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Inside Sources Full Show May 24, 2024: J.D. Tuccille, Rep. Burgess Owens, Ezekiel Emanuel, Bill Duncan, and More!

Join Boyd in delving into Friday’s news. Hear about the public sentiment towards the upcoming presidential debates and what we should do to reinforce the traditional values with J.D. Tuccille. Rep. Burgess Owens shares new policies and hearing he has been involved in . Learn about the devalued tradition of the liberal arts in higher education with Ezekiel Emanuel. See how religion influences stronger communities as Bill Duncan and Boyd talk and More!

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May 24, 2024 4:56 PM
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Remembering the Heroes this Memorial Day

Boyd wraps up the show looking forward to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. The heroic acts should not be overshadowed by Monday celebrations. It will inspire us to reflect on the principles that drive our personal lives. We can all use the Memorial Day principles to change our lives, and the lives around us. Boyd invites everyone to join the national moment of remembrance on Monday, which is the essence of what this weekend should be all about. It is only through remembering that we can begin to comprehend what those who came before did for the country they loved.

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May 24, 2024 3:3 PM
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Making Memorial Day Personal

As we approach Memorial Day, we pause to honor the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. This weekend reminds us of the debt of gratitude we owe to those who laid down their lives to protect our freedoms. While words can never fully express our profound appreciation, we must endeavor to ensure their legacy lives on through our actions and unwavering commitment to upholding the values they fought so valiantly to defend.

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May 24, 2024 2:51 PM
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Rep. Burgess Owens: Building a Society of Tolerance and Accessibility

Promoting an environment of tolerance and accessibility has been on Representative Burgess Owens' agenda. This week, he led a hearing addressing the deeply concerning rise of antisemitic incidents on several major college campuses. At the same time, Rep. Owens has secured expanded flight options to Reagan National Airport, increasing affordability and access to the nation's capital for all Americans.

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May 24, 2024 2:35 PM
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Ezekiel Emanuel: A Case for the Liberal Arts

At the heart of American higher education lies a longstanding tradition - the liberal arts. This broad-based approach to learning, emphasizing critical thinking, and cultivation of democratic values, has been a defining strength of our universities. Ezekiel Emanuel from University of Pennsylvania analyzes how the liberal arts have been devalued as career training and narrow specialization have taken precedence. As we contend with growing political polarization and a public discourse lacking nuance, it is vital that we rediscover and reinvigorate the liberal arts ideals that foster reasoned debate, intellectual curiosity, and cross-cultural understanding.

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May 24, 2024 2:31 PM
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J.D. Tuccille: Don’t Softball the Presidential Debates

As the nation looks ahead to the 2024 presidential election, the highly anticipated debates between the candidates take center stage. These pivotal events offer a unique opportunity for the American people to assess the qualifications, visions, and temperaments of those vying for the nation's highest office. J.D. Tuccille from Reason Magazine shares that concerns have arisen about the structure and rules of the upcoming debates, and questions about their ability to truly serve as an evaluation of the candidates have emerged. With the immense power vested in the presidency, it is crucial that these forums facilitate substantive discourse and allow voters to make fully informed decisions about the future leadership of the country.

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May 24, 2024 2:30 PM
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Joel McCausland and Kevin Peay: Afterglow's Timeless Impact

For over 45 years, Joel McCausland and Kevin Peay have delighted audiences worldwide as the celebrated musical duo Afterglow. Deseret Books' first recording artists in 1984, they have released 25 total albums, including their latest "Come And See." Having performed and recorded in countries like England, Japan, and Brazil, Afterglow continues sharing their talents through new recordings, live shows, and their forthcoming podcast "Afterglow Stories and Songs." Fans can follow along, preview music, and download songs at their website, https://afterglowmusic.com/.

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May 24, 2024 2:22 PM
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Bill Duncan: Religion's Role in Building Stronger Communities

In an increasingly polarized world, the role of faith in public life remains a complex and oft-debated topic. However, a growing body of research reveals that religious organizations and individuals of faith contribute immensely to society through vital social services and charitable works. From providing emergency relief and caring for the vulnerable to facilitating community support networks, the positive impacts of religion ripple far beyond the confines of any house of worship. Bill Duncan from Sutherland Institute and Boyd discuss the efforts to build a more just and compassionate society, and how it is crucial to recognize and appreciate the invaluable role that faith plays in serving the greater good.

