The UPC Show – Episode 210 – Bipartisan Harumphs!

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Alex Cragun! On the show today: Special snowflakes in the legislature react to being told they are old (hint, they don’t take it well). Also, UTA has the most watered down mission statement you can imagine, but, hey, it is a start; and we wrap up with a discussion on how the Sutherland Institute pinned the very resolution that caused the Outdoor Retailers to pack their bags. In the second half we talk all things health care, including the crazy plan that not only reduces abortions…but also saves money!...

The UPC Show – Episode 209 – Herberticus Maximus

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Alex Cragun! On the show today Utah’s Ag-Gag bill is unconstitutional, LGBT groups are excluded from the Provo 4th Parade, Sending in the National Guard could fix the homelessness issue according to one lawmaker, and the Outdoor Retailers are officially going to Denver. In the second half – Will the Gordon Hayward’s trade change the outcome of the CD 3 Race? Orrin Hatch has more money than God, though his wife might be able to get him not to run, and the Bull Moose Party is making a comeback...

The UPC Show – Episode 208 – We Shall Call Him “Tangerine”

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Alex Cragun! On the show today we talk about the big ol’ mess that Jason Chaffetz has left behind as he walks away from office. Specifically we talk about the spat between the legislature and the governor (along with some scandalous behavior on the part of the governor related to that); how it is probably wise to actually be a registered voter in the district you are running in, you know, to avoid that whole “carpetbagger” charge, and the Utah GOP continues to move forward on it’s SB 54...

The UPC Show – Episode 207 – How is That Werther’s Original Treating You? 

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring and Dylan McDonnell with friend of the show Bob Kubicheck! On the show today talk all things convention, including who is trying to replace Representative Jason Chaffetz and the possible new direction for the Utah Democratic Party. Meanwhile, the United Utah Party is suing to get on the ballot while Governor Herbert and the Legislature are butting heads about how the election should actually take place. In the second half, we talk booze with Representative Thurston defending his 0.05 bill while a 10,000+ petition has already gone around to reverse the bill. In...

Dabakis Nomination for UTA Spot Shot Down by SLC Council

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s controversial nomination of Senator Jim Dabakis (Democrat – Salt Lake City) to the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Board of Trustees failed Tuesday on a 6-1 vote. Only Councilman James Rogers (District 1 – Rose Park/Fairpark) voted in favor of advancing the senator as members of the Salt Lake City Council worried aloud about Dabakis’ qualifications and lack of transportation experience. “[If confirmed, I will] change the corporate culture because I think the only way we’re seriously going to get to our goals is to change that culture,” said Dabakis. “I want to work together...

The UPC Show – Episode 206 – Physician’s Liquid

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Alex Cragun, and Dylan McDonnell! On the show today we talk about the new group looking to pass a redistricting initiative while Greg Hughes forgets to get specific on his reporting; in the second act we note that Salt Lake City is missing a million dollars while the Salt Lake County Recorder is going through some serious issues that are not being addressed. In the second half we discuss how Representative Jason Chaffetz shouts that Trump is innocent as he walks out the door while Mike Lee (while pitching his own book) thinks that...

The UPC Show – Episode 205 – Floor Stigmas

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Alex Cragun, and Dylan McDonnell! On the show today we talk about how coal towns in Utah need to plan for new economic reality, despite some lawmakers (Mike Noel – cough, cough) getting upset that towns are trying to find new solutions to promised funds from coal, how the best run state in the nation can’t seem to manage the DABC all that well, while other lawmakers are potentially benefit from new highways that they approved, and we close with a discussion about how the initiative process should start any moment to raise taxes...

The UPC Show – Episode 204 – Coal Time!

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Alex Cragun, and Dylan McDonnell! On the show today we talk about the 22 candidates looking to fill Chaffetz seat (but not one from the newest political party in Utah) and how former Attorney General Swallow is back…again. In the second half – who knew that the Utah DUI law had problems with it? Doesn’t matter for the Outdoor Retailers Expo, which has settled on Denver, and what the shape of LDS voters may look like in 20 years. Other talking points include: A new set up. The toilet baby you didn’t...

The UPC Show – Episode 203 – We Have Reached Peak Republican

Welcome to the UPC Show with Curtis Haring, Alex Cragun with special guests Emily Hase and Dan Strong from the Blacksite Podcast! On the show today we not only give our Blacksite friends a solid pitch about the who they are and what they do, but we also talk about the circus that is Jason Chaffetz leaving his seat (along with who is looking to replace him), how the Utah GOP is a-changing, Hatch and his defense of Donald Trump, and how just about everyone in Utah who voted for Trump seems to be happy with him. Other talking points...

Biskupski to Feds: “Hands off Our National Monuments”

Entering the monumental fray about “rescinding” or “resizing” the recently created Bears Ears National Monument in the nation’s Four Corners area of the rural West, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski issued a recent statement citing the economic harm that potential changes to the monument might create. In addition to releasing her statement, Mayor Biskupski sent an appeal directly to Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, in the form of a letter that was transmitted last week. The Mayor’s appeal included the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in reference to these concerns. “Any federal decision to modify acreage or roll back protection...