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Voices of Reason

Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are speaking out and speaking up about the issues facing our community. We are engaging in conversations that seek to help us understand our differing views and opinions on complex social justice issues, and what possible common ground might guide us in our search for solutions.
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Aug 6, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are talking to Ken Armstrong, the former NATO commander and U.S. Consul representative now running for President as a Libertarian. He is in Salt Lake City on what he’s calling "The Healing Tour." For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.armstrong2020.com/.

Jul 30, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are talking to Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah and Marina Gomberg, columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune about LGBTQ+ issues.

Jul 23, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee I’m talking to Kim Fischer, public relations manager for Waterford Upstart and Crissy Boss, Waterford Upstart parent. It’s a program that helps kids get ready for kindergarten. [waterfordupstart.org]

Jul 16, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are discussing race — but this time we’re talking to people of Hispanic and Latinx descent about the issues that truly affect them. Joining us are Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz, cohosts of the awarding podcast KSL Cafecito.

Jul 9, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are discussing race — and why it’s so hard to talk about, the Dems debate — winners and losers, was the citizenship question racist, and President Trump’s historic visit to North Korea.

Jun 25, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee discuss community policing with Chris Burbank, Vice President of Center for Policing Equity, Christina Judd, director of communications for Salt Lake City Police Dept. and SLCPD Lt. Scott Mourtgos, a University of Utah PhD candidate whose research focuses on the police-public relationship from the police perspective.

[The Overlooked Perspective of Police Trust in the Public: Measurement and Effects on Police Job Behaviors]

Jun 18, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee discusses spoilers with Richard Greene, a philosophy professor at Weber State University and author of the book, “Spoiler Alert, it’s book about the philosophy of spoilers” and Rachel Robison-Greene, professor of philosophy at Utah State University. Sitting in as cohost is Josh Tilton, producer with KSL Newsradio.com and the handsomest and most talented millennial I know.

Jun 4, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee discusses community policing with former Salt Lake City police chief Chris Burbank — who is currently the vice president for strategic partnerships for the Center for Policing Equity.

May 29, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Joining us are Sara Jones and Shawn Newell who are collaborators in the Inclusion Experience Project — which helps conduct authentic conversations in the workplace.

The Inclusion Experience Project will function as a series of unique and intentionally designed learning Experiences aimed to elevate the consciousness of leaders for the purpose of driving trust, stimulating growth and building a culture of inclusivity in the workplace.

Utah Business and Living Color Utah are pleased to present the first-annual Living Color Gala on August 21, 2019 — a night to honor those who have made it their mission to attract and foster diversity initiatives in the state of Utah.

May 21, 2019

On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss the positive impacts of mentoring for school-age youth. Joining us are Apollo Burgamy, volunteer and alumni coordinator with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah, Big Sister mentor Randi Cleverley and mentee Lilly, a 10-year old forth grader who joined the program a year ago hoping to make a new friend.

May 14, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism with Supervisory Special Agent Karl Schmae who covers national security, specifically our Domestic Terrorism branch.

To report possible terrorism call the FBI Salt Lake Office (801) 579-1400 or submit a tip online: https://www.fbi.gov/tips (tips.fbi.gov)

May 7, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss race and U.S. history with Dale Cressman, associate professor of Communications at Brigham Young University who teaches media history and journalism and is associate director of student learning (includes assessment and diversity), along with special guest Rebecca Cressman, midday host on FM 100 in SLC and former news reporter.

Apr 30, 2019

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk to Fourth District Congressman Ben McAdams, D-UT about his proposed constitutional amendment to force congress to balance the national budget. We also discuss the impact of the nation's growing national debt, increasing deficit spending and the impact all the red-line expenses will have on the U.S. economy today and in the years ahead.

Apr 23, 2019

On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee is joined by KSL Cafecito cohosts Xoel Cardenas and Yvette Cruz to discuss how varying parental dynamics shape individual development within families. Joining the discussion is Paul Schvaneveldt, professor of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University. 

Apr 16, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss the benefits and risks within the vaccination debate with Dr. Donna Milavetz, founder and chief executive officer of OnSite Care Clinics.

Apr 9, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk about President Trumps's threat to close the southern border, how Chicago law enforcement handled the Jussie Smollett case, denying  Chick-fil-A airport contracts and the impact of federal law on legalized marijuana states. 

Apr 2, 2019

On this episode of The Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk about creating a positive and productive environment in the workplace. Joining us is Kevin Rickleffs, senior vice president of talent management for CHG Healthcare and Michelle West, MaShel West, director for physician recruitment. The healthcare recruiting firm has consistently ranked among the Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For." He'll share some of the company's strategies for maintaining morale and productivity in today's competitive workplace environment.

Mar 19, 2019

On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee along with Jason Comstock — cohost of the We Happy Few podcast, which focuses on stories of military veterans, sit down with Maj. Gen. Stacey Hawkins, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base and 2nd Lt. Laketa Fludd, a newly commissioned officer stationed at Hill. We talk to them about their lives in the United States Air Force, including race, leadership and what it means to serve in uniform.

Mar 16, 2019

On this episode of the Loudmouth Project's Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by Deseret News Utah Jazz beat writer Eric Woodyard to discuss sports fan behavior in the wake of the Jazz issuing lifetime bans to two fans for verbal abuse involving NBA All-star Russell Westbrook. They also share their thoughts on separating one's feelings from a famous artist's work even when they have exhibited abhorrent or even criminal behavior. 

Mar 12, 2019

On this episode of the Voices of Reason Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson explore the issue of fake news with Eric Peterson — president of the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and University of Utah Communications Professor Avery Holton.

Mar 1, 2019

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and guest host Tom Luoma sit down with Utah state Sen. Todd Weiler to discuss his recently launched podcast Toddcast Utah, which covers the politics of the state legislature. 

Feb 21, 2019

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee talk to University of Utah Psychology Professor Paul White, PhD. on the use of blackface by white people, can people be redeemed after admitting their sins or should they step aside and should kids be arrested for not saying the pledge of allegiance.

Feb 15, 2019

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee discuss the Utah’s and the nation’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the opioid problem. Joining us is Mikelle Moore, Senior Vice President of Community Health for Intermountain Healthcare.

[For questions regarding the use of prescription meds such as opioids, visit Use Only As Directed website.] 

Feb 7, 2019

On this episode of Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee speak with award-winning filmmaker Jacqueline Olive. Her documentary Always In Season won the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. We discuss the historical impacts of lynching on African Americans throughout the nation's history and how some institutions may still be allowing it to continue even today.

Feb 7, 2019

On the inaugural episode of The LoudMouth Project's WashingTown, freshman Rep. Ben McAdams, D-UT talks about learning the ropes of his new job as congressman from Utah's 4th district. He also talks about balancing his new duties with his home life with his wife Julie and their four children.

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