend airing in between sessions and available ...
Playing at infrastructure plans and playing the field   (05:46)4-1-2021
President Joe Biden is not playing games as he continues to roll out more plans in the early days of his presidency. Yesterday he unveiled an ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan that included his dreams for the nation’s economic future and securing American jobs. While po...
Staying with the question of faith and society   (07:34)3-31-2021
Boyd builds upon his discussion yesterday, is society stronger and life better with faith in it?  He reminds us to focus on the important things as we work our way through life. With Passover, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday being celebrated this week, Boyd reminds us how faith can...
Carole Mikita on ‘The Chosen’ Season 2 premier this Easter Weekend   (08:30)3-31-2021
KSLtv reporter Carole Mikita joins Boyd to discuss the season two premiere of “The Chosen” this Easter Sunday. This season “The Chosen” focuses on the beginning of the ministry of Jesus Christ and executive producer Derral Eves hopes we will connect the stories to our liv...
Miles Hansen on the China Paradox and why Romney is worried   (09:08)3-31-2021
Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, adds to Mitt Romney’s recent town hall discussion on Biden’s China Challenge.  With extended knowledge due to WTC-Ut’s “The China Paradox: Geopolitics, Chinese Economic Policy, & What it Means for U.S. Businesse...
Understanding the true cost of infrastructure spending   (09:32)3-31-2021
Today President Biden unveils his $2 Trillion infrastructure plan and economic vision for America’s future. Biden plans on increasing taxes on businesses and the ultra-rich to pay for the expensive package that includes practical and  "human” infrastructure. While the Americ...
Is society stronger and life better with faith in it?   (07:43)3-30-2021
A recent poll by Gallop shows that the US church membership falls below 50 percent for the first time in 2020 all the way down to 47%. Robert Putnam His landmark work “Bowling Alone” posited, “Faith communities in which people worship together are arguably the single most i...
UVU’s Dr. Astrid Tuminez on how women are essential for society’s success   (09:56)3-30-2021
Utah Valley University president Dr. Astrid Tuminez joins Boyd to discuss how Women are truly essential to society’s success. She adds her own strong voice to our Women’s History Month discussion about how women and diverse voices bring not just more accurate representation t...
Scott Rasmussen wants to know how much do you trust the government   (09:26)3-30-2021
American pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen wants to know How much do you trust the government? His recent poll shows that your answer may depend on your political party. Sadly, only 34% of American’s believe the federal government supports founding ideals of freedo...
The Border and broader issues; Who will step up as a true leader?   (10:17)3-30-2021
The Border and broader issues; Who will step up as a true leader? Biden’s administration has its hands full as immigrants arriving at our southern border continue to surge. But while GOP Senators like Mike Lee have visited the area and seen the crisis first hand, as he told Boy...
Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson on Women’s History Month: There will be no token leadership at our table   (08:35)3-29-2021
Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson joins Boyd to discuss the importance of diverse representation for Women’s History Month. Henderson’s inaugural quote has become the Women’s History Month theme for Inside Sources this month as we need “no token leadership at our table.” She...
Deseret News’ Religion Reporter Mya Jaradat on how Passover has always set the table for home-based worship   (08:25)3-29-2021
Deseret News religion reporter Mya Jaradat joins Boyd to discuss the importance of Passover, or Pesach, in the up home even before the coronavirus pandemic moved worship more into the house instead of the synagogue. This ritual Sedar exemplifies the power of conversing at the din...
Derek Brown Chairman of the Utah Republican Party on leaning on a diversity of voices   (08:36)3-29-2021
Derek Brown Chairman of the Utah Republican Party joins Boyd to discuss some of the changes that are happening to Utah’s GOP party. Conservative leaders are learning to lean on a greater diversity of voices as the party moves toward a better representation of members and belief...
Senator Mike Lee on his visit to the border and the crisis there   (10:29)3-29-2021
Senator Mike Lee joins Boyd to breakdown the border surge crisis and shares what he learned while at the U.S.- Mexico border just days ago. They also discuss that changes happening in their career as Boyd shifts to a two-hour radio program later in the day when Senator Lee gains ...
Charles Mizrahi on recognizing the Judeo-Christian values of the Founding Fathers   (11:16)3-25-2021
Charles Mizrahi, founder of Alpha Investor, author, and podcast host joins Boyd to discuss how recently, representative Jerry Nadler’s comments on the US House floor ignored the faith of the Founding Fathers of our great nation. Mizrahi, as an observant Jew, shares with Boyd th...
Joseph Grenny questions the media’s responsibility in recent violent acts   (09:53)3-25-2021
Social scientist, author, and business leader Joseph Grenny believes that the media has some blame for recent mass shootings. He joins Boyd, a member of the media, to discuss how we can better prevent copycat killers while also breaking the news.
Avoiding the prop wash of politics by embracing values   (08:24)3-24-2021
In the wake of tragedy, we must avoid the prop wash of politics. Our nation is mourning and reeling after multiple acts of mass violence from the Capitol Siege in January to the Boulder Colorado grocery store shooting Monday. Lawmakers are scrambling to propose changes to gun leg...
Senator Mike Lee on the problems and perceptions of earmarks   (09:33)3-24-2021
Senator Mike Lee joins Boyd to discuss the problem and the public perception of earmarks. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are known for requesting funding of their own pet projects in other bills, but is this practice ethical? Both Sen. Lee and a new conservative group calle...
Jay Evensen on how a murder 37 years ago can change our perceptions of violence victims today   (09:12)3-24-2021
Deseret News’ columnist Jay Evenson shares a personal story about finding empathy for others, even in a sea of shocking news. Thirty-seven years ago a murder changed his perception of victims as individuals, today he asks listeners to do the same thing in regards to the victims...
It doesn’t matter if it's a challenge or a crisis, just get things done!   (09:33)3-24-2021
While politicians argue if the Border surge and gun control fight is a crisis or a challenge, Boyd is asking to just get things done! These issues should not be a wedge issue or pawns for a power grab, but they should be tackled in a compassionate way for the people of our nation...
Counselor Jenny Howe: Talking to your kids about violence, shootings, and feeling safe   (16:50)3-23-2021
Counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to discuss how you can broach a difficult topic with your children; violence, shootings, and feeling safe. Children of today live in a different world today than we did, a world of 24hour instantaneous news coverage, where fire drills are second pl...
Scott Rasmussen on if Americans still believe in American beliefs?   (08:19)3-23-2021
American pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd for a conversation on American values. Do Americans still believe in freedom, equality and self-government? According to Rasmussen’s recent poll, just 30% of voters say we’re doing well in living up to these i...
The Boulder Colorado shooting, the latest on a list of mass violence   (09:36)3-23-2021
Yesterday, a shooting at a crowded Colorado grocery store killed 10 people, this latest act of mass violence is on the tails of the Atlanta Spa Shooting Spree that killed eight people and the Capitol siege that killed five. As the nation mourns the loss of human lives, we also ta...
Coming together as a community is the key for a lasting difference   (08:22)3-22-2021
This weekend with the help of an inspiring prayer from 101-year-old nun Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago upset top-seeded Illinois in the NCAA tournament. Fans, players, and prayer came together for a greater goal, even if it is just one on the courts. And we had a great example of a ...
R-Street’s James Wallner on the need for a bipartisan effort   (09:27)3-22-2021
R Street’s James Wallner helps us divide the rage from the reason for Biden's border crisis, our growing political divide, and bipartisan effort to fix Senate dysfunction with the Make the Senate Great Again caucus. What can we do as citizens to encourage inclusive efforts with...
Candidate Conversations: Amelia Powers running for Utah County Commissioner   (07:30)3-22-2021
Utah County Auditor Amelia Powers is running for the now vacant Utah County Commissioner spot as Tanner Ainge moves to Utah Governor Cox’s team. The Republican candidate has over 15 years of experience working in the private and political sector and believes that innovation is ...
A border and a broader crisis   (10:18)3-22-2021
The nation has its eyes on our southern border where a surge of immigrants are seeking entry into the US amid a worldwide pandemic. The Biden administration is struggling to address the issue and Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas went on a media blitz this weekend presenting t...
Who has left their fingerprints on your life?: Knowing Grandpa Jack Halvorsen   (36:27)3-18-2021
This whole week we have been talking about people who have left their fingerprints on our lives. Today producer KellieAnn joins to talk about a person who has done just that in her life instilling a passion for learning, her recently passed grandfather, Jack Leond Halvorsen. She ...
Standing taller and stronger by standing with extraordinary souls on World Down Syndrome Day   (06:11)3-18-2021
This Sunday is World Down Syndrome Day, and Boyd shares some of the wonders and inspirations we learn by having people with Down Syndrome in our lives. As a society, we stand taller and we stand stronger when we stand with those who cannot stand for themselves. Our Down syndrome ...
Doing your part to #StopAsianHate with Deseret News’ Savannah Hopkinson   (07:15)3-18-2021
Deseret News opinion editor Savannah Hopkinson shares her personal story about how the movement to #StopAsianHate is more than a viral term for her. As an Asian woman, she shares how racial prejudice has risen amid the coronavirus pandemic, and how it is everyone's responsibility...
When politics becomes religion with Samuel Benson   (09:42)3-18-2021
Deseret News opinion writer Samuel Benson joins Boyd to discuss a disturbing and dangerous trend, politics becoming religion. While the coronavirus pandemic has turned some to trust more in a heavenly deity, others have placed their faith more in the politics of man. Boyd and Ben...
Seeking for the fingerprinters on our lives   (08:56)3-17-2021
Boyd is still thinking about those who leave inalterable marks on our lives. Individuals who leave their fingerprints on your heart in untenable and unique ways. Boyd shares text from listeners who have been moved by teachers, family members, bosses, and more as he continues to c...
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Our need for heroes   (08:09)3-17-2021
Doug Wilks, the editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look Inside the Newsroom as he discusses our need for heroes and the heroes who are already around us. From sports heroes to colleagues, and even family members who have left their fingerprints on our lives. There are many wo...
Following the shoulder-squaring advice of Coach Mark Pope   (08:16)3-17-2021
BYU Basketball Coach Mark Pope joined Boyd live from Indianapolis yesterday to discuss the team heading for the NCAA tournament and he has some sage advice regarding dealing with the detour. His insight is to not bow to ready-made excuses, whether it is related to the fight again...
Reflections on the China Paradox panel: Competing and cooperating   (09:10)3-17-2021
Boyd breaks down what he learned as moderator for the first part of the World Trade Center Utah’s virtual seminar, “The China Paradox: Geopolitics, Chinese Economic Policy, & What it Means for U.S. Businesses.” He reviews what Ambassador Jon Huntsman thinks of China’s pol...
World Trade Center Utah’s Miles Hansen previews their virtual series The China Paradox   (07:31)3-16-2021
Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, joins Boyd for a preview of an upcoming seminar series, part of which Boyd is moderating. “The China Paradox: Geopolitics, Chinese Economic Policy, & What it Means for U.S. Businesses” virtual discussions starts tomo...
Derek Brown, Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, has an announcement   (09:37)3-16-2021
Derek Brown, Chairman of the Utah Republican Party joins Boyd with some breaking news. Listen for the announcement which will highly impact the conservative party in Utah's political future.
Utah entrepreneur is now teaching Dr. Napoleon Hill’s Science of Success philosophy all the way in mainland China   (06:44)3-16-2021
David Ibarra, Utah entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, joins Boyd to discuss keys to financial and business success by following  Dr. Napoleon Hill’s Science of Success philosophy. Ibarra has recently expanded his existing licensing rights to The Napoleon Hill Foundation...
Coach Mark Pope on returning to the NCAA   (14:48)3-16-2021
BYU Basketball Coach Mark Pope joins Boyd live from Indianapolis where the Cougars are preparing for Thursday's game in the 2021 NCAA tournament. Pope discusses the excitement of the game, the lessons of patience, perseverance, and adaptability the team has learned amid the coron...
Who has their fingerprints are on your life?   (08:24)3-15-2021
Sometimes you stumble upon unexpected conversations that are just so extraordinary. Last week, Boyd was asked a question in a casual conversation that kept him thinking all weekend long and he now offers it to his audiences; “Who has their fingerprints are on your life?” The ...
Back to the madness, March Madness that is!   (08:55)3-15-2021
BYU Basketball Coach Mark Pope is celebrating a turn from last year’s March Sadness to the Cougars being awarded a 6-seed in the NCAA tournament in 2021. While sports have been made complicated by the coronavirus pandemic over the past year, Coach Pope shared many lessons he ha...
America’s Crisis of Contrition clashing with our Cancel Culture   (07:54)3-15-2021
Deseret News’ Christian Sagers joins us to continue the conversation about America’s Crisis of Contrition, from former president  Donald Trump to current New York Governor Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In the age of Cancel culture, instant certainty, and false apologies, Sagers asks if...
The “Help is Here” tour starts today   (08:05)3-15-2021
The big news coming out of Washington DC today is President Biden’s administration heading out on the road to sell the recently passed American Rescue Plan.  for the national tour, titled “Hope Is Here,”  President and First Lady Biden, as well as Vice President Kamala Ha...
Boyd marks one year of the coronavirus pandemic   (11:16)3-11-2021
It has been a year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus pandemic. There are many lessons we have learned over the past year as we have adapted, lifted, exposed, and tackled the repercussions of this deadly virus. Boyd breaks down some of these lessons and ...
Is it time to come back to the kitchen table?   (07:02)3-10-2021
The kitchen table: We have called this space the “conversation starter” with the hope that it can foster crucial conversations in homes, communities, and the nation. Boyd asks if it is time we once more gather back around this social center of the home to create a better soci...
Finding our voice: Mia Love on women of influence   (09:34)3-10-2021
Former Congresswoman, current CNN correspondent, and proud family-woman, Mia Love joins the show as we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month. She shares lessons she has learned from great women in her life (including her own daughters) and the power of finding your own vo...
Women’s Tech Council’s Cydni Tetro on the pandemic and our first female recession   (07:54)3-10-2021
Cydni Tetro, president of the Women’s Tech Council joins Boyd to discuss how the pandemic has impacted women, and preview the Virtual Summit: The First Female Recession, the Impact on Women in Tech event happening on Friday, March 12, from 11:30-1:30 MST. Tickets are $15-35 and...
Emergency funding or pork? Either way, it’s close to passing   (09:45)3-10-2021
The $1.9 trillion stimulus package is now in the hands of the House of Representatives, who are expected to pass the bill on to president Biden today for his approval. Boyd has some thoughts for audiences to bear in mind as the bill progresses, mainly this is the largest single s...
Returning to the original idea of minding your business   (09:09)3-9-2021
Benjamin Franklin designed the original penny to include the saying "Mind Your Business". Spending more time on the business of the mind always yields generous and lasting rewards. What we fill our mind with ignites possibility and potential. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson...
Searching for a moral awakening in America   (08:26)3-9-2021
Deseret News’ Christian Sagers joins us to continue the conversation about the need for a new moral awakening in America and how the younger generation is trying to spark that principled Upswing from an “I” mindset back to a “We” mindset. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Ma...
Insights from special guests for International Women's Week   (08:56)3-9-2021
It's International Women's Week. We have special insight from leaders in our community, nation and world, including Relief Society General President Sister Jean B. Bingham, Exoro Group founder Maura Carabello, Reverend Theresa Dear, and Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson. ‘Inside S...
Passing more relief on the precipice of a year of pandemic   (09:46)3-9-2021
A year ago, we were on the precipice of a pandemic. Now we stand on the precipice of a new relief bill. Both sides appear to be unhappy with the bill, and they should be. We need to have more discussions on accountability and outcomes when increasing government spending. ‘Insi...
Wisdom from women thought leaders on International Women's Day   (09:25)3-8-2021
It's International Women's Day and we celebrate with some words of wisdom from past guests, leaders, and a virtual event going on right now. Featuring Relief Society General President Sister Jean B. Bingham as the keynote speaker for the fifth annual International Women-In-Diplo...
Scott Rasmussen on how polls show the American election system might need reform   (08:43)3-8-2021
American pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to discuss his new poll showing that a significant portion of American’s think our election system needs reform. Rasmussen is a media entrepreneur, author, and regular contributor to Deseret News.
The Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Jason Perry recaps Utah’s 2021 legislative session   (09:02)3-8-2021
Jason Perry, Vice President for Government Relations and Director for The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics joins to recap Utah’s 2021 legislative session. This year’s session tackled everything from COVID-19 restrictions and police reform, to budget concern...
Will Biden stimulate or hinder the economy?   (08:50)3-8-2021
This weekend Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill passed the Senate and is closer than ever to being put into action. While Democrats and President Biden are calling the progress of the American Rescue Plan a much-needed relief for the American public, republicans continue to wo...
The Star-Spangled Banner’s fifth powerful verse   (07:07)3-3-2021
Today marks the 90th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner" becoming the national anthem of The United States of America, so on this National Anthem Day, Boyd celebrates the history, spirit, and lyrics of this most famous ballad. Many people have no idea there are actually fou...
Congressmen Blake Moore & Bruce Westerman on protecting our natural resources through productivity   (10:15)3-3-2021
Congressmen Blake Moore and Bruce Westerman as part of the On the Natural Resources Committee, are concerned with the way the Biden administration is handling the protection of natural resources with the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act. While both Republica...
RootsTech 2021 Review with Elder Kevin S. Hamilton and FamilySearch’s Steve Rockwood   (09:17)3-3-2021
Elder Kevin S. Hamilton, a General Authority Seventy and executive director of the Family History Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Steve Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International, share some highlighted messages from RootsTech 2021.
Is the American Rescue Plan actually a “Washington Special”?   (08:01)3-3-2021
As President Biden urges the Senate to pass his administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, some Republican leaders are calling it a “Washington Special” that is not focused on what is actually needed for economic relief during the COVID pandemic. While the preside...
The power of stories is the power to connect   (10:05)3-2-2021
Everyone wants to be part of a story, because stories connect us in ways we can’t imagine. This past weekend at RootsTech 2021, FamilySearch CEO, Steve Rockwood, expanded on the need to connect to one another through our stories because, “When we see how we and our stories ar...
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Covering COVID one year on   (08:06)3-2-2021
Doug Wilks, editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look Inside the Newsroom at the ups and downs of covering this year of the pandemic rollercoaster.
Jay Evenson: An eye on the last week on Utah's Hill   (08:35)3-2-2021
Deseret News’ columnist Jay Evenson joins Boyd for a look at the top issues Utah lawmakers are facing in their final week on The Hill. From the outlook of a pandemic ‘endgame” to the continued drama of Dixie State’s needed name change, Evenson breaks down what listeners n...
Tackling topics, testimonies, and tactful questions   (10:35)3-2-2021
Today, FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies and tackles claims of domestic terrorism in front of a Senate hearing on security issues surrounding the Capitol Riot on January 6th. Meanwhile, the Senate is tackling the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion relief package, and Bo...
Reign in relief spending to provide for our present and future   (07:00)3-1-2021
George Will put out an article this weekend dissecting the impact of Biden’s latest pandemic stimulus package and the danger of the intense spending currently proposed. While we struggle to correct the negative impacts of the covid pandemic, we must not add further problems to ...
Political strategist Amanda Makki asks, What kind of a leader is Joe Biden?   (10:53)3-1-2021
Amanda Makki, lawyer and political strategist, joins Boyd to breakdown What kind of a leader is Joe Biden?. How does President Biden’s first days in office compare to our past presidents, Democratic and Republican, when it comes to executive orders signed, foreign policy, budge...
Savannah Hopkinson on women bearing the brunt of the pandemic   (07:46)3-1-2021
Savannah Hopkinson, Deseret News opinion writer who frequently writes about family policy, recently was part of a discussion panel on women bearing the brunt of the pandemic. She joins Boyd to examine how we can address why women have suffered more job-losses than men, and how we...
There is a role for government but a broad bailout is not it   (08:57)3-1-2021
Sunday ‘marked one year from the coronavirus’s first patient in Utah, marking the start of a rollercoaster of ups-and-downs regarding the impact of the pandemic. From school closers and unemployment highs to covid relief bills and local power debates, Americans and Utahns hav...
Moving from I to We: A charismatic leader won't save us, but our youth might   (09:38)2-25-2021
Boyd continues his lessons learned from his “Therefore, What? podcast” conversation with Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett, about  American society’s morality cycle of shifting from an “I” to a “we” mentality. In their new book, The Upswing: How America Came...
Scott Howell on the Utah Senate deciding to discuss the Dixie State name change   (09:23)2-25-2021
Former Senate Democratic Leader Scott Howell is excited that the Utah Senate will be discussing Dixie State University’s name change bill after all! While previously, the senate had no plans to hold a hearing, a student-led protest at the capitol on Wednesday caused them to rec...
R-Streets James Wallner on the complications of the current coronavirus stimulus bill   (09:31)2-25-2021
R-Street’s James Wallner joins Boyd to comment on the complications of the current coronavirus stimulus bill and explain the process it has to take as it works its way through lawmakers’ hands. The $1.9 Trillion stimulus package is set for House vote within days and faces new...
Is the stimulus a “socialist bill on steroids” or a lifeline for American families?   (09:00)2-25-2021
This phase of the most recent coronavirus stimulus plan is in its waning hours as it advances to a House vote within days, but negotiations and debate continue between the reigning parties as Democrats frame it as an essential lifeline for American families and Republicans call i...
The “Utah Advantage” is a mix of rugged individualism and compassionate communitarianism   (07:27)2-24-2021
The “Utah Advantage” is a mix of rugged individualism and compassionate communitarianism according to ‘Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community’ author Robert Putnam’s conversation with Boyd on his Therefore, What? Podcast. Boyd expands on the conve...
Counselor Jenny Howe: Stress, fatigue, and resilience regardless of external circumstances   (09:43)2-24-2021
As we mark over a year since the coronavirus pandemic hit Utah, Counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to breakdown the mental health impact of the long-waging war against the virus. From the risk our youth faces from social isolation and Zoom weariness to the difference between stress ...
The Wheatley Institution’s Paul Edwards previews their Thursday’s “The Upswing” webinar   (08:03)2-24-2021
Paul Edwards Director of the  Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University joins Boyd for a preview of their free webinar this Thursday, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again” with Robert D. Putnam & Shaylyn Romney Garrett. Putnam ...
Is Biden’s &1.9 Trillion relief bill the wrong plan, at the wrong time, and for all the wrong reasons?   (10:49)2-24-2021
With Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief plan heading to House vote later this week, Boyd asks if this is “the wrong plan, at the wrong time, and for all the wrong reasons?” GOP leaders including Utah’s Senator Mitt Romney say that the plan is a ‘clunker’ and are of...
Truth still sings, “This land is made for you and me!”   (06:41)2-23-2021
This day in history, Folk singer Woody Guthrie penned his most famous song, which over the years has become a second anthem to a diverse crowd of Americans. "This Land Is Your Land," including the often dropped final verses, whether claimed by conservative activists, civil rights...
Therefore What: Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett on, The Upswing - How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again   (19:58)2-23-2021
Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett, recently joined Boyd on his “Therefore, What? podcast” to discuss how America is more technologically connected than at any point in history, yet social capital seems to be in decline, political divisions run deep, communities are cru...
Amid the insurrection hearings, don't forget Boyd’s challenges: Take note, heart, courage, and action   (08:48)2-23-2021
Today amid the muddle insurrection hearings, which might raise the chaotic emotions of hate, fear, and disappointment, please remember that we as Americans can still bring each other hope. The day after the Capital riot Boyd took to the air and to the keyboard to have a critical ...
Do you believe in miracles? Boyd still does!   (04:37)2-22-2021
This day in History: The Miracle on Ice happened as the U.S. hockey team beat the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics, in one of the most dramatic upsets in sports history. Now 40 years later, Boyd asks his listeners “Do you still believe in miracles?” Because Boyd still does...
Behind OPEN doors: Jay Evensen on the need for a Dixie State name change bill hearing   (12:59)2-22-2021
Deseret News’ columnist Jay Evensen joins Boyd to break down the latest breakdown of the Dixie State renaming drama. While most Utahns say Dixie State shouldn’t change its name and lawmakers grapple with the issue, sources say the Senate has no plans to hold a hearing for the...
Julie and Alex Boyé on why teaching their biracial children about Black History is important to them (and all of us)   (09:06)2-22-2021
Julie and Alex Boyé join Boyd to discuss why teaching their biracial children about Black History is important to them. Black History education should not be a point of contention no matter what your race is, because "We All Bleed the Same," and share this world together.
The stimulus watch continues as Biden’s pick for attorney general faces a confirmation hearing   (10:09)2-22-2021
President Biden's pick for attorney general, Merrick Garland, confirmation hearing this morning as Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan continues to dash through Congress. In a time of great need in our nation, Boyd asks what our nation actually needs.; will mass spending help ...
Are we too comfortable with contempt to show unity?   (06:56)2-18-2021
Calls for unity can be difficult to discern and can ring hollow when surrounded by the loud bluster of partisan attacks or overwhelmed by the angry and angst-filled cries of political opponents and political followers. Are we so comfortable with contempt that we refuse to even li...
Sam Benson on Dixie State’s name change struggle   (09:31)2-18-2021
Deseret News opinion writer Sam Benson joins Boyd to discuss the continuing struggle of Dixie State Universities’ name. While lawmakers and leaders continue to ask if the name should be changed for the sake of its students’ future, Benson points out that Latter-day Saints (no...
Everyone wants to move forward with immigration reform, not just the Democrats   (09:07)2-18-2021
Today Biden and congressional Democrats are unveiling an immigration bill that massively overhauls our nation’s system. Boyd reminds listeners to be wary of anyone trying to further divide our nation on the topic of immigration. Parties of all sizes want to modernize immigratio...
Random Acts of Kindness Day: Celebrating the stories of kindness   (07:02)2-17-2021
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day and Boyd celebrates the stories of people who slowed down the help take care of another. From neighbors shoveling snow from driveways this morning to history-changing actions of forgiveness, showing a little bit of kindness can go a very long...
How to talk about race: Teaching and celebrating Black History Month in Utah   (09:16)2-17-2021
Sydnee Dickson, Utah’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Dr; Patty Norman, Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement join Boyd to discuss the importance of teaching Black History and celebrating Black History Month in Utah. The Black History theme for 2021 is T...
RIP Rush Limbaugh; Give your voice AND your ear   (16:47)2-17-2021
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day that, combined with the passing of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has Boyd asking the deeper questions in the conversation about divisive thought. While you might not agree with the rhetoric of an opposing party, listening is ...
Celebrating the wisdom of Washington on Presidents’ Day   (08:53)2-15-2021
Presidents’ Day is a day to celebrate our nation’s leaders of the past and present, as well as their wisdom that has left a mark on our great democracy. Presidents' Day was originally established to honor our first, and one of our greatest presidents, George Washington. His e...
Mya Jaradat on the power and need for religious diversity in the modern workplace   (10:13)2-15-2021
Deseret News reporter Mya Jaradat joins to talk about the power and need of religious diversity in the workplace. While corporate America has embraced diversity for decades, many are only now seeking to build religiously inclusive environments including the Religious Freedom & Bu...
Therefore What: Former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster makes the case for strategic empathy   (08:48)2-15-2021
H.R. McMaster, the former National Security Adviser, recently joined Boyd on his “Therefore, What?” podcast to pitch the case for strategic empathy. Boyd and McMaster discuss how empathy can actually be the key to national security, the danger of a narcissistic approach to fo...
A Presidents’ Day reflection on our history and our present   (09:30)2-15-2021
Presidents’ Day is more than a day of sales, it is a day to reflect on our current and past United States’ Presidents who have pulled us together as a nation. While we live in a divisive world rocked by the recent impeachment acquittal of former President Trump, the coronavir...
Give love the final word in 2021   (08:16)2-11-2021
In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word..." Love unconditional, and the action it spurs, is becoming endangered in today’s society and needed even more amid the pandemic. While ...
James Wallner on the case against late impeachment   (10:04)2-11-2021
R-Street’s James Wallner joins Boyd to give his case against late impeachment with a quick 101 on the history of impeachment in the United States and the arguments of the constitutionality of former President Trump’s current trial. For the safety and future path of our nation...
Senator Mike Lee and the mulligan: Applaud those who refuse the bait of selective outrage   (07:52)2-11-2021
We should applaud people who choose not to bash their opponent and not give in to the lure of selective outrage. Tuesday Senator Mike Lee had an opportunity while on Fox News to call his democratic peers hypocrites, but he didn't take the bait and instead emphasized the need for ...
Trump Impeachment 2: Day 3   (10:07)2-11-2021
What’s ahead as Trump's impeachment trial continues today? The prosecutors are wrapping up their opening presentation today, before handing arguments over to the lawyers for Donald Trump tomorrow. Boyd takes a look as he dips into the trial and breaks down the different points ...
Trump impeachment 2: Day 2   (09:01)2-10-2021
What’s in store for Trump’s impeachment trial today? Boyd breaks it down as he dips into day two of the impeachment trial, the day where actual arguments begin.
The Other Side Academy leaders on the need for real criminal justice reform   (15:47)2-10-2021
A group of former longtime felons and drug addicts and who have been arrested over 400 times knows it’s made all the difference. The success of justice reform must be measured by whether it changes lives, not just lightening sentences. Boyd is joined by Joseph Grenny and Dave D...
The soul of society cannot be outsourced   (07:57)2-8-2021
Boyd spent years as an international business consultant and understands that outsourcing an organization can fail if it lacks spirit or other sustainable strategic energy. Yet, as Americans, we continue to outsource many aspects of our society, from parenting to individual decis...
Congressman Blake Moore’s first eventful month in office   (10:00)2-8-2021
Congressman Blake Moore has had a very eventful first month in office. After being sworn in as the first new congressman for the area since 2003 in early January, the country has been rocked by polarized politics, an attack at our nation’s capital, a new administration, and con...
Our journey to a middle road from the Pope to Bruce Springsteen   (08:41)2-8-2021
Calls for unity are coming from politicians, celebrities, thought bringers, religious leaders, and companies, but can America, and the world, really meet on “the middle'' road? Bruce Springsteen and Jeep think so! Boyd takes a look at other lessons we learned this weekend, from...
Super Bowl Monday is more of a headache than usual as we return to politics and pandemics   (08:52)2-8-2021
Today’s Super Bowl Monday hangover is more of a headache than usual as we return to politics and pandemics. The second impeachment trial of former President Trump begins tomorrow and Boyd thinks both sides are anxious to get the trial done, but are also planning on a lot of spe...
It is time for a re-rediscovery of American principles: Celebrating President Ronald Reagan’s legacy and his 110th Birthday   (15:37)2-4-2021
Saturday would be the 110th Birthday of President Ronald Reagan, so today we are celebrating his legacy and the rediscovery of American values and common sense he exemplified. Right now, as our great nation is rocked by turmoil and contempt, the swiftest and surest path to progre...
How much is a trillion?   (06:54)2-3-2021
The question for today is how much is a trillion; how big is a trillion, how wide is a trillion? With President Biden wanting nearly $1.9 trillion in his covid relief package, do we really understand how much that is? Boyd breaks down what it looks like, spends like, and is like,...
Sarah Weaver on the Church News Podcast tackling anxiety and the Church's Life Help Resources   (10:54)2-3-2021
Sarah Weaver, host of the Church News Podcast joins Boyd to discuss tackling the challenge of anxiety and other issues with the Church's Life Help resources in this week's podcast episode. In the podcast, she is joined by Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a General Authority Seventy...
Lawmakers and leaders ask if Dixie State University should change its name for the sake of its students’ future?   (09:44)2-3-2021
Leaders and lawmakers are looking at changing the name of Dixie State University after years of debate over the negative connotation of the term “dixie” outside of Southern Utah. The school’s president Richard Williams joined Boyd in a recorded conversation earlier to discu...
Senate power, stimulus fights, and a slain Capitol police officer honored   (07:32)2-3-2021
In our nation’s capital today, leaders are coming together to share power, honor a fallen officer, and debate over the next round of coronavirus stimulus relief. Boyd breaks down the breaking news as we continue to attempt political unity in a divided time.
We the people must BE the people   (08:40)2-2-2021
We are calling for change from our leaders, but we also must strive to be the example of the change we request. We the people must BE the people; be good, be listening, be engaging, and be the one to drive out the thunder of contempt. And as Oprah Winfrey urged the graduating cla...
Scott Rasmussen on our nation trending toward optimism and unity   (08:34)2-2-2021
American pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to discuss the national viewpoint of our great nation, from how our country is longing for unity and the direction of the future of the conservative party, to how we are losing our pessimism in regards to the coro...
Therefore What: American Enterprise Institute's Robert Doar on the American dream of opportunity and upward mobility   (08:27)2-2-2021
Robert Doar, president of American Enterprise Institute (AEI) recently joined Boyd on his “Therefore, What? podcast” to discuss how America is still the land of opportunity and upward mobility. While many organizations have struggled in the midst of the pandemic. AEI is thriv...
Boyd shares a lesson from the fridge   (08:27)2-1-2021
Boyd shares an experience and a lesson from this weekend surrounding, of all things, the functionality of the fridge. What lesson can a standard kitchen appliance lead us to? Apparently a lesson of patience, drastic decision making, resetting, and more.
Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on strategic leadership   (09:04)2-1-2021
Last week, Boyd joined World Trade Center Utah‘s Miles Hansen in an important virtual discussion with  Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on the strategic challenges the United States faces and the need to restore strategic competence to American statecraft. McMast...
UVU’s President Tuminez on lessons for the future of higher education amid the pandemic   (09:47)2-1-2021
President Astrid S. Tuminez discusses Utah Valley University’s lessons learned amid COVID and how the repercussions of the pandemic are re-shaping opportunities for the future of higher education. Last week Tuminez discussed the issues and opportunities with Boyd, Deseret News,...
The battle over stimulus bills: Will politicians pass this leadership test?   (09:56)2-1-2021
The battle over the next coronavirus stimulus bill is in full force today as what kind of relief is actually needed is debated by all sides  While President Biden has outlined a $1.9 trillion package, some republicans are responding with a $618 Billion relief proposal of their o...
Remember, America is a nation in need of grace   (08:05)1-28-2021
Grace creates space for unity, compassion, healing, and empathy. America is a nation in great need of grace at this time, in the way we treat “the other” in our lives. Remember to create space for grace in your life and you will spread true unity in our nation.
Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on strategic competence   (08:48)1-28-2021
Yesterday Boyd joined World Trade Center Utah‘s Miles Hansen in an important virtual discussion with former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on the strategic challenges the United States faces and the need to restore strategic competence to American statecraft. McMaster ...
Therefore What: Joseph Grenny on justice reform in 2021 need accountability   (11:37)1-27-2021
Joseph Grenny Bestselling Author, leading social scientist, and founder of The Other Side Academy recently joined Boyd on his “Therefore, What?” podcast to discuss how true criminal justice reform happens when accountability is applied. Today Boyd plays a portion of the podca...
The Biden impact and the Trump impeachment   (05:15)1-27-2021
The nation and Boyd are watching our capitol closely as the second Trump impeachment is moving forward despite Republican objections, and the new Biden administration is in office. In his first week in office, President Joe Biden is launching his tenure with a flurry of executive...
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Encourage the capacity for reverence with storytelling beyond the trauma   (10:38)1-26-2021
Boyd has often said that people who lose the capacity for reverence of life, are at risk of losing a great deal more. Tomorrow is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an annual day of commemoration to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other...
Jay Evensen on the fight over Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears   (08:59)1-26-2021
Deseret News’ columnist Jay Evenson joins Boyd for a monumental discussion about monuments. President Biden is thinking about changing the size of national monuments which would include Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears. One of the biggest issues of suc...
World Trade Center Utah’s Miles Hansen previews their virtual discussion with former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster   (08:43)1-26-2021
Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, invites listeners to join the center and Deseret News’ virtual discussion with former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on the strategic challenges the United States faces this Wednesday. Both Hansen and  McMast...
Senators to be sworn in for Trump's second impeachment trial today   (09:35)1-26-2021
Yesterday House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate with a sole charge of “incitement of insurrection.” Today, Senators will be sworn in as jurors for the trial which begins February 8th. Both sides are signaling they want to get the tr...
George Will on the direction of Conservative Sensibilities in 2021   (23:24)1-25-2021
Washington Post’s columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winner George Will joins Boyd to discuss Conservative Sensibilities in 2021. Will applies his decades of political analysis experiences to the issue of refocusing the Republican party onto the Founder’s vision. With the 2020 elec...
Sam Benson on being young and conservative in 2021   (09:14)1-25-2021
Really, the future of the conservative party belongs to the young. Can the GOP adapt to the rising generations rhetoric of climate change, race relations, immigration, and more?  Deseret News opinion writer Sam Benson joins Boyd to discuss what it means to be young and conservat...
A post-presidency impeachment and an impeding senatorial retirement   (07:49)1-25-2021
Can push for transparency coupled with a post-presidency impeachments and an impending senatorial retirement force better political compromises? Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio announced today he will not run for reelection in 2022, citing the difficulty of breaking through ...
Turning poetry into action: The Hill We Climb   (09:22)1-21-2021
Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb,” read by the poet laureate at Biden’s inauguration stole the show and moved hearts. Boyd revisits the inspirational piece of work with the hopes that listeners will turn poetry into action as they are reminded that, “There is alw...
How will Biden’s flurry of executive orders impact citizens of America and Utah?   (19:29)1-21-2021
With the Biden-Harris administration’s inauguration yesterday, President Joe Biden launches his tenure with a flurry of executive orders. From massive coronavirus relief efforts to an immigration overhaul, there are over a dozen orders for Boyd to dive into today, including som...
Inauguration Day: Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country!   (38:34)1-20-2021
Amid the excitement and celebration of the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris today, Boyd reminds listeners of this important quote by former Secretary of State Daniel Webster. “Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing...
Stephen Studdert takes us inside an inauguration   (09:43)1-19-2021
American political advisor Stephen Studdert joins Boyd to give us a look inside a presidential inauguration. Studdert, a Utah resident, has served several of our nation's presidents including directing the 1989 Presidential inauguration of George Bush, and advisor to the 1981 and...
