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Supreme Court of the United States

Monday, we’re talking about what happened in the Supreme Court this term. There are a lot of decisions to discuss. And of course, Justice Kennedy announced his retirement. So, what does it all mean?

To End A Presidency

Jun 25, 2018
U.S. Presidential seal.
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What would it mean to impeach President Trump? Constitutional lawyer Joshua Matz says impeachment is democracy's ultimate weapon. He joins us to explain how impeachment works, when it should be used, and the perils of seeking to end a presidency.

Political Tribes

Jun 22, 2018
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Legal scholar Amy Chua says tribalism is tearing the U.S. apart, and in order to build unity, we need to understand how identity politics have hijacked the left and the right.

Reliving Watergate

Jun 6, 2018
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What if we were living through the next Watergate? That’s the idea of the podcast Slow Burn, about the scandal that brought down President Nixon. Host Leon Neyfakh joins us to talk about a precarious political chapter and its implications today.

The population in St. George, Utah could triple in the next 40 years, so leaders are planning a 140-mile pipeline to deliver water from the Colorado River. But is that the best plan for a desert city?


What does it take to get a clean air bill through the Utah legislature? Tuesday, we’re looking back at the 2018 legislative session and asking what politicians did or didn’t do to address the state’s chronic bad air. 

Wednesday, we're talking about one of the most effective members of President Trump's Cabinet. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a name for himself by attacking the agency he now leads. He's also been mired in a growing series of ethical investigations.

Could medical marijuana ever be a reality in conservative Utah? Tuesday, we’re talking about the politics, popular opinion, and policies surrounding legalizing cannabis.

When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s one big question: how do you use or possess them without being destroyed by them? Journalist Eric Schlosser joins us to explore the near misses that almost answered that problem in the worst possible way.

As chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson helped lead America to war with Iraq under false pretenses. He’s worried history may be repeating itself, and that we’re on the road to an unjustified war with Iran.

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