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Inside Sources brings a one-of-a-kind insider perspective to Utah and national politics. 

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Inside Sources Full Show June 28th, 2024: Wyatt Sharpe, Kelsey Dallas, Joseph Grenny, & More!

June 28, 2024 21:18 - 57 minutes - 51.8 MB

Boyd gives a fresh perspective after last night's disappointing presidential debate. Teenage journalist Wyatt Sharpe is an incredible example of a young professional in journalism. Boyd and Joseph Grenny give their model for engaging better in crucial conversations. 

Joseph Grenny: Modeling Crucial Conversations

June 28, 2024 21:11 - 18 minutes - 16.4 MB

Many listeners of this show often ask how they can better have crucial conversations in their own lives. So, Boyd and friend of the show Joseph Grenny are modeling how to conduct crucial conversations between loved ones, friends, and communities. It's based off of the award-winning book co-authored by Joseph Grenny called "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High".

Erin Banco: Tension Grows on Israel's Northern Border Between the IDF and Hezbollah

June 28, 2024 21:11 - 9 minutes - 7.42 MB

The tensions between Hezbollah and Israel are at an all-time high. With the ongoing negotiations and calls for a cease-fire in Gaza still in the works, both sides look to be preparing for war. U.S. intel is issuing warnings that the conflict could break out into war between Lebanon and Israel. What happens if a deal for a cease-fire doesn't come to fruition and what does that mean for the US, Israel, and the broader Middle East? Erin Banco from Politico joins the show. ...

Kelsey Dallas: The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of De-Regulation and Against the Chevron Doctrine

June 28, 2024 21:09 - 12 minutes - 10.3 MB

The Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn the Chevron doctrine marks a significant shift in American administrative law. This ruling, which eliminates the long-standing practice of judicial deference to federal agencies' interpretations of ambiguous statutes, has far-reaching implications for the balance of power in government, regulatory processes, and the implementation of public policy. Kelsey Dallas from Deseret News joins Boyd to break down this ruling. ...

Wyatt Sharpe: Restoring Confidence in the Future of Freedom and Journalism

June 28, 2024 21:09 - 9 minutes - 7.76 MB

Boyd talks with 15-year-old professional journalist Wyatt Sharpe, who was in the spin room at CNN last night after the CNN Presidential debate. He describes his start in journalism, and the conversations he has had with world leaders.

A Different Approach to Post Debate Analysis

June 28, 2024 21:08 - 11 minutes - 9.97 MB

Join Boyd on Inside Sources for a different approach and a different conversation in the aftermath of the first 2024 CNN Presidential Debate. Going beyond the headlines, Boyd talks about the expectations Americans should have of those who want to lead this nation. 

Inside Sources Full Show June 27th, 2024: Jacob Bogage, Meagan Kohler, Grayson Logue, and More!

June 27, 2024 21:08 - 52 minutes - 45.4 MB

Dig into Thursday’s headlines with Boyd Matheson! Boyd breaks down the upcoming CNN Presidential Debate and what each of us needs to do to be prepared and what we should look for. Jacob Bogage joins to discuss the spending battle that is coming with advancing legislation in Congress. Remind yourself with Meagan Kohler that building a future does not come from voting for the right person, it comes from coming together as a community. Grayson Logue delves into the deal tha...

Prepping for the CNN Presidential Debate

June 27, 2024 21:04 - 7 minutes - 6.13 MB

With only a few hours looming until the CNN Presidential Debate, citizens need to prepare just as much as the candidates. We need to ask deep questions that require more than soundbites from those at the debate stage. Above all, view the questions through the lens of civic pluralism that allows us to disagree and remain resilient beyond the election cycle. It’s up to each of us to do our debate preparation to reinforce a sturdy democracy.

