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Listen weekly to be informed in interesting ways. If you're sick of getting your news from talk radio, cable news, or outrageous Facebook posts, you might like it here. This podcast may not be for you if you are opposed to: Trump impersonators, Rapper Economists, or Political Poetry.

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Listen weekly to be informed in interesting ways. If you're sick of getting your news from talk radio, cable news, or outrageous Facebook posts, you might like it here. This podcast may not be for you if you are opposed to: Trump impersonators, Rapper Economists, or Political Poetry.

    What if the News Gave Us Solutions, not Just Problems? – with Alicia Gettys

    What if the News Gave Us Solutions, not Just Problems? – with Alicia Gettys

    True or False: Watching the news makes the world a better place for you. Many say this statement is definitely false because it seems the news just makes people depressed, angry, and polarized. So what if the news actually equipped viewers with ways to solve the problems they report on?
    In this episode we are joined by Alicia Gettys who is out to change the way we view the news. She’s a producer of a new web series called Solution Time which addresses the solutions to the biggest world problems. They address some big issues: homelessness, poverty, drug abuse–without leaving viewers feeling hopeless. And they even pull it off with a little humor along the way.
    Check out their newest episode on Veteran Homelessness at: SolutionTime.tv
    If you’re liking Un-Uninformed, subscribe in your podcast app. You can also reach out to us on FaceBook,  Twitter, or you can leave us a voicemail or text at 513-INFORM-U.

    • 19 min
    Should Politicians Draw Their Own Boundaries? A Look at Gerrymandering

    Should Politicians Draw Their Own Boundaries? A Look at Gerrymandering

    Are voters choosing their politicians or are politicians choosing their voters? In one week, Utah voters have the opportunity to weigh in on this question. In this episode we’re talking about something called gerrymandering: when politicians rig the system by choosing their own boundaries for re-election. We talk to Blake Moore, a co-chair of the coalition called Better Boundaries, which is advocating for the ballot initiative to have an independent committee draw the borders for congressional and legislative districts, rather than the politicians themselves doing it. We also talk to Utah State Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, who wrote the official opposition to this ballot initiative known as proposition 4.
    If you’re liking Un-Uninformed, subscribe in your podcast app. You can also reach out to us on FaceBook,  Twitter, or you can leave us a voicemail or text at 513-INFORM-U.

    • 38 min
    Medicaid Expansion: the Benefits & Costs

    Medicaid Expansion: the Benefits & Costs

    In a little over a week, thousands of Utahns will be voting on bringing medicaid expansion to Utah. Medicaid expansion is part of the Affordable Care Act that brings medicaid to thousands of additional Americans than were initially covered. But states can opt out of this expansion. Utah is one of those states. That’s because Utah legislators saw that this expansion has a few costs. Now that medicaid expansion is a ballot initiative in Utah, voters get to ask themselves: Are the benefits worth the costs?
    In this episode, we talk about the benefits and costs of medicaid expansion. We talk with RyLee Curtis with Utah Decides Healthcare in support of this proposition as well as Representative Robert Spendlove who opposes the initiative.
    If you’re liking Un-Uninformed, subscribe in your podcast app. You can also reach out to us on FaceBook,  Twitter, or you can leave us a voicemail or text at 513-INFORM-U.

    • 30 min
    Medical Marijuana is Coming to Utah

    Medical Marijuana is Coming to Utah

    This November, Utahns are voting on an initiative to legalize medical marijuana. This, of course, is a point of controversy. Supporters say it’s about time we help people suffering with conditions that can be helped by marijuana. People opposing this initiative say it goes too far.
    Over the last few weeks leading up to the November elections, Sean Sevy set out to interview the top-dogs for the coalitions both for and against this marijuana initiative known as proposition 2. This podcast episode starts out with an interview with Connor Boyack, the President of the Libertas Institute which helped draft the initiative. Following this interview, we interview Jim Jardine who is on the executive committee for Drug Safe Utah, a coalition opposing proposition 2. In this second interview, we get breaking news of a huge plot twist in this entire medical marijuana debate. Give this a listen and you’ll see what we mean.
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    • 48 min
    New Season: Medical Marijuana, Medicaid Expansion, & Gerrymandering

    New Season: Medical Marijuana, Medicaid Expansion, & Gerrymandering

    In this new mini-season we’re talking about some hot issues: medical marijuana, medicaid expansion, and gerrymandering. Un-Uninformed is based in Salt Lake City, Utah where these three big issues will be on the ballot for this November’s midterm elections. So if you’re not a Utah voter–go ahead and not listen to this if you are fine being uninformed about these issues that will show up in your state soon if they haven’t already.
    With only a few weeks left until midterms in the US, follow Un-Uninformed to get informed on these big issues. We’re talking to the top-dogs who are heading up campaigns both for and against these ballot initiatives. We’ve laid out these big issues so both Utahns and non-Utahns can have a clue on what’s going on when they go to the polls or just talk to their friends.
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    • 6 min
    Overcoming Polarization, Recognizing Tribalism- with Elizabeth Gamarra

    Overcoming Polarization, Recognizing Tribalism- with Elizabeth Gamarra

    We’ve seen our society be polarized over: democrat vs. republican, Christian vs. Atheist, black vs. white, etc., etc. The overarching issue here is something called tribalism. It turns out that tribalism is part of human nature as our brains categorize our world into two groups: the Us and the Them. So what do we do about it?
    In this episode, Elizabeth Gamarra talks with Sean Sevy about the nature of tribalism and how we can overcome the natural tenancy to form polarizing tribes.
    Elizabeth Gamarra and Sean Sevy shared the stage at TEDx Salt Lake City last year. If you would like to watch their videos, check out these links:
    Human Mobility: A Uniting Journey of Perspectives | Elizabeth Katherine Gamarra
    How Engineering Can Revolutionize Global Development (with toilets) | Sean Sevy
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Karalynn34 ,

Great mini-series

I’ve loved the mini-series on the different propositions. Very helpful! I’m still confused a bit on how to vote but glad to at least know what I’m voting for!

Robmgl ,

Awesome podcast

Love it.

SeeDublYa ,

INFO-noMercial

As a past talk radio listener, I became uninformed when I got tired of listening to more infomercials and complainers than useful information. Now thanks to Sean ability to look at all sides of the story, and great humor and personation skills, I can become un-uninformed and listen to something entertaining while at work.

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