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May 24, 2024 2:22 PM
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America is Expanding our Influence on the African Continent

Yesterday, the President of the East African nation of Kenya, William Ruto, and Kenya's first lady Rachel Ruto, arrived in Washington D.C. for an official state visit. This is the first state visit from a leader of an African country in over 15 years. And beyond the usual pomp and congratulations among the D.C. social class that accompany these visits, this is important in many ways. Boyd makes a case for the situation and a different way for us to look at it.

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May 24, 2024 2:15 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show May 22nd, 2024: Paul Kane, Allie Volpe, Marcia Brown, and More!

Dig deep into Wednesday’s headlines with Boyd Matheson. Talk about the reverse “coattails effect” that Democrats are using to push voters towards Biden’s re-election with Paul Kane. Allie Volpe joins Boyd to discuss third places and how they could be the solution to loneliness people are looking for. Learn about Biden’s scramble to pass regulation before the end of his term with Marcia Brown and More!

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May 22, 2024 3:34 PM
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Refocusing on the Right Questions, and the Higher Level of Debate

Boyd talks about the path to a better debate in America. How do we get past the noise, and ask the right questions?

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May 22, 2024 3:34 PM
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Marcia Brown: President Biden’s Race to Enact Regulation
President Biden has a long and ambitious list in his regulatory agenda that he wants to implement before the November election. But he has less time to implement these regulations than you may think. In what can only be described as a regulatory blitz, the coming weeks will see a massive push for regulation in all sectors of our economy, from food to airlines to credit companies and beyond. Why is his agenda on such a tight clock, when the election isn't until November? Marcia Brown from POLITICO joins the show.
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May 22, 2024 3:32 PM
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Reflections on America's Standing as the Leader of the Free World
Condoleezza Rice, the current director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, gave the annual Drell Lecture this year and directed her remarks to America's place in foreign affairs. Do we have a responsibility to be involved or do we try to avoid entanglement? That is a question Americans everywhere are trying to answer, and Boyd gives his insight into what we should be thinking a bit more about. 
 
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May 22, 2024 3:14 PM
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Sarah Jane Weaver: Journalism, Mistakes, and Media Literacy

Deseret News is adding another senior member to their editor team. Longtime manager of Church News for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sarah Jane Weaver, has been named as the latest editor for Deseret News. The newly minted editor talks about her love for journalism, what mistakes are like in her job, and how we can all be better consumers of media.

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May 22, 2024 2:13 PM
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Allie Volpe: Third Places are Important to Combating Loneliness

In an increasingly isolated world, the concept of the "third place" has never been more relevant. These informal public gathering spots - beyond the realms of home and work - foster a sense of community and belonging that is essential for human wellbeing. From local parks to neighborhood cafes, third places provide a comfortable, welcoming environment where people from all walks of life can connect and simply enjoy each other's company. By revitalizing and reimagining these invaluable social hubs, we can combat loneliness and cultivate more cohesive, vibrant communities. Allie Volpe from Vox joins the show.

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May 22, 2024 2:12 PM
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Paul Kane: Democrats Employing “Reverse Coattails” Strategy to Help Re-Elect Pres. Biden

In a regular election cycle, Presidents often employ what is called the "coattails effect" to help elect down ballot candidates in their party. Their influence and campaign presence can help sway voters to vote for their endorsed candidate. However, very little is regular about this upcoming election. And this time, democrats are using their popularity in their respective states to push voters to vote for President Biden, in a "reverse coattails" effect. How will this impact 2024 in November? Paul Kane from the Washington Post joins the show.

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May 22, 2024 2:10 PM
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Benjamin Netanyahu Responds to ICC Charges

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, to give his thoughts and defense against the charges being brought against him by the International Criminal Court. Boyd breaks down what is happening in Israel right now for the viewers and digs beyond the headlines.

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May 22, 2024 2:1 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show May 21st, 2024: Emma Camp, Jessica Grose, Jay Evensen, Dalibor Rohac, and More!

