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.
How laughter fills the soul with comedian with Arvin Mitchell   (44:00) April 23, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen are joined by comedian Arvin Mitchell to discuss how making people laugh has helped him find meaning in life.
The Second Amendment with Attorney and author Mitch Vilos   (42:45) April 09, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen are joined by author and attorney Mitch Vilos to discuss Second Amendment issues, including legislation proposed by the Joseph Biden administration in the wake of a spate of deadly shootings across the country.
How to manage a COVID pet adoption   (40:14) April 01, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Amy and Jasen discuss the best way to handle adopting a new pet during a pandemic with Jackie Hansen, owner of Central Park Pet Retreat in Salt Lake City and Ashley & Ryan Wolf-Heidt, founder of Bark & Biscuit — a dog training business also in […]
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox talks about his first days on the job in the era of COVID-19   (40:57) March 25, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox joins Amy and Jasen to talk about a variety of topics he’s been tackling since taking over as the state’s top elected public servant, including the success of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Catching up with Ben McAdams   (37:24) March 18, 2021
On this episode of the Loudmouth Project’s Voices of Reason, Jasen Lee and Amy Donaldson are joined by Ben McAdams, former Congressman and founder of the Common Ground Institute, an organization focused on promoting building consensus on important public policy issues. He now work with the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s Eccles […]
Stimulus, privilege and reparations with Dr. Paul White, PhD   (36:58) March 13, 2021
On this episode, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by Dr. Paul White, professor of social psychology at the University of Utah. They discuss the potential impact of the recently passed federal stimulus package, how privilege affects public perception of the package and the case for reparations to African Americans.
Utahn Danielle Rowe talk about growing up Black in an otherwise White environment   (40:24) March 06, 2021
This episode, Amy Donaldson and Jasen Lee are joined by freelance photographer and storyteller Danielle Rowe, whose passion is to detail the stories of individuals and their life experiences. She recently embarked on a new project called “Black Utah” that profiles African Americans who have lived in the Beehive State for 15-20 years or more […]
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 […]