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KSL at Night

The latest in news and politics with a range of hosts every night. KSL at Night gives a refreshing take on the day's news with each host bringing their unique perspective and expertise to the conversation.

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KSL at Night: 5-24-2024

Host: Leah Murray

Republicans continue to push bill banning noncitizens from voting in federal elections

Even with no real evidence of widespread voter fraud in federal elections, and a system that works tirelessly to ensure voter rolls are accurate, Republicans continue to push forward with a bill that would ban noncitizens from voting. KSL at Night host Leah Murray offers her insight into this situation, and we hear sound from Utah Senator Mike Lee and his office about the bill.

NCAA lawsuit settlement changes the way college athletes are paid

Following a lawsuit, the NCAA has agreed to a settlement that would change how student athletes profit off their name and likeness. But the payout agreement from that settlement only helps the Power 5 Conferences. Tom Wistrcill, Commissioner for the Big Sky Conference — which is not part of the agreement — joins the program to walk listeners through the settlement, and how it’ll affect conferences not named in the lawsuits.

The race for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large seat 

This election, voters in Salt Lake County will pick a new at-large council member. Two Republicans will take part in the June primary for this seat, as will two Democrats. We finish our week-long coverage by interviewing the final candidate, Dustin Gettel, Democratic candidate for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large.

Finding calm amid chaotic holiday weekend air travel

Federal agencies and national organizations all agree: the amount of people traveling this Memorial Day weekend could break records. Thousands of flights have already been delayed today due to a storm on the East Coast. If you’re traveling through an airport, how do you maintain your calm and composure? A Zen and meditation expert has some tips you won’t want to miss.

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May 24, 2024 8:0 PM
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KSL at Night
Finding calm amid chaotic holiday weekend air travel

Host: Leah Murray

Federal agencies and national organizations all agree: the amount of people traveling this Memorial Day weekend could break records. Thousands of flights have already been delayed today due to a storm on the East Coast. If you’re traveling through an airport, how do you maintain your calm and composure? A Zen and meditation expert has some tips you won’t want to miss.

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May 24, 2024 8:0 PM
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The race for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large seat

Host: Leah Murray

This election, voters in Salt Lake County will pick a new at-large council member. Two Republicans will take part in the June primary for this seat, as will two Democrats. We finish our week-long coverage by interviewing the final candidate, Dustin Gettel, Democratic candidate for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large.

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May 24, 2024 7:45 PM
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KSL at Night
NCAA lawsuit settlement changes the way college athletes are paid

Host: Leah Murray

Following a lawsuit, the NCAA has agreed to a settlement that would change how student athletes profit off their name and likeness. But the payout agreement from that settlement only helps the Power 5 Conferences. Tom Wistrcill, Commissioner for the Big Sky Conference — which is not part of the agreement — joins the program to walk listeners through the settlement, and how it’ll affect conferences not named in the lawsuits.

00:09:46
May 24, 2024 7:35 PM
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Republicans continue to push bill banning noncitizens from voting in federal elections

Host: Leah Murray

Even with no real evidence of widespread voter fraud in federal elections, and a system that works tirelessly to ensure voter rolls are accurate, Republicans continue to push forward with a bill that would ban noncitizens from voting. KSL at Night host Leah Murray offers her insight into this situation, and we hear sound from Utah Senator Mike Lee and his office about the bill.

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May 24, 2024 7:15 PM
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KSL at Night
KSL at Night: 5-23-2024

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

Bi-partisan border bill fails again in the U.S. Senate

In a somewhat expected move, the U.S. Senate voted against moving forward with the border security bill originally negotiated earlier this year. KSL at Night hosts Leah Murray and Greg Skordas kick off the show talking about this kind of political theater and how both parties may use this situation to their advantage in an election year.

SCOTUS rejects claims of racism in South Carolina district mapping

The Supreme Court has upheld a Republican-drawn congressional district in South Carolina, reversing a lower court that had declared its boundaries an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. The hosts compare that ruling to another recent SCOTUS decision in Louisiana, which appears to be the exact opposite of what they said today.

Several staff members resign from House Speaker Johnson’s office … at the same time

House Speaker Mike Johnson is dealing with some difficulties in his office when it comes to staffing – several top staff members have resigned recently. KSL at Night welcomes Punchbowl News congressional reporter Max Cohen to the program to shed some light on what could be going on “inside the beltway” in D.C.

Department of Justice files lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation

Do you remember when the band Pearl Jam claimed Ticketmaster was doing uncompetitive things back in the 1990s? The issue has resurfaced in the 2020s — largely because of Taylor Swift fans — and now the Department of Justice is taking action. We hear sound from U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland talking about a new antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and its owner Live Nation.

