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Live Mic

Lee Lonsberry spent 4 years working side by side with KSL's Doug Wright. Now, after stint working for Congressman Rob Bishop Washington D.C., he is back at KSL and has a lot to talk about! Live Mic is driven by current events with an eye on politics, business, education and more.
April 2, 2021

Lee says farewell

After being the host of Live Mic for 15 months, Lee is taking on a new adventure. He looks back at the time he's spent behind the mic.    (08:45)
April 2, 2021

Former SLCPD officer arrested in connection to the US Capitol riots

A former SLCPD officer has been arrested for his involvement in the deadly riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6. KSL NewsRadio's Nick Wyatt joins Lee to discuss the developing situation.    (08:17)
April 2, 2021

Redistricting in rural v urban areas

Utah is redrawing the political lines. Former Congressman Rob Bishop joins Lee to breakdown how redistricting impacts rural vs. urban areas.    (10:05)
April 2, 2021

The body of missing Kearns woman found

The body of missing Kearns woman, Conzuelo “Nicole” Solorio-Romero, has been found nearly two months after her disappearance. KSL-TVs Garna Mejia joins Lee to talk about the latest updates and recent criminal charges filed on the case.  See omnystudio.com/listener for priva...   (07:55)
April 2, 2021

New firearms poll

A new poll related to gun control and safety in the wake of a number of recent shootings suggests a growing number of Utah voters support at least some form of reform. Lee breakdown the poll results.    (09:58)
April 2, 2021

Passing the time on the road

Lee has a long way to travel for his new job in DC. He takes listeners' calls about how they pass time during road trips and their favorite audiobooks to listen to.    (08:02)
April 2, 2021

Handing the reigns to Boyd Matheson

Lee is passing the baton to Boyd Matheson. The host of Inside Sources joins Lee to talk about his expended show and what to expect come Monday at 1 PM.    (11:37)
April 2, 2021

Shooting near US Capitol leaves two dead

A shooting near the US Capitol left two people dead, including one US Capitol police officer. Lee breakdown the latest on the events.    (18:08)
April 2, 2021

Border thoughts

Earlier this week, Sen. Mike Lee visited the US/Mexico border where thousands of immigrants are waiting to come into the United State. Lee shares his thoughts on the massive influx of immigrants at the border.    (07:14)
April 2, 2021

Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner's new documentary

Retired Greco-Roman Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler, Rulon Gardner, joins Lee to discuss his new documentary "Rulon."    (20:01)
April 2, 2021

The DWR's education and hunting program

Hunter Education Program Coordinator Ralynne Takeda joins Lee to talk about the need for hunting instructors for the DWR's education program. Lee also asks listeners to share their first hunting experience.    (16:51)
April 2, 2021

Rural Utah needs an economic boom

Utah's rural communities are in need of an economic boost. Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, joins Lee to discuss what can be done to make it happen.    (10:23)
April 2, 2021

Utah's new "return to work" initiative

Governor Spencer Cox made some milestone announcements at this week's COVID-19 briefing, including a “Learn and Work in Utah” grant program to create a new returnship program that would help out-of-work Utahns find a new career path.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...   (16:52)
April 2, 2021

Howell talks on President Biden's infrastructure plan

Utah President surrogate Scott Howell joins Lee to give his thoughts on the President's massive infrastructure package.   (10:56)
April 2, 2021

Driver license goes mobile

Lee goes in-depth on the new e-license plan being pitched at the Utah DMV. How would you feel about having your driver's license housed on your phone?   (06:45)
April 2, 2021

What's happening with Jen Shah?

Defense attorney Greg Skordas joins Lee to help understand the charges filed yesterday against reality TV star Jen Shah.    (09:42)
April 2, 2021

Research on childhood trauma

Hayley Pierce, BYU professor of sociology, calls in to talk about the new ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) study she conducted. The study shows a disparity between how girls and boys are affected by early childhood trauma.    (10:27)
March 31, 2021

Giving DC statehood

Should Washington DC be a state? The debate is heating up again... Lee tackles the main arguments on each side.    (08:28)
March 31, 2021

Allergies vs. COVID-19

Dr. Todd Vento, an infectious disease doctor from Intermountain Health, calls in to help us figure out how to discern between seasonal allergies and COVID-19.   (09:26)
March 31, 2021

President Biden's infrastructure plan

President Biden is floating the idea of a massive infrastructure package, reminiscent of the WPA and other economy/public works programs.    (10:19)
March 31, 2021

Should there be a three party system?

Lee talks about a topic that's as old as America: should our country embrace a strong third-party offering? What did George Washington have to say about a two-party system? We take calls and texts regarding a third-party offering. What would be your single-issue party?  See omn...   (15:54)
March 31, 2021

Takeout food bracket

Josh Furlong, from KSL.com, calls in to give an update on the takeout food bracket. He calls in to give an update on the results, and to talk about what will be crowned as Utah's number one takeout restaurant.    (10:47)
March 31, 2021

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star arrested

Lee goes in-depth on the story of Jen Shah, a star of the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, who has been arrested and charged for fraud.    (09:09)
March 31, 2021

Suez Canal traffic jam

Lee plays audio from Dave and Debbie's interview this morning with James Very, who has piloted ships through the Suez Canal. He provided an expert perspective on the traffic jam on the canal.    (08:15)
March 30, 2021

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Producer Robynn Garfield joins Lee to talk about her family's experience with the war; she lost an uncle when his plane was shot down over Vietnam in 1966 (17 years before she was born) and her father's 3 tours in Vietnam. Terry Schow, ...   (16:03)
March 30, 2021

The cost of a college degree

What is the current value of a college degree? Lee talks about the rising issue of "degree inflation" and the cost of a college education in 2021. And the phone lines are open to talk to listeners about their experiences with their college degrees. Do you use your degree in your ...   (15:54)
March 30, 2021

A talk with the former Utah governor

Former Governor Gary Herbert joins Lee to talk about what he's been up to since leaving office in January.    (08:07)
March 29, 2021

Free from the Suez Canal

The Ever Given is FREE! A large shipping vessel lodged itself in a tight fix on March 22, blocking all maritime commerce through the Suez Canal. Lee brings you the latest on the situation.    (09:23)
March 29, 2021

Changes are coming

Boyd Matheson joins Lee to talk about taxes, the federal budget, and the announcement of his new showtime coming to a radio station near you!   (09:45)
March 29, 2021

SLCo GOP Chair resigns

KSL NewsRadio's Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to talk about the meltdown with the Salt Lake County GOP over a letter sent by then-chair Scott Miller, who resigned over the weekend.    (11:19)
March 26, 2021

Medal of Honor recipients in Utah

Today is National Medal of Honor Day. Lee will review Utah recipients.   (08:32)
March 26, 2021

March Madness Food Edition Part Two: Callers give their opinion

Calls and texts about take-out restaurants. We're doing to about 12 picks, what do you hope to see make the top cut?   (08:29)
March 26, 2021

March Madness Food Edition: Which take-out restaurant takes the cake?

KSL.com is running a "best take-out restaurant bracket". What is your favorite take-out restaurant? Nick Wyatt joins to talk about his picks on the bracket.   (08:33)
March 26, 2021

Lee's Top 2 at 2 p.m.

Lee gives his 2 stories at 2pm.   (10:14)
March 26, 2021

President Biden's news conference: How did he do?

ABC's Ike Ejiochi joins Lee to give a debriefing on today's press conference with President Joe Biden.   (07:21)
March 26, 2021

Sports: Are highlight reels all that matter?

KSL NewsRadio's Alex Kirry calls in to talk about a recent study showing the majority of sports fans report watching the highlights of games only. What does this mean for the world of sports broadcasting?   (10:41)
March 26, 2021

Utah Rep on rural areas

Congressman Blake Moore calls in to talk about his recent tour of some rural areas of the state.   (09:52)
March 26, 2021

VP Harris addresses border crisis

Yesterday, VP Kamala Harris was tasked with taking charge of the crisis at the United States-Mexico border. With the population of immigrants ever growing at the border, what will be the plan laid out by the Vice President?   (08:43)
March 26, 2021

Schools reopening amid pandemic

Dave Noriega joins Lee to talk about Senator Mitt Romney's remarks during a Senate committee yesterday regarding the science behind schools being open during the pandemic. Romney asks: why are schools still closed when the data say it's safe to open? See omnystudio.com/listener ...   (07:49)
March 26, 2021

President Biden holds first press conference

President Joe Biden held his first news conference this afternoon, and Lee breaks down the highlights.    (10:01)
March 25, 2021

Gas prices on the rise, why?

Gas prices in Utah have sky-rocketed, up 30% from this time last year. Lee talks about some of the causes and gives tips on how to avoid paying high prices at the pump.     (08:42)
March 25, 2021

Lee wants to know about your appointment experience

Lee asks for calls and texts on this, the first day of general vaccine availability. What has the process been like to book an appointment?   (07:49)
March 25, 2021

What would *you do to butt in the COVID-19 line

A Lendingtree.com survey discovered just what Americans would do to cut to the front of the Covid vaccine line. The statistics are startling.    (10:16)
March 25, 2021

Top 2 @ 2, March 24, 2021

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March 25, 2021

The highest visited tourist site in Utah

Zion National Park was the highest visited tourist site in Utah last year. What draws people to the park and what are some off-the-beaten path places here in Utah people like to visit?   (08:50)
March 25, 2021

The Forever Mighty iniative

Managing Director of the Utah Office of Tourism Vicki Varela calls in to talk about a new initiative from her office called "Forever Mighty" aimed at drawing in more visitors to the Beehive State.    (07:59)
March 25, 2021

Gov. Spencer Cox, widespread vaccine availability

Gov. Spencer Cox joins Lee to welcome in the first day that COVID-19 vaccines are available to the general population here in Utah.    (08:56)
March 25, 2021

COLD Podcast, Season 2

Dave Cawley joins Lee to talk about the COLD podcast season 2 announcement. The murder Joyce Yost has gone unsolved for decades, Dave will spend a season of the podcast going in depth on what we know and don't know about the cold case.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...   (08:54)
March 25, 2021

Weight gain during the pandemic?

A startling new study shows almost 50% of Americans reported weight gain during the Covid pandemic. Millennials report a 40 pound on average gain over the last year. Lee talks through some strategies on weight loss and what the experts say are effective strategies.  See omnystu...   (08:28)
March 25, 2021

No screens for a day

Would you have to alert your job? Would you have to alert your friends? Be honest...do you think you’re addicted to your phone?   (08:07)
March 25, 2021

2020 Tax season could be most complicated ever!

Lee speaks with Shane Stewart, Certified Financial Planner with Deseret Mutual Benefits Administrators about how best to move toward tax season.   (09:04)
March 25, 2021

Top 2 at 2, March 23, 2021

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March 25, 2021

Can your boss fire you for not getting a covid vaccine?

Matt Gephart, KSL TV investigative reporter   (07:08)
March 25, 2021

Another mass shooting in America - Brad Garrett ABC

The FBI is assisting local police and will help investigate the shooting suspect's background to establish motive. They'll need to quickly determine exactly what this is because, as Brad has said many (many) times before: concern among law enforcement about mass shootings is moun...   (10:31)
March 24, 2021

Who's your celebrity cabinet?

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March 24, 2021

Presidents portrayed by actors

So who's your favorite?  Lee's talking about American presidents and the actors who've played them.    (08:11)
March 24, 2021

One year ago, former Congressman Ben McAdams was hospitalized

It's been a year since former Utah Congressman Ben McAdams was hospitalized with COVID-19.  Lee speaks with McAdams about the experience and the year it's been.   (08:56)
March 24, 2021

Top 2 and 2, March 22, 2021

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March 24, 2021

LGBTQ gun owners

Lee speaks with Ermiya Fanaeian, the director of the Salt Lake City chapter of Pink Pistols - an LGBTQ gun owners group.   (09:33)
March 24, 2021

Ozlem Tureci. Remember her name

The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine has an important message.   (08:45)
March 24, 2021

First ever Feed Utah Food Drive

A statewide food drive takes place tomorrow! Lee will share audio from Utah Gov. Spencer Cox about the new initiative, and he'll speak with Ginette Bott, the CEO of the Utah Food Bank, the organization that will benefit from the state-wide drive. See omnystudio.com/listener for ...   (09:36)
March 24, 2021

New CDC School Guidelines

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March 24, 2021

Could the Olympics return to Salt Lake?

Are the Olympics coming to Salt Lake? Lee goes in-depth on the current bid, and what the Olympic-hopeful team is working on the bring the games to Utah once again.     (07:44)
March 24, 2021

Tokyo Summer Olympics - the latest

ABC reporter Alex Stone calls in to give the latest on the Tokyo Summer Olympics-Tokyo is telling tourists and visitors to stay home. What will be the economic impact on Tokyo with a scant amount of money coming in from visitors during their Olympic turn? See omnystudio.com/list...   (09:33)
March 24, 2021

Starting new things late in life - one woman's story

An 89-year-old sharpshooter? A woman from India started her journey as a sharpshooter at the age of 65. Now at 89, she has a trove of medals and awards. Lee talks about why this is significant and what we can learn from starting new things late in life. See omnystudio.com/listen...   (08:44)
March 24, 2021

Amelia Powers Gardner, candidate, Utah County Commissioner

Amelia Powers Gardner is running for Utah County Commissioner following the departure of Tanner Ainge. Gardner calls into talk to Lee about her campaign and what she hopes to accomplish as a potential commissioner.    (08:56)
March 24, 2021

Top 2 at 2, March 22, 2021

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March 24, 2021

Listener feedback on couples and digital communication

Lee asks for texters and callers to weigh in on the digital communication conversation. When you send a text to your significant other, what is the acceptable time-limit on response? Do you argue over text?   (07:24)
March 24, 2021

Digital communication in modern-day relationships

We're talking about digital communications in modern-day relationships. Producer Robynn Garfield joins Lee to talk about some startling statistics on how couples communicate, how digital communication affects relationships, and she offers her thoughts on how texting and social me...   (10:11)
March 24, 2021

Working from home in Kaysville and Price - it's a great gig says PC Magazine

A recent survey on PC Magazine says Kaysville and Price are two of the best cities North America for working from home. What are the metrics for the study and what do Kaysville and Price have that sets them apart?   (09:44)
March 24, 2021

White House Staffers Fired - Lee weighs in on security clearance

On Friday, the White House revealed 5 staffers had been let go following revelations on their marijuana use. What is the precedent for something like this? Lee weighs in on the news and gives his perspective as someone who has gone through the security clearance in Washington.  ...   (09:06)
March 24, 2021

Top 2 at 2 March 18th

The two biggest stories of the day at 2 pm. Today, Gov. Spencer Cox announced anyone in the state of Utah 16 and up can start signing up for the vaccine next week. And of course, we're officially 1 year after the massive 5.7M earthquake that rocked us all last year.  See omnyst...   (08:54)
March 19, 2021

How do you preserve a relationship broken by conspiracy?

This last year has been a wild one, and there were a fair number of conspiracy theories that were spread and accepted. What do you do if a loved one has been caught up in one of these conspiracy theories? We break it down, and get your input.  See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (15:12)
March 19, 2021

The Earthquake: One Year Later

There's a lot of good praise heaped on Tim Huges and Amanda Dickson for staying on the air and helping us all through that morning one year ago when the earth started to move beneath our feet. But there's one other name that should be added up there. Gustabo Rodriguez. Gustabo is...   (15:40)
March 19, 2021

Online Charter Schools

We spoke to DeLaina Tonks the principal of Mountain Heights Academy all the way back on December 7th about how their online charter school was doing in the midst of this whole pandemic. We're talking to her again and continuing our conversation about online learning.  See omny...   (10:31)
March 17, 2021

Utah's commercial real estate market

Realtor Jon Wright calls in to talk about the commercial real estate market in Utah. How will the office space industry change as more people stay home to work?   (09:54)
March 17, 2021

Statewide food drive

Governor Spencer Cox calls into the show to discuss this week's statewide food drive and how you can support the cause.    (08:51)
March 17, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two stories you need to know at 2 o'clock.    (07:59)
March 16, 2021

Mitt Romney calls for a boycott of the 2022 Olympics

Senator Mitt Romney penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Lee explores the details of this boycott and what makes it unique. Lee also asks for listeners to weigh in on the Beijing Boycott. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...   (17:20)
March 16, 2021

Do you go running with your phone?

Do you use an app to track your distance and speed? Robynn Garfield joins Lee to talk about how she cut tracking apps and digital distractions out of her outdoors time.   (09:21)
March 16, 2021

The future of education and online learning

Lee talks about online learning and what the future of education might look like post-pandemic. How can kids learn and develop socially when they choose to go to school online? Anthony Godfrey, Superintendent of the Jordan School District, joins Lee to talk about the announcement...   (26:46)
March 16, 2021

The US Capitol and COVID-19

With so many covid restrictions in place, what has been the impact on the speed of business at the United States Capitol? With COVID-19 protocols, congress has slowed down even further.   (08:26)
March 15, 2021

It's time for March Madness

KSL TV's Dave McCann joins to talk to Lee about March Madness.   (08:51)
March 15, 2021

All about the Oscar nominations

Oscar nominations came out this morning. KSL's resident movie expert Doug Wright calls in to talk about his favorite and least favorite films that made the list.   (09:28)
March 15, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two stories you need to hear at 2 o' clock.    (09:27)
March 15, 2021

What's up with large settlements?

In the wake of the $27 million lawsuit awarded to the family of George Floyd, Lee talks about historic lawsuits and where the money comes from in these big government payouts. And defense attorney Greg Skordas calls in to talk about lawsuits and money. Do the taxpayers end up fro...   (17:58)
March 15, 2021

Pandemic life: working from home, but will you stay at home?

A year into the pandemic, many are still working from home. Lee talks about some of the pros and cons of working from home and what the trends look like. Are people going to stay put or move back to the office? Then, he talks to listeners on the subject.  See omnystudio.com/lis...   (19:12)
March 15, 2021

Fatalities on Utah roads up, even though drivers on the road are down

Carlos Braceros, executive director of the Utah Department of Transportation, joins Lee to talk about recent data about fatalities on Utah's roads. Cars on the road decreased by 13% in 2020, but fatalities were up 11%. Utah isn't alone in these startling statistics. What changes ...   (08:03)
March 13, 2021

No more Netflix password sharing?

Over 50% of Americans share their streaming services. Netflix is testing a crackdown. Is sharing a service you pay for really stealing?   (17:13)
March 13, 2021

Democrats move on gun legislation

Having passed the COVID-19 relief package, Democrats are now quickly moved on to passing gun regulation bills. Lee breaks down what is being discussed on Capitol Hill.    (10:02)
March 13, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two news stories at the top of the hour.    (07:40)
March 13, 2021

New York reopens and where will you travel?

Gov Cuomo announces quarantines will no longer be required for travelers starting April 1, but Mayor de Blasio is calling it an April Fool's joke. Lee also asks where you will travel when restrictions are lifted.    (16:51)
March 13, 2021

A new website promises to help stop vaccine waste

Dr. B's says it will text people if a vaccine becomes available because someone didn't show up for an appointment. KSL NewsRadio's Frank Muller joins Lee to talk about the website.    (09:47)
March 13, 2021

Dissecting President Biden's speech

Lee spends time on President Biden's speech from last night, where he discussed the vaccine and the recently signed stimulus package.   (18:42)
March 13, 2021

Feds approve Breeze Airline with SLC as hub

Lee has some personal experiences and an interview with Jeff Benedict about founder David Neeleman, an atypical CEO.    (09:49)
March 12, 2021

Power ranking Girl Scout cookies

It's Girl Scout Cookie season. The L.A. Times released their power ranking of Girl Scout cookies.  Lee wonders if any of them are really that good?   (08:36)
March 12, 2021

President Biden signs COVID-19 relief package

President Biden has signed the COVID-19 package. Lee takes a look at what the package means for Americans and Utahns alike.    (08:18)
March 12, 2021

The pandemic creates optimal conditions for organ transplants

Dr. Richard Gilroy, medical director of the Liver Transplant Program, joins Lee to discuss a major increase in organ transplants due to COVID-19, including a 50% increase in liver transplants.    (10:10)
March 12, 2021

Dispelling COVID-19 vaccine myths

Dr. Josh Andersen spoke to Mary Richards about his research into myths that are keeping people from getting a vaccine. Lee reviews the myths and the scientific evidence that people need to know.    (16:19)
March 12, 2021

Murder Among the Mormons

Carole Mikita joins Lee to discuss the new Netflix series "Murder Among the Mormons," her experience with the documentary, her experience covering the events, and the telling and retelling of the story.    (08:57)
March 12, 2021

One year into COVID-19: Don't Forget about Tom & Rita

1 year after COVID-19 really hit home, we look back at some of the most impactful moments including when we learned "America's dad," Tom Hanks, had the virus. Lee also asks listeners what they have learned throughout the pandemic.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform...   (18:20)
March 12, 2021

Greenhouse gases lawsuit

12 states are suing the Biden administration over the 'social cost' calculation of greenhouse gasses. Lee breaks down the lawsuit and its implications.    (10:01)
March 12, 2021

Animating ancestors' photographs

A nifty thing has happened and KSL NewsRadio's Nick Wyatt joins Lee to discuss some new tech that makes it possible to add motion to old family pictures.    (05:42)
March 12, 2021

Using masks for messaging

Rep. Christ Stewart joined a number of Republicans in wearing masks stating "Open Schools Now." Lee breakdown how mask messages are playing into our politics and more.    (07:01)
March 11, 2021

The NFL hires its first Black official...more than 20 years after the NBA did

Amy Donaldson joins Lee to talk about Maia Chaka's hiring-- the latest in a year of progress for women in the NFL, from the first female official in the Super Bowl to women assistant coaches and office staff helping lead the national champions. See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (10:00)
March 11, 2021

How did Utah's economy fare during COVID-19

Derek Miller, President, and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, joins Lee to talk about how Utah's economy is wavering during the pandemic.    (10:06)
March 11, 2021

Daylight Saving Time bill

As we prepare to Spring Forward, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are advancing a bill in the Senate that would allow the 16 states, including Utah, that have passed laws to stay on DST to do so. Lee also takes calls from listeners.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio...   (18:37)
March 10, 2021

A trip down memory lane

The LDS church announced the Hill Cumorah pageant will not have a final year of performances, as was planned. Lee, who grew up near the pageant, gives his memories about the pageant and asks listeners to weigh in on their favorite pageant memories. See omnystudio.com/listener fo...   (06:17)
March 10, 2021

The status of the stimulus bill

ABC Correspondent Faith Abubey joins Lee to talk about the status of the stimulus bill in the House of Representatives. And listeners call in to talk about their opinion on the new package.    (21:24)
March 10, 2021

Top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two stories at two o'clock.    (08:29)
March 10, 2021

Vaccine fears and trypanophobia

The numbers are looking good: fewer people now say they will "definitely not" receive the vaccine. But what's holding some people back from getting their COVID-19 vaccine? Lee tries to answer the question. And is trypanophobia--the fear of needles--keeping some adults from gettin...   (16:07)
March 10, 2021

Police reform in SLC

SLC Mayor Mendenhall calls in to talk about what the city is doing to reform policing and change procedures after last year's turmoil.   (09:30)
March 10, 2021

Jury selection in high-profile cases

How do lawyers choose jury members in high-profile cases? Defense Attorney Greg Skordas joins Lee to help us understand the jury selection process in the George Floyd trial.    (09:56)
March 10, 2021

New mask guidelines

The CDC has released new travel guidelines during the pandemic. KSL NewsRadio's Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to help break down the new info. And what are the mask guidelines when you're outside? Why do some people hike, bike, and run with masks on? Lee talks about what science say...   (18:19)
March 9, 2021

No masks if fully vaccinated?