Representative Brian King on what to expect from the Utah Legislature 2021 session   (08:21)1-19-2021
Today we have our #EyeOnTheHill as Utah’s 2021 Legislature Sessions begins. Running from now until March 5th, the Beehive State lawmakers will tackle issues from tax cuts to balancing emergency powers, often virtually amid the ongoing pandemic. We take a look at what to expect ...
Inaugural Eve 2021   (08:23)1-19-2021
Today is the night before President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, and after an extended and contentious election process, the nation is getting prepared for the new administration. With the usual celebration complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, the repercussions of the Ca...
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's legacy through service, listening, and tangibilitation   (28:04)1-18-2021
The late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's life and legacy are being celebrated today across the nation, and Boyd reminds listeners to honor King's legacy through service, listening, and action. The president of the Salt Lake City NAACP branch, Jeanetta Williams, joins Boyd to d...
The Biden administration gears up as the Trump administration winds down   (10:20)1-18-2021
It is President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration week and his administration is gearing up as the Trump administration is winding down. The Biden administration is promising to attack four overlapping crises right from the start, the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, racial e...
President Russel M. Nelson’s invitations and achievements in his first three years as leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints   (09:36)1-14-2021
Today marks the third anniversary that President Russell M. Nelson was set apart as the president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We take a look at the accomplishments and invitations given in this timeframe. From a transition to a more home-focuse...
Our leaders need to reconnect with who they represent or face a day of reckoning   (09:24)1-14-2021
The year 2020 laid bare a concerning disconnect between elected officials and the American people, and 2021 is shaping up to magnify that chasm. While opposing sides are declaring the “day of reckoning” is coming for the other, Boyd would like to point out that the real day o...
True leaders need to ask this question   (08:40)1-13-2021
True leaders focus on those they lead, not the leader themselves. As we prepare to enter a new presidential administration in a time of political division, economic stress, and civil strife; Boyd calls for America’s leaders to have the courage to ask one simple question, “Wha...
Scott Rasmussen on unifying without malice as Lincoln advised   (09:27)1-13-2021
American pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to discuss the national viewpoint of impeachments, riots, and the future of our nation. Maybe it is time to follow the admonition of Abraham Lincoln and unify with malice toward none; with charity for all. Rasmuss...
Derek Miller on Utah’s economic and policy outlook for 2021   (07:35)1-13-2021
Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber, joins Boyd to report on the findings and hopeful future instore for Utah discussed in yesterday’s 2021 Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit. From Salt Lake legislative priorities to Governor Cox’s keynote speech, wh...
The House debates  the second Trump impeachment   (11:20)1-13-2021
The House is voting on impeaching President Trump for the second time today. The article of impeachment charges includes "incitement of insurrection" for "spreading false statements" about the election, particularly in regard to the Capitol riot on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. L...
Learning from President Jimmy Carter Farewell Address.   (08:00)1-12-2021
With President Trump entering his final week as president of the United States, Boyd is wondering what he will say in his farewell address. Yesterday we listened to portions of President Ronald Reagan’s farewell and today we listen to parts of President Jimmy Carter’s farewel...
Dennis Romboy on the most trusted voice in America?   (09:54)1-12-2021
Deseret News’ Dennis Romboy on Who is the most trusted voice in America? In 1972 it was CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, but who would be that trusted voice of wisdom in our divided nation today? Boyd and Romboy discuss.
Resolutions, rebukes, and a possible impeachment   (17:16)1-12-2021
With the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden in 8 days, and the Capitol protest less than a week behind us, the House is considering invoking the 25th amendment to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time. This morning Trump spoke publicly for the first time addre...
Repercussions: Watching for leadership after the Capitol Protests   (09:50)1-11-2021
Is a historical second impeachment in order for President Trump? With only 9 days until President-elect Biden’s inauguration, Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers are calling for the impeachment on the grounds of ‘incitement of insurrection’ for the Capitol Protest last week. B...
This Day in History: Rediscovering America in Reagan’s farewell speech   (09:52)1-11-2021
This Day In History, President Ronald Reagan gave his farewell address reminding us to continually be “Rediscovering America,” in principle, in practice, and in our homes. His encouragement of returning to ‘common sense” and principled values is something we need to be re...
Would the Do No Harm Act harm religious liberty?   (09:21)1-11-2021
Deseret News national religion reporter Kelsey Dallas joins Boyd to discuss The bill that could change religious freedom as you know it. They ask if the “Do No Harm Act,” could actually harm our right to religious worship. They break down the history of such acts, and how the...
Revisiting Bob Woodward about pardons, corruption, and rediscovering integrity.   (09:48)1-11-2021
Boyd revisits his conversations with Bob Woodward about pardons, corruption, and rediscovering integrity.  What positive lessons can we learn from how past leaders reacted to the misbehavior of their peers when applied to today’s tumult and division in our political landscape?
Chaos at the Capitol: A Critical Conversation   (30:15)1-7-2021
After a night of chaos at The Capital of the United States of America, it is time to have a critical conversation about fighting our division and not each other. Boyd Matheson leads a discussion today about replacing contempt for the other, with compassion for each other. He chal...
The politics of reconciliation   (07:52)1-6-2021
From “A Day of Reckoning” to the idea of reconciliation, Boyd reminds listeners that the purpose of our politics should be based on the ideas of the people, not the zero-sum power of idea. In a recent conversation with Judge Thomas Griffith, Boyd learned the interesting etymo...
Scott Rasmussen on Georgia & joint session voting   (09:54)1-6-2021
Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to add some perspective to the following along with the Breaking News happening in Georgia and the joint session. He expands upon some of his recent articles and how that 2021 innovation will have been sparked by the friction. Rasmussen is an American p...
2020 Election voting, now in 2021!   (21:25)1-6-2021
Today is a historical day as election 2020 voting continues to spill into 2021. With 14 days until the presidential inauguration, Congress meets in a joint session to ratify the contested Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden. Over in Georgia a runoff vote for two ...
Today is a day of reckoning for American politics   (10:43)1-5-2021
The year 2020 laid bare a concerning disconnect between elected officials and the American people. Democrats declared the election was a day of reckoning for Republicans. Republicans, in turn, declared the election was a day of reckoning for Democrats.  The real reckoning will c...
Vaccines should remind us of the value of a life   (08:13)1-5-2021
As the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out across the world it is forcing us to have a  long-overdue conversation about the value of life. The debate over who gets the shot first spans the country with valid points being made on all sides. Governors of states and other thought lea...
Deidre Henderson’s call to inclusion, connection, and respect is exactly what Utah needs   (08:30)1-5-2021
Yesterday the state of Utah got a new Gubernatorial Administration which includes Luitenant Governor Deidre Henderson, who gave a historical and insightful inaugural speech. She called back to the pioneering spirit of our American and Utahn history, where individuals showed “an...
The battle for the Senate rages on in Georgia   (11:20)1-5-2021
Georgia is on our minds today as the battle for the Senate rages in The Peach State. Voters there are heading back to the polls for rollover elections which will determine two seats in their Senate, and thus the majority party in the Senate as a whole. President Trump and Preside...
Utah Gubernatorial Inauguration Day Special   (01:41)1-4-2021
It is a historic day in Utah as we both celebrate the state's 125th birthday and welcome a new Gubernatorial administration. In this "Utah Gubernatorial Inauguration Day Special," Boyd listens live to the ceremony, oath, and celebration as Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox goes fro...
New Year’s Eve with Boyd Matheson, 2020 Hindsight for 2021 Insight   (36:28)12-31-2020
For the past few weeks, Boyd has been exploring what lessons in hindsight from 2020, can we apply as insight to 2021 and beyond? For this New Year’s  Eve special, he concludes that conversation while reflecting on some radio guests and segments from this year.  Boyd reads a p...
Year in Review: Political Hindsight 2020   (37:19)12-30-2020
As the turbulent year of 2020 ticks-away to a close, Boyd takes a look back at the political lessons learned in a year defined by a global pandemic, divisive political elections, civil unrest, and economic insecurity. Boyd is joined by politicians and political analysts to breakd...
Preparing for New Year’s Resolutions - why most don’t stick and how to achieve lasting change   (09:54)12-29-2020
Everyone is looking forward to the new year with the hope that 2021 will be a lot less turbulent than 2020 is. With the start of this clean new year many people make New Year's Resolutions, But not many stick with them past the first few weeks of January. Boyd has some tips for s...
Hindsight 2020 with Boyd’s son Will Matheson   (08:15)12-29-2020
There is a popular saying that states “hindsight is 20/20.” Nowhere is this more true than looking back at the rollercoaster ride that is the year 2020. While there was no way to predict pandemics or civil upheaval, what could we have done as individuals, a nation, a world, t...
“Therefore, What?” Podcast highlight: The Audacity of Abundant Creativity with Daniel Harmon   (08:54)12-29-2020
Daniel Harmon, CCO of the widely successful and playful Harmon Brothers advertising company, recently joined Boyd on his “Therefore, What?” podcast. In the episode, they discussed the audacity of abundant creativity. And how the agency is helping fellow business owners learn ...
The Senate continues to fight at a snail’s pace   (08:18)12-29-2020
There is no holiday cheer in the Senate right now even as they continue to debate in a usually off week. Arguments continue over Trump’s veto of the defense bill, the fate of the next round of coronavirus relief checks, and opposite parties’ block attempts to speed up the Sen...
2020 turned out to be about resilience and humility   (08:28)12-28-2020
The old adage, “hindsight is 20/20” should be applied as we attempt to gain some hindsight from the year 2020. Boyd declares his own lessons learned in 2020 which revolve around the power of resilience and the importance of humility.
Hindsight 2020 with former Utah Senate Democratic Leader Scott Howell   (09:12)12-28-2020
There is a popular saying that states “hindsight is 20/20.” Nowhere is this more true than looking back at the rollercoaster ride that is the year 2020. While there was no way to predict pandemics or civil upheaval, what could we have done as individuals, a nation, a world, t...
The story behind Trump's pardon of a Utah man who served 13-years in prison for marijuana   (09:17)12-28-2020
As part of President Trump’s rounds of end-term pardons, one Utah man who served 13-years in prison for a marijuana charge has been pardoned of the unjust sentence with the help of Senator Mike Lee. Boyd gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the story, how the incarceration led ...
COVID relief or a congressional congestion headache?   (09:26)12-28-2020
Late yesterday President Trump signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief package, narrowly averting a government shutdown. The long-sought and often-bickered bill highlight the headache-inducing issues of snail-paced politics and closed-door lobbying. All this happens in the lim...
Christmas Eve with Boyd Matheson, a special celebration of the "Season of Belief"   (41:32)12-24-2020
Boyd Matheson is happy to be invited into his listener’s home for a celebration of belief, on Christmas Eve. The holiday season offers invitations of faith, hope, compassion, and love for numerous denominations around the world. Today Boyd explores the gifts of compassion and b...
Facing facts through the lens of the “Storytellers Creed”   (09:16)12-22-2020
Facts are wonderful, but they shouldn't stop you from trying to make a difference. Many things we love in real-life look like absolute failures on paper, from the flight of a bumblebee to the quick development of multiple coronavirus vaccines. We must remember to face facts throu...
Hindsight 2020 with KSL Newsradio’s Lee Lonsberry   (07:10)12-22-2020
There is a popular saying that states “hindsight is 20/20.” Nowhere is this more true than looking back at the rollercoaster ride that is the year 2020. While there was no way to predict pandemics or civil upheaval, what could we have done as individuals, a nation, a world, t...
Will the next generation of leaders catch up to American society?   (08:04)12-22-2020
Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to ask if the next generation of leaders will catch up to American society? As we embark on a presidential transition of significantly different politics and ideals, will President-Elect Biden become a beloved historical figure in the likes of Reagan an...
Congress has finally passed a COVID relief Bill, but what was tacked onto it?   (07:50)12-22-2020
The latest iteration of a coronavirus relief bill sped through the House and Senate yesterday, and is now in the hands of President Trump. After months of debate, Republicans and Democrats came together to pass a behemoth of a bill, a $900 billion pandemic relief package and a ta...
Voters Say those on the other side ‘don’t get’ them; Here’s what THEY need to know about Boyd   (07:56)12-21-2020
A new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that Voters Say Those on the Other Side ‘Don’t Get’ Them. While a path towards unity is wanted on both sides of the aisle, there is much to learn about “the other” among us. Boyd decides to start the conversation rol...
Hindsight 2020 with Deseret News Editor Doug Wilks   (07:36)12-21-2020
There is a popular saying that states “hindsight is 20/20.” Nowhere is this more true than looking back at the rollercoaster ride that is the year 2020. While there was no way to predict pandemics or civil upheaval, what could we have done as individuals, a nation, a world, t...
Continue cultivating resilience with the Relentlessly Resilient hosts Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf   (11:40)12-21-2020
Relentlessly Resilient podcast hosts, military widows Jennie Taylor and Michelle Scharf, have learned a lot about resilience and share tips with their listeners on moving forward while acknowledging the past in their new podcast. They join Boyd today for an update on their new po...
COVID relief packages and vaccinations   (08:05)12-21-2020
After months of arguing, election pandering, and closed-door bickering, congressional leaders have finally agreed on another coronavirus relief package, which includes government funding. While the COVID relief package dragged on for months, the COVID vaccine was created by Pfize...
The "Therefore, What?" question with Gov. Herbert   (08:29)12-17-2020
Governor  Gary Herbert joins Boyd ahead of the Governor’s last episode of Let Me Speak to the Governor. In his tenure as the nation’s longest-serving governor, having taken office in 2009, he has helped develop Utah’s economy, raise our standard of education, and helped se...
The debate on college athletic pay hits the high courts   (09:07)12-17-2020
The closed-door dilemma continues as the battle over COVID relief and stimulus plans continues behind closed doors. Prospects are dim that any kind of compromise will be made before the shutdown deadline tomorrow. Once again Boyd asks for lawmakers and politicians to stop hiding ...
The closed-door dilemma continues   (08:55)12-17-2020
The closed-door dilemma continues as the battle over COVID relief and stimulus plans continues behind closed doors. Prospects are dim that any kind of compromise will be made before the shutdown deadline tomorrow. Once again Boyd asks for lawmakers and politicians to stop hiding...
The Boston Tea Party: From Boston to Philadelphia to Salt Lake City   (07:04)12-16-2020
On this day in history in 1773, a group of colonists boarded British ships in a pivotal protest that lead to the American Revolution. This Boston Tea Party not only declared what these colonists were against but what were they for. Today's lawmakers and politicians can learn a le...
Therefore, What?: The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins on writing about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a journalist and a member   (20:45)12-16-2020
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has often been described as a very American religion, and The Atlantic staff writer McKay Coppins’ new article out today claims that it isn't just that, it is “The Most American Religion.” Mckay joined Boyd on his “Therefore...
The search for a positive influence   (09:22)12-16-2020
As we look to Washington DC, we are not seeing the right influence, we see far too much division, in-fighting, and unprincipled practices. It continues to put us in spaces and places that are not good for the nation. But Boyd sees hope on the horizon as leaders start to get thing...
Holly Richardson on her new role for Utah Policy Daily   (07:38)12-15-2020
Utah Policy Daily. Has a brand new editor!  Editor Holly Richardson joins Boyd to talk about her vision for the daily news site and the unique experiences that have led to this position.
Celebrating Bill of Rights Day   (09:41)12-15-2020
On this day in history in 1791, the Bill of Rights was finally ratified. So, today we are celebrating and learning about The Bill of RIghts!
James Wallner on how elections won't fix our broken legislatures   (09:49)12-15-2020
R-Street’s James Wallner joins Boyd to how winning elections won't fix our broken legislature and overcoming congressional gridlock requires a real and lasting transformation of electoral politics and citizenship participation.
What about a transition to stronger leadership?   (09:29)12-15-2020
Yesterday, The Electoral College officially voted for President-Elect Joe Biden who promised a historical "turn-of-page" to a more unified and stable country. But in a nation divided by differences and plunged into turmoil amid a pandemic, will we truly have stronger leadership i...
Be a Light Kindler   (07:44)12-14-2020
In a year of metaphorical darkness, Boyd reminds his listeners to be a “Light Kindler” unto others. The 2020 Holiday Season has been marred by the dark reality of the coronavirus pandemic, but it is still easy to “let your light so shine” this winter season.” Christian,...
Former Mali Ambassador Samaké on empowering Mali and the world   (09:32)12-14-2020
Former Mali’s ambassador, current Field Expert for Empower Mali, and BYU graduate Niankoro Yeah Samaké, joins Boyd for an international look at health, education, and basic rights advocacy. Because when we lift our fellow man, we are really lifting ourselves.
Reverend Theresa Dear on her letter to 2020   (09:26)12-14-2020
Reverend Theresa Dear, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Board of Directors member and motivating thought-leader joins Boyd to expand on her Deseret News piece, Dear 2020: You showed us who was boss, but also gave us humanity and compassi...
Vaccine & Electoral Voting Day   (10:16)12-14-2020
Today is a day of hope, change, and for many relief. Today the Electoral College will officially cast its votes to make Biden, President-Elect. The biggest vaccination campaign in the US kicks off today as COVID-19 vaccinations are delivered and administered across the nation, ma...
Hanukkah shines a light in the dark world of 2020 with Rabbi Zippel   (17:02)12-10-2020
A little bit of light can dispel a lot of darkness, and for the next eight nights, worldwide Jewish people will light their menorahs to celebrate their religion, history and culture, and more important their hope for a better future. Hanukkah or Chanukah is a Jewish festival comm...
Mike Lee on the power of Social Capital   (08:36)12-10-2020
Senator Mike Lee joins Boyd to discuss the power of Social Capital. Senator Lee was part of a panel discussing restoring neighborhoods and social institutions by strengthening families, and thus American civic life. Jennifer Graham of the Deseret News added her two-cents in her a...
A vaccine for hope: Regaining confidence in America’s political process   (09:45)12-10-2020
COVID vaccine hope is on the horizon as the FDA and other experts convene to approve the Pfizer vaccine for US usage. But as the vaccine is moving forward, coronavirus relief stimulus packages are delayed once again in congress. Will a second stimulus package ever be passed befor...
Week two of #ForgivingWednesday   (07:39)12-9-2020
At this time last week, Boyd proposed the idea that the Wednesday after Thanksgiving should be #ForgivingWednesday. Boyd continued the concept with his opinion piece at the Deseret News and on the radio show as people are sharing their stories of how forgiving others is improving...
Therefore, What?: Room Here founders on improving mental fitness in the workplace   (09:27)12-9-2020
One business is determined to take the “Mental Illness” conversation and turn it into “Mental Fitness.” Room Here is a nonprofit organization focused on mental fitness and healthier minds at work. Cofounders Trent Mano and Rachel Merrill, joined Boyd on his “Therefore, ...
Scott Rasmussen on transitional administrations and transitional history   (06:56)12-9-2020
National pollster Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to discuss Biden, Trump, and Ronald Reagan. Political history points to Biden’s presidency paving the way to another Reagan type administration, Rasmussen explains why.  Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entr...
Bring the Congressional COVID relief fight to the floor   (08:43)12-9-2020
As congress fights behind closed doors on what COVID relief packages should be passed, and the White House counters with its latest offer, maybe it's time to take a look at the historical rampage another virus has taken throughout human civilization and how scientific breakthroug...
Proclamation of forgiveness and amnesty   (08:07)12-8-2020
2021 has been a tumultuous year of divisive politics and civil upheaval, framed in the midst of a dangerous and deadly worldwide pandemic. Now, as the year wanes and COVID relief is on the horizon, we should take a cue from the great President Lincoln on the reunification of our ...
James Wallner on Congress’s chronic issues   (09:46)12-8-2020
R-Street’s James Wallner joins Boyd to breakdown the chronic issues that impact Congress, and thus every American citizen. From presidential transitions to The National Defense Authorization Act, and COVID relief to continuing resolutions, there are a plethora of political poin...
The Family Place presents: “I Am Still Here” suicide prevention series   (08:11)12-8-2020
Dr. Sheryl Goodey, Executive Director of The Family Place introduces Boyd to a series of videos that invite individuals struggling with mental fitness and suicidal thoughts to pledge to “Still Be Here.” The series features ten Utahns who share their stories on being impacted ...
RIP Chuck Yeager who inspired dreamers and explorers   (09:13)12-8-2020
There is a very human need to continually push boundaries, to dream, take risks, and explore. Yesterday, we lost a man who captured that mindset in a unique way. Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, passed away at 97-years of age after a lifetime of lifting our...
79-years after the day of ‘Infamy”: Honoring and learning from Pearl Harbor   (23:48)12-7-2020
Today is Pearl Harbor Day a day of remembrance for the lives lost 79-years ago when a surprise attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii thrust the United States into World War II. We celebrate our veterans today by flying our flags at half-staff and talking wars' less...
December decisions and devotion   (10:40)12-7-2020
December decisions by politicians are needed as we face down a possible government shutdown and running out of covid economic relief. Meanwhile, Church leaders are asking that followers show their devotion to Christ this holiday season by continuing to focus and celebrate the Chr...
How about #ForgivingWednesday?   (07:21)12-2-2020
Friday was #BlackFriday, yesterday was #GivingTuesday, Boyd is proposing a new movement for today, the Wednesday after Thanksgiving should be...#ForgivingWednesday. Utah is often recognized as one of the most giving states, but how are we doing in the “forgiving” department? ...
Pledging to improve the mental health conversation in the workplace   (09:11)12-2-2020
Mental health in the workplace is now more important than ever because of the repercussions of the COVID pandemic, and today several Utah venture capital firms are taking a pledge to promote the mental fitness conversation. The pledge is facilitated through the Utah nonprofit Roo...
Scott Rasmussen on learning the language of the American Voter   (09:28)12-2-2020
National pollster Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to expand on lessons he and other pollsters have learned throughout the 2020 Election Season. Particularly, the need to learn the language of the American Voter, not just the language of the politicians. Rasmussen is an American politi...
Economic transitions and stimulus bills   (08:58)12-2-2020
The state of our nation's economic troubles is on the minds of many of our leaders from President-elect Joe Biden who is named his economics team yesterday, to a bipartisan group of Senators which includes Utah’s own Mitt Romney who are proposing a $908B emergency COVID-19 reli...
How are you going to respond: The sport of resilience   (07:25)12-1-2020
The BYU men's basketball team is gearing up for its first game away from Provo in this unprecedented season, today against USC Trojans. While sports seasons have been hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic, they have also been a great example of the resilience and adaptability ...
Behind the movement: Aaron Sherinian on #GivingTuesday   (09:45)12-1-2020
One of the people behind the #GivingTuesday movement, and BYU Alum, Aaron Sherinian joins Boyd to discuss the creation and need behind the movement. In a year ravaged by the societal and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Boyd asks what we can do on a local front to #Se...
Of Shutdowns, lockdowns, and rebounds and 2020 words that resound   (09:50)11-30-2020
We are 11 days from a government shutdown with no relief to Americans in sight. Many citizens are troubled with a myriad of complex issues related to the coronavirus pandemic; from health and financial concerns and the overwhelming weariness of the 24-hour news cycle. But Boyd re...
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Don’t forget the opioid epidemic   (08:22)11-30-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look inside the newsroom as he discusses the other crisis we are currently not talking about, the opioid epidemic. While the world is rightfully focused on the current coronavirus pandemic, we can’t lose sight on the ongoing ba...
Mayor Jenny Wilson on fiscal responsibility amid a pandemic   (07:53)11-30-2020
While many counties across the country are struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic, Salt Lake County is one of the few governments to showcase financial responsibility, with a Triple-A bond rating to show for it. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson joins Boyd to disc...
Transitions and shutdowns are looming   (10:14)11-30-2020
We are entering the final month of the dreaded 2020 year and many are eager to transition to a better 2021. President-elect Joe Biden is preparing the transition to his administration as he announces his staff and team members. People are finding hope in multiple coronavirus vacc...
Thanksgiving: The courage to face the healing power of gratitude   (09:40)11-26-2020
Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate gratitude. Properly applied, gratitude isn’t a set of behaviors as much as it is a way of living and being; ingratitude is the most popular sin of humanity but gratitude makes gifts come true. President Russell M. Nelson, leader of The Church ...
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on the hope of faith amid trials   (17:23)11-26-2020
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has a message of hope this Thanksgiving Day. He joins Boyd to talk about the lesson of service, faith, gratitude, and freedom of worship he has learned ami...
A Tabernacle Choir Christmas Update   (09:58)11-26-2020
For audiences around the world, The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Christmas special have been an annual way of celebrating the season. While an abundance of precautions has canceled the live concerts this year, there are some wonderful ways to continue to bl...
Happy First Birthday, Inside Sources!   (35:48)11-25-2020
Boyd has officially been back on the air in this time slot for over a year, and in that time, he has explored a lot of topics on Inside Sources. Topics regarding diversity, principled politics, and the ever urgent search for truth. One of our favorite guests, Counselor Jenny Howe...
Transition purgatory   (06:25)11-24-2020
In another 2020 trauma, the 2020 election season is continuing to crawl along long past November elections. Boyd breaks down our current state of transition purgatory including President-elect Biden’s recent announcements for his cabinet and administration team.
Artza Box: A subscription journey through the Holy Land   (10:32)11-24-2020
With travel restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, a company has a new way for you to experience the Holy Land in your own home. Itai Schimmel, founder of Artza Box joins Boyd to discuss their unique quarterly subscription box that helps receivers journey to the Holy Land wh...
Salt Lake & Saints' leaders say stay safe this Thanksgiving   (18:30)11-24-2020
Recently, Latter-day Saint leaders and the Salt Lake Mayor joined Boyd to discuss plans to keep families safe this holiday season. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, The Church’s General Relief Society President Jean B. Bingham, and Utah Area President Craig C. Christensen d...
#GiveThanks: Healing with gratitude   (08:05)11-23-2020
Many people are honestly questioning what to be grateful for amid the worldwide pandemic and economic upheaval of 2020, but Boyd points out how we can begin to heal with gratitude. President Russell M. Nelson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invited and ...
The Gettysburg Address: Battle against weariness   (07:01)11-19-2020
On this day in history in 1863, one of the most memorable and inspiring talks in our nation's history was given to dedicate the grounds of the most bloody battle fought in the American Civil War as a military cemetery. President Abraham Lincoln stood in the battlefield of Gettysb...
Senator Mike Lee on improving Utah's Foster Care System   (09:53)11-19-2020
Recently, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson has signed a proclamation declaring November as Adoption Awareness Month in the county and she is not the only one working to give more Utah children a stable family. Senator Mike Lee joins Boyd to discuss efforts to improve the Utah ...
Lessons on criminal justice reform from former felons and The Other Side Academy   (08:29)11-19-2020
The Other Side Academy program provides vocational and life-skill training for persistent offenders, addicts, and the homeless. The program is saving lives, changing hearts, and making a difference for the community as a whole through 200% accountability. Program staffer Robert D...
Finding hope as we fight the virus   (09:10)11-19-2020
The battle against COVID is continuing to rage, but it is not the time to give in to the weariness of that war. Boyd trudges through the plethora of coronavirus news to find the messages of hope buried in the battlefield. From an overall mortality rate on the decline due to bette...
What makes a good staffer?   (08:54)11-18-2020
President-elect Joe Biden is making announcements of who will be on his administration's staff, but what makes a good staffer? KSL Newsradio’s own Lee Lonsberry, and former staffer himself to Congressman Rob Bishop, joins Boyd for an inside look at being on the staff of a polit...
For the love of Mickey Mouse   (08:30)11-18-2020
Happy birthday to the biggest little hero around! Mickey and Minnie Mouse turned 92-years-young today. From his start in Steamboat Willie which premiered on this day in 1928 to his worldwide fame today, Mickey has captured the love of generations of fans. But why do we love this ...
Representative John Curtis on helping the individual overcome addiction   (08:53)11-18-2020
Congressman John Curtis joins Boyd to discuss his bipartisan legislation that will help individuals overcome additions. This important bill will help thousands of individuals struggling in the United States with the adverse realities of addiction by allowing a practitioner to mor...
Streaks of service: If we wait for perfection, the work will never get done   (08:37)11-18-2020
A COVID diagnosis put an end to the 27-year Senate voting streak of Senator Chuck Grassley, 87, of Iowa, but he is determined to get back to serving others as soon as possible. Sen. Grassley had learned a lesson that sports legends John Stockton and Cal Ripken Jr. had learned bef...
Limiting our limits: The 1% Better Challenge   (08:23)11-17-2020
When you limit your limits, your potential knows no bounds. This is a lesson Chris Nikic, a 21-year-old athlete with Down Syndrome has learned over the past few years. Last week, he made history as the first person with Down Syndrome to complete and an Ironman Triathlon. He state...
Jason Perry on learning from the 2020 Elections   (09:01)11-17-2020
Jason Perry, Vice President for Government Relations and Director for The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics joins to recap lessons learned from the 2020 election season. Utah blazed the path in many political ways this year, from virtual primaries to established...
Revisiting lessons from ‘Leadership in Turbulent Times”   (08:45)11-17-2020
We are smack dab in the middle of one of the most turbulent times in modern history, and have just called a whole new batch of leaders to guide our path. What lessons from our nation's historical past can these leaders build upon? Boyd revisits the book ‘Leadership In Turbulent...
Closing out Election Season   (08:45)11-17-2020
Some close elections have finally been called in Utah, essentially closing the 2020 Election Season. Republican Burgess Owens wrestled the fourth Congressional District seat away from Democrat Ben McAdams, and another Republican challenger, Laurie Stringham wins Salt Lake County ...
Bouncing forward from 2020   (08:59)11-16-2020
America’s future will not be found by dwelling on our past, but by looking and “bouncing” forward. Boyd expands on this concept citing the NAACP and the resilience of Detroit City as an example. Because hope and better things truly do rise from the ashes. We as Americans ca...
Tim Hughes on the passing of Bill Marcroft and the view from the booth   (08:10)11-16-2020
KSL Newsradio’s Tim Hughes joins Boyd to lament the passing of the voice of the Utes, Bill Marcrft this weekend. He also expands on why sports are important to us, even now amid the COVID pandemic. And his unique “view from the booth,” over the years.
Religious restrictions and tolerance are both on the rise   (09:16)11-16-2020
Deseret News reporter Mya Jaradat joins Boyd to breakdown new findings by Pew Research on the rise of global religious restrictions. But there is also good news along with the study, while restrictions are high, social hostilities have decreased. We are in an unprecedented time w...
Facing the future with Resilience   (08:50)11-16-2020
As we near the end of this turbulent year, our resilience is paying off as we start to see some hope on the horizon. The elections of 2020 are settling down into our collective rearview mirror and political plans are being marked on the road ahead. We now have not one, but two, p...
Celebrating 150 years of the Young Women program   (14:53)11-12-2020
President Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joins Boyd to celebrate the 150 year legacy of this branch of The Church. She expands upon an invitation to service she offered the youth and previews a special virtual e...
Starting with Plan Z   (08:18)11-12-2020
It seems that plans always fall through. We move from Plan A to Plan B, and sometimes it falls all the way out to Plan Z. But being adaptable and flexible while continuing to act with confidence in the midst of insecurity is the key to continuing forward. This volatile 2020 year ...
Veterans Day Special 2020: Utah's Relentlessly Resilient veterans   (22:15)11-11-2020
Today is Veterans Day, a day where we celebrate and thank our military members who are serving and have served our great nation. This year, as many celebratory events have been canceled or moved into a virtual space, there are still many ways to show appreciation for our military...
Former Senator Jeff Flake on principles that unite the nation   (11:43)11-11-2020
Boyd Matheson is joined by Former Senator Jeff Flake to discuss his upcoming free virtual webinar on the principles that unite the nation with BYU’s Wheatley Institution. In the wake of a tumultuous election year, how resilient are America’s core institutions? And what can we...
Our new generational task: Bridge Division   (09:14)11-10-2020
On this day in history in 2001, President George W. Bush addressed the United Nations giving their generation the task to fight against fear and terrorism. As we come to the end of this historically hectic year, it is time to create a new generational task. A task to fight our mo...
The pandemic and child welfare practices   (07:26)11-10-2020
There are many aspects of life that have been upended during the COVID pandemic, and the smallest among us are impacted in a way that is difficult for them, and us, to understand. Deseret News reporter Lois Collins joins Boyd to discuss how child welfare practices have changed du...
Runoffs and recounts   (06:24)11-10-2020
The elections of 2020 continue as runoffs and recounts are being called for. In Georgia runoff elections will decide Senate control, but not until January 5, 2021. While President Trump is calling for recounts and fighting against the projected results of the 2020 election in cou...
Scott Rasmussen: Confessions of a pollster   (11:42)11-10-2020
Today we hear some confessions of a pollster from national pollster Scott Rasmussen himself. Instead of polls focusing on predicting elections, they should focus on what Americans are feeling about the elections. Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrepren...
North Ogden’s example of “Standing as One”   (08:27)11-9-2020
Often in the rough-and-tumble of American politics, we forget what we are really fighting for as we are distracted by divisive rhetoric. But, if we look for it, we can find hope in the ordinary and extraordinary work of our neighbors, friends, and family. Last week in North Ogden...
Remember Rabbi Sacks by coming together   (09:06)11-9-2020
Distinguished religious leader Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks who has joined Boyd before on this program, passed away this weekend after a short battle with cancer. As a religious scholar, he called for society to come together and create a cultural climate of change which he expanded...
Scott Howell on helping the homeless now and in the future   (08:00)11-9-2020
Former Senate Democratic Leader Scott Howell and member of the Pioneer Park Coalition joins Boyd to breakdown the elections and how our pandemic world is affecting some of the most marginalized populations, our homeless. Tonight, Executive Director of the United States Interagenc...
Projected President’s and mask mandates   (10:58)11-9-2020
The Elections of 2020 is creeping closer to the final finish line, most races are called with winners rejoicing and some losers calling for recounts. At this point in time, it appears the former Vice President Joe Biden is our projected President, meaning for the first time in US...
Election Thursday: The count continues   (09:40)11-5-2020
Election Day moves into Thursday as votes continue to be counted in many elections. The highly contested Presidential race holds the world's attention as key states’ electoral votes are still not determined and we hold our collective breath as we wait to see who will live in th...
Boyd's Post-election State of the Union   (07:18)11-5-2020
We have started the arduous task of placing the electrons behind us. While some elections are yet to be called and many people are rejoicing, or lamenting, changes to our lives because of it, politics and the world must go on. So, Boyd revisits one of his favorite mental exercise...
Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt  has advice on Gubernatorial transitioning   (10:09)11-5-2020
Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt has some advice for the current Governor-Elect Spencer Cox as he plans to take on the role next January. While Cox has a large background of experiences serving Utah as the Lieutenant Governor, Leavitt knows how difficult the transition can be, w...
Help your neighbor with Utah Refugee Connection’s virtual holiday drive   (09:57)11-5-2020
Believe it or not, the holidays are creeping upon us, and with all the upheaval of 2020, there are many marginalized communities that need an extra hand of help this season. With this in mind, The Utah Refugee Connection just launched their holiday collection drive, which is goin...
We the people mandate change   (08:31)11-4-2020
The first Wednesday of November is here and while we don’t have a call on many elections Boyd wants his listeners to remember that “We the people” are the ones who mandate change. As citizens and voters in the United States, we need to continue to mandate for freedom, princ...
Morgan Lyon Cotti on understanding elections   (08:25)11-4-2020
The Associate Director of The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, Morgan Lyon Cotti, helps dissect election turnover and turn out. With a historic amount of voters turning out statewide and nationally, will this reflect the true diversity of voices in America?
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Covering Contentious Elections   (08:34)11-4-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look Inside the Newsroom as he covers the contentions and result calculations surrounding Election Day 2020.
Who represents us now?   (10:31)11-4-2020
After a tumultuous 2020 election season and a record turnout of voters, who will our president be in 2021? Closer to home most Utah races are close enough to call, besides the tight and contentious Congressional Fourth District race. Boyd watches for the latest breaking voter cou...
The first November Wednesday matters more   (09:04)11-3-2020
While the nation is preoccupied with the first Tuesday in Novembers as it is Election Day, Boyd believes that it is {the first November Wednesday that truly matters more}. Because after all the polls close, after the votes are counted, and race winners declared, we still need to ...
Inside Sources Election Day 2020 Special   (27:48)11-3-2020
One of the most divisive and contentious election seasons in the history of the United States is finally coming to fruition on Election Day today. From the mudslinging presidential campaign, to the Utah gubernatorial campaign that exemplifies unity despite differences, there has ...
Standing as one: Praying for the pilot   (08:49)11-2-2020
In a letter printed in The Quad City Times, of Davenport, Iowa in 2017, the writer made a poignant point on supporting the pilot of the plane you're on, or in our nation's case, supporting whatever president the voters elect. We need to stand as one. To pray for our president and...
The Election Eve sprint   (08:41)11-2-2020
It is Election Eve and while candidates are sprinting to the campaign finish line and voters are driving to the ballot drop off locations, Boyd is here to remind people what is truly important this election season, making your voice heard by voting for political courage.
Jennie Taylor on celebrating Veterans Week with Follow the Flag   (09:48)11-2-2020
Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day, and Follow the Flag and North Odgen have come together to celebrate our nation's veterans with a flag display called The Field of Honor, which will proudly fly in front of the Pleasant View City offices until the twelfth. Yesterday Boyd M...
Scott Rasmussen on the final polls before the polls   (10:34)11-2-2020
Pollster Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd on this Election Eve to dissect the final polls before Election Day. In an election year ravaged by a pandemic, widening political division, and economic upheaval, who will American’s choose to lead the nation toward a better future? Rasmusse...
The Case for Political Courage   (09:12)10-29-2020
In a time of political correctness, too many of our leaders follow the route that leads to more political support rather than standing for what is right. We need leaders like the great President Abraham Lincoln, who are willing to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be...
With 5 days to go before the election, what do you need to know?   (08:23)10-29-2020
With Five days to go before Election Day many have turned in their ballots, but for the rest of our listeners who have not, Boyd is breaking down what you need to know before you mail-in or drop off your envelope. Presidents and politicians alike are pandering to the crowds and r...
