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June 19, 2020
It's Juneteenth! But, unfortunately, many Weber county residents have no idea what the holiday is or what it means. Don't worry though. We've got you covered. We sat down with Ms. Betty Sawyer and Dr. Wesley Boykin to discuss what Juneteenth is and the ongoing legacy of slavery in today's society. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate    Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
June 16, 2020
Have you heard people slandering Vote by Mail? Us too. So, we decided to get to the bottom of these rumors and chat with Weber County Clerk Ricky Hatch about the upcoming primary (It's on June 30th) and the general election. Ricky dispels some myths and takes us through the process and controls they have in place to make sure the election is as secure as it can be. Plus, we've always got some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Please tell your friends about the show! Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
June 10, 2020
JCP has hit the big time! This week, we chat with Utah State House Minority Leader, Rep. Brian King, about the proposed state budget cuts and the impending special legislative session. He shares with us the revision process the budget is currently undergoing due to the effects of COVID-19 and how you can stay alert for any cuts to key programs *cough* Education *cough* Plus, we've always got some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Please tell your friends about the show! Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
June 2, 2020
It's budget season for cities all across Weber county! So, we decided to chat with Ogden City Council member and chair Angela Choberka to learn how cities create their budgets and how the #JCPeeps can voice their input to make change locally. Plus, we've always got polls, some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down, and Upcoming Events are in order. Please tell your friends about the show! Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
May 19, 2020
This week, the JCPeeps chat with Ms. Betty Sawyer, Dr. Enrique Romo, and Andrea Hernandez about the impact of COVID-19 on the communities of color in Weber county. Plus, we've always got polls, some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down, and Upcoming Events are back. Please tell your friends about the show! Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
May 13, 2020
The JCP Crew and special guest host Chris Neville (someone tell Shane he missed the boat) take a look at some controversy brewing on the other side of the aisle in Weber county this week. We chat about the Lorraine Brown saga and the Weber County Republican Party's history of messing with the rules to benefit convention-only candidates. Plus, we've always got some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down. Please tell your friends about the show! Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
May 6, 2020
This week, we're chatting with the only woman running for a Congressional seat in Utah, CD1's Jaime Cheek. We learn more about her roots in rural Wyoming, her work helping rural communities get back on their feet, and what issues her campaign is highlighting on the campaign trail. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
May 2, 2020
We're going back to school this week! We chat with Jeremy Shinoda, longtime JCPeep and current Ogden School Board member, about what brought him to Ogden, how he got involved in the Ogden School District, and some of the issues facing the school board today. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
April 25, 2020
Small businesses are struggling right now, but is the government's Paycheck Protection Program actually helping REAL small business owners? Or is it a corporate giveaway? We chat with Sadie Smith, owner of Grounds for Coffee on 25th Street about her experience trying to make ends meet during this tough time and applying for PPP funding. Plus, Shane is back! And, we've always got some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down for you and Upcoming Events. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
April 23, 2020
We've got a new format coming your way! We'll be offering a standalone interview, plus our regular show for the next few weeks. First up, we chatted with candidate for CD1 Darren Parry remotely to learn more about who he is, what drew him to the race, and what issues he's hearing matter most to constituents in northern Utah. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
April 20, 2020
We're trying to get back in to a rhythm for the #JCPeeps and what better way to do that then digging in to the local Democrats who have filed to run for office! Plus, we chat a bit about the recent dustup over former Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson's misrepresentation of his education and what it means for him as a public servant. And, we've always got some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down for you and Upcoming Events. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
April 2, 2020
Stay at home orders have kept everyone indoors for the last couple of weeks. So, we had plenty of time to record a show remotely to see how that works. We chat about Utah Department of Health reporting of COVID-19 cases, a recent switcheroo on the Ogden City Planning Commission, and pretty much whatever else is on our minds. Plus, we've always got some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down for you and Upcoming Events.  Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
March 11, 2020