The CDC announced over the weekend that people who are vaccinated can now gather without masks on. Lee will comment on this and other COVID-19 issues (like do some people hike with masks on?)    (08:08)
March 9, 2021

Dr. Suess pulled from the shelves

Dr. Suess's books top the charts on sales after a few were banned on Amazon. Is this the Streisand effect in full force?   (07:53)
March 9, 2021

Closing out Utah's legislative session

Sen. President Stuart Adams joins Lee to give his thoughts about the closing of the legislative session.   (08:21)
March 9, 2021

What's happening with the stimulus bill?

Lee recaps the passing of the stimulus bill and where it goes from here.    (10:33)
March 9, 2021

International Women's Day with the Lt. Governor

Lt. Gov Diedre Henderson calls to talk about International Women's Day and her work to bring more women into Utah's political scene.   (09:51)
March 9, 2021

Prince, Meghan, and Oprah

Producer Robynn joins to give a recap of last night's royal interview with Harry and Megan. Lee also hears from listeners on the topic.    (18:25)
March 9, 2021

Lee Lonsberry is leaving KSL NewsRadio

Lee Lonsberry announces he will no longer be the host of Live Mic come April. His next adventure: being the Communications Director for Utah Senator Mike Lee. Lee shares his thoughts on what's next and his journey as a talk show host.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...   (07:49)
March 9, 2021

Vaccines for 40+ in Summit County?

Lee reviews a statement from the Summit County Health Department after confusion yesterday over the ages of those allowed to get vaccines. He also speaks with a nurse who got her first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the day of its availability in Utah.  See omnystudio...   (18:35)
March 9, 2021

Last day of the Utah Legislature

Speaker Brad Wilson joins Lee to talk about his final thoughts on the last day of the legislative session today. Lee also reviews the highlights from this legislative session.    (17:34)
March 9, 2021

Permit-less carry warnings

Curt Oda joins Lee to discuss the permit-less carry law passed earlier this session. Lee also discusses the success of gun sales during the last year.   (20:13)
March 9, 2021

Bills headed to the governor's desk

Lee reviews some of the bills we've been following this legislative session that are headed to the Governor's desk for him to either sign or veto.   (19:11)
March 4, 2021

Scouts sell Rockwell

The Scouts will sell a collection of Norman Rockwell paintings to fund sexual abuse claim payments. Lee will discuss scouting and takes listener calls on the topic.    (16:37)
March 4, 2021

Doctor reflects on the past year since COVID-19 hit

Dr. Marion Bishop, ER Doctor, joins Lee to discuss the lessons learned during the pandemic--especially in hospitals throughout this last year.   (09:36)
March 4, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two news stories you need to know: the stimulus negotiations and National Anthem Day.   (08:48)
March 4, 2021

Baby bust

Data from several states around the country shows a 7% drop in birth rates over the last year. Pam Perlich, Director of Demographic Research at Kem C. Gardner Institute, joins Lee to discuss what this means for the future.   (09:34)
March 4, 2021

Universal background checks on guns

Two Senators in Washington are proposing a bill on universal background checks for all firearm sales. Utah Rep. Brian King has a similar proposal here on Utah's Capitol Hill. He joins Lee to discuss why he's pushing for this bill again after past failed attempts. See omnystudio....   (28:05)
March 4, 2021

National Anthem Day

Lee discusses the history of the national anthem on this anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner" becoming the official national anthem for the US.   (09:36)
March 4, 2021

$1.9 Trillion package negotiations

Lee reviews the latest from Washington as President Biden OKd tougher income limits for those $1,400 checks.   (08:29)
March 2, 2021

Read Across America Day 2021

News today that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published is receiving mixed reactions. Lee will discuss the legacy of Dr. Seuss and the impact of good books on a child's life.    (08:36)
March 2, 2021

Night owls poor at work & fake commutes

How has COVID-19 changed the way we work? Lee breaks down two ways and how it's impacted him.   (17:54)
March 2, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two stories of the day: grappling with the national debt and ongoing stimulus package, along with the wealth tax proposal.    (09:00)
March 2, 2021

Is it time for a wealth tax?

Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing a wealth tax for the richest Americans. Lee will discuss the details of how it'll work and take listener calls as well.    (17:07)
March 2, 2021

Reviving earmarks or banning the use?

As Congress works to revive earmarks, Senator Mike Lee has a bill to permanently ban their use. Lee will break down what earmarks are and discuss both sides of the issue to bring them back.   (07:51)
March 2, 2021

Resolution commitment to Second Amendment

Rep. Douglas Sagers joins Lee to discuss his resolution to affirm the Utah legislature's commitment to the 2nd Amendment.   (09:32)
March 2, 2021

Stimulus update and day of reckoning

Lee will walk through what's in the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill besides that $1,400 check. Dave Noriega joins Lee to discuss the big day of reckoning with the national debt.   (18:25)
March 2, 2021

How has COVID changed the way news is gathered/reported?

Reporters have had to change the way they do their work in the coronavirus pandemic throughout the last year. Lee will discuss with Jed Boal, KSL TV Reporter and Marc Giauque, KSL Newsradio News Director.   (16:30)
March 2, 2021

Jeremy Lin responds to racism

Lee will break down a Facebook post from Jeremy Lin, saying he was called a racist name and how he is choosing to respond.   (10:17)
March 1, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the biggest news stories of the day: Donald Trump's speech at CPAC and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout plan in Utah.    (08:23)
March 1, 2021

BYU recommendations on race

Ryan Gabriel, Assistant Professor, Sociology at Brigham Young University, joins Lee to break down recommendations from the BYU Committee on Race, Equity & Belonging to the University.   (09:10)
March 1, 2021

Passion about changing the name of Dixie State

Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch, joins Lee to discuss why she is so passionate about the need for a name change at Dixie State University.   (08:59)
March 1, 2021

Guns on the Hill and Permit-less carry

Lee will discuss the latest from Utah's capitol hill on gun-related legislation. Rep. Cory Maloy joins Lee to discuss permit-less carry as well.    (18:40)
March 1, 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine on its way to Utah

Lee will discuss the Governor's comments from this morning on the vaccine roll-out in Utah. Plus, what the Utah Department of Health is saying about the number of vaccines available in Utah this week, and how they're expanding distribution. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...   (19:28)
March 1, 2021

Stimulus Bill: House Ready

Faith Abubéy, ABC News Correspondent in Washington, joins Lee to give an update on the latest as Democrats work to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House.   (08:05)
March 1, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee at CPAC

Lee will break down comments made by Senator Mike Lee at a conservative conference earlier today on the power of tyrannical governments.    (08:23)
March 1, 2021

English official language bill

Lee will break down why one Utah Senator is moving to remove an English-only provision from the state law.   (09:44)
March 1, 2021

Covax donation

Church News Reporter Tad Walch joins Lee to discuss a large donation by Latter-day Saint Charities to help with vaccine distribution to undeveloped countries.    (09:15)
March 1, 2021

Federal Buildings EO

Donald Trump wanted federal buildings held to a classic standard, but now President Biden is directing otherwise. Lee will discuss the look of federal buildings, including Senator Mike Lee's thoughts.   (08:44)
March 1, 2021

Will Trump form his own party?

Could former President Donald Trump form his own political party? And what would happen if he did? Lee will discuss and take listener calls as well.    (18:41)
March 1, 2021

A review of the Equality Act

The US House voted to pass the Equality Act, and it now moves to the Senate. Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News religion and politics reporter, joins Lee to discuss the religious concerns with the bill. Congressman Chris Stewart joins Lee to discuss his introduction of the Fairness for ...   (19:23)
February 26, 2021

Encouraging blood donations

Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen joins Lee to discuss why he's calling for Utahns to donate blood right now.   (07:00)
February 26, 2021

A business boom during a pandemic

KSL TV investigative reporter Matt Gephardt joins Lee to discuss how new businesses are opening in record numbers, even while other businesses are struggling to recover from the pandemic.   (08:49)
February 26, 2021

Top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two news stories you need to know: the legislative updates and a police shooting that wounded both the suspect and an officer in Provo.    (09:10)
February 26, 2021

Eye on the Olympic prize

Dave Nicholls, the pilot of a bobsled team with both paraplegic and able-bodied athletes, joins Lee to discuss how his team is working to qualify for the Bejing Olympics in 2022.   (10:03)
February 26, 2021

Unaffordable Utah: childcare

The ongoing pandemic has impacted the childcare industry in Utah for both providers and families in need of care. Lee will walk through a discussion with Kristy DeGraaf, Vice President of The Professional Family Child Care Association of Utah on how providers are struggling. And ...   (26:58)
February 26, 2021

Utah Legislative updates

Lee walks through the dead bills in the Utah Legislature this session, as well as those bills still alive and receiving support. Lee also goes in-depth on a bill to make mug shots private rather than public.   (30:40)
February 26, 2021

Distracted driving Bill

Representative Carol Spackman-Moss is working on a new proposal to ban cell phones, but it's been sent back to committee. Lee will break down the basics of the bill and why his thoughts on this issue have changed.   (16:42)
February 26, 2021

Could you carry a loved one to safety?

If you had to, could you carry a loved one to safety in an emergency? Lee's been pondering this question and will get advice from Captain Travis Bodtcher, a training Captain Murray Fire Department, on how professionals do it.   (10:46)
February 26, 2021

Top 2 at 2

Lee breaks down the top two things you need to know today: the minimum wage debate and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.    (08:23)
February 26, 2021

Utah's budget surplus

Utah has a budget surplus this year. Where should that money go? Lee will break down the options and take listener calls.    (16:47)
February 26, 2021

Vaccine update and return to normal

With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the path to receive Emergency Use Authorization, how will getting more vaccine doses into the state impact the return to normal? Mark Remillard, ABC News Correspondent, joins Lee to discuss the latest update on Johnson & Johnson. See omnystu...   (18:09)
February 26, 2021

Raising the federal minimum wage

With proposals from President Biden and now Senator Mitt Romney, what does the future of minimum wage look like? Lee will look at the effective minimum wage and take listener calls on raising the minimum wage nationally.   (19:26)
February 24, 2021

Tiger Woods sustains injuries from a car accident

Lee follows a breaking news story involving pro-golfer Tiger Woods and the injuries he sustained following a car accident in Southern California Tuesday.    (10:06)
February 24, 2021

Testimony on the Capitol attack

Security officials testified today on the events on January 6 and the intelligence leading to the breach of the US Capitol. Lee will review what those officials said and why it matters for the future.   (08:25)
February 24, 2021

Two different polls on the COVID-19 vaccine in Utah

Lee will break down the differences in two polls on getting vaccinated in Utah and what it means for changing attitudes on the COVID-19 vaccine.   (07:26)
February 24, 2021

Self defense amendments

Utah Rep. Karianne Lisonbee joins Lee to break down how her bill prevents prosecution for people who act in self-defense.   (07:12)
February 24, 2021

Limiting emergency powers of the governor

Utah Sen. Evan Vickers joins Lee to discuss his bill on emergency response powers by the governor. The bill has passed in the house and committee and is now moving on to the full senate.   (09:57)
February 24, 2021

Top 2 at 2

Lee speaks on the two biggest stories he's following: the hearing on the Capitol attack of Jan. 6th and baby bonds.    (08:48)
February 24, 2021

All about baby bonds

Samuel Benson, Deseret News opinion writer, joins Lee to discuss why he's supportive of a plan from Senator Corry Booker to send "baby bonds" to help lift American families out of the circle of poverty.   (08:03)
February 24, 2021

Utah renews public health order with a few changes

Changes to the Utah Department of Health's public health order could have Utahns removing masks in low transmission areas of the state. KSL NewsRadio reporter Paul Nelson joins Lee to break down the changes and how they will impact the state.  See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (08:58)
February 23, 2021

Utah Legislatures looks at bail reform

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill joins Lee to explain why he's against a proposal on Utah's Capitol Hill to change bail reforms passed just last fall. And then Rep. Mike Schultz joins to explain his bill and why it's needed now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...   (18:52)
February 23, 2021

Mike Lee chimes in on Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing

Senator Mike Lee questioned Merrick Garland this morning as part of his Attorney General confirmation. Lee will discuss how the 2nd amendment came into the conversation and what Garland had to say on gun rights for personal defense. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform...   (06:46)
February 23, 2021

Capitol Police attack

Lee will break down an interview from Good Morning America with a Capitol Police officer recounting the Jan. 6 attack.   (10:29)
February 23, 2021

What's next for Ben McAdams?

Former representative Ben McAdams joins Lee to discuss what's in his future after leaving Congress.   (10:35)
February 23, 2021

Top 2 @ 2

Lee breaks down the top two stories you need to know.    (08:23)
February 23, 2021

How much would you pay to save your pets?

When Lee and his wife got their cat together, they set a limit on how much they'd spend in a year on the cat's medical needs. Lee will discuss how this can be different though for everyone. Listeners give their two cents as well.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa...   (09:19)
February 23, 2021

The first sound from Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars marked a part of history for many reasons, including capturing the first audio from the Red Planet. Lee goes over and plays the sounds from Mars and talks about why this mission was important.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...   (08:00)
February 23, 2021

Changing the name of Dixie State University

A new poll of Utahns shows support for keeping the Dixie State University name. Boyd Matheson joins Lee to discuss the latest on how the name change is moving forward in the Utah Legislature. Listeners also join in on the conversation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...   (20:29)
February 23, 2021

Eye on the Hill: H.B. 302 Preserving Sports for Female Students

Rep. Kera Birkeland joins Lee to discuss her bill to ban transgender male to female athletes in Utah's high school sports from participating in girls' sports. Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to discuss what Equality Utah says on the issue after Sue Robbins joined Dave and Dujanovic ea...   (18:57)
February 19, 2021

GME Hearing: Testimony from Washington

After Redditors broke Wall Street, the CEO's of Robin Hood and Reddit are speaking today in D.C. Lee will dive into their testimony and will also tell the story of a BYU professor who saw this coming.   (07:23)
February 19, 2021

Life expectancy is dropping

The pandemic has caused life expectancy to drop a full year in the U.S., even more so among minorities. Lee takes a look at this shocking finding and what we should think/do about it.   (08:21)
February 19, 2021

Utah Beats Silicon Valley in Economic Health

A new study finds many Utah cities are growing, thanks to people and businesses leaving the expensive California market for the Rockies. Provo-Orem ranked as the healthiest economy among U.S. cities, Salt Lake ranked 4th, Ogden-Clearfield ranked 9th. Lee will speak to Art Raymond...   (09:09)
February 19, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee covers the top stories of the hour--the Mars rover, and news from Governor Cox about vaccinating people 65 and up in Utah.   (08:46)
February 19, 2021

Blake Moore: Cooperation in D.C.

Freshman Rep. Blake Moore says he's hitting the ground running in his committees and isn't seeing as much division in D.C. as people think. Lee brings Rep. Moore on the show to ask him more about his first couple months in Washington. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info...   (08:47)
February 19, 2021

H.R. 40: Reparations to African Americans

There is a debate among some lawmakers in Washington as to whether or not to allow a coalition to look for ways to compensate those who have suffered from racial injustice, more particularly, those who had ancestors who were slaves. Utah Rep. Burgess Owens is fighting against tha...   (10:52)
February 19, 2021

Perseverance makes it to Mars

The new Mars rover landed on the planet's surface around 2 p.m. Thursday. Lee dives into what Perseverance's mission is, and how a Salt-Lake-based company, OxEon Energy, revolutionized space travel. Lee also speaks with KSL NewsRadio reporter Paul Nelson to help cover this histor...   (17:40)
February 18, 2021

Social media during the pandemic

What has been the impact of social media on the COVID-19 pandemic? Lee talks about the fight against misinformation and how it can spread like, well, a virus. Listeners join in on the conversation as well.    (17:32)
February 18, 2021

Where did you get your chicken?

Sofia Jeremias, an in-depth reporter for the Deseret News, recently wrote a piece of the Search for a Better Chicken. She calls in to talk about the modern chicken farming industry and how it can be improved.   (09:36)
February 18, 2021

Lee's top 2 at 2

Lee recaps the passing of Rush Limbaugh and gun safety classes in schools.   (07:57)
February 18, 2021

Utah gun laws

Mitch Velos authored the book Utah Gun Law. He joins Lee to talk about the new constitutional carry law and what it means for the state's gun climate. Lee also reviews a new bill that would allow for public schools to teach gun safety classes. Lee talks about the idea, the pros a...   (27:21)
February 18, 2021

Snow storm update

KSL TV weather specialist Kevin Eubank calls in to talk about the storm-pocalypse. He'll give an in-depth forecast and talk about what this means for our water-levels.   (08:33)
February 18, 2021

Rush Limbaugh passes at 70

Radio mogul Rush Limbaugh passed away at the age of 70 from an advanced form of lung cancer. Lee talks about his legacy and what he left behind. Radio legend Doug Wright calls in to talk about the passing of a fellow legend and what Rush did for the talk radio industry.  See om...   (16:58)
February 17, 2021

Vaccinated by May -- when do we get back to normal?

Utah officials predict the state could be fully vaccinated by May. But will it be enough to return to "normal"? Lee walks through the latest on the vaccine timeline and what it means for everyday life.    (11:49)
February 17, 2021

Live Mic with Lee's Top 2 at 2

Two big stories to rundown today -- first, the Utah Republican Party declining to take action against Senator Mitt Romney, in spite of a petition urging them to censure him for his impeachment vote. Next, new details in the kidnapping of a 25-year-old woman from Kearns, Nicole So...   (10:08)
February 17, 2021

Unclaimed cash

Every few months, you've probably seen stories about money that belongs to you, but needs to be claimed. Meet Gustabo Rodriguez, one of the producers behind the scenes at Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry, and learn about his experience claiming a whopping $25.64.  See omnystudio.com...   (08:54)
February 17, 2021

A new center-right party?

Is it time for a major third party shake-up? 120 Republicans want to break away from the GOP and distance themselves from the Republican Party of former President Donald Trump.    (18:12)
February 17, 2021

Impeachment is behind us... or is it?

Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry begins with the votes in the Senate on the historic second impeachment of former President Donald Trump and the impact of the trial on Utah politics. Utah Republican Party Chair Derek Brown joins in, as well as calls from listeners.  See omnystudio.c...   (25:57)
February 14, 2021

More on the impeachment from our listeners

Calls/texts about how would you vote after hearing the evidence from the impeachment hearings.   (09:16)
February 14, 2021

Impeachment recap

Impeachment recap and (maybe) we can we mark our calendar to return to normal.   (08:31)
February 12, 2021

Vaccine Watch School Edition: Utah County School District

Mike Gowans, a teacher at Westlake H.S., joins Lee to talk about getting the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this weekend.    (08:39)
February 12, 2021

Utah businesses paying back PPP loans

Utah businesses that received PPP loans may have to pay them back in the form of taxes. KSL TV's Matt Gephardt broke the story and joins Lee to discuss the reaction from businesses when they found out the loans just be paid off in a different way. See omnystudio.com/listener for...   (09:50)
February 12, 2021

Top 2 @ 2

Lee reviews the top two stories you can bring to the kitchen table.    (08:38)
February 12, 2021

US Attorney for Utah resigns

The US Attorney for the District of Utah has resigned from this position. John Huber joins Lee to talk about the decision and what his next steps in life are.    (07:38)
February 12, 2021

Men doing more housework during the pandemic

A co-study done by a University of Utah sociologist shows men have done two to three more household chores during the pandemic. Lee breaks down the research and asks listeners about their household.    (19:08)
February 12, 2021

GA opens investigation into Trump phone call

A Georgia prosecutor is opening up a criminal investigation against the former president regarding the phone call he had with the secretary of state about alleged voter fraud. Lee breaks down the merits of the case and if there should even be an investigation.  See omnystudio.c...   (18:20)
February 11, 2021

Vaccine Watch School Edition: Granite Schools Vaccine

How is Granite School District doing at distributing the vaccine to their teachers and school staff? Lee will talk to Mandee Cossa who has had the first dose of the vaccine and is scheduled for a second later this month.    (07:55)
February 11, 2021

What is going on in Congress besides impeachment?

Utah Congressman Burgess Owens joins Lee to talk about what else is happening on Capitol Hill, aside from the impeachment proceeding.   (09:09)
February 11, 2021

COVID-19 tests before flights?

Pete Buttigieg said he wants to have travelers tested for COVID-19 before they hop on domestic flights, but  Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta says it's a bad idea. Lee breaks down both sides of the conversation.    (10:13)
February 11, 2021

Top 2 @ 2

Lee shares the top two stories he is following at 2 pm: the national anthem debate and the latest on impeachment.    (08:11)
February 11, 2021

A lesson on civics

Rep. Burton says there’s a real gap in civics education and understanding among Americans. He approached UVU and created a bill about creating a new school dedicated to teaching American civics. Rep. Burton joins Lee to talk about his efforts and why civics is so essential.  ...   (17:04)
February 11, 2021

Mark Cuban and the National Anthem

The owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, will NOT play the National Anthem before home games. Lee breaks down why and asks for listener's opinions on the decision.    (18:06)
February 9, 2021

Vaccine Watch School edition: Davis School District

How is Davis School District doing at distributing the vaccine to their teachers and school staff? Lee will review what Dave and Dujanovic learned earlier today from the district. And Denise Willmore, a Second-grade teacher at Valley View Elementary, joins Lee to talk about her e...   (16:48)
February 9, 2021

BYU study on social media's impact on teen girls

How does social media impact teen girls and influence their risks for suicide? New research out of BYU points to concerns, but also solutions. Professor Sarah Coyne joins Lee to discuss the research further.    (10:07)
February 9, 2021

Top 2 @ 2

Lee discusses the top two news stories you need to know at 2 pm.    (07:59)
February 9, 2021

The defense's argument against impeachment

It was opening arguments in round two of the President Trump impeachment saga. Inside Sources host, Boyd Matheson joins Lee to talk about the defense's arguments as to why impeachment against a former president is not constitutional.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf...   (09:13)
February 8, 2021

Vaccine Watch: School edition

The Salt Lake City School District has students returning to the classroom today. How are they doing on distributing the vaccine to their teachers and staff? Lee will review conversations with Spokesperson Yandary Chatwin and Interim Superintendent Larry Madden. Jacquelyn Conklin...   (17:31)
February 8, 2021

3 more arrested in massage parlor raid

Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio Reporter, joins Lee to tell the story of how a massage parlor raid unfolded in Utah County late last week.   (10:33)
February 8, 2021

Top 2 @ 2

Lee will discuss how tomorrow is the big day in the Senate and review his gun report.   (08:25)
February 8, 2021

She Jack’s gun registry bill is back

Lee will discuss the latest news on gun rights, Utah's permit-less carry bill, and Joe Biden's thoughts on guns.   (16:15)
February 8, 2021

The Super Bowl and its ads

The big game this weekend had a clear winner and loser with plenty of funny commercials in-between. Lee will discuss the silly advertisements and how the Superbowl gives us hope.    (18:52)
February 8, 2021

Millcreek avalanche takes the lives of four people

Drew Hardesty, Avalanche Forecaster with the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center, joins Lee to discuss the avalanche that left four dead this weekend and why current conditions are so dangerous.   (09:43)
February 8, 2021

A big week for national news

Lee looks forward to the week ahead in national politics, including Trump's second impeachment trial.    (09:01)
February 7, 2021

Vaccine Q & A with UDOH immunization director

You've got questions, we've got answers! The Utah Department of Health Immunization Director Rich Lakin joins Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry to answer our listeners' most pressing questions.    (16:17)
February 7, 2021

Salt Lake City returns to in-person classes

Schools within the Salt Lake City School District have officially returned to in-person classes after almost a year of going virtual. What does this mean behind the scenes? Lee speaks with Interim Superintendent Larry Madden to learn more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for priva...   (10:40)
February 7, 2021

Top 2 @ 2 p.m.

