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.
Are politics the symptom or the cure for what ails us?   (38:56) February 26, 2021
This week, Boyd Matheson, Deseret News Opinion Editor and host of Inside Sources on KSL NewsRadio joins Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee to talk about the current state of political discourse in your neighborhood and across the nation.
Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace with Sui Lang L. Panoke   (40:01) February 19, 2021
This week, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by Sui Lang L. Panoke, Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Utah-based Zions Bank to discuss creating diverse, welcoming spaces on the job.
Latino or Latinx with Kim Bojorquez   (39:28) February 06, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, we’re joined by Kim Bojorquez, Latino communities reporter for the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Bureau and journalist for Report for America — talking about about the use of certain language in describing people of Hispanic heritage.  
Entering a new POTUS era with Amy and Jasen   (36:43) January 23, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen discuss the beginning of a new presidential era and what to expect in the coming weeks and months from the freshly minted Joe Biden presidency.
How to get business back onboard with diversity and inclusion now that protests are over with Neelam Chand   (39:26) January 14, 2021
Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by Neelam Chand, founder and CEO of Shift SLC — a diversity and inclusion consulting firm — to discuss the loss of momentum following the protests this summer to raise awareness about diversity and inclusion in the business world.
A historic moment of political turmoil in the U.S. with Jim Curry   (39:01) January 07, 2021
Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by University of Utah political science professor James Curry to discuss the historic storming of the U.S. Capitol and chaos in the final days of the Trump presidency. 
VOR – When Your Heart Attacks Final   (39:22) January 04, 2021
Hello 2021, and good riddance 2020   (39:42) January 01, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy. Donaldson are joined by Loudmouth partner Jason Comstock to discuss what to look for in the New Year and what we won’t miss about the year that was 2020.
Talking COVID-19 with Dr. Angela Dunn   (35:17) December 19, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, We’re joined by Dr. Angela Dunn, Utah state epidemiologist — who’s job is to study and investigate patterns and causes of infectious diseases for the good of public health.
The looming housing affordability crisis w/ Tara Rollins   (38:13) December 12, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by Tara Rollins, executive director of the Utah Housing Coalition, who advocates for increased access to decent affordable housing.
Being thankful in 2020 and what Joe Biden should prioritize in 2021   (37:33) December 03, 2020
Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by colleague Jason Comstock, host of We Happy Few — a podcast about military veterans — to talk about what they’re thankful for this year and what President-elect Joe Biden should put on his priority list when he takes office in January. 
Recapping Election Day 2020 with Ann Dent and Jim Curry   (36:29) November 13, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by political consultant Ann Dent and Jim Curry, political science professor at the University of Utah to discuss the results of Election Day 2020.
COVID hits home in US politics   (37:16) October 02, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. Amy and Jasen are joined by friend of the show and political consultant Ann Dent to talk about the impact of the president and first lady testing positive for COVID-19, the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court and whether character still […]
Criminal justice and replacing RBG in the Supreme Court   (40:45) September 25, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re joined by Edward K. Brass, SLC Defense attorney to discuss criminal justice as it relates to officer involved shootings/violence against people with mental health issues and people of color. We also speak with Juliet Carlisle, associate professor of political science at the University of […]
Talking politics, police brutality and white supremacy with Ann Dent   (41:19) September 04, 2020
Ann Dent, political consultant and HomeSafe Coordinator for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition joins Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee on this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason. We discuss presidential politics, Jasen rants about police brutality and we chime in on white supremacy infiltrating the ranks of law enforcement nationwide.
A candidate conversation with UT GOP gubernatorial nominee Spencer Cox   (37:11) August 22, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re joined by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who is now running as the Republican candidate for Utah governor.
A candidate conversation with Utah gubernatorial hopeful Chris Peterson   (42:21) August 16, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, we’re having a candidate conversation with Chris Peterson, a University of Utah law professor and democratic candidate for Utah governor.
Talking current events with fellow journalist Brittany Johnson   (46:43) August 07, 2020
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason we’re joined by Brittany Johnson, news anchor and reporter with ABC 4 News in Salt Lake City to talk about back to school in the era of COVID-19, the power of protest erupting in surburbia, a major change at one of Utah’s largest news organizations […]
AOC and the battle versus sexism in American politics   (40:29) July 31, 2020
Utah Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake joins Amy Donaldson and guest cohost Ann Dent, political consultant and HomeSafe Coordinator for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition to discuss the recent controversy involving U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Florida and the ongoing fight against misogyny in national politics.
BYU educator Anthony Bates talks about race and U.S. civil rights history   (40:46) July 25, 2020
Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by Anthony Bates, the director of the Student Connection and Leadership Center at Brigham Young University and creator of the BYU Family Home and Social Sciences Civil Rights Seminar which explores America’s history regarding race and civil rights of people of color.