Who is responsible for truth?   (07:40)10-28-2020
Boyd Matheson has been dedicated to dividing the rage from the reason on this radio show, which is even more necessary as we are engrossed in this election season. But in the age of “fake news” accusations, confirmation bias, and mudslinging politics, Boyd also asks, “Who i...
President Dallin H. Oaks continues his call to root out racism   (11:25)10-28-2020
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered a BYU devotional yesterday expanding on his Fall 2020 General Conference talk calling to “root out racism.” So, as civic, social, political, and spi...
Jon Huntsman Jr.: COVID is not a political pathogen and must be tackled with patience   (08:34)10-28-2020
Jon Huntsman Jr. joins Boyd to discuss the need for patience, love, and charity as we work together to get through the current pandemic. Because after all, it’s only we, the people, who can defeat COVID-19. Remember, the virus came from nature and should be rooted out as such a...
An invitation to continue pioneering with Deseret News   (09:19)10-27-2020
Yesterday the Deseret News editorial board announced changes to the 170-year-old paper as they continue their journey of innovating in the news industry. They invite their audience to continue engaging in their pioneering legacy and principles and commit to making the world bette...
Therefore, What?: Gilbert Clark on the transformative power of education at BYU-Pathway Worldwide   (08:21)10-27-2020
Clark Gilbert, President of BYU–Pathway Worldwide joined Boyd on this “Therefore, What?” podcast to discuss the transformative power of education. With their unique program, BYU-Pathway is growing at a rapid pace giving education opportunities for non-traditional and low-in...
Author Stephen Wunderli on teaching children about loss   (09:55)10-27-2020
Stephen Wunderli is the author of several books for children, including a new book to help address grief called “Dear Moon.” This timely, imaginative, and richly illustrated book tactfully addresses illness, loss, and grief in a compassionate way that children can understand....
Politics without fear or favor   (08:32)10-27-2020
Last night with Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s swearing-in ceremony by President Trump on the South Lawn of the White House, she confirmed her oath stating, “I will do my job without fear or favor.” In a partisan and politically pandering world, it will be refreshing to see if...
Ok America, its time to disagree better   (08:24)10-26-2020
As we gear up for the final days of the 2020 election cycle, it is time to break the negative campaign cycle. While we may have different opinions, maybe it is time we learn to disagree better.
Carole Mikita on "The Chosen" production in Utah   (08:56)10-26-2020
KSLtv reporter Carole Mikita aired a special on Sunday about how the runaway religious hit series “The Chosen” has come to Utah for the filming and production of Season 2. The independent online series has developed a devoted following from near and far, and for many Utahns m...
Bracing for the SCOTUS Senate vote   (08:39)10-26-2020
We have one week until elections and everything seems to be politicalized more than usual because of it. Today the senate is voting to confirm Trump's Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Utah Senator Mitt Romney is one of the many conservatives supporting the nomination. Bo...
Scott Rasmussen on critical election opinions   (09:17)10-26-2020
Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to discuss some backlash over his recent opinion piece, “No, our democracy and freedom are not on the line this election.” In the article, he gave his opinion on the lesser-importance of elected officials, and some people did not agree. Being a poll...
In search of something better   (05:43)10-22-2020
We live in a noisy world with a floundering political class and climate. In Search of something better is the chance to explore powerful ideas and empowering principles that can elevate our public dialogue around community-driven solutions while engaging citizens in new and meani...
The Other Side Academy at five-years   (10:59)10-22-2020
Joseph Grenny, author and chairman of The Other Side Academy joins Boyd to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the program that provides vocational and life-skill training for persistent offenders, addicts, and the homeless. The program is saving lives, changing hearts, and making a...
Therefore, What?: Court Mann on the legacy of Mr. Rogers’ letters   (08:32)10-22-2020
It truly is a beautiful day in the neighborhood when Boyd gets to talk about Mr. Rogers. Everyone’s favorite neighbor has been an example of kindness, listening, and learning for generations of people. Recently Deseret News’ Court Mann joined Boyd on his “Therefore, What?...
A search for civility in debates and votes   (08:57)10-22-2020
The ever-present and ever-looming presidential election is less than two weeks away, and the nation is on edge as it deals with the politics of politics. The state of Utah is leading the call for more civility in political discourse, but will the nation follow? This morning with ...
Jason Perry on Your Voice Your Vote 2020   (24:24)10-21-2020
Jason Perry, Vice President for Government Relations and Director for The University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and his Associate Director Morgan Lyon Cotti, lends their considerable political knowledge to guest host Inside Sources today. They are joined by the Utah...
Yuval Levin on “A Time To Build” with BYU’s Wheatley Institution   (10:51)10-21-2020
Boyd Matheson is joined by Dr. Yuval Levin to discuss his upcoming free virtual workshop, “A Time to Build,” with BYU’s Wheatley Institution. Dr. Levin is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the founder and c...
Civility is always in season, even political seasons   (06:37)10-20-2020
Boyd reminds listeners that civility is always in season, even in political seasons. He builds on George Washington's rules of civility, and how they are still applicable today.
Leadership lessons from Richard Ness President of the Council of Foreign Relations   (08:29)10-20-2020
Richard Haass, President of the Council of Foreign Relations will give the keynote address at the upcoming Utah Economic and Energy Summit on Oct. 26th. Last week he joined World Trade Center Utah’s Miles Hansen for a preview of the event and to provide his advice and opinions ...
The fight over relief packages   (09:30)10-20-2020
It’s two weeks until Election Day and as both sides are arguing for your political vote, political progress is stalling on issues like a new stimulus pandemic relief package and the SCOTUS hearings. Political pandering and jabbing have increased amid the covid pandemic, but Boy...
The Gubernatorial Candidates unite to promote civility   (12:10)10-20-2020
Competing Gubernatorial candidates, Republican Lt Governor Spencer Cox, and Democratic Chris Peterson, have come together in a joint public service announcement calling for political civility as the 2020 Election Day draws near. Both candidates join Boyd to discuss a peaceful tr...
Why we vote?   (08:33)10-19-2020
Boyd reminds his listeners to not be jaded by the political process, but to be a participant who makes the process better by; voting for political courage this election, protecting the true “heart of America,” and being an educated voter. Truly, understanding “why we vote?...
Miles Hansen on discussing the issues with the President of the Council of Foreign Relations   (16:47)10-19-2020
Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, joins Boyd to breakdown a virtual conversation he had with Richard Haass, President of the Council of Foreign Relations, ahead of his keynote address for the Utah Economic and Energy Summit on Oct. 26th. From economic an...
Scott Rasmussen on a new poll on Utah’s Congressional District Four race   (09:46)10-19-2020
Pollster Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to dissect new findings on the much contented Utah Congressional District Four race. What can we extrapolate from this new poll from the Deseret News and Hinckley Institute of Politics? Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media ...
Elder David A. Bednar reflecting on the essential nature of religion amid COVID-19 from G20 Interfaith Forum   (19:08)10-15-2020
Yesterday  Elder David A. Bednar, Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the G20 Interfaith Forum on the importance of respecting faith in our global coronavirus response. Bednar joins Boyd to expand on this talk and a similar talk at BYU in June. ...
Day 4 of the Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings   (09:10)10-15-2020
The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett continue into the fourth day today. The Senate Judiciary set an Oct. 22nd vote on Barrett nomination after rejecting the Democrats call for a delay. For the final day of the hearings, outside witnesses wi...
The wisdom and wit of Winnie the Pooh   (08:50)10-14-2020
This day in History: An insightful silly-old-bear made his literary debut. The first collection of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh was published on October 14th, 1926 by author A.A. Milne, inspired by the vivid imagination of his son Christopher Robin Milne. The beloved Pooh Bear h...
Bednar at the G20 Interfaith Forum   (08:38)10-14-2020
Today Elder David A. Bednar, Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke at the G20 Interfaith Forum. The annual forum is a platform where diverse faith leaders and actors can collaborate on the global framework of faith. Elder Bednar spoke in this year’s ...
Day 3 of the Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings   (09:53)10-14-2020
Today is the third day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, this will be Barrett’s last day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. A lot has been said about Judge Barrett’s conservative views, faith, and even her life ...
Revisiting a crucial conversation with Joseph Grenny   (07:55)10-13-2020
Joseph Grenny, author and chairman of The Other Side Academy recently shared some vital advice on having peaceful political conversations. As we get closer to election day, Boyd reminds listeners of the importance of political civility in our interactions with others.
The state of The Court   (09:54)10-13-2020
As the confirmation hearings continue for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Boyd asks about the state of The Court. He points out that a Supreme Court judge's responsibility is to judge, not legislate. That it is congress's responsibility to legislate. If we keep this in mind we could be ...
Doug Wilks on the moderator’s impression   (08:28)10-13-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News and moderator at last night's Fourth Congressional District Debate joins Boyd to discuss his impressions from the debate. Together they deep dive into the takeaways from the debate and ask if it changed anyone's opinion.
Day 2 of the Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings   (09:47)10-13-2020
Today is the second day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the hearings are being heavily impacted by an election right around the corner and a more-than-ever polarized nation in the midst of a pandemic. Issues of court-packing, health...
James Wallner on "evening" the "odds" with the Supreme Court   (11:10)10-12-2020
The R Street Institute’s James Wallner joins Boyd to discuss a theory on how an even-numbered court would be less divided and more functional. As elections and a pandemic have complicated plans to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the recently passed Ruth Bader Ginsbur...
Doug Wilks on the Moderator Mindset   (08:19)10-12-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, has given Inside Sources a peek Inside the Newsroom on several occasions, but today he gives us a look into the mindset of a debate moderator. Tonight Wilks will moderate the only 2020 Fourth Congressional District debate for the Utah Debat...
Courts, campaigns, and lesser divisions   (10:43)10-12-2020
As COVID numbers climb and election campaigns continue, our nation is struggling to keep up to date on politics, health protection, and positivity. Boyd is here to break down the issues, divide the rage from the reason, and help people make informed and positive choices; from the...
BINGO! Boyd wins at debate predictions   (19:48)10-8-2020
Boyd took us into the Vice Presidential Debate bubble yesterday, but what did he think of the experience?  From ignored questions and a complacent moderator to restrained civility and a predictable bingo game, Boyd breaks down what the good and the bad of the VP Debate. He also...
Boyd's VP Debate Special   (37:03)10-7-2020
Today is the day, after months of anticipation and preparation at the University of Utah, the Vice Presidential Debate is tonight! And Boyd is inside the debate-bubble bringing us the latest insights and interviews from the pivotal 2020 election event.  Doug Wilks, Editor of the...
What it took for the University of Utah to host the Vice Presidential debate   (10:06)10-7-2020
Jason Perry, Vice President for Government Relations and the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and Associate Director Morgan Lyon Cotti take us behind the scenes about what it took, and the years of planning it's taken for the University to ...
Lessons from Utah for the VP candidates   (07:14)10-6-2020
The Beehive State has always been known for its ingenuity, industry, and hospitality. With this in mind, what can the Vice Presidential candidates learn from Utah as they visit here for tomorrow's election debate?
Debate strategies and messaging   (10:37)10-6-2020
We have all heard the phrase that communication is key, but do candidates follow the advice? Boyd takes a look at debate strategy and messaging ahead of tomorrow’s Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah. With Trump leading Biden in Utah, will the event change opinio...
Senator Harry Reid on debate details   (13:52)10-6-2020
Former Senator Harry Reid joins Boyd to discuss debate details. With his history of service, he has been through a number of debates himself and can break apart the political points of the day, and the pros-and-cons of the process.
Don’t let COVID dominate your lives   (06:30)10-6-2020
It can be hard to not let the virus “dominate our lives” as Trump advised yesterday upon returning to the White House from the hospital. But that is something that is needed as we try to uplift each other and move toward a better future. While politics are complicated by elec...
Journeying among portals, passageways, and paths   (08:26)10-5-2020
Boyd wraps up today’s show with a break from the political and into a metaphorical hike through the woods; exploring portals, passageways, and paths of magical change. As the season changes it represents a golden opportunity to evaluate the path your life is taking and form a b...
Let us prevail: The power of prayer and principles   (10:57)10-5-2020
This weekend’s General Conference was just what the world needed in a time of upheaval and pandemic as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked audiences to prevail and encourage unification in a divided and divisive world. Church leaders from arou...
Jason Perry takes us behind the scenes of the VP debate   (09:16)10-5-2020
Jason Perry, Vice President for Government Relations and the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah takes us behind the scenes of The U’s upcoming Vice Presidential debate. Boyd and Perry will be part of a virtual panel today examining the role...
Putting our shoulder to the political wheel   (08:38)10-5-2020
With 29 days until the elections, Utah is preparing for Wednesday’s Vice Presidential debate, the nation is abuzz with Trump's COVID case, and the world continues to grapple with the pandemic. Boyd breaks down the weekend’s political news with an update on Sen. Mike Lee’s c...
Entrepreneurs are driving the American dream   (08:35)10-2-2020
Yesterday, Jeff Caplan aired a topic on his radio show that really clicked with Boyd, how the American dream continues amid the COVID pandemic. Entrepreneurs really embody the spirit and principles that have and will continue to move our nation forward.
Sarah Weaver on 25 years of covering conference   (09:51)10-1-2020
Boyd’s friend Sarah Weaver from The Church News joins for a behind-the-scenes look at this weekend's General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as her experiences covering conference for half a century. She expands on how the times and techno...
Conference Conversation Preview: Did COVID bring families closer?   (09:12)10-1-2020
Did COVID bring families closer together? That is the question Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic ask in their upcoming Conference Conversation special, airing this Saturday at noon. Debbie joins Boyd for a preview of the show which includes interviews from parents, experts, and i...
Continuing resolutions and procrastinated problems   (09:15)10-1-2020
With 33 days left until the U.S. presidential election, big problems are being pushed aside in favor of political pandering. Today, President Trump signed a temporary bill to fund the government through Dec. 11, averting the possibility of a government shutdown for the time being...
We are all losers with this debate.   (07:39)9-30-2020
Tuesday’s presidential debate had no winner — just 320 million losers. At a time when American is starving for inspirational leadership, we get a train-wreck of a yelling match. What can we the people do? We can reject it, and demand better from political debates.
Joseph Grenny on peaceful political conversations   (09:58)9-30-2020
Joseph Grenny, author and chairman of The Other Side Academy has some vital advice on having political conversations. He has three things to keep in mind as we try to find peaceful ways of disagreeing; curiosity, boundaries, and humility.
Scott Rasmussen gives a post-debate analysis   (08:27)9-30-2020
Scott Rasmussen shares a more national perspective on last night’s wild presidential debate. Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrepreneur, author, and regular contributor to Deseret News.
Debate disasters and developing a civil conscience   (07:41)9-30-2020
Last night there was a strong contrast between the civil Utah gubernatorial debate and the unruly presidential debate. While our emotions are high in a contentious election year complicated by the COVID pandemic, we need better examples of discussion and decision-making among ou...
Confidence in debates and decisions   (09:07)9-29-2020
Tonight’s Debate Night gives us a chance to expect deeper answers from our leaders. We need to have leaders who are grounded in their principles and confident in their decision making processes.
YVYV2020: Debates and deeper questions   (09:58)9-29-2020
Boyd has already expressed his belief that history has its eyes on us in the year 2020. With a contentious presidential election, civil unrest, and a world ravaged by a pandemic, we need to take the opportunity at this time to rely on the blueprint of the constitution, as well as...
Scott Howell with a Debate Night preview   (09:43)9-29-2020
Former Senate Democratic Leader Scott Howell joins Boyd for a preview of tonight's Debate Night specials; the state of Utah is watching our Gubernatorial debate, and the United States is watching the Presidential Debate. Listen to both Debates tonight on KSL Newsradio.
James Wallner on the Constitution and the Supreme Court   (09:26)9-29-2020
R-Street’s James Wallner joins Boyd to discuss his Washington Examiner’s piece, “For Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation process, the Constitution is on Senate GOP's side.” Again we are reminded of the importance of following the blueprint of the constitution when it comes t...
Ethan Millard’s ‘Sporty-Sports’ segment   (07:25)9-28-2020
The coronavirus has taken an immense toll on our mental health, and one of the best unifying remedies could be sports. Guest host Ethan Millard tells a personal story to help frame why he thinks that we should be proud of athletes and how sports could be just what we need during ...
Ethan Millard on concerns and COVID   (08:58)9-28-2020
Guest host Ethan Millard elaborates on the importance of taking concerns seriously, from Amber Alerts to Coronavirus safety. There are times that we need to jettison the politics and focus on remembering to support each other as a community.
The first presidential debate, don’t support the agendas   (08:51)9-28-2020
Tomorrow is the first presidential debate for the 2020 election and COVID has significantly impacted the campaigns and the questions Americans have for our candidates. Guest host Ethan Millard explores the topics and questions given for the debate and questions supporting the deb...
Headlines with Ethan Millard   (10:20)9-28-2020
Guest host Ethan Millard fills in for Boyd today, as a host for The Nightside Project, he is up to date on the headlines of the day. Here is what you might have missed in this weekend’s news roundup, from politics to a landmine sniffing rat, Ethan has the news for you.
Questioning our indifference to human life.   (07:38)9-24-2020
Yesterday a grand jury indicted an officer involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment stating he manifested “extreme indifference to the value of human life.” Boyd has been thinking of the term "indifference" ever si...
Asking the right questions: Why we debate like we do   (29:40)9-24-2020
As we gear up for the first presidential debate of 2020, we take look back at the first televised presidential debate which took place between Kennedy and Nixon on September 26, 1960. When candidates face-off live it provides an opportunity for the public to see them in a differe...
Jeff Caplan on Ruth Bader Ginsburg   (10:05)9-23-2020
Boyd gets a surprise visit from KSL Newsradio's own Jeff Caplan. They take the opportunity to catch up and discuss their perspective on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With Supreme Court nominations now a part of the far-reaching war for political power instead of principled ...
Chris Stewart on National Suicide Prevention Month   (11:29)9-23-2020
Representative Chris Stewart joins Boyd with an update on his three-digit National Suicide Hotline Designation Act which has passed in Congress and is now headed to the President’s desk. The three-digit number (988) would be a great step towards proving people struggling with ...
American Family Survey: Talking about race with your kids   (09:52)9-23-2020
Boyd continues his deep dive into the 2020 American Family Survey. Deseret News reporter Mya Jaradat joins to discuss the importance of talking about race with your children. The study finds that it is important to address race issues from the concept of diversity, to representat...
Honoring the transformative spirit of RBG   (10:33)9-23-2020
Today, three-days of honor begins at the Supreme Court for the recently passed Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The notorious RBG’s energetic spirit transformed our nation’s law and conscience over her 27-years of service on the Supreme Court. Today, religious leaders, politicians, peers...
American Family Survey: Politicians, listen to the American family   (27:27)9-22-2020
We are embedded in an election year where political pandering has increased to the point that many American households are tuning out of politics completely. Why? Because politicians and candidates are not focusing on the values and the principles we hold dear. There is a lot to ...
Relearning respect and reverence   (11:36)9-22-2020
In our loud and busy world have we lost our capacity to feel reverence and respect? We are surrounded by the noise of constant news from political sparring to cultural uproar, but maybe we can take a note of advice from Mitt Romney and recently passed Ruth Bader Ginsburg in relea...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “Notorious”  legacy   (08:46)9-21-2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a great example of passionate advocacy and finding friendship across the aisle. She was a pioneer in her own right on many different levels, which we should remember and respect. Today, Boyd has a challenge for his listeners in memory...
Tim Hughes on Raider’s new city stadium, and announcer   (08:43)9-21-2020
KSL Newsradio’s Tim Hughes has a new gig, don’t worry he is not leaving our airwaves! Tim calls-in from Las Vegas where he is now the Allegiant Stadium P.A. Announcer for the Raider's football team. The Raider’s pirates logo is emblazoned across the brand new nearly $2 bill...
The wit and wisdom of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her own words   (11:32)9-21-2020
The world mourns the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the “notorious” feminist, was a champion of equality and known for building relationships across the political aisle.  Boyd explores RBG’s life and legacy, in her own words. What can we learn from the ...
Climbing the mountain to revisit Rabbi Sacks’ wisdom   (21:27)9-17-2020
Yesterday religious leader Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks joined the show and shared his wisdom on reconstructing a framework of virtues and values, and discussed his award-winning and newly released book, “Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times.” Boyd revisits that ...
Celebrating Constitution Day   (10:41)9-17-2020
Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in America, on this day in history in 1787, The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Today we celebrate this event and recognize our amazing citizens, i...
Utah IS much better off   (09:52)9-17-2020
Boyd breaks down the most recent Hinckley Institute/ Deseret News polls on COVID, elections, and more. In this crazy year of 2020, how are Utahns feeling about the state of our nation and the state of our lives?
Rabbi Sacks on restoring the common good   (33:39)9-16-2020
Distinguished religious leader Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks joins Boyd to discuss the idea of reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values; from the need for a cultural climate change to finding meaning in a maximum choice world. Tomorrow, Rabbi Sacks will join Wheatley I...
Only you (and forest management changes) can prevent wildfires   (03:44)9-16-2020
This fires season has been especially impactful as millions of acres have burned across the West causing large swaths of damage in its wake. Blaming and fault finger-pointing is running wild in politics and the media, but what can we really do to enact lasting change when it come...
BONUS BOYD: People are the heart and soul of America   (04:01)9-15-2020
In a bonus podcast, Boyd Matheson on the Deseret News expands on the idea that elections are not the heart and soul of America, but the people are. He gives an example from a personal friend and shares a vision of what this country may become if we join together in unity as Ameri...
Maximum of choice and a minimum of meaning   (07:37)9-15-2020
We live in a day filled with a plethora of information, communications, and technology, but this maximum of choice gives us a minimum of meaning. Tomorrow Boyd will be joined by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks about his new book, “Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times,...
Miles Hansen: New airport means new international business   (12:01)9-15-2020
Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, discusses how the new airport should usher in greater international business for Utah. Utah is already the crossroads of the west, and expansion such as this will confirm it as the crossroads of the world.
Bob Woodward: Rage and Integrity   (08:40)9-15-2020
Journalist Bob Woodward releases his new book critical of Donald Trump today befittingly called Rage. Boyd has had ample opportunity to get to know Woodward as he worked with him last year in an event called "Integrity and Trust: Lessons from Watergate and Today," and interviewed...
The Abraham Accord and Democracy Day   (10:17)9-15-2020
Today is a historical day as President Trump presides over the Arab-Isreal Abraham Accord aimed at creating peace in the middle east. This signing could signal a shift to more democratic values and representation in the primarily authoritarian region. The signing also aligns up w...
This Day In History: Francis Scott Key pens “The Star-Spangled Banner”   (08:36)9-14-2020
This day in history in 1814 Francis Scott Key penned “ The Star-Spangled Banner” after Key witnessed the flag still waving over Fort McHenry at daybreak withstanding some 25 hours of British bombardment in the War of 1812. The patriotic song grew in popularity becoming a preg...
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Anonymous sources   (08:49)9-14-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look inside the newsroom as he discusses the necessity of ethics when dealing with an anonymous news source. How can lessons from Watergate and Bob Woodward’s new book on Trump entitled “Rage,” shine a light on integrity in...
Scott Rasmussen with a Congressional District Four update   (08:53)9-14-2020
Scott Rasmussen has an updated poll on congressional district four showing Democratic incumbent Ben McAdams has a narrow lead against Republican candidate Burgess Owens. They discuss why this race is so tight, and why it is important for the whole nation. Rasmussen is an American...
News flash, new fires, and a new airport   (09:36)9-14-2020
In a weekend news roundup, fires heat up Boyd’s backyard and political tension heats up the American people. Boyd reminds people to be extra cautious about fire dangers and how the Pleasant Grove fire crept close to his house this weekend. Political pandering this election seas...
The American Dream is living within the parentheses   (09:44)9-10-2020
The greatest moments in history begin as near impossibilities. Tomorrow we remember a great and terrible tragedy that we had previously thought as an impossibility, the events of 9/11. Our finest hours as a nation have not come about when things were certain and settled.The most ...
Suicide Prevention Day: Talking about and naming suicide   (09:55)9-10-2020
Today is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness on the impact of suicide, talking about mental health issues, and how to find tools and resources to help fight the loss of a loved one, including yourself, by suicide. Recently Boyd has had some amazing...
Coronavirus Stimulus: Where is the true value?   (08:37)9-10-2020
This morning, the Republican-led Senate will vote on a new COVID-19 stimulus bill. Their proposal comes after months of failed negotiations. Both parties have accused the other of not being reasonable in the process of deciding on the allotted funds. But they both are being unrea...
Amanda Dickson on National Suicide Prevention Week   (05:41)9-9-2020
This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and KSL Newsradio’s own Amanda Dickson joins Boyd for a preview of her upcoming special that aims to give families unique insights into the complicated and sensitive subject. Thursday at noon, Amanda will host an hour special with S...
Sheri Dew: Celebrating President Nelson’s birthday   (13:12)9-9-2020
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints turns 96 today and who better to join Boyd than Nelson’s biographer, Sheri Dew. Sheri and Boyd celebrate the prophet’s energy and example with stories from Sheri’s book “Insights from a Prophet...
Counselor Jenny Howe: Talking to your kids about suicide prevention awareness   (09:33)9-9-2020
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to give some insight on how to talk to your kids about losing a loved one, mental health issues, and suicide prevention awareness. While Utah’s suicide rate remains stable amid the pandemic, the...
We are the UNITED states   (10:14)9-9-2020
Did you know that this day in history the United States of America got its name? Despite our differences, we still are UNITED. Our elected officials might be fighting over stimulus plans and pandering for power, and there is civil unrest forcing change across the nation, but acco...
What is everyone afraid of?   (08:40)9-8-2020
The test for the American people is to quit believing the lies of fear. We must challenge our political leaders to demonstrate behavior that lives up to what they profess to believe. Our true commitment to freedom will be revealed not by what we declare in fear, but by what we br...
Jonathan Williams on Utah’s economic outlook   (10:02)9-8-2020
Utah’s economic future is looking bright! According to The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)’s most recent edition of their Rich States Poor States report, Utah is ranked number one for our economic outlook. Boyd is joined by ALEC Executive Vice President of Policy...
Therefore, What?: Kevin Guest on All the Right Reasons   (09:11)9-8-2020
Kevin Guest, CEO at USANA Health Sciences and author of All the Right Reasons: 12 Timeless Principles for Living a Life in Harmony joined Boyd oh his “Therefore, What?” podcast. In the episode, they discuss the need to lead and live for the right reasons, including focusing o...
YVYV2020: Battle-lines are drawn   (09:32)9-8-2020
With Labor Day set squarely in the rearview mirror, it is time to move on to a new season, the final-fight of the 2020 presidential election begins today. The battle lines have been firmly drawn by both dominant parties, each placing blame on the other for our nation's current st...
Utah’s Moonshot Update: Moving to yellow   (08:24)9-3-2020
We are entering the final countdown for the Deseret News’ Moonshot quest to quell the pandemic through proper COVID precautions. Labor Day marks the end of the 55-day challenge, the beginning of Fall, and hopefully the continued fall of this infectious virus. Utahns have come t...
Tanya Semerad on special COVID consideration with special needs students   (10:08)9-3-2020
In a continuing look at our 2020 school year, Boyd is joined by Tanya Semerad, a specialist responsible for supporting students with significant cognitive disabilities for the Utah state board of education. She educates Boyd on the special considerations for these students amid t...
Strength and beauty in our brokenness   (09:21)9-2-2020
America has a history of finding optimism in our trauma as our friend Adam Brandon of FreedomWorks said today. We know the importance of moving from our broken past towards a better future. An example of this is in the beautiful ancient Japanese art of kintsugi or "golden repair,...
Voices from Topaz Japanese American Internment Camp Museum   (09:08)9-2-2020
Today is an anniversary of a day in history both somber and celebrated, the 1945 surrender of Japan and subsequent end of World War Two. South of Salt Lake City there is a stark reminder of one of the less spoken realities of the war, the Topaz Museum and Japanese internment camp...
Therefore What: FreedomWorks' Adam Brandon on Pause Politics Labor Day   (08:52)9-2-2020
If politics are causing strains on your relationships, maybe it's time to take a pause from them. FreedomWorks Adam Brandon, joined Boyd on his Therefore, What? podcast to discuss their Pause Politics Labor Day event. In the podcast they explore the political tension in the count...
Political re-calibrating after conventions   (10:38)9-2-2020
Politics are re-calibrating after the last few weeks of conventions, for the first time in history a Kennedy was defeated in a Massachusetts primary as progressive Markey earns his place on the ballot, our elected officials are back at the debate over another stimulus plan, Biden...
Utahns: Those that work   (09:22)9-1-2020
A recent study by WalletHub show’s that Utah is living up to it’s Beehive State moniker, as it is among the most hard-working states in the union. Our unique history of industry, volunteerism, strong work ethics, and educational excellence sets us up as a community who works ...
Maura Carabello on including varying viewpoints   (10:28)9-1-2020
President and owner of Exoro Group, Maura Carabello, joins Boyd to continue the conversation they had last weekend on The Hinkley Report. They break down the need to include varying viewpoints of politics in Utah and Carabellow voices her concern over Zions Bank’s new mural cel...
Scott Rasmussen: Understanding COVID numbers with... Babe Ruth?!   (11:13)9-1-2020
Scott Rasmussen has an important lesson on data collection featuring the Great Bambino himself and how it relates to our understanding of the contagiousness of COVID.  Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrepreneur, author, and regular contributor to Dese...
The most important questions about Trump’s Wisconsin visit   (10:34)9-1-2020
President Trump is visiting Kenosha Wisconsin today and is scheduled to survey the damage and discuss community safety after a wake of protests from the police shooting of Jacob Blake this weekend. This visit has opposition from many in the community as well as the state's Govern...
BONUS BOYD: We the people and political protests   (04:45)8-31-2020
In a bonus podcast, Boyd Matheson joins “Utah's Morning News” with Amanda Dickson and Tim Hughes, to pull apart the politics behind the protests from Portland to Wisconsin. What is our responsibility as ‘We the people’ to start a conversation about changing our political ...
Fight back against the pandemic of loneliness   (09:22)8-31-2020
Of all the health concerns in the storm of the coronavirus pandemic, loneliness may the most pervasive and dangerous threat. The mental and physical fight of loneliness has been exaggerated by necessary isolation and physical distancing, causing noticeable stress and a decline of...
Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt to candidates, start transition planning now   (09:42)8-31-2020
Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt has some advice for the current candidates for governor; start transition planning now. Leavitt knows how difficult and exhilarating the transition of power can be, but it is better for Utah if the baton is passed seamlessly, with no loss of mome...
Jason Perry: Conventions are over, so what’s next?   (09:58)8-31-2020
Now that the Democratic and Republican National Conventions are over, Jason Perry of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, helps Boyd officially launch his election coverage; Your Voice Your Vote 2020. Perry dissects what issues, races, and policies the public needs to be aware of,...
News roundup: Loss and the legacy of influence   (11:02)8-31-2020
In this weekend’s news roundup we have the opportunity to explore ideas of loss and influence. From the loss of legendary Georgetown Coach John Thompson to the passing of celebrated actor Chadwick Boseman, both were pioneering black men of integrity and inspiration who will con...
BONUS BOYD:  Mia and Boyd discuss their Republican National Convention speech   (17:52)8-27-2020
In a bonus podcast, Boyd Matheson joins “Dave and Dujanovic" and guest Mia Love to give a behind-the-scenes of a Republican National Convention speech. We have heard a lot of political party speeches over the last two weeks at the Democratic National Convention and then the Rep...
I Have a Dream Train: Celebrating the progress and anniversary of the historical speech   (17:23)8-27-2020
Tomorrow is a historic anniversary of a speech that resonates as true today as when it was first given in 1963; Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream.” 57 years after this important bookmark in American civil rights history, The Heber Valley Railroad is offering a unique...
For college students to act like adults amid COVID, treat them as adults   (08:40)8-27-2020
Deseret News’ Christian Sagers joins Boyd to talk about college life amid the COVID crisis particularly, the fact that college students are expected to act like adults now, when they have not been treated like adults in the past.
Reviewing day three of the RNC   (10:40)8-27-2020
The third day of the Republican National Convention continued last night with Vice President Mike Pence talking as well as Utah’s own Burgess Owen. The evening focused on supporting American heroes striving to keep law and order amid the storms and upheaval of life.
Elites think America is too divided, but polls show we are united on our principles   (12:02)8-26-2020
It is important in this election year to be wary of weariness. The American experiment is not in peril, we are not so divided that positive progress can’t happen. In fact, recent polls show that the majority of Americans believe in uniting messages and the founding principles o...
Reviewing day two of the RNC   (09:32)8-26-2020
Last night the Republican National Convention continued into its second day with a focus on America being the Land of Opportunity and the threat of socialism. First Lady Melania Trump spoke on the racial and ethnic diversity of America, and viewers were able to witness a citizen ...
Humility wins out over zealotry every time!   (07:36)8-25-2020
In our politically-divided cancel culture world, it is time to shake-off our zealotry and reach across aisles and different points of view to create greater solutions. The only way to do this is to let empathy, humility, civility, and dialog reign. Boyd shares these principles wi...
Elder Cook on reacting to criticism with kindness   (10:58)8-25-2020
It is easy to react in anger, its harder and more valuable to react with empathy, kindness, and clarity. Elder Quentin L. Cook of Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gave an example of this just yesterday as he spoke to the faculty of...
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Emphasizing empathy in a cancel culture world   (08:12)8-25-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look inside the newsroom as he emphasizes the importance of empathy for journalists and the general public using a recent piece about the California fires as an example. Wilks and Boyd discuss the need for understanding in our da...
Reviewing day one of the RNC   (10:15)8-25-2020
Yesterday,  the Republican National Convention started with a mix of in-person and virtual events. With the official nomination of Trump for a second term. Supporters ranged from UN Ambassador Nikki Haley emphasized the strength in the current administration's record, and Charli...
Is COVID improving the convention conversations?   (08:23)8-24-2020
Last week the Democratic National Convention wrapped up, and this week the Republican National Convention starts up; how is the #NewNow affecting these events and these events and important political conversations?  ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Des...
Scott Rasmussen: Political poll shows there IS something we all agree on!   (09:04)8-24-2020
Scott Rasmussen has an interesting poll that shows there is actually something in politics we all basically agree on! Find out what it is and what this could mean for uniting America. Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrepreneur, author, and regular cont...
Republican National Convention preview with Derek Brown from NC   (08:59)8-24-2020
Tonight marks the start of the Republican National Convention which will officially nominate President Donald Trump for a second term. The scaled-down in-person event will be streamed for wider audiences with a line-up featuring prominent members of the Republican party, Trump fa...
Utah’s Moonshot: ALSCO gives schools crates of masks   (08:53)8-24-2020
We are in the final countdown for Utah's Moonshot Challenge’s quest to quell the pandemic and ALSCO a local linen and uniform rental services, is giving away cases of facemasks to Utah schools to do their part. Ben Fox joins Boyd to announce the 11 winning schools.  ‘Inside...
National Radio Day: The importance of listening   (07:41)8-20-2020
Today is National Radio Day, which celebrates the great invention and communication medium that is radio. While communications technology has continued to progress in leaps and bounds since the first radio broadcast hit the airwaves in the late 1800s, it is still up to us the aud...
Discussing day three of the DNC   (10:26)8-20-2020
Day Three of the Democratic National Convention continued to praise Biden and dump on Trump. Former President Obama and former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton used the time to paint a picture of failure in the Trump administration, while Senator Kamala Harris chose to acc...
People are the heart-and-soul of America, not politics   (08:56)8-19-2020
Last night Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic 2020 presidential candidate at the Democratic National Convention. As the election heats up, Boyd reminds listeners that people are the heart-and-soul of America, not politics. Politicians claiming that an election i...
Lois Collins on COVID loss and needed conversations   (09:17)8-19-2020
Desert News reporter Lois Collins joins Boyd to talk about how certain COVID conversations can seem cruel to the viruses’ victims and family. She shares about her experience of losing a family member to the pandemic, the complications surrounding the memorials and honoring the ...
Therefore What: Author Dr. Jim White on 'A Broken America'   (08:04)8-19-2020
Dr. Jim White, the author of the upcoming book "Broken America: Ten Guiding Principles to Restore America," joined Boyd on his Therefore, What? podcast to discuss the need for a vision of courage and true principled representation of the people by American politicians. Dr. White,...
Discussing day two of the DNC   (11:06)8-19-2020
Last night on day two of the Democratic National Convention Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic 2020 presidential candidate. Politicians and everyday people voiced their support of the vice president and senator. The virtual event was filled with a progressive vi...
The false-choice in the phrase, “the most important election in history"   (08:14)8-18-2020
Both political parties love to use the phrase, “the most important election in history,” to plead their politics, but the appeal often misses what is really important: the heart and soul (and principles) of the American people.
Defending the radical idea that America is good   (10:14)8-18-2020
Congressman Chris Stewart joins Boyd to defend the radical idea that America is Good.
Sydney Walker on the 19th Amendment at 100   (08:33)8-18-2020
Reporter Sydney Walker joins Boyd to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave most American women the right to vote. She expands upon the history of the suffragette movement including its strong Utah roots with inspiring women like Seraph Young and advocat...
Boyd dissects day one of the DNC   (11:51)8-18-2020
Yesterday at day one of the Democratic National Convention, former Governor of Ohio and lifelong republican John Kasich gave a speech supporting Joe Biden’s bid for president. In the speech, he said that in normal times, something like this cross-party support would never happe...
Bonus Podcast: The unlikely speaker at the DNC “Dave and Dujanovic”   (10:03)8-17-2020
In a bonus podcast, Boyd Matheson joins “Dave and Dujanovic" with a preview of what to expect at The Democratic National Convention which kicks off tonight. The four-day event will almost internally be online with an impressive and unlikely lineup of speakers.
Unconventional Convention wisdom: Removing the attack rhetoric   (09:35)8-17-2020
Today marks the start of the Democratic National Convention which can set the stage for breaking away to unconventional wisdom amid the trials and tribulations of 2020. What will happen as we face virtual conventions? Will there be inspiring speeches comparable to former years? O...