What are the top headlines from today? Lee will look at the top two stories trending right now at 2 p.m.   (07:45)
February 7, 2021

Where does this fit into history?

Donald Trump is the first and only president to be impeached twice while in office. How does this fit into the grand scheme of history, especially as the Senate enters the official impeachment trial next week? Lee speaks to political science professor Damon Cann from Utah State U...   (09:51)
February 7, 2021

Snowy weather

Utah will finally get some of its world-famous snow this weekend. What does this mean for the roads? Lee talks to Utah Department of Transportation spokesman John Gleason to learn more.    (07:35)
February 7, 2021

Impeachment trial looms

The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is set to begin next week. We hop on the line with Ron Fox, a Republican who served as a surrogate to Trump, and Scott Howell, a Democrat who serves in a similar position for President Joe Biden, to give their conflicting opi...   (18:39)
February 7, 2021

Child Tax Battle

Sen. Mitt Romney unveiled a plan Thursday to send American families $350 a month for each young child and $250 for each school-age child on an ongoing basis. Lee breaks down what this mean.    (16:45)
February 5, 2021

Let me talk to the vaccine distributor: Morgan-Weber County

Jesse Bush, public information specialist and vaccination clinic organizer Weber-Morgan Health Department joins Lee to answer questions from listeners on the vaccine distribution.   (16:55)
February 5, 2021

Should elementary kids participate in school suicide prevention programs?

Rep. Brian King has a proposal to expand Suicide Prevention education to K-12 rather than just 7-12 grades in Utah. He'll join Lee to break it down.   (08:37)
February 5, 2021

Let us dance

Taylorsville High School junior Caitlin Bone brought a proposal to her School Board reminiscent of Kevin Bacon in Footloose. Lee and Dave Noriega will discuss how the pandemic is impacting parents and students and how the attitude needs to change from saying no to saying yes. Se...   (16:36)
February 5, 2021

Reagan: Dignity, respect and kindness make America extraordinary

Stephen M. Studdert served as a White House adviser to President Ronald Reagan, ahead of Reagan's 110th birthday this weekend. He joins Lee to discuss the former president's legacy.   (09:48)
February 5, 2021

Will Trump testify at the Senate trial?

Impeachment managers are requesting Trump's testimony as part of the Senate trial. Lee will break down this latest update ahead of next week's trial.   (09:12)
February 5, 2021

Marjorie Taylor Greene

House members are debating and voting today on allowing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green to sit in House Committees. The Congresswoman also apologized on the House Floor today for embracing conspiracy theories. Lee will break down her comments and the reaction. See omnystudio.com/list...   (16:54)
February 4, 2021

Let me speak to a vaccine administrator: Davis County

Trevor Warner Communications Manager, Davis County Health Department, answers listener questions on the vaccine.   (17:09)
February 4, 2021

Honoring the Ghost Army

Congressman Chris Stewart is proposing an act in Congress to honor Ghost Army veterans. Stewart and the Utah teen who's been advocating for the act will join Lee to explain the purpose of the bill and what it means to them.    (19:21)
February 4, 2021

Facebook vs. Apple

Apple is expected to change its opt-in options for online tracking and Facebook plans to educate its users on how great tracking is. Caitlin McGarry, Consumer tech editor at Gizmodo also joins Lee to discuss the subject further.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat...   (16:38)
February 4, 2021

Honoring Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick

Lee tells the story of officer Brian Sicknick as he's honored today in the Capitol.   (09:05)
February 4, 2021

Let me speak to a vaccine administrator: Utah County

Aislynn Tolman-Hill, Utah County Health Department spokesperson, takes listener questions on getting the vaccine in Utah County.     (17:49)
February 4, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize

Who should get the Nobel Peace Prize? Several recent nominations are raising some eyebrows. Lee will review the history of the prize and discuss who has historically been awarded the honor.   (10:22)
February 4, 2021

Dixie State name change

Dave Clark Chair, the board of trustees at Dixie State University, joins Lee to discuss how he doesn't want to see a name change at the University, but now supports the change. Listeners join in on the conversation as well.    (18:15)
February 4, 2021

Confucius Institute

Rep. Candice Pierucci joins Lee to discuss her resolution to protect Utah's Higher Ed institutions from the influence of the Chinese Communist Party through the Confucius Institute.    (18:50)
February 4, 2021

From the U's Chief Safety Officers to MSU's

After just a year in the position, University of Utah Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch, is leaving the University for a position at Michigan State University.   (08:14)
February 4, 2021

The negotiations that weren’t

Lee reviews what's ahead for COVID relief in DC after Jen Psaki discussed the meeting yesterday between the President and Republican leadership.   (10:51)
February 2, 2021

Vaccine Q&A

Nicholas Rupp with the Salt Lake County Health Department joins Lee to answer listener questions on getting the vaccine in Salt Lake County.   (17:46)
February 2, 2021

Holly Courtier follow-up

An investigation into the woman who went missing in Zion National Park last year has been closed without any charges. Lee will discuss the importance of follow-up on cases like this one.   (09:20)
February 2, 2021

A homeless camp in a yard

A Salt Lake City man is hosting a homeless camp in his front yard and dancing along a fine line of County Health Department rules to keep it going. Lee will break down his story and tell the story of a Chicago man who was shut down for letting homeless people sleep in his basemen...   (16:28)
February 2, 2021

Sen. Romney plus others meet with Pres. Biden on COVID-19 aid

Lee will break down the discussions in Washington among republican leadership and President Biden on covid-19 relief. Lee takes live calls on direct payment as well.    (19:27)
February 2, 2021

Gov. Cox on Utah's vaccine distribution

Governor Spencer Cox joins Lee to provide an update on the state's vaccine distribution plan after it was announced Utah will be getting more doses.   (11:06)
February 2, 2021

Johnson and Johnson vaccine

News of the effectiveness of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine may at first seem disappointing, but Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to discuss the long-term outlook for the vaccine's effectiveness.   (10:39)
January 29, 2021

Fatherhood pregnancy support

A Utah lawmaker is proposing a bill to extend child support to cover pregnancy costs. Lee will break down the arguments and questions from a hearing in committee yesterday.   (07:47)
January 29, 2021

Gamestop Stock and Robinhood

Lee breaks down the latest on everything you need to know about what is happening with Gamestop stock and what it means for Robinhood. Caleb Silver, Editor In Chief, Investopedia, New York, joins to explain more.    (18:35)
January 29, 2021

Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Children’s hospitals across the country are seeing a wave of mental health struggles with COVID-19. Dr. Marion Bishop, ER Doctor joins Lee to discuss what she has seen in her own hospital. Chuck Sharp, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, joins Lee to discuss how he's counseling c...   (25:55)
January 29, 2021

Challenger 35th Anniversary

Lee reviews a chat from one year ago today on the Challenger explosion anniversary with BYU Instructor Carrie Moore, who covered the day 35 years ago as a reporter.   (10:07)
January 29, 2021

Religious Liberty Bill and Concealed Carry Firearm Amendments

Rep. Cory Maloy joins Lee to discuss his proposed legislation on health department powers over personal and religious liberty. Additionally, Rep. Walt Brooks joins the program to discuss the latest on his Concealed Carry Firearm Amendments. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...   (17:43)
January 27, 2021

Private space travel

If you could fly to space on your own buck, would you? Lee will break down the latest update on private space travel and take listener calls at 2:50   (08:40)
January 27, 2021

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore named to armed services, natural resources committees

Congressman Blake Moore joins Lee to discuss his newest role on two House Committees.    (09:14)
January 27, 2021

Should there be congressional term limits

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has reintroduced legislation that would put term limits on Congressional officials. Lee breaks down what that could mean and hears listener opinions on the subject.    (17:19)
January 27, 2021

Sen. Rob Portman calls it quits

GOP Senator Rob Portman says he will not run for re-election in 2022, citing "partisan gridlock." Lee breaks down the implications of Portman's decision to leave politics.    (08:49)
January 27, 2021

Why your grandchildren will probably still be fighting over national monuments

Jay Evenson joins Lee to discuss the role of the Antiquities Act in Utah's national monuments and why it's time for Congress to get involved.   (10:07)
January 27, 2021

Reyes impeachment resolution

Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee in breaking down a resolution to impeach Attorney General Sean Reyes. What will it mean for Utah and has "impeachment" been cheapened? Listeners also give their opinions on the situation.    (18:56)
January 26, 2021

Russia protests? What’s next?

After protestors were arrested in Russia this weekend, what comes next? Romney says he wants to see more sanctions, but is that possible? Guest Host Ethan Millard and Holly Richardson break down the latest.    (08:05)
January 26, 2021

What's going on with Utah's monuments?

Guest Host Ethan Millard and Holly Richardson discuss what could be ahead for two national monuments in Utah under President Biden.   (09:37)
January 26, 2021

Sen. Romney on Trump's impeachment

Guest Host Ethan Millard and Holly Richardson talk about Senator Mitt Romney saying there needs to be a trial on President Trump's impeachment in the Senate. They both break down Romney's comments from Sunday's talk shows.    (19:01)
January 26, 2021

Larry King and Hank Aaron die

Guest Host Ethan Millard and Holly Richardson review the legacy of two legends in their fields.   (07:20)
January 26, 2021

The confirmation of the new defense secretary

Guest Host Ethan Millard and Holly Richardson discuss the confirmation of Biden's Secretary of Defense, including how Senator Mike Lee voted on the confirmation. Lloyd Austin was confirmed, becoming the first Black defense secretary in U.S. history. See omnystudio.com/listener f...   (08:07)
January 26, 2021

Utah's COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Guest Host Ethan Millard and Holly Richardson speak on Governor Spencer Cox defending Utah's COVID-19 vaccine distribution this weekend. And Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson joins them live to talk about Utah ramping up its vaccine distribution plan along with schools returning to t...   (29:02)
January 24, 2021

Presidential Pardon

Sarah Barney's husband, Lynn Barney, was pardoned by President Trump on his last day in office. Sarah joins Lee to tell the story of how Lynn came to request a presidential pardon.    (08:44)
January 24, 2021

Substitute Teacher bonuses?

Should substitute teachers receive bonus checks along with other Utah teachers? Lee will discuss why it makes sense, then he'll take listener's calls to get their perspective.    (19:45)
January 24, 2021

Top 2 @ 2 p.m.

Get a sneak peek at the top stories Lee is following today.    (09:22)
January 24, 2021

Burgess Owens

Congressman Burgess Owens joins Lee Lonsberry to discuss a letter he and other freshman congressmembers have sent to President Biden in his first week.   (09:56)
January 24, 2021

MARRIAGE SELF-SOLEMNIZATION

State Representative Jennifer Dailey-Provost joins Lee to discuss her bill that would allow a couple to solemnize their own wedding.    (08:30)
January 24, 2021

Impeachment trial

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate Floor this morning on what's next for the impeachment of Donald Trump in the Senate.    (10:31)
January 24, 2021

Exec. Order: Review Bears Ears & Grand Staircase

Former Congressman Rob Bishop was involved in the work to downsize the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments under Donald Trump. Now with those boundaries under review with an executive order from President Biden, Rob Bishop joins Lee to discuss what it coul...   (10:19)
January 23, 2021

Executive Orders

President Biden is racking up a large stage of Executive Orders in the first few days of his Presidency. Lee will review their importance and what they mean for Utah.    (08:29)
January 23, 2021

Amanda Gorman

Lee will tell the story of the young poet who's captured attention after her "the Hill We Climb" poem performed at the inauguration.    (10:11)
January 21, 2021

How do Utahns feel about Biden?

Lee breaks down Utahns reaction to the new Biden Administration.   (08:43)
January 21, 2021

Should Trump be pardoned?

Lee will break down the argument to have President Biden pardon former President Donald Trump. Listeners call in with their reaction to the idea as well.    (14:55)
January 21, 2021

The bibles

Lee will tell the story of the swearing in and discuss the importance of the Biden family bible in today's swearing-in.   (10:07)
January 21, 2021

Rep. Moore reacts to the inauguration

Congressman Blake Moore joins Lee to give his reaction to his first inauguration.    (08:39)
January 21, 2021

Readying the White House

Mark Remillard, an ABC News Correspondent in Washington, joins Lee to break down the next steps for the White House. The White House is always deep cleaned before a new Administration takes over, but this time virtually every surface of the 55,000-square-foot mansion is being scr...   (09:19)
January 21, 2021

The future of UDOH

In an email to staff, the director of the Utah Department of Health announced a possible realignment of the department. The communications director for UDOH, Tom Hudachko, joins Lee to talk about the possible changes. Rep. Paul Ray, a bill sponsor backing these changes, joins Lee...   (18:38)
January 21, 2021

What's ahead for Pres. Biden?

Jeff Merchant, Utah Democratic Party Chair, joins Lee to look ahead to the next four years and what's expected from President Joe Biden.   (10:10)
January 21, 2021

Past inaugurations to present inaugurations

Ron Fox, a Utahn whose has staffed four presidential inaugurations, joins Lee to discuss today's importance in history and how it compares to past presidential inaugurations.   (19:38)
January 21, 2021

Three takeaways from Pres. Biden's inauguration

President Joe Biden addressed the nation for the first time as President this morning. Lee will walk through his 3 takeaways from his remarks. Listeners share their reactions with Lee as well.    (18:00)
January 21, 2021

Sen. Mike Lee on a review of two national monuments

Sen Mike Lee joins Lee to discuss his reaction to a review of two national monuments in Utah announced by President Biden yesterday.   (10:33)
January 20, 2021

Starbucks to the rescue

What does Starbucks have to do with the vaccine distribution? Lee will break down the plan.   (07:59)
January 20, 2021

Pres. Trump's farewell address

Pres. Trump provided a near 20-minute farewell video today, on the day before the inauguration of Joe Biden. He spoke of his Administration's goals and accomplishments. In this segment Lee provides a small sampling of the speech. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati...   (09:44)
January 20, 2021

Leavitt: get the vaccine in arms!

Governor Mike Leavitt, Former HHS Secretary and Gov. of Utah, joins Lee to discuss his thoughts on the vaccine distribution roll-out.   (08:52)
January 20, 2021

Top 2 @ 2

Lee discusses Day 1 at the Utah Legislative General Session and vaccine help from the private sector.   (08:10)
January 20, 2021

Nuclear football and other handoffs

What happens when the powers to launch nuclear weapons is passed from one presidential administration to another? Lee will break it down.   (08:50)
January 20, 2021

Capitol Security

U.S. Attorney for Utah, John Huber, joins Lee to discuss the latest on the U.S. Capitol security and what extremism means when it comes to prosecution.   (09:02)
January 20, 2021

How to follow along?

The Utah legislative session will be partly virtual (for the first time for a full session) this year. What does that mean for public comments and involvement? Lee will break down everything you need to know about how to take part in the legislative process this year. See omnyst...   (09:50)
January 20, 2021

Legislative Sandbox

Speaker of the Utah House, Brad Wilson spoke this morning on the opening of the legislative session about a regulatory sandbox. Connor Boyack, President of Libertas Institute, joins Lee to discuss what that means for Utah.   (09:50)
January 20, 2021

Biden inauguration

Stephen Studdert, American political advisor, joins Lee to break down what to watch for with Joe Biden's inauguration based on his experience advising for past inaugurations.     (09:12)
January 20, 2021

Utah & National News

Lee will review the biggest stories we're following today including Sen. Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor today, the first day of the legislative session and the vaccine roll-out.   (08:22)
January 19, 2021

Head of Sweet’N Low dies at 89

The mastermind behind the artificial sweetener, Donald Tober, has died at the age of 89. Tober jumped from his apartment building in New York City. Lee reviews his life and the implications behind it.     (07:32)
January 19, 2021

January 6th vs. last summer

Lee shares his opinion about protesters storming the US Capitol on Jan. 6 and how it compares to the Black Lives Matter protests throughout the country last summer.    (09:37)
January 19, 2021

Remembering Dr. King

As we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for civil rights, Lee tells the story of Dr. King's father, Martin Luther King Jr. Lee also highlights key parts from University of Utah's MLK week themes "Good Trouble," which also commemorates the late John Lewis...   (38:01)
January 19, 2021

Davis County vaccination roll out

Davis County has started vaccinating its residents. KSL NewsRadio host Dave Noreiga joins Lee to break down the county's plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.    (09:07)
January 19, 2021

The weekend that wasn't and the week to come

The FBI warned of planned protests in all 50 states ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. KSL was at the Utah Capitol over the weekend and was prepared to report on the protests, however, only a small group of demonstrators showed up. Lee breaks down what happened ov...   (11:37)
January 18, 2021

Teaching Martin Luther King's legacy in schools

Every year on Jan. 18, we celebrate the legacy of the notorious civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. However, one community leader, educator and coach, Kamaal Ahmad believes more should be done to educate students on the historical impact of MLK's leadership. Kamaal joins ...   (11:20)
January 16, 2021

Reconnect with a political foe

Yesterday Lee challenged listeners and himself to connect with someone they don't agree with and have a personal chat. He'll give an update and ask listeners how it went.   (07:27)
January 16, 2021

Eye on the Hill 2021: Utah legislative preview

State Representative Doug Welton joins Lee to discuss his hopes for the upcoming Legislative session.   (10:24)
January 16, 2021

Teaching today's history

Elizabeth Weight, Utah State Rep. and Jr and High school teacher, joins Lee to discuss how teachers should teach students about the second impeachment of the President. Lee also reviews recommendations from Dr. Elizabeth Dorrance Hall from Michigan State University on how to talk...   (17:30)
January 16, 2021

Calling out the variant and the violence

Lee reviews what Utah health officials said in a news conference about the state's first confirmed case of the coronavirus variant. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor and Host of Inside Sources, joins Lee to talk about calling out violence when it occurs.  See omnystudio.com/listene...   (09:51)
January 16, 2021

How does someone get to this point?

Last week, Rep. John Curtis used the word terror to describe the protests at the Capitol. Dan Waddington, Criminal Justice Professor at UVU, has a Ph.D. in extremism and has worked in counterterrorism overseas for 15 years. He joins Lee to discuss how someone goes from normal to ...   (09:57)
January 16, 2021

John Sullivan: From speed skater to FBI custody

Lee tells the story of John Sullivan, who is now in FBI custody after last week's protests. But, just a few years ago he was training for the Olympics.   (18:29)
January 15, 2021

Eye on the Hill 2021: Utah legislative preview

Representative Gay Lynn Bennion joins Lee to discuss her first session in the Legislature and her expectations for the upcoming session.   (09:25)
January 15, 2021

Processing the last week

Lee discusses how to talk about this past week and to try or not to try.   (08:45)
January 15, 2021

Probing Capitol tours before the protests

Andy Field, ABC News Correspondent in Washington, joins Lee to discuss how Congressional Democrats have demanded an investigation into what they call "suspicious behavior and access" for some visitors the day before the Capitol protests. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...   (08:49)
January 15, 2021

Should/can the US Senate even hold a trial?

What is the next step for the presidential impeachment of President Trump? Lee breaks down the arguments to move forward or not to. Listeners give their opinion as well.    (19:26)
January 15, 2021

President Trump speaks against violence

Lee will review the biggest take-aways from the President's video message released last night calling for peace.   (17:51)
January 14, 2021

Eye on the Hill 2021: Utah legislative preview

Michael McKell will start this legislative session not as a member of the Utah House, but instead as a Utah Senator. He'll talk with Lee about his expectations and hopes for the upcoming session.   (09:25)
January 14, 2021

My friend called the author of the 25th Amendment

Lee will break down what one of the authors of the 25th Amendment says about the Amendment as it comes into the spotlight in the House.   (09:55)
January 14, 2021

PPP loans 2.0 in Utah

Applications can now begin this week for the second round of Paycheck Protection for small businesses. Lee will discuss how businesses in Utah can take advantage of the forgivable loans and how the state's economy is recovering. Miles Hansen, World Trade Center Utah President and...   (18:59)
January 14, 2021

A letter from the Joint Chiefs

The Joint Chiefs of the U.S. Armed Forces sent a letter to all members of the military about their duty to defend the Constitution. Lee will walk through the letter and its importance.   (10:29)
January 14, 2021

Another impeachment and the 25th Amendment

Lee breaks down the House debates on the 25th Amendment from last night and what it means as the House goes forward with the impeachment debate today.    (26:26)
January 13, 2021

Rep. Moore's thoughts on impeachment

Representative Blake Moore joins Lee to react to today's impeachment vote against the President in the House today.   (09:04)
January 13, 2021

Large corporations cut off political donations

Dave Hansen, a former Republican Party chairman and adviser to Orrin Hatch joins Lee to discuss how much of an impact large corporation political donations actually make in Congress.   (08:01)
January 13, 2021

Eye on the Hill 2021: Utah legislative preview

Chris Wilson, newly elected Utah Senator, joins Lee to discuss his hopes for the upcoming session in the Utah Legislature next week.   (09:21)
January 13, 2021

FBI is on the look out

The FBI and DOJ held a news conference today asking for the publics' help in identifying individuals who participated in the violent siege of the US Capitol. Lee gives an overview of what was said, and Debbie Dujanovic hops on the conversation to explain the position the FBI is i...   (13:35)
January 13, 2021

Another option: Censure

Can Republicans get behind a move in Congress to Censure the President rather than Impeach? Lee will break down the reaction. Listeners also call in with their thoughts on Censure.    (19:15)
January 12, 2021

President Trump in Texas

Lee walks through the remarks made by the president in Texas today. President Trump spoke about the Capitol violence and the 25th Amendment.    (10:07)
January 12, 2021

Social media action against President Trump

Trump has been banned from Twitter indefinitely and other platforms are blocking the President for the next few weeks before the inauguration. Lee will walk through those decisions. And Lee speaks with listeners on the subject. ..   (19:01)
January 12, 2021

Heroes from Wednesday

Lee will tell three separate stories from Wednesday of members of Congress and the Capitol police, showing bravery, and leadership to keep people safe and to simply clean up the mess left by others.    (09:59)
January 12, 2021

Eye on the Hill 2021: Utah legislative preview

Ret. Maj. Gen. Jefferson Burton, State Representative, joins Lee to look forward to the upcoming Utah Legislative session.   (09:20)
January 12, 2021

Capitol violence and security

Former Congressman Rob Bishop joins to discuss how the Capitol has always been a magnet for violence. And Lee will walk through the new security measures for members of the House at the airport. Additionally, what will security look like at the Capitol moving forward? The head of...   (27:57)
January 12, 2021

Will President Trump be impeached again?