Grayson Logue: The Development of America's Deal with Saudi Arabia

June 27, 2024 21:00 - 12 minutes - 10.2 MB

The proposed US-Saudi Arabia security pact represents a significant shift in Middle Eastern geopolitics, potentially reshaping alliances and power dynamics in the region. As the Biden administration navigates complex negotiations with Saudi Arabia and Israel, it must balance strategic interests with human rights concerns and longstanding diplomatic relationships. Grayson Logue from The Dispatch shares that this landmark agreement with Saudi Arabia could have far-reaching...

Meagan Kohler: The Power of Community to Build a Better Future, Together

June 27, 2024 20:28 - 10 minutes - 8.87 MB

In an era of political disillusionment, where both major party candidates face historic unfavorability ratings, many Americans find themselves at a crossroads:: how can we remain civically engaged in a system that feels broken? Perhaps the answer lies not in the ballot box, but in the timeless wisdom of building rather than tearing down. By shifting our focus from the fleeting nature of election cycles to the enduring work of strengthening our communities and institution...

Jacob Bogage: The Looming Congressional Spending Battle

June 27, 2024 20:25 - 12 minutes - 10.1 MB

Congress is advancing legislation to do the job of funding the government, or at least in theory. Three major funding bills are being proposed that do not have a chance of being signed into law. Jacob Bogage from the Washington Post shares that these are negotiating positions that the Republican party is staking out. But in an election year, what chance is there that the government will actually be funded on time? Nearly no chance at all.

Boyd’s Guide to Engage with Tonight’s CNN Debate

June 27, 2024 20:24 - 11 minutes - 9.94 MB

Inside Sources host Boyd Matheson opens the show with his take on tonight’s presidential debate. What questions are going to be asked and how those questions will be handled by each candidate. Boyd shares what each of us needs to go into the CNN Presidential Debate prepared.

Inside Sources Full Show June 26th, 2024: Rep. John Curtis, Adam Phillips, Jennifer Graham, Maxine Joselow and More!

June 26, 2024 21:18 - 1 hour - 70.7 MB

Join Boyd Matheson in digging into the latest news of your week. Rep. John Curtis, the newly minted Republican candidate for Utah’s Senate seat, talks with Boyd about what is next for his platform and his goals if he wins the election. Learn what it means to be a civic pluralist during the upcoming CNN Presidential Debate with Adam Phillips. Jennifer Graham digs into how we are having a crisis of crises and what that means in the public health sphere. See what it means t...

Become a Civic Pluralist This Presidential Election Season

June 26, 2024 21:09 - 8 minutes - 6.68 MB

Boyd finishes the show by going back to his conversation with Adam Phillips about civic pluralism and the upcoming CNN Presidential Debate. We can all listen to this debate differently by listening to how candidates talk about identity, faith, institutions, cooperation, and diversity. By listening differently, we can become more educated citizens and take steps to a brighter future.

Troy Smith: UVU’s New Constitutional Studies Program

June 26, 2024 21:04 - 11 minutes - 9.55 MB

Troy Smith joins Boyd to talk about the launch of a master’s program in constitutional government, civics & law (MACGCL) at Utah Valley University which he is the program director of. The program focuses on both research and teaching social studies in K-12 schools in hopes to help students gain a foundation of knowing America’s beginnings.

Robert Poole: Now is the time for an Environmental Litigation Reform

June 26, 2024 20:42 - 10 minutes - 8.89 MB

Environmental litigation reform is a complex issue that balances the need for environmental protection with efficient infrastructure development. The current system of prolonged litigation processes has led to significant delays and increased costs for major projects across the United States. There is growing debate about how to streamline these processes while still addressing legitimate environmental concerns and maintaining public input, according to Robert Poole from...

Adam Phillips: Civic Pluralism Can Transform the CNN Presidential Debate

June 26, 2024 20:41 - 11 minutes - 9.28 MB

As our nation stands on the precipice of another pivotal presidential debate, we find ourselves at a crossroads of political discourse and civic engagement. In an era marked by deep divisions and partisan bitterness, the concept of civic pluralism serves as a beacon of hope, offering a fresh lens through which to view and participate in our democratic process. Adam Phillips from Interfaith America joins to talk about how this approach challenges us to look beyond the sur...

