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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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Serving with honor, two U.S. Air Force officers tell their stories

On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee along with Jason Comstock — cohost of the We Happy Few podcast, which focuses on stories of military veterans, sit down with Maj. Gen. Stacey Hawkins, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base and 2nd Lt. Laketa Fludd,…

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Sports fan behavior and the ethics of fandom

On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by Deseret News Utah Jazz beat writer Eric Woodyard to discuss sports fan behavior in the wake of the Jazz issuing lifetime bans to two fans for verbal abuse involving NBA All-star Russell Westbrook. They also share their…

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What is Fake News?

On this episode of the Voices of Reason Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson explore the issue of fake news with Eric Peterson — president of the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and University of Utah Communications Professor Avery Holton. Read more at http://voicesofreason.bonneville.libsynpro.com/#Qw27gK6stlf75lA9.99

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Utah politics with Sen. Todd Weiler

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and guest host Tom Luoma sit down with Utah state Sen. Todd Weiler to discuss his recently launched podcast Toddcast Utah, which covers the politics of the state legislature. Read more at http://voicesofreason.bonneville.libsynpro.com/#Qw27gK6stlf75lA9.99

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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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