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On your mark, get set, #utpol. 45 Days takes you behind the scenes of the Utah Legislature's fast and furious annual session. Each week, KUER reporters highlight critical bills and how they could affect you. Along the way, we'll introduce the movers and shakers who convene every winter on Capitol Hill.
||CleanMidterms Recap: Romney Moves To Washington, Trump Mocks Mia, Popular Propositions||The 2018 midterm elections are over but results are still trickling in for some races, including Utah's competitive 4th Congressional District where Republican incumbent Mia Love faces an uphill battle against Democrat Ben McAdams. As county clerks tall||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUtah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Answers Your Voting Questions||Midterm elections are just around the corner and there is a lot on the ballot this year. That’s why KUER put out a call to our listeners to send us any and all questions about voting to pose to Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, the state’s top elections chief.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Legislative Recap, Live From Cedar City||We are live in Cedar City this week for a special recap of the 2018 legislative session. Joining Julia and Nicole on stage are three Utah lawmakers from the region: Rep. Walt Brooks of St. George, Rep. John Westwood of Cedar City and Sen. Don Ipson of S||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 7: Sine Die! & Gov. Gary Herbert||That's a wrap! The Legislature passed 534 bills this session, just one bill shy of their record during the 2017 session, and left hundreds more behind. Here are the highlights, plus a conversation with Gov. Gary Herbert.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 6: Work Requirements, Power Struggles & Rappin' Reps||Now, this is the story all about how Week 6 of the Legislature got flipped-turned upside down? Utah's beatboxing lawmakers are gearing up for their final spurt to the finish line with several big items still left on Republican leaders' to-do list. Notab||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 5: Death Penalty, Tax Reform & Rep. Chavez-Houck||Nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes, and legislators are tackling both in Week 5 of the session. This week we talk with reporter Whittney Evans about some surprise backers of a new death penalty repeal effort. We also look at the state'||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 4: Air Quality, A Changing Climate & Rep. Eliason||This week lawmakers paused to honor the 17 lives lost in a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. But the latest school violence is unlikely to persuade Republican leaders to propose any big changes to gun laws this session. Meanwhile, a committee finally||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Temple & State||Every legislative session a few bills pop up that generate a lot of buzz, but never quite make it to the finish line. For the last few years, that has been the case with proposed legislation to toughen the state's penalties for hate crimes. So what||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 3: Sex Scandal, Tax Breaks & Rep. Coleman||Happy Winter Olympics! Utah misses you so. That's why lawmakers are eager to win them back by 2026 or 2030 — they've even passed a resolution that says as much. But who can think of the cold when things are heating up on Capitol Hill? The halls are||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 2: Ballot Busters, Lobbyist Lunches & Sen. Mayne||It's week 2 at the Utah Legislature and we've already seen several big bills make their way through the House and Senate. On this week's episode, we discuss a few bills in direct conflict with two citizen-led ballot initiatives making their way to voter||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 1: State of The State, Rapid Fire Bills & Speaker Hughes||The gavel has fallen and the Utah Legislature is officially in session! This week we dissect opening speeches by Gov. Gary Herbert and House Speaker Greg Hughes, then Speaker Hughes will also join us later in the episode for our “Better Know a Lawmake||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek 0: Leg Preview, Oddball Bills & Rep. Spendlove||And we're back! Welcome to Season 2 of 45 Days. The 2018 Utah Legislative Session is just around the corner. This week we're giving you an idea of some of the big topics lawmakers will try to tackle, some oddball bills we're kind of fond of, and our fir||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 Days Ep. 7: Sine Die! Wrap-up Of The 2017 Utah Legislative Session||On the final episode of 45 Days, KUER’s Terry Gildea, Judy Fahys, Erik Neumann, Nicole Nixon, Lee Hale, and Julia Ritchey break down the final hours of the 2017 Utah Legislative Session: alcohol, teacher salaries, homelessness, public lands, and—cru||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 Days Ep. 6: Crossing The Zion Moat||With just a week to go until the end of the 2017 Utah Legislative Session, KUER’s Terry Gildea , Nicole Nixon, and Whittney Evans talk about the latest developments on a bill to pull down the Zion Curtain—turns out there’ll still be a barrier betw||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 Days Ep. 5: Concealed Carry & Teacher Salaries||We’re nearing the end of the 2017 Utah legislative session. This week, KUER news director Terry Gildea talks with reporters Nicole Nixon, Whittney Evans, and Lee Hale about a bill to make provisional concealed carry permits available to 18 to 20-year-||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 Days Ep. 4: Guns & Booze||We’ve reached the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session. This week on 45 Days, KUER News Director Terry Gildea talks with reporters Nicole Nixon, Whittney Evans, and Julia Ritchey about a bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol level fro||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 Days Ep. 3: Sex Ed. & Federal Lands||This week, KUER reporters Nicole Nixon, Lee Hale, and Judy Fahys join news director Terry Gildea to talk about sex education in Utah, and the fight over federal control of public lands in Utah. Last week Governor Gary Herbert signed a non-binding||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 Days Ep. 2: Medical Marijuana & Bears Ears||It’s the second week of “45 Days,” the KUER podcast bringing you the latest news on the bills and politics coming out of the 2017 general session of the Utah Legislature. This time, KUER reporters Erik Neumann, Judy Fahys, and Julia Ritchey sit do||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 Days: Episode 1||The 2017 general session of the Utah Legislature is underway, and KUER reporters are breaking down the bills, and the politics behind them, in our new podcast “45 Days.” On our first episode, KUER news director Terry Gildea is joined by reporters Wh||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome coverage of hill happenings
If you want to keep up with all the big issues coming out of Capitol Hill, you won’t find a better podcast.
Getting too Snarky to take Seriously
I really enjoyed this podcast last legislative session, and have listened again this year because I want to follow what’s going on in the session and contact my representatives about it. But the hosts have a sort of tongue-in-cheek, mocking tone about everything this season that is really hard to take. As a woman I was excited to have two female hosts—I wish
they would stick more to a serious journalistic approach instead of this we-are-so-above-it-all tone. Disappointing, as overall I love the idea of the podcast.
A MUCH NEEDED RESOURCE!
45 Days is a much needed resource for a clear, non biased report on Utah Legislation! It’s hard to separate the legalese from the hype & 45 Days does such a great job distilling what’s happening on the Utah Hill & how it impacts Utahns & our family’s!