Have we got a show for you this week! This episode is PACKED with segments on the Ogden City Planning Commission's recent decision to recommend prioritizing the Marshall White Center for funding w/ guest host Angel Castillo, Week 6 of our Legislative Update series w/ Alliance for a Better Utah's Katie Matheson, and Denette Stanger and Ian Williams from the YCC to chat about what they do. Whew! Plus, we've always got some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down for you and Upcoming Events.  Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
March 4, 2020
March is Women's History Month and we've got women-focused content for the #JCPeeps planned all month long! This week, we sit down with Sarah Langsdon, director of Special Collections at the Stewart Library at Weber State, to chat about an upcoming project celebrating the impact of women in Weber county, past and present. Plus, we're chatting with Alliance for a Better Utah's Katie Matheson to breakdown Week 5 of the legislative session, including a recap of #JCPeeps Day on the Hill. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube   Legislative Update w/ Katie Matheson (11:14) Women of Weber County w/ Sarah Langsdon (38:34) Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down (1:17:15) Upcoming Events (1:33:19)
February 25, 2020
This week, we sit down with Zach Thomas, Chair of the Weber County Dems, to talk about the upcoming election season, including the presidential primary, Caucus Night on March 24th, and county and state conventions. Plus, JCP breaks the big news on the keynote speaker for the Orton and McKay fundraising dinner. (Gotta listen to the show for the deets.) Plus, we're chatting with Alliance for a Better Utah's Katie Matheson to breakdown Week 4 of the legislative session, which includes big news on state legislators trying to gut Proposition 4 (Anti-Gerrymandering). Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube   Zach Thomas 9:05:13   Katie Matheson 40:05:19   Pinkies up 1:15:30   Events 1:24:55
February 19, 2020
The Democratic primary season is in full swing, with Utah's primary day, March 3rd, right around the corner. But, what is the impact locally on Weber county and how do people make their voice heard? To answer those questions, we sit down with 2016 national delegate (and the longest JCP sponsor) Ashley Wolthuis to chat about how she became a national delegate from Weber county, what it was like in Philadelphia, and what #JCPeeps can expect this time around in Milwaukee this July. Plus, we're chatting with Alliance for a Better Utah's Katie Matheson to breakdown Week 3 of the legislative session. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate      Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
February 13, 2020
It's voting season for the Indie Ogden Awards, so our guest host is Dan Matthews from Indie Ogden. Plus the second week of Utah's legislative session has just wrapped up, so Katie Matheson returns from Alliance for a Better Utah to give us the low down.   Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate    Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
February 6, 2020
It finally happened. Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt met with the public last week as part of the Town Hall Conversations on Race series at Weber State. We invite Malik Dayo and Alicia Washington to chat with Dan and guest host Katy Owens about how the town hall went, their reactions to the Chief's answers, and what work still needs to be done. Plus, we're chatting with Alliance for a Better Utah's Communications Director, Katie Matheson, about the first week of the legislative session. And, your favorite segments, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Special thanks to our sponsors, Foley's MMA and Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate    Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
January 21, 2020
The legislative session starts this Monday, and it only last forty five days, so you better start learning about what they're doing now! That's why we brought back our friend Katie Matheson from the Alliance for a Better Utah to give us the low down.  Special thanks to our sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!   Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
January 16, 2020
We're coming to you this week from our brand new studio inside Foley's MMA, and we've got Sahna Foley on to celebrate. We'll talk about the drive to stick as many houses as possible onto a plot of land, and we talk a little about what it's like being an actor in Ogden. Special thanks to our sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!   Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
January 7, 2020
It's a new year, so we brought back our friends (brand new West Haven Councilwoman Nina Morse and Utah Senate 19 hopeful Chris Neville) to talk about the best and worst of 2019.    16:07 most fascinating story 26:00 most depressing story 42:00 favorite guest/episode 49:08 resolution for politician 57:55 predictions and hot takes for 2020 1:02:42 pinky up, thumbs down for 2019   Special thanks to our sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!   Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
December 29, 2019
We're joined by our Fall 2019 intern, Sharon Valverde Vargas, who has been covering the Ogden City Council beat for us. We talk about the past few months on the council, and get Sharon's impressions as a somewhat recent transplant to the area.   Special thanks to our sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!     Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
December 19, 2019
Our guest this week is Andi Beadles, Executive Director of the Weber Housing Authority, and she’s been studying the causes and cures for homelessness for over 11 years. We talk about the amazing work she’s doing with WHA and some interesting things she’s learned along the way. Plus we get Zach Thomas to walk us through the Utah’s hasty tax reform process. Special thanks to our sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate! Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
