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Monday, we’re beginning a series of conversations about health care in the country and the best way to get it to the most people. We’re starting with a conservative case for the single-payer model.

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Friday, we’re recapping the 2019 Utah Legislative session. There's a lot to talk about, from the shrinking of voter-approved Medicaid expansion, to restrictions on abortion rights, stronger beer, and a stronger hate crimes law.

Why Are We So Angry?

Mar 11, 2019
The Atlantic

America has always been an angry nation, says the writer Charles Duhigg. But these days our anger out of hand. Duhigg joins us explore the power of anger, how it works, and how it can be turned back into a national strength.

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Monday, we’re discussing a legislative bill that would strengthen Utah’s hate crimes law. Public prosecutors have called the present law "worthless," but does it really need to be replaced?

Washington's Farewell

Feb 18, 2019

George Washington's prophetic farewell address was once revered as civic scripture. In it, he expressed fear that hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars could destroy the country. 

Nicole Nixon / KUER

Utah voters approved Medicaid expansion in November, but since they opened their session a week ago, some lawmakers have been trying to change the initiative or repeal it all together. Should they?

New Knowledge

Wednesday, we’re talking about how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 presidential election. Researcher Renee DiResta joins us to explore the techniques of weaponizing social media and why we take the bait.

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Lots of states want to have the legal case that challenges Roe v. Wade in the newly conservative Supreme Court, and a Utah lawmaker has introduced a very strict bill that could be in the mix.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Historian Joanne Freeman joins us with stories of the routine bullying, fist fights, canings, and duels in Congress before the Civil War. If you think our country is fractured now, you should tune in.

Is A Wall The Answer?

Jan 17, 2019
Tomas Castelazo

Thursday, we’re talking about the central sticking point in the ongoing federal shutdown: The wall. Hundreds of miles of physical barriers already separate the US and Mexico. Are more walls the answer to the humanitarian crisis at the border?