Lee discusses the draft for impeachment charges against the President and a 25th Amendment resolution in the U.S. House. What does it mean for the next week and a half for the Trump administration?   (21:34)
January 9, 2021

Future value

With one presidential administration on the way out, what will the future look like for those who've worked in the Trump White House with so many cabinet member resigning? Lee will discuss his expectations.   (08:20)
January 9, 2021

National Security

Ryan Vogel Director of the Center for National Security Studies at UVU, joins Lee to break down how the Biden administration will move forward with national security following Wednesday's protests.   (09:41)
January 9, 2021

Trump's latest

Lee breaks down the lastest from the President including Trump not attending the Inauguration and the video of Trump conceding from last night. He'll also take live calls from listeners to hear what they have to say.    (09:09)
January 9, 2021

Overshadowed - The Dems success

While the protests in DC have taken up much of the news this week, the democrats made huge gains in the Senate. Scott Howell joins Lee to discuss.   (09:09)
January 9, 2021

Electronic Security Compromises

What will it take to secure the digital security and integrity of congress after protestors broke into offices on Wednesday? Jon Callas Dir. of Technology Projects at Electronic Frontier Foundation joins Lee to discuss what needs to happen next See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (11:08)
January 9, 2021

Clean up/catch up on Washington

A lot of news coming out of the nation's Capital in the last 24 hours. Lee will discuss the stories he's following and why the latest from the President is so important.   (09:33)
January 7, 2021

How did the Capitol siege happen and what does the future hold?

The violent mob that broke into the Capitol building in a failed attempt to halt the congressional approval of electoral votes in favor of Biden has left Americans with a plethora of questions. Lee speaks with Boyd Matheson on how we can endure this and move forward. Debbie Duja...   (33:01)
January 7, 2021

Congress approves the electoral votes

Lee will break down highlights from Senate speeches last night during the debate on the Electoral College certification.    (08:50)
January 7, 2021

Unfolding the chaos at the Capitol

The siege on the US Capitol building will forever leave a mark on the American people. Lee spoke with current and former members of Utah congresstional about their reaction to the events that unfolded. Rep. John Curtis gave his take on the electoral vote and being locked in the C...   (41:11)
January 7, 2021

What's next for the nation?

Lee adds his thoughts on where we go from here as a nation and what role will the 25th Amendment play after yesterday's siege of the US Capitol    (06:44)
January 5, 2021

The future of former Governor Gary Herbert

After serving for 11 1/2 years, he is passing the baton. Lee will speak with former Governor Gary Herbert about his first day out of the job. They'll talk about what his plans are for the future and what advice he gives to new Governor Spencer Cox. See omnystudio.com/listener fo...   (17:07)
January 5, 2021

Petition to certify the election

Sen. Lee is circulating a petition to certify the 2020 election. Lee will break down the highlights from the petition.   (10:52)
January 5, 2021

Rep. John Curtis on the vote certification

Rep. Curtis will vote to certify the 2020 presidential election results. He'll join Lee to discuss his reasoning behind the vote.    (09:04)
January 5, 2021

The future of the GOP

What does the future of the GOP look like at the end of Trump's presidency? Deseret News Opinion Writer Samuel Benson joins Lee to discuss his thoughts on the party's future. Boyd Matheson, the host of Inside Sources gives his take. And Lee asks listeners how do they envision th...   (26:53)
January 5, 2021

Deidre Henderson's first day as Lt. Governor

Deidre Henderson, Utah's new Lt. Governor, joins Lee to discuss her hopes for the future in her new role.   (10:23)
January 5, 2021

New York City Governor Cuomo cutting in line?

KSL NewsRadio Host Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee in discussing how the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed around the world and why New York's Governor is so worried about line cutting.   (08:31)
January 5, 2021

What's happening with crime in Salt Lake City?

John Wojick, KSL Newsradio Reporter, joins Lee to discuss plans to address Salt Lake City's rising crime rates.    (11:38)
January 5, 2021

Constitutional conceal carrying

State Representative Walt Brooks joins Lee to discuss his upcoming bill to change the permit requirement for concealed carry in Utah. Lee also discusses Rep. Lauren Boebert carrying a gun in Congress.     (17:32)
January 5, 2021

Governor Cox's Inauguration

KSL NewsRadio Reporter Paul Nelson joins Lee from Fillmore ahead of Governor Cox's first address as Governor to the state. Additionally, Lee breaks down comments from Cox and Lt. Governor Henderson's inauguration this morning in St. George.  See omnystudio.com/listener for priv...   (18:30)
January 5, 2021

Congressman Moore's first day on the Hill

Newly elected and sworn-in Rep. Blake Moore joins Lee to talk about his first day in Congress.   (08:17)
January 5, 2021

Support for Electoral certification objections are growing

Lee will discuss the growing support for Electoral College vote certifications objections in the House. And we also hear from listeners on the subject.    (15:19)
January 5, 2021

Advice for the new Governor of Utah

Chris Peterson challenged newly inaugurated Governor Cox in the race for Governor. He'll join Lee to discuss what advice he'd give the new Governor as he starts out day one.   (08:39)
January 5, 2021

Two political photos

Today is Lt. Governor Spencer Cox's inauguration. And we also learned about the president's phone call with Georgia's Secretary of State. Lee will break down his reaction to both stories today.   (10:33)
January 4, 2021

Rep. Chris Stewart to vote against certifying the 2020 presidential election

Congressman Chris Stewart said he isn't planning on voting to certify the 2020 presidential election results. Stewart joins Lee to explain the reasoning behind his decision.    (13:19)
January 1, 2021

New Years

Lee will break down how New Years Eve will look different around the world this year.  First, he'll talk to Carole Mikita, KSL-TV Senior Religion and Arts Reporter, to discuss Ballet West's special Nutcracker broadcast on KSL TV tonight.  Next, Jacklyn Briggs, Marketing Direc...   (36:08)
January 1, 2021

2020 Crazy running year... and other positives

Lee will discuss how 2020 was a unique year for running... and how there are many things we can look back on fondly from the last year.    (09:03)
January 1, 2021

Gyms in 2021

How will locally owned gyms approach 2021 after 2020 was so hard on their industry? Nate Yeaman, owner of Prolific Fitness in Clearfield, joins Lee to discuss how his gym is looking forward to the next year.    (10:00)
January 1, 2021

Pelosi Appoints 1st Female House Chaplain

Lee discusses the newest appointment of the U.S. House Chaplain and break down her background.    (08:56)
January 1, 2021

Object to Electoral College results

Rep.-Elect Burgess Owens will join Lee to discuss his backing of an effort to object to the certification of the presidential election. Then Lee will discuss how others in congress are reacting to the effort.    (20:33)
December 31, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine distribution update

Lee will break down what we learned today from Rich Lakin, UDOH Immunization Program Manager, in an update to the state's distribution plan.   (09:23)
December 31, 2020

Coronavirus variant detected in Colorado and the UK

Alex Stone, ABC News Correspondent Los Angeles, discusses with Lee the latest out of Colorado where the first US confirmed case of a variant form of the coronavirus was disgnosed.    (08:23)
December 31, 2020

The lowest US population growth in at least 120 years

With the US experiencing the smallest growth rate in over a hundred years, Lee discusses what the latest trend could mean for the future after 2020.   (10:32)
December 31, 2020

What 2020 has taught me

Lee discusses the lessons he's learned this year and what he'll do with those lessons in 2021.   (08:43)
December 31, 2020

A year in review: Utah's windstorm and earthquake

As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, Utahns endured an earthquake and a historic windstorm this year. Lee remembers it all with some who experienced it. Part I: John Wojick, KSL Newsradio Reporter, joins Lee to discuss how the day of the earthquake was unlike any other in the ne...   (39:13)
December 31, 2020

Sen. Josh Hawley to reject Electoral College vote

Lee will break down the plans of Sen. Hawley to object during Congress's counting of the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6.   (09:55)
December 31, 2020

A $2,000 update

Lee will discuss the latest from Congress on the COVID-19 relief package and what could happen with $2,000 checks out to Americans.   (09:09)
December 30, 2020

A flashback of 2020

What a wild year it has been! Lee takes us back through the most memorable moments of 2020... as if there wasn't enough.   (10:00)
December 30, 2020

A new medical school is coming to Utah

The U of U Medical School better watch out--a new school is coming to town. Dr. John Dougherty, Founding Dean & Chief Academic Officer of Noorda-COM, joins Lee to talk about a new medical school coming to town.    (09:08)
December 30, 2020

Who do you admire?

The tale of two presidencies. Donald Trump and Michelle Obama were the most admired people in 2020, according to a Gallup poll. Lee breaks down the results and asks listeners who their most admired person for 2020 was.    (18:38)
December 30, 2020

No-kill animal shelters in Utah

Utah is one step closer to becoming a no-kill animal shelter state. Temma Martin with the Best Friends Animal Society joins Lee to talk about Utah possibly becoming the second state in the nation to implement no-kill shelters.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati...   (09:57)
December 30, 2020

Phil Lymam speaks on being pardoned

Utahn Phil Lymam received a pardon from President Trump for an ATV ride on protected land. Lymam himself joins Lee to talk about the pardon and what it means to him.    (19:58)
December 30, 2020

Will Congress override Pres. Trump's veto?

It's a first for President Trump. The Senate may override the president's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House already has. Reps. Curtis, Stewart, & McAdams voted to override the veto. The Senate will vote on the override tomorrow. Lee breaks down wh...   (09:50)
December 30, 2020

No Senate vote on $2k stimulus checks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked the vote for increasing eligible Americans' stimulus checks to $2,000, which passed the House the day prior. Lee breaks down the blocked vote and what it could mean for the future.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati...   (10:19)
December 29, 2020

From JV to SCOTUS

Can students be disciplined for what they share on social media? That's a conversation the US Supreme Court is hearing. Lee breaks down the current lawsuit and listeners share their opinion on the subject.    (18:14)
December 29, 2020

My Christmas report

Lee shares how he spent his holiday weekend. He also asks listeners how they spent their's, and how it changed due to the pandemic.    (20:07)
December 29, 2020

How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?

The two different COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA still leave lingering questions, such as how effective is it? Lee breaks down the effectiveness of the vaccine.    (08:36)
December 29, 2020

Utah COVID-19 data post-holidays

COVID-19 numbers in Utah have been slowly declining for a couple of weeks now. However, health care officials are preparing for a spike in cases and hospital stays due to the holidays. Lee covers what Intermountain Healthcare said during a news conference updating the public on U...   (09:22)
December 29, 2020

Joe Biden plans to use the Defense Production Act

President-elect Joe Biden is planning to use the Defense Production Act to quicken COVID-19 vaccine distribution around the US. Lee breaks down the law and what it could mean for the future of America post-pandemic.    (10:23)
December 29, 2020

Giving away your $600

If you didn't absolutely need your $600 stimulus check, would you consider giving it away to someone who does? KSL NewsRadio's Debbie Dunjanovic joins Lee to talk about giving away or putting away the money given to you by the federal government. See omnystudio.com/listener for ...   (09:16)
December 29, 2020

Pres. Trump signed COVID-19 relief

At the last minute, the president signed an annual spending bill, including additional COVID-19 relief and $600 checks to eligible Americans. Lee discusses the new bill and takes calls from listeners about how they spent their first stimulus checks.  See omnystudio.com/listener...   (18:00)
December 28, 2020

Suicide prevention and mental health resources

Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute guest host. Steve Eliason, State Representative, District 45, joins to program to discuss suicide prevention around the holidays.   (09:30)
December 28, 2020

Governor Cox's administration transition

Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute guest host. Lynne Ward Co-chair for Project Gateway, the Cox /Henderson Transition, explains what will change with Governor-Elect Cox taking office next month.   (08:03)
December 28, 2020

New Smithsonian Museums

Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute guest host. Representative Rebecca Chavez Houck, Former State Representative, joins the program to discuss the significance of two new museums.   (10:25)
December 28, 2020

Year of the women

Michelle Quist a Political Commentator, joins guest hosts Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute on the importance of 150 years of Utah women voting.   (08:24)
December 28, 2020

Utah's vaccine rollout plan

Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute guest host. Dr. Kavish Choudhary, Senior Director, inpatient and infusion pharmacy services University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, informs listeners on what has gone into the vaccine rollout and who is next to receiv...   (06:43)
December 28, 2020

The U's Spring athletic plan

Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute guest host. Mark Harlan, Athletics Director, University of Utah, joins the program to discuss what the spring sports season will look like and how the U is keeping student-athletes safe. See omnystudio.com/listener for...   (09:29)
December 28, 2020

Stimulus relief drama

Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute guest host. Spencer Stokes, Lobbyist and President of Stokes Strategies, joins Jason Perry to discuss the latest on the Covid-19 relief package out of Congress. Natalie Gochnour, Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institu...   (19:02)
December 28, 2020

Utah legislative preview

Jason Perry and Morgan Lyon Cotti from the Hinkley Institute guest host. Abby Osborne, Chief of Staff to Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, joins the program to discuss the big issues Utah legislators will tackle this upcoming year. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...   (08:44)
December 23, 2020

Why not make it Christmas of reading?

Lee has a love of reading. He'll issue a challenge to listeners to make this year a special Christmas, by making it a Christmas of reading.    (18:45)
December 23, 2020

The Vaccines: Hope on the Horizon

Dr. Marion Bishop, an ER Doctor in Cache Valley, joins Lee to break down how the vaccine is being distributed in her hospital, which was not one of the first five in the state.    (09:08)
December 23, 2020

How the UT delegation voted

Lee will break down votes and statements from Utah's congressional members in DC on the latest Covid-19 relief package.    (09:29)
December 23, 2020

Return to the classroom, bonuses and vaccines

Larry Madden, Salt Lake City School District Interim Superintendent joins Lee to discuss his plan to return students to the classroom.    (04:24)
December 23, 2020

Biden to speak from Delaware

Expecting a statement from President Elect Joe Biden ahead of Christmas and a day after Congress reached a deal on Covid-19 relief.    (14:14)
December 22, 2020

Cox on the teacher bonuses and SLCSD'

What does Utah's next governor think of bonus checks for Utah's teachers, especially those in the Salt Lake School District? Lee will break down comments made by Governor Elect Spencer Cox.   (07:22)
December 22, 2020

Running Salt Lake City Streets - Every one of them.

Bryant Heath joins Lee to break down how he spent 2020...running on each street in Salt Lake City.   (10:56)
December 22, 2020

Gaining weight in the pandemic

How has the pandemic impacted your physical health and weight? Lee will discuss one survey.   (10:18)
December 22, 2020

News from UK spooks Market

Caleb Silver, Editor In Chief, Investopedia, New York, joins Lee to explain the market today as news breaks from the UK on a possible new strain of the coronavirus.   (08:44)
December 22, 2020

Doctors leaving during pandemic

A few weeks ago Lee discussed "the Fauci Effect" of students applying more to med school during the pandemic, but what about higher rates of burnout among doctors and nurses? Lee will discuss what several surveys show us about how the pandemic is impacting the healthcare industry...   (10:03)
December 22, 2020

Sleep apnea and the pandemic?

How has sleep been interrupted during the pandemic? Jamison Spencer joins Lee to explain what he's seen working with people who struggle with sleep apnea?   (08:20)
December 22, 2020

The Vaccines: Hope on the Horizon What’s next for the vaccine distribution plan?

Tom Hudachko, Director of Communications Utah Department of Health, joins Lee to break down how many vaccines the state has distrubted and how many more are on the way.   (09:44)
December 22, 2020

1918 holiday gathering warnings

How will Utahns approach gathering for the holidays during the pandemic? Lee will discuss the lessons learned from the 1918 pandemic.   (10:35)
December 22, 2020

I’ll be darned. They struck a deal

Lee will react to the news of a deal struck in congress for covid-19 relief and discuss that $600 check that could come into your bank account soon   (18:47)
December 21, 2020

Pioneer Park street camping

After a homeless camp cleanup by the Utah Department of Health last week, the Pioneer Park Coalition is saying cleaning up homeless camps is the compassionate thing to do. Dave Kelly, chair of the Pioneer Park Coalition, joins Lee to explain why.  See omnystudio.com/listener fo...   (08:40)
December 21, 2020

COVID positive minks in Utah?

A wild mink in Utah was the first in the country to test positive for COVID-19. Lee will discuss what the USDA is doing testing wild animals for the virus.   (10:26)
December 21, 2020

Operation Warp Speed

Congressman John Curtis is advocating for the public to trust the COVID-19 vaccine. He'll join Lee to discuss his thoughts on the newly developed and administered vaccine.    (08:35)
December 21, 2020

VP Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine. What about Congress?

Vice President Mike, Second Lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams received the COVID-19 vaccine on live TV. Lee will break down the Vice President's comments after getting the vaccine. What's the timeline for Congress to receive the shots? See omnystudio.com/listener...   (17:10)
December 21, 2020

An update on a COVID-19 stimulus package

Will Congress reach a deal this weekend on Covid-19 relief? Lee will discuss the latest and the possibilities if things DON'T work out by the deadline.   (08:28)
December 16, 2020

Trump vs. Biden: Space Round

With a new Space Force and manned launches by private companies, the Trump Administration has prioritized space. How will that continue with the next administration?    (09:57)
December 16, 2020

Guns and the Capitol

Open carry is allowed at the U.S. Capitol... but does that mean you SHOULD open carry? Lee gets into it all here.    (10:19)
December 16, 2020

San Francisco school may drop Lincoln name

A school board in San Francisco is looking at changing the name of one school named after former president Abe Lincoln after the renaming committee said President Lincoln "did not show through policy or rhetoric that black lives ever mattered to [him]. Lee breaks down the detail...   (09:21)
December 16, 2020

The vaccine and minorities in Utah

KSL Newsradio reporter Paul Nelson has been speaking to state leaders and members of Utah's minority groups about the plans to get them accurate information and convince them the vaccine is safe when many distrust the government.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa...   (09:15)
December 16, 2020

COVID-19, skiing, and loud talkers

One Utah ski town is looking at how Covid-19 could spread during the ski season. One aspect we may not have considered... loud talkers as super spreaders. Lee will break down how talking loudly spreads Covid-19.    (07:46)
December 16, 2020

How has the pandemic affected the fight against child trafficking?

US Attorney for Utah John Huber joins Lee to discuss the work that his team is doing to protect children in the state from abuse and child trafficking and how the pandemic has affected that work.    (09:03)
December 16, 2020

Rising crime in SLC

Crime rates are rising in the state's capital. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joins Lee to discuss what is being done to switch directions.   (18:16)
December 16, 2020

Switching political parties

Congressman Paul Mitchel from Michigan is switching political parties. Lee will break down his statement and what it could mean for the future of politics in congress.   (09:31)
December 16, 2020

Dr. Jill Biden?

Should Jill Biden be referred to as Dr. Biden in the White House? One Wall Street Journal writer argues against it. Susan Madsen, Director of Utah Women and Leadership Project, joins Lee about the topic. Listeners also give their two cents on the subject.   See omnystudio.com/...   (16:45)
December 16, 2020

Biden addresses the nation

How did Biden do in addressing the nation last night after the Electoral College vote? Lee breaks down the remarks with Boyd Matheson.   (08:53)
December 16, 2020

Dixie State is dropping the 'Dixie'

Lee will break down the latest on the name change for Dixie State University after the Board of Trustees voted to drop 'Dixie' from the school yesterday. LIsteners also weigh in on the name change.    (18:22)
December 15, 2020

Zhang Yongzhen

One Chinese doctor had a significant impact on the development of a vaccine for COVID-19? Lee will tell the story of Zhang Yongzhen.   (08:24)
December 15, 2020

Utahn picked as one of Time Magazine's Guardians of the Year

Pete Sands, a Utahn was listed as one of Time's Guardians of the Year. He'll join Lee to discuss why and what it means to him.   (08:23)
December 15, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Plan Presser

Senator Mitt Romney and other members of Congress are expected to discuss a new relief plan. We'll play a part of the press conference from DC.   (07:52)
December 15, 2020

What does it take to set up a Congressional office?

Blake Moore, Congressman-elect in Utah's 1st District, joins Lee to discuss how he's setting up his team in Washington D.C.     (10:39)
December 15, 2020

Dr. Biden

How should Jill Biden be addressed in her role at the White House as First Lady? Lee will break down the arguments made in one Wall Street Journal article and the response.   (06:07)
December 15, 2020

The Electoral College

Today is the day the Electoral College electors are actually casting their votes. Lee will break down what comes next and how the process works. And one of Utah's electors, Greg Hughes, will join us.   (23:07)
December 15, 2020

The Vaccines: Hope On the Horizon_Vaccine approved

Lee will review the latest on the Covid-19 vaccine approval and how the vaccine will be distributed here in Utah. He'll also discuss whether the vaccine distribution will work on an honor system, and why that could be a very good thing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...   (28:55)
December 14, 2020

Google year review

What was the most searched for term for the year? The results may surprise you. Lee will walk through what we searched for in an unprecedented year.   (07:49)
December 14, 2020

Time's person of the year

Time chose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as their "2020 Person of the Year." Lee will respond to that decision and walk through the history of the Person of the Year for the magazine.   (18:11)
December 14, 2020

Guns and Biden

How will gun rights change with the incoming President? Lee will review how President-elect Joe Biden may approach the 2nd amendment as President.   (07:47)
December 14, 2020

Manure into electricity

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News reporter, joins Lee to break down her latest story on turning manure into electricity.   (08:01)
December 14, 2020

An update on Congressman Rob Bishop

Lee gives an update on Congressman Rob Bishop's condition after he suffered a stroke earlier this week.   (08:48)
December 14, 2020

What about inmates and the COVID-19 vaccines?