December 10, 2019
This week, we welcome Army veteran and community activist Malik Dayo to the show to chat about police reform efforts in Ogden City. Plus, are UTA and North Ogden blurring the already very fuzzy line between church and state by having a live nativity at a city-sponsored event? And, as always, we've got Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events for you. Special thanks to our sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!     Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
December 4, 2019
You might say this show lacks direction. Well tell it to the #JCPeeps because we're answering their weird questions in honor of Shane's birthday. Who's the most corrupt local politician? Which of our guests would Dan kill? Who will stick their foot in their mouth first?! You'll have to listen to find out. Also special thanks to our new sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!   Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
November 26, 2019
Tax reform is coming in hot and heavy in Utah. We're joined by Alliance for a Better Utah's Katie Matheson to talk about what's in the proposal in front of the public and how to lobby your legislators for change. Plus, we chat about intergenerational poverty in Weber county and, as always, some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down with Upcoming Events. Also special thanks to our new sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!   Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
November 19, 2019
This week, we welcome Senate District 19 candidate, Katy Owens, as we talk about her commitment to park inside the lines (side eye, Allen Christensen), her experience with elections policy, and what she hopes to accomplish if elected to the Utah state Senate. Plus, Ogden considers committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030 this week, along with Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Also special thanks to our new sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!   Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
November 12, 2019
Municipal elections have come and gone this week and we bring the Kingmaker on to make sense of it all. Plus, Ogden's Lantern House homeless resource center and shelter recently saw a sharp decrease in the number of beds to due to regulations. And, as always, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events.   Also special thanks to our new sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate!   Show Notes | Patreon | FB Group | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
November 6, 2019
We're taking it nationwide (but always with a little Weber county flavor) this week as we sit down with former Utah Democratic Party Vice Chair and Democratic National Committee member Marcus Stevenson. Marcus explains how the DNC works, what changes he worked on while on the committee, and how the work at the national level actually helps Democrats counties like Weber.   We also do a short recap of Monday's Proposition 3 debate with Kingmaker Oscar Mata and Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down.   Also stay until the end so you can hear us plug our new sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate! https://www.theelementsofrealestate.com   Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/run-dnc-ft-dj-stevenson   Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/
November 2, 2019
It's a bonus episode for your weekend! We got Commissioner Jim Harvey to come chat about what's going on with the County right now, including this newly proposed Tax Shift. You can make your voice heard at some upcoming town halls, but you'll have to listen if you want all the details! Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/
October 29, 2019
It's an echoey episode, but on the bright side, we've got two guests! Brenda Kidman is here to tell us all about the great work they're doing with Indivisible Ogden, and Oscar "Kingmaker" Mata is back as Proposition 3 enters it's final week. You should listen despite the bad audio so you can learn how to win two tickets to the Biz Markie show Halloween Night at The Monarch provided by Indie Ogden! Buy tickets here! Also stay until the end so you can hear us plug our new sponsor, Ashley Wolthius and the Elements of Real Estate! https://www.theelementsofrealestate.com Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/
October 22, 2019
For years, if you want to know what's hip and happening in Ogden, you go to one place: Indie Ogden. So, we decided to get new Editor-in-Chief Dan Mathews on the show to talk about the team leading Indie Ogden in to the future and what they're planning (Hint: It involves more concerts, more art, and lots of collaboration). Plus, we chat about a recent ruling on the unconstitutional 2010 gang injunction in Ogden and the potential cost to Weber county. And, some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down, along with Upcoming Events. Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/ Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/dan-the-indie-ogden-man
October 16, 2019
We continue our series of meeting local candidates running for office with Jenny Kite, who's currently running for city council in Harrisville. Plus, we debate whether or not western Weber county should incorporate or join with a larger city like West Haven. And, as always, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming events. Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/ Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/the-kite-runner
October 8, 2019
