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Inside Sources Full Show June 13th, 2024: History made at G-7 Summit, Kelsey Dallas, President Camillie Johnson and Sister Kristen Yee, Dr. John Kenneth White, Scott Howell and More!

Join Boyd as he digs into the news of Thursday. Boyd breaks down what happened at the G-7 summit as Biden signs a historic security agreement with Ukraine. Kelsey Dallas breaks down the current Supreme Court cases and what is in the docket. President Camille Johnson and Sister Kristen Yee break down the announcement of one of the largest donations made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Reinvigorate the importance of learning history with Dr. John Kenneth White. Scott Howell shares what is happening in the Utah Democratic party with the elections and VP Kamala Harris visiting Utah soon and More!

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Jun 13, 2024 3:19 PM
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Rethroning History

History is more than just words, it shapes society. However, in today’s world, far too often we cannot turn to memes and snarky remarks in the digital sphere to learn our history. But we need to do better than that. We need rigorous courses in our schooling to be well rounded in our knowledge. We need to instill in ourselves the value of history and not take it for granted. If you do not understand history, your ability to create a better future diminishes. And we need everyone to create a bright future for ourselves and the future generations.

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Jun 13, 2024 3:12 PM
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President Camille Johnson and Sister Kristen Yee: The Church of Jesus Christ’s Effort to Provide Care for Women and Children Worldwide

President Camille Johnson and Sister Kristen Yee join Boyd to talk about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’s Relief Society Presidency. They discuss the announcement that the Church of Jesus Christ is making a $55.8 million contribution that will go towards expanding global efforts to improve the health and well-being of women and children. The donation is seen as an investment in the future and is hoping to bless the lives of millions throughout the world on an individual level.

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Jun 13, 2024 2:56 PM
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Presidents Biden & Zelenskyy Sign Historic Security Agreement at G-7 Summit

G-7 Leaders from across Europe, and the Prime Minister of Japan, gathered in Italy today, and this gathering comes at a turning point for the future of Europe. As the Russian war continues against Ukraine, supporting this war-torn country and our ally was the top agenda item discussed at this gathering. Our President and the President of Ukraine, Volodomyr Zelenskyy signed a historic joint security agreement, with the aim of ending the stalemate on the battlefield, and rebuilding Ukraine when this war is over.

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Jun 13, 2024 2:45 PM
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Scott Howell: An Overview of the Utah Democratic Party

The political landscape of Utah has long been shaped by a diversity of voices and perspectives. Today, we turn our attention to the Utah Democratic Party. With a rich history deeply rooted in the principles of equality, justice, and compassion, the party continues to be a driving force for positive change within our communities. How is the Democratic Party looking in Utah's election cycle? What are the similarities between the local and national messaging of the Democratic Party? What should we expect with VP Kamala Harris' visit to Utah coming up? Scott Howell joins the show to answer all the questions about the UDP.

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Jun 13, 2024 2:45 PM
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Kelsey Dallas: SCOTUS Decisions & Upcoming Cases

The headlines today are covering the latest rulings on cases brought before the Supreme Court. And several rulings may come as a surprise to some, however not to our audience as we've covered more of the nuances and reality of the current makeup of the court. These cases have big implications from abortion access to labor rights. Kelsey Dallas from Deseret News joins the show to share what you need to know.

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Jun 13, 2024 2:44 PM
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Dr. John Kenneth White: The Importance of Teaching our History

The study of history shapes our understanding of the world and ourselves. However, there are concerted efforts by some to distort and rewrite American history through a revisionist lens. Dr. John Kenneth White provides analysis of this troubling trend and how it threatens to whitewash uncomfortable truths and perpetuate a narrative that does a disservice to historical accuracy. As citizens, we have a responsibility to vigilantly safeguard the integrity of our nation's complex and nuanced history from those who would manipulate it for their own agendas. Because if we do not, then those legacies and lessons will be lost in future generations.

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Jun 13, 2024 2:43 PM
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Recapping the CD3 Utah Debate

In the heart of Utah's political landscape, the race for the 3rd Congressional District took center stage last night. With incumbent Rep. John Curtis' legacy on energy policy serving as a unifying thread, the contenders showcased their unique perspectives on critical issues while underscoring a shared commitment to progressive ideals. This debate provided a valuable platform for constructive discourse and a glimpse into the visions of those vying to shape Utah's future on the national stage, which can give us all pause on what we see in Utah's future and which candidate can help us get there.

