The UPC Show – Episode 284 – Guess Who’s Back, Back Again

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Dylan McDonnell! In the first half: Protesters make a scene at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, the FBI and ICE may be using drivers license photos and lawmakers want answers, and is Mia Love going to make another run for Congress? In the second half: Our first dataset of numbers comes out post 0.05, shenanigans in the Utah County Commission (again), and Kamala Harris is not, in fact, coming to Utah. Other talking points include: Disengenious anger The Greater Millcreek Area Bountifonian Metaphorical Tin-Can Eating You are crazy if you don’t think...

The UPC Show – Episode 283 – The Harlem Globetrotters are Big Fat Cheaters

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Chatter about the Democratic debates and Governor Herbert tackles conversion therapy through the Executive Branch. In the second half: The Supreme Court rules on gerrymandering, 2 Republicans have announced that they are running against Representative McAdams, and it is the same ol’ same ol’ when it comes to tax reform Other talking points include: SHUT UP, HEART! Unscripted zombies The Cold Hammer of Kamala You cried because we all cried! Dylan is a grown-up The worse hype man ever. Small government – except for when...

Governor Herbert Takes on Stalemate Over Conversion Therapy

Utah Governor Gary Herbert took unresolved matters into his own hands in a move that surprised many in the state’s legislature as well as it’s clinical psychology and LGBTQ communities when he announced that he had directed the state’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to “provide additional guidance for the development of rules on the ethical and professional practice of psychology in Utah.” This, as a response to failed attempts by the state’s lawmakers to adequately develop ethical regulations on psychological interventions for minor children regarding their sexual orientation and gender identity.   During the state’s 2019 legislative session a bill to...

The UPC Show – Episode 282 – So Much Horse Time

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: We get stuck, again, on one topic. This time it is the Utah Democratic Party Chair election. In the second half: Riverton passes another resolution with no teeth – this time it is about porn! Sen. McCay wants an abortion ban, even if they have inconvenient problems such as, you know, rape or incest. A PAC is doing a great job at raising funds, but spending? Not so much. Meanwhile, Representative Stewart continues to say stupid things. Other talking points include: Chromebook talk Fantastic Crab...

The UPC Show – Episode 281 – The Most Utahn Utahn to Ever Utah

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: We get stuck on the core item it takes to be Governor of Utah In the second half: The State School Board approves new science standards and, surprise, they actually were not crazy despite attempts from some, the Utah Democratic Party held a debate to choose its new chair, and the Salt Lake Chamber backs away from a…questionable meeting with lawmakers. Other talking points include: Niche religious denominations The Landslide Difference The First Totalitarian State in the Nation Looking out from the Eagle’s Nest But...

The UPC Show – Episode 280 – 3.2 Marijuana

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Enter to win booze, drink and throw axes (so long as a pool table is in the room), and Chris Bateman gets rejected. In the second half: Utah is looking for professional pot growers, the prison population is outpacing beds, Senator Romney dislikes tariffs, and Representative McAdams isn’t ready to impeach just yet. Other talking points include: Field Madness Our good friend, Allen Iverson Unsafe parade practices Wordy protest signs Are you a Printing Witch? Lining up for liquid bread You can’t prohibit ax throwing...

The UPC Show – Episode 279 – Master Bateman’s Beta Beta

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Bob Kubicheck, and Dylan McDonnell! In the first half: The push to split counties is back, It is going to be expensive if you want to be a medical marijuana provider in Utah, and Dave Bateman is back to once again save the Utah GOP In the second half: Both the Governor and Legislative leaders come up with some…interesting solutions to Utah’s sales tax revenue problem (but avoid the obvious, tested, and proven solution like the plague), the Governor uses some interesting math to deny that Utah is dead last in education...

Governor Herbert: “I’m a big proponent of sunscreen.”

  Near the end of his scheduled press conference at KUED studios on the University of Utah campus and after addressing several topics regarding his state’s long-term governance (including budget proposals and a drastic revision to the state’s tax code that was tabled for a possible special session) Governor Gary Herbert was asked about upcoming transitions at the end of the state’s 2020 legislative session next March. Without specifically referring to a new administration for the state as Herbert has said he will step down and that 2020 would be his last year as Governor, a reporter’s question seemed to...

The UPC Show – Episode 278 – Is Spiderman High?

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Dylan McDonnell! In the first half: The worst kept secret in Utah politics is out, the Utah GOP is getting back to basics, unsubstantiated accusations are flying about corruption, and Utah might get what it pays for with the new medical cannabis tracking system goes online. In the second half: Riverton is a “sanctuary city for the unborn,” the oil and gas industry wants its 7.5% sales lifted, and the LDS Church will have “specialists” to help make people more politically active. Other talking points include: SHOT IN THE BACK! A...

The UPC Show – Episode 277 – Todd Weiler’s Worst Birthday Ever

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Dylan McDonnell! In the first half: Karaoke isn’t entertaining according to the DABC, Utahns are starting to trust UTA again, Dems actually do the work of talking about tax reform, and Salt Lake County is thinking about what to do with its last chunk of open land. In the second half: San Juan County continues to have woes as the new guard attempts reform and…could it be…the Utah GOP might actually just do party stuff for the next little while?! Other talking points include: Interrupting the Climax How do you say...