Sydnee Dickson on the need for nimbleness as school returns   (09:42)8-17-2020
School is returning for many districts in Utah with a mixture of real-life and virtual learning. Today Sydnee Dickson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, joins Boyd to discuss the need for nimbleness as we return. As well as an awareness of how the toxic stresses of our ...
Preview and Polls: Democratic National Convention   (10:58)8-17-2020
Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to breakdown what voters need to know as the Democratic National Convention starts today. He also has some interesting polls about American opinion and the 2020 elections. Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrepreneur, author, a...
News Roundup: The adaptable American spirit amid COVID   (08:51)8-17-2020
The World Health Organization declared COVID a pandemic just over six months ago and the virus has dramatically changed our economy and social interactions, to how our students are returning to school. But amid turmoil, there is always hope, hope in humanity and hope in America's...
Bonus Podcast: Boyd on Bloomberg   (02:33)8-14-2020
In a bonus podcast, Boyd Matheson joins Bloomberg Chief Washington Correspondent Kevin Cirillior an Analysis of Biden VP Pick Kamala Harris.
History has its eyes on Harris and us   (10:16)8-13-2020
A reminder that history has its eyes on all of us, not just those we lift up to power. While Kamala Harris is making HERstory, women who have come before her are offering advice and wisdom that we all can learn from.
Politicians, please tell us what you are for   (09:44)8-13-2020
The same tired rhetoric of attacking opponents instead of proclaiming your own virtues is already ramping up in the 2020 presidential election. Yesterday's at the first campaign event for the Biden-Harris ticket, the focus appears to be more of a roast of Donald Trump. We already...
Bonus Podcast: Palin's advice for Harris with “Dave and Dujanovic”   (07:33)8-12-2020
In a bonus podcast Boyd Matheson joins Dave Noriega on his show to break down some of the advice and lessons Sarah Palin gave to Kamala Harris yesterday.
Looking to OZ for why we do what we do   (09:43)8-12-2020
On this day in 1939 the classic musical “The Wizard of Oz” premiered in Wisconsin. Why does Boyd want to discuss this technicolor masterpiece? “Because, because, because, because, because,” there is a lesson about diving deeper within the film's iconic song.
Scott Howell on Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice-presidential running mate   (09:41)8-12-2020
Former Senate Democratic Leader Scott Howell joins Boyd to discuss Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate. What does this mean for the party, America, and Utah? What is some advice that Harris might need?
Alex Kirry: Is this the death of college football?   (09:45)8-12-2020
KSL Sports’s Alex Kirry on the potential death of college football. What does it mean for players, fans, and schools when COVID cancels the sport?
Harris and Biden: Rivals to allies   (09:46)8-12-2020
Everyone is abuzz about the news that Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, but some are hissing about the confrontational comments each has made about the other during the primary election process. American history is rife with examp...
Instant Certainty is a threat to the discovery of truth   (09:42)8-11-2020
The current climate of Instant Certainty is a great threat to societal advancement. Boyd revisits his conversation with Bob Woodward where they discuss the importance of trust and truth in 21st-century journalism. Suspending judgment not only provides space for truth to be discov...
Roger Porter on Brent Scowcroft: Trust and prudence   (09:52)8-11-2020
IBM Professor Roger Porter gives us a look at the life and legacy of Brent Scowcroft, former United States National Security Advisor. Scowcroft was a master of policy and a Utah boy at heart, who built his life of public service on trust and prudence. His honesty and candor gaine...
High school preseason begins this week, but should it be played?   (08:10)8-11-2020
High school football season begins this week with approved teams playing under strict health guidelines to protect participants, parents, and fans of the sport. With the potential death of college football, Boyd asks about the fate and future of high school athletics.
What are the dangers of executive orders and political stalemates?   (09:49)8-11-2020
When congress continues to be bogged down by bi-partisan bickering and halt legislative advances, it is then that presidents have been inclined to take executive power to break through the stalemate. This increasing pattern of executive orders is a dangerous precedent when it com...
Lessons from baseball: Loyalty to principle over party   (09:54)8-10-2020
Is our political obsession with loyalty degrading the principles that each party proclaims to withhold? Boyd expands on the idea that we should be building principles over parties, with an analogy to baseball.
President Deneece Huftalin on Salt Lake Community College’s classroom comeback   (09:56)8-10-2020
Salt Lake Community College President Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin joins Boyd to discuss "Coronavirus and Classrooms." She builds upon her opinion piece on how technology is helping with the school’s COVID classroom comeback, as they lean into a HyFlex course strategy and other curr...
Inside the Newsroom with Doug Wilks: Trump vs. Biden in Utah   (10:13)8-10-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look inside the newsroom. He asks, does Joe Biden have a chance to turn red Utah Blue?  As well as touching upon how they identify and dissect the issues that are important for Utah.
Will executive action force progress on COVID relief?   (09:49)8-10-2020
In a heavy news weekend, President Trump signed executive orders designed to force progress on COVID relief packages and economic recovery as congress has stalled to come to an agreement on action. While some are questioning the authority Trump has to take actions on the orders, ...
Moral imagination and the moonshot   (10:27)8-6-2020
A reminder to use our moral imagination as we ponder Hiroshima Day and Utah's moonshot COVID goal.
James Wallner on COVID’s political landscape   (09:34)8-6-2020
The R Street Institute’s James Wallner joins Boyd to discuss political and social issues related to COVID and how they will affect the are impacting legislative responses in an election year.
WGU’s Scott Pulsipher on innovating education amid COVID   (09:04)8-6-2020
Western Governors University president Scott Pulsipher joins Boyd to discuss the nonprofit university's perspectives on higher education amid the COVID pandemic and how they are already one step ahead with their mission of innovating higher education and a skill-focused curricul...
Alex Kirry on BYU Football’s opening game announcement   (09:46)8-6-2020
KSL Sports’s Alex Kirry joins Boyd for a little BYU sports chat. This morning BYU Football tweeted their opening game announcement: BYU v Naval Academy. The game will take place on Labor Day in Annapolis, and aired on ESPN. The two discuss the love and need for sports, especial...
Remembering Hiroshima Day   (09:31)8-5-2020
Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of when America dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Decades later we are still learning lessons from the world-changing event; both lessons in diplomacy and lessons of hope. We must always remember Hiroshima Day and allow its reality to...
Jason Perry on how parents feel about back-to-school and COVID   (11:29)8-5-2020
The Deseret News’ Hinckley Institute has a new poll on parents' opinions for their students return to school this fall while we still grapple with COVID. Boyd brings on Hinckley Institute Director Jason Perry to discuss.
Help meet students needs with Utah Refugee Connection   (08:45)8-5-2020
The Utah Refugee Connection is in the middle of their back-to-school drive and they need our help to meet their goal of gathering 500 more backpack kits! Executive Director Amy Dott Harmer joins Boyd to talk about their programs and the many ways that our listeners can help refug...
Who's on first? (Tuesday of November)   (09:37)8-5-2020
With three months until the election and a world in pandemic turmoil politics can be as confusing as the famous Abbot and Costello sketch, “Who’s on First” and just as frustrating. From bipartisan bickering on a new stimulus package that just needs to get passed to tight se...
We all need a Walden Moment   (10:20)8-4-2020
On the 166th anniversary of its publishing, Boyd reminds us that we all need a Walden Pond experience. Written by transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, the book explores themes of social experimentation, spiritual discovery, and self-reliance. Narrator BJ Harrison assists today ...
Jennie Taylor on North Ogden’s Gold Star Family Memorial   (08:33)8-4-2020
Jennie Taylor of The Major Brent Taylor Foundation joins to discuss the dedication of the Gold Star Family Memorial in North Ogden over the weekend.
Rick Raddatz on The Path to Political Harmony   (09:54)8-4-2020
Rick Raddatz, author and founder of the Political Harmony Movement joins Boyd to discuss “The Path to political harmony.”
Kate Holbrook on historic suffragette Emmeline B. Wells   (12:11)8-4-2020
For National Women’s Suffrage Month, managing historian of the Church History Department, Kate Holbrook, joins Boyd to talk about pioneering Latter-day Saint woman's rights activist Emmeline B. Wells. Listeners can explore her newly published diaries and join the Church History...
History Has Its Eyes on Us   (10:37)8-3-2020
From significant space travel to down-to-earth struggles, “History Has Its Eyes on Us:” SpaceX’s historical splashdown & Morgan Freeman breathes life into Rep. John Lewis’s last words.
UVU President Astrid Tuminez on reshaping educational opportunities   (08:59)8-3-2020
Utah Valley University President Astrid Tuminez joins Boyd to discuss "Coronavirus and Classrooms." She builds upon their past conversation on the “Therefore, What?” podcast about "pursuing exceptionalism," while adapting to our COVID reality or the #NewNow. While this is a t...
Boyd's checks-in with Greg McKeown on "Essentialism"   (08:17)8-3-2020
“Essentialism” is now more important than ever; Boyd has a follow-up check-up with Greg McKeown on his challenge to following the “Disciplined Pursuit of Less.” We also touchback on his book and newly launched podcast.
Jason Perry has a new poll on the McAdams-Owens congressional race   (11:32)8-3-2020
The Deseret News’ Hinckley Institute has a new poll that shows that McAdams-Owens fourth district congressional race is all tied up. Boyd brings on Hinckley Institute Director Jason Perry to discuss.
Trump talks and bipartisan bickering   (09:32)7-29-2020
Trump has been speaking on the Coronavirus, stimulus relief packages, and more, using some divisive rhetoric. In this election year as fighting ramps up, the bipartisan bickering is causing a massive slow-down of much-needed legislation.
It is for us the living   (10:21)7-29-2020
Boyd has a powerful lesson from President Abraham Lincoln oft-quoted Gettysburg Adress that often gets glossed over. It’s a forgotten way of honoring those who have passed on, by living for today.
Representative John Curtis on his Deal With the Debt Today Act   (08:13)7-29-2020
Representative John Curtis on his "Deal With the Debt Today Act." As congress works on more COVID relief packages they are making decisions about our country’s financial priorities. This piece of legislation will allow Congress to create a plan to offset spending by making thes...
Mark Johnson on what “The Big Four’s” vision for the future could mean for America.   (09:16)7-29-2020
Today the House Judiciary Committee’s year-long antitrust investigation questions Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezo about their companies’ alleged monopoly powers and unfair trade practices. Author and co-foun...
Remembering John Lewis as a bridge-builder   (08:44)7-28-2020
Rep. John Lewis led life as a bridge-builder, connecting people of different backgrounds and beliefs as a man of humility, faith, and redemption. Like Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. before him, he is honored in our capital as a binding link of generations who declared, “all...
Romney’s TRUST Act for the next relief package   (10:03)7-28-2020
Senator Mitt Romney announced his bipartisan proposal for the next relief package that is designed to protect endangered federal trust funds and rein in national debt. This future-thinking TRUST Act introduces the next phase of America’s economic COVID response.
Jeanetta Williams on honoring the legacy of John Lewis through positive progress   (08:50)7-28-2020
Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Salt Lake branch, joins Boyd to honor the legacy of Rep. John Lewis and discuss how the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) creates positive progress in a painful time for many.
Committee probes and final countdowns   (10:30)7-28-2020
Attorney General William Barr is testifying before Congress today as the House Judiciary Committee probes the government's response to recent racial justice protests and handling of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. And we enter the final countdown of our Moonshot quest to q...
Write the future   (09:29)7-27-2020
For the tough on history, the cancel culture crowd, Boyd has a different challenge that will require real courage — not the “hold my pen, I am going after the founding fathers” variety. Real courage demands authentic vulnerability and humility. The challenge is to write the...
President Ruth Watkins on learning from COVID   (10:38)7-27-2020
Dr. Ruth V. Watkins, the 16th president of the University of Utah shares The 4 key lessons COVID-19 has taught the University of Utah, and how we can apply these lessons into our daily lives.
Talking trends with Herb Scribner   (09:29)7-27-2020
Deseret News' Trending and Entertainment desk editor Herb Scribner joins Boyd for an update on how COVID is impacting the sports world with cancelations in Major League Baseball and more. Boyd dips out to honor the arrival of politician and civil-rights leader Rep. John Lewis in ...
Losses and elections   (11:23)7-27-2020
Boyd is back from vacation recharged and ready to separate the rage from the reason with today’s news roundup. The world mourns the loss of civil servant and civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis, Boyd honors Lewis's legacy of standing up both physically and spiritually amid tr...
Celebrating Utah’s pioneering legacy: Our past, present, and future   (54:27)7-24-2020
For Pioneer Day, Boyd Matheson hosts a special three-hour celebration of the pioneering spirit of Utah. He explores Utah's historical roots from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint pioneers first settling the valley in 1847 to today's indomitable refugee populations. F...
Returning to school and Lt. Gov. candidate Karina Brown   (18:46)7-22-2020
Guest hosts Mia Love and Amy Donaldson have a discussion about the Salt Lake School District board meeting from last night...will kids be going back after Labor Day? You'll also hear from Karina Brown, Lt. Governor candidate on the Dem. ticket with Chris Peterson.
Donna Miller's lawyer explains why they're suing Murray City   (10:17)7-21-2020
Guest hosts Mia Love and Scott Howell spoke with Donna Miller's lawyer, Jason Groth, about why they've filed a lawsuit against Murray City and the officer who arrested Donna Miller for a suspected DUI. Yesterday, they spoke with Donna Miller and the attorney representing Murray C...
Why a Black woman is suing Murray City and the response from the City's lawyer   (38:08)7-20-2020
Donna Miller, a Black woman living in Utah, claims a Murray police officer racially profiled her during a traffic stop. She's now suing the city after she was detained and charged with a DUI. Miller shares her story and why she's suing. Heather White, attorney representing Murray...
Guest hosts Mia Love and Scott Howell   (38:18)7-20-2020
Scott Howell and Mia Love step in today while Boyd is on vacation. Bringing their diverse backgrounds to the show, Scott and Mia tackle a tough lawsuit out of Murray City, and touch on the passing of legendary Congressman John Lewis.
Mindfulness and confidence   (10:12)7-16-2020
In many ways, life is forcing us to learn new lessons as we face the COVID pandemic. One of those silver lining lessons is the need of mindfulness. Not just being present and aware of our current situation, but being aware of where we came from. Boyd is joined by Mia Love who has...
Mia Love is in the co-host chair   (10:10)7-16-2020
Mia love joins Boyd in the co-host chair as she prepared to guest host next week while Boyd takes a break. They discuss points from politics to the lessons they are learning in life.
The Tabernacle Choir celebrates 90-years of broadcasting   (09:36)7-15-2020
The Tabernacle Choir’s Mack Wilberg and Scott Barrick join Inside Sources to give us a look at the choir's special this weekend "Music for a Summer Evening: Celebrating 90 Years of Broadcasting." They also give us a peek behind-the-curtains of the world-renowned choir and into ...
A crisis of or a cause for confidence?   (10:52)7-15-2020
It is four decades after JImmy Carter’s iconic speech, and our nation is still struggling with “A Crisis of Confidence.” What steps can we take in our homes today to build back up our faith in democracy and America?
Debbie Dujanovic: Am I a happiness bully?   (10:11)7-15-2020
KSL Newsradio’s Debbie Dujanovic joins Boyd to discuss a social phenomenon she has noticed lately, leading her to ask the question;” Am I a happiness bully?” Debbie explains how this mindset has allowed her to see the silver linings in life, even within the coronavirus pand...
This Day in History: Twitter launches a whole new form of mass communications   (09:27)7-15-2020
This Day in History: Twitter launches a whole new form of mass communication, shifting the dynamic of how people consume the latest news. This media juggernaut has emerged to shape culture (and cancel culture), educate the masses, and help humanity shoot for higher goals like fig...
The Moonshot: Can you see beyond the years?   (07:36)7-14-2020
Boyd asks us to look past the cloudy present, and be patriots who “Can you see beyond the years. People who can do the hard things necessary to shoot for the moon when it comes to quelling this pandemic.
Kyle Fox: Follow the Flag   (11:18)7-14-2020
Kyle Fox, founder of Follow the Flag joins Boyd to discuss how the organization is inspiring others while honoring those who have sacrificed so much to safeguard our freedoms. The Mission of Follow The Flag is to honor, to heal, and to inspire.
Money Making Sense amid this pandemic   (09:26)7-14-2020
Have you filed your 2019 taxes? Well, the extended tax day is right around the corner and Heather Kelly, host of the Money Making Sense podcast joins Boyd to help us breakdown what you need to know, as well some of the financial and reality of this COVID world.
Converting racist with genuine friendship   (10:11)7-14-2020
Deseret News’ Erica Evans joins Boyd to discuss our most powerful tool for understanding “the other” and breaking down barriers of racism and any kind of “isim;” genuine friendship.
Launching a 55-day Moonshot on a quest to quell the pandemic   (08:12)7-13-2020
In 1962 President John F. Kennedy delivered his landmark speech that declared, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Today Boyd is calling for another hard “Moonshot” goal, this time it ...
Utah living post-pandemic with Miles Hansen   (11:56)7-13-2020
According to Business Insider, Utah is poised to be one of the best-in-the-west places to live post-pandemic. Several Utah cities made the publications list and Boyd has Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah to discuss why.
Sharlene Hawkes on remembering the Forgotten War   (09:52)7-13-2020
Sherlene Hawks, former Miss America and founder of Remember My Service joins Boyd to discuss honoring the veterans of America's Forgotten War. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, a war that lasted only three years and impacted generations and how we view the world ...
Fried food and a fried public   (10:52)7-13-2020
With an ever-present news cycle are people feeling fried? From COVID’s pandemic progression to politicians’ electoral pandering Boyd slows down the info stream to dissect the rage from the reason, and bring us back to a place of understanding and trust. Also French fries and ...
Calvin Coolidge's 1926 address still rings true today   (08:49)7-8-2020
Boyd continues his journey through historical events in regards to the founding of our nation, this time he discusses lessons from Calvin Coolidge's 1926 address commemorating the Declaration of Independence 150th anniversary.
Scott Rasmussen on History and Hamilton   (09:51)7-8-2020
Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to breakdown a new poll about the approval rate of removing certain statues. He also discusses ‘How lucky we are to be alive right now’: What ‘Hamilton’ teaches about life in 2020. Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrep...
KellieAnn Halvorsen on supporting Utah's unique arts scene in the pandemic   (08:34)7-8-2020
Utah's arts and entertainment industry have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Producer KellieAnn Halvorsen joins Boyd to educate listeners on how we can support our local arts and artists. Halvorsen, a vocal arts advocate, saw “Mary Poppins” at Hale Center T...
The News and the New Now   (10:01)7-8-2020
It’s a very busy news day, which must remind us to live in the “New Now.”
The New Now mindset   (08:35)7-7-2020
A reminder to keep the New Now mindset. With examples from the Dalai Lama and Michael Jordan in ESPN’s The Last Dance.
Utah’s primary election is called   (20:35)7-7-2020
Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox wins Republican primary election for governor in Utah in a tight race between him and former Governor Jon Huntsman Junior. Deseret News’ Jay Evenson joins Boyd to break down the primary election results, and what it means for our future in light ...
Lessons from NASA’s Perseverance   (09:08)7-7-2020
Octavia Spencer helps NASA unveil new Mars rover, Perseverance on TODAY. Octavia is familiar with NASA as she was nominated for an Oscar for her roll in “Hidden Figure” which told the story of female African-American mathematicians who played a vital role in the Apollo progra...
Complex history: How lucky we are to be alive right now?   (10:48)7-6-2020
We are in a complex and messy place in history, but we have been there before and survived. As the massively popular musical Hamilton states, “Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now.” Utah is in a unique place to lead the world in pandemic recovery...
Counselor Jenny Howe: Coping with pandemic stress   (17:53)7-6-2020
Counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to discuss healthy ways to cope with pandemic stress using the CDC’s guidelines. Howe gives us tools and tips for setting mental health expectations amid the COVID pandemic. They discuss what we can we do to; “See something that inspires. Say s...
Heading downhill in this historical year   (10:41)7-6-2020
We have crossed the half-year mark of the historical year 2020; from pandemics to protests and a generous dollop of politics, this has been a challenging year for America. How can we come together and create beacons for hope amid this historical upheaval?
This Independence Day, transcend history   (28:21)7-2-2020
20 years ago George W. Bush stood at the NAACP convention acknowledging America’s faults and asked us to transcend this history, today a cry is uprising to obliterate monuments that reference this past. As Cardinal Dolan said, chipping away at memory is perilous. We must transc...
Let's not make monumental mistakes   (09:35)7-1-2020
Much has been made of late regarding monuments and statues and their place in our public spaces. Removing these monuments of history, and flawed human beings, can lead us down the slippery slope of not learning important lessons from our complicated past.
Tad Callister on The Founding Fathers — heroes or villains?   (08:21)7-1-2020
Author, Lawyer, and church leader Tad Callister joins Boyd to talk about his new opinion piece on Deseret News, "The Founding Fathers — heroes or villains?” They discuss the dangerous path of judging our past leaders on today’s standards, particularly when they fought for t...
Steve Hayes on TheDispatch.com   (11:39)7-1-2020
American Journalist and author Steve Hayes joins Boyd to talk about his new online opinion and news publication, The Dispatch.
Utah primaries and pandemic response   (09:08)7-1-2020
Today marks the first day of the second half of 2020, a year consumed with the Coronavirus pandemic and governmental elections. Boyd gives a recap of the latest results from last night’s Utah Primary Election, and an update on the state’s pandemic response.
Our hope in divine discontent   (08:51)6-30-2020
This Fourth of July, even amid the trials and tribulations currently facing our nation, we must lean into the divine discontent of the conflict between the aspirations written into the Declaration of Independence and the reality of our shortcomings. We have the hope of creating a...
The need for 200% accountability   (11:33)6-30-2020
Joseph Grenny, author, and chairman of The Other Side Academy joins Boyd to discuss applying lessons he has learned from felon reform to police reform. Primarily that permissive cultures value power over truth and that the only way to improve the integrity of such an organization...
Biden’s first presser in months   (07:45)6-30-2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is holding his first press conference today after going 89 days without. In the presser, the presumptive Democratic nominee is highly critical of the Trump administration pandemic and economic response as he continues to campaign for th...
Congressional candidates final push   (09:01)6-30-2020
Utah primary election ballots are due and Republican candidates are making their final pushes to make it on November’s Fourth District Congressional ballot. Boyd has been able to talk to each of the republican candidates (Trent Christensen, Kim Coleman, Jay McFarland, and Burge...
Vote for political courage   (09:44)6-29-2020
If ever there were a time when political courage should be the determining factor in deciding who to vote for, 2020 is that time.
Jennifer Graham on the promise of America   (08:46)6-29-2020
Deseret News reporter Jennifer Graham joins Boyd to talk about her article, “Can Americans live up to the promise of America?” With all the turmoil, grief, and conflict rolling across our nation, can we still reach for our ideal of “‘moral promise’? Theologians and thou...
The Utah gubernatorial candidates lessons on leadership   (09:57)6-29-2020
Utah primary election ballots are due tomorrow and Republican candidates are making their final pushes to make it on November’s governor’s ballot. Boyd has been able to talk to each of the republican candidates (Spencer Cox, Jon Huntsman Jr., Greg Hughes, and Thomas Wright) o...
The changing of flags and laws   (09:11)6-29-2020
Boyd breaks down the news from this weekend: The Supreme Court striking down a Louisiana abortion law is being praised by some and mourned by others. This weekend, Mississippi lawmakers voted to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag as it has become a design...
Inside Sources Special: Race Relations in Utah   (37:51)6-25-2020
n a KSL Newsradio special “Race Relations in Utah” Boyd talks with leaders across America on how we can improve the critical conversation that is race relations: Former congresswoman Mia Love joins Boyd with her perspective of the importance of improving race relations in Ut...
Candidate Conversations: Kim Coleman   (07:33)6-24-2020
Fourth District congressional candidate, Kim Coleman joins Boyd for a campaign update. Coleman is a Utah State Representative, has been named a champion of economic prosperity, and is running on a platform of, “Our home. Our values. Our America."
Political shenanigans prevent progress   (09:33)6-24-2020
The phrase of the day is “political shenanigans.” Politician's plays-for-power are preventing progress in the country in regards to police reform and more. In the midst of a pandemic and an election year, is pandering really helping America?
The problems with cancel culture   (10:09)6-24-2020
There are a plethora of problems when it comes to the current climate of cancel culture. It’s healthy to expose thorny character’s in history, but to eliminate them wholesale is a slippery slope. Deseret News’ Christian Sagers joins Boyd to discuss the situation. We apologi...
A need for certain trumpet leadership   (08:12)6-24-2020
The issue of leadership is in the front of Boyd’s mind today as we deal with challenges going on and uncertainty across the country. When people are uncertain they get off task. We need to have a ‘certain trumpet,’ like the ones in ancient battles that communicated essentia...
Turning anger into accountability   (08:33)6-23-2020
A recent Gallup poll shows that American’s across all parties got mad in June and are now letting those negative emotions go. While we should allow ourselves to feel these negative emotions, American’s are not an angry people. We always move on and must turn this anger into a...
Liberty and justice for all   (08:48)6-23-2020
Congressman Chris Stewart joins Boyd to discuss his recent opinion piece for the Deseret News, “Amid protests and reform, we truly need ‘liberty and justice for all.” What solutions can we find by coming together, instead of tearing each other apart?
Candidate Conversations: JayMac Mcfarland   (08:40)6-23-2020
Fourth District congressional candidate, "Jaymac" Mcfarland joins Boyd for a campaign update. JayMac is a former KSL Newsradio host. We drill down into how his unique experience as an observer can guide him to be a leader of action.
It’s time to take action   (10:24)6-23-2020
What is causing a surge in COVID-19 cases? Fatigue? Indifference? Loosened restrictions? No matter the cause state epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn and Utah’s hospital systems are pleading people to #MaskUpUtah or we might need to revert to an orange risk phase or legislative law...
Keep your eye on the ball   (06:48)6-22-2020
This summer will be like no other; whhile sunny-days usually mean baseball and backyard BBQs, this summer stretches out into the unknown reality of COVID-19. Recent stats show that the coronavirus is on the rise and that people are losing their focus on the preventative measures ...
Religious freedom and human rights   (11:30)6-22-2020
Gayle Manchin, Vice-Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recently joined Boyd on his Therefore, What? podcast to discuss how religious freedom is tied to human rights. Last week at The Religious Freedom Annual Review BYU Law event, speaker Dr. Alaa Mura...
Your Voice Your Vote: Political Courage   (10:00)6-22-2020
There is something that you need to think about before you cast your vote, not just for yourself, but for others. You know what the candidates are against, but what about what the candidates are for? Let’s shake up the system and ask ourselves how will the candidates show polit...
News roundup: Bolton v Trump   (09:56)6-22-2020
What a weekend for news! Trump held a rally amid a pandemic that showcased the vulnerabilities of our election process amid a pandemic, COVID is on the rise, and the Trump administration is trying to block former national security adviser John Bolton from publishing a new tell-al...
Thank your father figures   (08:00)6-18-2020
Society is reeling from the retreat of men from the home, neighborhood, and society. Society must begin to re-enthrone the vital role of fathers. The future of the world depends on it. Boyd encourages us all to thank our fathers and father figures for Father's Day.
Religious freedom in the COVID-19 era event   (09:00)6-18-2020
The Religious Freedom Annual Review BYU Law event is going on now and Boyd explores the thoughts presented. The theme for this year is, "Religion and Religious Freedom in the COVID-19 Era: Finding Community and Hope." Yesterday's speaker's included Dr. Alaa Murabit of the UN, and...
Candidate Conversations: Burgess Owens   (09:01)6-18-2020
Fourth District congressional candidate, Burgess Owens, joins Boyd for an update on his campaign. Owens is a black American and a former University of Miami and NFL star turned entrepreneur, who believed his unique voice and values can help lead the people he would serve to a gre...
Power and the problem with executive orders   (09:16)6-18-2020
Today the Supreme Court has overturned the Trump administration's 2017 executive order to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In a 5-to-4 opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberals in declaring the Trump administration was "arbitrary and...
Historical Lady Liberty   (07:30)6-17-2020
On June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Lady Liberty has grown to be an icon for America's hope, enlightenment, and unity. The sonnet on her pedestal reads, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refu...
Candidate Conversations: Trent Christensen   (07:16)6-17-2020
Fourth District congressional candidate, Trent Christensen, joins Boyd for a campaign update. He is known in the community as he serves as the President and CEO of VentureCapital.org. Boyd asks how would he apply his entrepreneurial experience to better the people he would serve?
Therefore, What?: Essentialism   (09:34)6-17-2020
Greg McKeown, the author of "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less," joined Boyd on his Therefore, What? podcast discussing the disciplined pursuit of less. McKeown’s advice can help people who feel overwhelmed learn what to focus on, which you can hear on his new “Es...
Injustice anywhere and everywhere   (10:25)6-17-2020
In an annual bipartisan tradition, senators read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail on the Senate Floor. The historical letter from 1963 states that "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." And in 2020 a reformation of justice is being demand...
Leaders should be challengers   (08:14)6-16-2020
Leaders should be challengers not pleasers. We should only elect leaders who are willing to challenge members of both parties, who live up to the ideals they profess and try to unite the nation with common solutions.
New Poll: Trump approval ratings   (08:47)6-16-2020
Boyd is joined by Scott Rasmussen to discuss his most recent poll on Trump’s approval ratings and how even amid turmoil there is always a reason for hope. Scott Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrepreneur, author, and regular contributor to Deseret Ne...
Mike Lee on boosting charitable giving   (10:23)6-16-2020
Charitable giving has been going down for the average American over the past several years and the impact the COVID crisis is making it even harder for charities and the people they help to make ends meet. Senator Mike Lee is working on bipartisan legislation to increase charitab...
Lincoln and leadership lessons   (08:06)6-16-2020
Leadership is a quality we sorely need in this country. Leadership like Abraham Lincoln who was brave enough to stand up for his principles and call out the hypocrisy of a nation that declared "all men are created equal" while enslaving a significant portion of them. Lincoln who ...
Moderation will create opportunities   (09:01)6-15-2020
Extremes are easy, while moderation is hard. As we fight quarantine exhaustion and the extremes of our former normal and the stay-at-home directives, we are now struggling to find the moderate middle ground. Restraint is difficult, but Boyd implores everyone to exercise the disci...
Rabbi Yehuda Gurwitz on cultivating generosity   (09:54)6-15-2020
Rabbi Yehuda Gurwitz, CEO of Charidy.com, joined Boyd on his Therefore, What? podcast to discuss cultivating generosity, even amid this pandemic. Charidy uses extensive research and psychology to help non-profit organizations crowdfund more donations and engagement, enabling them...
Happy 170th Birthday Deseret News!   (08:56)6-15-2020
Deseret News editor Doug Wilks helps us celebrate the 170th birthday of the newspaper and its commitment to being a source of light and truth. Wilks dives into the roots of the paper and the multi-platform enterprise it has become today.
News and hope   (09:32)6-15-2020
The world still turns amid a pandemic and the news keeps marching on; Boyd gives us a glimpse of the news you might have missed from Russia sentencing an American to 16 years on spying charges that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls “a mockery of justice," to The Supreme Cour...
Utah’s 2020 GOP Gubernatorial Forum   (23:19)6-11-2020
Presented by KSL Newsradio and World Trade Center Utah, hosted by Deseret News opinion editor Boyd Matheson and Miles Hansen, CEO of World Trade Center Utah. An in-depth discussion with Utah’s 2020 GOP gubernatorial candidates about Utah’s role in the global economy. Spencer ...
GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum preview   (06:50)6-10-2020
Miles Hasen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, joins Boyd to talk about their upcoming GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum tomorrow, June 11, 2020, airing on KSL Newsradio and streaming on multiple platforms.
Candidate Conversations: Gubernatorial candidate Chris Peterson   (08:54)6-10-2020
The Democratic candidate for Utah Governor Chris Peterson joins Boyd to discuss his campaign and platform. As a law professor and consumer protection advocate, Peterson is a believer in education, affordable healthcare, and standing up for Utah's workers. His running mate is Kari...
Wedge issues are blocking our progress.   (06:23)6-10-2020
If you want to bridge a divide you cannot continue to drive the wedge of division deeper. Wedge issues have always been apart of American politics, but over the past decade, they have divided our country to an unacceptable extreme.
A letter to the future   (08:22)6-9-2020
In 1976 Ronald Reagan was asked to write a letter that would be part of a hundred-year time capsule. The exercise proved to be a beneficial mental exercise for the soon-to-be president who beautifully contemplated the shape of the world for a century to come. As we face civil unr...
Rev. Amos Brown: Tangibilitate   (09:10)6-9-2020
Reverend Doctor Amos Brown joins Boyd to discuss the need to root out racism and to partner for racial harmony. The reverend was taught by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself and has been an active voice in the civil rights movement for decades. And importantly for today, the reve...
Counselor Jenny Howe: Talking to kids about racism   (08:31)6-9-2020
Counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to discuss the importance of, and how to, talk to your kids about racism. Having this crucial conversation may be intimidating but needs to happen at an early age to dissuade biases; from books to websites there are many ways to broach the subject.
Funerals and reform   (10:06)6-9-2020
George Floyd’s body will be laid to rest today after a private funeral. The black man's death at the hands of a white police officer has stirred up a movement that is changing the face of law enforcement, hopefully for the better. The cry of Black Lives Matter is reverberating ...
Bridging the divide   (08:09)6-8-2020
You cannot bridge the divide by driving the wedge of division deeper. An example of this is showcased in a joint op-ed piece, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP plead for arm-in-arm unity and understanding.
Kevin Harrington: Why you need a mentor   (09:16)6-8-2020
What advice does an original shark from “Shark Tank’ have for budding entrepreneurs? Get a mentor. Recently successful businessman and author Kevin Harrington joined Boyd on his “Therefore, What?” podcast to discuss his new book on how mentorship can be the catalyst for s...
Your Voice Your Vote: Politics and primaries   (07:06)6-8-2020
Politics are moving at a breakneck speed in response to our nation’s volatile state of division amid an election year. From the Democrats Justice in Policing Act of 2020 revealed today, to our state's gubernatorial race, there is plenty to cover in politics and primaries.
The Church and NAACP: Arm-in-arm for a better world   (13:02)6-8-2020
The power of friendship and collaboration is needed now more than ever in our divided and volatile world. In a joint op-ed piece, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP pled for arm-in-arm unity and understanding that would help heal the angry divide in our...
Turning a moment into a movement   (07:52)6-4-2020
America is really good at moments, but less good at movements. Fostering sustainable movements take more than reacting at the moment. In order to have a movement take hold, we have to set aside politics and profiteers to find real leadership willing to have a civil debate.
Joel Peterson: Facts over fear   (09:56)6-4-2020
Author and businessman Joel Peterson joins Boyd to discuss the need to place facts over fear as we face the COVID pandemic and national unrest.
Dave Noriega and work from home radio   (08:07)6-4-2020
Dave Noriega was in the building!... For the first time in months. Boyd chats with him about what it is like to host radio while working from home.
Historical movements start with the individual   (09:26)6-4-2020
Today marks the anniversary of two significant historical movements which led to civil rights progress; the pro-democratic protests which led to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and the passing of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in the United States. Both are ...
Incite vs. insight   (10:00)6-3-2020
We have to set aside anger and frustration in order to create new and lasting change. Anyone can incite anger, fear, and frustration. It takes someone brave to be patient, humble, and wise enough to be insightful on how to move forward.
Doug Wilks: Insight the newsroom   (09:48)6-3-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look inside the insight of the newsroom. How will we move forward as a state with the COVID pandemic, protests, and racial tension? These are the issues the newsroom takes very seriously.
Reverend Theresa Dear on racial compassion   (10:37)6-3-2020
Social entrepreneur and activist Rev. Theresa Dear has no problem taking on the tough conversations others shy away from. She joins Boyd to discuss the hard issue of racism against black Americans and how we can support members of other races.
Miles Hansen on the GOP gubernatorial candidate forum   (09:20)6-3-2020
Miles Hansen, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, joins Boyd to talk about their upcoming GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on June 11, 2020, airing on KSL Newsradio. The candidates will share their vision for how they would lead Utah’s international engagement in our...
Inside Sources Special: Utah Governor Republican Debate   (37:35)6-2-2020
Boyd breaks down the details from the Utah Debate Commission's gubernatorial debate. Are the issues for the candidates the same issues of Utahns? Do we even have enough options to choose a strong leader to serve Utah in this time of need?
The More We Get Together   (08:26)6-2-2020
In America, oneness is not sameness and the ties that bind us in unity are strengthened by our diversity. Boyd shares about his conversation with Reverand Doctor Amos Brown on the power of diversity, and how "The more we get together the happier we'll be."
Joseph Grenny on starting crucial conversations   (10:57)6-2-2020
Joseph Grenny gives us some guidance for starting a crucial conversation about race.
Scott Rasmussen new Utah gubernatorial poll   (08:06)6-2-2020
With last night’s Republican gubernatorial debate behind us, a  new poll is giving us insight into what the public is thinking of the candidates. Boyd is joined by Scott Rasmussen to dissect the recent poll and what it means for Utah’s future. Scott Rasmussen is an American ...
Gordon Smith on journalism today   (11:47)6-2-2020
It's the press’s job to report on the history they witness, despite this reality, many journalists have been attached physically in recent weeks. Members of the media have been targeted by protestors and police alike. National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordo...
From words to action   (09:24)6-1-2020
There are no words for the hatred and frustration many feel right now, from job losses, to the pandemic, to riotous protests. When words fail, it is time to ask what can we do? We can call out hate. We can volunteer in our communities. We can find ways to move from words to actio...
The Other Side Academy: Be part of the solution   (11:04)6-1-2020
The Other Side Academy's Dave Durocher joins to talk about their unique mission, and why they decided to be apart of the riot clean up. Together they ask, are you a part of the problem or a part of the solution?
Inside the Newsroom: Covering chaos   (08:46)6-1-2020
Doug Wilks gives us a look Inside the Newsroom, providing insight into how journalists cover events like this weekend protests and riots. He also reminds people that though the pandemic and protests remain, don’t forget Utah’s primary election with state debates starting toda...