Dive in Tuesday’s news with Boyd Matheson! Recent research shows that the school funding and academic outcomes correlation is more nuanced than what is thought according to Emma Camp. Join Jessica Grose to unpack AI companions and their lack to fulfill the need for human connection. Jay Evensen advises on what to look for in the presidential debates and how we can return to the debate’s and all their glory. Answer if the U.S. foreign policy is broken and the uniparty’s lack with Dalibor Rohac.

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May 21, 2024 3:14 PM
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The Concept of Indifference

Boyd gives his two cents on Pope Francis’ conversation with Norah O’Donnell from CBS. The concept of indifference gives us a lesson for all of us to not be casual about human life. We cannot just wash our hands of injustices and look the other way. We have a responsibility to the lives around us. It is time to get past today’s indifferences and not avoid the hard things we need to do. We all need to replace extreme indifference with extreme reverence for all.

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May 21, 2024 3:13 PM
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Jesse Wegman: The Trusted Supreme Court is No Longer Trusted

The Supreme Court of the United States stands as a neutral institution, entrusted with the solemn responsibility of safeguarding the principles enshrined in our nation's Constitution. However, recent events of ethical lapses and conflicts of interest have cast a somber shadow over this esteemed body, threatening to erode public confidence in its impartiality. Jesse Wegman from The New York Times urges that it is imperative that we address these concerns with unwavering resolve, ensuring that the highest court in the land upholds the utmost standards of integrity and independence.

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May 21, 2024 2:49 PM
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Jay Evensen: Debates Need a Neutral Commission

Both President Biden and Donald Trump have agreed to two Presidential debates, and have bypassed the process of the Debate Commission. This may have more drawbacks than we think, and voters are often the ones who suffer when candidates and parties can collude with each other to get the most favorable circumstances. What should we be watching for closely leading up to the June debate? Jay Evensen from the Deseret News and Boyd unpack this issue.

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May 21, 2024 2:49 PM
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Senator Mitt Romney Pursues a More Comprehensive China Strategy

In a counterbalance to the embarrassing display we saw in the House Oversight Committee last week, the Senate foreign affairs committee held a hearing as they do every year, where the Secretary of State gives a report of the state of the world and U.S. strategy, and makes a budget request for the coming year. There was no yelling, no insults being thrown around, and despite a disruption from a protestor, the hearing was actually productive and professional. During the Senate Hearing, Senator Romney and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have an important interaction concerning China. Boyd weighs in on the plan with China and what that means for us.

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May 21, 2024 2:46 PM
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Billy Binion: The Changing Views on Police Presence in Black Communities

In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, the "abolish the police" movement gained traction in American politics. However, in the years that followed, we learned more about policing in our communities. In the latest research, it doesn't show that Americans want fewer police. We all want better, more ordered, and safer police practices. Billy Binion is an associate editor at Reason Magazine and talks with Boyd about the ways to improve policing in America.

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May 21, 2024 2:46 PM
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Dalibor Rohac: Is the US Foreign Policy Broken?

Public discontent with America's foreign policy is on the rise. Critics allege a troubling trend: a "uniparty" mentality where both major parties prioritize short-term fixes over long-term strategies. This, they argue, leads to a cycle of endless wars and missed opportunities. Dalibor Rohac from American Enterprise Insitute argues that a biparisan consensus in foreign policy can be the cornerstone of American diplomacy - if we let it. What are the solutions and leadership qualities needed for a more effective US role in the world? And how can we adjust our foreign policy to the ever changing world dynamic?

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May 21, 2024 2:44 PM
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Jessica Grose: AI is Not the Solution to Loneliness

In our increasingly technology-driven world, the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence have opened up intriguing possibilities, including the development of AI companions. But profound questions about the value of genuine human connection about the digital partners. Could AI appease the fundamental nature of human connection or will it devalue the intrinsic value we place on genuine interpersonal relationships? Jessica Grose from The New York Times answers the question and guides through the nuanced issue. Through an open and inclusive dialogue, we can collectively shape a future where technology serves to enhance, rather than diminish, the essence of what it truly means to be human.

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May 21, 2024 2:43 PM
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