Should prison inmates be given the vaccine along with healthcare workers? Lee will discuss the argument.   (10:32)
December 14, 2020

First in line for a COVID-19 vaccine: educators

With teachers moving up to get the vaccine earlier, how will that impact Utah's schools? Heidi Mathews, Utah Education Association President and Melissa Ford, President of the Salt Lake School Board, joins Lee to explain what it could mean for returning to the classroom when educ...   (17:17)
December 14, 2020

A 2nd Amicus Brief

Lee reviews how an Amicus Brief actually works and discusses another brief to the Supreme Court in support of a Texas lawsuit on the election.   (06:59)
December 11, 2020

Teachers will get vaccines first

Reporter Lindsay Aerts talks about the news today that teachers may be getting priority on vaccines.   (07:49)
December 11, 2020

Movie preview and movies for the blind

Movie Show Producer Robynn Garfield comes on Live Mic to talk about all things pandemic movies and what to expect in the upcoming holiday movie season. And what accommodations are made for the visually impaired when it comes to movies? Laws around descriptive text have come about...   (17:35)
December 11, 2020

Jonny Kim might go to the moon!

Lee talks about how 2020 might be remembered for being the Year of Space Exploration.   (08:26)
December 11, 2020

Happy Chanukah!

Rabbit Zippel joins Lee to talk about what Chanukah looks like during a pandemic year and to help break down the holiday for our listeners. Boyd also joins Lee to talk about his thoughts on Chanukah and the roll-out of the upcoming vaccine. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...   (17:27)
December 11, 2020

Quarters for Christmas

Luanne has been at the helm of the KSL Quarters for Christmas program for 5 years. She joins Lee to talk about the specific needs of the program this year and to share stories from recipients. And Lee reads a few thank-you cards from children who have received items from the Quar...   (17:08)
December 11, 2020

AG Reyes joins Texas elections lawsuit

A lawsuit out of Texas looks to delay the electoral vote while voting disputes continue. Several Utah political leaders have signed an amicus brief in support of the suit. Lee also hears from listeners on the subject.    (16:28)
December 11, 2020

Breakdancing is an Olympic sport

Starting in 2024, breakdancing (called breaking) will be the newest Olympic Sport. Josh Perkins, Executive Director of 1520 Arts, who teaches breaking, will join Lee to discuss the implications. And what other sports should be added to the games.  See omnystudio.com/listener fo...   (15:17)
December 11, 2020

4 talor

Santa Claus is coming to Zoom! Prices for private zoom meetings with Santa Claus are much more than the free line a Macy's any other year. Lee will break down how Christmas has changed with coronavirus. Listeners also tell us what their families are doing for the holidays.  See...   (17:06)
December 11, 2020

Taylor family mini farm

Jennie Taylor and Zack Stratton, CEO of Stratton & Brätt, joins Lee to discuss a plan this week to build a mini farm on land owned by Jennie Taylor--fulfilling a dream of her husband Brent Taylor.   (09:35)
December 11, 2020

A new stimulus plan

Lee reviews the latest out of Washington on the future of a stimulus bill. Now a proposal from Mitch McConnell could spell trouble for a bipartisan effort introduced last week.   (09:32)
December 11, 2020

Rep. Bishop suffers from a stroke

Rep. Rob Bishop speaks to Lee from George Washington Memorial Hospital after he suffered a "mild" stroke.    (10:16)
December 9, 2020

Selling moon rocks

NASA will buy moon rocks for private companies making the trip for them. Lee will break down everything you need to know about the latest update to space exploration.   (08:36)
December 9, 2020

COVID-19 and obesity

Dr. Rod McKinlay, Associate Medical Director, bariatric surgery for Intermountain Healthcare, joins Lee to discuss why COVID-19 is such a concern for those with obesity.   (07:03)
December 9, 2020

Quotes for 2020

It's been a unique year for sure, but what phrases and quotes will be most remembered from 2020? Lee will break down one guide and makes his own.   (24:38)
December 9, 2020

What did Roald Dahl leave behind?

Lee breaks down what children's author Roald Dahl said on vaccines. And Roald Dahl's family is apologizing for the author's anti-Semitism 30 years after his death. Additionally,  Rabbi Avremi Zippel joins Lee to discuss the impact of such an apology and if it comes too late. Se...   (37:21)
December 9, 2020

Safe Harbor deadline

Today is the "Safe Harbor" deadline for elections across the country. Lee will break down what that means and Justin Lee, Utah State elections director, joins to discuss what it could mean for Utah if there were any lawsuits in the state this year. See omnystudio.com/listener fo...   (08:09)
December 9, 2020

Chuck Yeager dies at 97

Rep. Chris Stewart, a former USAF pilot joins Lee to discuss Yeager's service to the nation as a pilot.   (09:40)
December 8, 2020

The Fauci effect

Medical Schools across the country are seeing an increase in applications amid the pandemic. Lee will discuss this and how it could impact the future.   (08:25)
December 8, 2020

The UK has approved the COVID-19 vaccine

Mark Remillard, ABC News Correspondent, joins Lee to give the latest on the covid-19 vaccine rollout around the world.   (08:52)
December 8, 2020

Electronic voting in Congress

Mobile internet voting for members of Congress is underway in Washington. Lee talks with Rep. Chris Stewart on how its going and what it could mean for future votes in the U.S. House   (09:15)
December 8, 2020

The 79th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Boyd Matheson joins Lee to discuss the 79th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. And, Clark Aposhian, who's father was there, joins to explain his father's experience.  Lee also reviews how the world has changed since that infamous day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...   (26:14)
December 8, 2020

SLCSD failing grades

Students and parents in the Salt Lake City School District are rallying later today to return to in-person classroom learning. Dave Noriega joins Lee to discuss what he learned from the school district earlier today. Ella Fiefia, a 7th grader at Clayton Middle, talks with Lee abo...   (34:58)
December 8, 2020

Defund the Police vs. The Squad

Obama was interviewed by Peter Hamby on a Snapchat interview program called "Good Luck America." In it, he spoke in pretty pointed terms about the use of the phrase "defund the police." Lee compares the interview to what has been said by "The Squad" in the US House.  See omnyst...   (07:15)
December 8, 2020

Service animal restrictions

The US has tightened the definition of service animals allowed on planes. Lee breaks down what that means and why the chan0ge was made.    (08:40)
December 7, 2020

Polio vaccine vs. COVID-19 vaccine

Lee breaks down the Polio vaccination distribution timeline and compares it to the situation America is facing today with the COVID-19 vaccine plan.    (10:38)
December 7, 2020

Artifacts found at a UTA site

Crews found artifacts on a UTA construction site. Lee breaks down the history of the finds.   (07:22)
December 7, 2020

Firearms and faith

Is there a connection between faith and firearms? Guest Mya Jaradat joins Lee to give their opinion, and listeners also jump in on the conversation.    (16:56)
December 7, 2020

Supporting Utah's small businesses

Derek Miller, President, and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance discuss the distribution of the CARES funds to local businesses. Additionally, local business owner Maxine Turner, founder of Cuisine Unlimited, shares her experience during the pandemic and how the C...   (18:59)
December 7, 2020

New coronavirus relief proposal

Sen. Mitt Romney, along with other members of the Senate GOP, are backing a new COVID-19 relief package ahead of the new year. Lee breaks down what's in the aid package and what it could mean for many struggling Americans.    (16:23)
December 4, 2020

Facebook fighting COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Mark Remillard, ABC News Correspondent, New York, joins Lee to discuss the latest from Facebook as they plan on stopping any vaccine misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine on their platform.   (09:10)
December 4, 2020

Presidential pardons

Can he do that? Lee breaks down pre-emptive presidential pardons. What could Trump do in his last few weeks as President, and what is he likely to do?   (17:49)
December 4, 2020

Presidential Pendulum

President Trump changed Obama's Bears Ears designation, but will Biden change it again? Lee discusses the undoing of work done by past presidents with each new presidency.   (06:28)
December 4, 2020

National RNC run

Bruce Hough joins Lee to explain why he's running for co-chair of the National Republican National Committee.   (09:10)
December 4, 2020

Who will the Republicans nominate in 2024?

Looking forward to the next presidential election, who will Republicans put forward as their nominee? Lee will give his predictions and listeners give their takes as well.    (18:16)
December 4, 2020

Youngsters voting in School Board elections?

Dave Noriega will join Lee to discuss the plan of one high school student to have 16 year olds vote in school board elections.   (08:28)
December 4, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine roundup

Lee will review the UofU Health and Intermountain Healthcare's plan for distributing the covid-19 vaccine within their hospitals.   (08:28)
December 3, 2020

The spirit of the Festival of Trees

Shona Peterson, the co-chair of the Festival of Trees Volunteer Board, joins Lee to discuss this year's virtual Festival of Trees and why her family participates in the event year after year.    (07:59)
December 3, 2020

Monolith buzzkill

We now know more from the people who removed the mysterious metal monolith from the Utah desert. Lee will review their reasoning and give the latest on this crazy story. Listeners give their opinion on the monolith as well.    (17:20)
December 3, 2020

The physical toll the COVID-19 era has taken

How has working from home impacted Americans' physical health? Lee will discuss how simply sitting at home has changed the physical health of many Americans, and Lee shares his own experiences.   (06:52)
December 3, 2020

A demand for food

Ginette Bott, President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank, joins Lee to discuss the need for food donations during the holidays and how the pandemic has impacted how many people the food banks serves monthly.    (10:07)
December 3, 2020

CDC updates COVID-19 vaccine plan

Lee reviews the latest from the CDC on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan and who should get the shot first.   (07:23)
December 2, 2020

Remembering federal Judge Dee Benson

Longtime federal Judge Dee Benson passed away at the age of 72 from brain cancer. Lee dives into the history and impact Judge Benson made while serving as a federal judge.    (08:44)
December 2, 2020

Word of the year

What should the word of the year be? Merriam-Webster is out with the top word for the year. Oxford has released a whole report on several words. Lee will discuss what Utah's word of the year could be.   (08:32)
December 2, 2020

A push to save Utah jobs

Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake County Councilwoman, joins Lee to discuss an effort calling on Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney to support a targeted economic stimulus package.   (09:34)
December 2, 2020

A look at Cyber Monday

Will this be the biggest cyber-Monday ever? Black Friday numbers may hold the clue to the impact of the virus on holiday shopping. Lee will break down why it matters.   (09:02)
December 2, 2020

What the heck is a monolith?

The story just gets weirder and weirder. Lee breaks down the latest on the mysterious monolith in the Utah desert and takes calls for listener theories.   (16:36)
December 2, 2020

Who should get the vaccine second?

Dave Noriega, the host of Dave and Dujanovic, joins Lee for a deep dive into the vaccine distribution plan, and who should get the shot after healthcare workers? Lee also looks at employee vaccination requirements. Listeners give their input on the subject as well.  See omnystu...   (29:36)
December 1, 2020

Thanksgiving report

Lee gives a report on the last 10 days and discusses how #givethanks impacted him and his family.   (07:54)
November 26, 2020

The power of positive headlines

Guest host Ethan Millard discusses zen headlines and other headlines that have caught his eye recently, not COVID related and with a positive spin.   (49:57)
November 26, 2020

The metal monolith

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV senior correspondent, joins guest host Ethan Millard to discuss that weird metal monolith found recently in the Utah desert and other weird desert stories.   (09:26)
November 26, 2020

Gephardt: Identity thieves stealing unemployment benefits

KSL TV's Matt Gephardt joins guest host Ethan Millard in discussing how people can protect themselves from having unemployment benefits stolen.   (08:07)
November 26, 2020

TSA Thanksgiving and a turkey pardon

Ethan Millard, a political analyst on KSL NewsRadio's The Nightside Project discusses the TSA's latest guidance on taking Thanksgiving food on the plane and walks through the history of the Presidential turkey pardon.   (15:58)
November 25, 2020

The real story of Thanksgiving

What's the real history behind Thanksgiving? Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, joins Connor Boyack with the Libertas Institute to discuss the story of Thanksgiving.   (16:49)
November 25, 2020

Protecting tech and innovation

Connor Boyack with the Libertas Institute speaks with Chris Koopman, Center for Growth and Opportunity, about tech and protecting innovation.   (18:19)
November 25, 2020

A deep dive in police reform

Guest Host Connor Boyack with the Libertas Institute speaks with Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio reporter gives an update on the latest in Salt Lake City after a 13-year-old autistic boy was shot by police in September. Representative Kera Birkeland joins Connor to explain new use of ...   (34:24)
November 25, 2020

A look into drug reform

Guest Host Connor Boyack with the Libertas Institute discusses the recent passage of marijuana bills across the country and is joined by Desiree Hennessy, Utah Patients Coalition, for an update on medicinal cannabis use in Utah.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat...   (17:47)
November 24, 2020

Utah's elections and local politics

Guest Hosts Greg Skordas and Sen. Todd Weiler dive deep into the races that surprised them with the election. You'll hear from Spencer Stokes, Rep. Steve Eliason, Blake Moore, Representative-elect, Ashley Mathews, Laurie Stingham, Salt Lake County Councilwoman, and Jim Dunnigan a...   (01:01:02)
November 24, 2020

COVID-19 and Thanksgiving this year

Guest hosts Greg Skordas and Sen. Todd Weiler discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our attitudes about a vaccine and shopping this Thanksgiving.    (10:15)
November 24, 2020

Utah's new but old public health order

Guest hosts Greg Skordas and Sen. Todd Weiler review what the Governor discussed this morning about COVID-19 restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday.   (15:44)
November 23, 2020

Candy bomber medal

The Presidential Medal of Freedom has been awarded to hundreds of Americans. Lee will review the history of the award and discuss attempts by some to get the award given to the candy bomber, who just turned 100. Also, live calls on who listeners would give the award to if they co...   (26:17)
November 23, 2020

Isolation. REAL isolation

What would it be like to miss the last 9 months? Well, four people did just that on a remote island in the Pacific. Now they return home amid a pandemic.   (07:14)
November 23, 2020

Man charged with violating the Lacey Act

John Huber, U.S. Attorney for Utah, comes on air to discuss allegations against a man accused of violating the Endangered Species Act and Lacey Act with his taxidermy business.   (08:26)
November 23, 2020

Today’s examples of yesterday’s words

Over 60 years ago, the world was watching and waiting for a vaccine for polio. The similarities to today's wait for a COVID-19 vaccine are astounding. Lee will look over the similarities.   (10:38)
November 23, 2020

Trump and Michigan

ABC News Correspondent Ines De La Cuetara explains the latest with the Trump campaign in Michigan.   (07:42)
November 23, 2020

#GiveThanks

Boyd Matheson, the Opinion Editor of the Deseret News, discusses recent messages from leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including from President Nelson's message of hope and healing. Lee also shares his gratitude ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. See o...   (18:09)
November 23, 2020

Farmers Feeding Utah makes 5th food delivery

Ron Gibson, President of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, joins Lee to discuss the latest effort to get food to families in need before the Thanksgiving Holiday.   (07:47)
November 21, 2020

NDAA Conference Committee

Rep. Rob Bishop joins Lee to break down the defense authorization bill.   (09:53)
November 21, 2020

The story of a travel nurse

Lynne Gross, President of RNnetwork, joins Lee to talk about nationwide nursing trends, how COVID-19 has impacted nursing, and the current need for nurses in Utah.   (09:13)
November 20, 2020

Will Utah host the Olympics again?

How will the Olympics next Summer in Tokyo be different? Will they be canceled altogether? Lee will break down the latest as the International Olympic Committee works with Japanese officials. Fraser Bullock, the President, and CEO of the SLC/Utah Committee for the Games joins Lee...   (18:06)
November 20, 2020

COVID, college and dating

How has the pandemic changed the dating game? Lee reviews some findings by professors at Southern Utah University and talks with Debbie Dujanovic about her own experiences in recent months. Listeners also share their dating experience during COVID-19.  See omnystudio.com/listen...   (17:14)
November 19, 2020

Festival of Trees

Anna Myers joins Lee to talk about her daughter's recovery at Primary Children's Hospital 24 years ago and why her family takes part in the Festival of Trees each year.   (09:04)
November 19, 2020

President Trump to pull troops

How are members of Utah's congressional delegation responding to the news of troop reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan? Lee will walk through the responses.   (07:56)
November 19, 2020

COVID-19 and traveling

The coronavirus has hit the travel industry hard and the recovery may last for years according to projections. Larry Gelwix, Get-away Guru and CEO of Columbus Travel in Bountiful, joins Lee to discuss how the industry has been hit. We also hear what listeners are doing for the ho...   (17:27)
November 19, 2020

The return to school in the SLCSD

The Salt Lake City School District has a plan in place to return younger grades to the classroom in January. Lee will walk through the latest on this plan, and listeners share their reaction to the announcement.    (15:45)
November 19, 2020

Protesting penalties proposal

Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney, joins Lee to talk about a bill to increase penalties against protesters who block traffic. We hear from listeners on the subject as well.    (17:47)
November 19, 2020

Utah's vaccine distribution plan

Rich Lakin walked the media through the state's vaccine distribution plan earlier today. Lee will break down the biggest takeaways and look forward to the future of a readily available COVID-19 cornavirus vaccine.   (17:20)
November 18, 2020

Are video games good for us now?!

New research out of Oxford may point to positives from playing video games. Lee will discuss the newest research. And live calls from listeners about video games during the pandemic.    (20:30)
November 18, 2020

What is President Trump's future?

Will Trump buy and start his own TV network? Lee will discuss what possibilities are possible for a Trump future. Listeners share what they believe is next for the president as well.    (16:16)
November 18, 2020

Burgess Owens wins 4CD race

Rep. Ben McAdams has conceded the race to Burgess Owens in the 4CD race. Lee will review the representative's comments. Former 4CD Rep. Mia Love joins Lee to discuss the history of the district, and newly elected Congressman Owens joins to explain his win.   See omnystudio.com...   (26:45)
November 18, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on social media and the election

Senator Mike Lee had a chance to question Facebook and Twitter CEOs earlier today. Lee will review his questions and their responses to him on censorship and suppression. Listeners share their opinoins on social media use during the election.  See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (18:14)
November 18, 2020

SpaceX launch

Four astronauts are now safely aboard the International Space station thanks to a SpaceX launch on Sunday. Lee will review the launch and what's been accomplished with this latest mission.   (09:32)
November 17, 2020

Justice Alto on religious protections

A legal debate has ensued out of the pandemic related to religious freedoms. While casinos and bars are able to remain open, religious services have not been allowed to continue in some states. Lee breaks down Justice Alto 's perspective on the subject.  See omnystudio.com/list...   (06:47)
November 17, 2020

Constitutional protection to hunt and fish

Utahns passed Amendment E, which will give constitutional protection to hunt and fish. Utah Rep. Casey Snider joins Lee to explain the impact on the change.    (09:04)
November 17, 2020

Another vaccine in the works

The company Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94% effective according to the data collected from the trial. Lee breaks down the latest update and how America has responded.    (18:06)
November 17, 2020

Thanksgiving plans

Are you planning to gather for Thanksgiving this year? Healthcare professionals have been urging residents to stay home during the upcoming holiday. Lee shares his Thanksgiving plans and listeners tell Lee theirs.    (16:29)
November 17, 2020

Protests on private property

Utahns have been protesting outside of elected leaders private residence. Protesters gathered at Gov. Herbert's private home in Orem as well as Lt. Gov. Cox's house to protest the recent mask mandate. Lee asks if picketing outside of private homes should be illegal and listeners ...   (16:53)
November 17, 2020

COVID-19 and its impact on children

A group of physicians at Intermountain Healthcare held a news briefing outlining the negative health impacts COVID-19 has had on children, specifically the link between MIS-C and the virus. Lee breakdown the information doctors provided.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...   (09:46)
November 13, 2020

Scouting in Utah

Neal Smalley, a Scout in Utah County, joins Lee to discuss the 137 merit badges he's earned. And Allen Endicott, Scouting Executive, Crossroads of the West Council, joins Lee to explain how scouting has changed in recent years. ..   (17:32)
November 13, 2020

Terrorist plea

John Huber, U.S. Attorney for Utah, joins Lee to discuss a man who pleaded guilty to trying to support the terrorist group ISIS.   (09:17)
November 13, 2020

Getting dads in join the PTA

Jason Nackos, Utah PTA Male Engagement Specialist, wants more males to join the PTA in Utah. He'll join Lee to explain why and what he's doing to try and get more engagement.   (06:49)
November 13, 2020

COVID-19 is hitting many Utah schools

With 20 schools going into soft closure yesterday, Lee will review the numbers and what schools are doing for quarantine. Chris Williams, Director of Communication & Operations, Davis School District, joins Lee to explain how the virus is impacting the district and what they're d...   (17:26)
November 13, 2020

A glimpse at COVID-19 in Utah right now

200 nurses travel nurses are coming to Utah to help hospitals during the state's current COVID-19 spike. Lee will break down what was said about these nurses, the state of the hospitals, and what Dr. Dunn said this morning during a press conference. Listeners give their insight o...   (40:53)
November 12, 2020

A COVID-19 vaccine power couple

Lee reviews the story of the founders of BioNTech, the German company working with Pfyzer on a COVID-19 vaccine.   (09:06)
November 12, 2020

Honoring Veterans Day

Lee reviews the history of Veterans Day in the United States and opens the phone to allow listeners to say their thank yous.   (29:07)
November 12, 2020

The 22nd Amendment

Lee reviews the history of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and what it could mean for the future.   (06:47)
November 12, 2020

ACA before the SCOTUS

It's one of the first cases before new Supreme Court judge Amy Coney Barrett. Lee will review how Judge Barrett did when hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act.   (08:37)
November 12, 2020

New Podcast: Relentlessly Resilient

Michelle Scharf, one of the podcast hosts of Relentlessly  Resilient, joins Lee to discuss the newest KSL podcast with Jennie Taylor. You can find Relentlessly Resilient at KSLPodcasts.com or subscribe for free anywhere you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...   (09:56)
November 12, 2020

BYU space cam

BYU engineers are sending a "spacecraft selfie cam" into space through a NASA partnership. Dr. David Long Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at BYU, joins Lee to explain the project.   (08:50)
November 12, 2020

Lily Eskelsen Garcia

A former Utah Teacher and President of the National Education Association could be a member of the Biden administration. Lee looks at Lily Eskelsen Garcia as the Biden transition team eyes her for a cabinet position.   (09:12)
November 12, 2020

Bountiful and Viewmont HS move online

Within 2 days, 6 schools in the Davis School District have moved online due to 15+ COVID-19 cases. Chris Williams, Director of Communication & Operations, Davis School District, joins Lee to explain how the virus is impacting the district and what they're doing to combat it. See...   (10:21)
November 11, 2020

Senator Romney: what to expect in the coming months

Senator Mitt Romney joins Lee to discuss the election and what to expect from Congress in the next few months before inauguration day.    (10:33)
November 11, 2020

Mitt Romney on the election

Lindsay Aerts, KSL Newsradio elections reporter, joins Lee to break down comments from Senator Mitt Romney on the election in a media event earlier today.   (07:02)
November 11, 2020

Return to the classroom?