Protests and empathy   (10:31)6-1-2020
It has been a difficult and emotional weekend with protests and a pandemic raging. While emotions are high we want to take a minute and remind everyone to slow down and empathize with the struggle of the other.
Show Preview: Calling out hate with Tim and Amanda   (07:41)6-1-2020
Boyd Matheson joins Tim Hughes and Amanda Dickson to discuss the need to open up to hard conversations surrounding hate and conflict. Beyond that, it is time to move from words to lasting action.
Adjusting our vision   (08:01)5-27-2020
KSL Newsradio is Honoring the Class of 2020 with speeches from high school graduates around our state. Today’s speech is from Gabrielle Petersen Ben Lomond High School in the Ogden School District, whos visual impairment is not stopping her from celebrating her educational achi...
Chewing gum, sticky situations, and the inescapable bond of trust   (12:12)5-27-2020
The increasing chasm between the rhetoric of political speech and the reality of what we get seems to be getting wider and wider. It has been said that integrity is what you do with your gum when no one is looking. Boyd dives a bit deeper into the metaphor.
Becky Bruce on the new Hope in Darkness podcast   (09:12)5-27-2020
Becky Bruce, host of KSL’s new Hope in Darkness podcast joins Boyd for a look at the new 12-part series. The podcast delves into the harrowing journey of Josh and Thamy Holt, who spent two years inside a notorious Venezuelan prison. This is a story about human rights, social ju...
Orbiting Optimism   (09:17)5-27-2020
History is unfolding today as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts into space, marking the first time since 2011 a mission is launched from U.S. soil, and the first time a commercial aerospace company carries humans into orbit. Boyd recently sat down with NASA Administrator Jim Brid...
Politics and chewing gum   (11:28)5-26-2020
It has been said that integrity is where you put gum when no one is looking. In Washington’s inaugural address he hoped  "that the foundations of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality.” The kind of public and private morali...
Herb Scribner catches us up on Twitter trends   (10:16)5-26-2020
Deseret News entertainment and trending editor Herb Scribner joins the show to break down the emerging trends from around the Twitterverse. People are turning to social media more than ever to socialize amid this pandemic, producing a wide array of topics and cultural moments. Sc...
Scott Rasmussen on public perceptions & presidential predictions   (11:16)5-26-2020
Boyd is joined by Scott Rasmussen to discuss the reality that politicians aren’t in control; they are controlled by events. How has the global COVID-19 pandemic shifted how Americans feel about their politicians and politics in general? Scott Rasmussen is an American politic...
Is the divisive political discourse causing a disconnect?   (09:01)5-26-2020
We are coming off a long Memorial Day weekend, and facing a longer summer of pandemic panic and political pushes. Boyd takes a look at this weekend’s news and the state of our political discourse; particularly the speech vs twitter rhetoric. Boyd asks if the political discourse...
Inside Sources Memorial Day 2020   (38:31)5-25-2020
Boyd Matheson presents a Memorial Day Special that blends new insights and old wisdom. This episode features new and old recordings from his Inside Sources radio show, Deseret News opinion pieces, and Therefore, What? podcast. Memorial Day is a special day to remember those who...
Nothing is more important than remembering   (10:41)5-21-2020
We are coming up to Memorial Day weekend, a weekend that marks more than the first day of summer. It is a day to remember those who have gone before us, a day to celebrate heroes, and a day to appreciate our families, home, and nation.
Jennie Taylor on honoring our Memorial Day heroes   (09:27)5-21-2020
Jennie Taylor discusses honoring our heroes and her work with The Major Brent Taylor Foundation. This Memorial Day remember to celebrate the members of our armed forces who serve and have served, along with their families.
Mack Wilberg on new Tabernacle Choir album 'When You Believe: A Night at the Movies'   (07:47)5-21-2020
The Tabernacle Choir has a new album releasing tomorrow, “When You Believe: A Night at the Movies.”  Boyd is joined by choir music director Mack Wilberg and general manager Scott Barrick to talk about the album which includes five inspirational music selections drawn from aw...
Honoring the class of 2020: Farmington vlogger virtually connecting crowds   (08:22)5-21-2020
Boyd continues 'Honoring the class of 2020' with a vlogger from Farmington High School, Nick Shirley. Nick started vlogging as a sophomore covering topics from marathons, pranks, pop culture conventions, and his teenage life. He has used this platform to help others by hosting ev...
Lessons from NASA: Staging   (05:09)5-20-2020
There are many lessons we can take from NASA’s push to the moon, today we focus on one concept learned as engineers developed the rockets that got us into space. When scientists tackled the problem of the massive amount of energy needed to get into orbit, they discovered the ne...
Sean Covey on The 7 Habits’ 30th Anniversary   (11:48)5-20-2020
There is now a new edition of Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” with personal insights from his son, Sean Covey. Sean joins Boyd to provide some insight into the now-classic and still-relevant book, including what he thinks his father would focus on ...
Lessons from The Last Dance   (09:14)5-20-2020
Boyd’s son Will joins to discuss the lessons he learned while watching ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance.’ The nature of athletic competition can teach us applicable lessons to everyday life, as illustrated by a graduating senior, and BYU basketball coach Mark Pope.
Divide the rage from the reason   (09:13)5-20-2020
The rhetoric of rage is everywhere these days, but this division is hindering not helping us as a nation. Today Boyd would like to slow down and explain the meaning behind his talk radio goal to 'divide the rage from the reason.' Even in the midst of a global pandemic, It is time...
Project Protect by the numbers   (09:16)5-19-2020
Let’s celebrate the numbers around Project Protect and the impact it has made. Project Protect is geared at providing frontline health workers with medical-grade masks. Today marks the last day to pick up sewing kits for the effort to make 5 million masks. Volunteers have put c...
Mental Health Month with Tava Health CEO Dallen Allred   (07:51)5-19-2020
May is Mental Health Month and awareness of mental health realities is needed more than ever amid the COVID pandemic. Today Tava Health announced an expansion of their mental telehealth services due to a $3 million seed round led by Peterson Ventures. This expansion will make rem...
Morgan Pratt on Huntington's Disease Awareness Month   (06:47)5-19-2020
May is Huntington's Disease Awareness Month and the Utah chapter president for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Morgan Pratt, joins Boyd to discuss the terminal disease and how listeners can help through donations. Morgan Pratt is diagnosed with Huntington's diseas...
Transparency is needed with federal COVID response   (10:37)5-19-2020
Today The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs met virtually in a congressional hearing reporting on the CARES Act, which provides fast and direct economic assistance for American families affected by the COVID pandemic. Because a massive government doesn’t come wit...
Storytime: Kindness is the Answer   (19:32)5-18-2020
Gather around listeners, because Boyd has a story to illustrate the need for kindness, smartness, and knowing we are important no matter how small or different we are. Imagine a world where every child, and every adult, grew up or grew old wanting to be kind. Teaching and living ...
Budgeting Recovery: How do we deal with COVID debt?   (19:14)5-18-2020
The economic impact of the COVID pandemic is just starting to be understood. Leaders from around the world are taking measures to ensure their citizens and economy survive by racking up a lot of debt. Congressman John Curtis joins Boyd to discuss the issue and how his “Deal wit...
Honoring the class of 2020: Riverton seniors win a C-SPAN prize   (05:38)5-14-2020
Boyd continues 'Honoring the class of 2020' with a couple of Riverton High seniors who have won a prize while educating others on a potential threat to democracy. Savannah Cobb and Preston Affleck are third-place winners in C-SPAN’s national 2020 StudentCam competition, for the...
The case for compassion   (10:20)5-13-2020
Even as we social distance and are deprived of touch -- we can still find and transmit compassion.
Lois Collins on coping with touch starvation   (07:12)5-13-2020
Are you feeling starved of touch amid this pandemic? Next, Desert News reporter Lois Collins joins Boyd to discuss her article on the importance of touch which includes some ways to cope. Science has shown that touch isn't just important for social health, but for an individual's...
Greg Hughes calls for transparency   (09:54)5-13-2020
Utah state officials have spent over $108 million in response to the COVID pandemic, suspending usual bidding requirements as they scrambled to make the best choices to prepare and protect the state. While some say these steps were necessary in these hard times, others are being ...
Brian Kilmeade on lessons from Sam Houston   (09:17)5-13-2020
Broadcaster and best-selling author Brian Kilmeade joins Boyd to discuss his book, “Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History,” available now in paperback on Amazon and other booksellers. There are many lessons from the Alamo we can a...
Overcoming weariness   (06:46)5-12-2020
It is no surprise that during the COVID crisis many people are feeling overwhelmed. Today Boyd illustrates the need for activities that help you overcome this weariness, from walking the dog to serving others.
Mike Lee on the need for FISA reform   (11:23)5-12-2020
Senator Mike Lee joined Boyd to discuss the need for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reform. The Bipartisan FISA Reform Bill was introduced by Lee and Senator Patrick Leahy to provide protections to American’s civil liberties while continuing protection from foreign power...
Candidate Conversations: Kim Coleman   (07:53)5-12-2020
Fourth District candidate Kim Coleman joins Boyd to discuss her campaign and the need for leadership in these trying times. The COVID pandemic has provided a unique experience and challenge for our politicians. Coleman gives her take on how we can move forward as a state and nati...
COVID hearings and contemplations   (11:28)5-12-2020
With Senate hearings and re-opening debates, there are so many COVID questions to contemplate today. To re-open or not to reopen? Was and is our nation's response to the COVID pandemic adequate? What about our local and social response? We dissect the rhetoric today in the hopes ...
If you must speak, ask a question   (10:22)5-11-2020
Our ability to have meaningful dialogue with each other is being endangered by too much technology, too little listening, and a culture where angry rants rule the day. It seems that our interactions, both online and in-person, have devolved into a series of collective monologues,...
Doug Wilks: Is the media asking the right questions?   (10:08)5-11-2020
Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News, gives us a look inside the newsroom. Wilks replies to criticism on how the media is reporting the COVID pandemic by Newt Gingrich from Boyd’s ‘Therefore, What?’ podcast. Wilks offers insight into how reporters are attempting to ask th...
Contradictory polls leads to deeper questions   (10:08)5-11-2020
Boyd is joined by pollster Scott Rasmussen to discuss the contradictory poll results about reopening the economy. Americans' seemingly contradictory results provide an opportunity to better understand the public mood in a more nuanced manner.
Let's callout the positive   (08:50)5-11-2020
Let’s move away from the doom-and-gloom news and call out the positive;  From the second volume fo The Disney Family Singalong to the local news of organization giving masks to those in need, there is plenty to call out.
Honoring the class of 2020: Commencement advice   (08:57)5-7-2020
As we kick off the series Honoring the Class of 2020, we have some cultivated advice for those who are graduating. From John Krasinski’s Some Good News graduation episode to texts from our audience, and Boyd’s own thoughts.
What is the National Day of Prayer?   (09:27)5-7-2020
Today is the National Day of Prayer and studies are showing that people are turning to prayer now more than ever. Prayer, meditation, self-reflection, whatever you call that time of quiet introspection, it can be a powerful force for good. No matter your philosophy, there are way...
Paying it forward from 1847   (09:17)5-6-2020
Community problem solving and international friendship is triumphing over the coronavirus. Citizens of America and the world are voluntarily coming together to lift their neighbors. A prime example of this is how people in Ireland, inspired by an act of generosity by Native Amer...
Want to win an ad campaign from the wildly viral Harmon Brothers agency?   (07:40)5-6-2020
Harmon Brothers advertising agency CEO Benton Crane joins Boyd to talk about the need for entrepreneurial creativity, even amid the coronavirus crisis. His company is behind some of the internet's most beloved viral advertisements like Squatty Potty, Purple Mattresses, and Poo-Po...
Newt Gingrich’s international perspective of COVID   (15:25)5-6-2020
Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives – Newt Gingrich joined Boyd this morning from Rome to discuss his opinion on leadership amid the COVID pandemic. Gingrich’s perspective overseas coupled with his decades of public service offers a different view of ...
The transformative power of teachers   (08:52)5-5-2020
It is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and the transformative power of our educators is more effident now than ever. Teachers, you have made a difference. Your work shapes the entire course of the world. And we have an example from Dr. Suess to illustrate, “Hooray For Diffe...
Rob Bishop on fixing Utah’s broken election system   (10:21)5-5-2020
Congressman Rob Bishop joins Boyd to discuss Utah’s electoral system. As a longtime representative of the state in a variety of roles, and a lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, he feels he is uniquely positioned to fix Utah’s broken election system.   ‘Inside Sources wit...
National Teacher Appreciation Day with Superintendent Dickson   (09:14)5-5-2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson is joining us to talk about National Teacher Appreciation Day and Week. Utah’s educators have really stepped up to the challenges of the COVID pandemic, moving their physical classes into the digital realm with short not...
More volunteers wanted for Project Protect   (09:16)5-5-2020
Let’s rally around Project Protect, the effort geared at providing frontline health workers with medical-grade masks. The project needs more volunteers to sign up today for the sewing of these masks. Sarah Weaver from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joins Boyd f...
May the Fourth be a lesson of hope   (39:15)5-4-2020
Today we break past barriers of differences to unite over a fan-favorite franchise, Star Wars. May the Fourth be with you as we apply lessons from the franchise into our current world. Today we cover everything from The Tabernacle Choir’s release of their recording of “Duel o...
I choose to climb: The view from higher up   (07:35)4-30-2020
Now more than ever, we need to make the choice to choose to climb. As we ride out this pandemic, many of us feel lower than we have in ages, but if we can remember that view from higher up is better, it can give us the motivation to lift ourselves up and move forward.  'Inside...
Scott Rasmussen on shifting COVID opinions   (09:39)4-30-2020
Boyd is joined by Scott Rasmussen to discuss the shifting opinions of the American public in regards to the ongoing COVID restrictions and quarantines. Scott Rasmussen is an American political analyst, digital media entrepreneur, author, and regular contributor to Deseret News. ...
NASA’s Ingenuity   (07:44)4-30-2020
NASA has named its new Mars helicopter 'Ingenuity,'and the significance of the name is a lesson we are learning right now. The helicopter will join the rover Perseverance. They will be part of the Artemis project taking us back to the Moon and then onto Mars, using an all women a...
Five work rituals to feel safe   (10:15)4-30-2020
As the nation tentatively starts to open up, it's up to our leaders to help us mind the 'Danger Gap' and create a work culture where individuals can 'Be Safe and Feel Safe.' Yesterday author and business strategist Joseph Grenny gave us some tips on how to encourage this sa...
The true pursuit of happiness   (07:53)4-29-2020
Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase 'the pursuit of happiness' into the Declaration of Independence, but it is essential to remember that the expression is not meant to be a reason for selfishness but a plea for virtue, discipline, and service. These values applauded by our Foundi...
Cotopaxi CEO Davis Smith on a mask for every Utahn   (08:53)4-29-2020
Cotopaxi founder and CEO, Davis Smith, started his outdoor gear company with a humanitarian mission at its core; Do Good. Yesterday Gov. Herbert announced that Davis Smith and Cotapaxi would be ‘doing good’ for the state of Utah as they help manufacture 2 million masks for...
Joseph Grenny on bridging the ‘danger gap’   (10:04)4-29-2020
Social scientist, author, and business leader Joseph Grenny shares some tips on how to create a 'Be Safe. Feel Safe' work culture. Learn more, view the webinar, and sign up for training at VitalSmarts.com.
A day for cautious celebration   (08:45)4-29-2020
Today we have many reasons for cautious celebration. Governor Herbert announced the state will begin easing COVID restrictions on Friday and a plan to provide ‘A Mask for Every Utahn.’ While we still need to be vigilant in following guidelines to protect those most endangered...
Churchill's empire of the mind is even more important today   (07:31)4-28-2020
Winston Churchill once said that the "empires of the future will be empires of the mind." Boyd discusses why this mindset of learning is even more important in our day and age.
An invitation to 'future-back' thinking   (09:47)4-28-2020
Author and business strategist Mark Johnson joined Boyd to discuss his new book, "Lead from the Future" – on this week’s episode of “Therefore, What?.
Hinckley Institute's Jason Perry on Utah's primary elections   (09:11)4-28-2020
Hinckley Institute's Jason Perry on the Utah primary elections, from the governor's race to the fourth district
Leadership and the potential VP nominations   (09:27)4-28-2020
There is a lot of chatter on who Biden will choose as his vice-presidential running mate.  His choice could change the direction of leadership in our nation.
The significance of the insignificant   (08:26)4-27-2020
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Derek Brown on Utah GOP’s virtual state convention   (08:28)4-27-2020
Derek Brown, Chairman of the Utah Republican Party joins Boyd to discuss Utah GOP's Virtual Convention
John Curtis believes in small business   (08:18)4-27-2020
Congressman John Curtis joins Boyd to discuss the importance of assisting small businesses amid the coronavirus crisis.
One plus one equals 5 million   (10:44)4-27-2020
Saturday marked a significant milestone for the Project Protect geared at providing frontline health workers with medical-grade masks; 1 million masks were collected!
The past is a present to the future   (08:31)4-23-2020
The past is truly a present for our future. Amid the ravages of a global pandemic, is it important to remember we have made it through times like this before.
Candidate Conversations: Trent Christensen   (07:47)4-23-2020
Fourth District congressional candidate, Trent Christensen, joins Boyd to discuss his campaign.
Joel Peterson’s on Entrepreneurial Leadership even in trying times   (11:21)4-23-2020
Chairman, CEO, adjunct professor, and author Joel Peterson joins Boyd to discuss his new book, "Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff."
Don’t countdown, count-up   (08:08)4-23-2020
What greater advice can we take on observing the big picture than the advice from astronaut Scott Kelly to Boyd on his ‘Therefore, What?’ podcast. Instead of focusing on the ‘count down’ let’s focus on ‘counting up.”
Conversations with Utah candidates   (26:29)4-22-2020
Today Boyd talks to candidates from political races across Utah to hear their take on what is important for the Beehive State.
A chance for earth on Earth Day   (08:54)4-22-2020
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and it is proving to be a significant one. As populations stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, drive less, and change their pollution habits, our skies are clearing. The
Should we pause immigration for a while?   (08:35)4-21-2020
Should we pause immigration for a while? President Trump tweeted that he would like to suspend immigration in light of the coronavirus crisis.
The wisdom of Mark Twain   (08:38)4-21-2020
oday we want to slow down and follow the wisdom of the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," Mark Twain.
Scott Kelly: An astronauts advice on social distancing   (11:59)4-21-2020
Astronaut Scott Kelly has some life lessons to share about ‘spacial’ distancing and maintaining motivation in isolation. This Friday he will join The Natural History Museum of Utah for a free live Q&A session online. This is part of the museum's Research Quest series inviti...
We're only in the fifth inning; the game is not yet won   (08:52)4-20-2020
Long before our current crisis, being 'safe at home' was a phrase more closely tied to baseball.
Herb Scribner on how COVID is changing entertainment   (08:40)4-20-2020
From star-studded signaling, benefit concerts, and ESPN documentaries, to quarantine streaming marathons people are finding ways to connect to each other and the media they love.
COVID is taking a bite out of the dental industry   (09:41)4-20-2020
COVID is taking a bite out of the dental industry. Weston Lunsford, CEO of  Dental Intelligence joins Boyd to discuss how the coronavirus is impacting the industry.
COVID lessons from the Revolutionary War   (09:29)4-20-2020
April 19th marks the anniversary of the start of the American Revolutionary War, a world-changing event that reflected community and cultural change years and even generations in the making.
Civil liberty and the Cure   (09:14)4-16-2020
Are liberty and civil society at risk in the pursuit of the cure? If the cure for COVID19 is the loss of liberty and civil society, our success will be a failure.
Scott Rasmussen on what Americans want opened first   (07:21)4-16-2020
What do Americans want opened first? A new poll shows that top priority is letting people gather in homes, followed closely by churches and schools.
Spencer Cox on leadership lessons amid crisis and elections   (08:59)4-16-2020
Spencer Cox is juggling the duties of being Utah’s Lieutenant Governor in the middle of a pandemic while running in Utah gubernatorial race.
Responding with kindness   (09:08)4-16-2020
Responding to the COVID crisis can be as simple as applying the principles we learned in kindergarten: show kindness, wash your hands, and share with others.
Lessons from this-day-in-history: Apollo 13 and Jackie Robinson   (08:14)4-15-2020
April 14th and 15th are the anniversaries of some pretty significant events in history, many of which can teach us how to handle challenging times today.
Sen. Lee on endorsing Huntsman for Governor   (09:53)4-15-2020
Sen. Mike Lee joins Boyd along with Jon Huntsman to discuss Lee’s endorsement of Huntsman in the crowded Utah gubernatorial race.
Democratic leaders are rallying behind Biden   (09:22)4-15-2020
Over the past week, Biden has had some big political names endorsing him for the Democratic presidential ticket.
Leadership In Turbulent Times: from Lincoln to Now   (10:00)4-14-2020
‘Leadership In Turbulent Times: from Lincoln to Now. Featuring a ‘Therefore, What?’ podcast excerpt from Boyd conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Utah gubernatorial candidate Thomas Wright gives an update   (08:48)4-14-2020
Utah gubernatorial race candidate Thomas Wright breaks-down what he sees as the issues of today.
'JayMac' is on the ballot!   (08:39)4-14-2020
‘JayMac’ Macfarland made it onto the GOP primary ballot with over 13,000 signatures of support.
Utah gubernatorial candidate Greg Hughes has an announcement   (10:15)4-14-2020
Utah gubernatorial race candidate Greg Hughes makes an announcement today.
Finding the road to happiness   (10:41)4-13-2020
The road to happiness and prosperity doesn’t need to be as difficult as we try to make it. In the late 1800s, an unknown author penned a set of principles titled “The Road to Happiness.” The years have flown, the centuries have turned, times have changed, and technology has...
Matt Continetti on coronavirus and the common good   (11:36)4-13-2020
American political journalist Matt Continetti is worried about the repercussions the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our civil liberty.
Easter's flame of hope   (09:23)4-13-2020
We are just coming off of a holiday weekend like no other. A Holy Week where despite faith being quarantined, humanity is coming together in different ways to uplift, enrich, and encourage each other.
Finding the 'essence' of things   (08:07)4-9-2020
The novel coronavirus crisis is disrupting lives, but it is also giving people the opportunity to evaluate their lives. Allowing us to discover the “essence” of things, much life Jeff Caplan connects the essence of an issue in an on his  My Minute of News each weekday. Boyd ...
Reverend Doctor Moses on hope this Easter season   (08:32)4-9-2020
Reverend Doctor Oscar T. Moses of Salt Lake’s Calvary Baptist Church joins Boyd to talk about what people are in need of in this time more than anything else, hope. It is important to continue to connect with each other, ourselves, and our God. And Dr. Moses has some advice on ...
Sheri Dew on the power of fasting   (09:48)4-9-2020
Boyd shares his conversation with Sheri Dew on the upcoming Good Friday fast that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ leader President Nelson has challenged members and others to participate in. Dew talks about Nelson’s unique position as a man of faith and science, ...
What does Sanders dropping mean for the election?   (09:08)4-9-2020
The presidential election of 2020 just lost another democratic candidate, Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday morning that he was dropping out of the race. What does that mean for the Democratic Party? What lessons can we learn from this race?
Put yourself on paper   (08:23)4-8-2020
Boyd is known for his belief in the power of the pen having written a book on the subject and promoting the principle proudly. The ease of technology will never replace the warmth, power, and influence of handwritten expression, and the effort of handwriting can open ourselves up...
Sarah Weaver on the significance of a worldwide fast   (08:13)4-8-2020
The world is answering the call of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,' leader, President Nelson, who has invited members and individuals worldwide to join the battle against COVID-19 with fasting and prayer on Good Friday. Sarah Weaver from The Church News discusses...
The science of social change with Joseph Grenny   (09:42)4-8-2020
Joseph Grenny, author and chairman of The Other Side Academy joins Boyd to discuss the science of social change. As we face the coronavirus pandemic, how is our behavior changing to better the greater world? And we check on how the Academy is continuing to help in this crisis.
Time to thank and help small businesses   (09:45)4-8-2020
Small business embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of America and they are feeling the crush of the COVID-19 crisis. The small business dream of the ‘pursuit of happiness’ does not have to end now; politicians, businessmen, and leaders are providing advice for owners and insp...
COVID-19: give faith and reason a try   (09:06)4-7-2020
The coronavirus crisis is causing politicians to reach across the aisle for solutions, but there is another aisle we need to not just cross, but merge, in this pandemic. That is the link, not distance, between faith and science. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' leader...
Derek Brown on looking for leadership amid ‘virus voting’   (07:46)4-7-2020
Despite a statewide stay-at-home order and a worldwide pandemic, Wisconsin is marching forward with primary elections. Despite efforts to postpone the election, the state Supreme Court ruled that voting will continue. What can we learn from this situation when it applies to our o...
Scott Rasmussen on educating in our ‘new’ virtual world   (08:29)4-7-2020
COVID-19 is not creating a new digital era of communications and commerce, but forcing us to recognize the virtual era we are already in. The digital revolution has been in the works for decades, so why are we just catching up to its execution now? Particularly in areas where it ...
Will the White House communications shuffle set us back?   (10:29)4-7-2020
With White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham stepping down, what does the White House communications plan look like now? Educating and enlightening a nation requires consistent communication, without communication people will not change. We must continue talking to create a...
We must keep literally building our future   (07:57)4-6-2020
Even amid times of significant trial, we must keep building a future in order to have faith in that future. We must employ the lesson of the continual construction of the unfinished capitol dome during the Civil War and keep our construction visible. Today we have the opportunity...
Franklin Covey’s Scott Miller on choosing to be proactive   (08:59)4-6-2020
Franklin Covey’s Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership, Scott Miller, joins Boyd to talk about being proactive despite your circumstances. He explains how you have the freedom to choose how you react to life, and how these challenges/opportunities fall into two areas o...
Senator  Mike Lee on inadequate FISA safeguards   (10:01)4-6-2020
Today we ask if the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court safeguards are inadequate at curbing governmental abuse of power. Sen. Mike Lee joins Boyd to discuss his very outspoken opinion on the topic and how he has gained support across party lines because of it.
This is not the time to panic   (09:04)4-6-2020
This is not the time to panic nor is it the time to hyperfocus on ourselves. The COVID-19 pandemic is worldwide and leaders from around the world are addressing the crisis.
What to do with the time we have?   (07:38)4-2-2020
In light of the current COVID-19 quarantine regulations, many find themselves with extra time on their hands at home. Boyd talks about a few important ways to get the most of our this new "free time", and the answer may be simpler than you think.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor a...
Raising Generations   (12:07)4-2-2020
Maria Shilaos joins Boyd to talk about her General Conference special "Raising Generations", a look at how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's new youth program without the involvement of the Boy Scouts of America. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, tak...
Boyd reads a story, 'What Do You Do with A Problem?'   (09:34)4-2-2020
April 2 is International Children's book day, and in honor of the day, Boyd read us a story titled, "What Do You Do with A Problem?" by Kobi Yamada Listeners chime in with their favorite children's stories. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News,...
Elections and announcements   (09:36)4-2-2020
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are trying to reach voters through digital platforms, to varying degrees of success. Also, Utah gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham announces Senator Dan McCay as his running mate.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside...
Even amid trials, find opportunities to laugh!   (08:43)4-1-2020
Find opportunities for humor. Laughter persists as people create memes and musical parodies amid the coronavirus crisis.
Spence Eccles: free online course to help small businesses amid COVID-19   (08:51)4-1-2020
Spence Eccles on a free online course to help small businesses amid COVID-19
Huntsman on preventing global economic disaster   (09:03)4-1-2020
Jon Huntsman Jr joined Boyd to discuss his bold plan to prevent global economic disaster.
Is there a pandemic on democracy?   (09:13)4-1-2020
From Hungary to the USA to our local response, can democracy cope with the coronavirus?
Leaning into the opportunity of silence   (06:38)3-31-2020
The world has faced times of crisis before, and throughout those periods of history great works of art, science, and life came to fruition.
Utah coronavirus response polls with Scott Rassmussen   (08:28)3-31-2020
Pollster Scott Rasmussen discusses a recent poll on Utah thinks of governmental response to COVID-19
Therefore, What?: BYU basketball coach Mark Pope on coping with 'March Sadness'   (09:29)3-30-2020
BYU basketball Coach Mark Pope joined Boyd’s ‘Therefore, What?’ podcast to discuss coping with change in the light of the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament
Miles Hansen of the World Trade Center Utah on Utah's economic plan and future.   (10:58)3-30-2020
Miles Hansen of the World Trade Center Utah on Utah's economic plan amid crisis
Remembering Bob Garff with Sheri Dew   (09:08)3-30-2020
Sheri Dew on the passing of her mentor Bob Garff
How to greet the day? With peace and perspective   (09:27)3-30-2020
We have to look past the fear in current headlines and greet the day with peace and perspective
Take time for sacred idleness   (09:20)3-26-2020
The pressures of daily life have been exponentially multiplied by the coronavirus outbreak. It's time to take the advice of 19th Century writer, poet and minister George MacDonald who advocated for what he referred to as "sacred idleness". Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret...
Protecting the most vulnerable in times of crisis   (08:51)3-26-2020
People struggling with mental health concerns have challenges at the best of times. The upheaval resulting from the coronavirus epidemic can have serious consequences for these individuals. Dema Ollerton, Behavioral Health Supervisor at the University of Utah, shares important in...
Staying organized while working from home   (09:25)3-26-2020
The shift from working in an office to working at home has severely impacted daily routines and some have found they struggle to maintain the same level of productivity. Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership for FranklinCovey, joins the show with helpful su...
We have a bill but no baseball   (09:21)3-26-2020
While we are missing MLB's traditional opening day, at least we have a bill speeding through congress that provides some economic relief to those hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic. Also, we have Harry Caray and James Earl Jones to help us get through until our favorite sport r...
We are in for a big test of our bounce-ability   (09:39)3-25-2020
The people of America are in for a big test of their bounce-ability.
Relief response: help your hive   (09:44)3-25-2020
Utah has a great opportunity to capitalize on our community's hivemind as we lead the world at caring
Is coronavirus economic relief in sight?   (10:39)3-25-2020
Derek Miller of the Salt Lake Chamber joins Boyd to discuss how these State &and federal coronavirus response plans can help Uah
Everyday play by play with Dave McCann   (10:58)3-25-2020
KSL's Dave McCann joins for some sporty fun as he gives us some everyday play by play commentary.
Creating security with kindness   (09:48)3-24-2020
Too often we try to control life and create our own brand of security, but that is an unrealistic expectation.
Connecting amid the Coronavirus: the addiction recovery community   (10:01)3-24-2020
Todd Sylvester on helping those in the addiction recovery community amid the Coronavirus crisis.
Taking this time to be proactive   (08:37)3-24-2020
Scott Miller of FranklinCovey gives us some proactive tips on adapting The 7 Habits for these uncertain times.
The country is need of unity not arguments   (10:40)3-24-2020
It is time for Congress and the leaders of our nations to stop squabbling and start leading.
A political battle amid a global pandemic   (39:08)3-23-2020
Senator Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor this morning to excoriate democrats who he says packed way too many special projects into the latest COVID-19 government funding bill. James Wallner calls in to talk all things senate and current poltiics, and Senator Mike Lee join...
Counselor Jenny Howe on helping teens deal with the Coronavirus crisis   (10:19)3-19-2020
Counselor Jenny Howe on how parents can help teens adapt during the Coronavirus crisis.
Utah’s gubernatorial race update: the Cox-Henderson ticket   (08:45)3-19-2020
Lt. Gov. Cox announced Utah Sen. Deidre Henderson as his running mate  for Utah’s governor's race
With earthquakes, coronavirus, and the market crashing, we need social grace   (14:31)3-18-2020
At today's press conference following this morning's earthquake, Mayor Mendenhall reminded us of the need for social grace in times of emergencies. While we should always look for the helpers, it is also critical we be the helpers. We can make a difference by being prepared and c...
This is not the new normal, just the new now   (09:45)3-17-2020
There is a saying going around: "Welcome to the new normal". This can be misleading and discounts both the hope for a better tomorrow and the idea that many things that existed before the outbreak of the coronavirus will return. We want the perspective to change from thinking of ...
What do teens think about the coronavirus? We go in-depth   (08:41)3-17-2020
News stories often focus on the efforts being made to slow the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, as well as those who have been infected by it. But the resulting disruption has a hidden impact on teens that doesn't get much coverage. Boyd's son, Will Mattheson shares his...
How are people feeling right now? The polls might surprise you   (07:51)3-17-2020
With the upheaval surrounding protecting ourselves from the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, there is an opportunity for people to be depressed, upset or even apathetic. Analyst Scott Rasmussen joins us to discuss what the latest poll reveals about how people are feelin...
While the news is changing, it's important to keep things in perspective   (10:48)3-17-2020
More news broke today regarding COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, including an announcement that the government hopes to send checks soon to most Americans to help offset the financial impact of the disease as well as preparation efforts locally. We look at the hope in the news an...
Look for the helpers amid the Coronavirus crisis   (39:15)3-16-2020
In a time of fear we are choosing to follow the advice of Mr. Rogers as we look for and become the helpers.
Keep calm and wash your hands   (38:33)3-12-2020
We dive deep today on what is happening around the globe with coronavirus. Scott Rasmussen calls in to remind us there's Presidential election happening, and Boyd talks to former Anbassador John M. Huntsman about his reaction to the spread of the virus.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion E...
Square your shoulders when you want to shrug them   (08:01)3-11-2020
What is our duty as citizens during trying and challenging times? Boyd tells the story of Anybody, Somebody, Nobody, and Everybody. It's always easier to shift civic responsability, but at the end of the day, the buck will stop somewhere.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Desere...
Church announces no audience admitted to 2020 April Conference   (09:17)3-11-2020
Sarah Weaver, Editor of the Church News, joins Boyd in studio to discuss the announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to limit General Conference attendees at the Conference Center to speakers and essential personnel only.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor ...
A republic, if you can keep it   (09:08)3-10-2020
At the Constutional Convention of 1787, a woman reportedly stopped Benjamin Franklin as asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Franklin famously replied, "A republic, if you can keep it.".  Franklin's words are just as true today as they were then; ou...
Gubernatorial candidate Thomas Wright   (07:46)3-10-2020
As the race for the Utah Governor's seat warms up, the first candidate to make it on the ballot is real estate CEO Thomas Wright. Wright joins Boyd to talk about the goals of his campaign and what motivated him to throw his hat in the ring ahead of November's election. Boyd Math...
Scott Rasmussen on "Big Tuesday" numbers   (10:19)3-10-2020
Pollster Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to talk about the democratic primary polling numbers, a few key senate races, and what the landscape could look like in the coming weeks. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current even...
Big Tuesday: the race to the White House   (08:56)3-10-2020
Another slate of states head to the polls today in the race for the United State Presidency. Joe Biden has popped to the surface as the democratic frontrunner, and Bernie Sanders is still in the game, for now.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the ...
Marie Osmond and Randy Boothe talk Young Ambassadors   (17:49)3-9-2020
On March 28, Marie Osmund will host a 50th Anniversiary Young Ambassadors Special at the Marriott Center in Provo. Osmund and Randy Boothe, Artistic Director for the Young Ambassadors, join Boyd in-studio to talk about the event, the legacy of the performing group, and what atten...
What do the numbers say?   (09:42)3-5-2020
As the results of Super Tuesday solidifies wins and losses, pollster Scott Rasmussen joins the show to add his analysis on the major campaign numbers and the trending issues moving forward.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political new...
What happens in the 16th second?   (10:14)3-5-2020
Kyle Martin was the 2019 Valedictorian at King's Academy. His commencement address went viral and for good reason. He tells of the 15 seconds of excitement he felt when he found out he was the top student...and what he learned from that 16th second when the adrenaline died down....
What's the role of money in elections?   (09:26)3-5-2020
There's a lot of talk about millionaires and billionaires in this elections cycle, but how much does money talk in politics? With the amount of money spent on each of the presidential campaigns, can money buy an election? Or do grass roots still make the difference?  Boyd Mathe...
Drama on the steps of the Supreme Court   (09:22)3-5-2020
After a ruling on abortion rights inside the walls of the Supreme Court, Senator Chuck Schumer stood on the steps of the court and condemned two justices in blunt rhetoric. Many have blasted the Senator for his words, including Senate Majority leader Mitch Mcconnell and Boyd hims...
How stories shape our world   (06:38)3-4-2020
Business mogul Jack Welch passed away earlier this week. He left behind a legacy of life lessons; Boyd hones in on the magnate's focus on stories and how they helped him build businesses and shape the world.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the la...
The importance of stories: a conversation with Veggie Tales's Phil Vischer   (12:30)3-4-2020
Children all over the world have watched and loved the biblically-based cartoon "Veggie Tales". Creator Phil Vischer joins Boyd to talk about the creation of the show and why stories are so important when it comes to teaching kids about morality.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor a...
Salt Lake City's new Greek cultural center   (09:28)3-4-2020
KSL NewsRadio anchor Maria Shilaos joins Boyd to talk about the new Greek cultural center in the works in downtown Salt Lake City. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's dis...
Scott Rasmussen breaks down the numbers   (07:48)3-3-2020
Polling and analytics expert Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to talk about his projections for the Super Tuesday elections. 14 states head to the polls today; is it Bernie's game to lose or will Biden knock him off his lead? Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you ins...
Local election election information on Super Tuesday   (08:33)3-3-2020
Amelia Powers Gardner is the Utah County Clerk/Auditor and joins Boyd to help breakdown election details on the day of Utah's first ever Super Tuesday primary. She helps debunk a few pollings myths and talks about the security behind the polling booths in Utah.  Boyd Matheson,O...
Mike Bloomberg on his run for the presidency   (09:57)3-3-2020
Mike Bloomberg is outspending his fellow democratic presidential candidates by millions of dollars, but will the effort translate to votes? Boyd talks with him about his campaign, and where he's going after Super Tuesday.    Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes...
