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Making Bail

Feb 27, 2018

If you’re accused of a crime in this country, you have a right to be released until your trial. Nearly 90% of people arrested though don’t have the few hundred bucks to pay a bail bondsman. 

Senator Mitt Romney?

Feb 20, 2018
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After months of speculation, Mitt Romney announced last week that he's running for the US Senate. Most observers say the former presidential candidate's victory in November is all but assured. But why the Senate? And why now? And what can Romney do for Utah.

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.

Utahns are trying to get six initiatives onto the 2018 ballot. Monday, we’re talking about these measures and the tension they inject into the process of making Utah’s laws.

Though you may associate “law and order” with the right, there are a lot of conservative principles that fit squarely into an argument against capital punishment. Monday, we’ll talk about how and why the ranks of Republican opponents are growing.

Matthew D. LaPlante, For the Deseret News

Friday, we’re rebroadcasting our conversation with Utah journalist Matthew LaPlante about life and survival in one of the world’s most dangerous place, El Salvador.

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As state legislators gear up for another 45 days on Capitol Hill, we’re handicapping the 2018 Utah Legislative session and gauging the state’s political winds with the help of a panel of local reporters.

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The reporter McKay Coppins joins us to talk about his profile of Vice President Mike Pence. Coppins investigates why Pence and Christian conservatives have created an unlikely alliance with Donald Trump. Pence believes it's all part of a divine plan.

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Wednesday, we’re talking about Senator Orrin Hatch’s decision to retire after more than 40 years in office. We’ll explore his career, his legacy, and ask who may run in his place.

Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. Court observers Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones join us to talk about what happened.

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