Larry Madden, Interim Superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District has a plan to return students to the classroom. He'll join Lee to discuss the latest and how the plan would work. Lee also talks to listeners about their opinion on the subject.  See omnystudio.com/liste...   (18:41)
November 11, 2020

Testing all Utah college students

Robin Ebmeyer, Director of Emergency Management and Safety at Utah Valley University, joins Lee to discuss UVU's testing plan for all students.   (07:29)
November 11, 2020

The Utah National Guard and COVID-19

Maj. Dan Wheatley joins Lee to discuss what the Utah National Guard is doing to aid the state in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.   (07:25)
November 11, 2020

Remembering the beloved Alex Trebek

The beloved host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, passed away from pancreatic cancer over the weekend at the age of 80. Jeopardy! contestant, Tim Kutz, joins Lee to share his memories of Alex Trebek.    (08:57)
November 11, 2020

Transition of power and what's ascertainment?

Lee walks through the history of transitions of power in the United States and the role that the General Services Administration plays in the transition.    (16:42)
November 11, 2020

What did we learn from Dr. Larkin?

Dr. Rich Lakin, the State's Immunizations Director, joined Dave and Dujanovic earlier this morning to discuss the timeline for vaccine distribution in Utah. Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to break down her biggest takeaways.   (05:50)
November 10, 2020

Tie breaker in the Senate?

A 50-50 U.S. Senate is a possibility. Lee reviews the history of the tie-breaker in the Senate and what it could spell for the future.   (09:14)
November 10, 2020

Little election stories

Lee discusses some of the smaller election stories you may have missed.   (09:42)
November 10, 2020

Utah now has a mask mandate

Lee reviews the Governor's announcement from last night on the emergency declaration. Governor-elect Spencer Cox discusses his thoughts on the mandate. Greg Bell, President and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association also shares his thoughts. Listeners also call in with their reacti...   (35:58)
November 10, 2020

Wild round up

It's only been 69½ hours since we were last here chatting and so much has happened. Lee reviews weekend developments for the election, the state's fight against the coronavirus and the Pfizer vaccine. Lee reviews what Senator Mitt Romney told the Sunday morning shows on the elec...   (27:07)
November 10, 2020

Utah's political reaction

Lee will break down comments from Utah's leaders on the election and the ballot counting.   (08:55)
November 10, 2020

Election legal issues

As lawsuits related to ballot counting and the election stack up, Lee will discuss the actual impact these lawsuits may have when all is said and done.   (10:12)
November 10, 2020

GOP women break party record

After the election, a record number of Republican women will hold U.S. House seats. Former Congresswoman Mia Love joins Lee to discuss the historic moment.    (09:07)
November 10, 2020

20 minutes on the 2020 election

The Governor’s Transition team and former candidates for Governor are joining the transition team. Thomas Wright, Aimee Winder Newton and Jeff Burningham all join Lee to discuss their thoughts on the election.    (18:56)
November 10, 2020

4CD update and AG Sean Reyes

Lindsay Aerts, KSL Newsradio elections reporter joins Lee to discuss the latest out of the fourth congressional district. Lee also discusses Sean Reyes's announcement that he's aiding in President Trump election lawsuits.    ..   (16:02)
November 10, 2020

U of U game cancelled

Alex Kirry joins Lee to break down the latest announcement from UofU athletics on the cancelation of tonight's game due to positive COVID-19 cases.   (08:09)
November 6, 2020

Utah's 4CD race update

Republican candidate Burgess Owens joins Lee to discuss the latest in the Fourth Congressional District race.   (09:45)
November 6, 2020

The Amber Alert in Ogden

Tiffany Bingham and her sister found the 10-month-old baby who was the subject of yesterday's Amber Alert. Tiffany joins Lee to break down how it all came together to end with the baby back with her family.   (09:02)
November 6, 2020

The future of the GOP

What's next for the GOP after the 2020 election? Former GOP policy director and presidential candidate, Evan McMullin, joins Lee to discuss.   (10:51)
November 6, 2020

Pres. Trump's fraud claims and reactions

As President Trump claims victory and fraud in battleground states, several members of his own party are speaking out against him. Lee will break down the latest on GOP and reaction to the President.   (09:08)
November 6, 2020

Update on Biden's race for president

Scott Howell, Surrogate for Biden Utah, joins Lee to discuss the latest from the Biden Campaign.   (08:54)
November 6, 2020

New “Sputnik Moment”

Rick Larsen, president of the Sutherland Institute, joins Lee to discuss the importance of teaching history and civics in order to move forward and create change.   (09:34)
November 6, 2020

20 minutes on the 2020 election

Boyd Matheson joins Lee to discuss Political courage: The missing ingredient and John “Frugal” Dugall State Auditor, on the number of votes he received this election, the highest of any elected official in Utah this year.   (18:36)
November 6, 2020

A look at the race for governor in Utah

Lt. Governor elect, Senator Deidre Henderson, joins Lee to discuss the Governor's race in Utah and her expectations going forward.   (10:50)
November 6, 2020

1CD: Blake Moore wins the race

GOP candidate in Utah's 1st Congressional District, Blake Moore, joins Lee to discuss his victory.    (07:35)
November 5, 2020

Utah's 1CD race

Rep. Rob Bishop joins Lee to discuss his leaving Utah's 1st Congressional District and the challenges ahead of the newest member of Utah's congressional delegate. Winner of the race, Blake Moore, joins to discuss the race and his victory. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy ...   (10:18)
November 5, 2020

State round up

Lee looks over the major races in Utah, including remarks from Spencer Cox.   (09:10)
November 5, 2020

Covering the election

Host Doug Wright has covered dozens of election nights in his career. He'll join Lee to discuss how 2020 may have had many unique challenges, but how it was still just an election night.   (07:14)
November 5, 2020

Party reactions on election night

Derek Brown, Chair of the Utah Republican Party and Scott Howell, joins Lee to break down their reaction to where things stand right now in the general election.    (19:27)
November 5, 2020

Rep. Stewart wins congressional race

Rep. Stewart won his race to keep his seat in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. He'll join Lee to discuss the race and what he's watching as results come in from across the country.   (09:52)
November 5, 2020

National round up

Lee reviews where things stand right now in major races around the country.   (09:15)
November 4, 2020

How does the electoral college work?

If you've forgotten how the Electoral College works, Lee will break down everything you need to know.   (08:59)
November 4, 2020

Young voters speak on the election

How will young voters impact this election? Krisana Finlay, Policy Director for Utah Young Republican and Angela Charles, Utah Young Democrats National Committee Representative and Chair of the Salt Lake County Black Democrats, join Lee to discuss. See omnystudio.com/listener fo...   (18:37)
November 4, 2020

A first time voter

Elena Driggs Became citizen in 2018 after moving to the U.S. from Russia. This year, she votes in her first Presidential election. She'll join Lee to talk about her experience.   (09:04)
November 4, 2020

POLITICKER

You've got 20 seconds to make your pitch, give your speech and beg for votes. On your mark... get set... go!   (09:35)
November 4, 2020

Families and the election

Jan and Mike Timball are on different sides of the political aisle, but for 47 years they've made it work, despite their disagreements on politics. Today they celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary by avoiding any political talk except to tell us how they've done it. See omnys...   (14:37)
November 4, 2020

The County Clerks counting your vote

Lee is joined by County Clerks as they describe how voting-in-person and ballot counting is going in their respective counties. Amelia Powers Gardner, Utah County Clerk/auditor, Curtis Koch, Davis County Clerk/Auditor and Sherrie Swenson, Salt Lake County Clerk discuss counting v...   (13:36)
November 4, 2020

National look on the election

Lee breaks down the major races to watch today around the country.   (09:33)
November 4, 2020

Hyper-local look on Election Day

KSL NewsRadio reporters Paul Nelson and John Wojcik join Lee to break down how in-person voting is looking and when we can expect results tonight.   (09:02)
November 3, 2020

Fauci on the future

Dr. Anthony Fauci has a prediction for when a vaccine will finally return life to normal. Lee will review his comments and look forward to the future.   (10:45)
November 2, 2020

We've been in space for 20 years...

Patrick Wiggins, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah, joins Lee to discuss the last 20 years on the International Space Station.   (08:38)
November 2, 2020

Political betting

Is it legal to bet on the outcome of the U.S. election? And could betting predictions give a better idea of the actual outcome than polls? Lee will answer all your election betting questions.   (09:29)
November 2, 2020

3rd party candidates

In an opinion piece, Sean Spicer argues 3rd party candidates could change the election. Lee will walk through the history of third-party candidates and how they have impacted the vote in Utah. Listeners also give their input on 3rd party candidates.  See omnystudio.com/listener...   (18:08)
November 2, 2020

A preview of the polls

Boyd Matheson joins Lee to discuss what to look for ahead of the election as polls tighten.   (08:02)
November 2, 2020

The creation of Election Day

Lee will review what it took to create one day for an election in the U.S. Then the POLITICKER, where anyone can join for 20 seconds to campaign for their candidate or position.   (20:23)
November 2, 2020

Summit County Clerk's Office under quarantine

Kent Jones, Summit County Clerk, joins Lee to discuss how the Summit County Clerk's office will quarantine this week after employees tested positive for COVID-19 and how this impacts counting votes.    (08:55)
November 2, 2020

CDC doctors Redfield & Birx visit Utah

Dr. Tom Miller, Chief Medical Officer for Hospitals and Clinics for UofU Health, joins Lee to discuss the visit of Dr. Redfield and Dr. Birx to Utah this past weekend.   (11:53)
October 31, 2020

Skinwalker Ranch

Andew Adams with KSL TV recently visited Skinwalker Ranch. Lee will review this creepy story ahead of Halloween.   (09:08)
October 31, 2020

Spotting disinformation

How important is it to combat disinformation in an election? Lee will break it down and give tips on fighting the spread of disinformation online.    (08:20)
October 31, 2020

Who was George Gallup?

You've heard of the Gallup Poll? Well who was the original "pollster?" Lee goes into the history of the man who inspired the poll.    (17:08)
October 31, 2020

POLITICKER

Lee is bringing back and old radio classic. You've got 20 seconds to make your pitch... on your mark... get set...go!   (09:33)
October 31, 2020

Sen. Lee's changing views on Pres. Trump

Senator Mike Lee's opinion of President Trump has evolved over time. Lee reviews the Senator's words in 2016 and 2020.    (06:39)
October 31, 2020

Gun purchasing and election day violence

Walmart changes gun displays and is fear of violence after election day overblown? Lee discusses recent changes to Walmart's gun displays across the country. Richard Davis, BYU Political Science Professor, joins Lee to discuss violence after the election. See omnystudio.com/list...   (19:51)
October 31, 2020

Zion missing hiker investigation

The Washington County Sheriff's Office will Investigate ​Holly Courtier, who was found in Zion National Park last week after 12 days.    (08:35)
October 31, 2020

A look at the Senate races

Lee previews a few key Senate races to watch on election night.    (09:17)
October 29, 2020

Halloween will be different this year

Jay Evensen explains in his newest piece in the Deseret News that Halloween has been different in the past. Lee will review old newspapers on the holiday and ask listeners to share their plans.   (16:30)
October 29, 2020

COVID-19 in Utah today

Lee walks through Dr. Mark Shah's explanation of the State's Crisis Care plan as he explained it earlier today at the Governor's COVID-19 press conference.   (08:43)
October 29, 2020

Polling place rules

Utah has rules in place for what you can and can't wear to vote, but how heavily is it enforced? Lee walks through the rules with KSL TV investigative reporter Matt Gephardt.   (08:49)
October 29, 2020

The 4th Congressional District race

Candidate Burgess Owens and Incumbent Ben McAdams both join Lee to discuss the race for the 4th district and what they're both doing leading up to November 3.   (19:28)
October 29, 2020

Burgess Owens and the Deseret News ad

KSL NewsRadio Reporter Lindsay Aerts joins Lee to break down a dispute between candidate for Congress in Utah's 4th congressional district, Burgess Owens and the Deseret News on a campaign ad.   (09:43)
October 29, 2020

Who is Ryan Smith?

Lee breaks down the history of the new owner of the Utah Jazz.   (07:48)
October 29, 2020

Sen Lee compares Pres. Trump to Captain Moroni

Utah Senator Mike Lee compared President Trump to Captain Moroni at a rally in Arizona yesterday. Lee breaks down the senator's comments and takes listener reactions as well.    (19:05)
October 28, 2020

Political etymology

What's a stump speech anyway? Lee breaks down all the political speech you've heard, but never knew where it came from.   (08:11)
October 28, 2020

We the People

Lee reviews what Jon Huntsman Jr. wrote in a recent op-ed in the Deseret News.   (08:10)
October 28, 2020

Can you change your vote?

After President Trump tweeted about changing a vote, Justin Lee, Utah Director of Elections, joins Lee to break down how Utah votes are counted and to answer the question of can you change your vote?   (07:27)
October 28, 2020

Burgess Owens and the FEC

Burgess Owens, candidate for Utah's 4th congressional district, has refunded some of what's estimated to be at least $135,500 in campaign contributions. Lee speaks with former congresswoman Mia Love and Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah. See omnystu...   (15:13)
October 28, 2020

Facebook, Google and Twitter

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs are testifying today to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Lee will walk through their testimony and what it means for bit tech's future.   (10:07)
October 28, 2020

The defining moment

Marion Bishop, ER doctor practicing in Logan and Brigham City, joins Lee to discuss how she's trying to stay positive and brave during the Covid-19 pandemic.   (07:41)
October 28, 2020

The Utah Jazz and Miller family

After the Miller family announced a sell of majority share in the Utah Jazz, Alex Kirry, co-host of KSL’s Unrivaled, and Ben Anderson Utah Jazz Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Jazz Notes Podcast join Lee to break it all down.   See omnystudio.com/listener for priva...   (18:58)
October 27, 2020

The future of the Deseret News

Boyd Matheson joins Lee to discuss the future of the Deseret News after it was announced the printing of the newspaper will only happen once a week.    (09:35)
October 27, 2020

The impact of young voters

More than five million young people (ages 18-29) have already voted early or absentee in the 2020 elections. Lee brings on one young Democrat and one young Republican in Utah to discuss how the presidential election is viewed by young voters. Joel Skaria, President of Young Democ...   (17:52)
October 27, 2020

Party conspiracy theories

With just one week to go until Election Day, Paul Nelson has an in-depth report on conspiracy theories. Paul joins Lee to break it all down.   (09:16)
October 27, 2020

Loathing your loved ones politics

Does politics have to impact or come between your personal relationships? Maybe not. Lee reviews the story of Carville and Matalin, who both work on different political sides, but remain happily married.   (18:48)
October 27, 2020

Search and rescue during COVID-19

Has social distancing gone too far? Shaun Roundy, member of the Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue, joins Lee to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted search and rescue with more people heading into the great outdoors.   (10:02)
October 27, 2020

COVID-19 and apathy

Why are some people so apathetic when it comes to combatting Covid-19? Lee will discuss with host of Dave and Dujanovic, Dave Noriega.   (08:21)
October 27, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the SCOTUS

Lee reviews the oath of office taken by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett yesterday as the newest member of the Court.   (10:08)
October 26, 2020

Gyms and COVID-19

What will the future of gyms look like post-Covid? Lee will look at sales of home gym equipment to look at how the gym world will likely look in the future.   (09:18)
October 26, 2020

Borrowing during COVID-19

Credit Scores are at an all-time high amid the pandemic. What does this mean for credit card companies and your ability to get credit? Shane Stewart, DMBA Certified Financial Planner, joins Lee to discuss.   (08:18)
October 26, 2020

Crisis care in Utah hospitals

As COVID-19 hospitalizations spike, Lee reviews the Utah's Crisis Standards of Care with quotes from Utah Hospital Association President Greg Bell and Joe Dougherty with the Division of Emergency Management.   (18:16)
October 26, 2020

The Utah Women Mural adds 30 new faces

The Utah Women Mural created controversy after several prominent Utah women were left out. Now several faces will be added. Mia Love joins the program with her reaction.   (16:33)
October 26, 2020

COVID-19 in Iron County

Iron County Commissioners are pushing back on the governor's coronavirus plan. Lee reviews their objections.   (10:28)
October 26, 2020

Legislative session rapid testing

How will the Utah Legislature meet for their next regular session and how will rapid testing for COVID-19 help? Stuart Adams, Senate President, joins Lee to walk through the Legislature's plans.   (08:57)
October 26, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett confirmation

Lee reviews his big takeaways from comments made today by Utah Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.   (18:10)
October 26, 2020

Update on Holly Coutier

We're still learning more about Holly Coutier's time missing in Zion National Park from her family. Lee breaks down and reacts to the latest interview from Holly's sister.   (08:52)
October 26, 2020

Ajayi sentencing

Paul Nelson, KSL NewsRadio reporter joins Lee to break down the sentencing for Ayoola Ajayi today.   (07:15)
October 26, 2020

Gun background checks in 2020

Brittany Glas, KSL TV investigative reporter, joins Lee to discuss a spike in background checks so far in 2020. We also hear from a first-time gunowner.    (18:32)
October 26, 2020

Small women-owned businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

Meghan Burchard owner of Minnows joins Lee to discuss the pink collar recession and how women-owned businesses can bounce back.   (08:08)
October 26, 2020

Not a democracy

Senator Mike Lee joins Lee to discuss what's next for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and his essay on democracy.    (09:54)
October 26, 2020

Presidential debate reactions

Lee reviews the Presidential Debate from last night. We hear from Derek Brown, chair of the Utah Republican Party and Scott Howell, the chair of Utah for Biden. Listeners also give their reaction to the presidential debate.    (37:26)
October 22, 2020

AG debate recap

A few tense moments, but what was the big takeaway from the Attorney General Debate last night? Lee gives his take on the moments that mattered.   (07:59)
October 22, 2020

Can DNA predict success?

Dr. Russell T. Warne, Associate Professor of Psychology at UVU, joins Lee to discuss how DNA could be used to predict future educational success. It sounds like science fiction, but it's actually possible.   (08:15)
October 22, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine for kids

The first COVID-19 vaccine trial in kids in now underway. Lee will break down why this is so important as the vaccine trials move forward.   (08:21)
October 22, 2020

BYU's new mask technology

BYU engineers have developed a way to turn a regular cloth mask into an N95 mask. Will Vahle, director at Nanos Foundation, joins Lee to explain how they've done it and what it could mean for the future of masks.   (08:57)
October 22, 2020

The adoption of Judge Barrett's kids

The New York Times investigated the adoptions of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's children. Lee will discuss how this is not OK. We hear from listeners on the subject as well.    (18:10)
October 22, 2020

Space Dynamics Lab aides in historic asteroid touch down

Alan Thurgood, Space Dynamics Lab’s Director of Civil Space, joins Lee to explain the lab's roll in the asteroid touch down earlier this week.   (06:11)
October 22, 2020

Presidential debate preview

It'll be the last time voters see the two major candidates for President on the debate stage together before November 3. Lee will preview his expectations for tonight's debate.   (07:39)
October 22, 2020

Utah's coronavirus news

After the Governor's press conference earlier today with Dr. Dunn saying she didn't know what else to do, Lee will review her comments and the state's fight against the virus.   (08:23)
October 22, 2020

Chris Peterson's race for Utah Governor

Chris Peterson, Democratic candidate for Governor, joins Lee to discuss daily life during the campaign, including the viral civility video with his opponent.   (08:10)
October 22, 2020

Should the state codify the use of police dogs?

Lee will review how a legislative committee reviewed the question on the use of K9 dogs by police.   (08:43)
October 22, 2020

Biden vs Clinton in the polls

How is Joe Biden performing compared to Hillary Clinton 4 years ago? Not as well as some polls may have you believe.   (08:09)
October 22, 2020

Are we ready for a boring presidency?

Remember Jaywalking with Jay Leno? Well maybe we had things pretty good when politics wasn't at the forefront for many Americans. Lee will discuss how politics is now well followed by the public.   (09:38)
October 22, 2020

Biden team vetting Republicans

Joe Biden may just be considering a few Republicans you might not expect for cabinet positions should he win the presidency. Lee will look at how past presidents have reached across the aisle for similar positions and breaks down Biden's possibilities. See omnystudio.com/listene...   (07:47)
October 22, 2020

Unemployment looks different by age

The coronavirus pandemic has hit many with job losses, but has it hit some age groups more than others. Lee will break it down with Mark Knold, Chief Economist Utah Department of Workforce Services.   (16:30)
October 22, 2020

U.S. Attorney Appoints Elections Officer For Utah

Aaron Clark, Assistant United States Attorney and new elections officer for Utah, joins Lee to break down what his role will be for the election.     (10:04)
October 22, 2020

What's the point of poll watchers?

The rules are different from state to state, but after President Trump told people to watch the polls, Lee breaks down who the actual poll watchers are.   (07:39)
October 22, 2020

Utah County ditches mask mandate

Cameron Diehl, Executive Director of the Utah League of Cities & Towns, joins Lee to discuss how the governor has worked with local government in setting restrictions due to COVID-19.   (10:02)
October 22, 2020

SLCPD response time

Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to discuss the slower response times for Salt Lake City Police officers on certain calls.   (07:31)
October 21, 2020

Utah sets a record for human cause wild fires

It's a record you never want to see, but Utah saw a record number of human-caused wildfires this past year. Lee will discuss the numbers and how the pandemic has contributed.   (07:33)
October 21, 2020

Flu vs. the coronavirus

Rich Woodruff, Regional Director of Communications American Red Cross, joins Lee to break down the differences in the flu and the coronavirus and discuss why the Red Cross is concerned about both heading into the flu season.   (07:29)
October 21, 2020

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox's race for Utah Governor

Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, Republican nominee for Utah's next governor's race joins Lee to discuss how the campaign is going amid the coronavirus pandemic.   (08:40)
October 21, 2020

A day in the life of a COVID-19 testing nurse

Cassie Stockwell, a nurse at Timpanogos Regional Hospital, joins Lee to discuss her life as a COVID-19 testing nurse during the pandemic.   (10:38)
October 21, 2020

Does negativity impact the vote?