Ramping up to Super Tuesday   (19:40)3-2-2020
With fewer than 24 hours until the voting at the polls begins, Pete Buttigieg announces he is ending his campaign as Bernie Sanders moves closer to grabbing the nomination for the Democratic presidential ticket. Jason Perry from the Hinkley Institute of Politics joins Boyd to bre...
Megan McCardle from the Washington Post   (09:20)3-2-2020
Syndicated columnist Megan McCardle joins Boyd in-studio to talk about her projections for Super Tues and what she thinks the candidates need to do to move the needle closer to their respective camps.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest po...
How to moderate a heated debate?   (18:35)2-27-2020
Boyd breaks down the most recent democratic debate and where it fell apart and specifically calls out the moderators for losing control early on. Herb Scribner joins us on the show to talk about his suggestions for moderation at debates (electric shock?) and goes over the latest ...
Does Utah need a homeless czar?   (08:49)2-27-2020
Representative Kim Coleman has proposed a bill to implement a centralized leadership role in the state to help combat homeless issues. She talks to Boyd about the pros and cons of her proposal and what the state can do to improve help to the most vulnerable populations.  Boyd M...
A heated debate ahead of Super Tuesday   (19:22)2-26-2020
Last night, the remaining democatic candidates squared-off inthe final debate before Super Tuesday. The night heated up fast as each candidate jockied for airtime and jabs, with front-runner Bernie Sanders absorbing the brunt if the critisiscm from his oponents.  Boyd Matheson,...
How do we find the political candidates we derserve?   (10:28)2-26-2020
A year before the 2016 presidential election, Boyd wrote that what was happening in the early stages of the election was a result of a growing un-ease with mainstream politicians. In 2020, as we look down the barrel of an election between incumbent Donald Trump and potential demo...
Why should you treat your employees like family?   (11:25)2-26-2020
Utah State University family scholar David Schramm recently studied what makes successful businesses great places to work. Overwhelmingly, business leaders who treated their employees like a family cultivated happier, more stable work environments than those who kept things more ...
Helping through healing; the Red Barn Academy's mission of hope   (10:03)2-25-2020
For men who find themselves on the wrong side of the law or in-deep with substance abuse, options may seem limited. Utah is a haven for alternative treatment centers, including The Red Barn Acadamy, a facility geared towards building life-skills and healing broken lives through e...
Just do and hope will follow   (07:16)2-25-2020
The theologian John Wesley once said, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” Most of us understand the need to constantly give all that we can in the pursuit ...
Where do the candidates stand?   (11:31)2-25-2020
Another democratic debate is set for this evening in South Carolina and the candidates are lining up to spar with now-frontrunner Bernie Sanders. Boyd suggest in order to seperate themselves from the pack, candidates need to pitch themselves against Donald Trump, not each other....
Bernie on Castro and Trump on Sotomayor   (10:04)2-25-2020
Bernie Sanders is under fire for amicable comments he made regarding past-Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro. While his democratic candidates question his allegiances, Sanders says he knows Castro committed attrocities, but applauds the leader's literacy programs. Meanwhile, President T...
Lesson from Wat Misaka   (07:08)2-24-2020
Many may not realize pro-basketball's first non-white player was from Utah; Wat Misaka was a Japanese-American NBA player who broke boundaries on and off the court. Misaka passed away in November, and Boyd reflects on the lessons learned from the sports pioneer and his lasting le...
A conversation with presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard   (14:03)2-24-2020
Presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard was in Utah over the weekend; Boyd sat down with her to talk about why she's running, what she hopes for America's future, and how her perspective on public service has shaped her time in congress and on the campaign trail.  Boyd Matheson,Opin...
Utah gubernatorial candidate Jan Garbett   (09:50)2-24-2020
The race for Utah's next governor is heating up, and another player has just entered the ring. Jan Garbett, a local businesswoman, says Utahns deserve a candidate who isn't an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump and has announced her candidacy for Utah's top seat. Boyd Ma...
Feeling the "Bern" in Nevada   (10:03)2-24-2020
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has secured a deicisive victory in the Nevada Primary, inching him one step closer to the party's nomination. What does his momentum mean for the other candidates, and how will his messaging effect the outcomes of the race? Boyd M...
The recipe for a great political speech, and why applause lines hurt democracy   (09:28)2-18-2020
Political speeches are now punctuated by grand applause and pregnant pauses. While dramatic effect might help drive home a point, Boyd argues that we're losing the art of thoughtfulness in exchange for grandstanding and cheers.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, ta...
The importance of understanding religion in the workplace   (08:33)2-18-2020
Brian Grim, founder and president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, joins Boyd to discuss a recent Deseret News article on the importanct of faith in the workplace and how religion helps shape the success of businesses in the United States and abroad. Boyd Matheson...
How to make a presidential 'moment' land   (18:29)2-18-2020
Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was in Salt Lake City last night to address supporters numbering in the thousands. Boyd looks at the campaigns in this election cycle and positions them in history; who is building a movement, and who can mobilize grass-roots suppo...
A Presidential Day   (40:51)2-17-2020
While many enjoy the third Monday in February as a day off from school and work, Boyd reminds us why we celebrate Presidents Day, and what we can do to help our current and future leaders live up to the presidential precident set by our country's original founders. Scott Rasmusse...
All you need is love   (36:03)2-13-2020
A day before Valentines Day, Boyd pays tribute to the many iterations of love, from what to gift your own Valentine, to how love should prevail in our modern political era of contempt and condescention. Carol Mikita joins Boyd to talk about the legacy of Fred Adams, founder of th...
Why the history of women's suffrage in Utah matters   (08:32)2-13-2020
150 years ago today on Feb. 12, 1870, Utah extended voting rights to women. State Senator Deidre Henderson, along with Representative Melissa Ballard, present a resolution to the State Legislature today to celebrate the history of women's suffrage in Utah. Sen. Henderson joins Bo...
There's no app for self-government   (09:17)2-12-2020
Political analyst James Wallner joins Boyd to go over his recent piece titled "There's no app for self-government". With the recent tech fiasco in Iowa, are we trying to hard to take shortcuts when it comes to our involvement in the political process? James gives voters a rallyin...
What do the polls tell us about politics at home and abroad?   (10:38)2-11-2020
New Deseret News polling information reveals interesting data regarding Mitt Rommey's vote in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Hinkley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry joins Boyd to go over the recent numbers; how does the data reflect Utahn's thoughtfullness w...
A conversation on homelessness with Dr. Robert Marbut   (14:38)2-11-2020
In December of 2019. President Trump appointed Dr. Robert Marbut to head the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Dr. Marbut joins Boyd in-studio to discuss his plans on tackling homelessness in the nation's neediest areas and what strategies he believes are most effective h...
Budget collusion is bankrupting the nation   (08:51)2-10-2020
President Trump presented his budget proposal to congress today. Why is it so hard to balance a budget and agree on where the money should go? Boyd argues that special interests may be blocking more compromises than we think. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes y...
Give the 19th century Western suffrage movement the recognition it deserves   (09:23)2-10-2020
Author Neylan McBaine joins Boyd to talk about the subject of her book “Pioneering the Vote: The Untold Story of Suffragists in Utah and the West.” Why have historians long ignored the accomplishments of Women's rights activists in the west and how can we elevate their story ...
What to expect with the New Hampshire primary   (10:29)2-10-2020
The New Hamshire Primary is tomorrow, Tuesday Feb.11 and the democratic candidates are making a final push to ramp up support and gain crucial votes. Political anaylst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to help break down the projections and make sense of the hype.  Boyd Matheson,Opini...
New Hamshire looms   (08:53)2-10-2020
With impeachment in a the rear view mirror, all eyes turn to New Hampshire as the democratic primary looms. Mayor Pete has been declared the winner of the Iowa caucus but Biden is pulling ahead in some recent polls. Also, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox is officially on the ballot in Ut...
Aquital and prayers: the day after the big vote   (36:13)2-6-2020
History was made in many ways yesterday, foremost for Utah voters was the 'guilty' vote of Senator Mitt Romney. What will be the fallout from Sen. Romney's vote and what do Utahns expect from their delgation and President in the months to follow? Boyd is also joined by Matthew B...
The unspoken State of the Union   (36:31)2-5-2020
Last night, President Trump delivered the State of the Union address in the House of Represenatives. While the body of his speech lasted over an hour, it was what went unsaid that drew the hottest headlines, from the President's refusal to shake Nancy Pelosi's hand, to the Speake...
State of the Union - Boyd Matheson style   (10:04)2-4-2020
For 26 years, Boyd has shared his thoughts on the state of our union. Each year he writes a State of the Union address that looks at where we are, how we got here, and where we are going. It is not meant to replace the president's speech but rather to give one man's opinion on wh...
James Madison was a smart guy. So smart, the auto industry proves him right   (09:35)2-4-2020
The current situation in the U.S. auto industry seems to prove a point James Madison made nearly 250 years ago. Political analyst joins Boyd to discuss the wisdom of Madison in the current political environment. You can view his article for the Deseret News on the subject here: h...
Iowa hasn't decalred a winner but Pete Buttigieg has   (08:56)2-4-2020
As the nation awaits the delayed results of the Iowa Democratic caucus, Mayor Pete seems to have taken the strategy of declaring himself the winner. Is this a smart move? Boyd compares it with the strategies of his rivals. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you ...
Both Sens. Lee and Romney show courage and character in Trump’s impeachment trial   (06:09)2-3-2020
Is it possible to respectfully disagree in today's political climate of one-off soundbites and social media fueds? Boyd's recent piece in the Deseret News centers on the challenge of respect in the midst of dischord and how Utah's senators have exhibited the ability to disagree w...
Jim Bridestine on the future of NASA   (20:18)2-3-2020
The National Air and Space Administration's Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins Boyd to talk about the future of space travel in the United States. As technology marches forward, space exploration is set to take on exciting new frontiers.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Desere...
All eyes on Iowa   (09:24)2-3-2020
Today is the first big day for the 2020 Presidential election. All eyes are on the Iowa caucus as voters decide which democratic candidate they want to represent their party at the convention this Summer.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the lates...
The fingerprinters of the world   (10:36)1-30-2020
Personal impact isn't always made in front of the microphone or at the center of the stage. Many who work in our communities leave fingerprints of influence without ever recieving public recognition, and Boyd argues these roles make up the backbone of our society.  Boyd Matheso...
The 2020 Silicon Slopes Tech Summit   (10:23)1-30-2020
Deseret News reporter Herb Scribner is live at the 2020 Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in downtown Salt Lake City and called in to give Boyd an update on what attendees can expect at this year's conference.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest ...
Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant   (10:46)1-30-2020
At the opening of the Utah State legislative session, Supreme Court Chief Justice Matthew Durrant addressed legislators, outlining the unique challenges faced in the courts when it comes to mental health issues. Chief Justice Durrant joins Boyd in-studio to talk about his feeling...
The prayer of a chaplain   (08:37)1-30-2020
Chaplain Barry Black delivers a prayer at the start of each day at the United States Senate. With the heat of the impeachment trial ramping up, his prayers seem to be ringing just a little louder in the chamber Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the l...
Rick Santorum on impeachment then and now   (10:35)1-29-2020
Boyd is joined on the line by former Senator Rick Santorum to talk about the Senator's experiences during the 1999 impeachment trial of then-President Bill Clinton, and gives his take on the current impeachment proceedings in the Senate. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret N...
Impeachment today: the questioning begins   (10:03)1-29-2020
Utah Senator Mitt Romney was granted the first question during the Senate trial discovery period, and inquired about whether or not multiple motives matter in the inquisition of President Donald Trump's dealings with the Ukraine. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, tak...
What's the history of epidemiology in Utah?   (10:21)1-29-2020
Rich McKeown is the co-founder of Levitt Partners and worked closely with former Governor Mike Leavitt when the Governor was Secretary of Health and Human Services. He joins Boyd to talk about the current Coronavirus outbreak and the history behind virus containment in Utah and a...
Dr. David Miller on the endurning importance of trust   (11:44)1-28-2020
At the close of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Dr. David Miller of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative,delivered and address on his recent paper titled; "Towards a 'Restoration of Trust': Preliminary Insights and Lessons from Wisdom Traditions". He j...
Following the numbers with Scott Rasmussen   (09:56)1-28-2020
Boyd is joined by polling analyst Scott Rasmussen to talk about a recent partnership between Rasmussen, The Deseret News and The Hinkley Institute of Politics that will grant the public better access to political statistics. Scott also talks about President Trump's polling number...
How do we avoid mental exhaustion?   (09:37)1-28-2020
With social media and the 24 hour news cycle, how do we avoid becoming mentally exhausted? Boyd gives a few insights on how to remain in the present while still planning for the future in a world of constant and instant information consumption. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at De...
Should the Senate call witnesses during the impeachment trial?   (09:50)1-28-2020
It's a game of will they or won't they; Utah Senator Mitt Romney says he'd be willing to hear from John Bolton during the impeachment trial of President Trump, Chuck Schumer says calling Hunter Biden as a witness would be unnecesary. When the dust settles, witnesses may decide th...
Clayton Christensen’s secret sauce begins with individual disruptive innovation   (10:55)1-27-2020
Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen passed away over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of thought leadership and business innovations. Boyd remembers Dr. Christensen not just for his professional genius but for his authentifc approach to all areas of his life...
Scott Simpson explains prize-linked savings accounts   (08:34)1-27-2020
Last year the state legislature voted to approve the practice of prize-linked savings accounts at credit unions. Scott Simpson joins Boyd to explain how the system works and how it could help Utah residents beef up their rainy day savings accounts. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor a...
Jason Perry on what to expect with the upcoming legislative session   (10:45)1-27-2020
Hinkley Institute Director Jason Perry joins Boyd at the state capitol on the first day of the 2020 legislative session to go over what might be the highs and lows for this sesson. Jason and Boyd also discuss a new relationship between the Hinkley Institute, The Deseret News, and...
Impeachment and political posturing   (10:06)1-27-2020
With the trial for the impeachment of President Trump entering its second week, Boyd helps us breakdown the reason from the rhetoric and pick out the soundbites that matter. New York Times columnist David Brooks says he's not sure we should impeach a president because of moral ob...
The echo of the empty chamber   (11:23)1-22-2020
What does Boyd think is the greatest accomplishment of the impeachment trial so far? Apart from the speeches and the posturing, the sound bytes and the camera moments, it's the fact that all 50 state senators have been in the Senate chambers at the same time for two days straight...
Representative Chris Stewart on mental health initiatives   (07:49)1-22-2020
Utah State Representative Chris Stewart joins Boyd to talk about his work to improve mental health care in the United States including a roundtable discussion he lead today at the University of Utah's Neuropsychiatric Institute. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, take...
A lesson in civility from Chief Justice Roberts?   (10:35)1-22-2020
During yesterday's Senate impeachment rules hearing, Chief Justice John Roberts admonished the senators to employ civility in their rhetoric and avoid mudslinging and bloviation.  https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2020/1/19/21069261/abortion-pro-life-surrogate-experience See omn...
The sun through the clouds: a conversation with Abby and Spencer Cox   (11:17)1-22-2020
Nearly ten years ago, Abby Cox underwent a challenging pregnancy as she served as a gestational surrogate for her sister-in-law. She wrote an article for the Deseret News recently explaining what she learned from the experience and how it has shaped her views on life today. Toget...
James Wallner on the process of impeachment in the Senate   (08:59)1-21-2020
Legislative expert James Wallner joins Boyd to explain in-depth what we can expect from the impeachment trial of President Trump as the Senate moves to vote on the rules.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current event...
A lesson from Joe Lieberman   (10:26)1-21-2020
In 1999, then-Senator Joe Lieberman faced a moral trial; speak out against his party and President Bill Clinton, or remain silent. He spoke with Boyd about the speech he gave condemning President Clinton's actions during the impeachment hearings and what lead him to break ranks....
The Senate convenes   (09:47)1-21-2020
As the Senate opens the impeachment trial of President Trump, key players are having a hard time settling on the rules for the proceedings. Senator Adam Schiff says the rules feel rigged and Senator Mitt Romney says he's waiting to hear all the amendments before casting his vote....
Extending Dr. King's dream   (10:24)1-20-2020
In the hours following the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, then Senator Bobby Kennedy jumped on bed of a pick-up truck and rode into a neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indianna to deliver what is thought now to be one of the most powerful addresses given on equality and civl right...
Lessons from Reverend Amos Brown   (13:06)1-20-2020
Reverend Amos Brown was one of eight students in the only college class ever taught by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He now serves as the pastor of the historic Third Baptist Church in San Fransisco. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Reverend Brown joins Boyd to talk about his time wit...
What would our country's founders have thought of "I have dream"?   (08:40)1-20-2020
Poliytical analyst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to talk about his recent article in the Deseret News "What was Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a great nation?". How does Dr. King's iconic "I have a dream" speech weave into the fabric of equality envisioned by our country's fou...
Elder Gary E. Stevenson on the enduring power of equality   (11:03)1-20-2020
Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Salt Lake chapter of the NAACP today on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He talked with Boyd about the enduring importance...
Go where you're not wanted   (08:30)1-16-2020
How can we make the biggest impact in our circles of influence? Boyd posits that a key managment and life skill is to know when to go 'where you're not wanted'.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providi...
President Trump celebrates National Religious Freedom Day   (08:54)1-16-2020
Deseret News in-depth reporter Kelsey Dallas joins Boyd to talk about her recent article covering President Trump's actions celebrating National Religious Freedom Day. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, pr...
How to make political sausage   (09:26)1-16-2020
Montana Deputy Attorney Jon Bennion joins Boyd to talk about a unique event he's organized called "How the Sausage Gets Made". After years of making sausage at home, Bennion started to see parallels between the making of actual sausage and the recipe for lawmaking. Now, once a ye...
Be wary of angry responses   (09:17)1-15-2020
In the digital age of email, social media, texts and infinite other communication platforms, it can be tempting to fire off angry responses to topics that incite us. When all is said and done, however, it can be hard to repair relationships strained in the heat of anger. Boyd cha...
President Russell M. Nelson completes 2 years as Church president   (10:25)1-15-2020
Two years ago this week, Russell M. Nelson was ordained as Prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. What have been the landmark events of his administration? KSL TV-News Religion Reporter Carol Mikita and Church News Editor Sarah Weaver join Boyd t...
The inescapable trust of leadership   (07:22)1-14-2020
How can political leaders build trust with constiuents? Why does trust still matter? A recent incident in Major League Baseball teaches us once again that honesty and integrity still have a place in the public eye, and should signal to leaders in our community again that trust is...
What's on the forecast for the 2020 Utah gubernatorial race?   (10:35)1-14-2020
A large pool of candidates has entered the 2020 Utah race for the Governor's seat. Hinkley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry joins Boyd to break down the race and help listeners pull out the important positions from the political posturing.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Edito...
Are college campuses facing a mental healthcare crisis?   (07:41)1-14-2020
Deseret News reporter Lois Collins published an article recently about the overwhelming amount of mental health care needs across the United States. As society opens up about conversations around depression and anxiety, college campuses are struggling to meet the needs of their s...
The stage is set for the first dem. debate of 2020   (11:31)1-14-2020
Tonight, 6 democratic presidential candidates will square-off in the first debate of the year. The field has narrowed in recent weeks as candidates drop out amid lower polling numbers and stalled momentum. also, a look at the first televised democratic debate in 1956 shows us wha...
"Dewey or don't we": how past presidential slogans help us set goals today   (10:20)1-13-2020
Boyd reads through past presidential slogans and uses them as a road map for setting goals in 2020. From Ronald Reagan's "It's morning again in America", to Calvin Coolidge's "Keep Cool", Boyd appies each to a principle to follow and a lesson to be learned.  Boyd Matheson,Opini...
Healthcare, not impeachment, should be the focus   (09:37)1-13-2020
Jessica Tarlov, democratic strategist and Fox News contributor, explains why the democrats need to shift their focus away from impeachment and move on to tackling healthcare.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current e...
Scott Rasmussem on recent polling number and The Federalist Papers   (10:16)1-13-2020
Political analyst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to talk about the recent democratic polling numbers and what it means heading into tomorrow night's debate. He also gives us an update on his goal to read one installment of The Federalist Papers this year, and why this 18th century do...
Corey Booker has left the building   (10:21)1-13-2020
As we march towards major election deadlines, another democratic candidate bows out. What can we learn from Corey Booker's campaign, what lessons should the other candidates pick up, and what does the field look like now ahead of Super Tuesday? Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at De...
Even the most violent storms of life will subside   (08:44)1-9-2020
How do we find hope in a world with so much discord and unrest? Boyd offers a few thoughts on how to weather even the most violent storms in our life, how to find peace in a climate of political mudslinging, and how to dissect reason from the rage of social media battles and the ...
Weber State University welcomes new President Brad Mortensen   (10:07)1-9-2020
On January 7, 2020, Weber State University inaugurated President Brad Mortensen. President Mortensen served as WSU's Vice President of University Advancement for 11 years before taking the helm.  He joins Boyd to talk about a recently announced $10 million scholarship and what i...
The Rev. Theresa Dear on choosing 'declaration over disclaimer'   (09:32)1-9-2020
The Reverend Theresa Dear recently wrote a piece for the Deseret News, "We should be making declarations, not disclaimers".  She joins Boyd to talk about our current climate of excuse-culture and the importance of decisive action.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News,...
Utah's lasting legacy, as explained by Gov. Gary Herbert   (10:26)1-9-2020
In a spontaneous moment at a Deseret News/KSL editorial board meeting, Governor Gary Herbert reflected on Utah's legacy and why our state's origin story should inspire residents to innovate and flourish here at home. Dave Noriega joins Boyd to break down the Governor's impromptu ...
The Iran conflict and the President's speech   (31:13)1-8-2020
President Trump spoke from the White House this morning in regards to the missiles launched by the Iranian government at U.S. military bases. Following the killing of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, all eyes have been on the President as we watch for the next move. Iranian expert Mile...
What 21st century lessons can we learn from the 18th century Federalist Papers?   (10:34)1-7-2020
Political analyst Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to talk about his experiences reading the Federalist Papers in 2020. Just a few days in to his exercise, Rasmussen says he's already found deep political relevance in the words written over 200 years ago.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Edito...
The road ahead   (09:21)1-6-2020
With the dawn of a new year comes renewed sense of hope and anticipation. With all the possibilities that lie ahead of us, what can we do to truly shape for ourselves the road that lies ahead? Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political ne...
James Wallner breaks down the Senate impeachment process   (11:10)1-6-2020
As we enter what is sure to be a contentious year in politics, political analyst and legislative expert James Wallner joins Boyd to talk about the impeachment process and what we can expect in the days and weeks to come.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you ...
Steve Hayes on The Dispatch   (11:30)1-6-2020
Fox News contributor Steve Hayes is rolling out a new sources for news; The Dispatch. The Dispatch positions itself as a bipartisan sources for political news and current events and Hayes says he hopes it will fill a needed void in modern reporting.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Edito...
What we know about the Iranian conflict   (12:04)1-6-2020
Boyd sits down with Miles Hansen, an expert in Iranian politics and history, to contextualize the killing of Iranian military leader Qassim Suleimani. Was it an unprecedented act of global positioning, or a long-expected diplomatic necessity?  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at De...
What have we learned in 2019?   (39:17)12-31-2019
2019 brought political turmoil, new pop hits, breakups, breakdowns, and a ocean of in-between moments. What were the biggest lessons we learned from 2019 and the last decade? Boyd explores the best of the best and a little of the rest in our news of the decade rundown.  Boyd Ma...
Ending the night of darkness in America   (09:17)12-30-2019
With all the political division in our country, will we ever get to a place of unity and reason? Boyd recounts a parable told by a rabbi on how we can tell when a new day is dawning and what we can hope for as a country moving in to a new year.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at ...
Jessica Tarlov on what to look for in 2020   (11:33)12-30-2019
What's on the horizon for the democrats and republicans in 2020? Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov joins Boyd to talk about what the parties should do, what they probably will do, and what lessons we can learn from the past moving into a heated election year.  Boyd Matheson,O...
Why are we ignoring the national debt?   (09:58)12-30-2019
Government spending is the highest it's ever been with no respite in sight. With deficit levels reaching historic highs, why aren't Americans more concerned with balancing the budget and cutting spending? An earmarked spending bill put forth by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConn...
Impeachment then and now   (10:30)12-30-2019
What the difference between the impeachment of President Trump and the impeachment of President Clinton? If you listen to the sound bites from our lawmakers from then and now, the only thing that's changed is the political party of the accusers.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at...
Why does character still count?   (10:25)12-23-2019
Does character still count in 2019? Boyd talks about an experience he had earlier in his life, and how a letterman's sweater from the 1930s taught him a valuable lesson about the continuing power and importance of character.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes ...
Kevin Guest on living a life in harmony   (09:41)12-23-2019
Boyd is joined in-studio by Kevin Guest, CEO of USANA, to talk about Kevin's new book, All The Right Reasons: 12 Timeless Principles for Living a Life in Harmony. How do we simplify our lives and still find time to do the things that matter most? Kevin's new book helps us priorit...
The year in review   (09:47)12-23-2019
Boyd is joined in-studio by Doug Wilks, Editor of the Deseret News. Boyd and Doug review the big news headlines of the year and talk about what it's like to work in a newsroom when a big story breaks.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest po...
From rags to enrichment   (09:21)12-18-2019
The story of American exceptionalism is more exceptional when we think less of the amount of money its citizens have accrued and more about what its citizens have done with that money. Boyd posits that using wealth to enrich the lives of others is the truest manifestation of the ...
What we can learn from watching 25 hours of Star Wars   (08:22)12-18-2019
Deseret News reporter Herb Scribner joins Boyd in-studio to talk about The Rise of Skywalker and his yearly Star Wars marathon. Does Star Wars mirror real life? The similarities between the Galactic Senate and the U.S. Senate might be closer than you think. Boyd Matheson,Opinion...
Today's is the day; awaiting the House of Representatives impeachment vote   (20:24)12-18-2019
After nearly four months of debate, the House of Representatives is poised to vote on the articles of impeachment presented two weeks ago against President Donald Trump. Boyd breaks down the talking points, the back and forth, and what this means for the country looking back and ...
The gift of compassion   (10:16)12-18-2019
How valuable is compassion? In a world of knee-jerk reactions and social media "moments", how important is civility? Boyd talks about an experience he had on an airplane a few years ago and what it taught him about the continuing value of empathy and compassion. Boyd Matheson,Op...
Lessons from Watergate   (08:16)12-18-2019
Last year, Boyd had the opportunity to interview journalism legend Bob Woodward. He asks Bob about what it was like to report on the Watergate story and what lessons he learned about his responsibility as a journalist. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you insi...
McConnell V. Schumer: the latest in the impeachment showdown   (09:37)12-18-2019
Senator Mitch McConnell responds to a letter he received from Senator Chuck Schumer. What are the rules for an impeachment between the House of Representatives and the Senate? There's debate between lawmakers on the most basic points of civics and Boyd helps walks us through the ...
What does the 'Pelaton' commercial teach us about 2019?   (06:53)12-16-2019
Did you see the new Pelaton exercise bike commercial? It was highly panned as being tone-deaf and sexist, but what does the outrage teach us about our current cultural climate? A recent op ed from Megan Mcardle sheds light on some of the real problems with the ad and the social m...
Ben McAdams says he will vote 'yes' on impeachment   (14:32)12-16-2019
After months of speculative comments and some back and forth, District Four Representative Ben McAdams breaks his silence to announce he will vote 'yes' on impeachment in the House of Representatives. We take the press conference live; Boyd breaks down the implications of the ann...
Why does Ben Sasse want to buy Mike Lee a whiskey?   (11:14)12-16-2019
Did the Russians meddle in the 2016 election? Did the FBI act properly in its investigation? Requests made to the FISA Court revealed questionable practices noticed first by Utah Senator Mike Lee, and Senator Ben Sasse says he should have trusted the Utahn's judgement months ago....
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson announces new gun policies   (09:07)12-16-2019
Mayor Jenny Wilson announced this morning at a press conference Salt Lake County will now require background checks on all guns sales from events like gun shows. KSL NewsRadio's Mary Richards joins Boyd in-studio to break down the announcement and what it means for Salt Lake Coun...
Why does personal value matter?   (09:37)12-12-2019
Why should we value our own value in a world that often cheapens personal worth? What should we do with people in our lives who don't see us for who we are? Boyd wrote a recent article that dives in to the "yes" behind "Do I matter?". Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News...
What's happening in Washington?   (09:39)12-12-2019
With all the drama involving impeachment, what sort of timeline are we looking at and when will the articles be voted on? Boyd breaks down what to watch for in the coming days and weeks.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news a...
Tim Carney on why small towns still matter   (11:54)12-12-2019
Tim Carney, commentary editor at the Washington Examiner and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Boyd to talk about his recent piece Small Town America Fights for its Life. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest politi...
Senator Mitt Romney on why raising fees on genealogy records is a bad idea   (09:48)12-12-2019
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a 500 percent hike in fees for the delivery of family history records obtained from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Senator Mitt Romney joins Boyd on-air to talk about why this is a bad idea for the country, and for thos...
What should we expect from those in political office?   (08:46)12-11-2019
How do we talk to our families about politics when so much of what's in the news is toxic and divided. Boyd cites the comments of lawyer Barry Berke at yesterday's impeachment hearings when his young son asked him if the president "has to be a good person"? Boyd Matheson,Opinion...
Time Magazine announces its Person of the Year   (09:52)12-11-2019
Greta Thunberg has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. As she launched on to the climate change stage at the United Nations earlier this year, many have asked; where does the 16-year-old go from here? Boyd talks about the significance of the announcement, and ...
Anticipation versus realization: a conversation with Herb Scribner   (08:34)12-11-2019
Deseret News reporter Herb Scribner joins Boyd in-studio to talk all things trending including his recent trip to Florida and how the new Star Wars ride stacked up to expectations.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and cur...
What new with the news?   (08:32)12-11-2019
Boyd breaks down the big news of day starting with what to expect with the articles of impeachment, the campaigning, and the big promises made by those running for our country's highest office.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political...
A wall worth building   (08:58)12-10-2019
With all the talk of walls and keeping people out, what are walls worth building? A person's sphere of influence can help fortify their walls and will reach for decades, for better or worse.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political ne...
What is the USMCA?   (08:15)12-10-2019
in a rare, bipartisan move, President Trump announced today a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Boyd talks about the ins and outs of the new trade agreement and why it's an important landmark ...
The Reverend Theresa Dear on how to have a 'John McCain' moment   (10:46)12-10-2019
During the 2008 Presidential election, then-candidate John McCain had a voter confront him at a rally and ask about his thoughts on Barack Obama. Instead of slinging mud, Senator McCain took the moment and made it a sound bite to remember; he called Obama a 'decent, family man' w...
It's official: democrats announce two articles of impeachment   (09:54)12-10-2019
This morning, ahead of the expected timeline, democrats announced they are filing two official articles of impeachment; obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Boyd dives into the issues and shares insights from both sides; why Adam Schiff says democrats have to move fast, an...
How do we combat the exhaustion of the holidays?   (11:42)12-9-2019
Christmas brings a wonderful time to create memories with friends and family, but it can also bring a heavy dose of stress and "keeping up with the Joneses". How do we avoid holiday stress? Boyd breaks down some key ways to stay present in the midst of the season of giving.  Se...
Lee Lonsberry is in the house   (08:12)12-9-2019
A new talk program starts on KSL this week featuring host Lee Lonsberry. Lee brings with him years of political insight and Washington connections. Boyd talks with Lee about what he hopes for the new show, and how he's planning on bringing his unique voice to the KSL airwaves.  ...
Is it still "Us vs. Them"? How do we unite back to just...us?   (10:25)12-9-2019
Boyd reviews a recent interview with documentary film maker Ken Burns on the subject of us vs. them. How will our country unite when it seems so divided? Burns says the answer might not be what you think. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest ...
What's the latest in the impeachment hearings?   (01:42)12-9-2019
Nancy Pelosi announced the Democrats will be filing articles of impeachment as early as the end of this week. What does that mean for the hearings, for the president, and for the country? Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news an...
Lessons from Eleanor Roosevelt   (36:41)12-5-2019
Boyd takes a deep dive on impeachment and Nancy Pelosi's announcement on pursuing articles of impeachment. Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt "joins" us in-studio to deliver her address on the day of the Pearl Harbor attacks from December 7, 1941. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor a...
What books to grab for the holidays?   (36:42)12-4-2019
Boyd talk about what went wrong with Kamala Harris's campaign and what other candidates can learn going forward. Margaret Neville from The King's English joins us in-studio to chew over the best books to give for Christmas this year. Jay Evensen from the Deseret News goes over ta...
Scott Miller on the legacy of Hyrum Smith   (09:29)12-3-2019
Scott Miller of Franklin Covey joins Boyd to talk about the recent passing of the company's founder Hyrum Smith and the lessons and legacy he left behind. Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing highe...
Impeachment and a conversation with the authors of Unselfish Kids   (39:49)12-3-2019
Boyd talks about allies and alelgiances at the NATO summit, and goes deep on Impeachment with political analyst James Wallner. Scott Miller from Franklin Covey joins us to talk about the legacy of the company's founder Hyrum Smith. We finish off the show with a conversation with ...
What difference can one day make?   (09:38)12-3-2019
60 years ago, Dinah Washington released her hit single "What a Difference a Day Makes". Boyd talks about the significance of just one day; what historic and life-changing events have occurred in just 24 hours?   Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside th...
Kids and tech: Rep. Ben McAdams pitches a new resolution   (36:59)12-3-2019
Boyd boils down the latest in impeachment and the President, and goes in depth with Utah State Representative Ben McAdams on House Resolution 721, a new initiative aimed at keeping kids safer on aps and websites.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside t...
Why gratitude still matters   (29:45)12-2-2019
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Boyd talks with reporter Holly Richardson about the importance of avoiding perfectionism at the holidays. He also goes over Presidential Thanksgiving addresses of the past and talks current trends with Deseret News reporter Herb Scribner.  Boyd Mathe...
A chat with Governor Herbert on Thanksgiving and emissions   (40:35)11-26-2019
Boyd breaks down the latest in impeachment and why some democrats are now calling for censure. Governor Herbert calls in to talk about Thanksgiving traditions and his initiative to bring Tier 3 gas to Utah's stations.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you ins...
Bloomberg enters the race, and how to cope with holiday depression   (36:00)11-25-2019
Boyd mulls over Michael Bloomberg's announcement that he will be entering the Presidential Election for 2020. He also speaks with therapist Jenny Howe on how to help those we love who may struggle with holiday-related depression and mental health issues.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion ...
Did you miss the democratic debate? Boyd breaks it down.   (34:17)11-21-2019
In the middle of impeachment hearings and impassioned White House speeches, last night's democratic debate slid onto the scene with relatively low fanfare. Boyd picks out the highlights for us and helps identify what to look for in the coming months leading up to the heat of the ...
The Amazon: what one reporter learned from his time in the forest   (08:29)11-19-2019
Boyd Matheson sits down with Deseret News reporter Jesse Hyde. Boyd asks Jesse about his recent trip to the Amazon rain forest and how the 15-year-old murder of a catholic nun exposed clashes between local culture and the deforestation of the Amazon basin.  Boyd Matheson,Opinio...
Impeachment and elections: what will make the difference in 2020?   (37:32)11-18-2019
Boyd chews over the big headlines from the weekend, including the news that democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg is pulling ahead of his opponents in the latest poll out of Iowa, a major presidential swing state. We also talk impeachment and what the hearings mean going forward. ...
A conversation with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin   (33:57)11-15-2019
Why is early American history still relevant today? Boyd shares his interview with historian Doris Kearns-plumbing the depths of her vast knowledge of American history, from the Revolutionary war, to Watergate and World War 2.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, take...
Why do people leave their jobs?   (36:50)11-13-2019
Boyd talks with Scott Miller of FranklinCovey, author of Everyone Deserves a Great Manager:  The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, about why so many people leave their jobs over bad management. We also go over this morning's impeachment hearings and talk about why this m...
Impeachment, government shutdown, and Mark Sanford   (36:44)11-12-2019
Boyd talks with former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford about his announcement this morning to pull out of the 2020 Presidential election. We also talk to Scott Keller about the new business building at Utah Valley University that now bears his name, and motivational speaker ...
A special veteran's day edition of Inside Sources   (36:26)11-11-2019
Boyd talks with Jill Atwood from the VA Heath services about non-traditional veterans. Jason Comstock joins Boyd in-studio to talk about the "Oath of Enlistment" and the trials of coming home from war.  Boyd Matheson,Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest p...
Are we forgetting the lessons of the Berlin Wall fall?   (11:11)11-7-2019
This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Boyd wonders if we as Americans are forgetting the significance of the event
Trending topics from Trump to TikTok with Herb Scribner   (09:10)11-7-2019
Herb Scribner on trending topics from Trump to TikTok
‘I Am RecoverED’ with Todd Sylvester   (09:46)11-7-2019
Author and motivational speaker Todd Sylvester discusses his new book, ‘I am RecoverED.’
The Sutherland Institute’s 25th Annual Gala   (10:58)11-7-2019
Rick Larsen, president and CEO of the Sutherland Institute, explores the principles and issues that the conservative think take tackles.
Burgess Owens announces run for Fourth District Congressional seat   (35:59)11-7-2019
Inside Sources host Boyd Matheson talks with Burgess Owens, who announced just minutes previously he will be running in Utah's Fourth Congressional District race. Boyd also talks with James Wallner about impeachment, elections, and where we're headed as a country politically in 2...
Education, elections, and a legacy for love of country   (36:34)11-5-2019
Boyd Matheson, Opinion Page Editor for the Deseret News, talks with former Utah Democratic representative Scott Howell and Republican Party Chairman Derek Brown about their predictions for this year's election day. Boyd also speaks with Jennie Taylor, widow of fallen soldier Bren...
Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson new show!   (37:45)11-4-2019
Boyd's back! Inside Sources is please to welcome back Deseret News Opinion Page editor as its new, full-time host. Inside Sources will air from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday through Thursday on KSL News Radio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM.  On today's innagural show, Boyd talks with Salt ...
