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Moving from I to We: A charismatic leader won't save us, but our youth might
Boyd continues his lessons learned from his “Therefore, What? podcast” conversation with Robert Putnam and Shaylyn Romney Garrett, about American society’s morality cycle of shifting from an “I” to a “we” mentality. In their new book, The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again, they point out that it is not charismatic leaders who spark an upswing, but the efforts of the people and especially our youth.
Scott Howell on the Utah Senate deciding to discuss the Dixie State name change
Former Senate Democratic Leader Scott Howell is excited that the Utah Senate will be discussing Dixie State University’s name change bill after all! While previously, the senate had no plans to hold a hearing, a student-led protest at the capitol on Wednesday caused them to reconsider. Many, such as Boyd, believe that the bill is necessary for the success of Dixie’s former and future students, while others fear the change would be an attack on the school’s history.
R-Streets James Wallner on the complications of the current coronavirus stimulus bill
R-Street’s James Wallner joins Boyd to comment on the complications of the current coronavirus stimulus bill and explain the process it has to take as it works its way through lawmakers’ hands. The $1.9 Trillion stimulus package is set for House vote within days and faces new hurdles, including terms like a parliamentarian, reconciliation, and the standards of the Byrd rule. Wallner gives our listeners a 101 of the mechanism of progression.
Is the stimulus a “socialist bill on steroids” or a lifeline for American families?
This phase of the most recent coronavirus stimulus plan is in its waning hours as it advances to a House vote within days, but negotiations and debate continue between the reigning parties as Democrats frame it as an essential lifeline for American families and Republicans call it “a socialist bill on steroids” packed with erroneous requirements. Also, Boyd has some exciting breaking news regarding coronavirus vaccinations in Utah.
The “Utah Advantage” is a mix of rugged individualism and compassionate communitarianism
The “Utah Advantage” is a mix of rugged individualism and compassionate communitarianism according to ‘Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community’ author Robert Putnam’s conversation with Boyd on his Therefore, What? Podcast. Boyd expands on the conversation adding some wisdom from Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2020 conference address ‘Sustainable Societies” and Boyd’s own insights. Because our future depends on setting cynicism, scorn, and contempt aside and deeply connecting with our fellow travelers here on planet earth.
Counselor Jenny Howe: Stress, fatigue, and resilience regardless of external circumstances
As we mark over a year since the coronavirus pandemic hit Utah, Counselor Jenny Howe joins Boyd to breakdown the mental health impact of the long-waging war against the virus. From the risk our youth faces from social isolation and Zoom weariness to the difference between stress and fatigue, Howe provides insight into and tips to fight the wear-and-tear the pandemic has caused on our most valuable resource, our minds. Boyd and Jenny discuss what can we do to promote hope, that is the sense of emotional control and resilience regardless of external circumstances.