Maxine Joselow: How Biden’s Promise to Coal Country Became a Warning for Democrats

June 26, 2024 20:37 - 10 minutes - 9.04 MB

President Biden has promised a "just transition" away from fossil fuels, but what does that mean for coal country and all of the people who have jobs in the coal industry? In states with important races, following through on these promises could make a huge difference come November. Maxine Joselow from the Washington Post joins the show.

Jennifer Graham: Why the Surgeon General Declared Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

June 26, 2024 20:36 - 11 minutes - 9.69 MB

Following a statement last week from Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, stating that social media platforms should contain a warning about their effects on adolescents' mental health, Murthy is now declaring that gun violence should be moved into a public health issue and not a political one. Jennifer Graham from Deseret News joins the show to talk about how other public health issues contributed to this declaration and how they relate to other public health issues. ...

Rep. John Curtis: Winning the Utah Republican Primary for Senate

June 26, 2024 20:34 - 10 minutes - 8.3 MB

Rep. John Curtis is the official Republican Party nominee for the Senate seat. He joins Boyd to talk about how he is a representative for all Utahns and his experiences throughout this campaigning season. Rep. Curtis shares the concerns he has heard throughout the state and what has surprised him. He talks about the moment the polling came in last night and how he is pivoting towards the next step, claiming the Senate position, and what his goals are.

Retrospective on Utah Primary Election

June 26, 2024 20:34 - 11 minutes - 9.28 MB

As the dust settles on Utah's recent election, the results paint a compelling picture of the state's political landscape. Beyond the mere tally of votes, these outcomes offer a window into the complex interplay of local issues, national trends, and the changing demographics that shape Utah's future. The choices made at the ballot box reflect not just individual preferences, but a collective vision for the direction of communities across the Beehive State. We're witnessin...

Inside Sources Full Show June 25th, 2024: Kelsey Dallas, Elder Matthew S. Holland, Dan Brooks, & More!

June 25, 2024 21:52 - 1 hour - 58.1 MB

The Supreme Court will rule on crucial issues this week, such as the question of presidential immunity and the future of the Chevron Doctrine. Boyd talks with Elder Matthew S. Holland on the founding principle of civic charity. Dan Brooks discusses the new reality of social media and online slang. Join Inside Sources for the best conversations with some of America's best thinkers.

Lessons Learned From Widespread Pandemic Fraud

June 25, 2024 21:50 - 8 minutes - 6.83 MB

The majority of employee retention credit claims were fraudulent, as the IRS has recently reported. While some of the money has been reclaimed, much is lost, and we are still paying for those programs in the form of accelerated inflation. What lessons do we need to learn as a country to prevent something like this from repeating itself?

Dan Brooks: Navigating the Broken System of Online Slang

June 25, 2024 21:47 - 11 minutes - 9.42 MB

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate with one another. It's helped us build and maintain connections more conveniently, and it has made sharing information a lot easier. However, there are negative effects that came with it as well, including the way we use slang. How do we traverse a more fractured language landscape? Dan Brooks is a writer and contributor to The Atlantic, he joins the show.

Elder Matthew S. Holland: Civic Charity and the Importance of Founding Principles

June 25, 2024 21:47 - 20 minutes - 17.1 MB

Ahead of the 4th of July holiday, we reflect on the principles of freedom and liberty. But there is another founding principle, that of civic charity, that also bears reflection. Elder Matthew S. Holland is a General Authority Seventy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and will be a keynote speaker at this year's Freedom Festival Patriotic Service in Provo. He joins the show with Boyd to talk about the founding principles of our nation, and the need for ...

