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The Utah Stories Show fosters conversations about important issues that relate to the quality of life for all Utahns. We will be hosting guests who are government leaders, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and those who are the thought leaders in Utah's changing culture, especially those who are seeking to make Utah into a better place. A large part of what we seek to do is hold government leaders accountable to the people, and have them answer the tough questions related to policy and quality of life in Utah. While this show is political, we plan on keeping our approach balanced and fair, as we have done for years with Utah Stories magazine.

Utah Stories Show Richard Markosian

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The Utah Stories Show fosters conversations about important issues that relate to the quality of life for all Utahns. We will be hosting guests who are government leaders, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and those who are the thought leaders in Utah's changing culture, especially those who are seeking to make Utah into a better place. A large part of what we seek to do is hold government leaders accountable to the people, and have them answer the tough questions related to policy and quality of life in Utah. While this show is political, we plan on keeping our approach balanced and fair, as we have done for years with Utah Stories magazine.

    Salt Lake City Riot Examination - How and Why, Police car overturned, impact on Minority populations

    Salt Lake City Riot Examination - How and Why, Police car overturned, impact on Minority populations

    The downtown Salt Lake City protesters were peaceful until a mysterious group of four individuals (three of which were white) and likely one leader (holding a megaphone) decided to turn over a police cruiser that was parked on 400 South and 200 east (just North of the library).

    Who were these people? Why was this police cruiser seemingly left directly in the path of the protesters? Why did the officer leave the scene who owned the cruiser? And where were the police when this all happened?

    • 58 min
    COVID-19 Coverage Critique

    COVID-19 Coverage Critique

    I’ve been following the local news on Coronavirus and I just want to point out a couple of stories in our local Salt Lake Tribune, which demonstrate what is clearly lacking in the coverage.

    And no disrespect to those who have died, but I want to know who are these people who are dying?

    Eric Moutsos from the Utah Business Revival is planning to proceed with a concert on Saturday, May 30th, featuring country star Collin Ray at the Studio Ranch Amphitheater near Grantsville.

    • 23 min
    Why Are Beef Prices Skyrocketing? Can Ranchers Survive?

    Why Are Beef Prices Skyrocketing? Can Ranchers Survive?

    In Utah and the west cattle ranching in our rural areas is one of the most defining characteristics of what most would consider our cultural heritage. But today more than ever, rural Utah ranchers and small towns and ranching communities are suffering more than ever.
    Senator Sandall spoke about this on the Utah Stories Show.

    • 24 min
    Local Restaurants Struggle to Reopen Due to Conflicting Federal Benefit Programs

    Local Restaurants Struggle to Reopen Due to Conflicting Federal Benefit Programs

    The paycheck protection program (PPP) is designed to help businesses reopen, but the CARES Act incentives employees to stay home. How one Utah restaurant group is managing the conflict.

    Hoang Nguyen, is the Managing Partner of the Sapa Group. She is now beginning to understand the severity of the problem.

    Nguyen was a guest on the Utah Stories Show podcast, she said, “Many of our employees can earn more by staying home, so they don’t want to come back yet.”

    • 20 min
    Are you ready for inflation?

    Are you ready for inflation?

    What is going to happen to our currency and our retirement accounts and pensions after the government spends $8 trillion to bail out the economy?
    What are the long-term consequences of spending and borrowing so much money in such a short period of time?
    What will happen as the federal government will be required to bail out city and state governments in order for them to remain solvent?

    These are some very important questions that we do not see our local or even national media beginning to tac

    • 17 min
    Substance Abuse Spike And Drug Recovery During COVID-19

    Substance Abuse Spike And Drug Recovery During COVID-19

    Due to Coronavirus, the number of Utahns suffering from alcohol and drug addiction is certainly increasing. Liquor store sales have spiked in Utah. Social isolation, loss of employment, and the inability of residents to pay their bills or buy enough food is certain to not only cause an increase in substance abuse, but also make matters worse for those seeking recovery.

    • 24 min

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