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...

The UPC Show – Episode 276 – The Legend of the Inland Port Dragon

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Were lawmakers talking out of both sides of their mouth when they said that they talked to Prop 3 supporters when striking it down (hint: yes), protesters want to “Abort the Port”, and, Surprise! The air in Utah is terrible! In the second half: John Swallow still has to pay his attorney bills, some Republican delegates want the GOP to officially get rid of the new hate crime law, and the Utah Democratic Party basically screwed everything up from the get-go over a...

The UPC Show – Episode 275 – They Are in Paloots

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Senator Zapp Bran…er, Mitt Romney weighs in on the Mueller probe, and fundraising season has begun for congressional races. Also: is a carbon tax initiative headed for the ballot? Who knows? But what we do know is that the 18-week abortion ban has been placed on hold – for now. In the second half: The Utah Democratic Party is having its own financial woes, while the Republicans hold a town hall with questionable intentions, but, hey, at least the Utah GOP seems to have a...

The UPC Show – Episode 274 – Low Productivity but High Morale

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: The new prison will cost more, take longer, and have fewer people than expected, those hippies over at the Pentagon say that Hill Air Force Base is in trouble thanks to climate change, and Governor Herbert uses his line item veto to 86 a developer’s request. In the second half: Representative Phil Lyman is complaining that he has to pay off his debts to the feds for, ya know, breaking the law, Republican lawmakers are desperately trying to get different people to become Republican Central...

The UPC Show – Episode 273 – Legislative Extravaganza! (Part 2)

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Biskupski and Anderson step down. Also, we continue our extravaganza with Business issues, the Environment, Education, Transportation, LGBTQ issues, Crime, Government, Money and Taxes, and Miscellaneous issues. Other talking points include: Beer and pain pills Feeling bad for the guy I have a suit! B.T.W. Distracted by Guinea Pigs Glowing Springs 58008 and Pen15 Kidnaped by a robot How do you baptize a robot? Breaking news! (Sorta) His name is George “Am I allowed to kill it?” – Dylan McDonnell WE DID IT...