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Inside Sources

Inside Sources brings a one-of-a-kind insider perspective to Utah and national politics. 

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Greg Hughes calls for transparency

Utah state officials have spent over $108 million in response to the COVID pandemic, suspending usual bidding requirements as they scrambled to make the best choices to prepare and protect the state. While some say these steps were necessary in these hard times, others are being critical of the apparent lack of transparency from our current state leaders. Utah Gubernatorial candidate Greg Hughes who is leading this call joins Boyd to discuss.  ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

13 May 2020

Rank #1

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Should we pause immigration for a while?

Should we pause immigration for a while? President Trump tweeted that he would like to suspend immigration in light of the coronavirus crisis. A new poll shows that 70% of registered voters agree. American political analyst and a regular contributor to Deseret News, Scott Rasmussen, to discuss. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Hinckley Institute's Jason Perry on Utah's primary elections

Jason Perry, Vice President for Government Relations and the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. Provides his insight into the Utah gubernatorial race and the competitive congressional Fourth District race. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Take time for sacred idleness

The pressures of daily life have been exponentially multiplied by the coronavirus outbreak. It's time to take the advice of 19th Century writer, poet and minister George MacDonald who advocated for what he referred to as "sacred idleness". Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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What have we learned in 2019?

2019 brought political turmoil, new pop hits, breakups, breakdowns, and a ocean of in-between moments. What were the biggest lessons we learned from 2019 and the last decade? Boyd explores the best of the best and a little of the rest in our news of the decade rundown.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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We are in for a big test of our bounce-ability

Gen. George Patton said, “The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” The people of America are in for a big test of their bounce-ability. Our people have already shown incredible willingness to help each other in the midst of the storm, with countless stories of heroic kindness and neighbor helping neighbor being reported. Are we going to persist, or panic?  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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The prayer of a chaplain

Chaplain Barry Black delivers a prayer at the start of each day at the United States Senate. With the heat of the impeachment trial ramping up, his prayers seem to be ringing just a little louder in the chamber Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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It's official: democrats announce two articles of impeachment

This morning, ahead of the expected timeline, democrats announced they are filing two official articles of impeachment; obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Boyd dives into the issues and shares insights from both sides; why Adam Schiff says democrats have to move fast, and Kevin McCarthy says this is 'not a proud day'. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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The recipe for a great political speech, and why applause lines hurt democracy

Political speeches are now punctuated by grand applause and pregnant pauses. While dramatic effect might help drive home a point, Boyd argues that we're losing the art of thoughtfulness in exchange for grandstanding and cheers.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Why does personal value matter?

Why should we value our own value in a world that often cheapens personal worth? What should we do with people in our lives who don't see us for who we are? Boyd wrote a recent article that dives in to the "yes" behind "Do I matter?". Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Civil liberty and the Cure

Are liberty and civil society at risk in the pursuit of the cure? If the cure for COVID19 is the loss of liberty and civil society, our success will be a failure. A government-centric country is not the America we need. Boyd gives us his own parable to illustrate his point.  ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #11

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All you need is love

A day before Valentines Day, Boyd pays tribute to the many iterations of love, from what to gift your own Valentine, to how love should prevail in our modern political era of contempt and condescention. Carol Mikita joins Boyd to talk about the legacy of Fred Adams, founder of the Utah Shakespear Festival, and how he left his own stamp of love here in Utah through theater and performance.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Creating security with kindness

While we are dealing with a lot of uncertainty, there is also a real cause for confidence and an understanding of what security is. Helen Keller said ‘"Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.’’ Too often we try to control life and create our own brand of security, but that is an unrealistic expectation. Lasting improvement comes from within and by reaching out in kindness. Life is a daring adventure! Even if that is happening at your own home or between your ears.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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What books to grab for the holidays?

Boyd talk about what went wrong with Kamala Harris's campaign and what other candidates can learn going forward. Margaret Neville from The King's English joins us in-studio to chew over the best books to give for Christmas this year. Jay Evensen from the Deseret News goes over tax reform in Utah and what may be on the docket at the not-yet-scheduled special session. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Inside Sources Memorial Day 2020

Boyd Matheson presents a Memorial Day Special that blends new insights and old wisdom. This episode features new and old recordings from his Inside Sources radio show, Deseret News opinion pieces, and Therefore, What? podcast.  Memorial Day is a special day to remember those who have gone before us. Remembering what has been will help us be “highly-resolved” to take action toward a better future. Newt Gingrich joined Boyd on his Therefore, What? podcast giving his unique perspective on leadership lessons amid the COVID pandemic from Rome. Guest Doug Wilks responds to Gingrich's media criticism and gives us an in-depth insight into asking the right questions with this peek inside the newsroom. Boyd discusses the scientific importance of touch with News reporter Lois Collins and how we can cope with touch starvation amid the COVID pandemic. Boyd closes with a lesson on overcoming weariness by transmitting compassion. ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

25 May 2020

Rank #15

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Finding the road to happiness

The road to happiness and prosperity doesn’t need to be as difficult as we try to make it. In the late 1800s, an unknown author penned a set of principles titled “The Road to Happiness.” The years have flown, the centuries have turned, times have changed, and technology has transformed the world – yet the road to real happiness remains unchanged. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Storytime: Kindness is the Answer

Gather around listeners, because Boyd has a story to illustrate the need for kindness, smartness, and knowing we are important no matter how small or different we are. Imagine a world where every child, and every adult, grew up or grew old wanting to be kind. Teaching and living the principles of kindness can change the world.  Charlie Mackesy’s children’s book “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” touches upon this principle and others in a kid-friendly conversation about universal truths. The book’s message and whimsical illustrations have earned it a spot on bestsellers lists and this morning Oprah Winfrey herself read the book live as part of Chicago Public Library’ ‘Live from The Library’ series. Even amid the storms of this pandemic please remember, kindness to yourself and others is still the answer.  ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19mins

18 May 2020

Rank #17

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The echo of the empty chamber

What does Boyd think is the greatest accomplishment of the impeachment trial so far? Apart from the speeches and the posturing, the sound bytes and the camera moments, it's the fact that all 50 state senators have been in the Senate chambers at the same time for two days straight, an accomplishment that should be happening more often. Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Spence Eccles: free online course to help small businesses amid COVID-19

The David Eccles School of Business has some great resources to teach the entrepreneur at heart. The school is partnering with the state and local leaders to provide a free online course on ‘“Navigating COVID-19: How to Save Your Business’. Spence Eccles has the details on what the course will teach, how to register, and how this can help businesses of every size adjust to the coronavirus crisis.  Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen weekdays 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Honoring the class of 2020: Riverton seniors win a C-SPAN prize

Boyd continues 'Honoring the class of 2020' with a couple of Riverton High seniors who have won a prize while educating others on a potential threat to democracy. Savannah Cobb and Preston Affleck are third-place winners in C-SPAN’s national 2020 StudentCam competition, for their documentary, "Modern Marketplaces of Ideas: Are they a Threat to Democracy?." They join Boyd to talk about their project and what they learned.  ‘Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson,’ Opinion Editor at Deseret News, takes you inside the latest political news and current events, providing higher ground for today's discussions. Listen live Monday through Thursday from 11 am to noon at 1160 AM and 102.7 FM, online at KSLNewsradio.com, or on the app. Listen on-demand as a podcast on your favorite platform or web browser. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Want more Boyd? Don’t forget to listen to his Deseret News podcast ‘Therefore, What?,’ sign up for his weekly newsletter, and follow him on Twitter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5mins

14 May 2020

Rank #20