The race for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large seat 

This election, voters in Salt Lake County will pick a new at-large council member. Two Republicans will take part in the June primary for this seat, as will two Democrats. We continue our week-long coverage by now turning to the other side of the aisle. Our coverage continues by interviewing Natalie Pinkney, Democratic candidate for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large.

Defense rests in the Chad Daybell murder trial

Defense rested today in the Chad Daybell murder trial. The case continues on Tuesday with more rebuttal witnesses from the prosecution. KSL-TV reporter Daniel Woodruff has been in Boise following everything, and joins KSL at Night to break down what happened today and what he thinks will happen next. 

Preparing for the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ of summer

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and it’s also the start of the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ on Utah’s roads. We hear from the mother of someone who was involved in a deadly crash a few years ago, and her plea to people to make smarter decisions when driving. The hosts give some tips on how you can be a better driver this summer (and always).

Mothers returning to the workforce – how do you explain the gap on a resume?

Oftentimes, women decide to take a step away from the professional workforce when they have children. When they choose to reenter the job market, it can be difficult to really showcase their strengths and skills — both from their previous professional career AND from their experience as a full-time mother. KSL at Night finishes by talking about how to overcome the “motherhood penalty.”

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May 23, 2024 9:0 PM
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Mothers returning to the workforce – how do you explain the gap on a resume?

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

Oftentimes, women decide to take a step away from the professional workforce when they have children. When they choose to reenter the job market, it can be difficult to really showcase their strengths and skills — both from their previous professional career AND from their experience as a full-time mother. KSL at Night finishes by talking about how to overcome the “motherhood penalty.”

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May 23, 2024 9:0 PM
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Preparing for the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ of summer

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and it’s also the start of the ‘100 Deadliest Days’ on Utah’s roads. We hear from the mother of someone who was involved in a deadly crash a few years ago, and her plea to people to make smarter decisions when driving. The hosts give some tips on how you can be a better driver this summer (and always).

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May 23, 2024 8:50 PM
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Defense rests in the Chad Daybell murder trial

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

Defense rested today in the Chad Daybell murder trial. The case continues on Tuesday with more rebuttal witnesses from the prosecution. KSL-TV reporter Daniel Woodruff has been in Boise following everything, and joins KSL at Night to break down what happened today and what he thinks will happen next. 

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May 23, 2024 8:35 PM
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The race for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large seat

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

This election, voters in Salt Lake County will pick a new at-large council member. Two Republicans will take part in the June primary for this seat, as will two Democrats. We continue our week-long coverage by now turning to the other side of the aisle. Our coverage continues by interviewing Natalie Pinkney, Democratic candidate for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large.

00:09:28
May 23, 2024 8:15 PM
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Department of Justice files lawsuit against Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

Do you remember when the band Pearl Jam claimed Ticketmaster was doing uncompetitive things back in the 1990s? The issue has resurfaced in the 2020s — largely because of Taylor Swift fans — and now the Department of Justice is taking action. We hear sound from U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland talking about a new antitrust lawsuit against Ticketmaster and its owner Live Nation.

00:09:29
May 23, 2024 8:0 PM
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Several staff members resign from House Speaker Johnson’s office … at the same time

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

House Speaker Mike Johnson is dealing with some difficulties in his office when it comes to staffing – several top staff members have resigned recently. KSL at Night welcomes Punchbowl News congressional reporter Max Cohen to the program to shed some light on what could be going on “inside the beltway” in D.C.

00:09:24
May 23, 2024 7:45 PM
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Bi-partisan border bill fails again in the U.S. Senate

Hosts: Leah Murray and Greg Skordas

In a somewhat expected move, the U.S. Senate voted against moving forward with the border security bill originally negotiated earlier this year. KSL at Night hosts Leah Murray and Greg Skordas kick off the show talking about this kind of political theater and how both parties may use this situation to their advantage in an election year.

00:09:17
May 23, 2024 7:15 PM
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How to properly fly the American flag on Memorial Day

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

Did you know there’s a specific way one should fly the U.S. flag on Memorial Day? We bring vexillologist DeVaughn Simper from Colonial Flag onto the show to walk us through the proper etiquette for all sorts of situations. If you’re going to fly a flag this weekend or place a flag on a headstone at a cemetery, you’ll definitely want to listen to Simper’s advice. 

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May 22, 2024 9:0 PM
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KSL at Night: 5-22-2024

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

Nikki Haley says she’ll support Trump & SLC Mayor Mendenhall wants a large raise 

KSL at Night hosts Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas kick off the show with news that broke this afternoon: former GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley says she’ll support Donald Trump’s bid for election. Then the hosts switch gears and talk about a rather large raise that Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall is requesting for herself and the City Council members. A 26% raise … who wouldn’t want that? 

