Monthly Archives: February 2020

PODCAST: Take 2 – Abortion bill, coronavirus, Super Tuesday & Olympia Hills

Take 2 with Anchor Heidi Hatch featured guests, Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Utah State Auditor John Dougall.

The main topic of discussion in the podcast is the proposed bills in the 63rd general session of the Utah State Legislature, including House Bill 34 – Abortion Revisions – heard before a packed house. The Senate panel approved elective abortion ban in a party-line vote.

Sen. Dan McCay’s bill that would prevent abortions in Utah if Roe v. Wade is ever repealed was up in committee Thursday. It was a full house!

McCay said he understands the feeling and sentiment around a women’s right to choose but a baby’s ability to choose is robbed through abortion. He was quoted as saying:

That baby deserves a choice for life as we all do,” he said. “If a woman wanted to still receive an abortion she could go to another state and still receive what she wanted. The agency of one is robbed from the agency of another.

Meanwhile, Lehi votes to be an abortion-free city – a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Additional topics discussed include:

  • Utah Bigamy Law change: Unanimous in the Senate. And the polygamy decriminalization bill just passed the House with only three no votes. Libertas Institute Founder Conner Boyack said about the legislation, “Several years of work and here we are. It’s a great day.” Is it?
  • Daylight Saving Bill heads to the Governors Desk: It still needs an act of congress and a few neighboring states to join the effort.
  • Good News: Rep. Steve Eliason wore his dinosaur tie for the passage of the “Utahraptor State Park” bill on Thursday.
  • Coronavirus: State health department conducts a press conference briefing. Should we all build bunkers or just wash our hands?
  • Olympia Hills passes first vote 6-3: Is this responsible growth?
  • Super Tuesday just days away: Super Tuesday is the closest thing we have to a National Primary. Salt Lake County voter turnout was 29% one week out from the election with 95,811 ballots returned out of 331,170 mailed out. In-person early voting has been 679 people. There are 3,979 delegates total, 1,357 up for grabs on Tuesday. Who will be left standing? Did you watch the last debate? South Carolina Bernie Sanders makes stop in Utah on Eve of Super Tuesday.

The Weekly Huddle, Talkin’ Jazz Podcast: David Locke on solving the Jazz skid

The radio voice of the Utah Jazz, David Locke, joins Dave Fox for the latest edition of the Weekly Huddle, Talkin’ Jazz podcast.

While the Jazz have lost three straight games, there are a number of positives to see too. Locke has some theories and more importantly, number, on how opponents are trying to force Rudy Gobert out of his domain in the post.

Off the court the the Jazz are doing good! We join players as they visit kids at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Check out the latest edition of the Weekly Huddle, Talkin’ Jazz podcast with David Locke and Dave Fox.

Take 2 celebrates 50th episode talking about repeal of Prop 4, campaigns & more

Take 2 celebrates its 50th episode with Anchor Heidi Hatch with guests and Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Utah State Auditor John Dougall.

The milestone was marked with a discussion about the Democratic presidential campaigns in Utah with Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg.

The discussion continued on the following topics:

  • Bloomberg self-funding: Is he buying votes or avoiding the pitfalls of taking cash from big banks, big pharma, etc.?
  • Moderates go after Cox: “You’re the guy I would always point to and say ‘if the GOP can produce people like Cox, there might be hope for the party after all.’ It’s been disappointing seeing tweets like this.” Cox responds: “I’m mostly disappointed people have lost their sense of humor. And yes, I made jokes like this during the GOP debates 4 years ago and no one seemed to mind.”
    • Aimee Winder Newton stops signature-gathering effort to focus on the Republican convention.
    • Legislature: Repeal of Prop 4.
    • Safe Haven expansion bill passes committee: The bill allows new moms to hand over their babies up to 30 days after birth. The current law is they have up to 72 hours.
    • Porn Bill: The Utah House of Representatives voted 60-12 to pass House Bill 243, which would allow publishers to be sued for up to $2,500 for each violation of not posting a warning label. ACLU has concerns.
    • Legislative leaders release citation thanking Trump.
    • Salt Lake City teachers will stage a walkout to demand more education funding on Feb 28th.
    • EMS shortage in rural Utah.

