By Alain and Cris Balmanno
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This weekly LDS liberal conversation about current events is hosted by Cris and Alain Balmanno. Each week they will discuss topics ranging from politics to sports from a liberal Mormon perspective.
||CleanS3 E38 Lazy Patriotism, Immigration, AT&T-Time Warner, G7||Alain and Cris discuss why are Americans easily swayed by lazy patriotism, the ATT-Time Warner merger, the immigration crisis at the border, G7.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E37 Erick Garcia, DACA, Trade Wars, and Breaking Down Capitalism||Anneke and Alain join our special guest Erick Garcia in a personal discussion on DACA, immigration, trade wars, and capitalism.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E36 The US Must Honor its Commitments, State’s Rights, Ocean Displacement||What happens when a country doesn’t fulfill its commitments? We also discuss state’s rights vs industry and ocean displacement.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E35 Behind the Historic Mormon NAACP Meeting||On May 18, 2018 the first presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with the national leadership of the NAACP. Our ...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E34 Utah’s Medical Marijuana, BSA, Listener Reactions||Our father and son duo answer listener comments and breaks down the proposed Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative. Also they share their thoughts on The Church ...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E33 Cultural Appropriation, Social Justice Warriors, Me Too||Alain and Cris sit down to discuss the "snowflake trinity": cultural appropriation, social justice warriors, and extreme me too reactions. Plus abuse of NFL cheerleaders ...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E32 Ut Democratic Convention, Korea, Civility in Sports||Alain and Cris discuss the Ut Democratic Convention, Civility in sports, N/S Korea, Trump’s Fox and friends melt down, the “illegal” caravan and more.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E31 Earth Day, Utah GOP Convention, 20 years of Harry Potter||From NASA to Earth Day there is so much to talk about this week our hosts had to shorten their list. Topics include, 20 years ...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E30 Is It Time for the U.S. To Require All Presidential Candidates to Pass a Qualification Test?||Listen in on an in-depth conversation by Alain and Cris about Syria, Facebook Hearings, OK Teacher Strikes, and Education. We also ask, "Is It Time ...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E29 General Conference Round Up, Community College, Escapism||Anneke and Cris review the historic changes announced at General Conference, the underrated community colleges in the US, finding ways to take a break from ...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E28 Walk 4 Our Lives, Cambridge Analytica, Church News, March Madness||Alain and Cris discuss the international marches for gun control, Facebook's folly, why internal Church events are news and how to ensure good reporting on ...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E27 White House Turn Over and Covenant Economics||All three of our hosts, Alain, Anneke, and Cris come together on St. Patrick’s Day for a rousing conversation about local Utah politics, White House ...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E26 Man’s Dominion Over The Earth||This week our father and son duo, Alain and Cris discuss ICE, North Korea, NCAA, Elephant parts, and Man’s Dominion over the earth.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E25 Hatch, Kushner, and Peace Corps||Alain and Cris sit down to discuss Orrin Hatch and the ACA, Kushner is out, the gospel of prosperity, and we say, "Happy Birthday Peace ...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E24 Corruption, Russia, NCAA, CPAC, and Billy Graham||Should college athletics as we know it be done away with? Corruption, FBI, NCAA, Russia, CPAC, Some UT Dems Support Romney, Listener questions, Billy Graham||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E23 Olympics, Changes in SNAP, Lowest Common Denominator||Alain and Cris answer listener emails, review the proposed changes to the SNAP program, and lowest common denominator laws.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E22 Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough||In the aftermath of yet another school shooting we bring you a compilation episode of our previous conversations discussing violence, guns, children, and mass shootings.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E21 State of The Union, FBI Memo, Calling 911 for Food, 42, Sunday School||Alain and Cris discuss the politicization of the FBI, State of the Union highlights, what happens when the safety net breaks, the true answer to ...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E20 Government Shutdown, USA Gymnastics, Super Bowl Ads, Head of Household Votes||Fresh off of our LEFTalks (www.latterdayleft.com/leftalks) Alain and Cris return to discuss the short lived government shutdown, is vengeful justice back in modern society, USA ...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 E19 Missile Warning Mistake, S-Hole Countries, and Listener Questions||Anneke and Alain discuss why we are Latter-Day Left, the underlying reason we are so upset about President Trump's "sh*t hole" statement, and HI missile ...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I've been listening to this podcast for over a year and always find something thought provoking. Highly recommended - especially if you are looking for alternative points of view to consider.
Listening to Alain and Cris reminds me of growing up listening to my parents, aunts and uncles talk about issues of the day. If you're a left-of-center Mormon feeling sometimes like you're the only one in the room with your point of view, this is the podcast for you. You'll find yourself nodding your head and agreeing (with most things) and, possibly, sharing your opinions with your friends and family with a bit more confidence. Great job, guys!