Legal drama in the GOP primary race for Utah Attorney General

A text message has come to light between a current candidate for Utah Attorney General, Frank Mylar, and a former candidate, Trent Christensen. It’s now sparked a police investigation, and could hold severe consequences. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas walks listeners through the Utah Criminal Code to see what laws may have been broken. 

Utahns among those believed to lead failed coup attempt in Congo 

Two Utahns are among a group of people believed to have led a failed coup attempt in Democratic Republic of the Congo. KSL NewsRadio’s Peter Johnston joins the program to walk us through all the twists and turns of this story. He also shares some insight from people who knew the two when they lived in Utah. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could address the U.S. Congress 

United States House Speaker Mike Johnson says he’s moving ahead with an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress. This comes after International Criminal Court prosecutors say they want arrest warrants issued for Netanyahu’s alleged involvement in war crimes. The KSL at Night hosts look at the response from other U.S. leaders towards this idea. 

What’s the status of the SLC downtown revitalization plan? 

The Salt Lake City Council heard hours of public comment last night, all focused on the new sports and entertainment district downtown. Strong opinions on both sides, but as KSL-TV’s Lindsay Aerts tells the KSL at Night hosts, a majority of the sentiment is negative. She joins the show to give an update from all sides involved in this plan. 

Affordable housing – is it in the SLC downtown revitalization plan? 

As Salt Lake City looks to revitalize a large section of downtown, some have raised concerns about the city’s lack of affordable housing and how this project would affect those experiencing homelessness. One of the organizations voicing these concerns is Crossroads Urban Center. Executive Director Glenn Bailey joins the program to talk about an open letter he penned to elected officials about the project.  

President Biden releases 1 million barrels of oil ahead of holiday weekend 

Contrary to the usual summer price hikes, Americans are seeing a decrease in gas prices across the country right now. At the same time, the Biden Administration is releasing one million barrels of oil from the Northeast Reserve, hoping that will continue to drive prices down. The KSL at Night hosts debate whether this small release will actually help. 

How to properly fly the American flag on Memorial Day 

Did you know there’s a specific way one should fly the U.S. flag on Memorial Day? We bring vexillologist DeVaughn Simper from Colonial Flag onto the show to walk us through the proper etiquette for all sorts of situations. If you’re going to fly a flag this weekend or place a flag on a headstone at a cemetery, you’ll definitely want to listen to Simper’s advice. 

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May 22, 2024 9:0 PM
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President Biden releases 1 million barrels of oil ahead of holiday weekend

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

Contrary to the usual summer price hikes, Americans are seeing a decrease in gas prices across the country right now. At the same time, the Biden Administration is releasing one million barrels of oil from the Northeast Reserve, hoping that will continue to drive prices down. The KSL at Night hosts debate whether this small release will actually help. 

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May 22, 2024 8:45 PM
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Affordable housing – is it in the SLC downtown revitalization plan?

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

As Salt Lake City looks to revitalize a large section of downtown, some have raised concerns about the city’s lack of affordable housing and how this project would affect those experiencing homelessness. One of the organizations voicing these concerns is Crossroads Urban Center. Executive Director Glenn Bailey joins the program to talk about an open letter he penned to elected officials about the project.  

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May 22, 2024 8:35 PM
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What’s the status of the SLC downtown revitalization plan?

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

The Salt Lake City Council heard hours of public comment last night, all focused on the new sports and entertainment district downtown. Strong opinions on both sides, but as KSL-TV’s Lindsay Aerts tells the KSL at Night hosts, a majority of the sentiment is negative. She joins the show to give an update from all sides involved in this plan. 

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May 22, 2024 8:15 PM
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could address the U.S. Congress

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

United States House Speaker Mike Johnson says he’s moving ahead with an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress. This comes after International Criminal Court prosecutors say they want arrest warrants issued for Netanyahu’s alleged involvement in war crimes. The KSL at Night hosts look at the response from other U.S. leaders towards this idea. 

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May 22, 2024 8:0 PM
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Utahns among those believed to lead failed coup attempt in Congo

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

Two Utahns are among a group of people believed to have led a failed coup attempt in Democratic Republic of the Congo. KSL NewsRadio’s Peter Johnston joins the program to walk us through all the twists and turns of this story. He also shares some insight from people who knew the two when they lived in Utah. 

00:09:31
May 22, 2024 7:45 PM
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Legal drama in the GOP primary race for Utah Attorney General

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

A text message has come to light between a current candidate for Utah Attorney General, Frank Mylar, and a former candidate, Trent Christensen. It’s now sparked a police investigation, and could hold severe consequences. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas walks listeners through the Utah Criminal Code to see what laws may have been broken. 