Take 2 – Women’s suffrage, equality, polygamy, governor’s race and more

Take 2 is hosted this week by Anchor Heidi Hatch with guests and Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Utah State Auditor John Dougall.

The special Valentine’s Day episode began with a discussion about the 150th anniversary of Utah granting women the right to vote.

A Utah woman cast the first ballot under a women’s suffrage law days after the 1870 measure passed. The trio went on to talk about the following topics among others:

Keeping your child healthy at daycare

Sooner or later your baby or child will be exposed to germs and may end up getting sick. If your baby goes to daycare or to other places they may interact with many children such as a church nursery, play group or public play areas, they may get sick at a younger age, but that does help them build immunity. Some children may not be exposed to a lot of germs until they start attending pre-school or school. Either way, your child will eventually be exposed to some common illnesses.

Jade Elliott sat down with  Dr. Shellie Ring, a pediatrician with Intermountain Healthcare to talk about common contagious illnesses your baby might be exposed to at daycare or other public settings.

Some of the most contagious diseases among babies and young children:


Respiratory syncytial virus. Common contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract among children under age two. Symptoms are similar to a cold, but if it progresses it can affect breathing and become serious.

Pink Eye

The official name for pink eye is conjunctivitis which is when the membrane that lines your eyelid becomes inflamed. Symptoms in the eye are redness, itchiness, grittiness, discharge that forms a crust during the night and make it difficult for your baby to open their eye in the morning.

Stomach viruses and diarrhea

Viral gastroenteritis is very common and very contagious. Your baby can get it from sharing a cup or utensils with someone who has the virus or coming into contact with infected fecal matter, and then put their hand in their mouth, which can happen a lot in daycare settings.

Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain, chills, achiness. It’s important to keep them home from daycare if they have these symptoms.

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

Symptoms include fever, sore throat, runny nose, and then a blister-like rash on the hands, feet or in the mouth. Children are contagious during the first week and remain contagious until the rash has disappeared.

How to help prevent your child from getting sick

The younger your baby is the more you’ll want to avoid public areas during cold and flu season and avoid being around people that are sick.

Importance of proper hand washing and using sanitizer for young children and caregivers before eating and after diaper changing, using the bathroom, touching pets, being in public spaces or if anyone has symptoms.

Changing tables and potty chairs, should be sanitized after each use at daycare. Toys and other items frequently touched like bathroom fixtures, drinking fountains, doorknobs or handles should be sanitized daily.

Click here for more information about viruses and where in Utah they are active.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Talkin Jazz Podcast: Bench work and more

Jazz reporter Kristen Kenney joins Dave Fox on the latest edition of the Talkin’ Jazz podcast. Among KK’s topics? What Bogdanovic told her about his amazing three point game winner at Houston, that may surprise you; How quickly Jordan Clarkson has fit in to the Jazz team, and how he’s showing it more and more on and off the court.

Plus, how the Jazz bench stepping up bigger than ever. Kristen also tells us what Jazz Coaches saw in Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell when they were rookies, that told them they would be All-Stars sooner than later.

Check out Talkin Jazz podcast here with Dave and Kristen:

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Take 2: Impeachment vote, bill to recall Romney and more

 Take 2 is hosted this week by Anchor Jim Spiewak with guests and Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and Utah State Auditor John Dougall.

The topics discussed in Utah’s political world include the impeachment vote where Sen. Mitt Romney broke from his party and issued a guilty vote of Article I of the charge against President Donald Trump for abuse of power. Many say his cote will hurt his re-election chances. Will it? Will Romney even run again or will he use his 6 years to keep voting his conscience?