00:09:50
Jun 13, 2024 2:42 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show June 12th, 2024: Rachel Ferguson, Andrew Reiner, Jonah Goldberg, and More!

Delve beneath the Wednesday headlines with Boyd Matheson! Rachel Ferguson joins the show to talk about culture “reactionaryism” and what happens when we politicize religion. Dig into the consequences of our culture’s bashing of boys and men with Andrew Reiner. Jonah Goldberg answers the question of what is in an identity? Learn more about the failed ceasefire deal in the Middle East, get a sneak peak into the Congressional baseball game tonight and More!

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Jun 12, 2024 3:33 PM
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Jonah Goldberg: The Pull of Identity Politics
As society grapples with the delicate balance between "we" and "me", it can cause deep introspection of who we are. Our identities are often pulled between identity politics and group allegiances. But as we all look within to understand ourselves, we can find a renewed appreciation for the enduring value of cultivating our own moral compass amidst the cacophony of identitarian narratives vying for our allegiance. Jonah Goldberg from The Dispatch joins the show.
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Jun 12, 2024 3:32 PM
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Rachel Ferguson: To Thrive, Christianity Must Rise Above the Culture War

A common theme of this show that we often speak on is the problems that occur when we deify our politics, and politicize our religion and sacred spaces. Dr. Rachel Ferguson joins the show to talk with Boyd about this vitally important topic. It's not just crucial for believers, but the health of the entire nation as well. America is a religious country, and the more we can separate our religious belief and practice from day to day culture war issues, the healthier we will be as a nation.

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Jun 12, 2024 2:25 PM
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Rep. Blake Moore: Congressional Baseball Game

Rep. Blake Moore (R-UT) joins the show to discuss tonight’s baseball game that members of Congress will play in to raise money for a foundation called Congressional Sports for Charity. Rep. Moore goes into the details of the preparations being made by him and others participating as well as what he is looking forward to tonight.

00:08:38
Jun 12, 2024 2:24 PM
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Anastasia Berg and Rachel Wiseman: Keep Children Out of Culture Wars

Progressives often champion ideals of autonomy, empowerment, and social justice, but the data shows a growing hesitancy among young, secular, and politically liberal individuals when it comes to the prospects of parenthood. Anastasia Berg and Rachel Wiseman point out that this dilemma raises profound questions about the interplay between personal fulfillment, societal pressures, and deeply held values. How can we have conversations that transcend partisan divides, allowing us to reclaim the joys and responsibilities of raising the next generation?

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Jun 12, 2024 2:7 PM
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Andrew Reiner: Society's Double Standard When It Comes to Gender

In an era of heightened awareness surrounding gender dynamics, a disturbing trend has emerged that warrants thoughtful examination. A growing lack of empathy towards boys and men, fueled by negative perceptions and sweeping generalizations, threatens to perpetuate harmful biases and rob an entire gender of their humanity. Andrew Reiner sheds a light on this situation and how it should cause us to look in the mirror and see if we are playing into this narrative of stereotyping and the harm it can do to the men around us.

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Jun 12, 2024 2:6 PM
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Hamas Refuses to Accept the Latest Ceasefire Plan

International pressure is mounting on Israel as this terrible war drags on, and more people suffer. The announcement that President Biden gave laid out a multi-phase plan that would end with a full exchange of remaining hostages and a withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza. This plan, though still on the table of discussion, is being stalled, as Hamas is insisting on numerous changes before it accepts it, including provisions it had already agreed to in past negotiations. Egypt, America, and Qatar are all diplomatic players trying to do the heavy lifting of diplomacy and prevent this war from continuing, and even spreading to Lebanon and other places in the region. Where does the blame truly lie for the suffering that we see in Israel and Gaza and where can things go from here?

00:08:29
Jun 12, 2024 2:5 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show June 11th, 2024: Kakistocracy, Hunter Biden, 2024 Utah Debates and More!

Dig into Tuesday’s news with Boyd Matheson! Learn how we can prevent a kakistocracy by not rewarding bad behavior in politics. Boyd unpacks the Hunter Biden verdict from today and how it highlights the strength that comes from messy families. With the Utah debates in full force, understand what you should be looking for and More!

00:24:48
Jun 11, 2024 2:19 PM
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Insight on the Upcoming Debates

As the Utah debates start back up today, Boyd walks through what we should all be looking for so we can be informed voters. We should all listen past the soundbites and see how much these candidates actually know about an issue. If someone can speak past their talking points and be specific in the policies and processes, we can have a better indication of who these people are. We want political courage from our representatives but we rarely ask them questions that invoke that virtue. Looking towards this debate, we should be literate in seeing past the noise and ask more from those trying to represent us.