Kelsey Dallas: Consequential Supreme Court Rulings Will be Decided This Week

June 25, 2024 21:47 - 10 minutes - 8.81 MB

In the final week before the Supreme Court ends their session, some big rulings will be released. The questions surrounding presidential immunity, the future of the Chevron Doctrine, and much more will be decided by our nation's highest court. What are the cases that will affect you? What do you need to know about and be informed about regarding our Supreme Court? Kelsey Dallas from Deseret News joins the show.

Alexander Bolton: Election Season Causes Big Rift in the Senate

June 25, 2024 21:47 - 10 minutes - 8.89 MB

While the Senate is out of session this week, there is still a surprising amount of activity stirring things up on Capitol Hill. Politics during a presidential election year is once again causing rifts and preventing progress to pass real legislation. And in a surprising twist, the U.S. business community is splitting with the Republican Party. Alexander Bolton from The Hill joins the show and breaks down the latest conflict in the Senate.

Samuel Benson: Which Senate Contests Will Determine the Majority in 2025?

June 25, 2024 21:46 - 8 minutes - 7.13 MB

The 2024 election will not only be consequential for the presidency but will also decide control of the Senate. And many of the hotly contested Senate races are here in the Western United States.  What races do you need to be watching? What factors will determine control of the Senate in 2024? Samuel Benson from Deseret News joins the show.

Inside Sources Full Show June 24, 2024: Karen DeYoung, Scott Lincicome, Emma Camp, and More!

June 24, 2024 21:06 - 1 hour - 60.4 MB

Dive into Monday’s headlines with Boyd Matheson! Boyd talks about the problems with deifying politics and politicizing faith, as well as the concept of the economics of goodness. Karen DeYoung joins to give an update about what is happening in the Middle East concerning the fallout of the ceasefire deal. Scott Lincicome talks about having a subsidized economy and what the government is spending money on. Learn how student debt forgiveness has lended a hand in the federal...

Stop and Look Up

June 24, 2024 21:06 - 8 minutes - 6.83 MB

Boyd rounds up Monday’s show by talking about his experience in creating a cell phone free experience for teenage boys and what a great time it was for everyone there. We have undersold how strong the young people are and that they will be fine without their devices. The question isn’t if children can do it, but can parents? Parents need to enable this kind of behavior and promote cell phone free environments for their children - and the young people will thank them for ...

Emma Camp: Federal Fiscal Crisis Due to Short-Term Thinking

June 24, 2024 20:59 - 10 minutes - 8.95 MB

The new projections from the Congressional Budget Office paints a sobering picture of our nation's financial health with the federal budget deficit expected to soar to nearly $2 trillion in 2024. This dramatic surge, driven largely by increased government spending in areas such as student loan forgiveness and Medicaid, underscores the complex challenges of balancing short-term needs with long-term fiscal stability. How can we find a balance between urgent situations and ...

Scott Lincicome: Some Perspective on Industrial Policy

June 24, 2024 20:51 - 12 minutes - 10.9 MB

One of the debates happening in the country is a debate over economics. Each political party is putting forward their vision of the economic direction of the country. However, aspects of both visions lean towards domestic industrial policy, or government-directed, subsidized growth for industries here in America. Scott Lincicome from the CATO Institute answers a vital question that the American people should be thinking about. What are we really receiving after billions ...

The Biden Administration Green Lights Ukrainian Strikes Inside of Russia

June 24, 2024 20:51 - 7 minutes - 6.29 MB

Russia is in the midst of an assault on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. This isn't a frontier border offensive, Kharkiv is the 2nd largest city in Ukraine, located in the northeast of the country near the Russian border. As the war drags on into another summer, western weapons and NATO funding for military and humanitarian aid are pouring into the country to stave off Russia's aggression. Now, the White House is giving the green light for Ukraine to use our weapons to str...