Teal pumpkins, impeachment, and Dixie State University   (16:27)10-31-2019
Inside Sources guest host Doug Wright talks with Richard Williams, President of Dixie State University, about the changes and growth at the southern school. Doug also finds out what  teal pumpkin meant on Halloween, and chats with Ben McAdams about impeachment votes.  Inside S...
How to help the homeless when temps drop   (10:07)10-30-2019
Inside Sources guest host Doug Wright talks with Michelle Miller, Communications Director for the Pioneer Park Coalition, about how Utah residents can best help the homeless population as temperatures plummet this week.  Inside Sources airs every Monday through Friday from 12:3...
Impeachment, icy roads, and recycling   (30:30)10-29-2019
Inside Sources guest host Doug Wright talks about politics and the news of the day. UDOT Spokesperson John Gleason gives us some winter driving tips and Congress Chris Stewart and Rob Bishop weigh in on the impeachment vote.  Listen to Inside Sources on KSL News Radio weekdays ...
National Chocolate Day!   (18:53)10-28-2019
Doug Wright is joined by Hatch Family founder Steve Hatch to celebrate National Chocolate Day! They talk chocolate history, methodology, taste, and techniques as Doug samples some of the finest treats this side of the Mississippi.  Inside Sources airs Monday through Friday on K...
Halloween is coming!   (02:32)10-25-2019
Guest hosts Mary Richards and Todd Weiler talk over the issues of the day including what they think about moving Halloween to the last Friday in Oct., how to talk to your teen about vaping, and the new campaign from the Utah Jazz aimed at preventing bad behavior at games.  Insi...
Inside Sources for Oct. 22: Huntsmans in the house   (42:14)10-23-2019
Inside Sources guest host Doug Wright talks with Jon and Mary Kaye about their recent Russian residency and what's next on the agenda. Jon Jr. hasn't officially announced his run for Utah's next governor, but he says it's coming in the next two weeks.  Inside Sources airs every...
Inside Sources with Doug Wright: recap of the recent SLC Mayoral Debate   (18:38)10-21-2019
Guest host Doug Wright recaps today's Salt Lake City Mayoral debate between Senator Luz Escamilla and Salt Lake Councilwoman Erin Mendenhall. Doug also speaks with Launi Harden, the President of the Utah Association of Pupil Transportation, on the concerning rise in the number of...
Kirk Jowers with Senator Mitt Romney   (09:57)10-21-2019
Inside Sources guest host Kirk Jowers speaks with Mitt Romney about the Senator's thoughts on the Syrian troop withdrawal, impeachment, vaping, among other topics of the day.  Inside Sources airs Monday through Friday from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 ...
Kirk Jowers interviews Jon and Mary Kaye Huntsman   (21:25)10-21-2019
Inside Sources guest host Kirk Jowers sits down with former Utah Governor Jon Hunstman Jr. and his wife Mary Kaye. The Hunstmans recently returned back to the Beehive state after living in Russia for two year, where Jon was service as the Ambassador for the United States.  Insi...
Inside Sources with guest host Kirk Jowers   (36:35)10-18-2019
Inside Sources welcomes Kirk Jowers as our guest host for the day. Kirk brings with him a powerhouse of Utah political names including gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham, Jon Huntsman Jr, Governor Gary Herbert, and Senator Mitt Romney.  Inside Sources airs every Monday thr...
Guest hosts Casey Scott and Ben Horsley talk Halloween and homelessness   (18:22)10-17-2019
Inside Sources welcomes Casey Scott and Ben Horsley as today's guest hosts. Scott and Ben go over hot topics, weigh into whether or not we could move Halloween to the last Friday of Oct. each year, and talk to Salt Lake leaders on the issues facing our state's homeless population...
Inside Sources: Scott Howell and Jim Bennett   (35:53)10-16-2019
Guest hosts Scott Howell and Jim Bennett go over the news of the day, including impeachment, the democratic debate, Syria, and other current events. They interview Councilwoman Corey Thomas about her issues with being stalked and what she's had to do to protect herself, they talk...
The decennial census is about to take place. Will you participate?   (09:52)10-15-2019
Once every 10 years our country is measured by census. This measurement impacts disbursement in billions of federal funds, city planning, federal and state representation, and much more. This year the U.S. Census Bureau hopes to get the most accurate count to date. Sergio Martine...
Do negative national news stories about police actions make you distrust local police?   (10:26)10-15-2019
Multiple recent news stories have painted police officers in a negative light, from the shooting in Ft. Worth to the delay in finding missing Utah tech entrepreneur Erin Valenti. How are local police departments impacted by negative press on a national level? How do they create p...
We all worry about particulates, but what about ozone?   (12:09)10-15-2019
Anyone who has looked out the window during an inversion can see the issue with particulates. But few people think about the problems with ozone, which is invisible. Representative Ben McAdams joins guest host Greg Skordas to discuss his new bipartisan legislation to release more...
What is bugging people about the inland port proposal?   (17:26)10-15-2019
Many concerns have been raised about the proposed inland port in Salt Lake County. A new study by Envision Utah looks at some of the biggest and most common concerns. Envision Utah's president and COO Ari Bruening joins guest host Greg Skordal to discuss those concerns and what i...
With the new homeless resources, why are we already out of space?   (08:58)10-15-2019
Utah recently opened two new multi-million dollar homeless resource centers. So why are women saying they can't find a place to sleep? Deseret News reporter Katie McKellar joins guest host Greg Skordas to explain what is happening and how officials and trying to resolve it. See ...
Should you let your kids play football?   (21:35)10-15-2019
A former Cache Valley student is suing the school district and others after he claims his football coach forced him to play through a concussion, resulting in long-term injury. Deseret News reporter Amy Donaldson and Springville High School Athletic Director Lisa Walker join gues...
Mayoral races and interesting cases   (36:58)10-14-2019
Guest host Attorney Greg Skordas takes a look at Mayoral Races and Interesting Cases.
Impeachment, adoption, and learning how to help the blind   (23:08)10-11-2019
Guest host Greg Skordas and producer Robynn Garfield go over the news of the day, including discussions about the current adoption ring scandal in Utah, the national impeachment updates, and how to best winterize your house for the upcoming cold weather.  Listen to Inside Sourc...
The impeachment inquiry   (08:42)10-11-2019
Guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy dig into the impeachment inquiry and the chaos that has become the American political system. Mitt Romney condemned President Donald Trump -- the strongest words to date from a Republican about the White House in the current era. Whe...
Is it time to ditch Daylight Savings?   (07:05)10-11-2019
It happens every spring and every fall. We change the clock, and we gripe about it. Is it time to either get rid of Daylight Saving Time altogether -- or leave the clocks on DST permanently? What would it take to ditch the switch?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform...
Pay to play and what's next for college sports   (11:31)10-11-2019
Amy Donaldson is a long-time sports reporter for the Deseret News, so she's a great person to have in studio to talk about paying college athletes. Is it time for pay to play to become the law of the land? What will it mean for college sports?  See omnystudio.com/listener for p...
Planning for Point of the Mountain   (08:38)10-11-2019
Alan Matheson, the new executive director of the Point of the Mountain Land Authority, joins Amy and Steve to talk about what happens after the Utah state prison moves away from Draper. It's a unique opportunity, according to Matheson -- once the prison moves out, the area has a ...
Utah population is bursting at the seams   (07:21)10-11-2019
Natalie Gochnour, Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, joins the show to talk about how Utah can keep up with its explosive population growth. She told Rep. Steve Handy and Amy Donaldson about the state's growth dynamics. She says there are a few notable truths: growt...
Voicemail and texts about Trump and Romney.100719   (07:30)10-11-2019
Doug asks listeners: Are you reconsidering your vote for President Trump as Trump says some Utah voters are regretting vote for Sen. Mitt Romney. Doug has no second thoughts about his vote for Romney.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Past Republican presidents.100719   (10:50)10-11-2019
Changing of the GOP in time of Trump, and president speaks about withdrawing US troops from Syria. "It's time to come back home," Trump says. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Paying teachers more to keep them in the classroom   (10:21)10-11-2019
Rep. Steve Eliason joins Rep. Steve Handy and Amy Donaldson to talk about Envision Utah's bold suggestion to raise teacher salaries. The proposal calls for increasing the average starting salary to $60,000, revamping the retirement plan, and providing better support. The goal is ...
More with Rocky Mountain Power   (11:23)10-11-2019
Jon Cox with Rocky Mountain Power elaborates on the electric company's plans to move forward with more renewable energy and less reliance on coal. Wind and solar are picking up steam.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris Stewart on pulling troops from Syria.100719   (12:08)10-11-2019
Republican Rep. Chris Stewart talks about Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, calling it a "terrible mistake" against Kurds, who are a US ally. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Renewable energy at Rocky Mountain Power   (08:00)10-11-2019
Rocky Mountain Power joins Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy in studio to talk about the utility's plans to increase renewable energy use over the next 20 years. What happens to coal and the coal industry? When solar and wind increase, what happens to our air? What do you do whe...
The power of forgiveness   (10:09)10-11-2019
Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy play the audio from the brother of a man who was shot and killed by a Texas police officer who mistook his apartment for her own. He forgave the killer in court at her sentencing and asked if he could give her a hug in a moment that grabbed the ...
Doug's not anti-Trump. But he doesn't love what's happening.   (08:41)10-11-2019
Listeners accuse Doug of being anti-Tump. He's not. Sen. Lindsay Graham knocks the president for withdrawing US troops from Syria. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meet Amy and Steve   (07:45)10-11-2019
Guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy are set to cover everything from college sports to teacher pay to Utah's population growth and a lot more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Trump v. Romney: can this Republican marriage be saved?   (09:30)10-11-2019
President Trump goes after Sen. Romney as Utah Republican criticizes president for asking China for help on Biden probe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
More of your calls and texts   (06:39)10-11-2019
A UPS driver reached out to Doug to talk about his friend who was killed by a drunk driver, after our conversation with UHP about a 104 mile-per-hour speeder who turned out to have a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.  See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...
Trump and Tax Returns.100719   (09:38)10-11-2019
Court issues stay as Manhattan DA seeks Trump tax returns surrounding hush payment to Stormy Daniels, Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sex education is one of the "pro-family" pitches from Utah dems   (10:00)10-11-2019
Sen. Kathleen Riebe, D-Cottonwood Heights, talks about her sex education bill coming up in 2020 with guest host Doug Wright. The democrat and teacher says it's past time we address how we teach kids about sex in the Utah schools.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa...
Your voicemails and texts   (08:02)10-11-2019
Doug Wright reads your texts and listens to your voicemails after a packed day talking about Ellen DeGeneres and former President George W. Bush, President Trump and Mitt Romney, and much more. We can't progress without compromise, Doug says -- and it sounds like our listeners ag...
Republican donors back another Romney run   (11:33)10-11-2019
It's no secret that the relationship between President Donald Trump and Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, also a Republican, is tense these days. Now, reports are surfacing about mysterious "heavy hitter" political donors hinting about a Romney presidential run. Deseret News opinion editor ...
Weather and text messages.100719   (09:22)10-11-2019
Doug doesn't regret his vote for Sen. Mitt Romney. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Affordable housing in the SLC mayor's race   (07:35)10-11-2019
Erin Mendenhall, one of the two remaining candidates for Salt Lake City mayor, joins Doug Wright on Inside Sources to talk about her plans to make housing more affordable in SLC.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Utah Democrats roll out "pro-family" legislation   (09:32)10-11-2019
Democrats in the Utah legislature unveiled a package of bills they say are all pro-family and deserve bipartisan support from state Republicans. Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, is the House Minority Whip. She joins Doug Wright on Inside Sources.  See omnystudio.com/listen...
104 mph and three times the legal BAC on a Sunday morning   (09:01)10-11-2019
Someone clearly needed a little guidance this past Sunday morning around 8 am, when they were caught driving 104 miles an hour on I-215's westside belt. The Utah Highway Patrol says the driver's blood alcohol content level was .176 -- more than three times the legal limit! Doug W...
Opioid abuse in Utah with AG Sean Reyes   (09:58)10-11-2019
The "Instead Summit" just wrapped up in Park City, addressing the opioid epidemic in Utah. Attorney General Sean Reyes joined guest host Doug Wright to talk about the conversation on drug abuse -- whether street drugs or prescription painkillers -- in the state.  See omnystudio...
"I mean, be nice to everyone" - Ellen & George   (08:43)10-11-2019
Guest host Doug Wright talks about Ellen DeGeneres and her viral response to the hoopla over her friendship with former President George W. Bush. Doug loves what she had to say -- and wishes we could all be a little more kind to each other, whether we agree or not.  See omnystu...
Cybersecurity symposium at UVU   (11:20)10-11-2019
John Sherman, Chief Information Officer of the Intelligence Community under the US Director of National Intelligence joins Doug Wright to talk about the cybersecurity symposium from the Hatch Foundation at Utah Valley University. They talked to students about what they need to d...
Romney vs. Trump.100719   (09:20)10-11-2019
Doug talks about the latest on Romney, a second whistleblower, Ukraine phone call, and the impeachment inquiry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Utah's first vaping death - what next?   (06:34)10-11-2019
Guest host Doug Wright takes a closer look at vaping-related lung injury cases, and the first death in the state of Utah related to vaping illness. Are there reasons to keep e-cigarettes available -- for example, to those trying to quit smoking? Or are they just so dangerous at t...
Joe Biden calls for impeachment for the first time   (10:06)10-11-2019
Former VP Joe Biden, a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, says Republican President Donald Trump has officially committed impeachable acts. It's the first time Biden has actually called for impeachment. Guest host Doug Wright takes a look at the latest political wrinkles...
News Quiz.100719   (11:05)10-11-2019
Robynn quizzes Doug about the news of the day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Should public transportation be free to ride?   (09:24)10-11-2019
Could the Utah Transit Authority find a way to make riding UTA buses, Trax and FrontRunner trains free to ride? Can our environment afford NOT to make the rides free? Guest host Doug Wright talks about the Orem to Provo bus line, which is free, with UTA spokesman Carl Arky. Turns...
Would you AirBNB a haunted house?   (09:43)10-11-2019
Guest host Doug Wright couldn't resist the chance to talk about the eight or so AirBnB properties up for rent that are purported to be haunted. By the way -- one of those haunted houses is right here in Utah. Would you spend the night in a scary rental -- on purpose? We're not so...
The adoption scheme and what it means for Utah parents   (16:04)10-11-2019
An Arizona businessman who is licensed to practice adoption law in both Utah and Arizona is facing state and federal charges over an alleged scam involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joins guest host Doug Wright to help make sense o...
Ben McAdams.100319   (13:25)10-11-2019
Rep. Ben McAdams talks to Doug about medical cannibis and banking and the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
China, the NBA and the freedom of speech   (09:00)10-11-2019
A tweet from the GM of the Houston Rockets went viral and sparked a firestorm. The NBA wound up trying to both apologize to China and support the rights of Americans to speak their minds freely about issues like protests in Hong Kong, with the end result that both sides seem to b...
Electric scooters are a serious hazard to your health   (09:43)10-11-2019
Salt Lake City residents gave city leaders an earful about those rental electric scooters that are parked all over the downtown area. They're upset about people riding on the sidewalk, posing a hazard to pedestrians. Jon Larsen, SLC's Transporation Division Director, weighs in on...
Human smuggling case with Arizona and Utah ties   (08:24)10-11-2019
Reporter Paul Nelson joins Doug Wright on Inside Sources to help explain the scandal involving pregnant women from the Marshall Islands. A licensed adoption attorney in Utah and Arizona, Paul Peterson, is accused of bringing pregnant women from the islands to the US to give birth...
Vaping Business Responds.100319   (05:15)10-11-2019
Vaping industry spokesman agrees with ban on THC and meth but objects to limits on flavoring and talks about industry's own legislative proposals. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"Baby mill" involving Utah and Arizona busted   (12:43)10-11-2019
Guest host Doug Wright delves into the scandal involving a man licensed to handle adoptions in Utah and Arizona. Paul Peterson is accused of bringing women to the US from the Marshall Islands for the express purpose of providing babies to adoptive parents here. In addition, he is...
Big Boy Locomotive.100319   (10:31)10-11-2019
-Nathan Anderson of Union Pacific Railroad talks about the restored old-time locomotive making its way through Utah. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Envision Utah: pay teachers a LOT more   (17:32)10-11-2019
Envision Utah says the state needs to offer much higher average starting salaries for teachers, after their study looking at how to recruit and retain the best educators. In addition to a starting rate of $60,000 annually, they're recommending sweeping changes to the retirement b...
Clean air grants for SLC   (06:39)10-11-2019
On the heels of guest host Doug Wright's conversation with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality's Air Quality Policy Section Leader, Mark Berger, Doug wanted to learn more about new clean air grants for Salt Lake City. He's joined by Tom Carter of UCAIR, the Utah Clean Ai...
The refugee cap: what does it mean for Utah?   (12:23)10-11-2019
The Trump administration is lowering the cap on refugees accepted into the United States to 18,000. As Salt Lake City is a refugee resettlement city, guest host Doug Wright wanted to know what that means for Utah and its residents.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor...
The next governor of the great state of Utah   (06:35)10-11-2019
Who should be Utah's next governor? Who would you like to see run for the office? Guest host Doug Wright asks for your thoughts on Utah politics. Text us at 57500.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Homelessness in Salt Lake City   (12:20)10-11-2019
Jean Hill, a member of the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, joins Inside Sources guests host Doug Wright to talk about progress in Salt Lake City on the homeless problem. New resource centers are delayed but still coming -- what does that mean for the shelters stil...
Air quality concerns in Utah   (08:46)10-11-2019
Guest host Doug Wright talks air quality with Mark Berger, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality's Air Quality Policy Section Manager.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why Greg Miller isn't running for governor   (09:37)10-11-2019
Greg Miller might be one of the most familiar names in Utah -- the son of former Jazz owner Larry H. Miller, he's a prominent businessman with deep roots in Utah. But he's decided he will not run for governor in the state. He joins guest host Doug Wright to explain why.  See om...
President Trump addresses whistleblower claims   (18:42)10-11-2019
Guest host Doug Wright listens in as President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters in the midst of accusations from a whistleblower. The whistleblower claimed Mr. Trump illegally asked Ukraine to investigate a political rival. In the reporter Q&A, the president called the...
Earthquake preparedness, unclaimed money, and deer hunting season   (38:42)10-11-2019
Doug Wright talks with Dave Damschen, State of Utah Treasurer, about unclaimed money. We also discuss earthquake preparedness, what to expect in this year's deer hunt, and how Utah stacks up as far as salaries go.  Inside Sources airs on KSL News Radio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM ever...
Trump's tweets.101019   (10:37)10-10-2019
Doug talks about Kamala Harris's call to revoke Trump's twitter account. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Inside Sources review.100119   (08:19)10-10-2019
Doug summaries episode topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Homeless report.100119   (12:46)10-10-2019
Doug digests the recent Utah Annual Report on Homelessness See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Medical Debt.100119   (12:25)10-10-2019
Jennifer Graham from the Deseret News will talk about her recent article on Bernie Sanders pitch to buy medical debt See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Inland Port in Salt Lake City.100119   (06:03)10-10-2019
Valerie Wilde from the Mayor's office on the recent motion filed in the Inland Port lawsuit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
End of drought in Utah 100119   (07:21)10-10-2019
Laura Haskell in-studio to talk about the Governor's announcement that Utah is no longer in a drought See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kamala Harris says shut down Trump on twitter   (10:37)10-10-2019
Doug talks about Kamala Harris's call to revoke Trump's twitter account See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Affordable Housing in SLC.100319   (08:23)10-3-2019
Lani Eggersten-Goff from Housing and Neighborhood Development talks about affordable housing in Salt Lake City. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Former AG Mark Shurtleff.100319   (11:02)10-3-2019
Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff talks to Doug about his $600,000 legal settlement with the state. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
More on Vaping.100319   (10:11)10-3-2019
Doug talks about more legislative moves surrounding limits on teen vaping. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Vaping Ban Bill.100319   (08:58)10-3-2019
State Rep. Norm Thurston talks about his bill to ban flavors for vaping. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Doug's Birthday.100319   (10:01)10-3-2019
Doug looks back on radio of yesteryear and what's ahead on today' show. ' See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Intro and News Quiz.100319   (09:35)10-3-2019
Producer Robynn Garfield tests Doug's knowledge of the news of the day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
News quiz and intro   (09:38)10-1-2019
Guest host Doug Wright and producer Robynn Garfield talks about the news of the day to see what Doug knows. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Condors, candidates, politics, and daylight savings: Inside Sources full episode   (19:47)9-30-2019
Guest host Doug Wright tackles a rainbow of topics including updates from Utah party heads Jeff Merchant and Derek Brown. He also go in-depth on the possibility of Utah going keeping daylight savings year-round. Also, a condor chick has fledged in Zion National Park, listen in to...
Impeachment, flu shots and scary movies: full episode of Inside Sources for Sept. 27   (22:41)9-27-2019
Inside Sources producer Robynn Garfield co-hosts the show with Granite School District School spokesman Ben Horsley.  Ben and Robynn talk about impeachment, we talk about the United Utah Party with Jim Bennett, and discuss the importance of the flu vaccination with epidemiologi...
Impeachment, airports, and current events: full episode of Inside Sources   (49:44)9-25-2019
Our guest host for the week, Doug Wright, continues to cover the on-going impeachment inquiry announcement made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Doug goes over the transcripts from the infamous telephone and speaks with current and former Utah lawmakers about thei...
Good news on a suicide prevention front!   (10:08)9-24-2019
Utah has the fifth-highest suicide rate in the country. But there are new strides in helping reverse this trend. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox joins guest host Doug Wright to discuss some of the good news. The Utah Department of Health offers suicide prevention help at utahsuicidepre...
Is there a way to preserve memory in old age? An annual test could help   (09:48)9-24-2019
Often people associate forgetfulness with advancing age. But a Utah doctor says this can be helped through an annual test. Dr. Norman Foster is a professor in the Department of Neurology and Director of Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research at the University of Utah...
What is causing the rise in hate crimes in the U.S.?   (20:02)9-24-2019
Across the United States there has been a sharp increase in hate crimes against minorities, Jews, homosexuals and more. How is this happening in our country? Jay Jacobson is the Chair of the Antisemitism and Community Relations Task Force of the United Jewish Federation of Utah. ...
Can the government really take your guns?   (10:14)9-24-2019
Beto O'Rourke recently made headlines during the Democratic Debate when he stated that they were going to take people's guns. Can the government really do that? Clark Aposhian, Chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, joins guest host Doug Wright to discuss if and how that c...
Is this the soultion for ski traffic?   (19:39)9-24-2019
Ski season is almost here and the number of cars traveling through sometimes dangerous canyons will soon increase. The additional number of accidents and increased pollution have many concerned. Solitude will now charge for parking in an effort to encourage patrons to use alterna...
How the 'Dude in a Tube' survived 8 ft waves on the Great Salt Lake   (19:44)9-24-2019
Weston Barnett was on the third day of a kayaking adventure with his friends on the Great Salt Lake when the weather turned and the lake became treacherous. He joins guest host Doug Wright to give a first hand account of his experience and explain why rescuers nicknamed him the "...
National Climate Strike recap   (20:33)9-23-2019
Max Curtis and Ari Grace join Doug Wright to talk about their work and involvement with the National Climate Change Strike. As global temperatures rise, the younger generation is rising as well to call on world government organizations to enact productive, science-based laws that...
Jason Perry guest hosts with Morgan Lyon Cotti and Natalie Tippets   (43:12)9-20-2019
Jason Perry talks with Utahn politicians and community activist on the day's biggest topics.
Sean Spicer thinks his DWTS loss is a conspiracy   (08:50)9-18-2019
It's time to wrap up the show, but we would be remiss if we didn't make sure you knew about Sean Spicer's stint, however brief, on Dancing with the Stars. The former White House spokesperson not only believes his ouster on the show was rigged, he thinks it's retaliation for his C...
The state settled a huge lawsuit with its former AG   (08:39)9-18-2019
One of the items addressed by the Utah legislature in its special session this week was approving a $1.5 million settlement with former Attorney General John Swallow. Swallow left office in the midst of criminal proceedings that ultimately wound up being dismissed in court. Jim B...
The fools on the Hill   (10:42)9-18-2019
Producer Robynn Garfield provides an update on what happened as state lawmakers convened in special session on Utah's Capitol Hill. The biggest item on the agenda was medical marijuana -- a bill to "fix" what was wrong or lacking in the compromise law that replaced Proposition 2,...
Utah football off to strong start   (08:02)9-18-2019
The football season is off to a great start for the University of Utah. The Utes are number 10 in the nation. USC -- the University of Southern California -- is up next on the schedule. While BYU was able to knock off the Trojans in overtime, Utah hasn't won at USC in over 100 ye...
Kids get more concussions at recess than playing football   (17:47)9-18-2019
New numbers from the Utah Department of Health seems to suggest we're doing a better job of keeping kids safe while playing sports like football. But now we may want to look at other aspects of childhood life. The stats released this week showed kids were more likely to suffer co...
Codefresh picks Utah for business boom   (17:52)9-18-2019
Dan Garfield, the VP of Marketing for Codefresh, joins guest hosts Jim Bennett and Jill Atwood live in studio to talk about why the Bay Area company would consider moving to Utah and its Silicon Slopes instead of staying put in Silicon Valley. And because we can, we also geek out...
Utah's burning - a wildfire update   (09:38)9-18-2019
Reporters Heather Kelly and John Wojcik join guest hosts Jill Atwood and Jim Bennett to talk about wildfires burning in Tooele County and Davis County - and what progress crews are making.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Introducing the Inside Sources news quiz   (09:46)9-18-2019
Producer Robynn Garfield is in-studio to see just exactly what guest hosts Jill Atwood and Jim Bennett know about the week in news so far.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Where do we go now?   (09:11)9-18-2019
"The best politics you have is when you have good solid opposition, and you can work together." That's what Scott Howell said to wrap up Inside Sources as he and Jim Bennett guest hosted. Jeff Caplan joins.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"Agree to be disagreeable"   (09:52)9-18-2019
Jim Bennett and Scott Howell may not agree on everything, but they can agree to be disagreeable. Which is good, because our texters always keep it nice and disagreeable in the studio. (Don't worry, we love getting your texts at 57500. Keep 'em coming!) Here's another thing Jim & ...
Deconstructing the Democrats' debate   (08:06)9-18-2019
Scott Howell and Jim Bennett break down the latest round of democratic presidential debates. Do the Democrats have anything to say that's worth hearing? What exactly are they driving toward in 2020? Both Jim and Scott wonder if Democrats are so spread out on all of the possible p...
Time for term limits?   (10:35)9-18-2019
The United Utah Party's Richard Davis joins Jim Bennett and Scott Howell on Inside Sources to talk about the third party's latest initiative. The United Utah Party, for which Jim ran for Congress not that long ago, is behind a ballot initiative to limit terms of Utah state offici...
The Saudi oil attacks and Utah's oil fields   (09:04)9-18-2019
Jim Bennett and Scott Howell dive deep on the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil. Is there a connection to the potential oil resources in Utah? We have a lot of oil in shale, particularly in eastern Utah and the Four Corners region. Where does Iran fit in? How are President Trump's twe...
The Utah Initiative Protection Act and medical marijuana   (08:08)9-18-2019
Former Utah Sen. Steve Urquhart joins Scott Howell and Bob Bennett to talk about his Utah Initiative Protection Act. It's a plan that would protect, as he puts it, the will of the people. Back in 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 2, which would have legalized medical marijua...
The Pioneer Park Coalition and homelessness   (09:24)9-18-2019
Scott Howell and Jim Bennett continue to tackle homelessness in Salt Lake City with Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes. Howell describes Hughes as the person who helped launch Operation Rio Grande, which sparked a movement for change to help the homeless in Utah. Part of that goes ba...
New homeless resource centers for Utah   (10:41)9-18-2019
Preston Cochrane, executive director of the Shelter the Homeless board, joins Jim Bennett and Scott Howell to talk about a new approach to homelessness in Utah. After taking a long hard look at the old way of helping the homeless, Utah leaders realized something had to change, so...
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you   (07:55)9-18-2019
OK, now that you know who Jim Bennett and Scott Howell, let's talk about what you don't know about today's guest hosts. Did you know Scott's parents (both BYU grads) raised him on a ranch in rural Utah, then moved to the city and sent him to Skyline High School, where he played f...
Meet Jim Bennett and Scott Howell   (11:32)9-18-2019
Today's guest hosts are Scott Howell and Jim Bennett, both big names in local news. Bennett was the first-ever candidate for congress from the United Utah Party and hosts the Dinner Table Politics podcast on KSL NewsRadio. (He's also the son of the late Senator Bob Bennett, a wel...
What's up with partisan elections for school board elections?   (10:08)9-13-2019
The Supreme Court has ruled partisan elections for school board elections are constitutional. What will this mean for the state of Utah's education and how will these elections shake out on the local level? State Senator Todd Weiler joins Ben and Scott to talk about how this issu...
What do Utahns think about background checks?   (09:45)9-13-2019
Firearms instructor Clark Aposhian joins the conversation to talk about universal background checks for gun purchases in Utah. With Red Flag Laws on the books in Utah and a series of mass shootings in recent months, what do Utahns think about increased security around gun control...
The Other Side Academy   (09:14)9-13-2019
Ben and Scott welcome Dave Durocher, Managing Director of The Other Side Academy, a school in Salt Lake City aimed at helping the most at-risk populations in Utah. Students might attend the academy in lieu of service legal sentences, or may be looking for a way to change the cour...
Stewart Adams discusses the upcoming special session   (09:54)9-13-2019
Utah State Senate President Stewart Adams joins Ben and Scott to talk about the upcoming special legislative session. The session will focus on Utah's medical cannabis laws and what's being done to ensure the roll of out of Proposition 2 by next March.  Listen to Inside Sources...
Welcome to today's guest hosts; Scott Howell and Ben Horsley   (09:25)9-13-2019
Inside Sources is excited to welcome Granite School District PIO Ben Horsley and former Utah State Senator Scott Howell as guests hosts on today's show. In this segment, Scott and Ben introduce themselves and producer Robynn Garfield joins the discussion to kick off our first eve...
The Utah Humanities Book Festival   (08:46)9-12-2019
The Utah Humanities Book Festival is almost underway with a full schedule of events spanning September through November around the Salt Lake Valley. Willy Palomo from Utah Humanities joins Amy and Steve to talk about what people can expect from the book festival and the details o...
A conversation with republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh   (08:29)9-11-2019
Former Congressman Joe Walsh joins Steve and Amy to talk about his recent candidacy announcement. On August 25, Walsh announced his intent to run against President Donald Trump as a Republican candidate in the 2020 general election. Walsh pulls no punches when it comes to critici...
Remembering 9/11   (20:25)9-11-2019
Guest hosts Steve Handy and Amy Donaldson talk with member from Honor 365 and Colonial Flag about the ways these groups are working to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Events are planned around the state today to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the t...
Finding help for postpartum mood disorders   (10:23)9-11-2019
On Monday's show, host Lindsay Aerts talked about her experiences with postpartum mood disorder and how she found help. After the show, we received a few texts from listeners asking where to find the best resources for help for PPD. Producer Robynn Garfield joins Brooke and Casey...
NuHope suicide awareness walk   (21:19)9-11-2019
On September 21, NuHope Utah is sponsoring a walk in Ogden to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Kristi Jones with Intermountain Health talks about what the walk means for survivors and family members impacted by suicide and how we as a community can help prevent future deat...
Utah Woolen Mills BJ Strigham on Suited for Good   (17:16)9-11-2019
BJ Strigham from Utah Woolen Mills talks to Casey and Brooke about a special program called Suited for Good. UWM has given suits to over 850 men in need over the last three years, and has brought hope and a fresh start to so many lives.  Listen to Inside Sources on KSL News Rad...
Dr. Matt Woolly talk about teens and mental health   (08:25)9-11-2019
On Sept. 21, Dr. Matt Woolly is participating in an event with KSL around the issues surrounding teens and mental health. On today's show, Woolly gives Casey and Brooke some solid advice on how to talk to teens about their emotional health, and warning signs to look for when it c...
KSL's own talk about random acts of kindness   (08:31)9-11-2019
As we continue our coverage for National Suicide Prevention Day, we pause for a moment to remember what makes life rich and enjoyable. In this segment, KSL's own work family share moments from their lives when someone performed a random act of kindness on their behalf.  Listen ...
Be part of the solution   (10:36)9-10-2019
No one should suffer alone. We have all struggled with problems and we can all be part of the solution. Guest hosts Lindsay and Scott sum up how different struggles relate. They are joined by Senator Luz Escamilla who shares the efforts to stop bullying in the state. Inside Sour...
Addiction and Depression - Casey Scott's story and how he got help (and you can too)   (28:03)9-10-2019
Guest host Casey Scott shares his story of addiction and depression. He and Lindsay are joined by Emily Capito, a licensed clinical social worker at Pinnacle Recovery Center, and Barry Rose, clinical manager for the Uni Crisis Line. They discuss the struggles people in Utah face ...
Post-partum depression and anxiety: There is help!   (20:31)9-10-2019
Post-partum depression and anxiety are frequently minimized or dismissed altogether, but its consequences can be very serious. Brook Dorff, Maternal Mental Health Specialist at the Utah Department of Health, joins Lindsay and Casey to discuss the many symptoms post-partum women c...
Post-partum depression: Lindsay's story   (11:35)9-9-2019
Over 90 percent of women experience some sort of mental health issues following the birth of a child. This might be anything from milk anxiety to major depression. Lindsay talks about her experiences with post-partum mood issues and how she and her family found her help during da...
Meet today's hosts   (08:46)9-9-2019
Linday Aerts and Casey Scott, today's guest hosts, introduce themselves and talk about what's coming up on the show. KSL NewsRadio's Kelli Piece joins the duo in studio to talk about the different fires burning around the state.  Inside Sources runs ever weekday from 12:30 pm t...
Sharing a radio dream   (11:05)9-6-2019
Lee's father, Bob Lonsberry, became a radio host in 1992. Since then, he's had a chance to work with his dad as well as have his own experiences in radio. Lee shares his experience of returning to his roots. Lee Lonsberry guest hosts Inside Sources. Listen weekdays 12:30 to 3 pm...
An insider's view of the Great Utah State Fair   (10:07)9-5-2019
The Great Utah State Fair kicked off today. Fair board member Wade Garrett joins Lee to provide an inside look at the events for this year's fair. Lee Lonsberry guest hosts Inside Sources. Listen weekdays 12:30 to 3 pm at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online, or on the app. https://ksln...
Dorian Update / SLC Mayoral Candidate Erin Mendenhall   (09:21)9-5-2019
ABC correspondent Pete Combs joins Lee to provide an update on Hurricane Dorian from North Carolina. Then Lee is joined by Salt Lake City mayoral candidate Erin Mendenhall joins Lee to discuss the race and her goals for the city. Lee Lonsberry guest hosts Inside Sources. Listen ...
A conversation with Representative Chris Stewart   (19:15)9-5-2019
Congressman Chris Stewart has represented Utah in congress since 2012. He sits on the House Committee on Intelligence and also helped create the national suicide prevention hotline number. He shares experiences and announces the new 3 digit national suicide prevention hotline num...
If you're headed to the University of Utah, leave your vapes and cigarettes at home   (08:52)9-5-2019
The University of Utah is now 100% tobacco free. After a year of educating visitors and students, the university is now enforcing their tobacco ban. The ban includes smoking, vaping, chewing tobacco and all other tobacco products. Kristi Holt and Robyn Marcus from the university ...
Congress is less popular than cockroaches. Is that fair?   (09:13)9-5-2019
Past polls have found people rank the U.S. Congress lower than cockroaches, traffic jams and root canals. But Lee invites you to look at evidence that there is work being done in Washington. Lee Lonsberry guest hosts Inside Sources. Listen weekdays 12:30 to 3 pm at 1160 AM and 1...
How is BYU helping firefighters and others determine how wildfires might spread?   (10:09)9-5-2019
Utah's very wet winter has created a lot of fuel for wildfires. BYU is studying how different plants burn and what chemicals they give off when they burn. Dr. Thomas Fletcher, BYU Professor of Chemical Engineering, joins Lee to discuss their research and what they hope to do to h...
What was the temple dedication in Haiti like? Mary Richards shares her experience.   (10:46)9-5-2019
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently dedicated a temple in Haiti. KSL's Mary Richards was in attendance and joins Lee to describe the experience of attending that event. She says the people expressed that even if the world has forgotten about Haiti, the temple...
200,000 people are headed to SLC this weekend. How is the city preparing?   (10:42)9-5-2019
Six major events are occurring in and around Salt Lake City this weekend. They are anticipated to attract about 200,000 people. KSL reporter Paul Nelson joins Lee to discuss just how the city is preparing for all these events. Lee Lonsberry guest hosts Inside Sources. Listen wee...
Day of "WRECK"ONING Demolition Derby is coming to the Utah State Fair. We have an insider on how it all works.   (10:24)9-5-2019
One of the highlights of this year's state fair is the Day of "WRECK"ONING Demolition Derby. Lee put out a call to listeners to help him find someone who could help explain the derby and they came through. Derby arena official Cody Wing joins Lee in studio to discuss what makes a...
She's having a baby. What do you do?   (19:30)9-5-2019
Lee's wife is having a baby and there are plenty of things he wants to know. Erin Shepherd, a licensed clinical social worker, joins Lee to discuss the signs of and treatment options for post-partum depression. Then Kristi Ridd-Young of Utah's Douala and Midwives Association join...
Walmart is banning some guns and ammunition after mass shootings. Should others follow suit?   (15:08)9-5-2019
After recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Odessa, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon announced the company will stop selling certain ammunition and guns. Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, joins Lee to discuss what this move means for Walmart, sportsme...
Is it time to explore a change in Weber County's government?   (14:36)9-5-2019
The last time residents of Weber County looked at changing how they are governed was nearly 30 years ago. Jenny Taylor joins Lee to discuss the efforts of her late husband and others on the Weber County Forward initiative to revisit how Weber County is governed. Lee Lonsberry gu...
