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The World Around You Episode 19: Utah Intrigue

The World Around You Episode 19: Utah Intrigue

April 28, 2017

Today we cover two very odd behind-the-scenes intrigue. First, the abrupt announcement of Jason Chaffetz that he won't be running for office in 2018. In addition, rumors even suggest he might resign early...

The World Around You Episode 18: PR Blunders

Brennan Theler

April 21, 2017

Today, we talk about the biggest PR blunder of the month. However, this is saying something, given that this month has been full of massive PR blunders! Of course, we're referring to United Airlines and their treatment of Dr. Dao, a customer of theirs. Because of fellow passengers videoing the incident, the incident spread worldwide. How badly did United Airlines screw up? Find out here as we inform you of the facts. Listen...

The World Around You Episode 17: Chaotic World Events

Brennan Theler

April 14, 2017

This week is filled to the brim with serious world news. Syrian chemical weapon incidents invited a US airstrike. This resulted in diplomatic incidents raging in the UN. Then, saber-rattling coming from North Korea complete with incendiary Trump tweets (tm). And finally, horrifying news of Chechnya constructing concentration camps meant for homosexual citizens. This week we don't have much time for tangents or jokes. The...

The World Around You Episode 16: The Internet’s Not-So-Privacy Rules

The World Around You Episode 16: The Internet’s Not-So-Privacy Rules

April 7, 2017

This week, we bring an urgent episode for our listeners. Congress just repealed internet privacy laws; therefore, YOUR personal data is now at risk. We discuss why this happened, then what the consequences...

The World Around You Episode 15: Construction and Policing on Campus

Brennan Theler

March 31, 2017

Today we talk about all the construction on campus and run through each worksite in detail. We also talk about what construction may be coming next, and the state of campus policing and crime. George and Sam also give some recommendations on good places outside campus to go so you don't contribute to the state of campus policing and crime! (By which we mean good offcampus bars.) Listen to it below, or download it here! ...

The World Around You Episode 14: The Great Healthcare Disaster

The World Around You Episode 14: The Great Healthcare Disaster

March 24, 2017

Today we talk about the GOP efforts to repeal (and for some, replace), the ACA. We analyze what pieces of the bill we can extract from legalese. Then, we discuss the impacts the Congressional Budget ...

The World Around You Episode 13: The Trump Administration’s Russian Contacts

The World Around You Episode 13: The Trump Administration’s Russian Contacts

March 17, 2017

Today, we talk about the recently uncovered and deeply disturbing ties of key members of Trump's administration to Russia. These contacts include business and governmental ties, and include possible ...

The World Around You Episode 12: Utah’s State Government

The World Around You Episode 12: Utah’s State Government

March 9, 2017

Today, we talk about some of the issues the Utah legislature and governor's office are tackling this year. The legislative session is wrapping up, so we discuss two in particular: the modifications to ...

The World Around You Episode 11: Threats Close to Home

The World Around You Episode 11: Threats Close to Home

March 3, 2017

Today we talk about news as close to campus as you can get without being on it. There's been a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the SLC community center was no exception. It's h...

The World Around You Episode 10: Going it Solo

The World Around You Episode 10: Going it Solo

February 24, 2017

Today, midterms have taken their toll on the World Around You as badly as anyone else, with Brennan going solo today. We inform you on two dam failures-- the failure of the Twenty Mile Dam in nor...

The World Around You Episode 9: The Syrian Civil War

The World Around You Episode 9: The Syrian Civil War

February 18, 2017

Today we talk about what exactly the Syrian Civil War is, what started it, and who the major players both in and out of the country are. It's a tangled mess, but we do our best to give you an idea of...

The World Around You Interview: Representative Chavez-Houck

The World Around You Interview: Representative Chavez-Houck

January 31, 2017

Today we've got a special extra episode and our first interview! The World Around You sat down with Representative Chavez-Houck, representing the University of Utah Fort Douglas area. We chatted about...

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