Karen DeYoung: Ceasefire Negotiations Stall Between Israel & Hamas

June 24, 2024 20:49 - 12 minutes - 10.4 MB

The conflict in Gaza has reached a critical juncture, with the Biden administration's worst fears materializing in the aftermath of Israel's military operation in Rafah. As civilian casualties mount and humanitarian aid dwindles, the prospects for a lasting peace seem increasingly distant. The situation on the ground has become dire, with over a million displaced Gazans struggling to survive amidst rubble and devastation. Meanwhile, tensions between the U.S. and Israeli ...

Examining the Economics of Goodness

June 24, 2024 20:48 - 10 minutes - 8.82 MB

America has always been a great nation. But the greater share of our potential comes when we, as citizens, make America a good nation, and practice what is called the economics of goodness. Utah’s former governor, Mike Leavitt, gave a commencement speech at Brigham Young University a few years ago about this economics of goodness concept and its necessity in our society’s flourishing. Imagine the power of goodness and how it could transform our communities if we just lea...

Deifying Politics and Politicizing Faith

June 24, 2024 20:48 - 9 minutes - 8.2 MB

In today's world, faith and politics are seen as juxtapositions of each other, instead they can be complementary. While the separation of church and state is a foundational principle in America's democracy, the influence of religious beliefs on political ideologies and decision-making remains a complex and often contentious issue. Senator James Lankford's interview on The Hill Sunday with Christ Stirewalt delves into the intertwining of religion and politics and offers i...

Inside Sources Full Show June 20th, 2024: Kera Birkeland, Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost, Christine Fairbanks and Bill Duncan, Alex Iorg, and More!

June 20, 2024 21:28 - 1 hour - 68.3 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. Representatives Kera Birkeland and Jennifer Dailey-Provost share their views on the newest votes on the Utah floor concerning Title IX. A Utah scholarship is facing a lawsuit due to some saying it has constitutional incongruence and Christine Fairbanks and Bill Duncan share their take on the situation. Alex Iorg shares what the state of Utah’s position on medical cannabis and More!  ...

Getting Ready for the Summer Heat

June 20, 2024 21:13 - 9 minutes - 7.66 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. As summer temperatures soar to record-breaking heights across the United States, millions of Americans are feeling the heat both day and night. With nearly 70% of the population facing 90-degree temperatures or higher, staying cool has become a critical health concern, especially when it comes to getting a good night's sleep. From California to the East Coast, experts are offering timely advice...

Alex Iorg: The State of Utah Cannabis Consumption

June 20, 2024 20:57 - 11 minutes - 9.5 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. Six years ago Utah entered into the arena of medical cannabis use so patients who needed it could have access. But Utah’s regulation might be making it hard for some people to get their hands on it with all of the barriers in the way. As other states around Utah have made medical cannabis completely available for recreational purposes, Alex Iorg from WholesomeCo Cannabis answers the questions a...

Christine Fairbanks and Bill Duncan: Utah Scholarship Facing Backlash From UEA

June 20, 2024 20:55 - 10 minutes - 8.29 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. In a groundbreaking move to empower families and enhance educational opportunities, Utah has created the Utah Fits All Scholarship program that offers financial aid to low-income families and aims to personalize education in ways that traditional public schooling may not always achieve. However, the program now faces a legal challenge that threatens to derail the program that says the scholarsh...

A Snapshot Look at the 2024 Presidential Election

June 20, 2024 20:55 - 11 minutes - 9.5 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. In a political landscape shaped by legal drama and economic uncertainty, recent polls reveal a tight race between former President Trump and President Biden in key battleground states. Despite Trump's historic conviction in New York, his support remains largely unchanged, with narrow leads in several crucial swing states. As both candidates navigate the complexities of their respective legal ch...