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Jun 11, 2024 2:6 PM
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Hunter Biden Found Guilty in Gun Case

Earlier this morning, the verdict was announced in the trial of Hunter Biden and he was pronounced guilty of all 3 counts leveled against him, which marks the first time a child of a sitting president has been found guilty of a crime in American history. No matter your political ideology, this is a hard day, especially for the Biden family and we need to have compassion towards them. The justice system will serve justice but that should not prevent us from having empathy towards how addiction can affect a family. In the messiness of families, the public eye can amplify the chaos but also strengthen the familial bonds - and messy families are the secret sauce to how America has gotten to where it is today. 

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Jun 11, 2024 2:6 PM
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Preventing a Kakistocracy

From snubs to jabs, bad behavior in politics shows us that we need good men and women in government. However the current political culture discourages the good people we need from engaging in American politics. In order for us to get those people who will create positive momentum in policy, we need to denounce the bad behavior by not providing it the oxygen to continue in our political sphere. Punishing negative action can prevent a kakistocracy from forming and allow big ideas to emerge, creating a flourishing democracy all of us desire.

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Jun 11, 2024 2:6 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show June 10th, 2024: Josh Good, Mayor Jenny Wilson and More!

Join Boyd in delving into Monday’s headlines! Josh Good joins to talk about how the media can better cover religious topics and how that affects every single one of us. Mayor Jenny Wilson shares what is happening in Salt Lake county and her platform. Boyd provides insight of the 2024 Utah debates that are currently happening and digs into the latest happening in the Middle East and More!

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Jun 10, 2024 2:45 PM
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Utah Debate Prep with Boyd Matheson

There are going to be a string of debates in quick succession as Utahns decide who our elected representatives will be this upcoming election. In many ways, these debates are more important than national presidential or vice presidential debates, as the positions advocated for by these candidates will directly affect policy in Utah. Boyd breaks down the method for things to watch for carefully as these debates unfold.

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Jun 10, 2024 2:20 PM
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Mayor Jenny Wilson: Running for Re-Election as Salt Lake County Mayor

The 2024 Utah election cycle is upon us. As ballots have been mailed out last week, all of the candidates are pumping the gas on getting their platforms in the spotlight for all to see. One of those candidates is the incumbent mayor of Salt Lake County, Jenny Wilson, who joins the show today to discuss what is currently happening in her county and what she is looking forward to in this year's elections.

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Jun 10, 2024 2:20 PM
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Latest News From Israel: Hostage Rescue Operation & Key Israeli Cabinet Member Resigns

In news coming out of Israel, citizens celebrated a victory as 4 hostages were rescued alive in an operation in Gaza, returning them to their families. But that military victory was also met with a political problem for Prime Minister Netanyahu, as a key member of his cabinet, Benny Gantz, has resigned from his position. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is pushing for the latest ceasefire proposal, and Antony Blinken is on his latest trip to the middle east for diplomacy. Join Boyd to discuss the latest on the Middle East front.

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Jun 10, 2024 2:19 PM
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Josh Good: A Better Perspective for Media Covering Religion in America

When you read articles and see headlines relating to the topic of religion, most often it seems these days it relates to whatever the politics of the day happens to be. This doesn't help us in the mission of this show to move away from the deification of our politics, and de-politicize our sacred spaces - and we aren't alone in doing this work. Josh Good from EPPC's Faith Angle Forum shares what they are doing over there to remedy the situation. What can media figures, journalists, and citizens, think again about when talking about religion in America? Josh and Boyd dig into the situation.

00:11:47
Jun 10, 2024 2:18 PM
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Inside Sources Full Show June 7th, 2024: Erin Wynn, Ed Allen, Jeff Cox, Rep. Tyler Clancy and More!

Adam Gardiner and Greg Skordas, KSL legal analyst, fill in for Boyd Matheson this Friday afternoon. Erin Wynn joins the show to share the latest updates about the Martha Hughes Cannon statue that is heading to Washington DC. With the Utah debates coming next week, Ed Allen shares what Utahns should expect. The May jobs report has been released and Jeff Cox crunches the numbers for the show. Rep. Tyler Clancy weighs in on Utah homelessness and finding the balance between compassion and accountability and More!

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Jun 7, 2024 4:3 PM
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