00:09:56
May 22, 2024 7:30 PM
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Nikki Haley says she’ll support Trump & SLC Mayor Mendenhall wants a large raise

Hosts: Greg Skordas and Taylor Morgan

KSL at Night hosts Taylor Morgan and Greg Skordas kick off the show with news that broke this afternoon: former GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley says she’ll support Donald Trump’s bid for election. Then the hosts switch gears and talk about a rather large raise that Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall is requesting for herself and the City Council members. A 26% raise … who wouldn’t want that?

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May 22, 2024 7:15 PM
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Martha’s finally on her way to Washington

Hosts: Rusty Cannon and Adam Gardiner 

After years of delay, the bronze statue of Martha Hughes Cannon is finally heading to the U.S. Capitol. A remarkable woman who was a physician, the nation’s first female state senator, a health reformer, a suffragist, a wife and a mother, she established Utah’s first nursing school and trained women in nursing and midwifery. One of tonight’s KSL at Night hosts is related—indirectly—to Martha. Can you guess which? Marta’s send-off celebration will be held the evening of June 5th. 

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May 21, 2024 9:0 PM
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KSL at Night: 5-21-2024
Hosts: Rusty Cannon and Adam Gardiner 
 
Defense rests in former President Trump’s hush money trial 
KSL at Night hosts Rusty Cannon and Adam Gardiner begin by discussing the latest updates in Trump’s hush money trial. The defense rested less than a day after the prosecution, taking many by surprise. KSL Legal Analyst Greg Skordas joins the show to offer insight into this development, and what’s next as the trial wraps up. 
 
Sen. Romney joins other GOP senators in opposing Biden’s student loan forgiveness 
President Biden continues to push his plan of forgiving student loan debt. Utah Senator Mitt Romney is joining several other senators in vocalizing their opposition to this plan, saying it will put the burden on the taxpayers. The KSL at Night hosts discuss the senators’ letter to the U.S. Department of Education. 
 
International Criminal Court may issue warrants for the arrest of Israeli leaders 
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating issues related to the Israel-Hamas war. Several Israeli leaders—including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—and several top leaders in Hamas are in their sights. Prosecutors for the ICC say they’re all responsible for violation of human rights and war crimes. Rusty and Adam discuss what the potential ramifications of these warrants are and how we hold leaders of conflict to account. 
 
Donald Trump’s hold over the Republican Party at risk 
Less than three weeks after Super Tuesday results rolled in, a new independent political action committee was created, called the Utah Reagan Caucus. They are actively seeking to influence down-ballot Republican primaries away from Trump and toward the GOP policies reminiscent of Ronald Reagan. Brigham Tomco, Deseret News reporter, brings new light to this movement and how it could affect Trump and his supporters in down-ballot races. 
 
The race for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large seat 
This election, voters in Salt Lake County will pick a new at-large council member. Two Republicans will take part in the June primary for this seat, as will two Democrats. We continue our week-long coverage by interviewing one of the candidates, Rachelle Morris, GOP candidate for Salt Lake County Council, At-Large. We’ll interview the Democratic candidates this week as well on KSL at Night. 
 
Utah leaders come together to discuss ‘Olympic Visioning’ 
For this segment, Adam and Rusty are joined by Jon Hawkins, Utah State Representative, to discuss Monday’s meeting of the Unified Economic Opportunity Commission and what the state could accomplish before potentially hosting the 2034 Olympic Winter Games. Listen in to hear how Hawkins and commission leadership are planning to tackle big issues like transportation, infrastructure, public health, and more before the games would come to Utah.  
Salt Lake City listed as one of the best cities to begin a career 
More than 160 million people have begun full-time work in their field over the last 10 years. Choosing where to start a career is an important decision. The KSL at Night hosts break down a new WalletHub survey that says certain cities outshine others when it comes to starting a new career. Where does Salt Lake City rank on that list? Listen to find out. 
 
Martha’s finally on her way to Washington 
After years of delay, the bronze statue of Martha Hughes Cannon is finally heading to the U.S. Capitol. A remarkable woman who was a physician, the nation’s first female state senator, a health reformer, a suffragist, a wife and a mother, she established Utah’s first nursing school and trained women in nursing and midwifery. One of tonight’s KSL at Night hosts is related—indirectly—to Martha. Can you guess which? Marta’s send-off celebration will be held the evening of June 5th. 
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May 21, 2024 9:0 PM
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Salt Lake City listed as one of the best cities to begin a career

Hosts: Rusty Cannon and Adam Gardiner 

More than 160 million people have begun full-time work in their field over the last 10 years. Choosing where to start a career is an important decision. The KSL at Night hosts break down a new WalletHub survey that says certain cities outshine others when it comes to starting a new career. Where does Salt Lake City rank on that list? Listen to find out. 

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May 21, 2024 8:45 PM
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