New hope in the fight against the opioid epidemic   (09:49)9-5-2019
Almost 70% of drug-related deaths in Utah involve opioids. Gary Edwards, Executive Director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, joins Lee to discuss a new federal grant from the Department of Justice to help address the opioid epidemic in the area. Lee Lonsberry guest hos...
The Great Utah State Fair kicks off tomorrow. Here's what to expect.   (09:36)9-5-2019
The Great Utah State Fair has roots going back to the 1856 Deseret Fair. Producer Robynn Garfield joins Lee to discuss experiences from past fairs and what visitors can expect from this year's fair. Lee Lonsberry guest hosts Inside Sources. Listen weekdays 12:30 to 3 pm at 1160 ...
Dealing with Utah's wildfires   (10:03)9-5-2019
After one of the wettest winters on record resulted excessive new weed and grass growth, Utah's firefighters have had to deal with several fast-moving wildfires. Utah Division of Fire, Forestry and State Lands' Jason Curry gives us an update on the Green Ravine fire and what fire...
We have a lot of ground to cover   (10:24)9-5-2019
Today's show is jam-packed with current topics and great guests. From Gary Edwards discussing Salt Lake City's opioid grant to Clark Aposhian weighing in on  Walmart's gun ban, Lee looks at topics impacting our state and nation. Lee Lonsberry guest hosts Inside Sources. Listen ...
Tony Hawk opens a new Utah skatepark   (09:41)9-4-2019
DUDE! It's not every day you get to hang out with a skateboarding legend like Tony Hawk. But that's what happened to KSL Newsradio's John Wojcik. Hawk came to help open a new skatepark at the Utah State Fairgrounds and praised Salt Lake City as a skateboard and skateboarder-frien...
E-bikes on a roll in the national parks   (18:44)9-4-2019
An order from the Secretary of the Interior means electric bicycles - e-bikes - could be coming soon to a National Park near you. (And guess what? Utah has more than its fair share of those!) Guest host Lee Lonsberry talks about e-bikes with the acting director of the National Pa...
Utah in the running for a presidential debate   (09:58)9-4-2019
We could learn within the next 30 days whether Salt Lake City, and specifically the University of Utah, will be chosen to host a 2020 presidential debate. Thomas Wright with the Utah Debate Commission, who is also a member of the Republican National Committee, joins guest host Le...
Utah's role in Hurricane Dorian   (19:52)9-4-2019
Joe Dougherty with Utah's Department of Emergency Services joins guest host Lee Lonsberry to talk about what Utah can learn from Hurricane Dorian -- as well as how Utah is being called on to help the states affected. We also check in with meteorologist Kevin Eubank to learn about...
Does Utah need a state level red flag law?   (18:39)9-4-2019
Guest host Lee Lonsberry talks about red flag laws - also known as ERPOs, or extreme risk protection orders - with Rep. John Curtis, a member of Congress representing Utah, and Carrie Butler, the policy director of Action Utah. Critics say red flag laws are too restrictive and in...
The latest on the Snoqualmie Fire   (09:13)9-4-2019
Guest host Lee Lonsberry brings in reporter Paul Nelson and state Rep. Casey Snider, who also is a volunteer firefighter, to update the situation with the Snoqualmie Fire burning above Layton.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meet Lee Lonsberry   (09:51)9-4-2019
Guest host Lee Lonsberry introduces himself. As Doug Wright's former producer, he's very familiar with KSL, even though these days, he works closely with Congressman Rob Bishop in Washington.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Service dogs vs. comfort dogs. What belongs where?   (09:14)8-31-2019
What animals should be allowed where? What does the law say about animals in stores and other public places?  Dave Davis, President of the Utah Food Industry Association, joins guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy to discuss the issues food retailers deal with to try a...
Utahn's say no to a gas tax, so how do we pay for roads?   (12:03)8-31-2019
A new survey says Utahn's oppose a gas tax to pay for roads and also oppose tolls to pay for roads. So how do we pay for desperately needed roads? Utah Department of Transportation Executive Director Carlos Braceras joins guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy to what we ...
How do we teach kids to be safe with guns?   (16:14)8-30-2019
Most adults understand the dangers of guns, but how do we teach that to kids? Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joins guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy to discuss the new gun safety initiative in Utah schools as well as his efforts on student loan forgiveness for vete...
Why does UHP ramp up DUI checkpoints for Labor Day?   (11:24)8-30-2019
Some holidays, such as New Years, seem like a time people expect a higher possibility of drunk drivers. But why is UHP ramping up their checkpoints for Labor Day? Director of the Utah Highway Patrol Col. Mike Rappich joins guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy to clear u...
What is driving the popularity of locally grown produce?   (10:34)8-30-2019
The demand for locally grown produce is skyrocketing. Jack Wilbur of the Utah Department of Agriculture and local farmer Jordan Riley join guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy to discuss efforts to meet the demand and expand availability of locally grown produce. List...
Skateboarders around the world are headed to Utah   (08:40)8-30-2019
Salt Lake City is preparing to host the world championship for the Vans Park Series skateboard competition. Jeff Robbins of the Utah Sports Commission joins guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy to discuss the new park Vans built in Utah for the championship, skateboardi...
Paving the way for people with disabilities   (11:57)8-30-2019
Sarah Benj, the ADA coordinator for Salt Lake City, joins guest hosts Amy Donaldson and Rep. Steve Handy to discuss her recent appearance in front of the UN and efforts to improve accessibility for all people in Salt Lake City. Listen weekdays 12:30 to 3 pm at 1160 AM and 102.7 ...
What's the future of The Boy Scouts Program in Utah?   (20:26)8-30-2019
With last year's announcement that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints would be pulling out of its involvement with The Boy Scouts of America, many in Utah are wondering what is going to be the future of the scouting program here. Steve and Amy talk with Scout Executi...
Wednesday's Child: Meet Ellie and Shawn   (10:42)8-30-2019
Once a year, KSL sponsors a telethon to support foster care and adoption. Today, we talk to Ellie and Shawn, a mother and daughter brought together by adoption through the Utah foster care program. Wednesday's Child focuses on raising funds to help find forever homes for older ch...
Soroptimus International; helping women live their dreams   (08:14)8-29-2019
Amy and Steve talk with representatives from Soroptimus International,  A global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. Soroptimus aims to help women and girls live their dreams by...
Meet today's guest hosts: Amy Donaldson and Steve Handy   (09:27)8-29-2019
In this segment, Steve and Amy introduce themselves and talk about Amy's recent experiences at the U.N. conference held in downtown Salt Lake City this week. For the first time ever, the U.N. held its Civil Society Conference outside of New York City; the theme of this year's con...
The age-old rivalry returns. We bring in some experts to help us get ready.   (18:22)8-27-2019
BYU and University of Utah will open their football seasons with a rivalry that has spanned decades. NFL legends Tim Hightower and Shawn Barton join guest host Kirk Jowers to break down the game and share their predictions.   Listen weekdays 12:30 to 1 pm at 1160 AM and 102.7 ...
Can we really become number one in education? Spencer Eccles thinks so   (09:01)8-27-2019
Utah regularly falls mid-pack nationally in rankings for public education. The Eccles family has a long history of investing in education and Spencer Eccles believes Utah can become the top state for education. He joins guest host Kirk Jowers to discuss his recent editorial and h...
How Trump took over the world   (17:37)8-27-2019
President Donald Trump is able to regularly dominate media and control public conversation. How does he do this? Ben Wilson, podcaster for “How to Take Over the World”, joins guest host Kirk Jowers to discuss how Trump has accomplished this and what strategies others might us...
Will he or won’t he? Greg Hughes has some ideas for Utah and people want to know if he will take those to the governor’s office   (11:52)8-27-2019
Greg Hughes spent 15 years in Utah’s House of Representatives including 3 years as speakers. He has a passion for issues affecting the state, including the opioid epidemic. Now people want to know if he is going to bring that passion to a run for governor. Guest host Kirk Jower...
A busy first 6 months for Representative Ben McAdams   (09:46)8-27-2019
Representative Ben McAdams is a quarter of the way through his first term in Congress. He joins guest host Kirk Jowers to discuss what he’s been able to accomplish and what he still wants to do.   Listen weekdays 12:30 to 1 pm at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online, or on the app. ...
Addressing the suicide crisis in Utah. How do we get people the help they need?   (21:13)8-27-2019
Utah ranks 5th in the nation for death by suicide and it is the leading cause of death for people in the state between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet we rank 51st in the nation for adult mental health care and our youth mental health care is also overloaded. How do we fix this proble...
Can compassion and rule of law co-exist with immigration reform?   (08:59)8-27-2019
Immigration reform is a hot button topic. Some are calling for greater compassion while others want to see the law more rigidly enforced. Can these two ideas co-exist? Deseret News reporter Erica Evans just returned for the border and shares insight from her time there. Boyd Mat...
Do you ever feel like an imposter? You’re not alone   (10:36)8-27-2019
The feeling of being somewhere you don’t deserve to be is not uncommon. Jennifer Seltzer Stitt, Director of Community Relations at Salt Lake Community College, shares some ideas with Boyd about how to own your success.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you...
The U.S. and China - The latest in a rocky relationship   (08:36)8-27-2019
President Trump wrestles with new challenges in the relationship between China and the United States, including newly announced tariffs and protests in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the world watches to see what he’ll do at the G7 summit. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News,...
News Updates - China tariffs, David Koch dies, Ginsberg health update   (11:04)8-27-2019
Boyd takes a deeper look at today’s breaking news, including China’s recent announcement on tariffs, the passing of David Koch, and cancer treatments for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenin...
The Rockmonster on Tom Nissalke, the BYU - U of U rivalry, and the end of a legacy career   (11:04)8-27-2019
For over 40 years, Brad Rock has been a dominant voice in Utah Sports. Fittingly his final piece will be on the BYU - University of Utah rivalry. The “Rockmonster” shares some of his favorite moments with Boyd. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside ...
Washington's "Rules for Civility"   (09:15)8-22-2019
In George Washington's "Rules for Civility," we can learn important lessons that still apply to us today.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this countr...
President Trump's biggest risk? The economy.   (08:18)8-22-2019
In a good economy it is very difficult to defeat an incumbent. What happens if the economy slides? How would that impact President Trump's reelection campaign? Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated c...
What does the revision of the employment numbers mean?   (07:22)8-22-2019
President Trump has continually touted the increase in employment across the US. Numbers from the Labor Department are saying differently. What does this mean for the workforce in the United States? ABC's Andy Field joins Boyd to explain.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deser...
What is blockchain voting?   (09:50)8-22-2019
One of Andrew Yang's policy positions is to modernize voting with blockchain voting. What is blockchain voting? What are the ethical implications? Neil Bly joins Boyd to discuss.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. B...
The problem with single issue candidates   (09:33)8-22-2019
Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this country and make Utah a great place to thrive and live. Listen weekdays 12:30 to 1 pm at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, onli...
Fake memories and fake news   (10:37)8-22-2019
What are fake memories? Can fake memories come from fake news? Dr. Ciara Greene of University College Dublin joins Boyd to discuss what research is saying about the role of fake news in creating false memories that align with political beliefs.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at...
Lessons in Civility   (09:31)8-22-2019
Cindy McCain, the late Senator John McCain’s wife, has spoken out about bullying in the past. This week she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post. Her topic? Civility.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing a...
What has the VP been talking about on his Utah trip?   (10:00)8-22-2019
Vice President Mike Pence is in Utah and this morning he spoke with leaders of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and at Merit Medical. What was discussed? Boyd breaks it down. Sen Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political ...
Sen. Mike Lee on the Guatemala Prayer Breakfast   (09:49)8-22-2019
Senator Mike Lee joins Boyd by phone to discuss his keynote speech at the Guatemala National Prayer Breakfast. Why is prayer important in? Senator Lee says, “It’s important to focus on what unites us, not divides us.” Senator Lee also shares his experience meeting with the ...
How to have meaningful conversations with your kids.   (07:44)8-22-2019
How do we have better conversations with our kids as they are growing up? Licensed clinical social worker Erin Shepard joins Boyd to discuss how we can have less interrogative conversations with our kids and how to fostering space for better conversations.  Boyd Matheson, Opin...
Why does President Trump want to buy Greenland?   (09:14)8-22-2019
President Trump floated the idea of buying Greenland several times? Why? How has this impacted the relationship between the Danish Prime Minister and the United States?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an...
Music on the trail: what songs are on the candidates playlists?   (10:38)8-22-2019
Deseret News staff writer Herb Scribner joins Boyd to pick apart the musical leanings of the presidential candidates. Some picks are no big surprise (Trump likes Macho Man...) but other choices are less obvious.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside t...
A conversation with UVU President Astrid Tuminez   (15:03)8-21-2019
Boyd talks with Utah Valley University President Astrid Tuminez about her first year at the school and her role in the upcoming United Nations Civil Society Conference held here in Salt Lake City August 26-28 at the Salt Palace. Utah Valley University is the only university in Ut...
John McCain foundation promotes 'Acts of Civility'   (09:36)8-21-2019
Boyd continues the conversation around the McCain foundations campaign to encourage citizens to engage in #actsofcivility. On the one year anniversary of Senator John McCain's death, his family and foundation are hoping to spark random act of civility to honor his life and legacy...
Acts of Civility: honoring the life of Sen. John McCain   (25:35)8-21-2019
On the one year anniversary of the death of Senator John McCain, his foundation is issuing a call for acts of civility around the country. The campaign is aimed at helping American citizens engage in productive ways to serve the country and its population. Boyd reads texts from l...
Things to ask your kids after school that aren't, "How was school?"   (10:47)8-20-2019
What makes the difference between the average "how was your day" questions we ask and the kind of questions that will make kids really think about their day?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated c...
Trump's take on rumors of economic woes   (10:18)8-20-2019
President Trump gave a few quick comments yesterday on rumors that the economy is about to take a dive. Citing recent numbers from retail giant Walmart, Trump says the murmurings about impending economic woes are unfounded.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes ...
President Clark Gilbert talks about BYU's Pathway Worldwide   (18:40)8-20-2019
President Gilbert Clark talks with Boyd about the challenges universities are facing when it comes to helping students graduate and enter the job world with success. Dropout rates are increasing and schools like BYU through Pathways Worldwide are developing creative new ways to s...
Better days: the importance of learning about women's history in Utah   (08:06)8-20-2019
Naomi Watkins is the Director of Education for Better Days, a non-profit aimed at educating the public about Utah's rich women's history. Watkins talks with Boyd about significant moment in local women's history and the importance of telling these stories again and again.  Boyd...
Road to 2020: what's happening with the democrats?   (09:21)8-20-2019
Boyd hashes out the latest on the campaign trail.
News of the day   (10:18)8-20-2019
Should two U.S. congresswomen be banned from travel to Israel?
David Barton on the importance of community   (09:58)8-19-2019
How has community shaped our nation's history?
Simplifying our lives, simplifying our stress   (08:54)8-19-2019
How do we help kids succeed in school without adding more stress?
Dealing with the stress of school   (11:03)8-19-2019
Jenny Howe talk about the best ways to help kids relief school-related stress.
Senator Mitt Romney on the future of conservatism   (11:08)8-19-2019
Senator Mitt Romney on what's new in Washington.
Spencer Cox on the value of service   (10:15)8-19-2019
Lt. Spencer Cox talks about the value of service.
The road to 2020   (11:21)8-19-2019
Boyd gives an update on the road to the 2020 presidential election.
News of the day   (09:34)8-19-2019
Boyd discusses the news of the day.
Elephants don't bite, but fleas do.   (10:24)8-19-2019
The big things in life tend to take care of themselves, but often it is what we do with the little things that either holds us back or propels us forward to the accomplishment of a goal or objective. During challenging times, doing the little things well is even more important. ...
The name of the Church with President M. Russell Ballard and Elder Gerrit W. Gong   (25:43)8-16-2019
One year ago on August 16, 2018 President Russell M. Nelson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement on using the correct name of the Church: "The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name he has revealed for his church, e...
Don’t assume a 'happy warrior' is somehow not a warrior   (11:04)8-15-2019
America is always better when we address our difficulties with big ideas along with open, honest and even roiling debate. Yes, big battles about big ideas and principles are at the heart of the American experiment. We need to remember that having a big debate or a fundamental dis...
Israel barred Rep. Tlaib and Rep. Omar. Why?   (08:02)8-15-2019
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has denied entry to Reps. Tlaib and Omar. ABC News Correspondent Rachel Scott joins to discuss.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the pr...
The Constitution of a Great Leader   (20:02)8-15-2019
Great leaders have an ability to frame the conversation. What lessons can we learn from the constitution about leadership? Cevin Ormond joins Boyd to discuss.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated ...
The Reality of 21st Century Politics with Scott Rasmussen   (10:42)8-15-2019
People are more skeptical than in earlier times. Only 36% of American adults believe the official story that Epstein committed suicide and 9% think that Epstein faked his death, escaped prison, and is alive somewhere. Trust in the federal government has decreased through the year...
What is America’s role in Hong Kong?   (09:05)8-15-2019
Protests in Hong Kong have escalated. What is America's role in the freedom of other countries? John Kasich shared his opinion on CNN today about which side he thinks President Trump should be on.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest polit...
Do 2020 Candidates deserve a promotion based on their job performance?   (06:43)8-15-2019
How are the presidential candidates in congress doing in their day job? What percentage of the votes in the House or the Senate have they missed? How many bills have they sponsored or cosponsored?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest polit...
Jason Perry: The Salt Lake City Mayoral Race   (11:23)8-15-2019
Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry joins Boyd to discuss his thoughts on the outcomes of the Salt Lake City mayoral race and upcoming gubernatorial race.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing ...
The Hickenlooper Pivot and the O'Rourke Reboot   (20:02)8-15-2019
Governor John Hickenlooper officially dropped out of the presidential race today in a three minute video. His pivot? To seriously consider a run for United States Senate in Colorado. Beto O’Rourke revamped his campaign today but Boyd thinks he made some big mistakes.  Boyd Ma...
Can Congress curb its spending?   (09:37)8-14-2019
Why is it we can't get the spending in congress under control? James Wallner joins Boyd to discuss why they have no desire to. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles tha...
Man in the middle: Former Senator Jeff Flake   (07:10)8-14-2019
In an exclusive interview with The Deseret News, Senator Jeff Flake discussed his role in the country and the senate and what it's like being the man in the middle. He joins Boyd to discuss.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political h...
Salt Lake Mayoral Primary results with Erin Mendenhall   (09:57)8-14-2019
In a close race, Erin Mendenhall declared victory in the Salt Lake City mayoral primary. In a crowded race with eight other candidates, Councilwoman Mendenhall walked away with 6,924 votes with Senator Jim Dabakis and Senator Luz Escamilla close behind. Erin joins Boyd to discuss...
The art of the campaign reboot   (10:59)8-14-2019
Several of the democratic candidates are looking to reboot their campaigns. Here's why it's harder than you think.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive th...
What's going on with the stock markets?   (09:05)8-14-2019
Many are asking why the stock market is fluctuating so much. Is the tariffs? Is it President Trump's rhetoric? Does it have to do with Hong Kong? Is it uncertainty? Zions Bank Senior Economist Robert Spendlove explains.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you ...
Will America be OK? Part II   (09:00)8-14-2019
One may reasonably ask, “Will America be OK?” America’s leading voices including Senator Ben Sasse, UVU President Astrid Tuminez, and pollster Scott Rasmussen say “yes.”  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. ...
Go Beto, Go Home.   (12:03)8-14-2019
Both Beto O'Rourke and John Hickenlooper are receiving pressure to leave the presidential race and run for United States Senate. Why? Boyd explains.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversati...
What is authentic populism?   (09:27)8-13-2019
Boyd addresses the topic of populism: how much power does the average citizen have in our country? What are effective methods of voicing dissent and consent in our political system? Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings, ...
2020 presidential campaign round-up   (10:01)8-13-2019
In the midst of all the local election news, Boyd takes a moment to recap what's happening on the national stage. Tulsi Gabbard is doing drill practice with the National Guard, Kamala Harris continues to attack Trump's record, and the rest of the group takes a breath in the middl...
What is the future of the news?   (08:14)8-13-2019
Boyd talks with Doug Wilkes, Editor of the Deseret News, and Burke Olsen, the Head Digital Officer for the Deseret News, about the paper's newest change to its format, and what it means for the future of news in general.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you...
Will America be ok?   (08:56)8-13-2019
Boyd asks the age-old question: will America be ok? With all the tragedy and chaos in the news, it may seem like we're headed off a cliff. However, many prominent community members believe we're going to be just fine, as long as we maintain our civility.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion...
Anthony Scaramucci breaks with Trump   (09:38)8-13-2019
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci this week called the President's mental competency into question, in an unusual break with Trump. Scaramucci said Trump is 'off the rails' after the President's recent trip to visit shooting victims in El Paso and Dayt...
Bernie Sanders joins Trump in war on press   (09:15)8-13-2019
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have joined President Trump in criticizing the press when it comes to coverage of their respective issues. Biden recently said he feels like the press focuses too much on his gaffes and not enough on his policy, and Sanders is unhappy with what he con...
Hong Kong protests continue as world leaders call for peace   (09:21)8-13-2019
The clashes between protesters in Hong Kong and police continue to turn violent as the Chinese government grapples with solutions to the conflict. President Trump has said he won't give advice on the issue, while U.S. leaders play the blame game.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor ...
A conversation with Sen. Gordon Smith   (11:18)8-13-2019
Former Oregon Senator Gordon Smith joins Boyd to discuss the issues facing lawmakers when it comes to copyright and licensing laws. Sen. Smith is in town this week attending the Hatch Center Symposium: Music Licensing in the 21st Century. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret...
How to talk about mental health   (28:30)8-13-2019
Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this country and make Utah a great place to thrive and live. Listen weekdays 12:30 to 1 pm at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, onli...
Makan Delrahim on antitrust laws   (07:25)8-13-2019
Makan Delrahim is the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice. Boyd asks him about the upcoming Hatch Center Symposium on music licensing happening in Park City on Aug. 13 and about legislation on antitrust issues.  Boyd Matheson, Opin...
Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidates   (32:01)8-12-2019
Boyd talks with Salt Lake City mayoral candidates on the eve of the primary elections. Senator Jim Debakis, Luz Escamilla, David Ibarra, and Erin Mendenhall join the conversation to take their messages to the voters, for some, one last time.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at De...
Dave Durocher: The problem with prison   (10:48)8-9-2019
Is prison designed to help inmates become better people or better criminals? Dave Durocher, the managing director of The Other Side Academy, joins Boyd to talk about the criminal justice system, the role of community in changing people, and what The Other Side Academy does.  Bo...
The way out of dis-ease to confidence   (09:30)8-9-2019
In the wake of more mass shootings and the mourning which follows such tragedies Americans have been left with rattled confidence, heightened fear and little trust in leaders and government.  All of this leads to a palpable “dis-ease” in the country that - if left unchecked,...
Civility in sports: BYU vs Utah   (08:18)8-9-2019
We talk about incivility in politics but we rarely talk about it in sports. KSL's Dave McCann joins Boyd to discuss the upcoming college football season and what lessons we can learn in civility before football season rolls around. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, ...
Congress can't do anything about mass shootings if it stays in recess   (18:41)8-9-2019
The clock is ticking, yet lawmakers seem content to lob verbal assaults at each other from afar. Both the House and Senate remain in recess, and the president seems content with making speeches rather than using the clout of his office to pressure lawmakers into action. What need...
Utah and guns with Jeremy Roberts   (10:30)8-9-2019
It has been a week of mass shooting and gun violence in America. What are the statistics here in Utah and how do they differ from the rest of the country? Jeremy Roberts joins Boyd to discuss the difference between gun violence and rampage violence and what legislation we are loo...
The Road to 2020: What’s grabbing America’s attention?   (07:56)8-9-2019
The most talked about topic on social media? Gun violence. What other topics are important to Americans right now and how are 2020 candidates addressing them? Boyd discusses.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bring...
Fidelity Report with Jeffrey Dew   (10:18)8-9-2019
What has happened to the marriage and fidelity norms in the age of the internet? Jeffrey Dew, an associate professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University and a visiting scholar at the Wheatley Institution joins Boyd to discuss a new study from BYU and the Nati...
Why is the Iowa State Fair so important for 2020 candidates?   (20:29)8-9-2019
The Iowa State Fair is in full swing and over the years it has become a rite of passage for presidential candidates. What role does it play in primary elections? How did the unravel campaigns in the past? Boyd explains.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you ...
Mourning in America with Jennie Taylor   (17:51)8-7-2019
America is grieving after the loss of lives from the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. What are the challenges with grieving with the public? Jennie Taylor, wife to the late Major Brent Taylor, joins Boyd to discuss grief and mourning. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret New...
How is Utah handling mental health and gun safety?   (07:53)8-7-2019
What is Utah doing to keep our schools safe and promote mental health? Representative Steve Eliason joins Boyd to discuss the SafeUT app, free services available to students, help for parents, and gun safety. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the la...
How can Senators get around a log jam in the United States Senate?   (09:47)8-7-2019
There are ways for members of congress, if they really want to engage, to work around the log jam. Why do they keep deferring to the majority leader? James Wallner, joins Boyd to discuss.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happ...
Did Trump cause this violence?   (18:15)8-7-2019
Many of the Democratic candidates have been calling out President Donald Trump for fanning the flames of white supremacy and racism which led to the shootings this past week in Dayton and El Paso. Is the President to blame? Are the American people to blame?  Boyd Matheson, Opin...
Alienated America with Tim Carney   (20:13)8-7-2019
People across the country believe the American dream is no longer attainable. Growing inequality, economic immobility, political strife and the national crisis of addiction undermine the confidence of ordinary Americans every day. Could it be that the deterioration of the America...
National polling after the shootings   (11:22)8-7-2019
How have the recent shootings impacted national polling? What are the daily tracking polls of the 2020 candidates saying? Pollster Scott Rasmussen joins Boyd to discuss.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing a...
The principle of gathering to mourn   (09:22)8-7-2019
Why is coming together to grieve an important principle? Collective human connection through gathering, in celebration or sorrow, is the fabric that binds individuals to each other, to their communities and to important institutions. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News...
In search of echo chambers   (08:09)8-7-2019
Conservatives go to Parler and Liberals keep twitter. What is the problem with seeking out echo-chambers?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this countr...
The Power of Story   (10:01)8-7-2019
Stories, parables are vitally important in culture. Our behavior is driven by the desire to be part of a winning story. How do companies, brands, and individuals use stories? Boyd discusses in this segment of Inside Sources. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes y...
Where do we get our core moral center from?   (07:30)8-7-2019
Oprah Winfrey has broken her silence on the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Her take? “What we are missing is a core moral center… churches used to do that.” Where do we find our core moral values?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the late...
What to look for from the Iowa State Fair   (08:57)8-7-2019
Almost all of the democratic candidates are in Iowa this weekend for the Iowa State Fair. But more important, the Iowa State Fair has over 50 new foods to try.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated...
SLC Mayor Race with Frank Pignanelli   (08:21)8-7-2019
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Can President Trump really pass meaningful gun legislation?   (07:42)8-7-2019
President Trump is confident that the Republicans and Democrats are going to pass meaningful gun safety legislation. Where is the House and the Senate in making progress? What does Boyd recommend the President does?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you insi...
The art of the gaffe   (09:00)8-7-2019
In a speech in Iowa Gaffes are common for presidential candidates, but some are worse than others. What is the art of overcoming a gaffe? What other candidates have gaffed and not recovered? Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political hap...
What do millennials have to say about the El Paso and Dayton shootings?   (18:46)8-6-2019
What conversations are millennials having about mass shootings? Are they different or the same as those coming from Washington? Savannah Hopkinson from the Deseret News opinion team joins Boyd to discuss.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the late...
Working in a newsroom during a tragedy: Jill Adly   (08:27)8-6-2019
What is it like working in the CNN Newsroom when you have an event like the shootings in El Paso and Dayton? Jill Adly, former senior producer for Wolf Blitzer and new Deseret News Director of Strategic Reach and Development joins Boyd to discuss. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor a...
How do we help those grieving?   (10:11)8-6-2019
How do we best help those who grieve after a loss? How do individuals move forward? What is the appropriate way to grieve?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that ...
Do violent video games really lead to violent acts?   (10:23)8-6-2019
President Trump announced yesterday that we need to stop the glorification of violence in our society by substantially reducing violent video games. What is the research behind video games showing? What role do violent video games play in acts of violence like those we saw in El ...
Ambassador John Huntsman Jr.’s resignation and potential run for governor   (19:16)8-6-2019
John Huntsman Jr. has announced that he will resign as U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Is he considering a run for another run as Utah governor? Deseret News assistant editor of the enterprise team Jesse Hyde spent a significant amount of time with the Ambassador when writing an InDep...
Healing in New Zealand   (08:29)8-6-2019
As we've been talking about the shootings in El Paso and Dayton Boyd sits down with Deseret News writer Tad Walch joins Boyd to talk about the March shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand and what the recovery looks like for communities and individuals.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion E...
Moving forward from the shootings with Democratic Strategist Robin Biro   (11:24)8-6-2019
How do we move forward from these shootings? What’s next for the Democrats? What policies are they looking at and what could throw them off course? Democratic strategist Robin Biro joins Boyd to discuss. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the lates...
A social scientist's approach to ending shootings   (10:33)8-6-2019
Joseph Grenny, social scientist and author of Influencer, sat down with Boyd a few months ago to talk about the science of influence. How does one really make change happen? Why do most approaches to change not work? What can we learn from science to change our culture in light o...
President Trump plans to visit El Paso and Dayton   (09:27)8-6-2019
In the wake of the shootings in Texas and Ohio President Trump has announced plans to visit El Paso and Dayton. What needs to happen next for the country?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conv...
What do the 2020 Democratic candidates have to say about the shootings?   (11:31)8-5-2019
As we challenge both sides of the political aisle to lead and make a real change in 21 days, the looming presidential election of next year is affecting how Democratic candidates are reacting to the weekend’s mass shootings. Boyd breaks down their reactions, the rhetoric of res...
Representative Brian King on ‘red flag’ gun laws   (09:09)8-5-2019
We are a nation striving to find solutions to gun violence and other acts of domestic terroroisim, but are struggling in the implementation of these new measures. Utah Representative Brian King recently tried to pass ‘red flag’ gun laws which included a universal background c...
These shootings are more than an embarrassment to the nation, they are an indictment of it.   (09:59)8-5-2019
How do we change the conversation and facilitate a solution? Real leadership and real accountability. Boyd share's George Will's insight on this national embarrassment. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an e...
Communication in Crisis   (11:41)8-5-2019
Bobby Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush gave some of the greatest speeches in the history of the United States after devastating loss. What lessons do we learn about crisis communication and leadership from these great speeches?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Desere...
Too close to home: What happens when a shooting hits your hometown   (08:22)8-5-2019
Deseret News InDepth reporter Erica Evans grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where the most recent shooting occurred this weekend. How does having a shooting in your hometown change your perspective? Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happ...
Breaking a taboo: mental health disorders does not equal acts of aggression   (10:20)8-5-2019
We have to be careful about the way we discuss mental health issues in the light of a mass shooting or other aggressive acts. Jenny Howe, licensed therapist with degrees in psychology and child and family studies, joins Boyd to reinforce the idea that having mental issues is diff...
The responsibility of news coverage to create lasting change   (10:03)8-5-2019
Deseret News Editor, Doug Wilks, discusses the newsroom side of reporting tragic events like this weekend's mass shootings. When a shooting happens everything changes, then nothing changes as outrage fades from the forefront of the American mind. Boyd asks how news coverage can a...
Moving forward after a tragedy, what can we do about mass shootings?   (21:08)8-5-2019
The nation is reeling after two mass shootings killed over 20 people this weekend. While we mourn for the victims and our hearts break for the families, our nation is exploding with angry rhetoric over blame and hate. What can we do to prevent future tragedies?  Boyd has a chall...
Forgetfulness: a plague on freedom   (09:46)8-2-2019
When we get casual in our commitment to the principles of freedom, it’s critical that we strive to remember. Freedom rests on our ability to remember those most important things. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. ...
What does modern leadership mean?   (09:38)8-2-2019
We can’t always rely on Washington or business to provide the leadership we want.  How can we be the type of leaders we want to see? What is the impact of a good leader?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringi...
A conversation with Representatives Chris Stewart and Kevin McCarthy   (21:50)8-2-2019
What are on congress members’ minds when it comes to national security? Representatives Chris Stewart and Kevin McCarthy join Boyd to talk about Stewart’s security conference. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. B...
Who are the winners and losers in the latest round of debates?   (08:52)8-2-2019
Another two nights of Democratic presidential candidate debates have passed us by. Who did well and who didn’t? Listen as Boyd talks with Amanda Bennett, director of Voice of America, who shares her observations. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside...
Why are Democrats disowning Obama?   (10:27)8-2-2019
A surprising development in the recent Democratic debates included criticisms of Barack Obama. People like Joe Biden were attacked for decisions made during Obama’s presidency.  How will members of the party respond? Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you i...
What does the road to impeachment look like for Democrats?   (12:38)8-2-2019
More and more House Democrats are calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to begin. Not all of the representatives agree, though, including Nancy Pelosi. What does this disagreement mean for the Democratic party? Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deser...
The latest from Congressman Stewart’s security conference   (25:56)8-2-2019
What is our biggest national security concern? What partnerships does America need to make to keep us safe? Boyd takes you to the Stewart Security Summit with KSL Newsradio reporter Paul Nelson to talk about these questions. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes ...
The way of the reformer   (10:42)8-1-2019
With everything happening in the world, where do we go from here? Boyd's opinion? It has nothing to do with politics, it has something to do with policy, and it has everything to do with principles.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest pol...
Rep. John Curtis: Bipartisanship isn't dead   (09:24)8-1-2019
Congressman John Curtis is joining Boyd to talk about two new bipartisan bills he is working on.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles that drive this country and mak...
A call to character from The National Cathedral   (11:01)8-1-2019
The Washington National Cathedral made a statement about President Trump's "violent" and "dehumanizing" comments. Their invitation? We need to call ourselves out and rise to a higher standard.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political...
Sen. Rick Santorum's take on the Detroit Debates   (10:36)8-1-2019
Former Senator Rick Santorum joins Boyd to discuss his major takeaways from the two nights of debates in Detroit, why he thinks they have taken a stronger turn to the left, and what this means to the rest of the road to 2020.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, take...
Tariffs and trade with President Trump   (08:40)8-1-2019
Deseret News writer Jay Evensen joins Boyd to discuss tariffs and trade. Additional round of tariffs will be placed on China next month. What do we know at this point and what does this mean for businesses?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the la...
Sen. Mike Lee on HERO Act and Criminal Justice Reform   (18:50)8-1-2019
Sen Mike Lee is joining Boyd to discuss the new budget that passed the Senate today, the HERO Act and Criminal Justice Reform.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated conversation on the principles t...
Winners and losers of Detroit   (20:01)8-1-2019
The second night of democratic debates wrapped up last night in Detroit. Who won, who got the most attention online? What tone did different candidates take and how does Boyd think that will impact their campaign?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside...
The importance of sacred idleness   (19:26)7-31-2019
Are too busy all the time and is it affecting all aspects of our lives? In today’s fast-paced world, we have to set aside time to step back, rest and restore if we want to be our best. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happen...
How can Utah adapt to continued growth?   (10:02)7-31-2019
The National Governors Association came to Salt Lake City this year, hosted by Governor Gary Herbert. What does he think Utah needs to do to continue to be a leader? Governor Herbert shares his thoughts on growth, leadership and education. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Dese...
Were Republicans better off with Harry Reid?   (10:02)7-31-2019
Was congress better for Republicans a few years ago with Harry Reid at the helm? James Wallner, a senior fellow at R Street, shares why he thinks so with Boyd. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings. Bringing an elevated ...
Why we need to look outside ourselves   (08:24)7-31-2019
An 11-year-old boy with Autism only had one person show up to his birthday party.  That’s when the local high school football team stepped in. Listen to hear what can happen when we decide to say see something, say something and do something. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor a...
What the next round of debates means for presidential candidates   (19:38)7-31-2019
America is preparing for the next round of presidential candidate debates. What do Democrats need to do to gain votes? Mia Love joins Boyd to talk about what issues will be most important this time. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest poli...
Why the Democratic Party has internal turmoil   (09:05)7-31-2019
Are the members of the Democratic Party their own worst enemy? There has been many differing opinions on how to handle issues like impeachment, healthcare and budgets. Listen as Boyd shares his thoughts on the latest politics. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, tak...
Dr David Bobb: Humility   (10:17)7-30-2019
What role does humility play in leadership? Do you have to give up ambition to be humble? Dr David Bobb, President of the Bill of Rights Institute and author of Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue, joins Boyd to discuss. Boyd...
What is America looking for in the debates?   (10:55)7-30-2019
Former state Senate Minority Leader Scott Howell joins Boyd to discuss his endorsement of Joe Biden, the upcoming debates in Michigan, and what America is looking for in candidates.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political happenings...
Why trust in leadership is essential   (19:18)7-29-2019
Trust is vital to our public institutions, as well as our personal relationships. We must look for candidates and politicians with high standards of honesty and integrity. In this world of dishonesty and lies, how are we upholding our personal...
How a 16-year-old won $3 million by video gaming   (11:19)7-29-2019
A 16-year-old kid from Pennsylvania is now three million dollars richer. How? He won the world championship of the video game Fortnite. Herb Scribner of the Deseret News joins Boyd to talk about this and other pop culture stories. Boyd Matheson,...
How can we make a difference?   (20:50)7-29-2019
We get locked up in arguments about things that don’t necessarily matter, especially on social media. How can we get past these hurdles to do things that matter? Todd Sylvester, a personal development coach, tells his story of doing something that...
What are conservatives trying to conserve?   (10:08)7-29-2019
Those on the right side of the political spectrum are known as conservatives. What are they trying to conserve, though? George Will, political commentator, shares his thoughts on the matter. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you...