Additional topics discussed include:

  • ROMNEY’S GUEST: Any insight as to Romney’s plus one pick being Gov. Gary Herbert at the State of the Union (SOTU) address?
  • THOUGHTS ON POTUS REMARKS: Hit or Miss? Trump delivers the SOTU as impeachment vote looms, Clinton had to do the same. Trump refused to shake Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s hand, then she ripped up the President’s speech. Are there any adults in D.C.?
  • LEGISLATURE HAS A BILL TO RECALL ROMNEY: It was filed before the vote. Why spend time on an issue the state has no control over?
  • MOM’S IN FAVOR OF RED FLAG LAWS: Does this legislation have a chance? Poll shows overwhelming 90% support for preventing gun sales to those individuals mental health providers notify police are dangerous.
  • UTAH BILL REQUIRES WARNING LABEL FOR PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL:  Rep. Brady Brammer, R-Highland, introduced a bill that would require pornography distributed in Utah to include a label warning about the harm porn consumption can have on minors. Those who don’t comply could be fined $2,500 per violation.

Dads and alcohol

It’s not something that is often talked about, but alcohol use can impact dads and dads-to-be.

Jade Elliot sat down with Marcela Smid, MD, maternal-fetal medicine, University of Utah Health, on this episode of the Baby Your Baby Podcast to discuss the negative effects of heavy alcohol use in dads.

For healthy men under the age of 65: more than 4 drinks per day or more than 14 drinks per week may indicate risky drinking.

Alcohol and other drug use has a familial component, and 40-60% of alcohol use disorder are attributed to genetic/familial components.

Alcohol use among fathers-to-be may decrease fertility among couples with infertility. Among couples experiencing fertility issues, alcohol use may decrease sperm count and motility.

Heavy alcohol use is associated with decreased paternal attachment to infants and increased maternal depressions.

Any substance use disorders increases the risk of substance use disorder in children.

For more information on infertility, click here or listen to our Baby Your Baby podcast on the topic.

Click here to listen to the Baby Your Baby Podcast on alcohol use before and during pregnancy.

For information on mental health and substance use disorder treatment services, click here.

The Baby Your Baby program provides many resources for all pregnant women and new moms in Utah. There is also expert advice from the Utah Department of Health and Intermountain Healthcare that air each week on KUTV 2News.

Talkin Jazz Podcast: Locked on point

The latest edition of the Talkin Jazz Podcast is now on line. The Radio voice of the Utah Jazz, David Locke joined Dave Fox to dig deep into what the Jazz are doing well and where they need work. Locke explains how the jazz are way ahead of the other NBA teams that may be trading before the deadline, how the team has embraced a culture of developing All-Stars, this year in recent years as well. Locke also digs into the offensive numbers that are leading the league including one statistic that is quite difficult to maintain! Plus the Jazz continue a tough stretch of the schedule, Locke explains why the next time around (as in the next week) could easily be a much different result.

Check out David Locke with Dave Fox in this weeks edition of the Talkin Jazz Podcast!

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Take 2 – Tax reform, new abortion bill, gun storage & recalling US Senators

Take 2 welcomes Sen. Dan McCay (R – District 11) and Maura Carabello, of The Exoro Group, and host 2News Heidi Hatch.


TAX REFORM REPEALED: Meanwhile, there have been 139,793 verified signatures as of Thursday morning.

“We applaud those who have engaged in the civic process and made their voices heard. We are not foes on a political battlefield, we are all Utahns committed to getting our tax policy right. That work is just beginning,” Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Senate President Stuart Adams, and House Speaker Brad Wilson

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Budget, tax reform 2.0, does this hurt Herbert’s legacy?

ABORTION:  Sen. Dan McCay files the first bill to make headlines: A new measure to ban most abortions in Utah. McCay is also making waves on Twitter: Lt Gov Spencer Cox, Todd Weiler, and others hate his judicial bill.

RECALL OF UNITED STATES SENATOR BILL: Rep. Tim Quinn (R – District 54) introduced a bill to make it possible to recall a U.S. senator, but the Constitution may stand in his way. 

GUN STORAGE BILL: The same day a 3 year and 9-year-old find loaded guns and accidentally shoot themselves, Elizabeth Weight files a bill that would give prosecutors the option to charge people with a misdemeanor for unsafe storage resulting in injury or death.