You probably knew that it was municipal election season right? If not, you're in for a treat! This week, we've got Meg Sanders on to give us a recap of the North Ogden Mayoral Debate. Plus, we welcome special guest Jessica Fiveash, who is currently running for a seat on the Riverdale City Council. A whole lotta municipal madness in here. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Don't forget to sign up for our Patreon using the link below and support local journalism in Weber county. Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/ Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/battle-force-fiveash
October 1, 2019
It's a fire... fighter! We're joined by North View Fire officionado Jay Johnson to talk about how the district works, what your taxes do, and how they're working to keep things as efficient as possible. Plus, we make a pitch for our new Patreon account that will be 100% dedicated to supporting local journalism. And, as always, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming events. Check out the new Patreon account here: https://www.patreon.com/junctioncitypodcast Make sure to join the Facebook group, the Junction City Forum here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/ Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/the-fellows-in-yellow
September 24, 2019
We welcome Good Company Theatre's co-founder Alicia Washington to the show this week to talk about how they curate the stories their company chooses to tell and her activism in the community for people of color. Plus, we do some Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Join the Facebook group to access our weekly polls here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/ Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/you-down-with-gct
September 17, 2019
North Ogden sure does have a lot of plans. But are they good plans? Plus we're giving our thoughts on the Ogden mayoral debate, and telling you how to get involved this week. Join the #JCPeeps Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/ Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/a-north-ogden-divide
September 10, 2019
Ever wonder what it's like to actually be the guy in the ring? This week, we've got you covered with tales from former professional fighter and owner of Foley's MMA, Dave Foley. Plus, what's the impact of President Trump's recent announcement to funnel military construction funds to his ineffective and expensive border wall for Weber county? $54 million, actually. And of course, no show is complete without Pinkies Up, Thumbs down and Upcoming events just for you!   Join the #JCPeeps Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306142926757334/   Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/foley-s-mma-zing
September 2, 2019
Union guru Danny Brewer comes back to celebrate Labor Day with a little history on the labor movement in America. We talk about why you should really have a union, but you probably can't because you've let all your rights as a worker get taken away. So good job on that one.
August 27, 2019
Special guest Meg Sanders stirred it up across the Wasatch Front this week when she learned that Kayla Daloff, the former University of Utah detective that failed slain student-athlete Lauren McCluskey, had recently been hired by the Weber County Sheriff's Office as a deputy. We invited Meg to share what she learned and what other interesting hires Sheriff Ryan Arbon has made of late.   Plus, the state legislature got it wrong again on medical cannabis with their plan for a central-fill pharmacy for patients with county health departments to act as dispensaries. And, a little Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down.   Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/cheech-and-wrong-again
August 20, 2019
We dish the dirt on primary results across Weber County including friends of the show Angel Castillo and Nina Morse, and we break down the recent report on retirement benefits for former Commissioner James Ebert. Plus the sound is a lot better this episode! Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/kings-made-and-politicians-paid
August 13, 2019
This week, we recap the second Ogden Mayoral Debate and sit down with two guys who aren't even 21 yet, but they're running the Weber County Democrats. They joined us in the sweatbox to talk about what motivates them and what kind of help they need. We've also got Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down, Upcoming Events, and John gets Shane to go back to his old ways... Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/out-of-the-mouths-of-babes
August 6, 2019
This week, things are a little bit more somber around the Sweatbox. We’re chatting about the recent tragedies in CA, TX, and OH. But, we also had the chance to sit down with Ogden Mayor candidate Angel Castillo about her vision for the city. We'll tell you this: Shane is SUPER interested in sidewalks. Also: DON'T FORGET TO MAIL IN YOUR BALLOT THIS WEEK! Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/angels-in-the-sweatbox
July 31, 2019
Utah gets some good news this week.We start with the good after learning that Rep. Rob Bishop WILL NOT seek another term representing Congressional District 1. We follow that up with a discussion on the Trump Administration's rejection of Utah's Medicaid waiver and what that means with Utah Democratic Healthcare Caucus chair Ryan Jensen. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and This Week's Events. This one is meaty! Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/republican-medicaid-meltdown
July 25, 2019
Oh hey everyone,  So this is the show without Colby. Yikes! Will the guys be able to make the whole show work? You can already see its a late upload so... On today's show, John talks political battle scars, we talk local municipal races (remember get your ballots in by August 12), and well there was more stuff. Don't worry Colby will be back next week to ensure quality, but for this week...courage.   The three musketeers (shane dan and john)
