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The Voices of Reason Podcast

Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are speaking out and speaking up about the issues facing our community and the nation. We are engaging in conversations that seek to help us understand our differing views and opinions on complex issues, and what possible common ground might guide us in our search for solutions.

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Blackface, redemption, redemption and free speech in class

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk to University of Utah Psychology Professor Paul White, PhD. on the use of blackface by white people, can people be redeemed after admitting their sins or should they step aside and should kids be arrested for not saying the pledge of allegiance….

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The Public Health Crisis of Opiod Abuse

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss the Utah’s and the nation’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the opioid problem. Joining us is Mikelle Moore, Senior Vice President of Community Health for Intermountain Healthcare. Read more at http://voicesofreason.bonneville.libsynpro.com/#Qw27gK6stlf75lA9.99

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Lynching in the 21st Century w/ Jacqueline Olive

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with award-winning filmmaker Jacqueline Olive. Her documentary Always In Season won the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We discuss the historical impacts of lynching on African Americans throughout the nation’s history and how some institutions may still be allowing…

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Traveling While Black — The Story of Ben’s Chili Bowl

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson discuss a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival this year called Traveling While Black about African-Americans’ struggles to travel freely around the U.S., from restrictions in the pre-civil rights era to the challenges minorities face today. Joining us today are Virginia and Vida…

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How it’s possible to have a strong economy despite a bear stock market

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee learn how the nation’s economy is able to prosper in the wake of a floundering stock market. Joining us is Robert Spendlove, vice president and senior economist with Zions Bank. He breaks it down so that even a couple of news nerds can…

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Amy and Jasen moderate a Utah Legislative preview panel

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson moderate the 2019 United Way Legislative Preview breakfast with a few hundred of our closest friends, movers and shakers. The show was recorded live at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, featuring Utah Senate President Stuart Adams, Utah House Speaker Brad…

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How domestic abuse leads to violence — The COLD case of Susan and Josh Powell

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk about the issue of domestic abuse and when what may appear to be a typical marriage situation behind the scenes devolves into abuse and violence. Joining us are Jennifer Oxborrow, executive director of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition and Dave Cawley, creator and host…

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Maria’s Choice – The Face of Immigration

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee hear about the heart-wrenching story of Maria Santiago, an asylum seeker and immigrant mother who was deported from Utah to her native Guatemala. She was forced to decide whether to keep her family intact or send her children back to Salt Lake City…

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