Monday, we’re talking about the modern struggle to vote in America. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was meant to enfranchise racial minorities long denied the ballot. But has it really worked out like that?
Utah voters have some important decisions to make this November. From medical marijuana, to Medicaid expansion and a referendum on gerrymandering, it’s a lot to consider. A panel of journalists joins us to discuss what’s at stake.
Wednesday, proponents of medical cannabis in Utah join us to make their case. They say medical marijuana is a low-risk treatment for Utahns suffering serious illness, and that it will curb the use of narcotics.
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.
Utahns vote this fall on a ballot measure that would bring medical marijuana to this conservative state. Supporters say the proposal helps sick people treat their conditions, but opponents worry it lacks oversight and will lead to recreational pot.