The Loudmouth Project

Posts by Amy Donaldson

The Realities of Addiction

In this episode Congressman Ben McAdams meets with USARA (Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness) about the realities of addiction and what programs and strategies help people escape the grip of addiction. Rep. McAdams talks with those in recovering about what helps – and what doesn’t – and how partnerships between community organizations and government…

Two views of Iran

In this episode of WashingTown, Congressman Ben McAdams talks with two of his colleagues from the House of Representatives about the tenuous relationship between the U.S. and Iran. He talks with one member from each of the major parties – Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat who represents Michigan’s 8th District, and Rep. Mark Green, a…

How federal funds support local justice

In this episode of WashingTown, Congress Ben McAdams talks with Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill about how the federal government supports local efforts to solve crimes and support victims. Mr. Gill discusses how federal money means better investigative techniques, more training and less trauma for victims of sexual assault, especially children. They have…

The Voices of Dreamers

In this episode, Congressman Ben McAdams talks with Luis Garza, executive director of Comunidades Unidas and several Utah students, who discuss how they feel about the House of Representatives passing the Dream and Promise Act. The Act gives those who were brought to the U.S. as children legal status and opportunities for permanent legal status in the…

Lessons from an Olympic Athlete

In this episode, Congressman Ben McAdams has a wide-ranging conversation that includes, building Olympians through youth programs, the mindset of a gold medalist, and how the lessons of sports and teamwork apply to the job we ask of our federal representatives. Congressman McAdams shares his frustration with the partisan language that undermines the spirit of cooperation…