July 16, 2019
We put our money where our mouth is this week and talk about our experiences knocking doors for candidates in Weber county last Saturday alongside special guest Chris Neville, former candidate for state House District 53. We, also, vent about the President's racist tirade on Twitter Sunday morning against Reps. AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down, Upcoming Events, and a new hard-hitting poll in the Junction City Podcast FB group. Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/knock-knock-knockin-on-voters-doors
July 10, 2019
Fresh from the Tax Reform Town Hall in Layton, we come to you from the one and only Laser Zone! Dan and Colby give their takes on the town hall, we discuss the recent discovery of hazardous waste on the banks of the Weber river, and chat with Nina Morse, a PR pro and friend of the show running for city council in West Haven. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down and Upcoming Events. Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/taxes-and-chemicals-and-nina-oh-my
July 2, 2019
Big news from the US Supreme Court this week as they give a judicial shoulder shrug to partisan gerrymandering across the country. We also sit down with former Standard-Examiner sports writer and current Weber State women's soccer, softball, and volleyball play-by-play announcer Brandon Garside to chat Wildcat sports. Luckily, John wasn't here for it, cause we all know how much he lOvEs SpOrTs. Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/very-gerry
June 25, 2019
This week, JCP goes over a recap of the municipal election filings and who's running for mayor or city council in your town with special guest and Kingmaker, Oscar Mata. We also chat about the new Chair and Vice Chair for the Utah Democratic Party. Plus, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down. Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/kingmakeriii
June 18, 2019
We sit down with John Sillito, professor emeritus of History at Weber State University and former director of the Weber State University Archives, to discuss the history of socialism in Weber county. We also come up with the weirdest game ever in light of the news that Rep. Rob Bishop might be considering a run for the governor's mansion in Utah. And, don't forget, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down. Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/big-scary-socialism-w--john-sillito
May 30, 2019
John and Colby dig in to the ever-changing Inland Port. What is it and how does it affect Weber county? Plus, Mike Lee high-fives fellow Congressional trolls on Twitter and our signature segment, Pinkies Up, Thumbs Down. Show notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/inland-port-field-of-dreams-or-patch-of-lies
May 7, 2019
This week, we are without John Miles, but it's OK! We make it through by discussing DABC's recent decision to deny businesses like Social Axe Throwing here in Ogden a beer license, the differences between Sen. Mike Lee's and Sen. Mitt Romney's responses to the Mueller Report Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/05-07-19-no-booze-for-you
May 2, 2019
We sit down with Oscar Mata to talk about political consulting in Weber County and the initiative to reform our county government.
May 1, 2019
This week, JCP discusses the Weber County Forward initiative with kingmaker and ardent Democrat, Oscar Mata. We, also, talk 2020 and who might run for Rep. Rob Bishop's seemingly open seat. Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/04-30-19-kingmaker
April 23, 2019
We're talking about Ogden schools with special guest Iain Hueton including school closures, background on the recently passed $87 million bond, and getting involved with the Ogden School District.
April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019
This week, JCP discusses the LDS Church's recent announcement concerning LGBTQ families and baptism. We also discuss #OgdenRestaurantWeek and John finally getting an iPhone (j/k He wants to buy solar panels). Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/04-09-19-ldsgbt
April 2, 2019
Tax Increment Financing is becoming a popular solution for revitalizing Weber County. Is this a smart way to encourage businesses to fix up areas in need or a shell game being played with taxpayers' money?
April 2, 2019
This week, JCP discusses CRA's (Community Reinvestment Areas) and the mechanism to fund them, TIF (Tax Increment Funding). We also discuss Sen. Mike Lee's (non)proposal for climate change and the weird way Republicans in the state legislature plan to push back against socialism. Show Notes: https://www.junctioncitypodcast.com/post/04-02-19-tif-for-tat
March 26, 2019
A gondola that takes me to the top of the mountain sounds great! If only that was all that was being proposed. Special Guest Meg Sanders gives us the low down on the many ways Weber County citizens will be asked to pay the price for a gondola, and the big picture is not pretty.
March 26, 2019
It's lump sum payout time! But only for elected officials. You get $50,000! You get $50,000! You get $50,000! But taxpayers, we just get the bill.
March 26, 2019
Remember when Utahns fought for a few ballot initiatives until they gained majority support from Utah citizens and were adopted on the ballot only to be undone by State lawmakers? Yeah we remember too. The North Remembers.
March 26, 2019
How are the community and local federal employees recovering from the shutdown? Do Dems even have a chance of tipping the scales in Weber?
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