Was the 2016 election the most negative election to date? How does 2020 election compare? Lee will break down the impacts of negativity in the current presidential elections.   (09:05)
October 21, 2020

Gamesmanship of Trump's debate letter

How will Trump perform in the next presidential debate? Lee will break down the request to discuss foreign policy and the mute button. Lee also hears listener opinions on the topic.    (18:13)
October 21, 2020

The White House to rural Utah

Stan Summers, Box Elder County Commissioner, joins Lee to discuss a major announcement expected from the Trump Administration today to boost capital investment in rural Utah.   (08:58)
October 21, 2020

The latest on Hunter Biden & Trump antitrust lawsuit

Lee gives an update on the Senate panel delay to subpoena Twitter and Facebook CEOs on alleged suppression or censorship. Lee also dives into the latest Hunter Biden news.     (17:14)
October 19, 2020

Final debate topics

Lee will review the topics to look forward to in the Presidential debate coming up later this week between President Trump and former Vice President Biden.   (08:33)
October 19, 2020

Political yard signs

You've seen neighbors with yard signs and you've seen political signs along the freeways, but how much of an impact on the vote do these signs actually have? Lee will break it down and discuss the impact and history of political signs. Dave Hansen, a former Republican Party chair...   (28:08)
October 19, 2020

COVID-19 and poverty

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of everyday life. Lee will discuss how COVID has impacted poverty in the country.   (08:16)
October 19, 2020

Vaccine distributions plans

Utah has submitted the state's plan for vaccine distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine when it's ready. Aislynn Toleman-Hill, the Utah County Health Department spokesperson, joins Lee to explain how Utah County will tackle unique challenges with vaccine distribution and acceptance...   (08:30)
October 19, 2020

COVID-19 free counties

Four counties in the United States have zero COVID-19 positive cases. Lee will discuss what makes these counties different than the rest.   (10:17)
October 19, 2020

Dr. Fauci on 60 minutes

Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on 60 Minutes yesterday discussing the battle against the coronavirus. Lee will break down what he said and what it means for the national response.   (08:11)
October 19, 2020

Missing hiker found alive

A missing woman was found alive after search crews worked for over a week. Debbie Dujanovic joins to discuss the latest in the search efforts. Shaun Roundy, a member of the Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue and the Mountain Rescue Association Intermountain Region Chair, joins...   (19:58)
October 16, 2020

The tale of two town halls

If you were watching one town hall last night with Joe Biden or Donald Trump, you probably missed the other one. Lee has one takeaway from each for what you missed. And did either town hall change your vote? Lee hears from listeners.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf...   (24:49)
October 16, 2020

Prop 9 in Utah County

Should Utah County move to a Mayor-Council form of government? That's the question put to voters in the county. Lee spoke with Commissioners Bill Lee (Against) and Tanner Ainge (For) about the question. He'll walk through their opinions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...   (17:17)
October 16, 2020

Dueling town halls

Voters will have to choose between two different town halls, one for the President and one for the former Vice President. Who will they choose to watch and what will it tell us ahead of the election? Listeners chime in with their plans are as well.  See omnystudio.com/listener ...   (17:05)
October 16, 2020

Rural hospitals closing

How will Utah's hospitals have to change their businesses because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Greg Bell, President and CEO Utah Hospital Association, joins Lee to explain what hospitals are facing and how they're being impacted by the pandemic. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv...   (08:29)
October 16, 2020

Firearms trafficking case

A Las Vegas man charged in firearms trafficking case. John Huber, U.S. Attorney for Utah, joins Lee to discuss the charging of Gregory Alan Nelson.   (09:34)
October 16, 2020

Aaron Shamo sentenced to life

Lee discusses the case of Aaron Shamo after his sentencing to life in prison for raking in millions of dollars making fentanyl-laced painkillers.   (09:33)
October 15, 2020

Sean Reyes race for Utah Attorney General

Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General, joins Lee to discuss the upcoming debate and what a typical day looks like for him as he runs for reelection.   (12:12)
October 15, 2020

No charges against former U. officer Deras

DA Sim Gill joins Lee to discuss why charges won't be pursued against a former officer who showed intimate photos of Lauren McCluskey to others.   (09:13)
October 14, 2020

Utah County election officials make improvements

Election officials in Utah County said they have made improvements to prevent issues that have plagued the county in the past. Amelia Powers Gardner, Utah County Clerk, joins to discuss the changes.    (08:49)
October 14, 2020

BYU study on a COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Brian Poole, Associate Professor in the microbiology and molecular biology department at BYU, joins Lee to discuss confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine.   (08:38)
October 14, 2020

Disney World keeping COVID-19 cases low

⅓ of Americans are not celebrating holidays, Lee will discuss travel and how the holidays will be different this year with the pandemic, including how Florida has Disney World has fought the virus. Listeners chime in on their plans as well.  See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (17:59)
October 14, 2020

What's Mitt Romney's long game?

Romney is seen favorably by just 45% of Utahns. Lee will review what the Senator has said recently and a possible position for him should Joe Biden win in November.   (15:41)
October 14, 2020

Chuck Yeager

73 years ago today in 1947, Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first time. In doing this, he broke a barrier that many believed was unbreakable. Lee will discuss Yeager's pioneering spirit.   (11:06)
October 14, 2020

Air Force testing

Hill Air Force Base will start a new testing program for COVID-19. Lee will walk through how the military is dealing with the pandemic.   (08:39)
October 14, 2020

Booker questions Judge Barrett

Sen. Booker questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett yesterday during the Senate Judiciary hearing. Lee will review the questions and walk through why the questions were inappropriate.   (07:02)
October 14, 2020

Utah's new COVID-19 system

Lee thinks Utah’s successes in battling the coronavirus is thanks to Utahns. He'll review how Utah's new system the governor announced yesterday will help slow the spread of the virus.   (11:23)
October 14, 2020

No more color coding, Utah changes COVID-19 risk assessment

Lee reviews the immediate reaction of state leaders to Gov. Herbert's announcement of a new type of COVID-19 Transmission Index, which will be a data-driven determiner for counties who need to assess and possibly change certain requirements, based on the county's level of COVID-1...   (08:11)
October 14, 2020

Preview of Governor's Press Conference, and review of the CD4 debate

Lee previews what he knows about a press conference to be held  by Gov. Herbert, Dr. Angela Dunn and Rich Saunders will provide updates on the ongoing pandemic.   (08:54)
October 14, 2020

A day in the life - Greg Skordas, Democratic candidate for Attorney General

Greg Skordas, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General, joins Lee to discuss what a typical day in the life looks like for him as he runs against current AG Sean Reyes.   (08:46)
October 14, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Hearing - Day two of questioning

The confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett continues today with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Mike Lee took advantage of his time to question the Judge today. Lee will walk through his comments and questions. See omny...   (16:46)
October 13, 2020

Flu shot

It's flu season and Lee's been looking forward to getting his flu shot. Nicholas Rupp, Salt Lake County Health Department spokesperson, joins Lee to discuss the importance of the vaccine, especially this season.    (09:43)
October 13, 2020

WHO changes course on lockdowns

The World Health Organization is now saying lockdowns are not the right course in dealing with the coronavirus. Lee will break down the new messaging.   (10:11)
October 13, 2020

Lee's new hobby

The coronavirus pandemic has changed normal life and Lee has picked up a new hobby. He'll discuss how he's trying to find some join in the midst of the pandemic.   (08:53)
October 13, 2020

COVID-19 contact tracing

If you've got COVID-19, you'll be getting a call from a contact tracer, and so will those you've been in contact with. But some people are nervous to interact with public health workers. Should you be able to refuse to talk to contact tracers? Gustabo Rodriguez joins Lee to discu...   (18:13)
October 13, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett hearings

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will be put to the test this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lee will discuss what to expect in the hearing and what Judge Barrett focused on earlier today with her opening statement. Boyd Matheson joins the conversation as well.  ...   (20:55)
October 13, 2020

Cougar chase

A Utah man was followed by a cougar in Slate Canyon in Provo. His video of the interaction has gone viral and raised questions on what to do if you do see a cougar in the wild. Lee gives his reaction.    (09:07)
October 13, 2020

Suspect arrested in the killing of Sherry Black

Police have arrested a suspect who they believe will allow them to close a cold case Debbie Dujanovic reported on years ago. Debbie joins Lee to discuss the case and how fingerprinting played into the investigation.   (09:29)
October 9, 2020

The candy bomber

Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen turns 100-years-old on Saturday. Lee tells the story of the Utahn who changed the world with candy during the Berlin Airlift. Gail joins Lee live to tell his story.    (16:45)
October 9, 2020

Debates sway 10 percent

How much do presidential debates actually sway voters? Lee discusses the importance of the debate as it relates to the actual number of undecided voters. Lee also takes live calls to see what listeners think.    (16:54)
October 9, 2020

Public Tax Returns...for everyone?

Should tax returns be public? Lee discusses with Jay Evensen, Deseret News Columnist. Lee also takes live calls to see what listeners think.    (16:48)
October 9, 2020

Pelosi talks about the 25th and the 27th Amendment

​Lee breaks down what the 25th Amendment does and why Speaker Nancy Pelosi is talking about it.   (18:41)
October 9, 2020

Car Seats

Has there been a decline in births due to car seat laws? With the laws requiring kids sit in the seats longer into childhood, have parents put off having more kids with less room in vehicles? Lee will break down  “Car Seats as Contraception." See omnystudio.com/listener for p...   (07:55)
October 9, 2020

Air Quality and school absences

Daniel Mendoza -- professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning and, The School of Medicine Division of Pulmonary University of Utah -- joins Lee to explain a new study on school absences in Salt Lake City as it relates to bad air d...   (11:00)
October 9, 2020

Rona stole my fun

How do you teach kids about the coronavirus pandemic without teaching them to give-in to fear? Lee will discuss new children's books on the topic and take live calls  from listeners.   (16:11)
October 9, 2020

Hospital Capacity

Today's COVID-19 hospitalizations broke another all-time record. Lee will break down what Dr. Angela Dunn and Dr. Emily Spivak said earlier today on hospital capacity. Greg Bell, President and CEO Utah Hospital Association joins to discuss. See omnystudio.com/listener for priva...   (10:12)
October 9, 2020

A day in the life: Rep. Ben McAdams

Rep. Ben McAdams joins Lee to discuss his campaign to keep his seat in Congress in the 4th Congressional District.   (09:10)
October 9, 2020

VP Debate thoughts

Lee breaks down his thoughts and the highlights that stood out to him from last night's debate. He's also joined by Ron Fox, Operative and advance man for US presidents spanning nearly 50 years, to talk about working on the Vice President's visit to Utah. Then, we'll hear from M...   (26:53)
October 9, 2020

Kidnap plot thwarted

Authorities in Michigan say they've disrupted multiple plots to kidnap the state's governor. Lee will break down this crazy story with what the Governor and U.S. Attorney have said this morning on the plot.    (10:02)
October 9, 2020

LIVEMICVirtualDebate

President Trump says he will not participate in a virtual debate next week after the commission on presidential debates announced a virtual event. Lee will break down what we've learned this morning ahead of the debate from both sides. Lee will also take live calls from Utahns t...   (18:52)
October 8, 2020

Debate Bingo

The University of Utah has posted a bingo game on the official VP debate website. Lee will review the words and phrases on the list. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. Lee spent 4 years working side by side with KSL...   (08:54)
October 8, 2020

Rep. Rob Bishop

Lee brings Utah Rep. Rob Bishop onto the show, to offer some background on Vice President Mike Pence who Mr. Bishop has worked with in the past. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. Lee spent 4 years working side by s...   (10:12)
October 8, 2020

University of Utah students who'll go to the VP debate tonight

In this segment, Lee invites Henry Droll, Braeden Goff, and Supraja Ranganathan onto the show. The three are all University of Utah students who received tickets to attend the Vice Presidential Debate on campus tonight. They'll discuss their expectations, how they got the tickets...   (16:12)
October 8, 2020

Bruce Hough, Republican National Committee

In this segment, Lee speaks with Bruce Hough, of the Republican National Committee, about his expectations for Vice President Mike Pence at the debate tonight. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. Lee spent 4 years wo...   (10:17)
October 8, 2020

Nadia Mahallati, Utah Democratic Party Vice Chair

Lee speaks with Nadia Mahallati, the Utah Democratic Party Vice Chair and a teacher at the University of Utah as well as Salt Lake Community College about her expectations for Kamala Harris at tonight's vice-presidential debate. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:...   (07:55)
October 8, 2020

The importance of the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

Lee invited BYU Political Science Professor and chair of the State Debate Coalition, Richard Davis, onto the show this morning to discuss the importance of this debate and how it came to Utah. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio in Sal...   (09:06)
October 8, 2020

KSL Newsradio is on the ground at the VP Debate

KSL Newsradio reporters Mary Richard and Paul Nelson join Lee to talk about the atmosphere at the University of Utah, the site for the only vice-presidential debate in the 2020 presidential election.  Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRad...   (08:30)
October 8, 2020

What has made past debates memorable?

In this segment, Lee reviews past vice-presidential debates to determine what, if anything has made them stand out. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City. Lee spent 4 years working side by side with KSL's Doug Wright. N...   (09:33)
October 7, 2020

Food for Kids

Yandary Chatwin, Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations, Salt Lake City School District joins Lee to explain how the Salt Lake City School District is working to provide meals to students while classes continue remotely. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs wee...   (07:33)
October 7, 2020

Burgess Owens, candidate for 4th congressional district

Our series, "A Day in the Life," continues. Candidate in the 4th congressional district, Republican Burgess Owens joins Lee to discuss a day in the life while campaigning during the coronavirus.  Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio in...   (08:52)
October 7, 2020

Utah County contact tracers

With the spike in COVID-19 cases in Utah County, contact tracers aren't able to keep up and the responsibility is now that of the patient. But will this work? Or could it lead to an even worse coronavirus spike? Ralph Clegg, Executive Director Utah County Health Department joins ...   (10:25)
October 7, 2020

RIP, Eddie Van Halen

Jon Smith and Sue Kelley of 103.5 the Arrow join Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry to react after learning Eddie Van Halen, the gifted guitar genius who cofounded Van Halen and served as the band's main songwriter, died after a long battle with cancer.  See omnystudio.com/listener fo...   (08:58)
October 7, 2020

Is there a pink recession?

How has the Pandemic impacted women in the workforce? According to new numbers, women are leaving work while other demands like family weigh on their sholders. Lee breaks down the numbers. Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry airs weekdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on KSL NewsRadio in Salt La...   (08:40)
October 7, 2020

The most important VP debate ever

Is the 2020 vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City going to be the most important VP debate in American history? John Hudak, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institute joins Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry to break down why the VP debate is so important.  See omnystudio.com/listener ...   (19:05)
October 7, 2020

National security during the election

Robert O’Brien, President Trump's National Security Advisor, joins Live Mic with Lee Lonsberry to discuss the threat of the Chinese Communist Party on the world and protecting U.S. elections from interference. Then, Rep. Chris Stewart, member of the China Task Force House Intel...   (18:31)
October 7, 2020

All the president's health updates

Lee Lonsberry, host of Live Mic, discusses the president's health after President Donald Trump returned to the White House from Walter Reed with the coronavirus.   (09:10)
October 6, 2020

Coronavirus hobbies

Lee has started a few new coronavirus hobbies. He'll discuss how the virus has changed daily life and listeners tell us their 'rona hobbies.    (13:59)
October 6, 2020

Netflix's defense of Cuties

Sen. Mike Lee has received a response from Netflix in defense of the movie "Cuties." Lee will break down the Netflix response and review Mike Lee's concerns over the film's portrayal of girls.   (08:27)
October 6, 2020

The Secret Service role in COVID-19

Dennis Crandall, who spent 30 years with the U.S. Secret Service from 1970 to 2000, joins Lee in discussing the Secret Service's role in protecting the President.   (07:05)
October 6, 2020

Closed schools and academic inequality

Jessica Guynn, a community volunteer and former family support specialist for the Salt Lake School District, joins Lee to discuss her recent op-ed in the Deseret News on educational inequality during the coronavirus.   (08:22)
October 6, 2020

Kamala Harris SLC tour

Scott Howell, Former Democratic State Senator, joins Lee in discussing his time with Kamala Harris in Utah on Saturday.   (09:05)
October 6, 2020

Trump's treatment

Lee breaks down the coverage of the President's COVID-19 diagnosis.    (07:57)
October 6, 2020

Mr and Mrs Trump

Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to discuss the relationship between the President and Melania Trump while he is at Walter Reed Medical Center.    (09:21)
October 3, 2020

The cost of an election: Lee talks with campaign finance expert

It can be costly to run for office. But why do we pour so much money into campaigns and elections? Lee talks to Damon Cann, a political science professor at Utah State University to find out more.    (09:42)
October 3, 2020

Lee breaks down the recent stimulus package bill

The House narrowly passed a bill for a new COVID-19 stimulus package, Lee breaks down what we know so far.    (09:02)
October 3, 2020

Ongoing talks of COVID-19 relief package

Congress is still duking out a compromise for a new COVID-19 relief package, with the House of Representatives passing another version Thursday. Utah's Rep. Ben McAdams was one of the few Democrats who voted against it.  Rep. McAdams joins Lee to tell us why.  See omnystudio....   (10:05)
October 3, 2020

The show must go on: Officials say VP debate is still a-go

Despite positive COVID cases coming from the White House, the vice presidential debate scheduled for next week in Utah is still a-go. Lee talks to Jason Perry, chairman of the Vice Presidential Debate Steering Committee, to find out more and what precautions the campus is taking....   (08:21)
October 3, 2020

Officials say the VP Debate in Utah will go on as scheduled

The Utah Debate Commission said Friday it's still planning to go through with the vice presidential debate next week as scheduled -- despite positive COVID tests coming from the White House.  Lee talks to Scott Howell, co-chair of the Utah Debate Commission and a supporter of J...   (09:14)
October 2, 2020

Lee breaks down what we know so far about President Trump's COVID diagnosis

The White House hasn't released many details about President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis. Lee breaks down what we know so far, and addresses the questions that are left remaining.    (09:26)
October 2, 2020

Jo Jorgensen: The Libertarian presidential nominee

After the first presidential debate Tuesday night, the campaign website for Jo Jorgensen -- the Libertarian Party nominee -- surged with activity. Jorgensen joins Lee Lonsberry on Live Mic to talk more about her thoughts on the debate and to get details on her campaign.  See om...   (09:52)
October 2, 2020

The president has COVID. What happens now?

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday night he tested positive for the coronavirus. What does that mean for the 2020 election -- and what would the Republican Party do if he passed away? Lee Lonsberry dives into the tough questions with Derek Brown, chairman of the Utah Republ...   (08:40)
October 2, 2020

Looking ahead to conference weekend

Boyd Matheson, host of KSL NewsRadio's Inside Sources, joins Lee Lonsberry to talk about his special coverage on General Conference this weekend. Matheson will dive into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its humanitarian efforts in response to the COVID-19 pande...   (08:32)
October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump tests positive for COVID-19

The country was rattled Friday morning with the news President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, just hours after top aide Hope Hicks announced she also tested positive.  Dr. Todd Vento, Intermountain Healthcare Infectious Diseases Physician, joins Live Mic to discuss...   (09:12)
October 2, 2020

Roadschooling

The pandemic has changed education across the country, and some parents are trying to make the most of the changes to take schooling on the road. Jenna Andersen, who's homeschooling her kids while staying at an Airbnb in California, joins Lee to explain. See omnystudio.com/liste...   (09:02)
October 2, 2020

Mute buttons and debate changes

After the worst debate ever, the Debate Commission is looking at making changes. Lee discusses what those changes could be and takes live calls at 2:35.   (19:36)
October 2, 2020

Elections and markets

How are the markets changed by who wins the election? What about by who wins the debate? Lee is joined by Shane Stewart, DMBA financial planner, to explain how the markets react to presidential elections.   (09:11)
October 2, 2020

General Conference preview

Maria Shilaos joins Lee to discuss her General Conference special coming up this weekend: Quarantine Faith: Exploring Devotion from a Distance   (08:43)
October 2, 2020

Spit study and the Utah Symphony

​How can a trumpeter or flutist return to the stage during a pandemic? University of Utah engineers have figured it out with the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. Lee speaks with James Sutherland, professor of chemical engineering at the University of Utah on an airflow study. Se...   (08:23)
October 2, 2020

Domestic violence offender gun ban

Lee reviews a gun law and how it relates to domestic violence. U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber joins to discuss a recent case against a man found guilty of possessing a firearm while subject to a domestic violence protective order.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf...   (19:13)
October 2, 2020

Utah's COVID-19 response audit

A state audit has found problems with Utah's response to the current pandemic. Kelli Pierce joins Lee to explain the audit and Lee reviews what the governor said in his press conference today on the issues found in the audit.  ..   (18:08)
October 1, 2020

Sen Lee's meeting with Judge Barrett

Senator Mike Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joins Lee to discuss his meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett yesterday after she was nominated by President Trump to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court.   (08:08)
October 1, 2020

What happened during the governors and presidential debate?