Greg Skordas: An Inside Look at This Supreme Court Session

June 20, 2024 20:55 - 9 minutes - 7.98 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. It’s the end of June, which any Supreme Court observer knows is the time for decisions to start coming down. We have gotten some good ones this session so far and we are waiting on some huge cases. This session we’ve had abortion, again, we’ve had the power of agencies, gun rights, social media rights, and more. And we’ve had cases about the 2020 election. Some of the biggest ones we have not h...

Debbie Dujanovic and Caitlyn Johnston: "Dating at Her Age" Podcast Launches Today

June 20, 2024 20:53 - 9 minutes - 8.02 MB

In the wild world of modern romance, where swiping right and ghosting have become the norm, Debbie Dujanovic and Caitlyn Johnston navigate the thrills, spills, and occasional chills of dating at different stages of life in their new podcast, "Dating at Her Age." Whether you're swiping for love or taking a breather from the dating scene, "Dating at Her Age" promises to be a witty, warm companion in the sometimes-messy, always-entertaining world of modern romance. Guest ho...

Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost: Title IX Rule Changes

June 20, 2024 20:50 - 9 minutes - 7.76 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. After a long debate, it ended with Utah lawmakers passing legislation to supersede federal Title 9 regulations. What were the arguments against this legislation? And what could the potential backlash be? Rep. Jennifer Dailey-Provost from Utah House District 22 joins the show to offer another opinion and what the future of Title IX looks like.

Rep. Kera Birkeland: Title IX Rule Changes

June 20, 2024 20:47 - 11 minutes - 9.59 MB

Guest hosts, Leah Murray and Taylor Morgan, fill in for Thursday’s headlines. The Utah legislature convened a special session yesterday and held a debate on the new Title 9 federal regulations. That same day they held a vote on legislation that ensures Utah law will overrule the new Title 9 requirements. This is the latest clash between state law and federal regulation. So what sparked this special session? And what were the arguments that resulted in this new legislatio...

Inside Sources Full Show June 18th, 2024: NATO Meeting in Washington, Attacks on our Supreme Court, & More!

June 18, 2024 21:47 - 52 minutes - 47.4 MB

Boyd talks through the biggest issues of the day, taking you underneath the headlines to the real discussions. An important meeting took place betwen U.S. leaders and the leader of NATO today. Attacks on our Supreme Court are heating up, and coming from all sides of the political spectrum. Join Boyd Matheson in getting to the heart of the issues that matter.

Fixing Problems Caused by Social Media Will Take More Than a Warning Label

June 18, 2024 21:43 - 8 minutes - 6.89 MB

Boyd discusses the push by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to take action against social media companies. The effect on the mental health of our kids is well documented, but it will take more than government action to make a change.

Samuel Benson: New 2024 Poll Shows High Dissatisfaction Among Latter Day Saint Voters

June 18, 2024 21:41 - 10 minutes - 8.45 MB

It's the rematch we all saw coming between President Biden and former President Trump this coming presidential election. They are the two leading candidates known for holding very different policies and values. But what if you're not satisfied with either of them? What if neither party represents the same views as your own? According to a new survey from the American Enterprise Institute, many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are feeling politic...

Brian Riedl: Clearing up the Confusion About Tariff Policy

June 18, 2024 21:39 - 10 minutes - 8.41 MB

Tariff policy is making a comeback as both President Biden and Donald Trump provide competing policy visions utilizing tariffs as part of their 2nd term agenda. There's a lot of confusion surrounding tariff policy and what it does and doesn't do to our economy. So, Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute joins the show to provide some clarity about the effects and intentions of tariff policy.

Legitimacy of the Supreme Court is Facing Attacks From All Sides

June 18, 2024 21:38 - 10 minutes - 9.01 MB

Another slate of decisions coming from our Supreme Court this year is prompting yet another outcry about the legitimacy of the court itself. This is another symptom of our toxic politics, but it's perhaps one of the most dangerous, and has the potential to outlast the current moment. Our courts play the vital role that holds our democracy together. Those who insist they care about our democracy should take more care in how they characterize our nation's courts.  ...


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