The Alliance for a Better Utah works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government.
Hosted by Chase Thomas & Maddie Hayes
Produced by Jarrell James
Artwork : Kendra Black
A Discussion on Sexual Assault & Utah's Rape Kit Legislation
We sat down with Nicole Bedera, a Sociology PHD student at the University of Michigan and former member of the Hospital Response Team at the Rape Recovery Center. We're also joined by Darrah Jones who has spent years as a sexual assault support advocate at the University of Utah. This discussion spans a variety of topics regarding rape and sexual assault. Such as Utah's higher rates of rape and sexual violence compared to the rest of the country. We also topics such as intersectionality, police training, what the rape kit process is actually like and why Angela Romero's legislation demanding the testing of backlogged rape kits is so important.
Utahns Acting For Change Together (UACT)
We sat down with MaríadelMar from UACT and started off by discussing how the organization grew so quickly and what their goals are. Then we dove into the gritty stuff - what the resistance is like on the front lines of legislation and how groups like UACT are finding meaningful footing in this politically tumultuous environment.
Public Lands Discussion with Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Public Lands Discussion with Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance by Alliance For a Better Utah
Millennials & Politics - The Real Silent Majority
ABU discusses the increasing role millennials are playing in the political landscape with our amazing interns Emily & Keaton. Who better to get at the heart of the millennial struggle in politics than two millennials deep in the trenches on a regular basis. They discuss stereotypes of their generation and the realities that millennials face socially and politically moving forward.