Lee breaks down the civility in the Gubernatorial debate between Cox and Peterson.   Lee addresses how are foreign governments and media responding to last night's presidential debate. Lee gives his reaction to the debate and discusses how teachers now must teach following a ch...   (01:02:16)
October 1, 2020

China Task Force report

After five months of working on the newly created China Task Force, Reps. John Curtis and Chris Stewart join Lee to talk about the task force releasing a report on the growing threat of the Chinese Government.    (19:04)
September 29, 2020

Student left on a bus

Reporter Paul Nelson joins Lee to discuss a story of a student abandoned on a school bus in the Weber School District.    (07:43)
September 29, 2020

Seraph Young, the 1st woman in the nation to cast a vote

The White House, Utah's Governor and Better Days 2020 will honor Seraph Young Ford, first woman voter in the United States today at Arlington Cemetery. Lee discusses Seraph with Russell Rice Jr. Great Great Grandson of Seraph Young Ford. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...   (10:28)
September 29, 2020

Pelosi's letter to the House

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is putting pressure on House Democrats to win the election should the Electoral College require the Representatives to decide the election. Lee will review how this is possible and discuss Pelosi's expectations.  See omnystudio.com/listener for...   (10:13)
September 29, 2020

Presidential debate preview

What expected during the first presidential debate tonight? Doug Wright joins Lee to discuss what to watch for in the first Presidential Debate tonight. Seth A Richardson Plain Dealer writer joins to discuss covering the debate in Ohio. And Chris Wallace will moderate the debate....   (38:57)
September 29, 2020

Devin Thorpe's race for congress

Devin Thorpe is running as a Democrat against incumbent John Curtis. Lee asks what a day is like running for congress.   (09:01)
September 29, 2020

More on Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Mike Lee will meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett today after Trump nominated her to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Sen. Lee joins Lee to explain what he's looking for from that meeting. Lee reviews Sen. Feinstein's questioning of Barrett in the past on her religion. See omn...   (19:45)
September 29, 2020

Suicide in Utah

Rep. Steve Eliason has been working to lower suicide rates in Utah for the past several years. He joins Lee to discuss what underlying problems are really at play when looking at suicide in Utah specifically.   (09:23)
September 29, 2020

Rep. Bishop retiring

Rep. Rob Bishop is packing up his office on Capitol Hill right now. He joins Lee to discuss his time in office and what's like leaving congress.    (08:17)
September 29, 2020

SCOTUS pick: Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court. Lee will discuss the nomination, the religious test and the way conservative women are treated in the press. Tina Cannon, Morgan County Councilwoman, joins the discussion as well.  See omnystudio.com...   (19:35)
September 29, 2020

President Trump's tax returns

​What did we really learn from the New York Times' reporting on Trump's tax returns? Lee will break down his thoughts, the political implications and the tax implications. Listeners give their opinions on the subject.     (36:25)
September 29, 2020

SCOTUS term limits

Polling data shows Americans love the idea of term limits for Supreme Court justices. Lee discusses term limits as it relates to the Supreme Court and would it would take to put limits in place. Listeners give their opinion as well.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...   (19:15)
September 26, 2020

Halloween and COVID-19

Halloween and COVID-19 don't mix according to new guidance from the CDC, which warns against trick-or-treating. Guest hosts Jason Lee and Mary Richards discuss how this impacts families.   (17:16)
September 26, 2020

Dogs and COVID-19

Dogs are now being trained and used in one airport to sniff out the coronavirus. Guests Mary Richards and Jason Lee react and talk about what this could mean to move forward to normal.    (09:31)
September 26, 2020

Paying for the things you need

Guest hosts Mary Richards and Jason Lee discuss paying for the stuff you need during troubling times.    (18:26)
September 26, 2020

Qualified immunity and SCOTUS

Mark Denniston, Weber State University Professor, joins guest hosts Mary Richards and Jason Lee to discuss qualified immunity and filling the supreme court vacancy.    (20:08)
September 26, 2020

COVID-19 and fear

Guest hots Jason Lee and Mary Richards discuss the current spike in COVID-19 in Utah and how the pandemic has impacted how we act going back to daily life.   (07:07)
September 26, 2020

RGB lying in state

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now the first woman to ever lay in state. Guest hoss Mary Richards and Jason Lee discuss the political implications.    (09:41)
September 26, 2020

K9 Apprehension Program suspended

KSL NewsRadio Reporter, Paul Nelson, explains the latest from Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown and Mayor Mendenhall on the future of the K9 apprehension program. This comes after an officer was charged with ordering a K9 to attack a Black man on his knees in April.  See omnyst...   (08:18)
September 25, 2020

Dear Mr. President

What did letters between President Trump and former President Nixon say? Lee discusses the latest addition to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum.    (09:41)
September 25, 2020

VP debate during a COVID-19 spike

How will the Vice Presidential Debate at the University of Utah next month continue during the current COVID-19 spike in Utah? Jason Perry, chairman of the campus’ debate steering committee, joins Lee to discuss how conversations with the national commission are continuing and ...   (07:58)
September 25, 2020

Transition of power

After President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses in November, Lee discusses the reaction, including from Sen. Mitt Romney.    (09:13)
September 25, 2020

Robert Latham's race for Congress

Robert Latham joins Lee to discuss what a day in the life looks like as he runs as a Libertarian in the 2nd Congressional District race.    (11:14)
September 25, 2020

Families growing stronger during COVID-19

Erica Evans, Deseret News Reporter, joins Lee to break down the American Family Survey and the latest results released, showing families have grown stronger during the pandemic. Listeners discuss how their families have changed or grown stronger over the last 6 months.  See omn...   (16:45)
September 25, 2020

Provo High School Homecoming

Debbie Dujanovic and Lee discuss a letter sent from Provo High School Principal about the homecoming football game.    (10:02)
September 24, 2020

From windstorm trees to the zoo

After the windstorm weeks ago tore down hundreds of trees in Salt Lake City, the Hogle Zoo is taking some of those trees and repurposing them in their animal exibits. Erica Hansen, Utah’s Hogle Zoo Spokesperson, joins Lee to discuss.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...   (08:27)
September 24, 2020

FDA to intentionally prolong vaccine approval process

Why is the FDA intentially prolonging the vaccine approval process? It may have something to do with public trust, even as the coronavirus task force today said they and their families would all get the vaccine.    (09:09)
September 24, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee on SCOTUS

Sen. Mike Lee joins Lee to discuss the Senate's roll in filling the Supreme Court vacancy.    (10:04)
September 24, 2020

Chris Stewart race for congress

Rep. Chris Stewart joins Lee in a re-occurring segment with Utah candidates to discuss what a day in his life is typically like right now as he runs for re-election in the 2nd congressional district.    (08:31)
September 24, 2020

Utah County mask mandate

What will a mask mandate look like in Utah County? Lee discusses what Mayor Kaufusi and Tanner Ainge have said on why a mandate is needed. And Bill Lee, Utah County Commissioner, speaks as to why he doesn't support a mandate.  ..   (16:29)
September 24, 2020

Possible SCOTUS picks

Lee breaks down two possibilities for who Trump might pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Barbara Lagoa and Allison Jones Rushing    (20:30)
September 24, 2020

Debate topics announced

The Debate Commission has released the list of topics Chris Wallace will ask President Trump and former VP Biden in the first presidential debate. But will we really learn anything new? Lee breaks down what the candidates have already said on these topics. Listeners also weigh in...   (18:59)
September 22, 2020

Task Force 1

Wade Russell, Task Force 1 Leader, joins Lee to discuss what Task Force 1 has been doing for the past 10 days in Oregon.    (08:53)
September 22, 2020

What will Romney do?

Mitt Romney told reporters in a press call this morning that he will move forward with a pick from the President to fill the SCOTUS vacancy. Lee will discuss Romney's decision.    (18:15)
September 22, 2020

Provo and Orem move back to "orange"

Gov. Gary Herbert announced Provo and Orem are moving back to the "orange" risk level due to a massive increase of COVID-19 cases in the area. Lee speaks with Richard Brunst, Orem City Mayor, Curtis Blair, President and CEO Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, Janae Moss, Chair-Elect...   (26:38)
September 22, 2020

How dare you Biden/Harris

Lee discusses recent comments made by Joe Biden on vaccines.    (08:41)
September 22, 2020

COVID-19 wastewater

Nathan LaCross, an epidemiologist with DOH, joins Lee to discuss what is happening in the wastewater and how it relates to the current spike in COVID-19 cases.    (09:17)
September 22, 2020

Kael Weston's political race

Re-occurring segment. Lee interviews candidates for office in Utah ahead of the election. Kael Weston  ​discusses a day in the life for him right now as he runs for the 2nd congressional district.    (10:51)
September 22, 2020

1776 commission

Trump's latest Executive Order pledges to restore "patriotic education" in America's public schools. Lee will discuss what that means and walk through the history of Caesar Rodney, who Trump wants to honor.    (17:55)
September 22, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett spoke at BYU last year

Aaron L. Nielson, Professor of Law J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, joins Lee to discuss one of Trump's possible picks and remarks she made at BYU last year. Later, more on Amy Coney Barrett's background and a religious test for Amy Coney Barrett with what ...   (07:46)
September 22, 2020

A new Supreme Court pick

Boyd Matheson joins Lee to discuss the right timing to pick a new justice and for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, oneness never was meant to be sameness. Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to discuss if Trump HAS to pick a woman after he announced this weekend that he would pick a woman.  See omn...   (22:43)
September 22, 2020

The Constitution is a right

Lee discusses the difference between the 2016 vacancy and today. You'll also hear listener opinions.    (21:00)
September 22, 2020

What happens if the election is contested?

Lee breaks down the possible scenarios of a contested election and a Motion to vacate the chair.   (08:18)
September 22, 2020

Canceling Netflix for Cuties

Are people actually canceling their Netflix accounts out of rage against the film Cuties? Lee breaks down the numbers and discusses the implications.    (10:06)
September 22, 2020

COVID-19 enforcement

What would a mask mandate look like in Utah County if that were to happen? Would it be enforced? Utah County Sheriff, Mike Smith, joins to discuss.    (09:15)
September 22, 2020

Darren Parry's race for congress

Candidate in the first district congressional race, Darren Parry, joins Lee to break down what his life is like right now during the campaign.    (08:54)
September 22, 2020

K9 officer charged

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill has filed charges against a Salt Lake City police officer after he ordered a K9 to bite a kneeling black man in an incident in April. Lee will review the findings of the Civilian Review Board. He will also speak with Gil himself.  See...   (17:32)
September 22, 2020

COVID-19 spike in Utah County

Richard Brunst, Orem City Mayor joins Lee to discuss a meeting earlier today with Utah County leaders and state health officials. Utah County Commissioner, Bill Lee, also joins the program to discuss what the county could do to help curb the spike in positive cases.  See omnyst...   (17:32)
September 22, 2020

Canyons School District

Hundreds of students are quarantined, and a teacher is in the ICU, but what will that mean for the future of Corner Canyon High School? Canyons School District spokesperson Jeff Haney joins Lee to discuss what the District is considering as they prepare to meet regarding the situ...   (09:34)
September 18, 2020

New poll: Are Utahns better off?

How are things in Utah now compared to a year ago? Lee breaks down the findings of a new poll from the Deseret News on Utahns attitutde about the state of the state.    (08:01)
September 18, 2020

Lessons learned from Utah's no-bid contracts

Mike Headrick joins Lee to discuss the state's no-bid contracts for COVID-19 response and lessons learned.    (09:25)
September 18, 2020

Infectious diseases physician examines how the COVID-19 spike may affect Utah hospitals

Dr. Eddie Stenehjem, Intermountain Healthcare infectious diseases physician, joins Lee Lonsberry to discuss Utah's spike of 911 COVID cases reported Thursday -- the highest single-day increase the state has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Stenehjem walks through some of...   (07:56)
September 18, 2020

How UVU and Utah County are dealing with COVID-19

Sue Jackson, professor of public and community health at Utah Valley University teaching epidemiology, joins Lee Lonsberry on how Utah Valley University is doing and what she is seeing in Utah County. For right now, Jackson says she isn't overly concerned.  See omnystudio.com/l...   (09:29)
September 18, 2020

How hospitals may be affected during a COVID spike

Greg Bell, president of Utah Hospital Association, joins Lee Lonsberry to discuss how hospitals may be affected during the COVID-19 spike in Utah. A large percentage of new COVID cases are coming from young people, who have been shown to have milder cases. Will this affect hospit...   (11:30)
September 18, 2020

Lee prepares to go in-depth on COVID-19 numbers

Utah reported 911 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, which is the highest single-day increase the state has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Join Lee Lonsberry as he goes in-depth on what these numbers mean.    (07:58)
September 17, 2020

Ute Stampede Rodeo

Reigning six-time PRCA World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey joins Lee to discuss the Utah Stampede Rodeo and what life is like as a rodeo cowboy.    (07:24)
September 17, 2020

Blake Moore on the congressional race

Blake Moore, who is running for the U.S. House in Utah's 1st congressional district, joins Lee to discuss the race.   (08:05)
September 17, 2020

The plan for free vaccines

Mark Remillard, ABC News Correspondent, joins the program to break down the plan for free COVID-19 vaccines to all Americans.    (11:11)
September 17, 2020

Riot code

Does the state need an update to the state's riot statute? Nate Curtis, President Utah Sheriffs Association, joins Lee to discuss what the association wants to see change in the state code.    (07:41)
September 17, 2020

Talking the new COLD bonus episode

A bonus episode of the COLD podcast comes out today. The host of the podcast, Dave Cawley, joins Lee to break down the newest discovery in the Powell story.    (08:01)
September 17, 2020

The story of Chuck Feeney

Chuck Feeney died broke after giving away all his money. Lee will break down the Giving Pledge and the Utahns who've joined the pledge.    (09:27)
September 17, 2020

Facial recognition software

Does the state need to regulate the use of facial recognition software? Connor Boyack, president of Libertas Institute, joins Lee to discuss what lawmakers can do to better protect Utahns' privacy.   (08:54)
September 17, 2020

Poll: Half of Utahns would get a coronavirus vaccine

Will Utahns get the COVID-19 vaccine when it's available? According to a new poll from the Deseret News, more Utahns are planning to but not by much. Lee will break down the poll and ask listeners their thoughts.    (19:29)
September 17, 2020

Nebo School District school trend

Lana Hiskey with Nebo School District Community Relations joins Lee to discuss how the district is continuing to see growth while others in the state are seeing declining enrollment. And Yándary Chatwin, Salt Lake City School District joins Lee to talk about that 3,000 drops in ...   (09:47)
September 16, 2020

Top baby names

Step aside, Emma. Olivia is now the top name in Utah. Lee breaks down the top names of 2020 in Utah.    (09:29)
September 16, 2020

Dentists see more cracked teeth

2020 stress may be impacting your oral health. Dr. Kevin Mangelson, DMD, who runs The Center for Sleep Apnea & TMJ in Salt Lake County, joins Lee to discuss what he's seen and how people can better take care of their teeth when stressed.  See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...   (08:21)
September 16, 2020

Governor Herbert talks COVID-19 & windstorm

Governor Gary Herbert joins Lee to discuss the state's COVID-19 and wind storm response.    (11:15)
September 16, 2020

Daylight savings time

Orrin G. Hatch argues in an opinion piece in Time that, “We are making significant progress in the fight against COVID-19, and making DST year-round would only help us advance the line. Now is not the time to fall back.” Lee reacts and discusses Daylight Saving Time in the ...   (07:51)
September 16, 2020

Should we get rid of the $100 bill?

Is paper money disappearing? Maybe it should. Lee breaks down the argument.    (10:17)
September 16, 2020

National essay competition

Eric Lu, West High School 9th grader, won an essay competition from The Boston Globe Foundation on the First Amendment. Eric joins Lee to discuss his essay and how school is going so far.    (08:05)
September 16, 2020

Raiding the retirement fund

​Shane Stewart, DMBA Certified Financial Planner, discusses with Lee how some people are raiding their retirement savings during the pandemic.    (09:51)
September 16, 2020

Youth jobs and pay

Are adults taking jobs normally marketed to teens during the pandemic? Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to break down what the Utah Department of Workforce Services is seeing when it comes to wages and jobs for teens during the coronavirus pandemic.  See omnystudio.com/listener for p...   (10:33)
September 16, 2020

The future cost of closed schools

Could school closures have lasting impacts on the economy long term? A new study shows kids could see a 3% lower GDP over their lifetimes. Lee reacts and discusses.    (09:16)
September 16, 2020

Drop in school enrollment

Salt Lake City School District started school yesterday with 3,000 fewer students. Yandary Chatwin, Executive Director of Communications and Community Relations with the Salt Lake City School District, joins Lee to discuss where these students could be going. See omnystudio.com/...   (08:59)
September 15, 2020

Numb to the corona

Are you numb to the coronavirus? Probably. But why? Lee breaks down the reason for COVID-19 fatigue.    (08:50)
September 15, 2020

The name of SLC's new airport

In an opinion piece in the Desert News, A. Scott Anderson, CEO and President of Zions Bank, argues that with the new terminal at the Salt Lake airport needs a new name to match "its grandeur, its importance and its remarkable functionality." He suggests Sen. E.J. "Jake" Garn.  ...   (09:55)
September 15, 2020

Politicians home addresses

Should politicians in Utah have to share their private home addresses with the public? One bill may change what's possible. Lee will discuss why he's OK with some privacy.    (08:12)
September 15, 2020

Western spirit

Scientists have found those who live in the western United States exibit a "Wild West" mentality. Lee will discuss what the "Wild West" means for Utah and how it continues today.    (08:37)
September 15, 2020

Parents don't want politicians for kids

Would you want your kids to go into politics? Many would pass. Lee discusses the Deseret News survey and what it could mean for the future.    (08:29)
September 15, 2020

4th district poll

Boyd Matheson joins Lee to break down the latest on a 4th district poll ahead of election day.    (10:15)
September 15, 2020

Netflix's "Cuties" sparks controversy

The new Netflix movie "Cuties" is facing a lot of backlash for its use and portrayal of young girls. Lee breaks down the argument of the director defending the film, the response from members of congress, and Netflix's responses to the backlash. Utah Senator, Mike Lee, joins the ...   (36:36)
September 12, 2020

Word of the year

What would the word of the year be for 2020? Lee gives his take on what new words we've learned this year and how it's changed how we'll forever remember 2020.    (09:22)
September 12, 2020

Never looking back to 2020

Will we ever look back longingly at 2020? Lee doesn't think so.    (07:15)
September 12, 2020

Child allowance

Should families get a monthly or yearly allowance for having and raising kids? Lee discusses the specifics of how a child allowance could work.   (08:18)
September 12, 2020

The "Minneapolis Effect"

Paul Cassell, University of Utah Distinguished Law Professor joins Lee to discuss a spike in homicides following the recent unrest and riots iin major U.S. cities.    (16:23)
September 12, 2020

Gun safety to prevent suicide

Clark Aposhian, Chairman of the Utah Shooting sports council, joins Lee to explain what people can do to lower the rates of suicide by gun.    (10:07)
September 12, 2020

Kids with MIS-C

Dr. Marion Bishop, ER doctor practicing in Logan and Brigham City, joins Lee to explain what parents need to know about COVID-19 and MIS-C.    (09:09)
September 12, 2020

Remembering 9/11

Lee tells the stories of Heather Penney ​and Commander Frank Culbertson ​on the 19th anniversary of 9/11   (27:13)
September 10, 2020

Nobel Peace Prize and President Trump

​President Donald Trump has now been nominated for a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Lee gives his reaction, and Rep. Rob Bishop hops on the program to give his.    (09:28)
September 10, 2020

Zero reported cases

The Navajo Nation reported zero cases of COVID-19 for the first time since March. However, Nation officials worry that could change quickly. Lee spoke with Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez earlier today and will review that conversation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...   (17:01)
September 10, 2020

President Trump Supreme Court picks

President Donald Trump has released a list of potential picks for the Supreme Court. Lee goes over the list and who is on it.    (05:56)
September 10, 2020

Romney in the Senate Health Committee

Earlier today, Senator Mitt Romney participated in a Senate health committee hearing to discuss the role of vaccines in preventing infectious disease outbreaks and protecting public health. Lee will break down his biggest takeaways from the hearing.  See omnystudio.com/listener...   (18:32)
September 10, 2020

Award show drama

Lee gives his reaction to changes in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.    (09:29)
September 10, 2020

Girls football

Amy Donaldson, Deseret News Reporter, joins Lee to break down the latest in a Title IX trial on girls and football leagues.    (10:10)
September 10, 2020

Arctic storm aftermath

Utah experienced a hurricane-level wind storm this week. Trees everywhere, thousands without power, damaged homes... Debbie Dujanovic joins Lee to explain how cemeteries have been impacted by the wind storm.  Todd Kiser, Commissioner of the Utah Insurance Department answers hom...   (46:10)
September 9, 2020

Salt Lake emergency order

Salt Lake Mayor, Erin Mendenhall, signed a declaration of emergency over high winds in the city. We hear from listeners in the subject.    (17:02)
September 9, 2020

Ether Hollow fire

Jason Curry, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, joins Lee to discuss the Ether Hollow Fire.    (09:05)
September 9, 2020

Trees in a windstorm

Dr. Mike Kuhns, USU Extension Forester, shares tips on saving trees and why so many trees have been uprooted and blown over in this windstorm.    (10:35)
September 9, 2020

Windstorm weather

Grant Weyman, KSL TV meteorologist tells us the history of windstorms in Utah and what to expect for the rest of the day. You'll also hear what listeners have seen.    (18:11)
September 9, 2020

The flu and COVID-19

State Epidemiologist, Dr. Dunn, joins Lee to discuss COVID-19 as the state heads into the flu season.   (18:48)
September 9, 2020

So Utah had a windstorm...

Northern Utah experienced a windstorm like never before. Spencer Hall, Director of Rocky Mountain Power. ​And Carl Arky, UTA spokesperson, hops on the program to talk about how the storm impacted travel. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox gives the latest on the Ether Hollow Fire.  ...   (17:45)
September 5, 2020

New COVID-19 testing

Dr. Steven Mobley joins Lee to discuss the latest on COVID-19 testing, Myocarditis, ​and Georgia Tech athletes.   (09:40)
September 5, 2020

Veterans for good

September is Suicide Prevention Month. How prevalent is suicide among Utah's veterans? Lee breaks down the issue.   (07:21)
September 5, 2020

Running across America

Russell Larkins is running across America to raise awareness regarding veteran suicide. Russell will join Lee to discuss how his run is going as he crosses Utah.    (10:22)
September 5, 2020

Labor Day bliltz

Highway Patrol is preparing for a busy weekend. They want drivers to buckle-up, slow down and stay sober behind the wheel. Lt. Nick Street with the Utah Highway Patrol on to discuss increased enforcement for Labor Day weekend.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informatio...   (09:30)
September 5, 2020

Nourish and flourish

Jonathan Ruga, Founder of Lightspark Foundation and Nourish to Flourish Initiative and Andrew Bebbington, Nourish to Flourish Operations Manager join Lee to discuss the program and how it's helping businesses and families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Lloyd Kianfar, Ge...   (19:15)
September 5, 2020

Granite school dashboard

A new dashboard will now allow parents to see the number of positive COVID-19 cases at each school in the Granite School District. Ben Horsley, Granite School District Spokesperson, joins Lee to explain why the district is doing this.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...   (09:36)
September 5, 2020

Study gives F, Herbert disagrees

Are Utah's school teachers working in a safe environment? One study gives Utah an F, but Governor Herbert disagrees. KSL TV reporter Garna Majia joins Lee to break down the disagreement and what the numbers actually show.    (09:42)
September 5, 2020

Do endorsements mean anything?

As more endorsements are announced for Trump and Biden in the presidential race, Lee discusses the growing lists and whether they actually matter.    (09:23)
September 5, 2020

Generous in hotter

Does being generous make you more attractive? Lee will discuss the attractiveness of Utah, one of the most generous states in the nation.    (06:28)
September 4, 2020

Steroids and COVID-19

The World Health Organization is giving new guidance to doctors on the treatment of extreme cases of COVID-19 with steroids. Dr.  Marion Bishop, ER doctor practicing in Logan and Brigham City joins Lee to discuss what this means for her and the patients she works with. See om...   (10:59)
September 3, 2020

A look back to 1918

Is normalcy something we can look forward to after the coronavirus pandemic has changed life so much? Lee will look to the 1918 pandemic for answers.    (09:01)
September 3, 2020

2017 Las Vegas shooting

Master Sgt. Shaun Harris joins Lee to discuss Sgt. Chasen Brown's brave efforts at the 2017 Las Vegas shooting after Sgt. Brown received the Utah Medal of Valor from Governor Herbert.    (18:18)
September 3, 2020

Presidential candidates in Kenosha

Both Biden and Trump took a trip to Kenosha, WI. Lee breaks down the remarks made by both candidates and shares community reactions to the visit.    (16:36)
September 3, 2020

FOP sends letters to the Utah Board of Education

A letter from Utah's largest police union argues that some teachers in Utah schools are disparaging officers in front of students. Lee will break down the letter and give his reaction.    (09:10)
September 3, 2020

Yellow's impact on SLC

Salt Lake City will move into the yellow risk phase on Friday. What impact will this have on the businesses downtown? Abby Murtagh, Hilton General Manager, joins Lee to discuss how the hotel will benefit from the shift. And Derek Miller, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber...   (17:23)
September 3, 2020

Fighting loneliness

How can you fight loneliness during the coronavirus, when so many of the efforts to slow the spread of the virus require physical distance? Lee will break down a piece in the Deseret News with some solutions.    (09:59)
September 3, 2020

BLM recreation

Perry Pendley, Deputy Director for Policy and Programs for the Bureau of Land Management, joins Lee and discusses how the BLM is increasing access to recreation in Utah.    (08:21)